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Raspberry Pi's anyone?

Post by Bill Stokes » Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:58 pm

The Raspberry Pi is a brilliant bit of kit - I have two now (my first one runs dns/dhcp/ntpd/ for my home network).

http://fishpi.linicks.net/

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Post by InFerNo » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:30 pm

I have an Odroid C1.

http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products ... 1578608433

Mine is running Arch and will be used as HTPC (I'm still toying with it first).
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Post by Bill Stokes » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:14 pm

That looks an interesting device - I may have to get one.

I just bought another Pi today (Raspberry Pi B, case, wireless dongle, infrared cam, camera extension lead, power supply and RTC all for £77.00).

This will be set up for when the fish tank is in total darkness... I already have sorted out the code. Also will be running Slackware, of course :)

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Post by Mr. YOur no fun » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:56 am

Can it run your old server?

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Post by Bill Stokes » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:56 pm

Mr. YOur no fun wrote:Can it run your old server?
Easily - my old server was a 400MHz - the Pi's are:

700 MHz Low Power ARM1176JZ-F Applications Processor

So Yes - and as to your next question - No, I will not set-up a server :p

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Post by Mr. YOur no fun » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:53 pm

OO Poo! You could run it out of your pocket.

Isn't fascinating that you have far more computing power in your pocket then NASA landed people on the moon?

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Post by Bill Stokes » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:02 pm

Mr. YOur no fun wrote:OO Poo! You could run it out of your pocket.

Isn't fascinating that you have far more computing power in your pocket then NASA landed people on the moon?
I think it is more fascinating for us old farts (> 50 years old, I am 55 years old now and drawing a few pensions :D ) that the world we now live in was totally unimaginable when I was a kid.

But I guess people (of a similar age) said that when the steam engine was invented, or electricity was discovered etc.

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Post by MetalGod » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:26 am

I've tinkered with the idea of getting one, when more funds become available. I still have my first computer, a Timex Sinclair 1000. 2k of memory with and expansion card to 16k. 8k EPROM for the Operating system. Good times.
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Post by Night Rider » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:02 pm

wow I remember them Timex Sinclair
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Re: Raspberry Pi's anyone?

Post by Bill Stokes » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:00 am

Night Rider wrote:wow I remember them Timex Sinclair
Yes, basically they were ZX81's. I had the spectrum - and taught myself Z80 assembly language. All forgotten now :(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timex_Sinclair_1000

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Post by MetalGod » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:10 am

yeah, It was just the version that was marketed in the USA. Assembly was the only way to do anything significant on them. Used to love a game on it called Mazogs.

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