Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Sep 2011 22:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Remember the Raspberry Pi ARM board we talked about last week? Well, while running Quake III is all fine and dandy and illustrates the board is capable of something, it didn't really tell me anything since I'd guess few people are going to use such a board for gaming. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Raspberry Pi team posted another demo today - running 1080p video for eight hours straight. The chip was still cool to the touch. And just to reiterate: $25.
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RE[4]: "Long term" matters
by Nth_Man on Sat 10th Sep 2011 09:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: "Long term" matters"
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> > Don't forget who the audience is here.
> No, I don't forget it. I think that most of them are
> conscientious ones, with experience with some kind
> of monopolies.

I, in all honesty, have no clue how you've arrived at this conclusion. It seems very out of touch, perhaps you'd like to elaborate some?

Well, it has happened to most of us. Have you been in a situation where you depended on a company and you had to pay what they said and wait what they said and suffer bad customer services because you had no other company to go to? Sometimes the monopolistic company makes sure that the cost of going to another company is too high to be an alternative (for example, data migration due to proprietary data formats + retraining + etc). About state monopolies, yes, they are also monopolies and most of us have suffered similar problems.

Edited 2011-09-10 09:03 UTC

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