At 9/19/12 06:46 PM, Painbringer wrote:
It was the 1990s:
Both Intel and AMD, as well as all the other manufacturers, all shared the same sockets, and any CPU could be overclocked at the flip of a jumper or bios setting - Some even well beyond their rated speed!
Why can't the computer industry be like that again?!?
Computers were more simple from an engineering perspective, so-called "crazy speeds" back then wouldn't even be tolerated today. But I don't call that freedom. What I miss were the days before so many businesses had their greedy fucking hands out in the internet. When most users were truly anonymous, before myspace, before facebook. Back when people used dogpile more than Google, and people still used Ask Jeeves. Back when people still used those old school AOL Instant Messenger chat rooms. The internet was largely more innocent, I'd most compare it to any "anything goes" college party.
And you had fucking cool games, StarCraft, Diablo 2, Quake III Arena, Duke Nukem 3D. Most new computer games have been softened down 3 notches.
I don't miss the 90s. I miss the time before businesses and international enforcement agencies put their hand on each of our shoulders.