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I dunno about that!Heater wrote: ↑Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:11 amOn the other hand...
One of the best games one can play on any computer is creating games to run on it. Figuring out how to program the a game is the game!
Some of the best programmers I have ever worked with cut their teeth as youngsters trying to make games for good old 8 bit machines like the Sinclair Spectrum, C64, BBC Micro etc. They learned all kind of techniques to enable them to squeeze surprising amounts of functionality into a small space and getting to run fast. They learned all kind of shortcuts to get the effects without doing the work.
Then came things like networked Doom. A multiplayer game distributed over a network of PC's.
So, if you have a bunch of Pi and are into games there is the challenge. Create your own multiplayer game for a cluster of Pi. Optimized for the limitations of the Pi.
None of my Pis have attached keyboard, mouse or monitor. Two do not have microSD cards. All are functional, functioning computers, despite your assertion to the contrary.
You're obviously a very clever pedant.None of my Pis have attached keyboard, mouse or monitor. Two do not have microSD cards. All are functional, functioning computers, despite your assertion to the contrary.
Techies and SF fans.... I would hold that a Pi is a functional computer with only some form of mass storage device (SD card or otherwise) and a PSU. (My pedantry mostly revolves around correcting misuse of technical terms. For instance, there is no such thing as a DB-9 connector, despite what many people seem to think.)
So when the OP posted about joining two Pis to make a 'functional computer', it was right and proper that he/she be corrected (by you) since it is already a functional computer. However, when you state that it must have keyboard, screen and mouse connected to be a functional computer (and without those things it's nothing but a paperweight), it's pedantry to correct that error. Is that one of those irregular grammatical constructs - 'I am accurate, you are a pedant', that kind of thing?
That's right.'I am accurate, you are a pedant', ...
I agree. My experience is that the Pi needs to be in a case in order to make a functional paper weight.
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