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It is also remarkable how clever we are at abusing resources "just because they are there", our senseless expectations and our demand for resources that we do not need at all.

An example of the latter: I've got 16 GB of RAM my home computer. Occasionally, I have seen 8 GB in use. Yet several of my friends claim that they need 32 GB to get the maximum speed out of the machine. I ask to have a look at the RAM load as we are sitting there - it may be in the 4-6 GB range. Yet they insist: If I simultaneously run video editing and a sound editor and my wife's recepie database and ... How often do you? Well, I am saying if I do! ... It has happened that by starting all the big applications they've got on their PC, that they have managed to cross 16 GB, barely. "There you see! I need 32 GB!".
One of my coworkers, a computer guy, was complaining that his computer was sluggish, lots of paging. When he counted his Chrome tabs, there were 120 of them, some of which he hadn't opened for a month. If he restarted Chrome, it would take him a lot of work to set up all the tabs again! But to plug in more RAM he would have to do that anyway. So he restarted Chrome and haven't complained about the speed of his machine since.

Senseless expectations: I was responsible for a build configuration management system, that would set up the right tool and package versions for a build. You could run it interactively on your desktop PC to verify that it was correctly set up. One of my coworkers rejected it completely, it was unbearingly slow. I timed it, with his tool profile (well above a hundre different components); the check took less than two seconds. "But that means I have to wait for it to complete! It should reply immediately, in order to be usable!"
Along the same line: My internet connection is 100 Mbps; I can download a full 4.7 GByte DVD in less than ten minutes. Yet lots of people think a 1 Gbps connection is worth its money, so they can have the download completed in less than one minute. After spending 20 minutes searching the catalog, and I will spend an hour and a half to watch that movie later, I dont give a dime whether the download takes one or ten minutes! That is a certainly not a time-critical, interactive operation! (Besides, to utilize my 100 Mbps connection at a sustained 100 Mbps, I must start at least two large transfers in parallel; few if any server will deliver that speed alone, and I doubt that any server will deliver 1 Gbps to you across a WAN Internet.) Yet you see lots of people complaining about the authorities considering any optical fiber a "broadband" connection: They insist that 100 Mbps is the very minimum speed qualifying as broadband!
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