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Old 03-01-2012, 12:24 AM   #31
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 Random case #1 - you want to know how to administer a cluster. You get 9 boards for $325, a hub and some wires - voilŗ, a mini-cluster with all the needed patterns.
Virtual box or VMware would let you do this - for free.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:40 AM   #32
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I remember trying to get an Nvidia card to work in Fedora 9 as my introduction to desktop Linux. It was absolute hell, but once I got it working, it was quite adequate.

But do you sort of have to reverse-engineer proprietary hardware to make an open source driver for it?
I had no trouble getting my NVidia card to work on Gentoo a few years back - basic functionality (limited res, no hardware accel) worked "out of the box", and the NVidia driver used a script to install itself quite painlessly.

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 Virtual box or VMware would let you do this - for free.
Free, plus the cost of the computer running the virtual box.

Granted, this isn't the best example of how useful this device could be. I can think of at least a half dozen projects where this could be VERY handy (along with some basic electronics work). This could easily be used for a web capable home automation/security system, guidance/auto-pilot for an RC airplane or rocket, etc.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:21 AM   #33
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angrybirds and facebook vs raspberry pi?

it's a no-brainer by no-brainers
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:55 AM   #34
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17311146

Not allright Jack?

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Old 03-12-2012, 07:29 AM   #35
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That was a little bit wrong.

The jack that was soldered in did not have over voltage protection.
It would have stilled work, but if there were large voltage transients, then it could damage the Ethernet controller.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:38 AM   #36
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From the blog link:

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This is because of a hardware parts substitution that was made in the factory by accident: specifically, where we’d specified jacks with integrated magnetics in the BOM and schematics, the factory soldered in non-magnetic jacks. No magnetics means no network connection.
I've never heard of magnetic/non-magnetic jacks, when did this start? Or is it lost in translation?

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I think they are talking about ferrite beads, which I do know of as rf components.


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Old 03-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #37
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Not pushing this machine, but if anyone is interested:

http://www.element14.com/community/g...elcome-March12

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Old 03-29-2012, 09:50 AM   #38
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Now waiting for CE certification.

Looks like the lawyers in RS and E14 got wind of the release.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #39
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First note: To be delivered by april.
Broadcast: Delivery slips to may.
On the site: E14 apologized for false information.
Broadcast: Delivery slips till august.
On the site: E14 apologizes for false information.

What's next? Export control restrictions like with beagleboard?
And they initially said the thing would be available by the end of feburary.

Meanwhile, in China:


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Old 03-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #40
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It's not like we'll have to smuggle them out of the country like in the good ol' times, isn't it?



Because chasing after briefcases becomes kinda tiresome after a while.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #41
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I'm right behind them, I feel like a down market I-Pad 4 owner...


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Welcome to the latest Raspberry Pi update from RS!

We’ve had a lot of questions about when you will be able to place orders for a Raspberry Pi from RS. When the Raspberry Pi was launched we decided not to take orders and payment up front until we knew when stock would be available and be in a position to give you accurate delivery information. With the first batch of boards due to arrive into RS warehouses soon, we’ve started to contact the people who are at the front of our queue, so they know they are first in line to get a Raspberry Pi board. They will shortly be invited to place their order on our dedicated RS Raspberry Pi store, and will be despatched to customers on a first-come, first-served basis in line with customer registrations.

As we receive delivery dates for the following batches we will contact those next in line to let them know when they can place an order. This way, you know that when you purchase your Raspberry Pi from RS, we have the stock coming shortly to fulfill your order. When placing an order for the Raspberry Pi, payment and delivery details will be taken, and we’ll let you know when you can expect to receive your Raspberry Pi. An email will then notify you when it has been despatched, along with a tracking number for you to check the status of your delivery.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:43 PM   #42
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I can't imagine this competing against justin beeber videos and ipads. gradeschool kids are gonna want a flashy ipad, not some dull circuit board.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #43
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 I can't imagine this competing against justin beeber videos and ipads. gradeschool kids are gonna want a flashy ipad, not some dull circuit board.
Well, the technically adept among them will take to it and enjoy.

As for the rest of them, off with their heads!
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:48 PM   #44
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 I can't imagine this competing against justin beeber videos and ipads. gradeschool kids are gonna want a flashy ipad, not some dull circuit board.
I don't see how "justin beeber videos" are a competitor to this product.

Moreover, I don't even really see the ipad as a competitor--it's a completely different target audience.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:55 PM   #45
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 I can't imagine this competing against justin beeber videos and ipads. gradeschool kids are gonna want a flashy ipad, not some dull circuit board.
Some of us would have loved to have one of these in gradeschool. The target audience being a minority is a very different situation from the market not existing.

Besides, any kid would prefer an iWhatever over a textbook or slow networked lab computer but we still see plenty of those in school.
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