a netbook in 2010: a low-power, small machine that isn't very capable except for browsing the world wide web
a netbook in 2020: basically a mobile workstation with octacore CPU, 32 GB ram, so you can run more than 3 Web Applications at the same time
@uint8_t I made the same joke before. In 2010, being able to browse the web was a benchmark for underpowered computer. Today, it's a benchmark for medium-to-high performance computer.
Except that you forgot to close Slack in the background so your Supercomputer struggles to spin the dan fast enough to cope with a third browsertab.
@uint8_t Would not expect anything else from anybody having a C type name in his/her nick. But your statement is very reasonable I think. 😉
@uint8_t not really, if you were an Old People you'd just complain about your 2010 netbook to your extended family's designated computer science graduate who works as a programmer irl and unwillingly as a computer repairperson in the family
@uint8_t my computer, noted piece of shit, will take about two or three minutes the first time I click on a youtube video to Do Anything
@uint8_t octacore sounds so big and powerful, but actually yeah... 8 cores is pretty average (especially with Ryzen)
I remember I used to talk about my aged laptops as "good enough for web browsing but not serious work." Now its the other way around.
@uint8_t the world would be a much better place if even just 16GB of RAM was the industry standard. But the €500-600 laptop market is still stuck at 8GB.
@uint8_t my biggest issue is webdevs not knowing what window management is
I actually got quite angry at a colleague over that before because they only ever had the internal website they developed and that I used open in fullscreen - and something was broken or just highly irritating to me because it didn’t work in a normal window size
There were also some potentially harshly worded words directed at fediverse software developers on a previous account related to that and other things
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