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Google Brings SVG Support To IE

Ythan Re:Incompatibility Problems (233 comments)

Youtube doesn't support dial-up either, that doesn't mean you shouldn't.

There are plenty of free libraries you can use to retain IE6 compatibility with your website. Yes it's quirky and a pain in the ass but if you can't offer at least basic functionality for IE6 users then you're doing something wrong. The anti-IE6 movement just means that there are a lot of developers out there who are too lazy or inexperienced to deal with an older browser. They should take more pride in their work IMHO.

about 5 years ago
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Favorite text editor?

Ythan Re:IDM UltraEdit (1131 comments)

There's a setting for that. :) Advanced | Configuration | Application Layout | Miscellaneous | Allow multiple instances.

more than 5 years ago
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Favorite text editor?

Ythan Re:IDM UltraEdit (1131 comments)

I suspect our views about religion are very similar. The difference is that I don't ridicule people that disagree with me on the subject, unless they use their views as an excuse to belittle others.

Well I'll be sure to give you a tolerance trophy if I ever meet you. I like the guy just fine, I send him money and I use his software every day. Sorry for pointing out his eccentricities to try and make my post more interesting. Sometimes I forget that the internet is serious business.

more than 5 years ago
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Favorite text editor?

Ythan Re:IDM UltraEdit (1131 comments)

Do you declare anyone with religious beliefs contrary to your own as a "whack job"?

Generally speaking, I declare someone a "whack job" if they strongly hold any ridiculous beliefs unsubstantiated by science or reason. Religion has nothing to do with it besides being a common source of said individuals. But the purpose of my post wasn't to troll Jesus freaks, s/whack job/superstitious/ if you feel my tone was too pejorative.

more than 5 years ago
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Lucene and SOLR Get Commercial Support

Ythan Re:About to move to the Java port of Lucene... (47 comments)

As a satisfied user I just wanted to give another shoutout to Sphinx. It really is fantastic, better than Lucene if you want something lightweight and easy to configure, and the speed and relevance of search results are excellent. Commercial support is available and it's being used on Craigslist and The Pirate Bay among other notable sites. Anyone who's struggling with MySQL's anemic fulltext search would do well to give it a look.

more than 5 years ago
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Building a Better CAPTCHA

Ythan Re:Youtube captchas are terrible. (197 comments)

Your idea sounds similar to DKIM; although there are no certifying authorities with the DKIM system, it provides a method of authentication so existing filters can work more effectively.

more than 5 years ago
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The Myth of Upgrade Inevitability Is Dead

Ythan Re:last sentence (597 comments)

I thought the lesson of OS/2 was it ran Windows applications so well that nobody bothered to give it native support.

more than 5 years ago

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Ythan Ythan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Ythan writes "Sphinx is an open-source, full-text search engine. The recently released 0.9.7-RC2 includes PHP, Perl and Python APIs. It easily integrates with mySQL, and is much faster on large datasets than the built-in functionality. It supports Porter stemmers, soundex, proximity, boolean queries, and a number of data and index formats. If you have problems with slow searches locking your tables, give Sphinx a try!"

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