Single Status Update
HUH?? Userbenchmark blacklisted my IP with activity code 19?? How does that happen?
There was one page I saw as I was tabbing through the duplicated tabs that said "click the green thing" or something like that, like it thought my activity was too fast - one of the things it mentioned was "not humanly possible" or something like that.
I was just trying to open a bunch of Chrome identities (using the multilogin extension) on usb.userbenchmark.com so I could compare specs on various sizes of USB! (4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512GB, 1, 2, 4TB.)
My sequence was right-click on the page, hit the keyboard shortcut for "duplicate page in new identity" ("D" on keyboard in my case), then ctrl+1 to get to the original tab (the leftmost tab in the window), and repeat several times. Testing it on LTT's site just now, I could only do it about 3x/second.
Right-clicking on the tab itself and duplicating tab, I can do it like 5-6x/second or so, but changing the settings in one tab affects others. (For example, if I look up 32GB Flash drives in one tab, then 128GB flash drives in another tab ... then when I go back to the first tab and change the sorting, it'll change it to 128GB flash drives.) I could also shift+click and duplicate a bunch of tabs at once, but the issue would still persist.
"Not humanly possible"?? My !!!
Also, middle-clicking down a list to open links in new tabs, I'm able to do it at like 3-4x a second on pcpartpicker, for example. (That site often gives me the "please prove you're not a robot" captcha.)
Then there's the issue of restoring a crashed (or saved then closed) browser session where I might have several hundred tabs open.
"Not humanly possible?" I say YES, humanly possible with the right tools.
Why must websites be stuck in the 1970s or 1980s when computers didn't support multitasking? Sometimes we want to be able to have multiple profiles / activities going on simultaneously.
Oh, and ... flagging for excessive activity or things like that??
Personally, I think sites should be designed to be able to handle the traffic. Lemme see if I can come up with a hypothetical example...
EVERY single person who has EVER heard of LTT decides to come all at the same time to access LTT's site, or Floatplane, or whatever. (Just not youtube or some other 3rd-party host.)
Each person is using a computer made up of multiple 42U server cabinets. EACH cabinet is dedicated to a specific component :
- one cabinet is filled with Xeon Platinum 8180Ms or Epyc 7601s,
- another cabinet is filled with single-slot watercooled Titan Vs,
- another cabinet is filled with 128GB DDR4 LRDIMMs,
- another cabinet is filled with 750GB DC P4800X SSDs in Raid 0,
- another cabinet is filled with 40Gbps NICs (or whatever saturates PCIe 3.0 x16 bandwidth, times how many slots would physically fit),
And any other necessary parts, like PSUs, etc, have their own separate cabinets. In case of a bottleneck in the system, more cabinets are added as necessary to remove said bottleneck.
They all go to access the SAME videos (however many would be needed so that their computing systems would be under a 100% stress load like you'd get if you checked all the boxes in Aida64, AND ran Prime95 Small FFT and FurMark at the same time) and other content.
If it was designed well enough, the LTT server wouldn't break any more of a sweat than the above-mentioned system would while booted to a Linux terminal with no GUI and no extra services running, just the bare minimum to boot.
Of course, I realize that no normal consumer currently has the multiple petabytes per second of internet access likely necessary to stretch that system's legs (or even have access to a system like that!), but I DO wish that websites were robust enough so that even a consumer with very deep pockets (like someone who owns a single 42U rack with a server) can't hit the limits of the website.
Wow this rant went on longer than I expected! Well, it's still staying as a status update for now. I don't think it's format warrants being a forum post, and I wouldn't know which forum to post it in anyway. (Programs, Apps and Websites? Off Topic? Networking?)