Did the improvement of computer technology slowdown?

Did the improvement of computer technology slowdown? I remember there was some concept of everything doubling or something, but everything seems very samey for the past decade.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Say is that OpenMW? My fonts aren't smoothe like that.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    At the same speed that computers are getting faster, software is getting slower.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What the frick

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >use ancient computer
        >everything is blazing fricking fast as long as you've got decent specs for the day

        >use modern computer
        >everything is the same speed as the old computer or slower except applying photoshop filters

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          100%

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          This is only partially true.

          Back in the day, you could go grab a coffee in the time it would take you to compile and link a single .c file. Today you could compile the linux kernel in under 10 minutes.

          The way I see it, the faster a computer is, the slower it seems. What I mean is when we had slow computers, we knew it would take a minute or 5 to get anything done. But now we have blazingly fast computers, we get mad when it takes more then 5 seconds to get anything done.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Or a big search and replace, etc. There were certain loads which would bog down an old computer. Sure.

            Otherwise the old software was better, faster. Things happened instantaneously even. Not so on modern computers.

            >push down arrow to move cursor
            >could be a good 1/3d of a second or more depending on how heavy your Chrome tabs are loading the CPU

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you've never used an ancient computer lol

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm a Gen X'er, I've used most anything that can get online.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

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      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        same concept as lifestyle creep. more resources means more resources to throw away. why even budget?
        software developers have historically been overpaid for very little intellectual effort... gross excess and low ambition have surely been burned into their minds irreversibly.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't think it's just that. From when I studied computer science (17 years ago), around 80% of my classmates couldn't even produce working code. Not just bad code or slow code, they couldn't produce code that even worked at all. Almost all of these people were given passing grades, because the school can't fail 80% of the class without making it look like their fault.

          Translate this across the industry for years and it's easy to see why software is shit. The people working on it literally do not have the cognitive capacity needed to do any better.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Depending on the task the difference between a functional coding solution and an optimal can be thousands of times faster or more for very poor first try proof of concepts.
        But that takes a lot of skill and knowledge that not every software developer has or can use in a cooperative environment.

        Pic related is the only port in Haiti, it works and does it's job but it's a shit port that isn't as good as a port in the USA, EU, Japan or China.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. I forget the blog, but someone did a shitton of analysis and showed how computers in the 80s and 90s were more responsive by a factor of around 3-4x compared with most modern ones. Even the original ifruit phone in 07 is more responsive than any android phone, ever

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think so, just zoom out and compare a RTX 4090 to a GTX 690 from 10 years prior.
    what has slowed down however is the skill level of software developers which may have actually gotten worse.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Shit was blazing and snappy on my P4 when they came out. Almost felt like programs loaded before I clicked them.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >replace western workers who intrinsically believe in inovating/improving with thirdies who 'are just as good' at doing their basic job but have 0 capacity to actually innovate or evolve their industry
      >20 years later why come everything so bad lol whats going on lmao

      I unironically believe that the overwhelming majority of people who would have gone on and innovated current tech are stuck wasting their time doing dumb shit like speed running. Speed running is almost exclusively a white/asian thing, and it's such a huge waste of autism/sperg power. Instead of making our programs more efficent, they are trying to shave off 1 second of bing bang wahoo because some pajeet took their job.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I told you guys to stop wasting your time in leetcode speedrun bullshido but nobody listened.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        speedrunning is such a niche thing to get mad about
        yes it's cancer 99% of the.time but it's fundamentally no different than any other nerd thing in history

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why does this character look like the human embodiment of the word "homielicious".

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    4060 is 20% faster and uses 60% of the power needed by RTX 3060, thus it's almost 2x faster watt-for-watt.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Software in general has hit a wall. Honestly how much computer "power" do you need for say Office programs anymore for example. Not much. Programs, really maybe two, require loads of raw "power" these days; video editing and photo editing. But even those two depending on what your doing with them don't need say a 12 core monster packed with 2TB ram. Games? Yeah those are power hungry but that's new titles. Old titles you don't need a 12GB ram GPU in order to push them with all settings cranked high.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think once the electron leak problem in modern processors goes full swing, its going to be even further into SAS to the point that there is almost no point to such a beefy computer when you have fast and truly unlimited data. Processor speed will stop increasing as much but because google can build clusters out the ass it wont be as much of an issue. I already stopped gaming on my own hardware for a shadow pc because by the time i pay 600 on a decent used workstation to install a used gtx 1070 into i might as well paid 30 a month for over 20 months. By the time the 20 months are over, the workstation will be outdated and my shadow box will be upgraded automatically. And thats for a full windows pc

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I see lord yakub has graced us with his presence.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your threadripper, 4tb nvme ssd, and overclocked ddr5 ram exist solely so that i can write video games in javascript on electron

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >concept of everything doubling or something
    Moore's metric - the power of computers double every 18 months. The inverse of this is that the price of a computer of the same power halves every 18 months. It's still holding strong, last I checked.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Interesting, it doesn't feel like it. Maybe

      This is only partially true.

      Back in the day, you could go grab a coffee in the time it would take you to compile and link a single .c file. Today you could compile the linux kernel in under 10 minutes.

      The way I see it, the faster a computer is, the slower it seems. What I mean is when we had slow computers, we knew it would take a minute or 5 to get anything done. But now we have blazingly fast computers, we get mad when it takes more then 5 seconds to get anything done.

      is right, and it's subjective. Like how old people think time is speeding up.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        just look at how RAM and processor specs have changed over time, shit's definitely getting faster. tons of people have gigabit internet and nvme drives that demolish what was typical in computers a decade ago.

        but like another anon said, software gets slower and new features get added that eat up that performance improvement. people get on discord voice calls with 20 people instead of an irc chat room. they stream in 4k instead of 480p. they download games that take up 100 GB of storage, their web browser eat up gigs of RAM, they run an entire extra instance of google chrome for an application because the devs only know javascript, etc etc

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The half the price part is important - it could be that the computers you are using aren't faster, but they were half or a quarter of the price. I paid something like 5k CAD for my first computer. A Pentium with 4mb RAM and a MASSIVE 1 GB hdd. IDE couldn't handle anything that large, so I had to get SCSI. Compare that with what 5k could get you these days.

        Or a big search and replace, etc. There were certain loads which would bog down an old computer. Sure.

        Otherwise the old software was better, faster. Things happened instantaneously even. Not so on modern computers.

        >push down arrow to move cursor
        >could be a good 1/3d of a second or more depending on how heavy your Chrome tabs are loading the CPU

        >Chrome
        Found your problem
        >tabs
        2nd problem - you're probably one of those idiots with 1000 tabs open.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Even if Chrome isn't the foreground task it consumes MASSIVE cpu even if you just launch it and don't even surf to any sites lol.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Don't use Chrome.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            send it SIGSTOP anytime it isn't focused?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Take ANY modern graphics toolkit vs Color Quickdraw from Apple. It's more complicated, has shittier fonts, worse display handling, SMALLER CANVASES INCLUDING OFFSCREEN, it's a real shit heap.

    That's like, 35 year old tech now. And it beats the shit out of the morass of different garbage abstraction layers we have now. Even Quickdraw 3D which rightly lost to OpenGL is looking better than the garbage we see now of at least 3 going divergent graphics standards for 3D.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >trying to listen to music on the mountain
    >spotify doesn't know to switch to offline mode when signals out
    >have to do it manually every time
    >doesn't like when i try to play or search for downloaded music when there's no signal, sometimes even in offline mode
    >downloaded music for offline use btw
    >lags often on 5 year old but higher end cell hardware + stock os (no updates)
    just what the hell are devs doing these days? this phone is technically impressive but modern software moronation is making this hardware look like a science fair potato clock.
    there's just no reason for it. lazy pricks

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    people say this shit while we're in the middle of the AI explosion from the past two years that will probably shape the next century. yeah maybe your precious bideo games aren't that different than they were 10 years ago but there is more to technological progress than elder scrolls games getting better or worse

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ai is shit, simple as.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's better than it was 6 months ago, which was better than 6 months before that, which was already WAY better than the average person thought would be possible in their lifetime a year before that. whether you personally use it for anything, saying "why is technology so stagnant" while we're living through this is hilarious

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's niche right now, like VR.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Your life is niche. You are one mere human amidst 8+ billion.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          a lot of ai tools are essentially knoweldge traps. In the 90s, microsoft and abunch of gayman predesaor organizations spent hundreds of millions of dollars setting up colleges and universities in countries such as india to train the workers that would replace millenials. Now they are spending billlions of dollars to create ai for the exact same reason to future proof tech-outsourcing.

          Wages will forever spiral and immigration will never cease, because once these ai tools are 'finished', they can just pick and choose which ever random moron they want who will work for nothing and then slap some ai tools in their hands and let them go to work.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >t. pajeet slopfest enjoyer

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >AI REVOLUTION
      >office building of indian workers manually doing tasks, copy and pasting wikipedia articles

      the ai revolution is the final nail in the coffin. Thirdies cant innovate, and with 'ai', the next generation is going to be stuck in a reinforced loop of consuming the same information over and over and never be able to advance technology forward in a meaningful way.

      ai is great for the government to sort through the data theyve hoarded over the past 30 years, its going to knee cap regular people and their ability to do anything beyond whats already done before ai.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Black person, word 2003 opens instantly and can do 99.999% of what you could ever imagine needing to do in a word processor, for example. but office 365 is a shitlag fest. pidgin sends messages over xmpp and consumes no resouces, compared with discord.

      as others have said, video processing requires a lot of horsepower, but for general computing, the experience has gotten so much worse even though hardware is orders of magnitude more powerful.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    "slowdown" is a noun

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good to see at least one person is literate here.

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