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by takyon
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New ARM "big" cores will go 64-bit only starting in 2022
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

New ARM "big" cores will go 64-bit only starting in 2022

Pushing the boundaries of performance and security to unleash the power of 64-bit computing Arm CPU Roadmap to 2022 – Matterhorn and 64-bit only Makalu CPU Cores The most recently announced "big" ARM cores are the Cortex-A78 and the bigger, more power-hungry Cortex-X1 . "Matterhorn" (Cortex-A79?) w...
by takyon
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RPi4 freezes after last (today) update [solved]
Replies: 109
Views: 8349

Re: RPi4 freezes after last (today) update

Install AutoplayStopper or a similar add-on. It should allow you to browse BBC, The Hill, or whatever without crashing. I'll probably keep using it even after the fix is in. As for the issue, I have it at 1360x768 @ 60 Hz. I thought it was related to overclocks or the ALSA changes, but I guess it is...
by takyon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Single board computers with 16 GB of RAM are coming
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: Single board computers with 16 GB of RAM are coming

If it looks like spam and smells like spam, it gets deleted as spam. There was NO pi content whatsoever, and was really not even relevant for near future Pi models. If you want to talk about new RAM types, there are plenty of forums to do that. The relevance is obvious and I'm sure there could be a...
by takyon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Single board computers with 16 GB of RAM are coming
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: Single board computers with 16 GB of RAM are coming

That is not the original title I had on the post that I had spent 20 minutes writing up. It was just a list of links to smartphones if I remember. There was no Pi related content at all, in fact it just looked like click-bait from a phone supplier ! PeterO It was primarily about LPDDR5 and LPDDR4X ...
by takyon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Single board computers with 16 GB of RAM are coming
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: Single board computers with 16 GB of RAM are coming

SBC with 128GB of RAM are also coming. And 256GB And 512GB. What sort of timescales were you wanting? That is not the original title I had on the post that I had spent 20 minutes writing up. What I want is a clear set of guidelines stickied in this subforum about what is appropriate for "Off topic ...
by takyon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 - USB Boot
Replies: 37
Views: 4729

Re: Raspberry PI 4 - USB Boot

Just take the simple "If you ask about USB booting (before it's announced & ready), you'll get banned from the forum for life" approach. Do that a couple of times and the folks who feel the need to ask will be gone for good. Ah yes, that's a great way to treat the noobs. Annihilate them for the fir...
by takyon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 331
Views: 69277

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

Get in the C: Raspberry Pi 4 can handle a wider range of USB adapters thanks to revised design's silent arrival We asked Upton this week if the fix was out and he confirmed the update had indeed been rolled into a PCB Design for Manufacturing (DFM) process. He added that he would have expected the ...
by takyon
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Project Pi-GI
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Project Pi-GI

Heater wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:08 pm
What's that ice cooling tower thing about?
Infamous gigantic cooler for RPi4:

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/52 ... ,6259.html
https://thepihut.com/products/ice-tower ... cpu-cooler
by takyon
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Did RPF change the RAM on Pi Zero?
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Did RPF change the RAM on Pi Zero?

Elpida Memory went bankrupt and was acquired by Micron, easily explaining the switch from Elpida to Micron branded RAM.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elpida_Memory
by takyon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Pi Strikes Back
Replies: 1
Views: 923

Re: The Pi Strikes Back

Docking smartphones seems like it will become big in the near future (RIP Ubuntu Edge), but NexDock 2 is not the way.
by takyon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Arm Announces Cortex-M55 Core And Ethos-U55 microNPU
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Arm Announces Cortex-M55 Core And Ethos-U55 microNPU

Arm Announces Cortex-M55 Core And Ethos-U55 microNPU Today Arm announces its newest addition to the Cortex-M series, the new Cortex M55. In addition to the new CPU microarchitecture which brings several new improvements, we also see the introduction of the new Ethos-U55 NPU IP that is meant to be i...
by takyon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Future of raspberry pi - software related
Replies: 382
Views: 40857

Re: Future of raspberry pi - software related

jamesh wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:18 pm
  • Help Link on desktop to go to Pi forums (user took months to find the Pi forums. Not sure how)
You could also stick a Forums shortcut in the Help menu (even though forums are just one click away on the raspberrypi.org/help/ page).
by takyon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Future of raspberry pi - software related
Replies: 382
Views: 40857

Re: Future of raspberry pi - software related

Enable overclocking with raspi-config on 4B. I did try to do some research on Broadcom Soc’s but didn’t get much information. What is the deal with Broadcom Soc, their primary job is not making processors as far as I know. Where is the go to place for info on these soc ( other than raspberrypi websi...
by takyon
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to use big sd cards like 256gb cards?
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Is it possible to use big sd cards like 256gb cards?

As long as it's formatted correctly, it should support 256 GB, 400 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and even 2 TB when it becomes available. Anything larger than that would be microSDUC and probably not supported.

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp ... y+pi+256GB
by takyon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 169432

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

I think the main problem I had with Kodi on Raspbian was that I had to crash it to exit sometimes. Otherwise it worked pretty well. LibreELEC 9.2.0 is also working quite well.

Can we start a Raspberry Pi 5 wishlist thread in this forum on Xmas? Hueehhehheheheh eheh.
by takyon
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interview with Eben Upton
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: Interview with Eben Upton

If I had to guess a secret project beyond just CM4 or Pi5, I'd say it's machine learning related. There's plenty of hype for kids to learn about that. Pis are already used in robots or with sensors, so upgrading the "AI" capability of a Pi or creating attached hardware like Google did with that visi...
by takyon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Form Factor?
Replies: 17
Views: 1424

Re: Form Factor?

That (like the NUC) is a completely different animal than an SBC. And not just a matter of size, either. Power consumption is far greater. The animal OP is asking for is nowhere to be found. At least, not from RPT. As for power consumption, Intel has made 5W, 6W, 7.5W, 10W, and 15W chips for NUCs ....
by takyon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Form Factor?
Replies: 17
Views: 1424

Re: Form Factor?

I would look into this in the near future: AMD developing barebones PC kit to take on Intel NUC platform This should make that larger but still small form factor more competitive. Pair something like the Ryzen 3 2200G or Athlon 200GE with this kit and you'll have a tiny computer with plenty of ports.
by takyon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interesting interview with Eben in Physics World
Replies: 41
Views: 4513

Re: Interesting interview with Eben in Physics World

I think the era of free returns in processor speeds is drawing to a close, because we’re running out of atoms. The smallest structures on silicon chips are now spaced around 7 nm apart, which is about 70 atoms, and at those distances both the physics and the economics of the system start to go awry...
by takyon
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 54
Views: 10300

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

Performance is respectable. I have seen problems like the browser freezing for several seconds, especially with YouTube, but that could go away with future updates. I'll likely attach a 128 GB SSD and overclock the CPU to 1.75 GHz at some point. Raspberry Pi 4B can be a legitimate primary desktop i...
by takyon
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 54
Views: 10300

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

It actually is not too hard to use more than 1 GB or 2 GB, and on top of that, the system will use memory for caching. So I have seen most of the memory get used up and some of the default 100 MB swap get used a few times now. 4 GB is good, and I'm not saying you need more, but if an 8 GB option is ...
by takyon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth

The Falcon XX was supposed to be bigger but that seams to have gone away for now and Starship 2.0 is rumoured to be around 240m tall (well on paper) :shock: I would put the 18-meter wide "Starship 2.0" out of mind for now. That is based on a single tweet. The full reusability of the 9-meter wide St...
by takyon
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for a simple vpn solution
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

Re: Looking for a simple vpn solution

I was looking at NordVPN a week or so ago and they had a limited time 75% discount offer ending in 2 hours. Two days later they had a limited time 75% discount offer ending in 9 hours. Today their sale (75% off) is ending soon. You need to trust your VPN provider. Starting off by lying adverts does...

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