Yeah, I know, and I was a COBOL programmer in the early eighties. On a Pi; it's just not right.W. H. Heydt wrote:Douglas6 wrote: 10. COBOLIt's in the Jessie repositories.
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pi@alrmclk2 ~ $ apt-cache search cobol open-cobol - COBOL compiler
1. Blue LEDs tend to draw more power. There would be no benefit in switching to them.Douglas6 wrote:1. A blue LED
2. Windows Desktop
3. Candy Crush Saga
5. Kitten videos
6 Thumbprint detection
7. Piezo speaker
8. 64 GB of RAM
Maybe flash refers to having on-board flash memory, which is definitely harder to remove if it needs to be read in another device.Goraxium wrote:4. Flash is dying... Slowly... It had a good run though...
A few years ago I would have been quite excited about a Pi with FireWire as it would allow building a super cheap device for recording and wirelessly streaming DV and HDV video from semi-pro camcorders compared to current products which are 20 to 100 times more costly and either not programmable or much bigger.Goraxium wrote:9. Firewire isn't inherently bad. It does have niche uses though, so without a massive uptake (not likely, with USB 3.0 being the new hotness), it's unlikely to be added without again, being a part of a very specific project.
Blue LEDs tend to draw more power.
True. Except for the colour blind perhaps.
There would be no benefit in switching to them.
The trouble with a kitten is thatGoraxium wrote:5. What's wrong with kittens?
Voltage drop differs among the available colours, as I dare say does efficiency.Heater wrote:As far as I can tell a milliamp though a series LED/resistor consumes the same power no matter what colour the LED is.
Yes it does.Voltage drop differs among the available colours
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Colour Green Red Yellow Blue White Operational Forward Current 20 10 10 5 5 mA Luminous Intensity 14.5 – 57 16 – 50 10 – 50 11.5 – 28.5 45 – 90 mcd
That might well become a baseline need in future.Douglas6 wrote:64 GB of RAM
As long as they aren't flashing and super bright, my beaglebone blacks put on a light show. I also just found a usb cable with a blue light in it that is steady compared to the super bright red flashing insane one I was using. I put electrical tape over it and the light still got out!jamesh wrote:Blue LED's are better because they are blue.
Why? Really, I'm curious about why you dislike Android so much.Pithagoros wrote:Android.
It's Linux + cruft and in my opinion a pit of malevolence that makes MS and Windows look like a paragon of virtue.
20 years ago we had a mouse problem so we got a cat. No more mice in the house. When my daughter said we should get another cat my answer was "Why? I don't have a bow or a mandolin."Heater wrote:I'm a afraid the human race has a very bad cat infestation.
Cats were probably useful and OK when they spent most of the time outside hunting rats and mice. Mine used to like to leave half a dead mouse, with it's entrails hanging out, on the front door step in the morning after a night out hunting to show me what a good cat it was.
Problem is cats today spend all their time living in luxury indoors, looking out the window, consuming food and internet bandwidth, for no useful purpose.
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