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Hey, Google+, we have to talk.

I don't mind the new layout so much, especially since it at least partially fixes the whole #whitespace  issue you had.

But I really really mind bad font rendering. And you've done something absolutely horrible to the font you use. And I can't seem to find the setting to fix it.

It looks like you are using a WOFF Roboto font. Which isn't horrible in theory, because the Roboto font isn't necessarily ugly. But whatever you are doing to render it should be illegal and counted as a crime against humanity.

Seriously, that's some nasty sh*t. This is the fuzziest font I have ever seen.

Maybe it's the WOFF rasterizer in Chrome that could suck dead baby donkeys through a straw?

Maybe it's that you scale the font size to be "resolution independent". Maybe you tested it on your 1366x768 laptops, and your 1920x1080 desktops, and then said "Screw it, that's good enough".

In fact, maybe you said "Hey, we want to make it equally blurry for everybody, and if you have the extra pixels, we'll make sure to align things on a half-pixel boundary just so that you won't get a better-looking font".

I don't know what it is. But it's bad.

Your WOFF fonts render pretty much sub-optimally, with the stems of the letters aligned at half-pixels to absolutely maximize the fuzziness from anti-aliasing. There's a black pixel core stem, and there are basically 50% gray pixels on both sides of it.

Have you ever heard of font hinting? 

Please give me my good fonts back. Don't scale things until they are a fuzzy mess. Ok? Give me a font with proper hinting, or give me the option to at least change the font and font size.

It's not me. It's you. 
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Come on North Korea, it's not rocket sci.... oh.

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Nice article about us (in Spanish)
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I fear this may be the funniest, and least funny, most saddening thing I'll read this year.
NEW YORK—In a moving and beautiful ceremony held atop Lower Manhattan's gleaming, 120-story-tall Freedom Tower, the nation commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by raising a glass ...
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...And now the Afghan government's chief Taliban negotiator has been assasinated by a terrorist with a bomb in his turban.
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Campus TLV invites you to celebrate Shavuot in a slightly different way..

Campus TLV goes Farm-Tech! May 6 , 18:00-21:00

Israelis were known as agricultural pioneers ever since establishing the state, now we're in a period of technological pioneering - so we thought: why not combine the two into one Agro-Tech convention?

Together with Campus TLV's Google Launchpad graduate start-up, Farmbow - a venture within the Zell Entrepreneurship Program, we will showcase this new and fascinating world of modern agriculture which consists of endless possibilities for entrepreneurs, investors, and curious souls.

For more details and registration go to - http://campustlvfarmtech.eventbrite.com/
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Does anyone actually like the new gmail UI? I have switched back to the old version, and am very worried that it will be taken away...
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I used it for a few days and then switched back, it irritated me.
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Medico.com on Telemadrid TV! Starts at about 1:15
El doctor Sáncez Martos ha contestado a la pregunta que formuló hace unos días sobre cuál es la célula que no desarrolla cáncer en el cuerpo humano. Si quieren saber la respuesta no se pirdan el vídeo...
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The International Opportunity One question that people keep asking me is how did I decide to start Medico.com. Not why, but rather, how, did I come up with the idea. On the one hand it seems pretty......
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Gmail UI issue: Is it just me or do others also hit the new back to inbox button instead of the send button on Gmail? At the end of the day I end up with a stack of emails in the drafts folder, that I thought I'd sent.
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i switched back to the classic theme because of that -- less pretty and more functional
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