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Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony L, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Rockhopper

    Rockhopper pfm Member

    So not working at the moment. Oh dear
  2. diybry

    diybry pfm Member

    I thought I would have an avatar nobody has previously seen...
  3. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    you are now tied with max for the lead in our "best ironic avatar" competition.

  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Loving your Father Christmas icon Vuk, very festive.
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  5. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Beigist style snob. :p
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  6. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    ...and a bit of a hypocrite too, having supported the pant-suited one for president.
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  7. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Maybe that should be 'Rock is hoping', Russell:) Hope things are improving up your way. I'm so amazed that I accomplished something digitally different that I'm minded to have a different avatar every month. As this is my 'Sunset Strip' month, I'd better find/take a suitable photo
  8. MarkW

    MarkW Best Sounds Ever

    Shiny helmet, because I am ugly and shy
  9. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    Great Crested Newt on my kitchen step a few nights ago.
  10. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    More Bianchi Celeste than teal I'd have said..

  11. Rockhopper

    Rockhopper pfm Member

    Think Mr R is back
  12. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Just changed mine to a pic of the moon I took via my telescope.
  13. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    I can explain, but I wont :)
  14. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    radical fench leftist farmer-protester blocking a truck?
  15. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 pfm Member

    Does anyone else think 'secretary background' sniffs classist and possibly sexist? I could call the horrid eyestrain-inducing black backgrounds 'geek-gothic,' but that would be a rude attack based on nothing but a narcissistic view of the importance of my personal taste...

    If dark background/light text was suited to prolonged detailed scanning, most websites would feature it. The masses of eyeballs seem to have spoken otherwise, though. Dark backgrounds seem to be relegated to amateur and subculture stuff. Dashboards and other equipment-operating contexts are different, one does not read masses of text on them typically.

    Now if you compute wearing sunglasses, you do want glowing text, of course.... :cool:
  16. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    if french cuisine were all that, most fast food places would feature it.

    oh wait, i forgot about the fries.
  17. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I find bright text on a black background gives me eye-burn, I hate it when I end up on some of the tech/hacker/gaming type forums that like them as if I look away from the screen at a white wall or something I can see light rows. I guess I must be in a minority, and I suspect it is very much a modern LCD screen thing as I don’t remember it at all from the old green or amber screen mono CRTs I started computing on. It is one reason I've been very reluctant to go in that direction, i.e. not only do I feel they are ugly as hell, but they hurt my eyes too.

    FWIW I do most of my browsing on an iPad these days, so a small but very high-res screen that automatically adjusts to ambient light level. My room lighting is pretty low/ambient which may also be a factor.
  18. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy


    can you point me to any sci-fi show (or CSI-style creation) that features computers doing paper illusionism? you will all be embarrassed by your choices/tastes when AI takes over ;-)

    on a related note, why al the hostility to people using their computers as they see fit? do you want to decorate my house too and choose my cycling outfit for me?
  19. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy


    i thought you claimed to be a big form following function kind of guy? why bombard the person with light and make them read the few bits that are darkened out? part of the problem is that the lighting people use with their computers as all wrong -- again, meant for a paper-based office of the mid 20th century.
  20. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    p.s. i love secretaries. secretaries are my favourite people. in my work, i place the secretaries way above those who are officially their capitalist "superiors".

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