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Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Post by Highway » 07 May 2018, 11:50

Warren wrote:
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Highway wrote:
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As we were discussing the height limits in DC the other day, there's an article today on CityLab defending the height limit as a driver of creativity in design.
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Post by Warren » 07 May 2018, 12:34

Yeah I don't know. I'm very The Fountainhead in my architectural views in that I'm a firm believer that form should follow function. A height limit might drive creative style, but that doesn't mean the city wouldn't be better off with bigger, less creative buildings.
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Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Post by Painboy » 07 May 2018, 12:58

Highway wrote:
07 May 2018, 11:35
As we were discussing the height limits in DC the other day, there's an article today on CityLab defending the height limit as a driver of creativity in design.
Arguments like that always bring to mind villain speeches when they tell the hero that whatever horrible thing the villain did to them the result made them a better person. So the hero should actually be thankful for the villain's actions.

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Post by Eric the .5b » 07 May 2018, 15:45

Eh, constraints inspiring creativity are a real thing. See every formal poetic form.

It's just not a good excuse for a law or regulation.
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Post by Aresen » 07 May 2018, 15:53

Painboy wrote:
07 May 2018, 12:58
Highway wrote:
07 May 2018, 11:35
As we were discussing the height limits in DC the other day, there's an article today on CityLab defending the height limit as a driver of creativity in design.
Arguments like that always bring to mind villain speeches when they tell the hero that whatever horrible thing the villain did to them the result made them a better person. So the hero should actually be thankful for the villain's actions.

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Post by JD » 15 May 2018, 12:26

SCIENCE HAS CONCLUSIVELY PROVEN THAT TWO SPACES AFTER A PERIOD ARE SUPERIOR TO ONE. The wretched one-spacers will be ground into the dust and the two-spacers shall inherit the earth as God himself intended!
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Post by Mo » 15 May 2018, 12:38

Only for douchebags that use monospaced fonts in 2018.
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Post by JD » 15 May 2018, 13:06

Keep telling yourself that as SCIENCE proves you wrong.
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Post by lunchstealer » 15 May 2018, 13:33

I have reached the conclusion that the space wars are the equivalent of the toilet paper wars. To have an opinion beyond, "in certain circumstances, I prefer [n spaces or x toilet roll orientation] but humans have opposable thumbs and can overcome this difficulty,' is to demonstrate one's degeneracy and prove Devo right.
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Post by JD » 15 May 2018, 13:36

lunchstealer wrote:
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...and prove Devo right.
What, about having a gut feeling?
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Post by Aresen » 15 May 2018, 13:47

I was taught the two space rule and prefer it.

Whatever.
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Post by lunchstealer » 15 May 2018, 14:29

JD wrote:
15 May 2018, 13:36
lunchstealer wrote:
15 May 2018, 13:33
...and prove Devo right.
What, about having a gut feeling?
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 15 May 2018, 14:56

JD wrote:
15 May 2018, 12:26
SCIENCE HAS CONCLUSIVELY PROVEN THAT TWO SPACES AFTER A PERIOD ARE SUPERIOR TO ONE. The wretched one-spacers will be ground into the dust and the two-spacers shall inherit the earth as God himself intended!
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Post by Jadagul » 15 May 2018, 18:07

lunchstealer wrote:
15 May 2018, 13:33
I have reached the conclusion that the space wars are the equivalent of the toilet paper wars. To have an opinion beyond, "in certain circumstances, I prefer [n spaces or x toilet roll orientation] but humans have opposable thumbs and can overcome this difficulty,' is to demonstrate one's degeneracy and prove Devo right.
The actual answer is that WYSIWYG word processing is terrible.

I type two spaces after a period, to signal that I'm ending a sentence. Then my document compiler takes that information into account when it decides the correct amount of spacing to put there.

Hell, that's happening right now. There were five spaces before this sentence. But you can't see them, because HTML is not WYSIWYG and render spaces intelligently.

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Post by Painboy » 16 May 2018, 11:28

I can honestly say I was completely unaware there were different opinions on how many spaces after a period.

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Post by JasonL » 16 May 2018, 11:51

Painboy wrote:I can honestly say I was completely unaware there were different opinions on how many spaces after a period.
Oh man it’s like rule 34 but with arguments.

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Post by lunchstealer » 16 May 2018, 12:12

In the beginning was the Word. Then came the fucking word processor.
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Post by Jadagul » 16 May 2018, 15:22

lunchstealer wrote:
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In the beginning was the Word. Then came the fucking word processor.
In the beginning was the command line.

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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 16 May 2018, 15:27

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Post by lunchstealer » 16 May 2018, 16:33

Jadagul wrote:
16 May 2018, 15:22
lunchstealer wrote:
16 May 2018, 12:12
In the beginning was the Word. Then came the fucking word processor.
In the beginning was the command line.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 16 May 2018, 18:44

lunchstealer wrote:
16 May 2018, 12:12
In the beginning was the Word. Then came the fucking word processor.
Hey, I'll cheerfully take a thought processor.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 16 May 2018, 18:46

Jadagul wrote:
15 May 2018, 18:07
The actual answer is that WYSIWYG word processing is terrible.

I type two spaces after a period, to signal that I'm ending a sentence. Then my document compiler takes that information into account when it decides the correct amount of spacing to put there.

Hell, that's happening right now. There were five spaces before this sentence. But you can't see them, because HTML is not WYSIWYG and render spaces intelligently.
This is the correct answer. I'm not kerning or handling the line-endings for the text in these sentences, either!

I write technical documents in org-mode. If someone wants MS Word, I export to it and tidy it up. (In my experience, a PDF goes over just fine, though. 99% of a time someone sends an Excel or MS Word file, it's better as a PDF anyway...) But then, I've never actually had anyone in an academic or professional context actually complain about two spaces after a sentence, even when they could see it. It's always been randos on the internet who cared.
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Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Post by lunchstealer » 16 May 2018, 19:19

Eric the .5b wrote:
16 May 2018, 18:46
Jadagul wrote:
15 May 2018, 18:07
The actual answer is that WYSIWYG word processing is terrible.

I type two spaces after a period, to signal that I'm ending a sentence. Then my document compiler takes that information into account when it decides the correct amount of spacing to put there.

Hell, that's happening right now. There were five spaces before this sentence. But you can't see them, because HTML is not WYSIWYG and render spaces intelligently.
This is the correct answer. I'm not kerning or handling the line-endings for the text in these sentences, either!

I write technical documents in org-mode. If someone wants MS Word, I export to it and tidy it up. (In my experience, a PDF goes over just fine, though. 99% of a time someone sends an Excel or MS Word file, it's better as a PDF anyway...) But then, I've never actually had anyone in an academic or professional context actually complain about two spaces after a sentence, even when they could see it. It's always been randos on the internet who cared.
I'm surprised that I didn't get that kind of bullshit from the graduate dean, who rejected my thesis because I used Times New Roman instead of Courier. But it's possible I just had guessed right about which was the correct number of spaces in her crazed style manual.
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Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Post by Aresen » 16 May 2018, 20:16

lunchstealer wrote:
16 May 2018, 19:19
I'm surprised that I didn't get that kind of bullshit from the graduate dean, who rejected my thesis because I used Times New Roman instead of Courier.
WTF?

I hope you resubmitted in Viking Gothic.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 17 May 2018, 07:35

So the two spaces after a period has reached open war? I think the world is running out of things to argue about these days. What is this timeline we inhabit?
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