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What's the point of 48 bit colour?

I've read that the human eye can only really decipher around 10 million different colours, so what's the point in technology that uses 48-bit colour, which allows for $2.81\times 10^{14}$ colours....
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Mathematical model for a webpage layout?

Getting layout right (even if only a structure is considered) with HTML5/CSS3 is still more like an art or black magic. On the other hand, there are other GUI systems (like wxWindows and Tcl/Tk) and ...
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As a wannabe computer “scientist” I have problems differentiating theory and practice [closed]

Specifically I'm studying towards a research degree in HCI (human computer interaction). I have problems however differentiating theory and practice, or science and engineering. I know science is ...
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Predicting target location given cursor speed and direction

Do you guys know of any method or algorithm you are able to predict where a user is moving their cursor given its speed and bearing? I'm trying to predict if and when users are moving their mouse to ...
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Differentiate between humans and robots using their mouse movement patterns

I am looking for references that talk about the existence of a general pattern in mouse tracking data of humans when they do a matching game. I am going to use this knowledge to differentiate between ...
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A text for virtual environments seminar

What is a good textbook for a seminar about virtual environments, virtual worlds, augmented reality and similar topics? The seminar is at the graduate studies level and is supposed to give ...
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How can I measure the usability of a catalogue?

This question might seems vague but heres the context: When we are focusing on HCI we would most likely be interested on knowing first how the user usually deals with a certain object. We then try to ...