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Comment Re:Legibility (Score 1) 280

One of the difficulties I face as someone with bad eyesight is "mobile friendly" sites that disable zooming–it's a usability nightmare. A font like this would be impossible for me to read without the ability to zoom, and as you mentioned, it looks terrible when you zoom in. I could live with it, but I think there are better alternatives.

As an aside, if you have disabled zooming on your sites or know someone has, please re-enable it for us visually impaired folk.

*Stupid slashdot is mucking with my ability to paste. WTF?

Comment Re:Very cool (Score 1) 129

Ricky Bobby: We? No, we are not French. We're American, because you're in America, okay? Greatest country on the planet
Jean Girard: Well, what have you given the world apart from George Bush, Cheerios, and the ThighMaster?
Ricky Bobby: Chinese food?
Cal Naughton, Jr.: Chinese food.
Jean Girard: That's from China.
Ricky Bobby: Pizza.
Jean Girard: Italy.
Cal Naughton, Jr.: Chimichanga.
Jean Girard: Mexico.
Ricky Bobby: Really, smarty-pants? What did French land give us?
Jean Girard: We invented democracy, existentialism, and the Ménage à Trois.
Cal Naughton, Jr.: Those are three pretty good things.

Comment Re:Not for desktop pc's, but (Score 1) 344

The latest gens of macs are already using something like this. I can manage apps/windows with four fingers, use three fingers for navigation, two for contextual menus and document manipulation. It's not fully customizable, and it isn't entirely native (not all apps make use of gestures), but I think it is clear evidence that technology is moving this way anyhow.

Personally, I'd like an agnostic input surface that can be used for keyboard input and multitouch gestures. That way, I don't have to move my hands anywhere to change from one function to another.

Comment ROFL Google, meet the internet... (Score 1) 125

Holy cow I just had an idea! What if we made a way for news agencies to post little "abstracts" of their articles in one central "page" Then we could link these abstracts to a full-fledged article. This way, people could browse all of the articles at once. No more flipping pages looking for flipping articles.

Genius Google, pure GENIUS!

Comment Re:Hrmm (Score 1) 249

The same goes for movies projected in 3D using polarized light: as long as you wear the glasses, your sighted eye will only see one picture and you won't be able to tell the difference (it'll look just like a normal movie to you).

That's my problem with this tech-it looks just like any other 3D to me, it's nothing special. At least this is one area in which I won't be overcome by my obsession with new tech. Hopefully by the time this tech becomes commonplace they'll have figured out a way to stop this from inducing headaches in those of us who cannot process the effect.

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