Has anyone bumped in to any concrete numbers over the environment impact of our usage of suboptimal software, eg js+web tech instead of native desktop apps, the power usage of crypto currencies, the cost of constantly brute forcing problems instead of elegant solutions?

Any data is much appreciated - it trying to write something intelligent about this.



I’m not going to be able to go into detail, but over lunch with a director at a large computing company we once napkin-math'd how many “cars we could take off the road” if our email client trusted spam scores appended to messages by the email host rather than re-evaluating every message downloaded for spam analysis locally

In the next release, on-device spam analysis was disabled if your email provider included spam headers in the messages

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