Quasar: Your computer has more to do now.
NickelP: InfamousBLT: Ponzholio: thejoyofpi: InfamousBLT: I recall tales of one game (I don't remember the name, and I have never played it), but it was a chess game. For some reason, the difficulty of the game increased with the processing power. So, the faster computer you had, the harder the game was.Apparently it is unplayable on modern computers by anyone except chess geniuses, because they didn't put a cap on the difficulty.brilliant.Have you tried to play the original Oregon Trail on a current computer? The end where you have to navigate the river to reach Oregon is f*cking impossible...No, but now I want to try! I loved Oregon TrailRemind me of solitaire. Back in the early windows days it would take a minute+ for all the decks to empty after you won. The last time I did it I think it was like a half a second. I'm not sure if the timing has been updated in windows 7/vista.
t3knomanser: Developer time is expensive. CPU time is very cheap.
thejoyofpi: The weirdness with Windows 7 is that it takes freaking forever to shut down.Used to be computers would take a long time to boot up, they solved that, now most computers boot up quickly. But shutting down is like a 20 minute process.
InfamousBLT: The heck? It's gone green? This one? There isn't even any poop in this thread.BRACE FOR IMPACT
thejoyofpi: What about my time as I sit here waiting for an unresponsive Chrome tab to stop choking my browser?
discgolfguru: This was my first system. You Commodore folks were barbarians.
InfamousBLT: Haha, this. Go play some super old DOS game. Watch as all of the animations are insanely fast, everything moves way too fast for your mind to even comprehend what is going on. It's actually kind of funny.I was playing one game on DOSbox, and even when I had the CPU speed turned down to 1%, the game was still unplayable amounts of fast. Then again, I have a mid-high grade i7, so...yeah. Still, I couldn't play the dumb thing because it was just too fast.
labman: discgolfguru: This was my first system. You Commodore folks were barbarians.You got the disc drive? I was stuck with the tape drive.
TommyymmoT: Well for one thing, in order to read a one paragraph news story, you have to wait for 3 interactive ads, and one full length car commercial to load first.
Adjective Bird Whiskey: I am betting it doesn't take as long. You've just trained yourself to be an increasingly impatient bastard.
Egoy3k: My PC is super fast. Honestly the coolest (IMO) "new" tech are SSDs essentially your OS runs as if it were completely loaded into RAM, which is pretty sweet.
MrSteve007: The problem is that your computer doesn't have a "Turbo" button:[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x445]From 33 mhz, to a blistering 66 mhz!!!
discgolfguru: This was my first system. You Commodore folks were barbarians.[i121.photobucket.com image 300x281][i121.photobucket.com image 500x342]
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