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by DanielSilva
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 93
Views: 17362

Re: Power supply

<t>Yes i know that mobiles are now required to provide a standard port but this ONLY applies to newly manufactured phones, do you really think that represents even 50% of today or even 2 years from now on phones ? Much less in less developed areas ? Bet my entire year salary that it won't.<br/> <br/...
by DanielSilva
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tiny Core Linux
Replies: 32
Views: 10699

Re: Tiny Core Linux

<t><br/> If you spent 30 minutes attempting to get a file manager...<br/> <br/> <br/> Sorry but on my usability classes we were always told "if one person doesn't almost immediately know how your product works, you didn't do it right".<br/> <br/> Interestingly enough in college there was a project i...
by DanielSilva
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 57296

Re: What have we missed?

<r>Quote from Art on September 4, 2011, 14:13<br/> Hi Creative Crew,<br/> Do you plan to use non-toxic materials for the resins and coatings on the motherboard and on other parts? With children as end-users this seems kind of a MUST ...<br/> <br/> <br/> As far a i know the raspi is made to be compla...
by DanielSilva
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?
Replies: 62
Views: 12862

Re: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?

<t>"It all Just Works" is being a bit optimistic, things don't work exactly like that and you of all should know better. That is something that irks me every time ....<br/> <br/> I wrote enough J2EE web applications to know that it simply doesn't work like that, you will always be "limited" by diffe...
by DanielSilva
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 93
Views: 17362

Re: Power supply

<t>For now USB charging isn't supported and besides mobiles chargers are far from being standardised. We have something like 5 mobiles at home and none of them have interchangeable plugs as they use different usb ports or have proprietary ports, so imho phone chargers are less than an ideal solution...
by DanielSilva
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?
Replies: 62
Views: 12862

Re: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?

Well you have three choices then, don't use Java ( i wouldn't use it for desktops applications even on a full fledged computer much less on a system like raspi ), use the "slow, open-source" version or wait for Shark to be finalised and released.
by DanielSilva
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 413706

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from Chris Tyler on September 3, 2011, 02:57<br/> I think the Pi should come in a cardboard box just big enough to hold the board, with lines printed on the outside. You should be able to open it up, remove the board, cut on the dotted lines with an X-acto knife, and then put the board back...
by DanielSilva
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How much is a local keyboard / mouse ...
Replies: 43
Views: 9547

Re: How much is a local keyboard / mouse ...

<t>Looking at my local shop,<br/> <br/> Portugal:<br/> Mouse - 4.5€<br/> Keyboard - 7€<br/> SD Card 4GB* - 6€<br/> 1A Power Brick - 5€<br/> Male haircut - 7€** ~ 15€***<br/> <br/> * - Can't find smaller than 4GB on SD format, 2GB only in micro-SD ( ~4.5€ including adapter )<br/> ** - Local, suburbs<...
by DanielSilva
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 57296

Re: What have we missed?

Most linux flavours allow to do that but it is a good question, a simple button on the taskbar to easily change.

*adds that to the list
by DanielSilva
Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tiny Core Linux
Replies: 32
Views: 10699

Re: Tiny Core Linux

Tinyx as been out of dev for some time ( -> kdrive ) and the source is now integrated into xorg itself, just search around for xfbdev. It's been already ported to arm arch's.
by DanielSilva
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 57296

Re: What have we missed?

<t>Quote from liz on September 2, 2011, 22:38<br/> I think Tegra is now split into 2 product lines, one of which uses discrete RAM and the other of which uses PoP. Don't quote me on that, though!<br/> <br/> It seems that the Tegra 250 does indeed come in both flavours and the tegra 250 dev board i s...
by DanielSilva
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 57296

Re: What have we missed?

<t>Quote from Svartalf on September 2, 2011, 22:29<br/> Quote from DanielSilva on September 2, 2011, 22:27<br/> You just don't see any socket because it's soldered to the board, it still uses common mobile ddr not PoP RAM that the raspi uses.<br/> <br/> I thought the Tegra used PoP RAM too. You can ...
by DanielSilva
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 57296

Re: What have we missed?

<t>Quote from princec on September 2, 2011, 22:19<br/> That's a shame about the chips you can get hold of - though I've got a Tegra board right here in front of me that's got 512MB RAM and I don't see any DDR socketed RAM. Wonder where they got it from...? Still, it sounds like you've got a bit of a...
by DanielSilva
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 57296

Re: What have we missed?

<t>I still don't see how only having 256mb limits anything, i'm sure the raspi will be used to mostly teach entry to mid-level programming and as such i don't see any problem even using interpreted languages to achieve that.<br/> You can even use Vala or Genie ( just an example ) nowadays and have a...
by DanielSilva
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 57296

Re: What have we missed?

<r>The idea is to *re-use* already owned hardware not to go and buy expensive peripherals to use a $25 "computer". Think of<br/> <br/> 1) Rural/underdeveloped areas, stick the raspi into a TV and use second hand/charity given peripherals. Seriously, this is 2011 ... i can even get a cheap arse *wire...
by DanielSilva
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 70054

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t> SATA 1 would be nice but is it available in a chipset other than an I/O controller.<br/> <br/> If you don't mind loosing the integrated ethernet ports there are usb to sata bridge ic's but you would need to get ethernet from somewhere else though. Don't know how much costs this would add though....
by DanielSilva
Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 57296

Re: What have we missed?

<t>Adding another 256MB doesn't "only" cost $5, this isn't a common desktop system. Even just adding components and needing to have more "board estate" costs money, it isn't just a matter of "add more ram and be done with it", it's not that simple.<br/> <br/> Besides 256MB is waaay more than enough ...
by DanielSilva
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Media player features
Replies: 9
Views: 4370

Re: Media player features

Yeah they were going to add openmax support on xbmc 11, don't know how much though. Didn't knew vlc openmax support was that poor these days, which is a shame cause i seriously don't want to use gstreamer.
by DanielSilva
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request: Serial Port
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

Re: Request: Serial Port

<t>Quote from Svartalf on September 1, 2011, 21:07<br/> Quote from abishur on September 1, 2011, 20:55<br/> I do know that the alpha board has a spot for RS232 (in the form of pads) us hobbyists might be able to do some work with that?<br/> <br/> It's not an RS-232 in the traditional sense. It's mor...
by DanielSilva
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: OLED Screens
Replies: 13
Views: 7843

Re: OLED Screens

Most of those small OLED screens are serial driven so the raspi board should drive those OLED screens directly ( i have a couple of those around here ).
by DanielSilva
Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File and/or media server
Replies: 75
Views: 20736

Re: File and/or media server

<t>Two raspis with 2 2TB drives each, put zfs/raid-z on them, do regular snapshots ( they're pretty quick and don't steal much space ) and make one of the raspis as a replication target for the other.<br/> You won't get much better than this even with low to mid commercial solutions that target home...
by DanielSilva
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File and/or media server
Replies: 75
Views: 20736

Re: File and/or media server

<t>We need to think along the lines of software mirroring in Linux.<br/> <br/> Again i say this, RAID-Z. If you never tried using ZFS you really should. I converted my home fileserver from a purely hardware raid system ( 1+0 ) to a zfs based setup and i wish i would have done it earlier. The snapsho...
by DanielSilva
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: File and/or media server
Replies: 75
Views: 20736

Re: File and/or media server

RAID-Z. Enough said ;)
by DanielSilva
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Media player features
Replies: 9
Views: 4370

Re: Media player features

<t>Both GStreamer and VLC ( since version 1.1 ) support OpenMAX, only mplayer doesn't ( although there is somework to support it ).<br/> <br/> If you take in consideration all the platforms VLC supports, it's much more used than mplayer by a good margin. MPlayer IS more popular with linux power user...
by DanielSilva
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi + arduino + opencv
Replies: 14
Views: 6666

Re: Raspberry Pi + arduino + opencv

<t>Quote from maxpowel on August 11, 2011, 01:00<br/> <br/> When a I want more computational power (arduino is very limited in this respect) I use a computer.<br/> In this computer, for artificial vision I use opencv (under c++) with a minimum of two cameras (through usb).<br/> My intention is run t...

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