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asciilifeform: $ticker btc usd
btcinfobot: Current BTC price in USD: $32972.24
asciilifeform: !w poll
watchglass: Polling 15 nodes...
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asciilifeform: << what about'em ? afaik all extant gpu are in fact vn machines, simply w/ multitude of small cpu cores + the usual 1 memory bus.
snsabot: Logged on 2021-01-02 20:28:54 verisimilitude: Say, what are the thoughts on GPUs with regards to this, asciilifeform?
asciilifeform unrelatedly: asks readers who (supposing anyone has) bought 3840x2160 ips displays in recent 5yrs, to write in. looking for sumthing larger than current flagship 'nec' 27in. no, not interested in tvisms/non-ips garbage/similar.
asciilifeform: specifically must NOT use pwm backlight. so e.g. 'dell' is right out.
verisimilitude: Expand PWM.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: pulse-width modulation. when comp displays started using led lamps instead of fluorescent tubes, almost all vendors implemented brightness control by pulsed flicker.
asciilifeform: the notion was 'most people cannot see 200hz flicker.'
asciilifeform: asciilifeform can see 400+hz flicker.
asciilifeform: and incidentally most folx indeed 'can't see'. they then wonder where the chronic headaches come from.
verisimilitude: I've a 1080p Dell monitor I bought a few years back. I notice no flicker, and usually blame any temporary display oddities on OpenBSD.
verisimilitude: I don't usually get headaches; any of mine usually only get bad a few times a year, at which point I sleep to rid myself of them; if that doesn't work, it happens I was actually ill, usually realizing this by my next waking.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: 1080pism is astonishing technoregress -- these would have been considered miserly even in 1990s crt days
verisimilitude: I figured I'd buy a cheap, ``bad'' monitor, and only upgrade it once I reached a point I needed it.
verisimilitude: Do tell, asciilifeform; I'm ignorant of this.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: well, i had 1600x1200 on my 1990s crts. and it was considered standard.
verisimilitude: I'm aware of issues with blacks and other things, but I'm certainly ignorant of yet other details.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: the type of work that asciilifeform does, goes 'geometrically' faster the more lines of text asciilifeform can legibly see at once w/out scrolling.
verisimilitude: I suppose a 4K monitor would be appropriate then; nowadays there are 8K.
asciilifeform: them, plus e.g. program outputs, and docs, etc.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: afaik there are no 8k monitor (not tv, these aint interchangeable , tv are sold w/ non-rectangular pixels and unsuitable for text) of reasonable size on the market atm
verisimilitude: I'd like a dual monitor setup, but most of my machines are so old they only support VGA output, and I didn't try hard to get it working, since I just use the monitor with the one machine that has HDMI out.
verisimilitude: It doesn't get mentioned enough, that HDMI has digital restrictions management in it.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: atm i have 1 27in 3840x2160 (horiz. '4k'); 2 1200x1900 (90 degree); 1 1440x2560 (90 deg.); and 1 1600x1200 (horiz.) .
verisimilitude: I use my one 1808p monitor rotated to a vertical standing primarily for WWW browsing.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: serious displays normally use 'displayport' cabling, rather than hdmi (if you want 60hz+ refresh, which you do, or will see 'snail trail' on cursor)
verisimilitude: Oh, I can see the previous cursors if I move it fast enough, but always figured that was poor software.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: my advice, is to carefully forget errything i said, and try not to even see modern displays. it's a kind of 'luxury ratchet', once you've had 200+ln of text visible at 1nce, will be very difficult to go back, will be like using outdoor latrine
verisimilitude: Oh, I know.
verisimilitude: I went from WWW browsing on a small screen, to using this 1080p monitor rotated, and knew I didn't want to browse with a smaller screen ever again.
verisimilitude: I wanted to get my WWW browsing on a separate machine, so I don't browse any other way anymore.
verisimilitude: I do less programming on this machine, but the larger view is nice, yes.
asciilifeform: reversing wins from 'moar lines, at whatever cost' even far more so than programming.
asciilifeform apropos of above thrd, in several days of head-wall bashing, found only this list -- albeit not updated since 2016.
verisimilitude: I'll probably use this list if I purchase another monitor.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: if you don't notice flicker on the rubbish-bin 'dell' -- prolly no reason to
verisimilitude: Sure, but if I purchase another monitor, it may as well have such things I don't actually need.
verisimilitude: I may only not notice it because the screen's at only 20% brightness and 70% contrast currently.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: typically the lower the brightness setting, the more eye torture from pwm
verisimilitude: I'm not noticing any such difference at any brightness setting.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: then you can safely ignore the subj.
verisimilitude: This has been interesting to learn a little of, in any case.
whaack: !w probe
watchglass: : Alive: (0.084s) V=99999 (/ Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Return Addr= Blocks=664369
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verisimilitude: Say, asciilifeform, the von Neumann bottleneck is caused by the one access for data and code; it doesn't feel meaningfully different to write programs which don't use memory for anything beyond code, however.
verisimilitude: That is, be there anything much special about that class of programs which, after initialization, have all mutable state live in registers and whatnot?
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