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Jul
17
answered Why isn't programming mobile apps more similar to programming desktop applications?
Jul
16
comment An Introductory Tutorial for Neural Net Backpropagation with Simplified Math
well - the α is just a label - it's the greek letter alpha - and its only use here is to indicate the output neuron - as for the δ - this is the greek letter delta, and it's used in maths to indicate a change in value - so, δα is the error in neuron α
Jul
16
answered An Introductory Tutorial for Neural Net Backpropagation with Simplified Math
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May
23
comment How to illustrate the difference between forward and backward compatibility
The TV example is not a good analogy - black and white TVs are not forwards compatible - the colour transmission signal is backwards compatible.
May
6
asked How bad is it that my index.php in a Zend Framework MVC application mixes definitions and side effects?
Apr
21
comment Do legal names matter with source code licensing in the USA?
you probably need to ask a lawyer - but copyright is copyright - you'd still have copyright on your work under and alias, but you would have a harder time enforcing it without disclosing you true identity.
Apr
16
comment Why do many exception messages not contain useful details?
@MasonWheeler - not all computer users are computer owners - company machines used by one or more employees, for example.
Apr
2
answered Is there a common reason a more technical/traditional web developer should use a CMS for his/her own purposes?
Apr
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comment Is there a common reason a more technical/traditional web developer should use a CMS for his/her own purposes?
wait - you were trying to code PHP for a WP plugin through the CMS? there are better ways to do that
Mar
31
comment Why are people making tables with divs?
how does this go anywhere close to answering the question?
Mar
31
comment Why are people making tables with divs?
and if you look at the other two answers here, you will see that neither say simply "because it's the rule" - they both lay out very clear justifications for the rule and use cases
Mar
31
comment Why are people making tables with divs?
wrt to the last paragraph - you have read the HTML5 specification for those elements, haven't you? w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/semantics.html#the-p-element w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/semantics.html#the-ul-element w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/semantics.html#the-ol-element - particularly, if order does matter, then use the ol element (since this is the structural part) - you can still present it as a bullet list using CSS
Mar
31
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Mar
30
comment Why are people making tables with divs?
well, no, it isn't tabular data. you are presenting it in a grid that resembles a table. Tabular data is statistics and comparative information - think like a spreadsheet. Would you say that thumbnail view in Windows file explorer is tabular data? And, is this always going to be presented like a table? What if you want a different view style in 6 or 12 months? Why put in restrictions that have long-term effects for the sake of being obstinate in the face of widely accepted practice?
Mar
30
comment Why are people making tables with divs?
Those "abstract semantics" are exactly what helps search engines, screen readers, and even graphical browsers...
Mar
30
comment Why are people making tables with divs?
Have updated my answer
Mar
30
revised Why are people making tables with divs?
Why divs and not tables