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Grammatical CSS Lists

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The Situation You have a list of items that you need to render with comma separation, and an “and” at the end. For example: Cookies, rice, and farts. The Problem This display is traditionally done in business logic, creating more complexity than this simple output warrants. The Solution We can use pure CSS, using well supported pseudo-classes and pseudo-content. Behold! HTML <ul class="list"> <li class="item">Cookies</li> <li class="item">rice</li> <li class="item">farts</li> </ul> CSS /* Boilerplate to inline the list.
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bronzehedwick
174 days ago
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A little write up I did for simplifying a task usually done in business logic.
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Who Could Have Guessed Saturday Night Live Would Play a Leading Role in Resisting Trump?

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Donald Trump reacts to Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of Sean Spicer in the most Trump way possible.

More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him. And the unflattering send-up by a female comedian was not considered helpful for Spicer’s longevity in the grueling, high-profile job, where he has struggled to strike the right balance between representing an administration that considers the media the “opposition party,” and developing a functional relationship with the press.

“Trump doesn’t like his people to look weak,” added a top Trump donor.

Trump’s uncharacteristic Twitter silence over the weekend about the “Saturday Night Live” sketch was seen internally as a sign of how uncomfortable it made the White House feel. Sources said the caricature of Spicer by McCarthy struck a nerve and was upsetting to the press secretary and to his allies, who immediately saw how damaging it could be in Trumpworld.

Since SNL has so much power, how about portraying Bannon as a puppetmaster controlling everything Trump says. Or portray Trump as a dog who Bannon pets on the head when he says something properly racist. Even better, Trump can be played by a woman, evidently the most outrageous insult ever imagined.

4 years of this. 4 years.

….Now this is a good idea.

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bronzehedwick
252 days ago
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Yes to all of this!
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wreichard
252 days ago
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Yep. Bring on Rosie.
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glenn
252 days ago
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He's a big boy, he can handle it
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gangsterofboats
252 days ago
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Everyone?

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bronzehedwick
305 days ago
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Ahahaha
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mooglemoogle
305 days ago
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How to block your lawn:
https://www.unitedrentals.com/en/equipment/earthmoving-equipment/backhoes
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305 days ago
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Class and Media

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Hovertext:
Before you write me an email asking 'what about the middle class,' please understand that I want this comic to still be relevant in 50 years.

New comic!
Today's News:
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bronzehedwick
320 days ago
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Daaaamn it hurts when he's right.
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Courtney
316 days ago
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The most accurate diagram about class I have seen in recent memory
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codesujal
316 days ago
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Read the alt text...
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norb
320 days ago
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The alt text is SAVAGE
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CarlEdman
319 days ago
Not so savage when you look at the actual numbers and realize that the reason the "middle class is disappearing" is not wide-spread pauperisation, but a larger and larger fraction of the population has become "rich."
chaosdiscord
318 days ago
There is nothing quite so American as seeing at 4% more of the poulation in the lowest income bracket than in 1971, but pretending it's okay because 7% more of the population moved up to upper-middle or upper income brackets. Meanwhile, the alt text remains savage. http://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/the-incredible-shrinking-middle-class/

The Right Way to Oppose Trump

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Luigi Zingales, writing for the NYT:

Mr. Berlusconi was able to govern Italy for as long as he did mostly thanks to the incompetence of his opposition. It was so rabidly obsessed with his personality that any substantive political debate disappeared; it focused only on personal attacks, the effect of which was to increase Mr. Berlusconi’s popularity. His secret was an ability to set off a Pavlovian reaction among his leftist opponents, which engendered instantaneous sympathy in most moderate voters. Mr. Trump is no different.

Perfectly applies this very morning. Twitter is full of people talking about Mike Pence getting booed by the audience at Hamilton last night. Now Trump himself is tweeting about it, focusing news media on the incident. Booing is not meaningful opposition. But it has served to distract from a legitimate scandal: Trump settling a fraud lawsuit for $25 million yesterday. The smart opposition is focused on that today.

And the real news — what is happening this week that will have serious repercussions — is that the Trump administration is being filled with cronies, fools, and white nationalist bigots. Trump just nominated an avowed racist to head the Department of Justice and we’re talking about Mike Pence getting booed at a play? If you’re truly opposed to Trump, get serious and stay focused.

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bronzehedwick
332 days ago
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We have to be conscious about where we put focus. The media - and everyone - only has so much attention. Point opposition at the incidents that matter most.
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acdha
332 days ago
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I think that's exactly the strategy, and it's working: right now the NYT and WaPo bumped all of the Trump University coverage of the homepage in favor of the Hamilton story.
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jhamill
332 days ago
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Time to get serious and stay focused.
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wreichard
332 days ago
On the one hand, yes. On the other hand, Mike Conversion Therapy Pence showing up at Hamilton and then getting the president to make vague threats when they called him on it is, in my opinion, also serious.
wreichard
332 days ago
And honestly, I believe that's part of the Trump/Bannon strategy: to create so many fires that people begin to climb over each other to get away.
wmorrell
332 days ago
I suppose dumping a tanker of oil into the "swamp", then lighting a match is one way to "drain" it.
jhamill
330 days ago
@wreichard that does sound like what the Trump transition team is doing, distraction at it's finest.

An OS 9 odyssey: Why these Mac users won’t abandon 16-year-old software

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Enlarge / Andrew Cunningham isn't the only one who's been dabbling in OS 9 within the last five years. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Back when Ars Senior Products Editor Andrew Cunningham was forced to work in Mac OS 9 by his colleagues in September 2014, he quickly hit a productivity wall. He couldn't log in to his Ars e-mail or do much of anything online, which meant—as someone who writes about new technology for an online-only publication—he couldn't do his work. All Cunningham could do was play old games and marvel at the difference 15 years makes in operating system design.

But as hard as it may be to believe on the eve of yet another OS X macOS update, there are some who still use Apple's long-abandoned system. OS 9 diehards may hold on due to one important task they just can't replicate on a newer computer, or perhaps they simply prefer it as a daily driver. It only takes a quick trip to the world of subreddits and Facebook groups to verify these users exist.

Certain that they can't all be maniacs, I went searching for these people. I trawled forums and asked around, and I even spent more time with my own classic Macs. And to my surprise, I found that most of the people who cling staunchly to Mac OS 9 (or earlier) as a key component of their daily—or at least regular—workflow actually have good reason for doing so.

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wreichard
401 days ago
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People make me happy.

Also, I can remember when 9 was a huge step up. Yikes.
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zippy72
401 days ago
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I now kinda want to find an emulator and play with OS 9. (Well, it's either that or wait for a G4 notebook to appear in the local Cash Converters...)
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bronzehedwick
401 days ago
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I never owned an OS 9 machine, but I still think this is really cool.
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gradualepiphany
400 days ago
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God I hated this OS SO much. First I had to work on a non linear video editing setup running OS8.(5 I think?) and THE OPERATING SYSTEM HAD A MEMORY LEAK. Then I worked doing graphic design at an ad agency the next summer and had to use OS9... Absolute garbage. I have never hated anything as passionately as I hated Apple's twee, precious, insanely underpowered crashhappy crapbuckets. Irix was so much better it hurt.
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