hey /g/, just woke up from a coma from 2006, not even kidding, what's the latest tech news and memes we got here? What should I know?
>Steve Jobs is dead
K I admit I already knew that because I actually did read some news
> Everything has ads
So literally nothing has changed
> Everyone is obsessed with cell phones
Not sure if that's good or not, interesting.
> Encryption/security is a mainstream issue
> AMD can't into CPUs, Intel has a terrible monopoly
Really? What went wrong?
>literally nothing has changed
you have no idea how bad thngs are
As a tech person one of the biggest things you should know is that after 9/11 the government went into full panopticon mode.
The NSA spies on EVERYTHING done by EVERYBODY.
Due to technology being accepted by the masses that shamelessly spies on you it's very difficult to live a normal life while keeping your privacy intact.
Edward Snowden was a whistle blower who leaked a bunch of classified documents revealing just how bad things have gotten.
>still calling image macros "memes"
There are good things about how advanced cell phones are, for example you can pull 50Mbps on cellular internet in a decently-sized city which is cool as fuck, but many people use them to avoid social situations and it can cause problems sometimes.
AMD just stopped being able to compete with Intel. Since the Core2 line, AMD's CPUs have never been better than, much less equal to, Intel's. The upside is that AMD makes great GPUs now, since they bought ATI (I think that happened right around 2006).
Ah, what else has changed since 2006? That was the year I started browsing /g/.
Steam is a huge platform now, instead of only carrying Valve games, almost every PC game is published on Steam.
Windows XP is regarded with nostalgia, but only used in poor countries. Many current programs do not work on it.
Most people stream all of their media on demand, rather than maintaining a local digital file.
A lot more shit, if your srs about the 10 year coma.
I don't know but I'm always paranoid that if I resort to streaming media only and if I ever want to rewatch something obscure that I used to have I may be SOL if it is no longer available for stream and the torrents have since disappeared. This is especially true for TV shows that did not get a bluray (or even dvd) rerelease.
You missed smartphones.
Everything else is pretty similar.
Oh right, smartphones are portable spying devices that people carry around so that the NSA can spy on them.
They also make phone calls.
he did read some news, as evidenced in this post >>52466351
it is not wrong to assume he learned the modern meaning of "meme" and then applied it to the olden jokes of 10 years ago
But who cares if he's lying or not, it feels great to think about how people were looking forward to the future...
Microsoft launched Windows Vista. It was shit but after a few security and bug patches it became alright. Some people on /g/ use it to avoid the botnet. Unfortunately the damage was done and it became a tainted OS in the eyes of the public.
Microsoft launched Windows 7 to critical acclaim. People loved it. Basically XP but with a much glossier finish and a lot more fixes. In its time it was rather trendy.
Microsoft then launched Windows 8. It was absolute shit in the opinion of almost everyone. They tried to make Windows tablet accessible but did a half-assed job at it by making the start menu fullscreen, flattening the UI and making things larger. It was unusable on both tablets and computers for the mostpart.
Soon after they released 8.1. It was a free upgrade for 8 users and fixed the underlying issues but stayed adament that the fullscreen start menu was a good idea and that "metro" apps needed to exist.
Last year they announced they would be releasing a new Windows, named Windows 10. They claimed that due to its modular nature they would never need to release another version of Windows again (this is complete bullshit). People got freaked out by the spying in the beta but we all chalked it down to it being for improvement of the final release. However as soon found out the final release also had the same, if not more spyware in it. Also it was hideous i m o f a m.
Since then MS have been trying to force user to upgrade and have done some shady shit to hide the telemetry, constantly releasing forced updates to patch any anti-spyware shit.
That was a short chronology of the last 9 - 10 years of Microsoft for you.
Sophisticated, touch-driven smartphones coupled with high-speed mobile networks are the dominant form of personal computing. This has given rise to another Silicon Valley startup boom driven by mobile apps and accessories.
Social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc) are the mainstream forms of social interaction on the Internet. They serve primarily to connect corporate brands with consumers through marketing and ads. Instant messaging is still popular, though no one uses AIM anymore.
YouTube monopolized all non-porn Web videos and is owned by Google.
Google transformed from a simple Web search company into a monstrous multi-headed hydra recently renamed Alphabet, with investments in everything from AI to robotics to nanotech. They are also one of the biggest spenders of government lobbying.
Apple is now one of the richest companies on Earth, and by far the richest tech company. Its products are still iconic and immensely popular. Steve Jobs died of cancer in 2011.
Microsoft is on a slow descent into irrelevance. Windows is a legacy platform. Monkey Boy was replaced by an Indian.
Palm was purchased then destroyed by HP, before the remains were sold to LG. Nokia was purchased then destroyed by Microsoft. Motorola was purchased by Google, then sold to Lenovo. RIM was renamed BlackBerry and now makes Android phones.
Physical media is still declining. Music, movies, and TV shows are primarily streamed or downloaded through vendors such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, and Amazon. Blockbuster is dead.
Newspapers are dying and being replaced by shallow, sensationalist, low-cost "clickbait" journalism designed to maximize ad revenue by pandering to the lowest common denominator. Blogging is also dying.
Flash is on its deathbed, succeeded by HTML5.
Self-driving cars have entered the mainstream consciousness and will likely become reality in 5-10 years.
Flying quadcopter drones and 3D printing are popular hobbies.
Did I miss something?
Most people are fucking retards and can't figure out how to use a filesystem anyways. Streaming lets them access it all through "apps" without it taking up any storage space on their devices.
You should leave 4chan now, it is no longer nearly as good as it once was in 2006.
Reddit is where all the cool kids hang out now.
>Palm was purchased then destroyed by HP, before the remains were sold to LG.
I want to go back.
This comment may seem like a joke but it is not.
Watch South Park.
It is the best way to get informed about current past events.
From a programming standpoint:
PHP (6.3%) and
Ruby (6%). (Source: Githut)
Right after finely handcrafted C/PP code, Java is the language with the highest performance.
Microsoft made C#, the core of their .net framework and their web development framework asp.net open source. C# runs properly on Linux now.
The currently preferred way of transferring data over the internet is now JSON, which is the human readable serialization format of JS objects. It's incredibly easy to understand. Servers offer JSON APIs that conform to the RESTful standard to varying degrees. REST is a bit of a meme technology, most people don't properly understand it and many who do don't like it very much and mix it with anti-REST design.
>Season eight of South Park, an American animated television series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, began airing on March 17, 2004.
Some cuck named Edward Snowden leaked to the word that the NSA has been collecting data about everyone, foreign or American, such as phone call metadata, and most likely a bunch of other shit that the Patroit Act gave them the right to do. Well the Patriot Act kinda expired so now we have the Freedom Act which is the same thing.
The FCC made net neutrality law.
"Memes" are now a mainstream topic.
That Donald Trump guy wants to be US President and wants to reinstate nationalism with a wall over the Mexican border.
Don't forget how much their Windows Phone line has tanked. Windows 10 Mobile is a buggy piece of shit and most Windows phones are sub $100 devices with poor build quality and low specs. Not to mention the lack of support and applications on their store and Microsoft's disapproval of sideloading any other apps.
It will never be the year of the Linix desktop. Linix will absolutely never be the main desktop for users. There are just way to many distros, if there was one freaking amazing distro that was easy to use from children to old people, and could play all steam games and software kinda how Wine does it.
well, you need to be enthusiastic for at least one day or max two, then you're riding the Arch wave. srsly, np. Besides kids today are tech savvy as fuark, they literally grew up on computers.
Remember being called a tinfoil?
Now it's just "We always knew that, no-one cares"
Literally the first thing /b/ was were memes. Memes caused /b/ to be split into /a/ and /b/.
What about milhouse?
According to you, milhouse was not a meme before people started using memes.
What happened in 2009 was that people started calling INTERNET IMAGE MACROS memes with zero understanding of what the word meme meant. 2012-13 is when you started finding out about memes.
>Besides kids today are tech savvy as fuark, they literally grew up on computers.
If you really have been out a decade...
Your input to us on this shit is just as valuable as our input to you.
The world and culture moves way too fucking fast these days to know what's gonna happen next and someone who's just woken up from that time could provide valuable insight. For the love of god just keep replying.
>AMD prefers Moar coars to the higher IPC that intel runs.
Sure they get better benches on compression and encryption but they don't perform as well for -as much as /g/ pretends to hate- gaymen.
Modern graphics APIs can only really utilize 1 core properly.
The latest generation are fat sacks of entitled shit raised on bad ideas and participation medals.
Here's a kicker, we have /mlp/
Cryptocurrency, bitcoin, acts as decentralized money. Pretty badass how it works. Not widely adopted but the odd ATM supports it. Ultra volatile, bad news and you can see the value drop live.
Spying shit in everything. We're heading full cyberpunk dystopia with none of the cool shit yet and all of the surveillance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNZrq2iK87k
School shootings monthly, if not weekly, followed by the forced gun control "discussion"
David Bowie just died. RIP.
Open alpha seems standard development model for games and software alike. It's shit.
Indians can't be taken seriously on the internet anymore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_peUxE_BKcU
Purpose built AI is taking off, it's slow but it can read, see, and drive cars as well as a human.
People actively defend corporations ("shilling") not just on social media, but right here on /g/ too. You know like some sports fans will defend anything their team does or how religious people will defend anything their leadership does, that's nothing compared to how people defend corporations nowadays, as opposed to demanding they become better, shits insane.
this, they understand how to actually use user interfaces which is a HUGE step from the previous generation that can't even find the "settings" menu and figure shit out by themselves, but anything that escapes a ui is a huge hurdle they assume is unsurmountable
yeah basically this, they don't think computers are the devil's work, but that doesn't mean they know how anything is working or they can do anything without having big buttons to help them
>Besides kids today are tech savvy as fuark, they literally grew up on computers
They grew up thinking that computers are just machines that get on Facebook, kids are not tech savvy.
what else is there to do? program fizzbuzz on /g/?
>escapes a ui
loonix neckbeard, opinion discarded
>are just machines that get on Facebook
Yeah, machines usually serve a function. They are not supposed to be fetishized like most /g/ tards do when they show their battlestations.
Let's say a normie's Windows machine breaks. Do you think they would really know how to fix it?
Or, if someone got malaware, worm, keylogger, etc., do you really think they know what to do?
Just because they Google the answer doesn't mean that they are truly tech savvy. When one can fix problems WITHOUT Googling, then I will say that they are tech savvy.
At my school, there is a tech help desk, since iPads were distributed to everyone. There is so many stupid problems that go there, such as "my storage is full, how do I fix it," or "how do I update," It just blows my mind.
>inb4 underage b&, I'm 18 you fags
>Let's say a normie's Windows machine breaks. Do you think they would really know how to fix it?
Buy a new one.
>Or, if someone got malaware, worm, keylogger, etc., do you really think they know what to do?
Nothing to hide.
>Just because they Google the answer doesn't mean that they are truly tech savvy. When one can fix problems WITHOUT Googling, then I will say that they are tech savvy.
An expert doesn't need to know everything just as much to get himself the answer he needs.
>At my school
I know you think of yourself that you are the nerdy one, a special snowflake among special snowflakes, but your skills are no big deal. Every kid knows this stuff. Deal with it and learn how to socialize. This will serve you better, kiddo.
>What should I know?
I Still have not released HL-3, just go back in a coma for a few more years
Laptops became thinner than a dvd case
Tablets became a thing with apple establishing it to broad masses and microsoft now making the best ones. (Somehow...)
Every game now usually has DLCs, Season pass programms or some other sort of bullshit wombo combo extras to buy for real money..
Cpu/Gpu performance increase stagnated like 2010.
Super high ppi are now a thing with smartphones having up to like 4000 x 2000 ish Pixels
Also websites started suing adblockers..