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by takyon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 768

Re: Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth

The Falcon XX was supposed to be bigger but that seams to have gone away for now and Starship 2.0 is rumoured to be around 240m tall (well on paper) :shock: I would put the 18-meter wide "Starship 2.0" out of mind for now. That is based on a single tweet. The full reusability of the 9-meter wide St...
by takyon
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for a simple vpn solution
Replies: 11
Views: 1744

Re: Looking for a simple vpn solution

I was looking at NordVPN a week or so ago and they had a limited time 75% discount offer ending in 2 hours. Two days later they had a limited time 75% discount offer ending in 9 hours. Today their sale (75% off) is ending soon. You need to trust your VPN provider. Starting off by lying adverts does...
by takyon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which SSD to buy for raspberry pi?
Replies: 56
Views: 3541

Re: Which SSD to buy for raspberry pi?

Not sure why you'd want to mess with adapter and SSD when you can pick up a 128 GB USB 3.1 stick for about $20. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-MUF-64AB-AM-Plus-64GB/dp/B07D7PDLXC Review for 256 GB model says: Very small drive. Read speeds close to advertised. I got sequential reads on the 256GB dri...
by takyon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?
Replies: 31
Views: 1488

Re: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?

Now you have two. Browsing with just six tabs: 2.6 GB, not counting system cache. Once I go back to my habit of using 30 tabs and not powering down for days I expect to hit 4 GB sooner or later. I made a few configuration changes to avoid using swap or browser cache on disk. Makes things a little s...
by takyon
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?
Replies: 31
Views: 1488

Re: Can i upgrade LPDDR4 4GB or 8GB form RPi4 (2GB)?

Imperf3kt wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:58 am
I half agree. People buy the "best" just to have the best, regardless of whether they even need or use it.

Look at the 4GB model for example...
RAM shaming. I routinely use more than 2 GB. Oh wait, I'm using it wrong. :roll:
by takyon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How hot does your Pi get?
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: How hot does your Pi get?

I would disagree. The Pi4 indeed runs hotter than previous model Pi, but sitting on my TV cabinet with no enclosure / case, I struggle to push it beyond 68°C while playing back 1080p YouTube videos via Chromium. The existence of an official plastic case that causes it to throttle undermines this. M...
by takyon
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: School project involving freezer
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: School project involving freezer

A1: Yes. No. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtWF53Czz_M

A2: If you don't want to submerge the Pi in mineral oil, you might not want to stick it in a freezer. Maybe you want to try what the above vid did except have the Pi outside of the freezer and run wires through an ice machine.
by takyon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The things I've gotten to work on my PI 4 :)
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: The things I've gotten to work on my PI 4 :)

I just tried Dungeon Crawl (w/ Tiles) for the first time yesterday. It's pretty good. Use Mummy Necromancer if you're lazy. I think I tried Open Arena but got a garbage frame rate. Maybe I'll try it again but it's not my thing. You should try Kodi. It doesn't seem as smooth as it is on LibreELEC, bu...
by takyon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bluetooth 5 on Pi4 how about 5ish for the rest of us ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: Bluetooth 5 on Pi4 how about 5ish for the rest of us ?

That's too bad about the optional features. I think most people just assume those are supported when they see "Bluetooth 5" support.

Quadrupling the range in particular would be very useful for wireless headphones and other use cases. But new devices on both sides might not support it for years.
by takyon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Uses for Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W?
Replies: 81
Views: 2821

Re: Uses for Raspberry Pi Zero/Zero W?

jbudd wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:59 am
20 pi's?

Good grief I bet Apple wish they could get that level of commitment from their customers!
I managed to get a Pi Zero W a couple weeks ago... for $4.

Even at the regular price, it's an impulse buy.
by takyon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overclocking RPI4 SDRAM? [not possible!]
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Overclocking RPI4 SDRAM? [not possible!]

Moonmarch wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:15 am
the RPI4 uses LPDDR4 RAM with memory speeds at 3200 MHz
Not correct, it is LPDDR4-2400:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... fications/
by takyon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ideal SD Card Size for Raspberry PI 4
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Ideal SD Card Size for Raspberry PI 4

At Micro Center for example, the store brand 16 GB is $3, 32 GB is $3.50, and 64 GB is $7. So 16 GB is out of the question, and I chose 32 GB which is probably more than enough. The card doesn't have stellar IOPS or speeds, but the system works just fine. I just purchased two 16GB cards with the Mi...
by takyon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ideal SD Card Size for Raspberry PI 4
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Ideal SD Card Size for Raspberry PI 4

At Micro Center for example, the store brand 16 GB is $3, 32 GB is $3.50, and 64 GB is $7. So 16 GB is out of the question, and I chose 32 GB which is probably more than enough. The card doesn't have stellar IOPS or speeds, but the system works just fine. With the money you save from using a cheap c...
by takyon
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Modding 1gig PI4B, with 8gb or 16gig ram chip
Replies: 18
Views: 985

Re: Modding 1gig PI4B, with 8gb or 16gig ram chip

16 GB doesn't exist. Not sure about 12 GB LPDDR4. Also consider 6 GB.
by takyon
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How's it been going with 2 GB vs. 4 GB?
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: How's it been going with 2 GB vs. 4 GB?

I have a 4GB board and I've never seen it consume more than about 1.5 GB even with many Chromium tabs open. I think that will change if we get a stable 64 bit kernel, hopefully. I'm at 2.6 GB with about 60 tabs open and no other applications. Some of the tabs aren't actually loaded from when I clos...
by takyon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 259
Views: 18309

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

What 8GB Pi4? There isn't one. I thought at least one was made in order to pass the compliance testing, which lists 8GB as being certified. Are you sure there isn't an 8GB model sitting on your desk? They say that was a misprint in the user manual, and there are other reasons an 8GB version is unli...
by takyon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink vs Fan vs Flirc Case
Replies: 66
Views: 14393

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Heatsink vs Fan vs Flirc Case

I dropped from about 60-64°C on the Pi 4 in sustained normal use with no case (sitting on top of the cardboard box it came in), to about 48-52°C with the Kodi FLIRC case (starts out less, but heats up to that). I think ambient is at least 24°C. I would be interested to see someone plug the RTL-SDR d...
by takyon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Positives of the Official Raspberry 4B Youtube video.
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: Positives of the Official Raspberry 4B Youtube video.

It's unclear (yes, I know, 8GB was a typo) that the Pi4 will never get a RAM upgrade. Should a larger capacity package that fits the board and has a suitable price, I wouldn't rule it out. As for the Pi5 or Pi6...maybe. But since those boards don't exist yet and a lot can happen in two or three yea...
by takyon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Positives of the Official Raspberry 4B Youtube video.
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: Positives of the Official Raspberry 4B Youtube video.

16 GB (128 Gb) LPDDR5 DRAM packages are likely to exist within the next year. End of 2020 at the latest. The Pi4B uses LPDDR4, so that package is irrelevant. There won't be any more RAM added to Pi 4 anyway. Pi 5 or Pi 6 could have higher capacity packages, and/or use LPDDR4X or LPDDR5. My comment ...
by takyon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Positives of the Official Raspberry 4B Youtube video.
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: Positives of the Official Raspberry 4B Youtube video.

AIUI no suitable 16 Gbyte RAM chip exists yet. I don't think anything higher 4 GB is worth the effort. 4 is plenty even for power users. AFAIK there is no pin compatible 16GB chip at present. 16 GB (128 Gb) LPDDR5 DRAM packages are likely to exist within the next year. End of 2020 at the latest. In...
by takyon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card - Data Transfer Rate
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: SD Card - Data Transfer Rate

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/raspberry-pi-4-b,6193.html According to the Pi Foundation, the 4 B has a top transfer rate of 50 MBps, which is double the speed of the reader on the 3 B+. Tom's benchmarked reads at 45.7 MB/s. This YouTuber got it at 40.8 MB/s. All of the cards should be support...
by takyon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.
Replies: 134
Views: 6954

Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

running software on a headless potato, But part of the Raspberry Pi ethos has been to do as much as possible with minimal hardware (and thus the lowest possible price). Maybe the 4GB Pi4B will mark a move away from this, back to the "throw hardware at it" solution to IT problems. We all got hit by ...
by takyon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.
Replies: 134
Views: 6954

Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

People new to the Pi from the Windows world are trained to think more RAM is always better. So they order the 4 GB version. LOL, well if people really feel they need 4 GB without doing their research to determine if they really need it, might as well make some profit! :) Wow, check out all the RAM ...
by takyon
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 Model A - Design Request
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Raspberry PI 4 Model A - Design Request

I'm pretty sure they aren't considering a 4A. And switching back to full HDMI is unlikely, and would just break case compatibility again. https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-4-on-sale-now-from-35/ What about a Model A version? Historically, we’ve produced cut-down, lower-cost, versions of ...
by takyon
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.
Replies: 134
Views: 6954

Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

And that''s why non-programmers want the 4GB model instead of the 2GB model that works for you. I'm pretty sure many programmers would appreciate 1 tera byte of RAM or non-volatile universal memory on their future desktops/SBCs on which they write, compile, and execute code, particularly if that am...

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