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High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program: Alaska's Area 51 (wired.com)
6 points by alaskamiller 3044 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

That link has pics at the top in the typical web arrangement - a big picture with thumbnails below.

Why is it that if you go to a nice small blog, the thumbnails below would be triggered by OnMouseOver and update the big image really quickly. On a reasonably modern site, the little thumbnails would have OnMouseClick events and update the image in an AJAX-y near-instant fashion.

But at wired.com, they're multi-second full page reloads. Don't they notice how much less pleasant it is? Don't they see they're supposed to be a cutting edge, high tech magazine more than most magazines are?

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