Yawnald wrote on 2022-07-28, 23:13:
Some of you guys are acting like you're being forced to use power hungry components. Just because they exist doesn't mean you're being forced to purchase/use them. I'm of the opinion that the more compute power I can have locally, the better. I guess guys like me are in the rapidly shrinking minority...
Griping about power usage pretty much goes against everything we do here. We can do a whole lot more within a certain power limit with modern hardware than with vintage hardware, yet we don't. That's because we're enthusiasts. That used to mean something.
I agree, I had a marshall stack of hardware in the 00's and it barely hurt the electrical bill any....I called it the "Marshall Stack of Vintage Computing" because it was a literal stack of old PCs on a 6 port Belkin AT/Serial/PS2 KVM. I think maybe there was a $10 difference in the month I had all six run all month (in the winter no less, so I think some of the savings was not needing a heater 🤣 )
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