Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You call this progress, right?

Oh yeah sure, I need a quad core to check my email, edit a photo, and run a virus check in the background, all at the same time.

Really? You know, back in the day when a text editor program was ~100kb, we did not need all this ridiculous amount of horsepower to... gasp!... check email... even today, the compressed installer for Thunderbird fits many times over in the cache memory of modern CPUs. Exactly why do we need a quad core to run an antivirus check in the background, particularly given that such checks are I/O bound anyway?

Admit it. Confess it already. Some people just don't know what they are selling, some folks don't know what they are buying, and hence we get this kind of confusion going on... this, you know, exploitation market similar to that set up for teenagers...

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