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by Alchemy
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing
Replies: 21
Views: 4238

Re: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing

<t>Computers can multitask these things. But people with a computer still buy digital radios, Dvd players, TVs, Barometers, Alarm Clocks. Even though the computer could do it all.<br/> <br/> I think the fun is in the price. For once making stand alone projects with programming will cost less. That f...
by Alchemy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: One Dollar Computer's Future
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: One Dollar Computer's Future

Technically you don't have to buy a computer to HDMI to the TV. There is probably a computer in the TV already.

If predicting the future was just predicting technology it would be easy. But you have to predict what products will allow. That is hard.
by Alchemy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D printing with amazing accuracy
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: 3D printing with amazing accuracy

Its difficult to shrink air. Maybe they will do a clock work one.
by Alchemy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D printing with amazing accuracy
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: 3D printing with amazing accuracy

<t>While since I was this blown away. Hope others find it amazing and worth posting. The cheapness and speed is amazing for nano. Seems like a revolution in that technology is close at hand.<br/> <br/> Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have printed precision models at the nanoscale....
by Alchemy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 24865

Re: How slow is it?

<t>steviewevie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Care to share ? Might be useful for future reference, for when this question comes up again.<br/> <br/> <br/> Integer interests me the Wiki gives it as "Dhrystones per Second: 809061.5" but the comparison data I found was in MIPS. To get those I found out you d...
by Alchemy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS and Farnell profit margin transparency
Replies: 11
Views: 2638

Re: RS and Farnell profit margin transparency

These guys are being nice Farnel & RS. I've insulted their ability to email.

I'd totally praise them for the profit margin. Its very low.
by Alchemy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 24865

Re: How slow is it?

<t>steviewevie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Holy off-topicness Batman ! <br/> <br/> <br/> I think the speed question was answered. I had the same question and searching around benchmarks got me the figures I needed. It does compare to the 300Mhz PII as people said. I dug up classsic performance data and ...
by Alchemy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 24865

Re: How slow is it?

RISC OS and Model A might be a better economic setup for number crunching. To have less background activity.
by Alchemy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 24865

Re: How slow is it?

<t>lewmur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> be the fastest cheap computer you'd owned in a long time.  And if you don't know why developers would have cheap computers, what are you even doing in this forum?<br/> <br/> <br/> I'm one of those Forty something programmers remembering my childhood types.<br/> <br/...
by Alchemy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 24865

Re: How slow is it?

Sorry I haven't had a netbook either. Its a very long time since I had a cheap computer.

Why would developers have cheap computers?
by Alchemy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 24865

Re: How slow is it?

I don't have a 300MHz PII. For me that's unknown compared to unknown.
by Alchemy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New logo?
Replies: 49
Views: 10865

Re: New logo?

I liked Raspberry Pi. Not keen on this Strawberry tart.
by Alchemy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 24865

Re: How slow is it?

The Wiki performance benchmarks don't cover many areas.

Has anyone just Qsorted 100,000 integers? I'm most interested in integer and memory because that's what I expect Pi are quite strong at. Strong when you ask what 20 of them could do which equals the price of a PC.
by Alchemy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time to give up on RS?
Replies: 36
Views: 7882

Re: Time to give up on RS?

<t>Potentially 10,000 may of bought before an informed community. All won't fail in their plans. Computing is actually easy or I couldn't do it at 3AM while half asleep.<br/> <br/> And soon enough the 500,000 expressions of interest will translate into a large community.<br/> <br/> This project will...
by Alchemy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time to give up on RS?
Replies: 36
Views: 7882

Re: Time to give up on RS?

I don't think Farnell is any better. Registering again with both last week its only RS that have emailed me.

I agree they lost registrations first day.
by Alchemy
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 7201

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

Analogy. Expensive hardware, free software and free tutorials went into a pub in 1978. 34 years later hardware bought its first round and changed its name.

Its going to change the world. I love it.
by Alchemy
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Final Confirmations?
Replies: 64
Views: 14208

Re: RS Final Confirmations?

Just received an email from RS. Made that particular email yesterday so maybe it was my other email provider (GMail bt Yahoo).

I'm happy. Just wanted a single reply after a 10 days of trying it was getting super embarrassing.
by Alchemy
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Final Confirmations?
Replies: 64
Views: 14208

Re: RS Final Confirmations?

<t>I registered pretty quick 2-3 mins after 6am Feb 29. No email came. Registered like 10 times since and made new emails to register. No email came. Phoned and told information that I know is out of date.<br/> <br/> Really frustrating that 10 days later things haven't changed. I feel they are stopp...
by Alchemy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How long will the sale last? Make your bets!
Replies: 18
Views: 6351

Re: How long will the sale last? Make your bets!

Takes 1 minute to order. So that's how long.

Maybe the foundation will still sell a few a day just to mess up Ebay price jumpers. I hope so.
by Alchemy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Guesstimates for non-F5 release
Replies: 29
Views: 5619

Re: Guesstimates for non-F5 release

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I will therefore have my Paypal account ready at 6am and hope to be able to use it.<br/> <br/> <br/> I understand any long standing agreement such as payment methods is unlikely to change. But my brain is a strange place. And when you input spending the day Gardenin...
by Alchemy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Guesstimates for non-F5 release
Replies: 29
Views: 5619

Re: Guesstimates for non-F5 release

<t>The announcement has to be sales. The previous announcement hinted we should buy an alarm clock. And in the UK we'd need one for 6AM.<br/> <br/> A possible twist could be they've got a sales outlet on board for distribution. And that's why things are hidden for contractual reasons. Someone like A...
by Alchemy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Guesstimates for non-F5 release
Replies: 29
Views: 5619

Re: Guesstimates for non-F5 release

I doubt supply will exceed demand this year. It makes no sense to wait even if your needs are less than others. Just try everytime or you will kick yourself.
by Alchemy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 40055

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

I'm looking forward to 2 things. 10,000 people doing interesting things. And the weird un-boxing video of the evaluation board being pulled from airmail envelope and nothing else with 1,000,000 youtube views.
by Alchemy
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 40055

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

The announcement confuses me. Everyone will go to the shop.
by Alchemy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thought it would come yesterday
Replies: 51
Views: 10988

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

TheEponymousBob said:


I think the point is that if/when there is news, you"ll have to be trying hard to miss it, so if you can"t see anything obvious, there is no news.


I think being all alone and therefore unwatched I boiled.

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