2021/04/30 8:40:38 AM UTC
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 @ julienxx
2021/04/30 8:47:22 AM UTC
I thought it was serious at the beginning. It's only with "emoji cache" that I understood. @ julienxx
2021/04/30 8:48:36 AM UTC
oui mais bon, il y a bien des projets de browser dans le cloud de nos jours alors pourquoi pas 😀 @ ronane
2021/04/30 8:49:13 AM UTC
tu me rassure ! @ julienxx
Stadia 4 Facebook x)
2021/04/30 8:54:10 AM UTC
@ julienxx "
@_Ninji spent far too much time on this"
breathes a sigh of relief
2021/04/30 8:53:59 AM UTC
@ bortzmeyer It will happen. I mean… just check the news over the last years - who would have guessed o0 @ julienxx
(Also: Where is my hoverboard?)
2021/04/30 9:04:18 AM UTC
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. @ julienxx
2021/04/30 9:08:41 AM UTC
Nothing says "future" like desktop apps that basically run on something based on Chromium.
2021/04/30 9:09:38 AM UTC
@ julienxx At this rate the future might as well be "cloud browsers", and this one is sadly real: @ bortzmeyer https://www. mightyapp.com/
2021/04/30 9:14:14 AM UTC
@ meisam I doubt it, saw the pic out of context so must be a twitter handle @ Ninji
2021/04/30 9:17:21 AM UTC
if you printed this on typical magazine paper and just made a photo i would actually believe that this is real @ julienxx
2021/04/30 11:12:10 AM UTC
tell my why i shouldn't but this other that it doesn't exist
2021/04/30 11:17:19 AM UTC
@ loke I'll join you if this turns out to be not an Aprils fool. @ julienxx
2021/04/30 11:20:24 AM UTC
Facebook newsfeed FPS cracked me up.
2021/04/30 11:27:51 AM UTC
cursed. Where did it all go wrong? @ julienxx
2021/04/30 11:46:57 AM UTC
Of all the images on the internet this one makes me feel most conflicted. @ julienxx
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.
2021/04/30 11:50:18 AM UTC
isn't this basically what custom silicon does? @ julienxx
2021/04/30 1:12:59 PM UTC
do you update it for every new HTML standard that comes in? That will be expensive. @ julienxx
2021/04/30 1:15:20 PM UTC
yeah until the blockchain folks find a use for it and we can't get a good card without selling a kidney @ sasha_sorokin
2021/04/30 2:07:15 PM UTC
This is a joke I assume, sometimes it's hard to tell. @ julienxx
2021/04/30 3:02:03 PM UTC
I just hope that this is a some kind of joke here :-))). On the other hand, it looks like a very good idea to get this bloated web growing into even more insanity :-). @ julienxx # is a way to go ... not this crap called gemini # www
2021/04/30 4:09:12 PM UTC
this is too real. There's a startup doing something like this and I don't remember what it's called. @ julienxx
2021/04/30 4:40:51 PM UTC
this is what electron devs are developing for @ julienxx
2021/04/30 4:45:40 PM UTC
A card with emoji cache, it's... funny x) @ julienxx
2021/04/30 5:02:23 PM UTC
@ allison @ wzqtparor @ julienxx
we're in the era where eww is now a lightweight browser
2021/04/30 5:37:02 PM UTC
amazing! Can't wait to finally be able to have 2 browser tabs open at the SAME TIME! @ julienxx
2021/05/01 1:06:01 AM UTC
@ wzqtparor install sqlite3, then: @ julienxx $ for i in *.sqlite; do echo "vacuum;" | sqlite3 $i ; done
for f in ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/*.sqlite; do sqlite3 $f "vacuum; ; done
it will compress the firefox database.
Also in the about:preferences#privacy section you can empty the cache and cookies.
2021/05/01 8:08:21 AM UTC
build it for companies using salesforce and it'll sell like hotcakes @ julienxx
2021/05/01 6:32:15 PM UTC
would legitimately take this over that Mighty thing.
2021/05/01 7:40:08 PM UTC
@ wzqtparor @ julienxx you forgot 2010s: let's make small 10" laptops with Atom CPUs - just for web browsing, that shouldn't need much power - and call them "netbooks"
2021/05/01 8:07:13 PM UTC
@ wolf480pl @ wzqtparor @ julienxx
netbook form factor is cool but i dont think they were built that well, might be wrong though
2021/05/01 8:10:17 PM UTC
@ wowaname @ julienxx @ wzqtparor I had one, I loved the form factor and the keyboard layout, but having to choose between running Firefox *or* Thunderbird at any particular time wasn't fun...
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.
2021/05/01 8:15:17 PM UTC
I hate that someone is probably looking at this like "hmmm... i bet we could sell this in our next device" @ julienxx
2021/05/04 5:35:36 AM UTC
I legitimately thought this was real... yikes. @ julienxx
2021/05/04 5:38:41 AM UTC
I still have my NB300 Toshiba, that thing is a little beast. I specced it up to 2GB ram, originally had 1GB 🤦♂️ @ wowaname Of course, it now has Manjaro on it. @ julienxx @ wolf480pl @ wzqtparor
2021/05/04 5:40:12 AM UTC
you sound like management. My mate is a manager and manages to kill gear in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways. Sometimes without even doing anything 😆 @ wolf480pl @ wowaname @ julienxx @ wzqtparor
2021/05/04 7:22:47 AM UTC
lol no, I'm not a manager, and I'd make a terrible one. @ swansinflight
2021/05/04 7:34:06 AM UTC
2021/05/04 7:51:43 AM UTC
@ quad @ julienxx
2021/05/04 9:52:25 AM UTC
Ah. There it is. The most cursed thing I'm going to see all year. @ julienxx
2021/05/04 6:31:57 PM UTC
@ kai @ julienxx 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++/...
2021/05/04 6:32:41 PM UTC
@ kai @ julienxx 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.
2021/05/04 6:40:43 PM UTC
@ jbechtel in case it wasn’t obvious this was a joke about web browsing requiring too much resources for essentially text and images 😅 @ kai
2021/05/04 6:45:19 PM UTC
@ julienxx @ kai @ Polychrome
Like Polychrome (in CC) - you can never be sure 🙂
I fully agree with you that web pages have become too heavy. A very impressive example is twitter <-> nitter.
2021/05/11 5:34:11 AM UTC