*bart simpson at the blackboard voice*: we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we don't need better hardware, we need more efficient software, we...

@djsundog Probably related: Even C isn’t as “close to the metal” like it used to be because no one understands the actual hardware. It’s all too complex, too proprietary, and everyone has too little time before the release cycle ends

@cypnk @djsundog assembly isn't even "close to metal" due to all the nonsense intel is doing

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@ben @cypnk and at the opposite end, you can't even start the cpu on a raspberry pi without asking the gpu to start it up for you. it's ludicrous in its overcomplexity through and through, no matter where you look.

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