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Channel 9 goes to Hollywood, stop the madness

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    turrican

    Read this first : http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.com/2010/03/teal-and-orange-hollywood-please-stop.html

    ...Channel 9's theme is not about art, not about the looks... it was an order... I'm telling you... someone gave an order to do this and you all eat it lock, stock and barrel without giving it a thought.

    I miss the old "original" Channel 9 theme... I'm sure deep down inside, you do too.

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    ScanIAm

    Hmmmm...your avatar seems to be dominated by the colors....Teal and Orange.

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    turrican

    ,ScanIAm wrote

    Hmmmm...your avatar seems to be dominated by the colors....Teal and Orange.

    Since when is navy blue considered teal?

    ps. I know what you tried to do, trying to finding an irony and being smug and all that... but you should atleast put some effort into it. Not puke incorrect factualities.

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    ScanIAm

    ,turrican wrote

    *snip*

    Since when is navy blue considered teal?

    Whatever you say, sunshine.  Blue is blue unless you're some kind of nancy-boy color purist.

    ps. I know what you tried to do, trying to finding an irony and being smug and all that... but you should atleast put some effort into it. Not puke incorrect factualities.

    What I tried to do was mock you for freaking out about a f*cking color scheme.  Next time I won't be so subtle.

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    Charles

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    figuerres

    yeah, wow.

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    DCMonkey

    I think what you're missing about that blog post is that the complaint is about using unnatural complementary colors on real life scenes (ie: orange skin and teal skies). If orange and teal didn't look good together in the abstract, they wouldn't be coloring live action movies that way.

    So get back to us when they start doing it to Ping episodes or something.

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    contextfree`

    @DCMonkey: yep.

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    GoddersUK

    body 
    { 
    background-color: #FEFEFE; 
    } 
    .branding .toolbar 
    { 
    background-image: url("http://images.callemin.be/c9/background.png"); 
    background-position: center; 
    border-color: #f08614; 
    border-width: 4px; 
    } 
    .branding .navigation .logo a:hover{ 
    background-image: url("http://images.callemin.be/c9/logo_hover.png"); 
      
    } 
    .mainHolder 
      
      
    { 
    width: 90%; 
    } 
    .posts { 
    float: none; 
    } 
    .posts > LI{ 
    width: 90%; 
    } 
    .posts LI .post{ 
    width: 85%; 
    } 

     

    It's not my code, I take no credit for it and provide no support for it. Someone, I can't remember who, posted it when v5 first came out. 

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    Bass

    This is the UI I expect and demand from Microsoft.

     

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    W3bbo

    ,Bass wrote

    This is the UI I expect and demand from Microsoft.

    <hotdog stand>

    Speaking of UI themes. I'm now getting a bit visually tired of Windows 7's look now. Grey and blue really don't go well together, grey and cyan even less. I don't know why they think it's a good idea to give widgets cyan highlights...

    Portions of glass are fine, and I'm comfortable with Office 2010's Blue or White looks (but not black, blegh), however the way Windows 7 renders dialogs and normal applications is just unappealing. My laptop is set to disable Aero Glass when running off my battery, but I've found that only "Slate" doesn't look ugly, and Grey/Blue/Grey/Cyan just doesn't work.

    Good news is I'll soon able to look into porting the brilliant and timeless third-party Luna Element theme from XP to Aero, this'll be interesting.

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    Proton2

    I had to disable Aero ever since I increased my system ram from 6GB to 12GB, because now my computer keeps crashing, whereas before I installed the extra ram, it never, ever, not even once, crashed on me for over a year.

    I suspect something to do with one of my graphics cards, as I have two of them
    installed, with 3 monitors running, and sometimes a 4th, and before the memory
    upgrade, my Aero would constantly switch off if I had an Internet browser
    window open, for example. Since the memory upgrade, Windows has not disabled Aero or poped up the message that system resources are low, or something like that. I so far have only crashed when a video has been playing along with some other simultaneous app running, such as Virtual PC, or Internet Explorer, or Movie Maker, and Aero enabled. Since turning Aero off, though its still early days, my computer has not crashed.

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    CKurt

    @GoddersUK: Hehe, nice! The code is mine Wink Nice to see somebody using it other then me. It needs some tweaking though but I have not found the time to tweak it.

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    W3bbo

    ,Proton2 wrote

    I had to disable Aero ever since I increased my system ram from 6GB to 12GB, because now my computer keeps crashing, whereas before I installed the extra ram, it never, ever, not even once, crashed on me for over a year.

    Sounds more like bad RAM to me. Have you ran memcheck? It's always a good idea to run it whenever you install new RAM. Actually, Windows 7 comes with that memory diagnostic tool now.

    Scary thought: the more RAM you have, the more likely it is you'll have a bit hit by a cosmic ray.

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    GoddersUK

    @CKurt: Thanks for writing it Smiley C9 just wouldn't be C9 without the orange Smiley

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    CKurt

    @GoddersUK: I felt the same way loosing the old background. I'll let you know if i tweak it a bit more to show video comments correctly.

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    Ray7

    @Bass:

     

    Gaaahhh!!!! My eyes! My eyes!

     

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    CKurt

    For anybody using the custom CSS change the next line from 85% to 78% and the video comments will display more correctly.

    .posts LI .post{
    width: 78%;
    }

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