[off topic] For the people still using old 16bit vintage PCS - ngIRCd - IRC Server

Benjamin Cronin bcronin720 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 22:03:47 BST 2021


On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 4:32 AM defdefred <defdefred at protonmail.com> wrote:
>
> 1) Manufacturing a new computer is significantly more power intensive.
> 2) Electronic waste is bad.
> 3) "Reduce. Reuse. Recycle". First two R's are very important...
>
> Agreed.
> How about keeping most of the part and changing only the power intensive CPU? :-)

The power needed to manufacture the components of a new computer are
much higher than the power needed to run an old one for many many
years. No matter how many watts your CPU draws (the Intel LGA775 Xeon
draws 120W, half of their modern high end desktop chips), it won't
match the power draw of silicon fabs. And also the challenges of
working with old hardware and modern software/protocols can be fun.


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