Two Spaces After A Period?

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    Please Stop Putting Two Spaces After a Period - It's a leftover practice from manual typewriters, writes Farhad Manjoo

    Arrrgh! This is so wrong!

    What say you?
     
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    I disagree .
     
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    I'd like it better if it was placed two spaces .in
     
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    He's lazy. Two spaces after a period enhances readability.
     
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    .Or perhaps at the begining of every sentance .That would be the best
     
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    You're killing me here, Jeremy.

    True story...I am dying just as fast as the English language.

    Notherfuckking murderer!
     
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    This news is going to totally fuck up the day of some college kid who has a report due tomorrow that must be at least 2 pages long....they will have to add another sentence. Oh the humanity.
     
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    I was told all through high school that the standard was two spaces. But that was 35 years ago.

    However, if you use Microsloth word and use two spaces, the machine will underline the extra space as otiose.
     

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