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Comment Have you tried NegativeScreen (Score 3, Interesting) 197
It works with windows 7 and above and it requires Aero to provide the filtering.

I get headaches from blinding white backgrounds and after spending way too much time trying various solutions like CSS and Windows accessibility themes which don't work I found NegativeScreen.

It works by putting a filter over the whole screen and allowing you to apply a matrix transform on the pixel values. Out of the box it will reverse the colours so every window gets a black background but there are other transforms supplied (submarine mode is cool). And you can edit the config file to create your own, here's mine which adds a blue tint to the otherwise harsh black:

Blue Blacks=win+alt+F12
{ -1, 0, 0, 0, 0 }
{ 0, -1, 0, 0, 0 }
{ 0, 0, -0.85, 0, 0 }
{ 0, 0, 0, 1, 0 }
{ 1, 1, 1, 0, 1 }

ObLinux: xcalib -i

Comment Re:Is it 2013 again? (Score 4, Interesting) 248

No, it's 1985 again. Or even earlier. 1985 was when I found out an escape sequence that would reboot the HP100 portable computer my boss used to access the message system on the HP 3000 minicomputer. Cue me sending an email with it in the subject. The reboot took so long the messaging system logged you off and handily when you log in it prints the subjects of your unread emails and around you go again.

This kind of stuff never gets old.

Comment Re:Moral (Score 2) 124

Apparently, there is a thriving black market in Starbucks gift cards. I guess you type the number into your app and use it to get coffee without having to actually travel to meet the guy selling the gift card. Starbucks must be honouring these or there would be no market.

There isn't one person who really likes coffee, just lots of people who like it enough to take part in morally dubious and possibly criminal activities. A bit like the pirated DVD trade but with zero overheads and less evidence after the crime.

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