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    Homology and similarity

    23rd October 2006

    In bioinformatics and biology, the “homology” term is used quite often, and quite often it is mis-used. So what are “homology” and “similarity”, and how can one use these terms correctly?
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    Flag as a symbol of language – usability or convenience?

    23rd October 2006

    Probably a month ago I came across this forum thread (which, in turn, references original article), where the idea of using a country flag on the web-site to represent one of the site’s language versions is discussed in terms of ‘stupidity’ and ‘insult’. Fortunately, in the forum thread, there are also sound comments, which do show the inconsistency of the idea that flags must not be used as language shortcuts.

    Adding my five cents, I should note the following:
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    Posted in Society, Web | 4 Comments »