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GeneralRe: Space Shuttle: $1.5 billion per flight Pinmemberdevvvy5-Nov-12 14:35 
GeneralRe: Space Shuttle: $1.5 billion per flight Pinmemberwout de zeeuw5-Nov-12 23:15 
GeneralRe: Space Shuttle: $1.5 billion per flight PinmemberDan Neely6-Nov-12 2:37 
GeneralRe: Space Shuttle: $1.5 billion per flight PinmemberZac Greve6-Nov-12 10:47 
NewsTaking Password Storage Up A Notch PinstaffTerrence Dorsey5-Nov-12 11:14 
NewsScrolling or paging? PinstaffTerrence Dorsey5-Nov-12 11:13 
GeneralRe: Scrolling or paging? PinmemberClifford Nelson5-Nov-12 14:28 
GeneralRe: Scrolling or paging? PinmemberDan Neely6-Nov-12 2:54 
Paging.
 
In the browser I normally scroll short articles and mostly pgup/dn long ones; the only place where the latter works poorly is on the last fractional screen of text because the resume reading point is in mid screen instead of at the top.
 
Minimizing movement (and RSI risk) was one of the major reasons why I bought a kindle keyboard with page turn buttons instead of a touch screen model. Having to either swipe my finger a fixed distance down the screen to bring a new screen of text (or make more frequent shorter swipes that only move 2/3rds to 3/4ths of a screen) would be worse than just swinging my thumb out and tapping the screen.
 

PS when did continuous scrolling get redefined to mean being able to scroll and stop at an arbitrary point in a document and not text that's always moving (hopefully at the speed you're reading) like the ticker at the bottom of the TV on news channels or the way StarTrek TNG displays always were shown as working? I tried the latter almost as soon as I got a mouse with a scroll wheel and once the OOOOH SHINEY!!!! wore off found it more maddening than useful (the need to read at a slant disrupted my autopilot and slowed my speed by at least a third). I was this >< close to sounding off on a rant about that before actually clicking (and reading) the link.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
--Zachris Topelius
 

Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt

GeneralRe: Scrolling or paging? PinmemberDan Neely6-Nov-12 4:51 
NewsWriting Fast, Memory-Efficient JavaScript PinstaffTerrence Dorsey5-Nov-12 11:13 
NewsNumeric Javascript PinstaffTerrence Dorsey5-Nov-12 11:12 
NewsA Tcpdump Tutorial and Primer PinstaffTerrence Dorsey5-Nov-12 11:12 
NewsRISC OS for Raspberry Pi PinstaffTerrence Dorsey5-Nov-12 10:13 
NewsComputer Vision Explosion PinstaffTerrence Dorsey5-Nov-12 10:13 
GeneralRe: Computer Vision Explosion PinmemberDan Neely6-Nov-12 3:00 
NewsThe Mathematics Behind xkcd: A Conversation with Randall Munroe PinstaffTerrence Dorsey5-Nov-12 10:13 
NewsHow to print anything from anywhere: Your ultimate guide to mobile printing PinstaffTerrence Dorsey5-Nov-12 10:12 
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NewsInternet-based and open source: How e-voting works around the globe PinstaffTerrence Dorsey5-Nov-12 10:12 
NewsApple (Unintentionally?) Displays iPhone 5 Factory Unlocked Prices PinprotectorAspDotNetDev5-Nov-12 6:32 
NewsC++ coming back into the mainstream with more specs, more often PinstaffTerrence Dorsey4-Nov-12 9:45 
GeneralRe: C++ coming back into the mainstream with more specs, more often Pinmemberpeterchen4-Nov-12 10:47 
GeneralRe: C++ coming back into the mainstream with more specs, more often Pinmemberdevvvy4-Nov-12 16:49 
GeneralRe: C++ coming back into the mainstream with more specs, more often Pinmemberpeterchen4-Nov-12 21:14 
NewsHey, C Is a Functional Language Too! PinstaffTerrence Dorsey4-Nov-12 9:45 

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