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.
bigpete53: 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.Pfft. I squeed when we got a 4800. Finally, the lines of text didn't scroll across on the BBS, but popped up line by line.
ozone: because you used to touch yourself at night. now you can't keep your hands off your junk.
labman: discgolfguru: This was my first system. You Commodore folks were barbarians.You got the disc drive? I was stuck with the tape drive.
offmymeds: 1. Wipe drive2. Reload OS3. Install decent anti-virus/spyware (e.g. AVG)4. Get Adblock Plus
paygun: Every year hardware gets faster and software gets slower.I've been writing a system to create videos from still photos at work. I bought a 6 core server and my vendor laughed when I called it high performance. It is high performance when you put Slackware on it.
zetar: Most programmers are incompetent and downright dangerous.Almost all software is very poorly written these days.In the 'old days' poorly written code would cause almost an immediate crash. Now, poorly written code is considered the standard. The most popular operating system is riddled with memory leaks./ And, yes, I do have a doctorate in computer science.
make me some tea: Because you need to upgrade your dial-up Juno connection.
LineNoise: I remember leaving the room to go take a dump or make a sandwich while wing commander loaded missions. Like, seriously, it would sit there and crunch stuff for 5 or 10 minutes for every farking level.
Slu: A slideshow?
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.
TheHappTroll: All you guys calling for SSDs why not more RAM? Win7 Pro 192GB
discgolfguru: labman: discgolfguru: This was my first system. You Commodore folks were barbarians.You got the disc drive? I was stuck with the tape drive.I had the tape drive as well, briefly. I played Zaxxon on it.
brianbankerus: 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.Mine doesn't do this. Normal shut off time, like under a minute. Boot is probably 2 (but it feels like 20).And can we stop forcing reboots every time there's an update? I had stuff I was working on, man, let me reboot when I'm ready!
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]
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