Re: I feel unclean
- Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:40:44 -0600
- From: Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: I feel unclean
On 11/21/2017 2:20 PM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what The Real Bev graced us with on
11/21/2017 11:32 AM:
Not me. Still back with the 48K with 192K floppies. Grin. And I
thought THAT was lots of RAM and disk space. First computers I operated
for the USAF had 4.8K of RAM, and card storage! But the OS was only
256bytes! The good old days.
Modems operated at a blazing 300 baud, which yielded about 30
characters/second. Now I get 8MB/S! Progress!
I swore I wasn't going to update from 52ESR/linux, but I was curious
about whether it would speed up the slow-as-pushing-rocks-uphill
facebook scrolling as well as making it possible to view facebook videos.
You, like many of us, are still living in Bill "640K Ought to be Enough
for Anyone" Gates 1989 universe.
I'm ashamed to say that yeah, it does speed up FB, but it doesn't help
with the videos. So now I have 52 open for general browsing and 57
(which I will hold my nose and allow to update) for FB and Chrome for
whatever the FFs won't do.
Fortunately HD space is cheap. My 8TB drive is split into 1TB
partitions (lots of backups), and my actual installation is only 250GB.
My new android phone has 64GB internal memory and a 64GB external
card. Plenty of room there too.
I'm getting sloppy.
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