Run GNU/Linux and XFree86 on a 80386 with merely 2 MB RAM
Having 32 GB RAM and the web browser is still super laggy
And then its HDD died. And when I tried to replace it, I somehow managed to fry both the internal power circuits and the external power supply at the same time.
@ronane oui mais bon, il y a bien des projets de browser dans le cloud de nos jours alors pourquoi pas 😀
@julienxx I thought it was serious at the beginning. It's only with "emoji cache" that I understood.
@julienxx Please tell me this is a joke. Really, if this is a real thing it's truly time to get rid of my computers and take up residency in a dark cave.
The "Seguri Dad" is a giveaway.
The thing is, something like this isn't a *terrible* idea. Web browsers are both extremely resource intensive and huge attack surfaces so it kind of makes sense to put it on a separate computer with very limited access to your main one.
(Note: the need for something like this *is* terrible.)
@julienxx if you printed this on typical magazine paper and just made a photo i would actually believe that this is real
@julienxx Of all the images on the internet this one makes me feel most conflicted.
It makes me want to laugh and cry, but most importantly it makes me hate how much I want it so that I can use some of my computer for actual work instead of burning CPU on Slack causing shitloads of fucking latency on the low-resource applications I actually *want* to use.
Yes+No ("Jein" in German) - custom silicon is made for precisely defined algorithms - e. g. calculating beams of a multi-directional radio antenna or encrypt/decrypt messages or make numerical simulations on environmental settings. (Few formulas, lots of data).
Web browsing, in contrast, means (nowadays) executing any arbitrary JS program which all those guys put onto the web. /If/ you wanted that more efficient, /they/ should program the app directly in C/C++/...
Of course programming languages and maybe even the whole hardware designs could learn from today's web. (Which makes the original graphic so interesting). But then it wouldn't be custom silicon, then it would be a complete system change.
But me personally, I would really think twice whether to use/adopt this if it would come around tomorrow - this would be computers far distant from locally-interfacing, locally holding data. They were nothing more than boring web endpoints.
@sasha_sorokin yeah until the blockchain folks find a use for it and we can't get a good card without selling a kidney
@julienxx this is too real. There's a startup doing something like this and I don't remember what it's called.
@julienxx I hate that someone is probably looking at this like "hmmm... i bet we could sell this in our next device"
A Plan 9 oriented server.