Would you buy/use a computer that ran 3x slower than modern machines if it were more secure (less vulnerable to side-channel attacks)?

@cwebber "no i need all the speed" but also "i would actively choose to make my computer less secure if it became faster"

but only because my threat model is basically nonexistent. like, "security" is abstract, but "speed" is immediately tangible. there are far greater risks.

Are you sure most of that speed isn't used for making proof-of-work for somebody, or for DDoS'ing somebody you don't necessarily hate?

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