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Comment Re:Indeed (Score 1) 331

"What designer originally came up with the idea that light grey, 8 point text in a thin font on bright white background was the height of sophistication? And how did this idea spread???"

I think apple is to blame by way of the iphone and ipad. Those devices have a weird gamma curve and if you visually optimize black on them they turn out to be grey on other devices.
And since web design focusses on mobile devices these days and the hippest of the hip 'designers' all have apple mobile devices you get terrible readibility and usability on everything not mobile and not apple.

I even have a custom CSS on slashdot so not to make the font dissolve into the background at the edge of my field of view..
Whatever the 'designers' think they're doing, it's wrong.

Comment Re:We don't need slimmer phones (Score 1) 446

That sounds much more like an underdevelopd technology than any real engineering challenge.
I mean, do you seriously want us to believe that putting a box around something is terribly difficult?
How thick does such a gasket really need to be? 0.5mm? Wow, that would really bulk up that connector. Not.

Comment Re:Pretty cool (Score 1) 173

"which for a decent machine in an area with higher power prices you could expect to pay close to the $100/yr this would cost."
You don't need a 'decent' machine to act as a media server.
A good enough machine will do and such a machine will never ever use up $100 worth of power in a year.

Your machine would have to suck about 50W continuously for 24 hours every single day to get up to $100 where i live and i have to pay about $0.25 per kWh. Which is pretty expensive. So your story doesn't add up.

Comment Re:Islam is the problem, not encryption (Score 1) 446

"Virtually all Christians are taught that if they committed acts of terror like what is frequently done by Muslims"

Yeah, that's your problem right there.
You basically state here that all muslims frequenctly do acts of terror. You bunch all muslims together and label them terrorists. You're a blind idiot.
You fail to see that the people doing the terrorism are a select bunch. Do you even know how many muslims there are in the world? And how many of them are associated with terrorism? Right. You're full of bullshit.
And never mind that gw bush pulled the nation together under the christian god before he countered an attack that killed about 3000 us citizens by killing many more us citizens. Cause, you know, that's how the US rolls bitchez. Fucking biggot.

Comment Re:Uh, no (Score 3, Insightful) 406

The problem is that Forbes doesn't know who the advertisers are.

Yes, but technically it's their problem. They should take responsibility and push for advertisers to behave morally.
The whole system is rotten to the core.
People can't trust sites because sites can't trust their ad distributors because the ad distributors can't trust the advertisers. And noone in the chain after the user takes any responsibility for making a safe advertising system. And then they whine when people use ad blockers as their last line of defence.
I mean, it's beyond ridiculous.

Comment Re:With 8K you need to have your face in the scree (Score 1) 121

Interesting test!
What display did you use?
Also, a display may mess with the picture with sharpening algo's and whatnot. 4k can be made to look sharper from a distance even when you don't actually see the actual pixels (by adding a relatively lower res sharpening filter). Did your test exclude such thigs explicitly?

Movement is definitely a factor in seeing sharp, as is contrast.

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