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by jsidebottom
Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Q&A thread
Replies: 457
Views: 210536

Re: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Q&A thread

I wonder what is the complete meaning of 64 bit cpu? The third and fourth paragraphs of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64-bit_computing explain it quite well. You may also need to look up terms like "register", "word size", "address bus" and "address space" to understand what it means. This will be ...
by jsidebottom
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 speed compared to Pi2
Replies: 91
Views: 16805

Re: Pi3 speed compared to Pi2

It is not clear whether the Phoronix tests use the default build options or whether he has overridden the architectural defaults It's actually stately quite clearly on page two, in the bottom section of the test system description table. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=raspberry-...
by jsidebottom
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 speed compared to Pi2
Replies: 91
Views: 16805

Re: Pi3 speed compared to Pi2

if someone could compile and run the prime number benchmark
Pi3 takes 16.76s for this benchmark.
by jsidebottom
Thu May 17, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The new forums are here!
Replies: 115
Views: 21401

Re: The new forums are here!

Seems to be something funny happening with the formatting in this thread http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4076 Notice how towards the bottom of the first page, the "poster info" box suddenly jumps left-wards :? First poster on 3rd page tried to embed a base64 encoded image in h...
by jsidebottom
Tue May 15, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72946

Re: config.txt

I'm having a hard time understanding the overvolting settings. Where did you get the -16,8? Why are you going from a single 1.2v to a .8v and 1.6v? Does it run .8v at idle and 1.6v under load after this change? Wouldn't I simply change the 1.2v to 1.6v? What's the command for that? -16? I'm not sur...
by jsidebottom
Mon May 14, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The new forums are here!
Replies: 115
Views: 21401

Re: The new forums are here!

by AndrewS » 14 May 2012 13:29 Oh yeah - a tiny scrolling view that I hadn't noticed Try hitting the expand button. Get with the sophisticated users and use Opera There is also this for Firefox users, and Chrome users can use the Stylish extension. Obviously not as easy as Opera, but it will get th...
by jsidebottom
Sun May 13, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The new forums are here!
Replies: 115
Views: 21401

Re: The new forums are here!

Well, the default theme did one thing - force me to lower the contrast on my second screen :lol: I have changed over to prosilver now though, thanks Eben. It is still easier to read the forums after you click the reply button (so you lose the avatar section), but this is true of most forums. Also: w...
by jsidebottom
Fri May 11, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cancelling my order
Replies: 55
Views: 10032

Re: Cancelling my order

Now that is some genuinely impressive tech. Babbage would be proud.
by jsidebottom
Tue May 08, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thermal Tape?
Replies: 23
Views: 6506

Re: Thermal Tape?

Arctic Silver Ceramique (or similar hard-set heat transfer compounds) are a much better option than tapes.
rmm200: there's a good reason to cool the hot side - peltier coolers die pretty quick without adequate cooling.
by jsidebottom
Tue May 08, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: List of Foods that Just Aren't Nice
Replies: 74
Views: 9756

Re: List of Foods that Just Aren't Nice

<t>Vegemite.<br/> <br/> Edible, healthy, but the taste? Repulsive. (it's OK in sauces, I'll give it that)<br/> Also, I found an old label that recommended mixing it with warm milk - I thought "It can't be as bad as it sounds, right?".<br/> As it turns out, I was so very wrong. Do *not* try this.<br/...
by jsidebottom
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Australian Element 14 shipments
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

Re: Australian Element 14 shipments

Mine's still processing, but it's good to see we're getting some love down here.
May's not far away at all - will give me a bit more time to work on assignments anyway
by jsidebottom
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RP - the new Amiga?
Replies: 15
Views: 3484

Re: RP - the new Amiga?

<t>Actually, performance should be too bad for any Amiga software you still have sources for. They could be compiled to run on a linux-hosted AROS install. They have an linux ARMv6 hardfloat port, though I'm not sure how well it works.<br/> Getting that working is high on my list of RasPi projects.<...
by jsidebottom
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We Browser Issue in LXDE (Debian) opening twitter [real hardware testing]
Replies: 16
Views: 2949

Re: We Browser Issue in LXDE (Debian) opening twitter [real hardware testing]

<t>Actually, Chromium is the open source portion of the Google Chrome browser (any essential proprietary bits have been remade – I guess you can call it a fork now), and Chromium OS is the open source portion of Google Chrome OS.<br/> Not the most obvious naming scheme, but they wanted to highlight ...
by jsidebottom
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as a Atari 2600
Replies: 7
Views: 3871

Re: Raspberry Pi as a Atari 2600

Ah, thought ALSA was already nailed. Keep up the good work, but don't stress if it doesn't play nice - there'll be a few thousand happy hackers working at it soon enough.
I want to use the original 2600, not the plastic version or an imitation. It wouldn't be right otherwise.
by jsidebottom
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as a Atari 2600
Replies: 7
Views: 3871

Re: Raspberry Pi as a Atari 2600

I wonder what's up with sound?
I was considering the venerable console as a chassis for mine, so it's good to know it works fine.
I'm sure I will feel a little guilty though, while gutting it out.
by jsidebottom
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Information for Australian orders through au.element14.com
Replies: 11
Views: 2369

Re: Information for Australian orders through au.element14.com

No idea. I didn't question any of the info given, and at that stage I'm not sure she had accurate order numbers either.
50k from Aus + NZ does seem unrealistically large.
by jsidebottom
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Information for Australian orders through au.element14.com
Replies: 11
Views: 2369

Re: Information for Australian orders through au.element14.com

Best of luck mate with that mate!
Also, I forgot to mention: they'll be calling up anyone who orders more than 1 to let them know that they are only going to send one. (just to show that message has filtered through to local distributors, no sneaky batch orders guys!)
by jsidebottom
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Information for Australian orders through au.element14.com
Replies: 11
Views: 2369

Re: Information for Australian orders through au.element14.com

<t>I contacted e14 with a few questions, thought I would share the info as given to me for those interested.<br/> Number of orders they've received: ~50000.<br/> No certain info on lead time, but delivery for my order ~20min after opening is expected to be late March/early April.<br/> My order is li...

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