• 0 Posts
  • 575 Comments
Joined 1 year ago
cake
Cake day: June 17th, 2023

help-circle






  • Chobbes@lemmy.worldtoGames@lemmy.worldThis console generation seems skippable
    link
    fedilink
    English
    arrow-up
    2
    arrow-down
    2
    ·
    6 months ago

    The thing that always bothers me about people saying consoles are a good deal as the hardware is cheap compared to a PC is just that it gets more expensive really quickly with software. Particularly if you get a digital only console it only takes a few games until you’re at the price of a PC. I just can’t justify buying a locked down system anymore.





  • I know you’re just being sarcastic, but motion blur is a relatively heavy effect (particularly depending on how it’s implemented), that’s going to lower the framerate. That said, while motion blur lowers FPS it can make things seem more fluid and can convey motion information better. I’m not a huge fan of motion blur either, though. I think it can look cool, but usually it doesn’t feel great to me.


  • There’s a few programming languages that aren’t based around English, but they’re pretty rare and I’m not sure many people use them. It’s kind of sad because it makes programming much less accessible if you’re not an English speaker… But it’s also sort of a blessing because it’s easier to understand code you might have to interact with because it’s probably written in an English-ish language with the Roman alphabet, and you’re not stuck trying to read Japanese or Arabic or something to understand a library. I have mixed feelings on it. It’s convenient for me as an English speaker, but it also seems kind of unfortunate. I’ve heard that computer science is a field which is having a pretty big impact on the spread of English in the world, but I haven’t found a citation for that and I’m not sure I believe it.



  • What does it do on new hardware? Not a lot of people are running normal desktop Linux on phones / tablets, are they? Which, totally cool if it works better on those things… but I guess I’m just surprised by how much hype there is for Wayland when X just works for me and would presumably just work for most people’s use cases. Like… who are all of these people that are emotionally invested in display servers, and what am I missing?

    I mean, 20 years ago or whatever there was always the pain of black screens and X configs… but it just kind of works now in my experience?


  • Chobbes@lemmy.worldtolinuxmemes@lemmy.worldI don't...
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    25
    arrow-down
    2
    ·
    6 months ago

    What’s so much better about Wayland than X? I mean, I’m not really a fan of X and the security nightmare that it is, but as a user it’s all pretty plug and play these days. What does a normal user get out of Wayland? Would they even know they’re using it?

    I’d love to try it, but it currently won’t work with some software I use, so I haven’t bothered… And honestly I’m kind of confused about how everybody is talking about how amazing Wayland is (and how it seems to suddenly be the one true path for a bunch of distros) when my only experience with Wayland is people talking about how great it is and then not being able to screenshare or whatever… Which doesn’t make it seem great from the outside? That maybe sounds a bit flippant, but I genuinely don’t understand why “normal” people are so excited? I mean, I can see people caring about features like HDR and maybe that’s easier to build into Wayland than ancient X11, but I’d be more excited about the specific feature than Wayland itself which may make implementing these things easier?