Sorta reminds me of Core War... which I haven't even thought of in decades, much less programmed.
Writing Redcode taught me a lot about assembly language at an age where most other kids thought 'assembly language' was what was spoken when everybody was packed into the auditorium.
The cheapest EC2 node has one CPU at a reserve pricing as low as $0.003 for a t2.nano instance. The exact math I used is:
(6500 * 365 * 24) * 0.003 = $170,820
I realize that a nano instances don't really have much CPU power available (they're intended to be used for bursty tasks), but Google didn't define what a "CPU hour" was, so neither did I.
Like you said, t2's aren't meant for sustained CPU use. You only get 30 minutes of full CPU use after launch, and they further limit how many t2's you can launch with the full initial CPU credit (100 per day) - so you can't just keep launching new hosts to reset the CPU balance and run out the balance for 30 minutes then relaunch. After you use up the initial credit balance, they throttle the CPU to 5% and each hour they give you another 3 credits (which will let you run at 100% cpu for 3 minutes). They've been very careful with pricing and launch limits to prevent them from being used as a cheap CPU compute farm.
Maybe Google didn't define what a "CPU hour" was, but they surely didn't mean "5% of a typical server CPU".
To get the $.003 pricing, you need to purchase a 3-year reserved instance for $69, so assuming you want to get the job done in a year, you need to purchase 6500 instances for $448,500, if you could use the full CPU. But you can't, so you'd really need almost 20 times that number.
t2's are great if you have a low CPU use case, but once your application exceeds the CPU credit balance, performance gets terrible very quickly (even getting an SSH session open can take 30 seconds on a throttled t2.nano instance), so you need good monitoring and the ability to re-launch instances if you're going to use them for anything significant.
Best you consult a criminal lawyer before providing or refusing to provide information you are asked. There are times you cannot refuse.
That may be rather difficult to do if you're detained and they're not willing to release you. I suppose that you could use your phone to make a call...
Today, that desktop experience is based on a very simple, pared-down interface that is reminiscent of the 2000 birthdate of the startup itself.
You mean one that actually works, as opposed to useless eye-candy bullshit that was made by people that really want to make fake UIs for movies and TV shows?
My phone has a global "travel mode", AKA "Airplane mode."
IOW, I just disconnect when traveling. Also when sleeping. And working.
The Internet in all its various forms and guises serves me. Not the other way around. If it's not that way for you, you need to stop selling death-sticks, go home, and rethink your life. Go on. Go.
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You've really missed the point.
No, I really have not.
You are after complexity of the OS so that you can do complicated things with the OS.
I just want bloody subfolders and the ability to get at the filesystem. I don't care if I have to turn it on specially. I don't care if your snowflake pilots can't see it. I just want it to really work without having to root the bloody phone.
You think you're arguing for sophistication and intellect
Good grief, no. I'm arguing for pre-1990 levels, almost prehistoric levels by computing standards, of organizing capacity. There's nothing wrong with most user's intellects -- other than the intellects behind the reasoning that says "one level is all you get", now those intellects are simply downright crippled.
Your use cases differ wildly from most of the billions of the users of iOS devices in where you feel the need for complexity.
Yeah, my use case incorporates the concept of organization far beyond what these crippled devices allow, and yes, I readily admit this is beyond most phone-only users comprehension at the moment (although not if they have ever used a desktop or laptop computer), but just as you said, they (you mentioned pilots, I'd add four-year-olds) could cope with it if it was there. I don't even think they they should have to; I just think I should be able to.
The idea that everyone must suffer because pilots - or whomever - want simple is nothing less than anathema to me. I despise it, and I despise its proponents, and I find their reasoning (which is being far too generous) to be unworthy of serious consideration.
Filesystems promote organization. Single level folders went out of use in the 1980's, and the reason they did is because they are insufficient to organize any amount of data beyond a cupful. And no, "search" is not a valid replacement, before anyone tries to jump into that moldy old corner. The very fact that my home screen overflows onto additional pages and I am unable to properly, reasonably, organize my apps and data is a huge red flag that the system itself is deficient. Multiple cores, GHz+ clock speeds, gigs of ram and storage... and I can't have bleeding subfolders? Jesus. Hosiphat. Christ.
And the Long-Dong-Silver sized irony here is that if you DO dig into the actual systems underneath the sadly flattened icons to see how the phone actually works, what will you find? YOU. WILL. FIND. SUBFOLDERS.
There's simply no adequate justification for the intentional, irreversible crippling that's been done to end-user level of these devices. None.
Unless there is some process generating Oxygen, it will eventually bind to other elements (i.e. oxidation).
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