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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Zohar » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:57 am UTC

Hmm, maybe my calculation was wrong. I'm not positive how pixels in LCD displays work. I was thinking: 1920x1080 pixels in the display, multiply that by possible colors (256x256x256). but if every pixel is specifically R, G or B, then it should only be 1920x1080x256.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Thesh » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:00 am UTC

Each pixel is made up of three subpixels, which are either red green or blue. So it is Height * Width * 2^(color depth), or in this case 1920 * 1080 * 2^24

However, my desktop is 2560x1024 (2 monitors @1280x1024). You have to take into account multiple dekstop resolutions
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Zohar » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:04 am UTC

Well that's why I said assuming the same resolution. And anyway it's completely rubbish because we're counting images which are completely black except for one pixel which is dark-gray, and images which are just noise etc.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Thesh » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:08 am UTC

To expand on that, there isn't an even distribution of desktop backgrounds. For solid color backgrounds, there is a mere 2^24 assuming there isn't some rare case with a guy having a 48 bit background.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Whistling Nixie » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:48 pm UTC

[Desktop has since been changed... see my next post]
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby nqdp » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:44 am UTC

I hate desktop icons.
I love the Adobe CS4-style icons in my taskbar.
I don't remember where I got this image from, but the stars look fake. I'll have to Photoshop that eventually.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby LinuxPenguin » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:44 am UTC

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby konaya » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:01 am UTC

Just reinstalled Ubuntu on my laptop (well, technically I also swapped drives, so I new-installed). Clean, nothing fancy, just the way I like it.

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Vaskafdt » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:11 pm UTC

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Hey that's mine too


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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby CHR1110 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:26 am UTC

Been using both of these lately:
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Self-made, and yes, I did intend for the words to be just barely visible.

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Need to do a little more antialiasing on this one, as it was an upscale to its current size, but for now, I'm happy with it.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:44 am UTC

CHR1110 wrote:Been using both of these lately:
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Self-made, and yes, I did intend for the words to be just barely visible..


It's hard to do barely readable on a background like that. It's like you can see that there's text and you need to read it, but someone attacks your eyes with a cheese grater when you try to make it out.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby CHR1110 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:57 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
CHR1110 wrote:Been using both of these lately:
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Self-made, and yes, I did intend for the words to be just barely visible..


It's hard to do barely readable on a background like that. It's like you can see that there's text and you need to read it, but someone attacks your eyes with a cheese grater when you try to make it out.


Yes, that's the idea!
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Postby LinuxPenguin » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:54 pm UTC

New one for me...
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I find it oddly calming.
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Postby Brace » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:41 pm UTC

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Desktop is a commission of my fursona. Yeah, kinda self-centered, but I make up for it by not looking in the mirror.

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby nowfocus » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:35 pm UTC

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:[citation needed]

(That is, where'd you get that number?)

1920*1080*256*256*256
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby rapturemachine » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:46 pm UTC

LinuxPenguin wrote:New one for me...
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http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/5665/picture1fzb.png



I find it oddly calming.



InterfaceLIFT background, right? I love that site.

Also, I had to take out the [img] tags because I can't use them for some reason. Probably 'cause I'm still a noob.

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby felltir » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:45 am UTC

My background is a slideshow, but here're some of my favourites.

Also, I have auto-hide taskbars, so with no windows open it's just a big picture :)

It think 5 of 43 is enough, really :P
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby Giant Speck » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:01 am UTC

I really love those first two.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Postby reflex » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:46 am UTC

Going by the fact that I liked all of those, I can only assume I'd have a good chance of liking some of your other ones. Would it be a terrible hassle to show us some more?
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Postby sarahthegeek » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:16 pm UTC

I usually circulate between these three (links because they're on the largish side):

http://i56.tinypic.com/11uf9l1.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/8xu1wm.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/2h6d0zd.jpg

trololo, which one of these is not like the others

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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:44 am UTC

sarahthegeek wrote:I usually circulate between these three (links because they're on the largish side):

http://i56.tinypic.com/11uf9l1.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/8xu1wm.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/2h6d0zd.jpg

trololo, which one of these is not like the others


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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Postby Hope_ » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:30 am UTC

I switch between:
A big collage I made on photoshop of my latest holiday with my friends (which you probably don't need to see :P)
And this also made by me on photoshop, it's doctor who related and I think it's gorgeous.. (it was originally for tumblr and I never twerked it to make it a proper desktop because I like it the way it is :P)
:)
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I love all the natural ones, so beautiful. :)
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Postby LinuxPenguin » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:31 pm UTC

rapturemachine wrote:
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I find it oddly calming.


InterfaceLIFT background, right? I love that site.


Yup. I get pretty much all of my backgrounds there these days.
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Postby J the Ninja » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:48 am UTC

Haven't posted here in awhile.

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Postby LinuxPenguin » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:05 pm UTC

This is what mine is as of this posting. Now i'm off to go and change it. :P
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EDIT: This is what i've just changed it to.
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Postby Giant Speck » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:04 pm UTC

That wallpaper makes me all nostalgic for that one autumnal wallpaper that ships with Windows XP.
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Postby Phrozt » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:46 pm UTC

Felltir wrote:My background is a slideshow, but here're some of my favourites.

Also, I have auto-hide taskbars, so with no windows open it's just a big picture :)

It think 5 of 43 is enough, really :P



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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Postby micco » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:17 pm UTC

I decided that my desktop could use some colour, so I added some.
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Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Postby TimelordSimone » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:54 pm UTC

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I have a slideshow of wallpapers. This is it at the moment (one of my favourites, I think).
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Postby You, sir, name? » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:15 pm UTC

TimelordSimone wrote:Image

I have a slideshow of wallpapers. This is it at the moment (one of my favourites, I think).

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Postby TimelordSimone » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:47 am UTC

Yeah I don't understand. I am pretty ignorant?
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Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:52 am UTC

Maybe it's a hotlinking thing? Or the image has been removed?
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Postby TimelordSimone » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:58 am UTC

Is that better? Is it visible now?
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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:59 am UTC

To me it is (and it wasn't before).
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Postby TimelordSimone » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:00 am UTC

Success hopefully!
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Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:06 am UTC

Yeah, I can see it too now.
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