zetar: In the 'old days' poorly written code would cause almost an immediate crash
Rwa2play: RichieLaw: Just do it man. Everything is so cheap now. I was able to get a 120 gig SSD on Newegg for less than $100 and use that as my boot drive. WIN7 runs like a freakin dream.Certainly is in my plans for the next 12 months or so: Buy a 120 or 256 gig SSD and install Win 7 on it, then move most of my other programs on my current HD to that SSD.And I would skip the 8-core. Unless you're going to be running a home server or something anything more than 4-core's is a waste right now. (I just bought my 6-core because it was super cheap and was the best value for the money at the time). If I had to do it all over again I would buy this CPU as you can't go wrong with a quad-core 3.4 GHZ that can easily be OC'd with stock cooling to close to 4 GHZ.Well that merits a question: wouldn't it be a benefit if you have a multi-core processor while you have a browser (like Chrome) and running/looking at 15-20 pages at the same time?I honestly would go to the six-core processor since I won't buy a new rig for a long time. If I can get a little more efficiency running an 8-core processor I would do it.
Raging Thespian: Because it's still just a magical gnome inside of the box who does all of the actual processing. Give the gnome some damn time to do his job!
LineNoise: because it isn't just running one tiny application anymore.Likewise because of the advances in memory\cpu\storage, people don't need to code as tight as they used to.
cgremlin: zetar: In the 'old days' poorly written code would cause almost an immediate crashNo, in the old days you'd end up stomping all over memory and not knowing a damned thing about it until something started acting weird because your code finally got around to using the part of the stack that you trashed, or a return vector was filled with garbage, or something like that. Nowadays we have formerly mainframe-level features in even the cheapest CPUs that result in a core dump or other immediate feedback when you're careless, and even when you are careless you don't end up taking the whole machine down like you did in the past because the OS can isolate you and tell you specifically where you farked up via a handy stack dump./remembers the fun debugging TSRs and interrupt handlers in assembly back in the old DOS days
paleryder69: True programmers who want tight efficient programs use ASSEMBLY.
skyshooter: Still running my first "real" computer in the music studio - and it boots faster than anything I've had since.Atari 1040ST. The TOS is in chips on the MoBo so a restart takes a couple of seconds to boot up. Still the best damn MIDI computer going, rock solid timing, not one problem in 26 years! Have gone through a couple of monitors though. The keyboard feel sucks and the mouse is horrible.Amazing actually.First computer was a TI/99a with cassette drive - uggg!
Egoy3k: thejoyofpi: dv-ous: Chrome is free.My time isn't. The point is that users' time is being wasted because developers can no longer be bothered to worry about performance.Code your own web browser that never crashes then you might be able to biatch about the quality of a free web browser without looking silly.
discgolfguru: This was my first system. You Commodore folks were barbarians.[i121.photobucket.com image 300x281][i121.photobucket.com image 500x342]
buckler: 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...I recall a program called MoSlow, which was designed to do nothing more than put a variable load on your CPU, just eating processing cycles. It was designed to overcome just that problem.
lordargent: how many dedicated code reviewers do you put on a project. You have dedicated code reviewers don't you? Neither do I, and that sucks :(
MythDragon: Then:[www.mobygames.com image 640x400]'Oh. look. A dragon'
thiazzi: I stopped complaining when it started to take less time to watch a movie than it did to download it.
thiazzi: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7207971/78018118#c78018118" target="_blank">lewismarktwo</a>:</b> <i>thiazzi: I stopped complaining when it started to take less time to watch a movie than it did to download it.Strike that, reverse it?</i>You'd rather it take longer to download than to watch?
lewismarktwo: thiazzi: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7207971/78018118#c78018118" target="_blank">lewismarktwo</a>:</b> <i>thiazzi: I stopped complaining when it started to take less time to watch a movie than it did to download it.Strike that, reverse it?</i>You'd rather it take longer to download than to watch?Been readin and writin long?
thiazzi: lewismarktwo: thiazzi: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7207971/78018118#c78018118" target="_blank">lewismarktwo</a>:</b> <i>thiazzi: I stopped complaining when it started to take less time to watch a movie than it did to download it.Strike that, reverse it?</i>You'd rather it take longer to download than to watch?Been readin and writin long?While I may fail at HTML replies, I surpass you in reading comprehension.
babtras: Gleeman: [i.imgur.com image 610x390]All you really need.Not that anyone can actually get them yet. I was just given a pre-order option, finally, clicked the link and "Sorry, due to high demand we can no longer offer pre-orders".
Needlessly Complicated: My Etch-a-Sketch runs CRAZY fast!
MrSteve007: The problem is that your computer doesn't have a "Turbo" button:From 33 mhz, to a blistering 66 mhz!!!
NickelP: akula: Quasar: Your computer has more to do now.This.The first PC I ever used was a 286 running DOS. It doesn't take too much to run a command line interface, text based everything, and 256 color graphics at 640x480 resolution.It takes quite a bit more to push a full graphical interface with transparent elements at high resolution while running several other programs at once while also maintaining constant connectivity with various outside servers.If you could manage to run JUST what that first computer did (assuming the OS and programs are even compatible), it would farking FLY.Someone should do this on speed tests/reviews. It would be fun to see how many fps the new video cards can push Doom or Wolfenstein 3d to.
guessi'mdoingfine: "When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up.But now that I am that adult, just this... when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves!There was no email. We had to actually write somebody somebody a letter... with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take a week to get there!There were no MP3s or Napsters. If you wanted to steal music you had to go to the farking record store and shoplift it yourself!You want to hear about hardship? You couldn't just download porn. You had to bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11!We didn't have any fancy shiat like like Sony Play station videogaes with high res 3-D graphics. We had the Atari 2600. With games like "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the grpahics sucked. Your guy was a little square. You had to use your imagination. And there were no multiple levels or screens... it was just one screen forever! Ad you could never win, the gam kept just kept getting harder and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!You kids today have got it too easy, you spoiled little bastards! You guys wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes back in 1980!"Perception is everything.
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