Quasar: Your computer has more to do now.
akula: 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.Many years ago I was talking to a guy, reminiscing about old computer games. I remarked how I liked the Test Drive series (especially TD2), but TD3 was unplayable on that 286... it ran, but only at something like 4 or 8 frames/second. He said he played the same game on a 386 and it ran properly, but on a 486 it just was way too fast for you to react.We don't often go back and dust off old games from generations past, but yeah, when one does so the result is something that's really moving along.
Shakespeare's Monkey: dopeydwarf: You're full of spyware from all the porn sites you surf without protection, you filthy animal.Yup, basically this. Get an iPad for your dirty deeds.
offmymeds: 1. Wipe drive2. Reload OS3. Install decent anti-virus/spyware (e.g. AVG)4. Get Adblock Plus
LineNoise: I swear my ipad has gotten really slow lately. I even restored the thing. I'm sort of going into tin hat land and thinking that apple is intentionally slowing down the 1st gen ones to get me to upgrade.
RichieLaw: weiserfireman: JohnnyC: 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.SSDs are extremely nice to have. :)I have four windows 7 pcs at work with SSDs in them. They take 22 seconds from power on, to ready to login. the Users had them for 3 months before I started getting "they aren't as fast as they used to be". Luckily I benchmarked them. They were still taking exactly the same amount of time to do everything. The user's perception had changed.Sounds like typical users./Stupid users.
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.
JohnnyC: 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.SSDs are extremely nice to have. :)
Rwa2play: Quasar: Your computer has more to do now.Yeah, that.CSB time:With my second computer (Pentium 200Mhz) I was able to play the PC version of "Road Rage." Fun as hell game.This past weekend I was foraging through some items when I found the CD and, for the hell of it, tried to install it on my Quad-Core rig and it couldn't be done.Had a sad for a minute./csb
Phoenix87ta: zedster: Phoenix87ta: zedster: subby please do the followinggo to start and run "msconfig"click the startup tabhit print screenopen up mspainthit ctrl+vhit ctrl+s and save itupload the image here so we can see how much crap your computer is loading$10 on Bonzi BuddyI'll see you on that one and go $100 on shopathomeAnd an extra $100 on unnecessary software bundled with subby's device drivers.
Phoenix87ta: Nadie_AZ: Phoenix87ta: Nadie_AZ: Wish I could fire up some of the 90s Lucas Arts games ....Ah 90s Star Wars games. You were awesome.[www.ibiblio.org image 640x480]I love that I can still play all the Lucasarts adventure games in ScummVM. Hell, they even ported it to PSP.Wait, what? Tell me more.ScummVMSupported games list:CompatibilityIt's a beautiful thing. Full Throttle, Monkey Island and Sam and Max never get old.
TheHappTroll: All you guys calling for SSDs why not more RAM? Win7 Pro 192GB
Nadie_AZ: Phoenix87ta: Nadie_AZ: Wish I could fire up some of the 90s Lucas Arts games ....Ah 90s Star Wars games. You were awesome.[www.ibiblio.org image 640x480]I love that I can still play all the Lucasarts adventure games in ScummVM. Hell, they even ported it to PSP.Wait, what? Tell me more.
tuna fingers: Two words:Micro Soft
DerAppie: Read before you click. Windows Update asks if you want to reboot now or wait.
Nadie_AZ: Wish I could fire up some of the 90s Lucas Arts games ....Ah 90s Star Wars games. You were awesome.[www.ibiblio.org image 640x480]
Adjective Bird Whiskey: I am betting it doesn't take as long. You've just trained yourself to be an increasingly impatient bastard.
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.
Ponzholio: Or the days of Napster where you'd queue up 3 songs right before you went to bed and if you were lucky you'd at least get one downloaded before it kicked you offline...
Hyperbolic Hyperbole: I mean. When I first played Space Quest IV, the game after which I am so fark handled, it came in a box containing six 3.5" installation disks. which means the entire game took up less than 10mb of space it the damn thing took twenty minutes to install.
Hyperbolic Hyperbole: umm.. were you even AROUND back in the days of dialup BBSes? seven minutes to download a single sexy jpg? squee'd your pants creamy when mom bought you a 28.8 modem? i mean that shiat was awesome but DON'T pretend it isn't any better than it was in '95.
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!
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