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#281 Panzermann

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 1932 PM

Touchscreens and moisture do not mix if the way my phone reacts to that combination it is any indication. The question for the GAO is now one of reporting for the public record how extensive the implementation of touchscreen navigational control has been in the USN, and the cost to be paid for reversing it.

 

Capacitive displays do not like moisture, but for any rougher use than toying around resistive displays are being used. Basically the screen is one big switch with two foils that are pressed together with your finger. Disadvantage is that it can only register one finger at a  time, but it works with anything that can press on the screen. https://en.wikipedia...ive_touchscreen

 

 

Jeff's concern is IMHO valid though, because you can still uninteninally touch something. Or some tool floats against a screen etc.


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#282 Nobu

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 0936 AM

Panicked jabbing of such a touchpad with the kind of force induced by the clenched knuckle fear of impending combat or collision could certainly register more dangerously than in peacetime.

 

Moderately heavy seas could complicate the panicked jabbing motions of 0.5" squares on a touchpad further.

 

How much of the blame for collision after collision that may be placed on such technical factors will be as interesting as they may be convenient.


Edited by Nobu, 06 September 2019 - 1419 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 1859 PM

Perhaps this is another iteration of, 'Best is the enemy of Good Enough'


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#284 Nobu

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 1909 PM

Agree, with the additional hope that the Japanese Navy is taking notes.
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