10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby n_hologram » 2018-10-20 18:47

Bulkley wrote:None1975, rest assured, I'm not a bot. I'm also not the original poster to this thread. He/she/it has been removed.

Sounds like something a bot would say...
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby Bulkley » 2018-10-20 19:34

n_hologram wrote:Sounds like something a bot would say...


:lol: Good one.
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby debiman » 2018-10-21 13:31

thank you, bot, for this wonderful bikeshedding thread!

i am not a low-stat fetishist.
my desktop has almost 8GB RAM, and i hardly ever use even 1GB, even now, browsing with ~20 tabs open...
but i'm also not a gamer.

i agree with the assessment that 10 years (and even longer) ago we did the same with much "weaker" (of course they weren't weak _then_) machines.
i was actually surprised to see how "normal" some screenshots form the early 2000s look.
the same desktop paradigm as today.
notably:
https://www.linux.org.ru/gallery/archive/1999/11/
https://anders.unix.se/2015/10/28/scree ... ople-2002/
thread:
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=436
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby milomak » 2018-10-21 14:23

debiman wrote:thank you, bot, for this wonderful bikeshedding thread!

i am not a low-stat fetishist.
my desktop has almost 8GB RAM, and i hardly ever use even 1GB, even now, browsing with ~20 tabs open...
but i'm also not a gamer.

i agree with the assessment that 10 years (and even longer) ago we did the same with much "weaker" (of course they weren't weak _then_) machines.
i was actually surprised to see how "normal" some screenshots form the early 2000s look.
the same desktop paradigm as today.
notably:
https://www.linux.org.ru/gallery/archive/1999/11/
https://anders.unix.se/2015/10/28/scree ... ople-2002/
thread:
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=436

less than 1gb?

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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby Segfault » 2018-10-21 14:26

What's 'gb'? According to SI 'g' stands for gram and 'b' for bar. But of course, education is one of those thing you don't miss if you don't have it ...
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby debiman » 2018-10-21 15:00

Segfault wrote:What's 'gb'? According to SI 'g' stands for gram and 'b' for bar. But of course, education is one of those thing you don't miss if you don't have it ...

graham bread?

seriously, you're getting hung up on somebody forgetting (or not caring) to use SHIFT?

@milomak: fwiw, in my opinion that is not a sign of lacking education.
i understood that perfectly well (but i didn't understand your question).

sheesh. nerds.
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby bw123 » 2018-10-21 17:46

wow thanks https://duckduckgo.com/html/?q=graham+bread

100 yrs ago, we ate the same bread with 10x less CHEMICALS
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby oswaldkelso » 2018-10-21 22:48

Ash init durbatulûk, ash init gimbatul,
Ash init thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby pcalvert » 2018-10-22 09:33

About twelve years ago I tried a temporary installation of BeOS on a 266 MHz Pentium II with 64 MB of RAM, and I couldn't believe how responsive it was on such an old computer. I opened several programs and was stunned when they snapped open almost instantly.

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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby None1975 » 2018-10-22 15:34

Bulkley wrote:None1975, rest assured, I'm not a bot. I'm also not the original poster to this thread. He/she/it has been removed.

Ok. I understand. But why are you tagged as an author? It's some kind of nonsense. In accordance with all logic rules, this topic should be locked or removed. And the first one who responded to the bot should not be assigned as creator of topic.
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-10-22 16:40

None1975 wrote:But why are you tagged as an author? It's some kind of nonsense. In accordance with all logic rules, this topic should be locked or removed. And the first one who responded to the bot should not be assigned as creator of topic.

D00d, take a chill pill, why is that such a problem?

I am glad the thread was left open because it's been quite interesting so far, do you not agree?
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-10-22 16:53

It seems a few members are still enjoying the topic, no reason to close and lock it.
For those that don't want to take part in the discussion, well, nobody is obligated to do that.
In the forum guidelines, there is noting saying a topic must be logical, nor anything saying that there can not be a discussion on How things were 10 years ago, compared to to day.
How ever, if any one has a problem with a topic, or any posts , instead of de-railing the topic, please use the "report button", and just report it. Thank you
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby debiman » 2018-10-22 17:31

oswaldkelso wrote:for your parousal

arousal?
perusal?
both?
sweet dreams, are made of this....
:mrgreen:

here are some of the very earliest (2001) kde screenshots:
https://store.kde.org/browse/page/1533/ord/latest/

17 years ago, so much was possible with 17 times less RAM! :D
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby n_hologram » 2018-10-22 18:50

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:I am glad the thread was left open because it's been quite interesting so far, do you not agree?

It was a legit thread topic, especially for a bot.

New *nix goal: create a bot that only produces thought-provoking questions.
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Re: 10 years ago we did the same with 10x less RAM

Postby oswaldkelso » 2018-10-22 18:52

^ Freudian slip :twisted:
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