Civilities with GLAAD’s Tiq Milan: “What pronoun to use for a transgender person?”
He responded to an overflowing mailbox, with questions about what pronoun ... MORE, it reflects poorly on all of us. This cover wasn’t a ground breaking move for LGBT… it was a giant step backwards.” TM: Transgender people aren’t a fringe group. We ...
Correct grammar? Both the Nazis and the anarchists have it wrong
The grammars that humans have built, collectively and largely unconsciously, give us back our models of stasis and flux, of what we can and can’t quantify, of causation or its absence, of time and uncertainty and much much more. Grammar is not only about ...
Java PrimerCoding Standards in Java: Do We Need Them?Six common Java pitfalls and how to prevent them
Braces are the curly scoping marks that give the compiler (and people) some very necessary information about ... as displayed below: case 1: a = 10; break; Without these break; statements, the code will fall right through the case statements.
The throwaway line in Aliens that spawned decades of confusion
20th Century Fox Of course, we in the audience know what’s waiting down on the planet below—the movie is called Aliens ... Hudson wants to know right away if the mission is going be a "stand up fight" or a "bug hunt," implying he’s done both before ...
New gifts from the Spirit
“We need Sophia’s compassionate presence and her ability to help us ... more than that. Wheatley said: “It’s knowing, as my friend’s daughter who plays rugby says, ‘When you’re moving a ball down the field, you can’t see the people right ...