Out of the Blue

There's been mixed feedback on the spacing thing, but I'm going to leave it for the time being. While there are some who don't like it, there seem to have been more positive responses than negative. I like it better myself, I think it serves the purpose of distinguishing the stories from each other better, especially in the rare case when a story continues beneath a portion of quoted text.

Quotable Links! Thanks Ant.
Play: Polarity. Thanks Jay is Games.
Links of the Morning: 150 LED bulb uses 9W, costs $65. Pays for itself in only 4,600 hours.
Stories: Math prodigy corrects Discovery Place. Thanks Digg.
Police: Mom gave teen son a gun to take revenge.
Science!: $25 million prize for greenhouse gas removal.
Software patch could improve car engine efficiency.
Skills set for 'digital plumbers'.
Media: Oops! I Crapped My Pants. Endorsed by NASA.
Worst Way to Lose a Game.
2 Roosters Break Up A Rabbit Fight. Gotta love a good cock blocking.
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Re: Spacing
Feb 10, 2007, 21:48
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Re: Spacing Feb 10, 2007, 21:48
Feb 10, 2007, 21:48
 
I didn't notice the new spacing until someone mentioned it a couple of days ago. And I develop websites. It loads fast, is clean and the information is instantly accessible, good enough for me.

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Spacing
Feb 10, 2007, 21:05
Ant
 
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Spacing Feb 10, 2007, 21:05
Feb 10, 2007, 21:05
 Ant
 
I don't like the new spacing. The old one was better.an
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Re: No subject
Feb 9, 2007, 21:02
Cutter
 
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Feb 9, 2007, 21:02
 Cutter
 
Goodbye Anna Nicole Smith. It's really too bad we nevr got the chance to bang. It would have been good, good times...at least for me.




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Re: Spacing
Feb 9, 2007, 18:51
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Re: Spacing Feb 9, 2007, 18:51
Feb 9, 2007, 18:51
 
I didn't even notice it till you pointed it out.

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Spacing
Feb 9, 2007, 18:33
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Spacing Feb 9, 2007, 18:33
Feb 9, 2007, 18:33
 
Aesthetically, I think it's much more pleasing and easier to read.
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No subject
Feb 9, 2007, 17:52
nin
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No subject Feb 9, 2007, 17:52
Feb 9, 2007, 17:52
nin
 
enahs: but i bet all of them had cell phones

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Science fair
Feb 9, 2007, 17:20
Enahs
 
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Science fair Feb 9, 2007, 17:20
Feb 9, 2007, 17:20
 Enahs
 
So I went and judged a science fair today at the local major high school.
I was just judging the chemistry category.

Of the ~50 entries, only 3 people had already had chemistry or was currently taking chemistry….

There where a few really really good ones, but most where horrible. I asked them why they chose what they did, and most answered it was just to get extra credit, they had no interest in what they where doing (and it shows). A few that where ok, but again most sucked.

And after talking with most of the kids, and just asking them simple questions about what they did; general science/knowledge questions, the future of the human race is screwed.

I would not waste your time trying to recycle, or use less power or pollute less, no point.



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Re: Worst Way to Lose a Game
Feb 9, 2007, 16:11
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Re: Worst Way to Lose a Game Feb 9, 2007, 16:11
Feb 9, 2007, 16:11
 
What?

edit: Is that like "wonky"?

Not exactly, but close. It's something I've picked up in a "designer's" world: it's used a lot when describing text in a brochure that's too big or juniorized, like the designer went for in-your-face instead of sleek and sophisticated. Basically, it implies something's out of place. Why "horsey"? I have no idea.

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Worst Way to Lose a Game
Feb 9, 2007, 16:02
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Worst Way to Lose a Game Feb 9, 2007, 16:02
Feb 9, 2007, 16:02
 
You've gotta be kidding me... but that's why they play all 40 minutes. Two prayer shots, both answered. My goodness.
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Roosters versus Rabbits
Feb 9, 2007, 15:57
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Roosters versus Rabbits Feb 9, 2007, 15:57
Feb 9, 2007, 15:57
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2 Roosters break up a rabbit fight
Feb 9, 2007, 15:53
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2 Roosters break up a rabbit fight Feb 9, 2007, 15:53
Feb 9, 2007, 15:53
 
HAHA! That made my day...

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Re: No subject
Feb 9, 2007, 15:47
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Feb 9, 2007, 15:47
 
I like the spacing. Like MeatForce said, it helps when you're skimming through the headings quickly.


Unless you're printing out the entire main page I can't figure out how the spacing causing a longer page is any sort of legitimate gripe. You could, perhaps, be concerned about over-taxing your scroll wheel but c'mon now.

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Re: 150 LED bulb
Feb 9, 2007, 15:33
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Re: 150 LED bulb Feb 9, 2007, 15:33
Feb 9, 2007, 15:33
 
Plus, the energy savings quoted from energy saving bulbs don't (usually) include the benefit of incandescent bulbs in conjunction with a thermostat.

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Feb 9, 2007, 15:15
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Feb 9, 2007, 15:15
 
I like the extra space.

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150 LED bulb
Feb 9, 2007, 14:59
DG
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150 LED bulb Feb 9, 2007, 14:59
Feb 9, 2007, 14:59
DG
 
4600 hours / 24 = ~192 days, a little over 6 months if it's on constantly. That's not *that* bad if the lifetime of the bulb is good.

But then there's the energy saving bulbs which are what $2 or something for a 70w equivalent that consumes 12w, and it lasts for like 10 years or something.

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Re: Spacing
Feb 9, 2007, 13:27
Jim
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Re: Spacing Feb 9, 2007, 13:27
Feb 9, 2007, 13:27
Jim
 
In my humble opinion, the spacing seems to do no more than increase the size of the page without adding additional content.

It's similar to when one of my students hands in a paper that has clearly had the margin size, font size, and spacing increased enough to meet the page requirement without having to do any additional writing. It's an overabundance of blank space; In other words, it looks padded.

My thoughts the same. It doesn't really make it harder to read, it just doesn't "look" right. I guess it could be years of reading the other format, but I think it is more of a disproportional amount of space vertically, whereas in order to balance it out, other things should be increased slightly as well. The left margin could use another 10-20px, the blue headlines could get bumped up by 2-3px, and the line-height could afford another 2 pixels and it wouldn't look so bad anymore.

Edit: it should be noted that I'm in the business of web development so I tend to be highly critical of stuff like this, more so than most.

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Feb 9, 2007, 13:25
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Feb 9, 2007, 13:25
 
Software patch could improve car engine efficiency.

This is widely known amongst gear heads.
Hell, even not being a gear head, motorcycle enthusiast in my area get together and hook up their bikes to recalibrate the computer to get better performance and fuel efficiency for our elevation.

It is recommended to tweak when you travel to higher elevations. Does it help? Yes. Is it NEEDED? Guess not.

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Re: Spacing
Feb 9, 2007, 13:07
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I like the spacing as well, much easier to sort thru the articles...

ditto ...


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Spacing
Feb 9, 2007, 13:01
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Feb 9, 2007, 13:01
 
In my humble opinion, the spacing seems to do no more than increase the size of the page without adding additional content.

It's similar to when one of my students hands in a paper that has clearly had the margin size, font size, and spacing increased enough to meet the page requirement without having to do any additional writing. It's an overabundance of blank space; In other words, it looks padded.

But like others have said, if it could simply be made user adjustable then everyone would be happy. In fact, perhaps that could be done for the color scheme as well - BluesNews in Green!

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Re: Spacing
Feb 9, 2007, 13:00
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I like the spacing as well, much easier to sort thru the articles...
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