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verisimilitude: Every pixel of a monitor should have a computer controlling it.
verisimilitude: That's to mean its own computer>
verisimilitude: .
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: elaborate?
asciilifeform: !w poll
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watchglass: 54.39.156.171:8333 : (ns562940.ip-54-39-156.net) Alive: (0.051s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=686962
watchglass: 205.134.172.4:8333 : (172-4.core.ai.net) Alive: (0.084s) V=70001 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.7.0.1/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=686962
watchglass: 108.31.170.100:8333 : (pool-108-31-170-100.washdc.fios.verizon.net) Alive: (0.154s) V=99999 (/therealbitcoin.org:0.9.99.99/) Jumpers=0x1 (TRB-Compat.) Blocks=686962 (Operator: asciilifeform)
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verisimilitude: I was considering how longterm video compression could work, recalling the storage formats are compromises. I figure encoding video frames could be most space-efficient were each pixel controlled by a dedicated computer that could encode things such as colour, but also interact with other pixels.
verisimilitude: This would also allow integrating high-level drawing primitives at the low-level of screen access. It's certainly not von Nuemann.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: it aint that it's a bad idea, as such (imho obv. implication of 'non-vm comp') but do consider, asciilifeform for instance atm is sitting in front of ~25e6 24bit pixels.
asciilifeform: *non-vn
verisimilitude: That's only hundreds of millions of pixels. A new processor has billions in a smaller area.
verisimilitude: I think I misread that notation, actually.
verisimilitude: Yes, it's an order of magnitude fewer pixels. Even 4K would only have a few million.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: that's 25mil ~visible~ pixels (3 x 4k lcd). i wasn't even counting the buffers.
verisimilitude: Still, if transistors be not scarce, it's a neat idea to distribute some computation.
asciilifeform: verisimilitude: i'd much like a FPGA where each LUT has a pixel output. but not expecting such a thing to be made (even if moore's law were not dead)

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