i think instead of releasing new computer hardware every half a year that is twice as expensive, consumes twice the amount of power and is slightly more powerful, we should simpley bully software developers into optimizing their fucking programs
skype got away with 100mb ram usage in 2015
why is my discord client in 2022 using nearly 3 gigabytes ram
seventy two megabytes
this is discord's ram usage with all custom plugins and mods disabled
here's discord canary, vanilla, no mods, nothing injected
1.4gigabytes right after startup
I'll post another screenshot after I let it run for a few hours
"oh but its convenient to not have to worry about optmizations"
you know what is not convenient? when your software crashes my computer because of complete lack of optimization
"oh but ram is cheap these days"
this is 16 gigabytes of ram. it should be more than enough
you know how much latest 32gb ram is? €150-500, depending on speed
that is Not cheap in any way