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by takyon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI 4 - USB Boot
Replies: 37
Views: 1528

Re: Raspberry PI 4 - USB Boot

Just take the simple "If you ask about USB booting (before it's announced & ready), you'll get banned from the forum for life" approach. Do that a couple of times and the folks who feel the need to ask will be gone for good. Ah yes, that's a great way to treat the noobs. Annihilate them for the fir...
by takyon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi 4B v1.2?
Replies: 331
Views: 43208

Re: New Pi 4B v1.2?

Get in the C: Raspberry Pi 4 can handle a wider range of USB adapters thanks to revised design's silent arrival We asked Upton this week if the fix was out and he confirmed the update had indeed been rolled into a PCB Design for Manufacturing (DFM) process. He added that he would have expected the ...
by takyon
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Project Pi-GI
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Project Pi-GI

Heater wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:08 pm
What's that ice cooling tower thing about?
Infamous gigantic cooler for RPi4:

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/52 ... ,6259.html
https://thepihut.com/products/ice-tower ... cpu-cooler
by takyon
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Did RPF change the RAM on Pi Zero?
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Did RPF change the RAM on Pi Zero?

Elpida Memory went bankrupt and was acquired by Micron, easily explaining the switch from Elpida to Micron branded RAM.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elpida_Memory
by takyon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The Pi Strikes Back
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Re: The Pi Strikes Back

Docking smartphones seems like it will become big in the near future (RIP Ubuntu Edge), but NexDock 2 is not the way.
by takyon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Arm Announces Cortex-M55 Core And Ethos-U55 microNPU
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Arm Announces Cortex-M55 Core And Ethos-U55 microNPU

Arm Announces Cortex-M55 Core And Ethos-U55 microNPU Today Arm announces its newest addition to the Cortex-M series, the new Cortex M55. In addition to the new CPU microarchitecture which brings several new improvements, we also see the introduction of the new Ethos-U55 NPU IP that is meant to be i...
by takyon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Future of raspberry pi - software related
Replies: 382
Views: 23053

Re: Future of raspberry pi - software related

jamesh wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:18 pm
  • Help Link on desktop to go to Pi forums (user took months to find the Pi forums. Not sure how)
You could also stick a Forums shortcut in the Help menu (even though forums are just one click away on the raspberrypi.org/help/ page).
by takyon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Future of raspberry pi - software related
Replies: 382
Views: 23053

Re: Future of raspberry pi - software related

Enable overclocking with raspi-config on 4B. I did try to do some research on Broadcom Soc’s but didn’t get much information. What is the deal with Broadcom Soc, their primary job is not making processors as far as I know. Where is the go to place for info on these soc ( other than raspberrypi websi...
by takyon
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to use big sd cards like 256gb cards?
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Is it possible to use big sd cards like 256gb cards?

As long as it's formatted correctly, it should support 256 GB, 400 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and even 2 TB when it becomes available. Anything larger than that would be microSDUC and probably not supported.

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp ... y+pi+256GB
by takyon
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 128305

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

I think the main problem I had with Kodi on Raspbian was that I had to crash it to exit sometimes. Otherwise it worked pretty well. LibreELEC 9.2.0 is also working quite well.

Can we start a Raspberry Pi 5 wishlist thread in this forum on Xmas? Hueehhehheheheh eheh.
by takyon
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interview with Eben Upton
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: Interview with Eben Upton

If I had to guess a secret project beyond just CM4 or Pi5, I'd say it's machine learning related. There's plenty of hype for kids to learn about that. Pis are already used in robots or with sensors, so upgrading the "AI" capability of a Pi or creating attached hardware like Google did with that visi...
by takyon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Form Factor?
Replies: 17
Views: 1065

Re: Form Factor?

That (like the NUC) is a completely different animal than an SBC. And not just a matter of size, either. Power consumption is far greater. The animal OP is asking for is nowhere to be found. At least, not from RPT. As for power consumption, Intel has made 5W, 6W, 7.5W, 10W, and 15W chips for NUCs ....
by takyon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Form Factor?
Replies: 17
Views: 1065

Re: Form Factor?

I would look into this in the near future: AMD developing barebones PC kit to take on Intel NUC platform This should make that larger but still small form factor more competitive. Pair something like the Ryzen 3 2200G or Athlon 200GE with this kit and you'll have a tiny computer with plenty of ports.
by takyon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Interesting interview with Eben in Physics World
Replies: 41
Views: 3110

Re: Interesting interview with Eben in Physics World

I think the era of free returns in processor speeds is drawing to a close, because we’re running out of atoms. The smallest structures on silicon chips are now spaced around 7 nm apart, which is about 70 atoms, and at those distances both the physics and the economics of the system start to go awry...
by takyon
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 53
Views: 7273

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

Performance is respectable. I have seen problems like the browser freezing for several seconds, especially with YouTube, but that could go away with future updates. I'll likely attach a 128 GB SSD and overclock the CPU to 1.75 GHz at some point. Raspberry Pi 4B can be a legitimate primary desktop i...
by takyon
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?
Replies: 53
Views: 7273

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 as a primary desktop computer?

It actually is not too hard to use more than 1 GB or 2 GB, and on top of that, the system will use memory for caching. So I have seen most of the memory get used up and some of the default 100 MB swap get used a few times now. 4 GB is good, and I'm not saying you need more, but if an 8 GB option is ...
by takyon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 1268

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: 2073

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: 60
Views: 9732

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: 32
Views: 3188

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: 32
Views: 3188

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: 768

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: 610

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: 11
Views: 2369

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...

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