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2018-03-12 19:20:13.576102+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Sure, Bitcoin uses a lot of electricity, but have you considered how much Ansible uses vs a shell script every time a new server is provisioned?

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#Comment Re: Sure made: 2018-03-13 15:00:31.19535+00 by: brennen

I have in fact considered this. It's hilarious. Or terrifying.

What's worse is that loading some large fraction of all available websites probably uses more, especially if you're naive enough to leave the tab open for more than a minute or two...

#Comment Re: Sure made: 2018-03-14 16:31:47.434633+00 by: Dan Lyke

One of the conversations I think we need more of is talking about halving the hardware budget vs programmer cost. Especially now that we're essentially running everything as root on our own siloed servers for performance reasons, is there a compelling reason to not be writing everything in a high performance systems language to take advantage of the 2x or so we can get over interpreted (even JIT) languages?

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