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by Nutmeat
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Losing enjoyment in programming
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

Re: Losing enjoyment in programming

<t>Quote from jamesh on December 11, 2011, 13:48 I blame the children arriving and too much work; apparently you are not allowed to sell your children for medical research (who knew?), and it's difficult to survive without a job. ys with just surviving the recession it doesn't leave much energy for ...
by Nutmeat
Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What do you think about decision X (aka a playing with fire thread)
Replies: 26
Views: 7206

Re: What do you think about decision X (aka a playing with fire thread)

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from abishur on December 5, 2011, 15:11<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> ...<br/> <br/> Okay, here we go (and play nice guys <E>:P</E> )<br/> [/quote]<br/> Sure. Because there were no instructions to finish reading the original post, I\'m going to take a stab at this without first re...
by Nutmeat
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lessons in PCB Design
Replies: 35
Views: 10194

Re: Lessons in PCB Design

Quote from jamesh on December 7, 2011, 12:21[/]
Picture of the underside of a 2727 (not a 2835 - that's a bit bigger) to give some idea of the BGA array. ...

The resemblance to the aricebo message is striking. ;)
by Nutmeat
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lessons in PCB Design
Replies: 35
Views: 10194

Re: Lessons in PCB Design

<t>Quote from johnbeetem on December 6, 2011, 19:38<br/> ...<br/> One of the huge advantages of differential signaling is that even if the signals degrade over a long cable, as long as the receiver can tell which side is higher you'll get reliable operation. Differential receivers are usually very s...
by Nutmeat
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lessons in PCB Design
Replies: 35
Views: 10194

Re: Lessons in PCB Design

<r>With the release of hi-res photos of the PCB, I've become intrigued by aspects of the board design. I'd like to ask questions of anyone that's actually qualified to answer them.<br/> <br/> The first is with regards to the four wavy traces that run directly from the SoC to the HDMI connector. Simi...
by Nutmeat
Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Distributed computing. Like [email protected]
Replies: 13
Views: 5436

Re: Distributed computing. Like [email protected]

<t>Quote from Svartalf on November 30, 2011, 23:43<br/> ...<br/> Here's a link to a tutorial about doing the kinds of stuff I've been talking about. No OpenCL- just OpenGL commands that'd be mostly portable to OpenGL ES 2.0.<br/> <br/> http://www.mathematik.tu-dortm.....orial.html<br/> <br/> I reall...
by Nutmeat
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping
Replies: 16
Views: 3675

Re: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from kiaas on December 1, 2011, 05:06<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> ... You\'d probably want it to do some media too, for entertainment, and a SD card or thumbdrive isn\'t well suited to that, but SATA drives are, as they\'re big and cheap.[/quote]<br/> entertainment != productivi...
by Nutmeat
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping
Replies: 16
Views: 3675

Re: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from jamesh on December 1, 2011, 10:06<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> I\'d miss out on SATA, and go with USB3 - its \'only\' 5Gbits/s rather than SATAIII 6Gbit/s, but should be fast enough for most people! Therefore only one interface required on the chip - USB3.0 - which handles a...
by Nutmeat
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping
Replies: 16
Views: 3675

Re: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping

Why SATA? You don\'t need to carry a drive around. Millions of people have no need for one in their phone.
by Nutmeat
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Distributed computing. Like [email protected]
Replies: 13
Views: 5436

Re: Distributed computing. Like [email protected]

<r>Quote from jamesh on November 30, 2011, 20:54<br/> ...<br/> Some would argue - let the community do it. But they wouldn't be able to - there simply isn't the experience required outside of Broadcom. I can count on the fingers of two hands the number of people capable of programming the vector uni...
by Nutmeat
Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping
Replies: 16
Views: 3675

Re: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from sylvan on November 30, 2011, 19:15<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Re. the PCs, that\'s why I buy pieces and build my own unless I can get a stellar deal. ...[/quote]Sure, I do the same thing. What I\'m trying to tease out here is that even when I do that, I find it tough to la...
by Nutmeat
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping
Replies: 16
Views: 3675

Re: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping

<r>The Register article (see page 2 here: <URL url="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/28/raspberry_pi/page2.html"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/28 ... page2.html">http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/28/raspberry_pi/page2.html</LINK_TEXT></URL><br/> ) includes this little ...
by Nutmeat
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Release Day Pool (just for fun)
Replies: 122
Views: 17097

Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

It'll still taste sweet if we have to wait until February.
by Nutmeat
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Release Day Pool (just for fun)
Replies: 122
Views: 17097

Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

2012-01-11 09:30:00
These things never happen as quickly as we'd like.
No matter what the date, it will mark a new day in computing availability. It will be worth waiting for.
by Nutmeat
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Distributed computing. Like [email protected]
Replies: 13
Views: 5436

Re: Distributed computing. Like [email protected]

<r>No takers?<br/> Here's my stab at the numbers:<br/> <br/> I've used this:<br/> <URL url="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2.....pberry_pi/">http://www.theregister.co.uk/2.....pberry_pi/</URL><br/> to come to the specs on the SoC: A Broadcom BCM2835<br/> <br/> From the Broadcom website:<br/> <URL url=...
by Nutmeat
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How to add clock backed by battery?
Replies: 24
Views: 8916

Re: How to add clock backed by battery?

<r>I'm going to derail here.Quote from cnxsoft on November 29, 2011, 04:37<br/> That one is 7.9 USD.<br/> <URL url="http://www.futurlec.com/Mini_D.....1307.shtml">http://www.futurlec.com/Mini_D.....1307.shtml</URL><br/> That website rocks.<br/> Wow, does the Raspi kick @ss.<br/> You've got to check ...
by Nutmeat
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Distributed computing. Like [email protected]
Replies: 13
Views: 5436

Re: Distributed computing. Like [email protected]

<t>Quote from obarthelemy on November 29, 2011, 22:02<br/> There have been back-of-the-envelope estimates: not worth it, neither money nor electricity-wise, unless you could tap the GPU, which you won't be able to do.<br/> I've been thinking about those estimates, but I haven't done better than get ...
by Nutmeat
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Orbiter.
Replies: 51
Views: 10703

Re: Orbiter.

<t>Quote from iamnull on November 16, 2011, 17:28<br/> I have this little pet project I'm stuck on. I want to send something into orbit and have it come back. Ambitious, I know, but it's at least fun to work on...<br/> You're dreaming big, and should continue to do so.<br/> <br/> I would recommend t...
by Nutmeat
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finalised PCB design now on the front page
Replies: 90
Views: 13061

Re: Finalised PCB design now on the front page

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from vladhed on November 16, 2011, 00:28<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Should be good for a laugh when we find out we\'re all wrong <E>:-D</E> <E>:-D</E>[/quote]<br/> This has been one very entertaining thread.<br/> <br/> Indeed it\'ll be good for a laugh (it is already!), but I t...
by Nutmeat
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Need for an App store for RB programmers
Replies: 64
Views: 10580

Re: Need for an App store for RB programmers

Quote from FiftyOne on November 16, 2011, 08:09
Raspberry soft serve as a name for a store?
Perfect.
by Nutmeat
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Need for an App store for RB programmers
Replies: 64
Views: 10580

Re: Need for an App store for RB programmers

<r>Quote from Bacan on November 14, 2011, 20:54<br/> ...Nutmeat: Your rant did serve a purpose. ... I need a few of your frosty glasses. ... I can't tell from your post if you're put off by it all, but yes, everything looks so clear when you're staring through a couple of those things. <E>:o</E><br/...
by Nutmeat
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finalised PCB design now on the front page
Replies: 90
Views: 13061

Re: Finalised PCB design now on the front page

Shrink that raspberry down a little bit to get more of the glitter of the BGA. It looks like sparkles.
:)
by Nutmeat
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry PI with an arduino...
Replies: 26
Views: 16945

Re: Raspberry PI with an arduino...

<t>Quote from winkleink on November 15, 2011, 14:55<br/> ...<br/> Raspberry Pi running a small web server offering up pages to allow the controlling of the devices at the edge.<br/> ...<br/> This is in the ballpark of a solution I've been mulling over. The following is not a professional opinion.<br...
by Nutmeat
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finalised PCB design now on the front page
Replies: 90
Views: 13061

Re: Finalised PCB design now on the front page

<t>The density of this board (component and signal) is truly admirable. I\'ve always been a sucker for power densities on PCBs (having worked at a large board stuffing facility and having dealt with the strengths and shortcomings of power product design in the past). I suppose I\'m a bit of an oddba...
by Nutmeat
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Need for an App store for RB programmers
Replies: 64
Views: 10580

Re: Need for an App store for RB programmers

<t>It is my hope that the foundation would take it upon itself to look to "paid app providers" as being generous donors to the furtherment of the objectives of the foundation.<br/> <br/> I'm looking forward to some open and collaborative projects to come out of all of this, but I have this nagging c...

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