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  • Looks like you are comparing them in Internet Explorer 8. Microsoft introduced different rendering modes for local and Internet servers so that web developers would break down in tears.


  • I suspect the issue is that the order of the rules matters. A rule added to the bottom of the stylesheet may not have the same effect as the same rule placed further up the page. Since the goal of these tools is to commit the edits so the page will look exactly as you see it, saving just the diffs to the bottom might create new issues or orphan some styles. In other words, you may (and you probably do now) find that you add the changed rules to the bottom of your style sheet, then need to debug the rules that aren't working properly, adding more rules to override other rules.


    I know, that's not really an answer to your question, but an explanation of why such a thing may not exist.

  • Bostonians should also be proud of the great deal they got on Fenway Park. Fenway was built in 1912, back in an era when the owners and investors who profited from a sports franchise actually paid the cost of building a stadium. Not so anymore: today, nearly 80% of the cost of the average major league sports stadium falls on the government, and that's resulted in taxpayers losing more than $30 billion subsidizing stadiums. Your local major league sports team might just be the biggest welfare queen in town.
  • However, moving a franchise is in and of itself expensive, and one might be inclined to think that if no cities offered corporate welfare in the first place, not only would taxpayers save around $2 billion per year, home teams wouldn't have the incentive to move. Besides, if a team is only staying in your city for the welfare payments you can offer, maybe they don't deserve your loyalty.

  • Imagine someone posing a question to a group of medical professionals: should all of your patients eat more or less food? Isn’t the question itself a bit ridiculous? A sensible doctor will say, “Neither, it depends upon the circumstances. Someone can eat too little or too much. I would need to examine the particular case of each patient.” But on the topic of immigration, many pundits seem unable to adopt this commonsensical view and instead try to treat immigration as an unalloyed good or a disease to be avoided if at all possible.


  • But imagine an archipelago of 100 islands, each of which, due to the limits of their natural resources, can barely support 100 hunter-gatherers. If all of the islands but one have 100 people, and that island only has 10, then some of those on the crowded islands can benefit by moving to the emptier one. But if 90 of them do so, then the target island will simply be reduced to the same subsistence living as all of the others.


    This is very much the situation of a rich country in a poorer world, except that the rich country has, chiefly, not more abundant natural capital but more abundant human, social, and physical capital. Should the United States completely open its borders, the equilibrium position we would expect is that immigration would continue until the wage differential between American workers and developing world workers disappeared.

  • The proponents of open-borders often note the large number of Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th century have all assimilated. Ironically enough, this “pro-immigrant” view makes the immigrants passive recipients of an unchanging native culture. But not only do immigrants assimilate to the culture, the culture also assimilates to the immigrants, and the greater their number the more it does so. Given that the immigrants are not arriving from utopia or heaven—and why would anyone possibly emigrate from those places?—the changes they bring to a culture will inevitably be a mixed bag.

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  • Be Cautious with Rookies


    A lot of college football players enter the NFL with a lot of fanfare, but few live up to the hype in their first season. Last year, Keenan Allen was the only rookie to finish in the top 40 in receiving yards. Rookie quarterbacks had virtually no impact, and drafting big names like Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater might not be the best idea. Running backs are the exception, as both Eddie Lacy and Zac Stacy finished in the top 15 during the 2013 season. 

  • It's hard to take any magazine that built it's counterculture reputation by railing against "sellouts" seriously when you open said magazine and 2/3 of it is advertising.
  • America has been trending stupid for a long time.

    I'm betting this is one of the few correct sentences in an article I'm not going to read.
  • Did rolling stone then go on to write about how Trump and his cronies raped a girl on a glass table in college?

  • While I agree that Trump is the low-info candidate on the right, I can't imagine that Rolling Stone supports any of the few candidates that aren't pandering to the lowest common denominator.

    Trump is the right's version of Hillary.

  • Despite Madden’s reputation for being an eerie predictor of football outcomes, I do need to hang a caveat or two on this. The first is that Madden can’t predict career-ending legal disputes or a quarterback getting his jaw busted by a teammate with any particular accuracy. You’re just crunching the raw numbers EA’s generated.


    The second is that this won’t give you a precise fantasy score for each player, partially as a function of the issue above. So don’t run this and assume the exact numbers you get will be what actually happens; don’t forget the coach is a major factor here as well, and Madden appears to be overly optimistic.


  • CALLER: Well you know I don't have my Constitution in front of me and you know like I say, it sounds like a clever idea and maybe you can make it - put it in action, but I think the fall out would be so significant. And I, you know --


    MICKELSON: What would be the nature of the fall out?


    CALLER: Well I think everybody would believe it sounds like slavery?


    MICKELSON: Well, what's wrong with slavery?


    CALLER: Well we know what's wrong with slavery.


    MICKELSON: Well apparently we don't because when we allow millions of people to come into the country who aren't here legally and people who are here are indentured to those people to pay their bills, their education of their kids, pay for their food, their food stamps, their medical bills, in some cases even subsidize their housing, and somehow the people who own the country, who pay the bills, pay the taxes, they get indentured to the new people who are not even supposed to be here. Isn't that a lot like slavery?


    CALLER: Well you know, you're singing my song; we're all slaves today the way the government is growing -


    MICKELSON: If that's the case, maybe it's time to reverse the process. Isn't this a perfectly good time to do that?

  • All of this bleeds out into the population. When a politician says dumb thing X, it normally takes ‘Murica about two days to start flirting publicly with X + way worse.


  • We saw that earlier this week, when Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson blew up Twitter by calling for undocumented immigrants to become "property of the state" and put into "compelled labor." When a caller challenged the idea, Mickelson answered, "What's wrong with slavery?"


  • If you want power in this country, you must accept the primacy of the press. It's like paying the cover at the door of the world's most exclusive club.


    Trump wouldn't pay the tab. Not only was he not wrong for saying those things, he explained, but holding in thoughts like that is bad for America. That's why we don't win anymore, why we lose to China and to Mexico (how are we losing to Mexico again?). He was saying that hiding forbidden thoughts about women or immigrants or whoever isn't just annoying, but bad for America.

  • In response to customer demand, the team eventually began selling shirts under both names. The team added the phrase "Fighting the use of Native American stereotypes" to its merchandise to discourage the shirts from being worn by white supremacists, and arranged for to handle manufacturing and sales of the clothing.[9]

  • Unfortunately, we can’t test bandwidth in any reliable way—not yet, at least. Testing would likely mean introducing a significant download to measure against, which is a lot like setting something on fire to see exactly how flammable it is.

  • But mobile-first talk that’s altogether dismissive of the desktop experience strikes me as almost too forward-looking. Just as the Orange County Register’s Eric Spitz has counterintuitively argued that some newspapers late to acknowledging the digital revolution ultimately overcorrected and weakened the print product too quickly, I wonder if we’ll see some sites overreach with mobile, prematurely accelerating the decline in desktop readership.


  • Content. You know, that stuff that replaces lorem ipsum text and placeholder images. As it turns out, content is important. Really important. This means creating strong, versatile and purposeful content is of utmost importance. Think of your site’s content devoid of any interface. Ask yourself why anyone would care about it. If you can’t confidently answer that question, I’m afraid no design, no matter how adaptive, can help you.

      I think it would be more true to say "cannot happen in this implementation of html" rather than trying to speak for the whole universe. It's a big* universe, some alien race may have an html implementation which allows a comma-separated list of values for a given attribute, for example.
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