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Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:48 am

  • If the FAA isn't getting reports from pilots about being blinded when they fly over my house, add more RGB!
  • I leave the room lights off in my man-cave: the RGB LEDs do it all
  • I have some tasteful accent lighting, but nothing too extreme
  • Why would I put lights inside my case where no one can see them?
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:51 am

Thumbs up thrice. I gonwith the third from last option. By the way, you can make this a forum poll, too.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:59 am

Light cheese is an abomination

Will be disassembling my cheesegrater Lian-Li case this weekend. Gonna try and put one of those LED lightbulbs in it!
 
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:24 am

Needs this option: I only use CMYK!
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:28 am

FireGryphon wrote:
Thumbs up thrice. I gonwith the third from last option. By the way, you can make this a forum poll, too.

Obviously you are behind the times. Get with it and get a windowed case!

(TBH I agree with you 100%. I do not - and have never - owned a windowed case, and plan to keep it that way.)
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:29 pm

Speaking of the FAA, I've often thought that some of the retina-roasting blue LEDs on keyboards/cases could be used to light airport runways.

On that note, I don't know what sort of power draw they have (I imagine it's in the milliwatts) but they're hitting a pretty impressive power-to-lumen output ratio.
 
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:41 pm

chuckula wrote:
Needs this option: I only use CMYK!


Pantone LEDs FTW.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:57 pm

The only RGB I'm interested in is this.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:01 pm

Oh yes, yes yes yes.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:06 pm

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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:07 pm

"Off" is my favourite colour.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:44 pm

Chrispy_ wrote:
"Off" is my favourite colour.

0ff (hex) would be maximum brightness of blue... :wink:
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:44 pm

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It’s the wild colour scheme that freaks me out. Every time you try and operate these weird black controls that are labeled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up in black to let you know you’ve done it.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:59 pm

just brew it! wrote:
Chrispy_ wrote:
"Off" is my favourite colour.

0ff (hex) would be maximum brightness of blue... :wink:

Well, 0x0000FF, but close enough. :P

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Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:
It’s the wild colour scheme that freaks me out. Every time you try and operate these weird black controls that are labeled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up in black to let you know you’ve done it.

Excellent. :)
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:09 pm

Waco wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Chrispy_ wrote:
"Off" is my favourite colour.

0ff (hex) would be maximum brightness of blue... :wink:

Well, 0x0000FF, but close enough. :P

Web browsers recognize #0FF as shorthand for #00FFFF. In this case, it's full-on cyan. https://www.colorhexa.com/00ffff

edit: I just realized that the CMY part of CMYK is combinations of two colors at max. C = #0ff, M = #f0f, and Y = #ff0
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:21 pm

Waco wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Chrispy_ wrote:
"Off" is my favourite colour.

0ff (hex) would be maximum brightness of blue... :wink:

Well, 0x0000FF, but close enough. :P

Artistic liberties. Most computer languages will imply leading zeroes if you omit them. :lol:

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Web browsers recognize #0FF as shorthand for #00FFFF.

This I did not know. Seems a rather odd design decision, but then again most web browsers (and HTML in general) are a motley collection of odd design decisions.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:45 pm

The three digit shorthand in CSS has never made any sense to me either, but clearly CSS was not designed for engineers.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:46 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:
It’s the wild colour scheme that freaks me out. Every time you try and operate these weird black controls that are labeled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up in black to let you know you’ve done it.

Well, at least you're not a pair of size 9 chukka boots.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:13 am

Redocbew wrote:
The three digit shorthand in CSS has never made any sense to me either, but clearly CSS was not designed for engineers.

"4096 colors should be enough for everybody!" :lol:

(TBH for most pages it probably is... but given that CSS specifically eliminates the need to repeat style attributes all over the place, the savings in document size by using 3-digit colors is minimal.)
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:24 am

There's another missing option:

"I'm an unwilling participant"
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:31 am

Chrispy_ wrote:
There's another missing option:

"I'm an unwilling participant"

Other than the occasional blinding blue power indicator LED, is there really such a thing? I don't own any RGB-lit gear.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:44 am

Chrispy_ wrote:
There's another missing option:

"I'm an unwilling participant"


I'm getting a Kodos & Kang vibe on this: "we're the only vendors left, you have to buy from one of us... and all we sell is RGB!!!!"
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:42 am

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(TBH I agree with you 100%. I do not - and have never - owned a windowed case, and plan to keep it that way.)

Hardware is WAY too sexy to be hidden in a closed case. :<
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:47 am

Ifalna wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
(TBH I agree with you 100%. I do not - and have never - owned a windowed case, and plan to keep it that way.)

Hardware is WAY too sexy to be hidden in a closed case. :<


If you're looking at anything other than the monitor, you're doing it wrong.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:15 am

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If you're looking at anything other than the monitor, you're doing it wrong.

It's a hobby and there's no way I'd go that far. Hardware can be art. I just choose to not show mine, and you choose to not show yours. It's not up to us whether they're "doing it wrong" when they want to show theirs.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:41 am

just brew it! wrote:
Chrispy_ wrote:
There's another missing option:

"I'm an unwilling participant"

Other than the occasional blinding blue power indicator LED, is there really such a thing? I don't own any RGB-lit gear.


My RTX has a green LED logo. I believe it's possible to turn it off in software but only with some horribly pointless Nvidia bloatware installed.
My Logitech mouse has two zones of stupid RGBLED lights (they don't make that mouse with that sensor in non-RGB flavour)
My case came with WLED interior lighting. The only alternative was green interior lighting and a silly Razer logo on the front. No thanks! :\
The four extra case fans I bought, based on their review performance as quiet air-movers were available only in LED options - white/red/blue
My keyboard is WLED backlit, by choice, though it is set to the dimmest possible backlight setting.

The good news is that I can completely turn off the case interior lighting and the mouse lighting. I also bought the version of my H440 with the smoked glass window, so the remaining unwanted LEDs are at least dimmer and less obvious.

I suspect that I unwillingly paid a $50-75 premium across those components simply because vendors stopped producing and selling the cheaper unlit variants.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:57 am

just brew it! wrote:
Waco wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
0ff (hex) would be maximum brightness of blue... :wink:

Well, 0x0000FF, but close enough. :P

Artistic liberties. Most computer languages will imply leading zeroes if you omit them. :lol:

derFunkenstein wrote:
Web browsers recognize #0FF as shorthand for #00FFFF.

This I did not know. Seems a rather odd design decision, but then again most web browsers (and HTML in general) are a motley collection of odd design decisions.


That's because web-safe colours use RGB combinations of {00, 33, 66, 99, cc, ff} to form the web safe colour palette of 216 colours, for compatibility with 256-colour displays. And given its intended prevalence, they permitted the shortening of those doubled hex characters. So yes, that behaviour is a bit of a historic artifact today.
 
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:54 am

Chrispy_ wrote:
I suspect that I unwillingly paid a $50-75 premium across those components simply because vendors stopped producing and selling the cheaper unlit variants.

And here's the real reason for the dawn of RGB components: add pennies to the BOM to add dollars to the cost and keep margins afloat.
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:51 pm

Not even cables are immune from this crap... work got me a new Dell laptop, and it comes with a docking station that connects via USB-C... there is a little LED on the plug that is amazingly bright for how small it is; to the point where it's actually kinda blinding. I can understand why it's useful having a light to show that the power is on... but I don't understand why it needs to be visible from space. I ended up covering it in electrical tape.

As to the original topic... any light on your case or keyboard should be there to alert you of something; like the power is on, or caps-lock is on, etc.
 
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Re: Front Page Poll Proposal: Do you even RGB bro?

Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:48 pm

just brew it! wrote:
Artistic liberties. Most computer languages will imply leading zeroes if you omit them. :lol:

I dislike any language that allows such brutality. :P


I have a few RGB things I can't disable, but in general, my cases are black without any light emitted other than power/hdd LEDs.
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