Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 26th Jun 2010 10:48 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft have released IE9 Platform Preview 3, an application that gives developers access to the IE9 rendering engine (it's not a full browser). In this update they have added hardware accelerated HTML5 Video, Canvas, Fonts (using WOFF) and big improvements in JavaScript with ES5, DOM Traversal, L2 and L3 events and 83/100 Acid3 score. It sits between Firefox and Chrome 6 on JavaScript speed, but outperforms every browser in real tests.
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RE[2]: Not to be persnickety
by tbutler on Sat 26th Jun 2010 19:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Not to be persnickety"
tbutler
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It is just an odd notation when referring to things as impersonal as large corporations. The singular collective usage seems to be more frequent than plural collective in most British books and publications I read. More interestingly, I've noticed OSNews will sometimes vary its usage within a given article, which makes it stand out more.

Typically a collective plural verb seems to be best applied when trying to emphasize the individuals within the collective.

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