quiet computers was: MacQuarium Goes Intel...
Joseph S. Barrera III
joe at barrera.org
Thu Dec 4 09:19:32 PST 2003
Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Sometimes I need to do weird stuff, like dragging around an SV40
> virus in OpenGL, with full atomic coordinates. It is intensely
> painful on a somewhat dusty desktop. No can do on a notebook. Both
> CPU and graphics accelerators can't handle it.
Yeah, OK, I lied, I kept one box with a good graphics card
and a TB of disk, but it's off most of the time. It used to be
on all the time until I moved the music and the printers/scanners
to the file server laptop.
But there are some things a laptop can't do, I admit.
> > Quiet is good. Plus no more huge lead-filled monitors.
> I don't think the evironmental footprint of an LCD panel is smaller
> than a CRTs. Bigger, arguably. This will change with polymer displays
I'm just glad I don't have to pick up and move the damn things
any more. And besides the *actual* footprint is without argument
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