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My favorite resolution for the new year:

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VGA, SVGA, or WSVGA
  1416 votes / 12%
XGA, XGA+, or WXGA
  600 votes / 5%
HD+, UXGA, or WSXGA+
  2455 votes / 22%
QWXGA, WQHD, or WQXGA
  2504 votes / 22%
Some other resolution entirely
  1437 votes / 13%
Some other *kind* of resolution entirely
  2542 votes / 23%
10954 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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My favorite resolution for the new year:

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  • Re:4K (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 03, 2013 @05:14PM (#42467997)

    ... and 1 mm in diameter?

  • Mine is: (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 03, 2013 @05:32PM (#42468265)

    My new favorite resolution is: WXZOMGWTFBBQGX

  • Re:WUXGA (Score:5, Funny)

    by Reverand Dave (1959652) on Thursday January 03, 2013 @06:17PM (#42468821)
    If your movies a blur-ay you might want to check your focus, or clean your glasses.
  • by Dogtanian (588974) on Friday January 04, 2013 @09:19AM (#42474731) Homepage

    One that is expressed as x*y pixels, not as some obscure acronym.

    Amen; I don't know what any of them mean either (half of them sound like remote provinces in China) and- more importantly- I don't care. Acronyms like that may have served a purpose 20 years ago, when there were only a few standard resolutions, but there's no point in trying to remember the number that exist nowadays [wikipedia.org]. Really, I may be a geek, but I've still got better things to do with my time than trying to memorise what WSXGA+ means. Who gives a toss?- just tell me the resolution!

    Is it just me, or do the polls nowadays come across as a bit soulless and contrived, as if they've been put together by a corporate employee self-consciously trying to appeal to geeks rather than a Taco-like true geek? Take this one; it's like they got the "like to laugh at their own geekiness knowing obscure acronyms" aspect of geek culture, but it doesn't really get there because it doesn't have any depth (e.g. an "in-joke" option that a geek would get or a subtle reference that not everyone would get but those who did would be like "I see what you did there") and ultimately most geeks *don't* have an autistic interest in caring about monotonous acronyms.

    Also, as others commented, they should have realised that true geeks would have spotted that they missed out the relatively common 1920x1080 resolution altogether. :-)

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