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A post that needs to do the rounds now and then. Assumptions are harmful.
[This post has been translated into Japanese by one of our readers: 和訳もあります。] John Graham-Cumming wrote an article today complaining about how a computer system he was working with described his last name as having invalid characters. It of course does not, because anything someone tells ...
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You can cover most cases by accepting a UTF-16 string with a large maximum length (let's say 2000 characters). You can cover cases such as no name or one which the person doesn't wish to express by saying "If you would prefer not to use a name, please provide a title by which to address you".
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Oh God, G+ has birthdays now... ಠ_ಠ
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This man is aware of his audience. :P
 
We were always ahead of our time.
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Good news: scipy.stats has the function I want.
Bad news: it's new in the latest version.
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Current status: compiling.
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Almost as awesome as ncmpcpp!
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Clementine's great. I loved Amarok1.4, and this is pretty much a direct port of it to Qt4.
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"Rubyfruit" vegan cafe and cake shop in Leura. It's just a shame we didn't realise this was here any earlier than our last day...
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Great food!
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I'd like the thank the good soul who handed my lost ipod to the greeters at Ikea instead of taking it home :)
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שנה טובה לכולם :)
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So my guess was pretty close to the mark XD
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