207: Linux New Year Resolutions, Let's Say Goodbye to 1080P

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Haha! Good bye 1080p… I just got up to 1080p.

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Do not miss the “nuke and pave” curve ball thrown by Michael, an interesting question that was quickly nuked and paved. lol

https://youtu.be/YFayw1kKGek?t=1017

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Thanks everyone - fantastic and fun start to the new year - though you saved the best for last: Jill’s moon-rock :laughing: :+1:

Have to say, I was nodding my head through all the wish-lists as you mentioned them. Hard to choose my favourite from all of them, though I think I’ll join Noah @kernellinux on Linux-based mobile phone (with encryption); also I love matrix! I know Element looks a bit messy and I don’t know how fiddly configuring bridges is, but wow… You’re right - I’d really rather not look back at all :slight_smile:

Along with mobile phone privacy, I’d say cloud privacy comes a close second for me. I’d love to see NextCloud developing continuing and adoption increasing!

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Yes, I’m using 1080p right now, and this laptop screen of mine is far from broken. It’s only 3 years old! The screen resolution of maximal suckage (especially for developing for) we should be not excited about, IMHO, is the paltry 360x640, which is the most common resolution in the world, apparently.. That was from Jan 2018-Jan 2019.

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Excellent show as usual. One note on Linux mobile is that you can already have full disk encryption by default on PostmarketOS so, one amazing step closer to a more ideal mobile OS and, it is only the first month of 2021 :slight_smile:

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@MichaelTunnell is building a bridge so @dasgeek can get over it. :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:

Super entertaining episode and now resides as one of my new favorites! Let’s keep more like this going!

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1080p is still standard despite what you wish for it to be. Most of the game assets, graphics, UI are designed with a 1080p in mind. Everything else is scaled upwards from there because that is currently what is popular and what can run reasonably well framerate.

This will always be the case until we get cards (and monitor-videocard cords for that matter) that can run 4k120hz smoothly.

The minimum requirement for 4k to go popular is for the cheap and popular line of cards (think 2060/1660/3060) to be able to run 4k60hz games consistently and smoothly. RIght now all the recent/modern AAA games still fall around 75hz with all settings set to ultra on a 4k max bling setup which doesnt justify the price you pay for a non-120hz experience.

If a new standard will be the accepted, it would probably be the 1440p. It is not a clean multiple of 1080 like 4k is. It is however the maximum reasonable ppi that laptops can do. 4k on laptops feel excessive on a 15 inch display and is also harder to drive with any video card.

What i really want is for HDR to take off but people would rather have a larger resolution. Also there isnt much content for HDR particularly for older content.

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I found the reference to facial recognition in DigiKam pretty cool. I was really bothered with the facial recognition that showed up in Google Photos. It tried to get me to name all the people and add their information and how they were related to me. You bet I didn’t do that. However, an open source, privacy respecting version of this feature would actually be incredibly useful.
Here is a OMG Ubuntu article on the DigiKam facial recognition feature and the release notes for DigiKam 7.0 that describes it in depth.

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I have found that by ‘accidentally’ getting the wrong name with the wrong face (i.e. naming family members with names of celebrities, politicians, animals, or even everyday household objects) tends to freak out the google algorithms a good bit.

“Bring it on, Google. Let’s see how well Machine learning handles sarcasm and satire.” :stuck_out_tongue:

(I’m guessing I’m not the only one playing this googlegame, judging from the seemingly unrelated images that appear in google search results.)

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I bet somewhere Google engineers are working on a humor API that people can use so their bots know how to rank their jokes.

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