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by emercer
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is release date still actual ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

Re: Is release date still actual ?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from SlayingDragons on October 18, 2011, 22:28<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> It\'s already released, just head over to the \"Buy Now\" page at the top of the page to pick one up. <E>:)</E>[/quote]<br/> <br/> Finally a troll! I thought the moderators would never get a chance to dea...
by emercer
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Important, and unasked question
Replies: 10
Views: 2440

Re: Important, and unasked question

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Josh on October 18, 2011, 17:57<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Wow, this has to be the only forum I\'m signed up to where people can take a joke and are not a bunch of assholes (a big example is the Rigs Of Rods Forums, love the game, but the users, even the Moderators, are a ...
by emercer
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Create a desktop Raspberry Pi PC.
Replies: 24
Views: 5145

Re: Create a desktop Raspberry Pi PC.

<t>Quote from jewesque on October 18, 2011, 17:26<br/> Many of us more realistic persons here see the $25-35 pricetag and go "Wow! I wish I could have more, but that's still fantastic for the price and a great little toy to play with and build on!"<br/> <br/> <br/> Actually, when I read the RasPi sp...
by emercer
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 167
Views: 35842

Re: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?

@Dietmar I don't have a Pi with me, I'm using the numbers available at the wiki for reference.
by emercer
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 167
Views: 35842

Re: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?

<t>@ffuentes<br/> <br/> If you do a BogoMIPS check (at /proc/cpuinfo) you'll get something like 370, when the RasPi gives you about 35% more... Don't be disappointed, though, 'cause reality is quite different. Linpack compiled with -mfloat-abi=softfp gives around 22~23 MFLOPS on the RasPi... On the ...
by emercer
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 167
Views: 35842

Re: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?

The apps are basically the same, but the binaries are slightly different.
Most importantly, anything that runs on ARMv5 will run the RasPi's ARMv6, but not everything that runs on ARMv6 will run on the emulated ARMv5.
by emercer
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: webm
Replies: 15
Views: 8366

Re: webm

Gnash has some support for hardware acceleration (nominally, VA API, OMAP and some other options). Maybe it can be made to run accelerated on the Pi?
by emercer
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New forum for OT chat
Replies: 10
Views: 2558

Re: New forum for OT chat

Come on, peeps! OT is off-topic!

No wonder people have to Google furries, you guys are meme-untainted!
by emercer
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Waiting for a slice of Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

Re: Waiting for a slice of Pi

Whenever a new book in The Dresden Files series comes out, I read it in, like, 2 weeks (by using truckloads of self-control), then I have to wait another 50 weeks for the next one to come. It's painful, man.
by emercer
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: An update on "Raspberry (Sorbet?) Linux"...
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: An update on "Raspberry (Sorbet?) Linux"...

<t>Great news Svartalf!<br/> <br/> I for one am very interested in messing around with Linux for the Pi, what will run or not, how much functionality we can cram out of it (and on the other end of the spectrum, how slim we can make the distro without losing crucial functionality). I've been messing ...
by emercer
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tradegy of the Commons
Replies: 17
Views: 4337

Re: Tradegy of the Commons

<t>A live webcam might pose some privacy problems (I\'m not sure, Brazilian labor laws are quite draconian, but privacy laws lag behind, so here it wouldn\'t be much of a concern) but a small documentary on the first boards should be a-ok, as long as everyone who shows on camera sign off image right...
by emercer
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Puppy linux - ARM
Replies: 16
Views: 6392

Re: Puppy linux - ARM

I believe a mutant puppy (or maybe a raspberry puppy or some puppy pi?) is a great addition to the list of available distro choices for the RasPi.
by emercer
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: newsnight link
Replies: 9
Views: 2155

Re: newsnight link

...actually, it is streaming perfectly well here in Brazil. I guess The Beeb isn\'t restricting newsworthy content.
by emercer
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rasperryphone
Replies: 21
Views: 5341

Re: Rasperryphone

+2
by emercer
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Alphasmart-alike
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Re: Alphasmart-alike

All you need is a USB keyboard, a small, cheap LCD display (I'd go for something with an Hitachi HD44780 controller) and LCDproc (http://lcdproc.org). LOTS of assembly required.
by emercer
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Problems installing Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 2562

Re: Problems installing Linux

<t>Quote from obarthelemy on October 3, 2011, 03:46<br/> - can I just "fixmbr" in Windows to get rid of the boot menu, or are there risks ?<br/> <br/> You can, if all you want is your Windows boot back. You can also add Linux to your Windows bootloader menu; it involves copying the Linux initrd into...
by emercer
Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi and internet browsing
Replies: 50
Views: 16563

Re: Raspberry Pi and internet browsing

Has anyone tried to play oldschool youtube videos on the alpha hardware? I know chromium or iceweasel + gnash should work fine, but then again, it's worth testing.
by emercer
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Emulating a RasPi on Windows
Replies: 59
Views: 30101

Re: Emulating a RasPi on Windows

<t>Quote from crashingdutchman on September 30, 2011, 15:47<br/> I have the LXDE running. Can a total Linux noob install Boxee on this?<br/> <br/> In a word, no. You'll have to download the source code and compile it, assuming it does compile without some sort of modification (I haven't tried). The ...
by emercer
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Has nobody really thought about this before?
Replies: 23
Views: 5325

Re: Has nobody really thought about this before?

<t>jamesh has struck a nerve there: as an industrial designer, I see many great concepts in academia that will never come to fruition and several commercial concepts that get so mauled by feature creep lead by the marketing department you wouldn't recognize the original designs by the time they get ...
by emercer
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Emulating a RasPi on Windows
Replies: 59
Views: 30101

Re: Emulating a RasPi on Windows

<t>Quote from goldenfenix on September 29, 2011, 15:45<br/> it is possible to get 800x600 in my qemu virtual lxde ?<br/> <br/> <br/> So far no one has been able to convince the versatilepb platform to output anything other than 640x480. I don't know if it's a software or emulated-hardware limitation...
by emercer
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Emulating a RasPi on Windows
Replies: 59
Views: 30101

Re: Emulating a RasPi on Windows

<t>Quote from dtpoirot on September 29, 2011, 15:52<br/> By that, do you mean that you mount the Rasp-Pi file system image on your native i86/x64 Intel Linux host?<br/> <br/> <br/> Exactly. Sometimes I need a way to transfer files to/from emulator disk images without first booting them (for example,...
by emercer
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Emulating a RasPi on Windows
Replies: 59
Views: 30101

Re: Emulating a RasPi on Windows

<t>The raw files are, indeed, full-sized (they occupy the same 8GB they fit). But they are the only format you can mount as a drive (you need Linux for that little trick) and, if you're using NTFS, they can be compressed with little to no performance impact (I usually have a partition specially for ...
by emercer
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Emulating a RasPi on Windows
Replies: 59
Views: 30101

Re: Emulating a RasPi on Windows

@dtpoirot glad you fixed it on your own ;) One more edit to the tutorial, I guess. Seems like adding "-k en-us" to the command line, although needed if you must emulate US-International, can lead to aberrant input behavior if superfluous.
by emercer
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 19637

Re: what will you name your pis?

<t>Here at home all computers are named after characters in the Back to the Future trilogy: DocBrown, McFly, DeLorean (don\'t. the De Lorean IS. A. CHARACTER!) etc.<br/> <br/> Back at my cybercafe all computers used to be named after angels: Metatron, Gabriel, Daniel, Uriel etc.<br/> <br/> Maybe I\'...
by emercer
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Competition from the Vic-20
Replies: 18
Views: 5318

Re: Competition from the Vic-20

...and that\'s why I think the RasPi belongs inside a combo keyboard+touchpad. Modern day Sinclair Spectrum (or VIC-20, Commodore 64, Apple II, you name it).

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