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Pepper Pad 2 Linux Web Pad

michael posted more than 9 years ago | from the zesty dept.

Portables 197

`Sean writes "Pepper Computer debuted their $800 Pepper Pad 2 at DEMOmobile 2004 this week. Specs include a 624 MHz XScale processor, 8.4" 800x600 TFT touchscreen, 802.11b+g, and 20 GB HDD running MontaVista Linux CEE. Out of the box the Pepper Pad 2 loads the Pepper Keeper as its GUI, but a full-blown Linux distribution with Java 2 JRE and X-Window System is sitting under the covers just waiting be customized. I personally can't wait to get a hold of one of these to turn into an OBD-II and telemetry workstation for the rally car."

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But is it a pad? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219445)

That's not quite clear to me.

Re:But is it a pad? (1)

CmdrGoatse (800104) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219459)

sdfsd

puh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219752)

Can't beat my Zaurus C760

GNAA WISHES HAPPY 9/11 (-1, Troll)

Saturn SL1-WNY (807134) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219446)

Happy 9/11 From The GNAA Happy 9/11 From The GNAA Gnaa, Nigeria We at the GNAA (Gay Nigger Association of America) would like to wish you seasons greetings on this most glorious day. As we reach the third anniversary of the momentous destruction of two large ugly buildings by the highly trained agents of mossad (Israels notorious anti-gentile secret service), and the war against sandniggers everywhere that ensued, we have entered into what is widely recognised as a golden age of trolling. This could not have been possible without the assistance of YOU! Without the glorious genocidal activites of hooknosed Jews, the gulliblity of pinko Slashbots soaking up whatever Michael Moore shits out, the whining of eurotrash clinging to the tattered remnants of Socialism, and of course, without the poorly washed Muslims who, as we speak, continue their holy and righteous Jihad against the evils of the Israeli Bus Service. Without these people, without you people, our jobs would be so much more taxing, and far less rewarding. As your family gathers around the Osama Tree to exchange your gifts of toy Boeings and charred Firemen, we at the GNAA hope that you can all get together in celebration. To pass down your memories of the shock, awe, and arousal you felt. To recall your joy as your anti-Bush FUD was modded to +5, insightful. To remember your hilarious puns at the size of John Kerry's chin, and how they earned you +o in #politics. To giggle girlishly at how your crippling zergrush wowed all who viewed your rancidly coloured MIDI infested xanga blog. But most importantly of all. The GNAA would also like to issue our fondest desire for world peace. And hold firm in our resolve that the bloodshed can only be resolved through the pacifying and unifying acts of male-on-male sodomy and fellatio, and through a peaceful male-only world. Can the leaders of the world put aside their differences once and for all and love their fellow man? Can we swap our rusty kalashnikovs for a warm meaty dong? Our explosive belts for exploding rectums? We can only hope. Happy Holidays! From The Gay Nigger Association of America About WTC The World Trade Center (WTC) was built in the 1960's by well-known drug-addicted architect Guy Niguere. On massive levels of barbiturates at the time, Niguere made many mistakes in the design of the building, but structurally and stylistically. This led to the towers easy destruction by the Israeli. About GNAA: GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the first organization which gathers GAY NIGGERS from all over America and abroad for one common goal - being GAY NIGGERS. Are you GAY? Are you a NIGGER? Are you a GAY NIGGER? If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions, then GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) might be exactly what you've been looking for! Join GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) today, and enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time GNAA member. GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the fastest-growing GAY NIGGER community with THOUSANDS of members all over United States of America and the World! You, too, can be a part of GNAA if you join today! Why not? It's quick and easy - only 3 simple steps! First, you have to obtain a copy of GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE THE MOVIE and watch it. You can download the movie (~130mb) using BitTorrent. Second, you need to succeed in posting a GNAA First Post on slashdot.org, a popular "news for trolls" website. Third, you need to join the official GNAA irc channel #GNAA on irc.gnaa.us, and apply for membership. Talk to one of the ops or any of the other members in the channel to sign up today! Upon submitting your application, you will be required to submit links to your successful First Post, and you will be tested on your knowledge of GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE. If you are having trouble locating #GNAA, the official GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA irc channel, you might be on a wrong irc network. The correct network is NiggerNET, and you can connect to irc.gnaa.us as our official server. Follow this link if you are using an irc client such as mIRC. If you have mod points and would like to support GNAA, please moderate this post up. .________________________________________________. | ______________________________________._a,____ | Press contact: | _______a_._______a_______aj#0s_____aWY!400.___ | Gary Niger | __ad#7!!*P____a.d#0a____#!-_#0i___.#!__W#0#___ | gary_niger@gnaa.us | _j#'_.00#,___4#dP_"#,__j#,__0#Wi___*00P!_"#L,_ | GNAA Corporate Headquarters | _"#ga#9!01___"#01__40,_"4Lj#!_4#g_________"01_ | 143 Rolloffle Avenue | ________"#,___*@`__-N#____`___-!^_____________ | Tarzana, California 91356 | _________#1__________?________________________ | | _________j1___________________________________ | All other inquiries: | ____a,___jk_GAY_NIGGER_ASSOCIATION_OF_AMERICA_ | Enid Indian | ____!4yaa#l___________________________________ | enid_indian@gnaa.us | ______-"!^____________________________________ | GNAA World Headquarters ` _______________________________________________' 160-0023 Japan Tokyo-to Shinjuku-ku Nishi-Shinjuku 3-20-2 Copyright (c) 2003-2004 Gay Nigger Association of America

Happy 9/11 From The GNAA (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219447)

Happy 9/11 From The GNAA
Gnaa, Nigeria

We at the GNAA [www.gnaa.us] (Gay Nigger Association of America) would like to wish you seasons greetings on this most glorious day.

As we reach the third anniversary of the momentous destruction [wtc7.net] of two large ugly buildings [wtc7.net] by the highly trained agents of mossad (Israels notorious anti-gentile secret service), and the war against sandniggers everywhere that ensued, we have entered into what is widely recognised as a golden age of trolling [slashdot.org] . This could not have been possible without the assistance of YOU!

Without the glorious genocidal activites [didwtc.com] of hooknosed Jews, the gulliblity of pinko Slashbots soaking up whatever Michael Moore shits out, the whining of eurotrash clinging to the tattered remnants of Socialism, and of course, without the poorly washed Muslims who, as we speak, continue their holy and righteous Jihad against the evils of the Israeli Bus Service. Without these people, without you people, our jobs would be so much more taxing, and far less rewarding.

As your family gathers around the Osama Tree to exchange your gifts of toy Boeings [yahoo.com] and charred Firemen, we at the GNAA hope that you can all get together in celebration. To pass down your memories of the shock, awe, and arousal you felt. To recall your joy as your anti-Bush FUD was modded to +5, insightful. To remember your hilarious puns at the size of John Kerry's chin, and how they earned you +o in #politics. To giggle girlishly at how your crippling zergrush wowed all who viewed your rancidly coloured MIDI infested xanga blog [xanga.com] .

But most importantly of all. The GNAA would also like to issue our fondest desire for world peace. And hold firm in our resolve that the bloodshed can only be resolved through the pacifying and unifying acts of male-on-male sodomy and fellatio, and through a peaceful male-only world. Can the leaders of the world put aside their differences once and for all and love their fellow man? Can we swap our rusty kalashnikovs for a warm meaty dong? Our explosive belts for exploding rectums? We can only hope.

Happy Holidays!
From The Gay Nigger Association of America [www.gnaa.us]

About WTC

The World Trade Center (WTC) was built in the 1960's by well-known drug-addicted architect Guy Niguere. On massive levels of barbiturates at the time, Niguere made many mistakes in the design of the building, but structurally and stylistically. This led to the towers easy destruction by the Israeli.


About GNAA:
GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the first organization which gathers GAY NIGGERS from all over America and abroad for one common goal - being GAY NIGGERS.

Are you GAY [klerck.org] ?
Are you a NIGGER [mugshots.org] ?
Are you a GAY NIGGER [gay-sex-access.com] ?

If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions, then GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) might be exactly what you've been looking for!
Join GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) today, and enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time GNAA member.
GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the fastest-growing GAY NIGGER community with THOUSANDS of members all over United States of America and the World! You, too, can be a part of GNAA if you join today!

Why not? It's quick and easy - only 3 simple steps!
  • First, you have to obtain a copy of GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE THE MOVIE [imdb.com] and watch it. You can download the movie [idge.net] (~130mb) using BitTorrent.
  • Second, you need to succeed in posting a GNAA First Post [wikipedia.org] on slashdot.org [slashdot.org] , a popular "news for trolls" website.
  • Third, you need to join the official GNAA irc channel #GNAA on irc.gnaa.us, and apply for membership.
Talk to one of the ops or any of the other members in the channel to sign up today! Upon submitting your application, you will be required to submit links to your successful First Post, and you will be tested on your knowledge of GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE.

If you are having trouble locating #GNAA, the official GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA irc channel, you might be on a wrong irc network. The correct network is NiggerNET, and you can connect to irc.gnaa.us as our official server. Follow this link [irc] if you are using an irc client such as mIRC.

If you have mod points and would like to support GNAA, please moderate this post up.

.________________________________________________.
| ______________________________________._a,____ | Press contact:
| _______a_._______a_______aj#0s_____aWY!400.___ | Gary Niger
| __ad#7!!*P____a.d#0a____#!-_#0i___.#!__W#0#___ | gary_niger@gnaa.us [mailto]
| _j#'_.00#,___4#dP_"#,__j#,__0#Wi___*00P!_"#L,_ | GNAA Corporate Headquarters
| _"#ga#9!01___"#01__40,_"4Lj#!_4#g_________"01_ | 143 Rolloffle Avenue
| ________"#,___*@`__-N#____`___-!^_____________ | Tarzana, California 91356
| _________#1__________?________________________ |
| _________j1___________________________________ | All other inquiries:
| ____a,___jk_GAY_NIGGER_ASSOCIATION_OF_AMERICA_ | Enid Indian
| ____!4yaa#l___________________________________ | enid_indian@gnaa.us [mailto]
| ______-"!^____________________________________ | GNAA World Headquarters
` _______________________________________________' 160-0023 Japan Tokyo-to Shinjuku-ku Nishi-Shinjuku 3-20-2

Copyright (c) 2003-2004 Gay Nigger Association of America [www.gnaa.us]

Happy 9/11 From The GNAA (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219448)

Happy 9/11 From The GNAA
Zeikfried - Gnaa, Nigeria

We at the GNAA [www.gnaa.us] (Gay Nigger Association of America) would like to wish you seasons greetings on this most glorious day.

As we reach the third anniversary of the momentous destruction [wtc7.net] of two large ugly buildings [wtc7.net] by the highly trained agents of mossad (Israels notorious anti-gentile secret service), and the war against sandniggers everywhere that ensued, we have entered into what is widely recognised as a golden age of trolling [slashdot.org] . This could not have been possible without the assistance of YOU!

Without the glorious genocidal activites [didwtc.com] of hooknosed Jews, the gulliblity of pinko Slashbots soaking up whatever Michael Moore shits out, the whining of eurotrash clinging to the tattered remnants of Socialism, and of course, without the poorly washed Muslims who, as we speak, continue their holy and righteous Jihad against the evils of the Israeli Bus Service. Without these people, without you people, our jobs would be so much more taxing, and far less rewarding.

As your family gathers around the Osama Tree to exchange your gifts of toy Boeings [yahoo.com] and charred Firemen, we at the GNAA hope that you can all get together in celebration. To pass down your memories of the shock, awe, and arousal you felt. To recall your joy as your anti-Bush FUD was modded to +5, insightful. To remember your hilarious puns at the size of John Kerry's chin, and how they earned you +o in #politics. To giggle girlishly at how your crippling zergrush wowed all who viewed your rancidly coloured MIDI infested xanga blog [xanga.com] .

But most importantly of all. The GNAA would also like to issue our fondest desire for world peace. And hold firm in our resolve that the bloodshed can only be resolved through the pacifying and unifying acts of male-on-male sodomy and fellatio, and through a peaceful male-only world. Can the leaders of the world put aside their differences once and for all and love their fellow man? Can we swap our rusty kalashnikovs for a warm meaty dong? Our explosive belts for exploding rectums? We can only hope.

Happy Holidays!
From The Gay Nigger Association of America [www.gnaa.us]

About WTC

The World Trade Center (WTC) was built in the 1960's by well-known drug-addicted architect Guy Niguere. On massive levels of barbiturates at the time, Niguere made many mistakes in the design of the building, both structurally and stylistically. This led to the towers easy destruction by the Israeli.


About GNAA:
GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the first organization which gathers GAY NIGGERS from all over America and abroad for one common goal - being GAY NIGGERS.

Are you GAY [klerck.org] ?
Are you a NIGGER [mugshots.org] ?
Are you a GAY NIGGER [gay-sex-access.com] ?

If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions, then GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) might be exactly what you've been looking for!
Join GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) today, and enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time GNAA member.
GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the fastest-growing GAY NIGGER community with THOUSANDS of members all over United States of America and the World! You, too, can be a part of GNAA if you join today!

Why not? It's quick and easy - only 3 simple steps!
  • First, you have to obtain a copy of GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE THE MOVIE [imdb.com] and watch it. You can download the movie [idge.net] (~130mb) using BitTorrent.
  • Second, you need to succeed in posting a GNAA First Post [wikipedia.org] on slashdot.org [slashdot.org] , a popular "news for trolls" website.
  • Third, you need to join the official GNAA irc channel #GNAA on irc.gnaa.us, and apply for membership.
Talk to one of the ops or any of the other members in the channel to sign up today! Upon submitting your application, you will be required to submit links to your successful First Post, and you will be tested on your knowledge of GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE.

If you are having trouble locating #GNAA, the official GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA irc channel, you might be on a wrong irc network. The correct network is NiggerNET, and you can connect to irc.gnaa.us as our official server. Follow this link [irc] if you are using an irc client such as mIRC.

If you have mod points and would like to support GNAA, please moderate this post up.

.________________________________________________.
| ______________________________________._a,____ | Press contact:
| _______a_._______a_______aj#0s_____aWY!400.___ | Gary Niger
| __ad#7!!*P____a.d#0a____#!-_#0i___.#!__W#0#___ | gary_niger@gnaa.us [mailto]
| _j#'_.00#,___4#dP_"#,__j#,__0#Wi___*00P!_"#L,_ | GNAA Corporate Headquarters
| _"#ga#9!01___"#01__40,_"4Lj#!_4#g_________"01_ | 143 Rolloffle Avenue
| ________"#,___*@`__-N#____`___-!^_____________ | Tarzana, California 91356
| _________#1__________?________________________ |
| _________j1___________________________________ | All other inquiries:
| ____a,___jk_GAY_NIGGER_ASSOCIATION_OF_AMERICA_ | Enid Indian
| ____!4yaa#l___________________________________ | enid_indian@gnaa.us [mailto]
| ______-"!^____________________________________ | GNAA World Headquarters
` _______________________________________________' 160-0023 Japan Tokyo-to Shinjuku-ku Nishi-Shinjuku 3-20-2

Copyright (c) 2003-2004 Gay Nigger Association of America [www.gnaa.us]

last measure (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219449)

h4xx.com [google.com]

Re:last measure (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219463)

congrats, A WINNER IS YOU!

lemonparty (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219453)

lemonparty.org [google.com]

Salt & Pepper (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219454)

Pepper's a nice name for this hideous colour scheme, eh?

Better colour scheme. [slashdot.org]

Media Player (3, Interesting)

EEproms_Galore (755247) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219455)

This would make a great portable media player with a bit of hacking.. Hmmm I sooo want one.

Re:Media Player (1)

anonymous cowherd (m (783253) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219470)

Not really. If you look at the specs, it measures 12" by 6" by 0.8" and weighs 2.8 pounds. You're better off using a portable media player such as an iPod as a portable media player.

Re:Media Player (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219496)

no, windows media player is not available in this release. perhaps the next version.

hacking? (2, Informative)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219518)

It kind of already is a portable media player. The Pepper Keeper software looks like it will do most things you would need, and since there's a full linux system underneath, you can just install whatever players are missing.

Re:Media Player (1)

Awptimus Prime (695459) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219777)

Sadly, this is all I can imagine myself ever using one for. That is, if I were to ever own such an expensive novelty. I think it is cool, just not too terribly useful.

For $800 I could get a pretty nice laptop and a 4-pack of Redbull.

GNAA Launches Attack on Slashdot Parent Company (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219456)

GNAA Launches Attack on Slashdot Parent Company
Fremont, California

The Holiday of Jew [jewwatch.com] 's Revenge, September 11th, was bloodied once again this year. Officials say Gay Nigger Association of America [www.gnaa.us] member Tar_Baby stole a Cessna [cessna.com] jet from a nearby airfield and crashed it into Open Source Technology Group [ostg.com] headquarters, completely demolishing the building, as well as crushing and incinerating everyone inside.

Audio logs recovered via the jet's black box portrayed a disturbing course of events onboard the plane. Passengers were heard screaming for their lives as the terrorist raped and killed the male members of the plane by what was thought to be rupturing their colons with a gigantic black dildo with nails punched out the sides, based on evidence collected at the scene.

Within minutes of the attack, GNAA officials telephoned major news networks claiming responsibility, and promised to continue their campaign of destruction as long as an Open Source movement still existed. This is believed to be the major tenet of the 'Gay Nigger Jihad', first mentioned months ago during GNAA's campaign against AOL [aol.com] .

This comes almost simultaneously after OSTG recently changed their name from the Open Source Development Network (OSDN), in attempt to distance itself from name long associated with failure [rucas.info] , stupidity [cmdrtaco.net] , zealotry [michaelsims.info] , and Cowboyneal [atkins.com] . It was also part of a last ditch effort to convince investors not to steal a Cessna and fly it into the headquarters themselves.

Update: A few hours after the crash, the rescue team found what is believed to be the only survivor. CmdrTaco was found in a coma inside OSTG basement, still firmly gripping his tiny cock. In his other hand, he was holding a photo of a muscular black male, signed by "Gary Niger of GNAA". CmdrTaco was rushed to a hospital, and his condition remains critical.


About GNAA:
GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the first organization which gathers GAY NIGGERS from all over America and abroad for one common goal - being GAY NIGGERS.

Are you GAY [klerck.org] ?
Are you a NIGGER [mugshots.org] ?
Are you a GAY NIGGER [gay-sex-access.com] ?

If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions, then GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) might be exactly what you've been looking for!
Join GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) today, and enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time GNAA member.
GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the fastest-growing GAY NIGGER community with THOUSANDS of members all over United States of America and the World! You, too, can be a part of GNAA if you join today!

Why not? It's quick and easy - only 3 simple steps!
  • First, you have to obtain a copy of GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE THE MOVIE [imdb.com] and watch it. You can download the movie [idge.net] (~130mb) using BitTorrent.
  • Second, you need to succeed in posting a GNAA First Post [wikipedia.org] on slashdot.org [slashdot.org] , a popular "news for trolls" website.
  • Third, you need to join the official GNAA irc channel #GNAA on irc.gnaa.us, and apply for membership.
Talk to one of the ops or any of the other members in the channel to sign up today! Upon submitting your application, you will be required to submit links to your successful First Post, and you will be tested on your knowledge of GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE.

If you are having trouble locating #GNAA, the official GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA irc channel, you might be on a wrong irc network. The correct network is NiggerNET, and you can connect to irc.gnaa.us as our official server. Follow this link [irc] if you are using an irc client such as mIRC.

If you have mod points and would like to support GNAA, please moderate this post up.

.________________________________________________.
| ______________________________________._a,____ | Press contact:
| _______a_._______a_______aj#0s_____aWY!400.___ | Gary Niger
| __ad#7!!*P____a.d#0a____#!-_#0i___.#!__W#0#___ | gary_niger@gnaa.us [mailto]
| _j#'_.00#,___4#dP_"#,__j#,__0#Wi___*00P!_"#L,_ | GNAA Corporate Headquarters
| _"#ga#9!01___"#01__40,_"4Lj#!_4#g_________"01_ | 143 Rolloffle Avenue
| ________"#,___*@`__-N#____`___-!^_____________ | Tarzana, California 91356
| _________#1__________?________________________ |
| _________j1___________________________________ | All other inquiries:
| ____a,___jk_GAY_NIGGER_ASSOCIATION_OF_AMERICA_ | Enid Indian
| ____!4yaa#l___________________________________ | enid_indian@gnaa.us [mailto]
| ______-"!^____________________________________ | GNAA World Headquarters
` _______________________________________________' 160-0023 Japan Tokyo-to Shinjuku-ku Nishi-Shinjuku 3-20-2

Copyright (c) 2003-2004 Gay Nigger Association of America [www.gnaa.us]

Re:GNAA Launches Attack on Slashdot Parent Company (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219520)

Get a girlfriend, clean up that acne, and get a life.

Pepper Pad? (1)

illuminata (668963) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219457)

I gave a girl a pepper pad once. She did not like it one bit. Which befuddles me considering that she begged for the pad and made some nasty threats when I teased her with it. Turns out she had to get under the bathtup faucet, kick her feet up on the wall and run water on her crotch for three hours (well, she does that from time to times anyway, but you get my point).

She didn't speak to me for a couple of weeks, but I'll be damned if she ever does ask a dude for a maxi again.

doom 3 !! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219458)

umm... can it run Doom 3 ??

Re:doom 3 !! (1)

phreakv6 (760152) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219476)

No it won't
It has only 32MB video RAM.check the specs [pepper.com] here

Official lamest post on /. (-1, Redundant)

anonymous cowherd (m (783253) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219481)

1. Imagine a Beowulf cluster of these running Doom 3 in Soviet Russia... 2. ??? 3. Profit!

Re:doom 3 !! (1)

polecat_redux (779887) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219750)

It ships with a 624 MHz proc, huh? That's about 2.5 MHz for each process run by Windows XP on startup....

Happy 9/11 From The GNAA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219461)

Happy 9/11 From The GNAA
Zeikfried - Gnaa, Nigeria

We at the GNAA [www.gnaa.us] (Gay Nigger Association of America) would like to wish you seasons greetings on this most glorious day.

As we reach the third anniversary of the momentous destruction [wtc7.net] of two large ugly buildings [wtc7.net] by the highly trained agents of mossad (Israels notorious anti-gentile secret service), and the war against sandniggers everywhere that ensued, we have entered into what is widely recognised as a golden age of trolling [slashdot.org] . This could not have been possible without the assistance of YOU!

Without the glorious genocidal activites [didwtc.com] of hooknosed Jews, the gulliblity of pinko Slashbots soaking up whatever Michael Moore shits out, the whining of eurotrash clinging to the tattered remnants of Socialism, and of course, without the poorly washed Muslims who, as we speak, continue their holy and righteous Jihad against the evils of the Israeli Bus Service. Without these people, without you people, our jobs would be so much more taxing, and far less rewarding.

As your family gathers around the Osama Tree to exchange your gifts of toy Boeings [yahoo.com] and charred Firemen, we at the GNAA hope that you can all get together in celebration. To pass down your memories of the shock, awe, and arousal you felt. To recall your joy as your anti-Bush FUD was modded to +5, insightful. To remember your hilarious puns at the size of John Kerry's chin, and how they earned you +o in #politics. To giggle girlishly at how your crippling zergrush wowed all who viewed your rancidly coloured MIDI infested xanga blog [xanga.com] .

But most importantly of all. The GNAA would also like to issue our fondest desire for world peace. And hold firm in our resolve that the bloodshed can only be resolved through the pacifying and unifying acts of male-on-male sodomy and fellatio, and through a peaceful male-only world. Can the leaders of the world put aside their differences once and for all and love their fellow man? Can we swap our rusty kalashnikovs for a warm meaty dong? Our explosive belts for exploding rectums? We can only hope.

Happy Holidays!
From The Gay Nigger Association of America [www.gnaa.us]

About WTC

The World Trade Center (WTC) was built in the 1960's by well-known drug-addicted architect Guy Niguere. On massive levels of barbiturates at the time, Niguere made many mistakes in the design of the building, both structurally and stylistically. This led to the towers easy destruction by the Israeli.


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Are you GAY [klerck.org] ?
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  • First, you have to obtain a copy of GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE THE MOVIE [imdb.com] and watch it. You can download the movie [idge.net] (~130mb) using BitTorrent.
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IR ! (4, Funny)

phreakv6 (760152) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219465)

Oh it also has IR... hmm.. so u can use it as a TV remote !!

Re:IR ! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219657)

i have a penis

Re:IR ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219783)

But you can't use it as a remote.

Re:IR ! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219811)

"But you can't use it as a remote."

You haven't seen how long his penis is...

Is this up to the standards of Windows Tablets? (4, Interesting)

notthe9 (800486) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219466)

I realize it is a lot cheaper, but I amnto sure it is worth it. Does the XScale processor pack the necessary punch? I know I have one (albeit a probably inferior one) in my Toshiba e740, which has many of the qualities this thing brags about. Also, is this an actual touch screen? If so, this is unfortunate Having used Tablets before, I really enjoyed the special pens, and would think this would make a great picture. Also, that thumb keyboard looks quite lacking, and considering they are not bragging about their handwriting recognition, it probably also leaves something to be desired. At this point, I think I could get a lot more functionality out of a laptop or one of those tablets-that-runs-your-pc-iver-wifi things than I necesarily would this.

unfortunately no (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219487)

the included linux distribution (a custom gentoo setup, believe it or not) does not run well on this machine. thats why its not the default. its there just to allow developers to get their feet wet.


also there is the screen, its is only 800x600, very little can be done in that workspace. battery life is
so, no.

This is why (1)

StarKruzr (74642) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219764)

it is only $800.

Re:Is this up to the standards of Windows Tablets? (3, Informative)

jaxdahl (227487) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219785)

If you're looking for a tablet of some sort that you can draw on directly for photoshop and such, check out Wacom's Cintiq line -- basically an LCD monitor with a pen touchscreen. They start at $1500 and up for 15" monitors. A PC is required, though, to use them. LCD Tablets [wacom.com]

Low Cost Linux SBCs? (2, Insightful)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219468)

Where can you buy low cost Single Board Computer that can run linux? Kind of like the one in the WRT54g?

Re:Low Cost Linux SBCs? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219519)

Check out Gumstix [gumstix.com] SBC's. They seem to cater to individual hobbyists, and the prices look right.

Re:Low Cost Linux SBCs? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219702)

See gumstix: http://www.gumstix.com/

At $139 thet've got nice small SBC's running linux with the same processor as this pepper thingy.

Splash resistant! (1)

panth0r (722550) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219469)

For the hacker/cracker on the go, looking to break into all those Wi-Fi networks around pools, this model comes "[r]uggedized and splash resistant." Although one would not suggest one using any computer around a pool.

Re:Splash resistant! (1)

secretsquirel (805445) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219511)

If your cracking/hacking on the go, you might as well have a laptop with a full keyboard and save some time.

penisbird (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219471)

rotten.com [google.com]

Re:penisbird (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219480)

parent is offtopic, not a troll. i mean, if it were a troll, you couldn't trust the link to be what it says, right? kind of like a person saying "this statement is a lie." wait--now my head hurts. btw if it's used, not my fault.

OMG OMG OMG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219477)


I am going to get this thing. I need to get this thing.

624xscale proccessor.
20gig harddrive
800x600 lcd display.

RUNS LINUX.

This thing is fucking mine. I want one, I am going to get one. I neeeeeed one.

Does it have USB??
Or should get a blue tooth keyboard?

But.... (1, Redundant)

saden1 (581102) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219479)

It's $800. I don't know if the value provided is worth 800 dollars.

Re:But.... (2, Insightful)

anonymous cowherd (m (783253) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219503)

Personally, I'd rather have a Sharp Zaurus SL 5600 with an added GPS unit. Different use cases, true, but I'm certain I'd get more use out of the Zaurus.

Re:But.... (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219725)

"It's $800. I don't know if the value provided is worth 800 dollars."

That depends on how much you put into it, really. Something like this is less about what it can do and more about what you can do with it.

Read("red") the F atricle. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219482)

OMFG Who needs a woman when you have one of these?

Seriously though, I'm really loving the idea of a sub-1000 linux based touchscreen anything

~Eric

Happy 9/11 From The GNAA (1)

CmdrGoatse (800104) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219488)

Happy 9/11 From The GNAA
Gnaa, Nigeria

We at the GNAA [www.gnaa.us] (Gay Nigger Association of America) would like to wish you seasons greetings on this most glorious day.

As we reach the third anniversary of the momentous destruction [wtc7.net] of two large ugly buildings [wtc7.net] by the highly trained agents of mossad (Israels notorious anti-gentile secret service), and the war against sandniggers everywhere that ensued, we have entered into what is widely recognised as a golden age of trolling [slashdot.org] . This could not have been possible without the assistance of YOU!

Without the glorious genocidal activites [didwtc.com] of hooknosed Jews, the gulliblity of pinko Slashbots soaking up whatever Michael Moore shits out, the whining of eurotrash clinging to the tattered remnants of Socialism, and of course, without the poorly washed Muslims who, as we speak, continue their holy and righteous Jihad against the evils of the Israeli Bus Service. Without these people, without you people, our jobs would be so much more taxing, and far less rewarding.

As your family gathers around the Osama Tree to exchange your gifts of toy Boeings [yahoo.com] and charred Firemen, we at the GNAA hope that you can all get together in celebration. To pass down your memories of the shock, awe, and arousal you felt. To recall your joy as your anti-Bush FUD was modded to +5, insightful. To remember your hilarious puns at the size of John Kerry's chin, and how they earned you +o in #politics. To giggle girlishly at how your crippling zergrush wowed all who viewed your rancidly coloured MIDI infested xanga blog [xanga.com] .

But most importantly of all. The GNAA would also like to issue our fondest desire for world peace. And hold firm in our resolve that the bloodshed can only be resolved through the pacifying and unifying acts of male-on-male sodomy and fellatio, and through a peaceful male-only world. Can the leaders of the world put aside their differences once and for all and love their fellow man? Can we swap our rusty kalashnikovs for a warm meaty dong? Our explosive belts for exploding rectums? We can only hope.

Happy Holidays!
From The Gay Nigger Association of America [www.gnaa.us]

About WTC

The World Trade Center (WTC) was built in the 1960's by well-known drug-addicted architect Guy Niguere. On massive levels of barbiturates at the time, Niguere made many mistakes in the design of the building, but structurally and stylistically. This led to the towers easy destruction by the Israeli.


About GNAA:
GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the first organization which gathers GAY NIGGERS from all over America and abroad for one common goal - being GAY NIGGERS.

Are you GAY [klerck.org] ?
Are you a NIGGER [mugshots.org] ?
Are you a GAY NIGGER [gay-sex-access.com] ?

If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions, then GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) might be exactly what you've been looking for!
Join GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) today, and enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time GNAA member.
GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the fastest-growing GAY NIGGER community with THOUSANDS of members all over United States of America and the World! You, too, can be a part of GNAA if you join today!

Why not? It's quick and easy - only 3 simple steps!
  • First, you have to obtain a copy of GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE THE MOVIE [imdb.com] and watch it. You can download the movie [idge.net] (~130mb) using BitTorrent.
  • Second, you need to succeed in posting a GNAA First Post [wikipedia.org] on slashdot.org [slashdot.org] , a popular "news for trolls" website.
  • Third, you need to join the official GNAA irc channel #GNAA on irc.gnaa.us, and apply for membership.
Talk to one of the ops or any of the other members in the channel to sign up today! Upon submitting your application, you will be required to submit links to your successful First Post, and you will be tested on your knowledge of GAYNIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE.

If you are having trouble locating #GNAA, the official GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA irc channel, you might be on a wrong irc network. The correct network is NiggerNET, and you can connect to irc.gnaa.us as our official server. Follow this link [irc] if you are using an irc client such as mIRC.

If you have mod points and would like to support GNAA, please moderate this post up.

.________________________________________________.
| ______________________________________._a,____ | Press contact:
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| __ad#7!!*P____a.d#0a____#!-_#0i___.#!__W#0#___ | gary_niger@gnaa.us [mailto]
| _j#'_.00#,___4#dP_"#,__j#,__0#Wi___*00P!_"#L,_ | GNAA Corporate Headquarters
| _"#ga#9!01___"#01__40,_"4Lj#!_4#g_________"01_ | 143 Rolloffle Avenue
| ________"#,___*@`__-N#____`___-!^_____________ | Tarzana, California 91356
| _________#1__________?________________________ |
| _________j1___________________________________ | All other inquiries:
| ____a,___jk_GAY_NIGGER_ASSOCIATION_OF_AMERICA_ | Enid Indian
| ____!4yaa#l___________________________________ | enid_indian@gnaa.us [mailto]
| ______-"!^____________________________________ | GNAA World Headquarters
` _______________________________________________' 160-0023 Japan Tokyo-to Shinjuku-ku Nishi-Shinjuku 3-20-2

Copyright (c) 2003-2004 Gay Nigger Association of America [www.gnaa.us]

cant help it but.. (1)

phreakv6 (760152) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219497)

I wont but it coz 1) Looks too weird 2) split QWERTY keyboard ???? 3) can u put it in ur pocket ?

I've wanted this (4, Insightful)

Hugonz (20064) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219500)

I've wanted this for months now. A "laptop" that instead of advertising the newest P4 processor for Barbecues (R) gives you low power, ARM (XScale) computing at the right price. Of course, It has to run linux. Good one!

Re:I've wanted this (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219578)

So have I. Imagine, it would make a great X terminal at home. Use the power of your desktop in a device that weighs 2.3 pounds.

It's basicly what MS's tablets promise to be, but at a third of the cost and it has the flexibility of linux.

The thing can be 3x as powerfull as a tablet PC if you have a nice dual (core?) opteron computer laying around somewere.

The business aspects of this device is also intreaging. If you use it as a X terminal, the majority of the time the harddrive will be asleep, and thus the only real things using the battery would be the display and the wireless.

A 802.11g is plenty quick for this...

Also would make a great DVD movie player once you used Mencoder to rip them into libavcodec (or the inferior Dvix or Xivd ) mpeg4 avi file.

2 pounds!!

The 600mhz proccessor would be pleny fast for any Linux machine, except if you want to play doom3 or run real transparencies or something.

everything that MS said that the tablet would be minus the suck and the price (oh and almost-working writing recognition)

Re:I've wanted this (-1, Troll)

mcrbids (148650) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219678)

I've wanted this for months now. A "laptop" that instead of advertising the newest P4 processor for Barbecues (R) gives you low power, ARM (XScale) computing at the right price.

Which sounds nice - until you decide that you want to run VMWare. And XMMS. And 27 applications. At once. And run two monitors. And you want to load the database from the server to help find a bug.

Oh, and since you spend 8+ hours /day in front of it, every little delay really counts. More than you thought.

Suddenly, you realize that your computer really NEEDS all that processing power.

When I bought my Dell Inspiron 600M, I thought I could get away with merely 512 MB of RAM. Boy, was I wrong. I now have 1.5 GB of RAM and couldn't be happier. It's 1.6 Ghz Centrino, and it generates a fair amount of heat.

Oh, and I love it! It's fast, portable, reasonably Linux compatable (no 802.11, and Power Mgmt is a bit weak) and very, very functional.

Whatever I miss from my desktop Athlon 2000+, I wouldn't trade for my laptop! I dual-boot into WinXP (as now) for 802.11 support since the Intel 2200 B/G wireless is not yet well supported. [slashdot.org]

Re:I've wanted this (2, Informative)

Spellbinder (615834) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219693)

i got my Intel 2200 B/G working on a vaio tr2
with this [sourceforge.net]

Re:I've wanted this (1)

mcrbids (148650) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219728)

Great! So, being a very busy guy (and I am) I have lots of time to

1) recompile my kernel, with a new tree (using 2.4.x installed via yum/rpm)

2) recompile VMWare with a new kernel tree (good F'ing luck)

3) Futz with numerous config files so that I can

4) Read slashdot at starbucks.

Perhaps you should note my (broken) link to "http://ipw2200.sf.net"... ?

Sorry, but the IPW2200 drive would cause me to twitch uncontrollably - and you don't want to be merging on the freeway next to me when this twitch hits me.... it's not stable, doesn't support the version(s) of Linux I use, and is feature - incomplete - in an environment where you have to edit text files to connect to a wide-open hotspot.

Sorry. I love Linux and all for it's stability, but for ease-of-use it generally sucks pretty hard.

But will I be able to get... (3, Funny)

Samurai Cat! (15315) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219507)

...a Dawson's Creek Pepper Keeper Future S2000?

Battery? (4, Insightful)

melgeroth (726004) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219510)

Is the battery life mentioned anywhere? If it is I missed it.

SLASHDOT DOES NOT RENDER RIGHT IN FIREFOX LINUX (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219513)

Does anybody know why this is? For a pro Unix pro Firefox site, you'd think they'd get it rendering properly.

Thanks,

AC

USB 1.1 (1)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219522)

Comes only with USB 1.1, which is kinda slow for something that you'll want to transfer photos, mp3s, and video to. Also the 20g hard drive is a little tight for that purpose. I'd like to see one of these with usb2 or firewire and at least 80g on the hard drive. It would be nice if it had some kind of cover to protect the LCD too. But this looks pretty badass nonetheless.

Re:USB 1.1 (4, Interesting)

arakon (97351) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219560)

I was thinking the USB port would be used for A Mouse or a Keyboard. Especially for someone who though this would be great for editing docs on the go.

Of course the other half of me thought immediately, i could use it for a game controller and slap mame or another emulator on this bad boy... 600+ MGhz should be plenty enough to run a SNES emu.

I mean it has built in wireless networking and anyone who would buy this would fork over $50 for a wireless AP right? File Transfer problems solved.

Re:USB 1.1 (1)

C10H14N2 (640033) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219735)

...and anyone who would fork over $800 would think "I forked over $400 for my iPod and it has twice the storage space." Seriously, 20GB? WTF?!? Obviously they're trying to keep the price under that of a low-end laptop, but come on, ditch the bluetooth and put in a 50-100GB drive. Whats with only having SD/MMC? Howsabouts Compact Flash or SmartMedia? They're touting it for multimedia and they don't use the most common cards for digital cameras in favor of the most maligned and unsed format? HUH? Also, 256MB standard, but is it expandable and if so how much? "Scroll wheel?" Why not just put in a fricken touchpad or trackball? And if there's no usable keyboard and it's supposed to be ultra-portable, put the damned IR port on the front so that you can use a portable keyboard (a la Palm), not a luggable desktop one.

What gives? On first glance I thought this looked cool and could see myself getting one, but there are too many things they screwed up. Some how it seems appropriate that they use a graphic of a freaking CASSETTE TAPE for their media player. Sheesh.

The iPod has: (2, Informative)

StarKruzr (74642) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219771)

No keyboard.

No color screen.

A proprietary O/S (yes, it can run Linux - poorly)

No bluetooth.

No ability to run real applications.

No touchscreen.

No WiFi.

This is easily worth two iPods.

Re:USB 1.1 (1)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 9 years ago | (#10220025)

ditch the bluetooth??? on a on-the-move device it's quite useful.. unless you want to juggle to get ir connection to your mobile.

if you don't like it don't buy it.

Money (1)

fm6 (162816) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219613)

They could have done all that. Then they would have had to charge a lot more. They obviously decided that $800 was the most somebody would pay for something like this, and chose the features to fit within that boundary.

Re:USB 1.1 (1)

ibbey (27873) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219745)

That was the first thing I noticed as well. USB 2.0 is standard on the even cheapest motherboards on the market today, so I can't imagine that it would have added more than a buck or two to the manufacturing cost. And it would have added a lot of new flexibility. My desired use, for example, is as a CarPC/Mp3 player, and a 20 gig hd isn't big enough. The easy solution, and perfectly appropriate for use in the car, is an external hd, but that's not an option here due to the slow USB.

This would also make it more practical to use wired ethernet via a USB adapter (I'm sure you can do this over usb 1.1, but I'm not certain if there'd be a speed hit). WiFi is great, but not always an option.

I'm sure many others can come up with other applications for faster conectivity, and for the small premium in price, I can't see any reason not to include it.

Re:USB 1.1 (1)

StarKruzr (74642) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219780)

"The easy solution, and perfectly appropriate for use in the car, is an external hd, but that's not an option here due to the slow USB."

Yes, it is. Why does everyone act as if USB 1.1 is a 5kbps protocol?

It runs at 12Mbps. This is more than fast enough to bring MP3s or OGGs from the drive to your PepperPad and play them back in real time.

Re:USB 1.1 (1)

Echnin (607099) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219747)

Well, most cameras, even if they use USB 2.0, only use Full Speed, which is the same speed as USB 1.1 anyway. If it's a 802.11g network card, you can transfer the MP3s and videos over the network; this thing doesn't have an optical drive to rip CDs, and I would use a stationary to download things anyway; just copy over when it's wanted. The small hard drive also neccessitates this. Won't work as a primary computer, of course, but as a complimentary device it'd do quite well. Assuming it's fast enough to run a word processor and play MPEG4s, it can be quite useful.

No USB 2? (3, Informative)

hobbsbutcher (753062) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219526)

According to the photos page [pepper.com] it just has USB 1.1 and only one USB port.

I always wondered what those guys did... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219529)

I've done some consulting at a company in the same office building, right across the hallway. I never would have guessed that they were a hardware shop.

ok lets just get it all out of the way now (5, Funny)

ErichTheWebGuy (745925) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219540)

1. Yea but does it run Linux?
2. Imagine a beowulf cluster of Pepper Pads!
3. In Soviet Russia the screen touches you!
4.
4a. Design a superior piece of hardware
4b. Include a superior OS
4c. ???
4d. Profit!
5. Netcraft confirms, Pepper Pad is dead!
6. If it doesn't run [KDE/Gnome/desktop of choice] then it sucks!

There, I think that about covers it!

Re:ok lets just get it all out of the way now (1)

ErichTheWebGuy (745925) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219567)

Oops, forgot one:

7. I don't have a Pepper OR a Pad, you insensitive clod!!

Re:ok lets just get it all out of the way now (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219571)

I for one welcome our Pepper Pad overlords.

Re:ok lets just get it all out of the way now (0, Flamebait)

acidkillUSF (523372) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219602)

vi > emacs !!

Forgot a few... (1)

Gogo Dodo (129808) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219606)

7. RIAA sucks!
8. Does it play OGG?
8a. That's OGG Vorbis, not OGG.
8a1. Apple sucks for not porting QuickTime to Linux.
9. They didn't provide source! GPL violation!

Re:Forgot a few... (1)

daniel23 (605413) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219792)


> 8a1. Apple sucks for not porting QuickTime to Linux.
8a1a. Gnu/Linux, of course.

Re:ok lets just get it all out of the way now (1)

rozz (766975) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219663)

you insensitive clod

wow I want one (2, Insightful)

dcstimm (556797) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219559)

WHen I get a job and can afford $800 dollars ill buy one in a heart beat, lets just hope it can run the mythfrontend so I can watch tv in bed.

Re:wow I want one (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219574)

hey ill give you a job soez you can afford one. seriously, ill pay you 800 bucks a year to do my bidding. just say so and the job is yours :)

Re:wow I want one (1)

austad (22163) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219594)

I will give you $1000. But you'll have to endure my uncontrollable maniacal laughing and my freaky cat with no fur.

Re:wow I want one (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219731)

"WHen I get a job and can afford $800 dollars ill buy one in a heart beat, lets just hope it can run the mythfrontend so I can watch tv in bed."

$300 gets you a Dell Axim with a 600 mhz processor and built in 802.11. If your intent is to watch recorded video in bed, it might be worth investigating if this will do the job.

I'm suggesting it because I have a TabletPC that I sometimes use to watch TV in bed. Despite the fact that its' small and light weight, an hour holding this up in bed is actually a bit of a strain. I'd prefer a PocketPC (or Palm, not picky) for that.

I just wanted to suggest that in case you manage it. If I ever build another pc based PVR again, that's exactly what I'm going to do.

Re:wow I want one (3, Funny)

dspacemonkey (776615) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219861)

Or possibly even buy a small TV...

Or is that a little too far out?

Re:wow I want one (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219871)

"Or possibly even buy a small TV... Or is that a little too far out?"

If he doesn't have one right now, then there's probably a pretty good reason. Maybe he doesn't have enough space. Maybe he has satellite or something and he'd have to rely on bunny ears to get reception. Maybe he specifically wants a "Watch what MythTV has recorded" device in his bedroom and making his current TV do that is a bit challenging. Maybe he doesn't want to spend $200'ish on a TV when he could spend $300'ish on something with broader capabilities.

I wish the karma system here hadn't made people so damn skeptical about everything.

Nice ad `Sean (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219636)

You thought you snuck one past the editors huh?

Look folks, of course `Sean wants one of these for his rally car...he's in on the damn thing!

Check out these [pepper.com] pics [pepper.com] .

good job /. editors for plugging this thing for Sean Hamor.

News for nerds. Shills that matter.

Sounds nice... (3, Interesting)

cperciva (102828) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219651)

but I worry about the psychological impact of making computers look less like computers. People have been taught for the past few years that they have to keep their computers up to date with security patches, that they should have a firewall and a virus scanner... but this doesn't look like what people recognize as a "computer". It isn't even advertised as a computer; it's called a "web pad".

Combining the innate cluelessness of most of the people who will buy these, the fact that these don't "look like computers", the fact that these are wireless-only as far as networking is concerned, and the lack of apparent infrastructure for distributing security patches... I have to wonder how well these machines will fare once they reach the real (insecure) world.

Re:Sounds nice... (2, Interesting)

pipacs (179230) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219850)

I agree with you the trend is worrying, but I don't think shifting the responsibility to customers is the solution. It just shows in what a poor state the industry is today.

There is a full-blown computer in my wireless access point, mobile phone, DVD player. Soon in my TV, my fridge, you name it. I don't want to be the system administrator of my fridge!

Infrastructure, as you say, for distributing and installing security fixes is needed - but manufacturers will never invest into this unless forced to do so. So what we really need is security standards, extended customer protection, all enforced by regulations. NCAP crash tests for the home computer...

`Sean IS Pepper Computing (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219652)

wickywickywack:~$ whois pepper.com
Technical Contact:
Sosik-Hamor, Sean webmaster@pepper.com

wickywickywack:~$ whois trunkmonkey.com
Administrative Contact:
Sosik-Hamor, Sean ssh@speakeasy.net

I hate to say it... (4, Insightful)

deminisma (703135) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219667)

But where's the market? You can buy a decent PC for $300, the keyboard looks too unsuitable to be used professionally and it's too big to used as a PDA. So it is an overpriced, oversized PDA, with a clunky interface. Who really has any utility for that?

Re:I hate to say it... (2, Interesting)

Maserati (8679) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219696)

As a Mac user I've suspected it for years. There's a previously uncataloged meme on Slashdot, and it's spreading. It's the $300 PC meme. New iMac ? $300 PC Computer for the kids ? $300 PC No Linux games ? $300 PC New tablet computer ? You guessed it... Frank Stallone !

Pepper Keeper? (2, Interesting)

david_reese (460043) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219689)

Hopefully it'll have better info-retention capabilities than my junior high Trapper Keeper :-) Seriously, my main issue with contact managers are
  1. Data Entry... and this has a full qwerty keyboard (tho it's arguable how usable it is, being so small keys)
  2. Sync capabilities... palm was good, but ipod/iCal is better, and so is my SonyEriccson T610 that supports SyncML. Can't recount the number of times that I lost data due to bad sync or lack of sync {sigh}.

From the site's page [pepper.com] on PK, it looks pretty good. Gotta try the download and see if it's better than my palm desktop.

I'm a little underwhelmed (3, Informative)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219708)

Hmm this might have been neat a year or so ago, but I'm a little underwhelmed with it. Just a couple of months ago I bought a Toshiba M-200 TabletPC. Granted, it's over twice the price of this guy ($2,000...) but lemme share with you the specs:

-Centrino 1.5 ghz processor.
-1400 by 1050 resolution screen
-512 meg of RAM
-40 gig HD
-It doesn't use the touch screen, rather the Wacom digitizer for the stylus. This means pressure sensitivity, but it means you can ONLY use the stylus for input.

-NVidia Go5200 card.
-3-4 hour battery life. (I've reached a little over 3 with it.)

-It works in both slate mode, and it can unfold like a laptop with a kb. ..etc. etc. etc...

I do like some of the things they're doing with this machine, but ... well... it's hard to really get excited now that I have this M200 machine.

Re:I'm a little underwhelmed (1)

torpor (458) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219924)

oh yeah, right, i'm gonna overlook your $2000 investment versus an $800 investment, and just agree with you entirely on the specs/power/performance underwhelming ...

forget it, fool. if you don't know the difference between $2000 and $800, send me $1200 and i'll tell you!

for $800 (hopefully thats just rrp), this is a stormin' accessory to my existing computing solutions. i'm gonna get one, just so i've got a nice, portable, useful linux machine around to hack code^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hwrite worthwhile computing applications on...

Re:I'm a little underwhelmed (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219941)

"forget it, fool. if you don't know the difference between $2000 and $800, send me $1200 and i'll tell you!"

Heh. Funny thing is I pointed out the price difference to avoid shitheaded comments like this.

Re:I'm a little underwhelmed (1)

torpor (458) | more than 9 years ago | (#10220009)

Heh. Funny thing is I pointed out the price difference to avoid shitheaded comments like this.

yeah, but you went ahead and posted your lame-duck post anyway, knowing that the whole point was irrelevant. i mean, c'mon, you gotta crap on the Pepper because its 'underwhelming' compared to your $2000 system?

Re:I'm a little underwhelmed (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#10220020)

" i mean, c'mon, you gotta crap on the Pepper because its 'underwhelming' compared to your $2000 system?"

Yeah I see your point, believe it or not. I get annoyed at people getting modded up for saying "It's not interesting!" Guess I'm guilty of that, too.

I should have spelled my thoughts out a little more clearly. For 2.5x the price, you get an actual laptop replacement with stronger capabilities, as opposed to a fancy PDA. In that light, at least from my point of view, it's easier to budget the money. It's harder to spend $800 on a PDA than $2,000 is for a laptop. I don't mean in having the actual money, but in justification for it. To put it another way, which is a better use of money: $10 of fast food, or $50 of groceries.

Sorry I didn't spell this out a little more clearly in my original post.

Re:I'm a little underwhelmed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219996)

So, how's your job in Redmond nowadays? Have your options vested yet?

Re:I'm a little underwhelmed (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#10220007)

"So, how's your job in Redmond nowadays? Have your options vested yet?"

I'm surprised Linus lets you talk with your mouth full.

Are they sure it's Linux? (1)

Allnighterking (74212) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219716)

I mean the free download only runs on Mac or Windows. This says to me that they aren't really serious about Linux. I know that if it were built on WinCE I wouldn't expect the free download to only run on Mac and Red Hat.

I'd also like to know if they have modded any of the Linux or GNU tools/apps on the box. If so where's the source. If the source comes with the device, fine. The source doesn't have to be seperately available, or available to just anyone. It does however have to go back to the original team and to anyone who purchases one of the systems. Somehow this sounds a lot like a company that doesn't know why they are running Linux. My fear would be that they are playing lip service to the product using Linux as a buzz word to make enough sales to get bought out. I'd have more respect for a company building on WinCE with a definite reason why they chose it, rather than a company that makes me feal uneasy about how they made their OS decisions.

Re:Are they sure it's Linux? (1)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219765)

I believe those downloads are so you can run pepper keeper on your mac or windows box. It looks like pepper keeper is a combination window manager with a bunch of apps like media players and a web browser and so forth, probably with builtin pen-input support. I imagine the source code is included at least for the web browser since they say it is mozilla-based (or it may simply be mozilla, but I imagine they trimmed some fat to put it on here). It also looks like the linux system under the window manager is complete so if you wanted to run it as a regular linux machine you probably could.

Re:Are they sure it's Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219790)

I think your fears are unfounded. The source will be aviable for the things that are open source.

Intel has had very good Linux support as of late, expecially in the embedded market were Linux is much more marketable then it is in the desktop/laptop arena.

I want one of those, and the first thing I am going to do is format that sucker and install my own linux on it.

Possibly Debian. They do have a StrongArm (xscale is basicly strongarm cpu) port and that has a good chance of working.

I wouldn't buy it "just because it has linux" unless you realy want a very light weight web/media device AND/OR are a experianced Linux user.

Me being a experianced linux user, I am going to hack the snot out of this thing once I get my hands on it.

remember IT'S NOT x86, so if you want to hack this thing, your going to be in the vast minority of Linux users.

Re:Are they sure it's Linux? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10219851)

Learn to spell.

Does it have pressure sensitivity? (1)

pantherace (165052) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219820)

Pen input is good. I jury rigged a Zaurus to provide input for messing with graphics prior to getting a tablet. I liked it.

I got a tablet. After using it for a while, I realized what a great thing pressure sensitivity is. It's not just the touch screen that makes a tablet pc thing, all of those have wacom styluses for their input.

I've also noticed an area in which Linux lacks support badly: Handwriting recognition.

Is it just me? (1)

xombo (628858) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219866)

Is it just me or are people having similar issues with seeing the comments on this entry? When I first click it (every time) it shows 0 comments, when I refresh it shows them. It's done it across several browsing sessions. But here's my babble about the article itself so this doesn't get killed as off-topic: I would like to see a company spend more of their money to create proper handwriting recognition under Linux for such endeavors instead of half-assed QWERTY keyboards (which leaves out Dvorak users such as myself) on devices that amount to nothing more than low-end laptops without a keyboard (with full Linux functionality). Secondly, what's with the interface?

I want... (1)

Pahandav (245033) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219890)

I want to be a Pepper (Pad) 2!

There... (nonexistent) karma burn-off complete.

Guys, you've missed the most obvious application! (1)

gsasha (550394) | more than 9 years ago | (#10219997)

Reading books in the toilet... Or Slashdot anyway.
Granted, the price is a bit steep for that, but hey! It's still so sexy.

Value..? (1)

Gentlewhisper (759800) | more than 9 years ago | (#10220001)

I think it is pretty expensive for the design.. however i think if they make it more like a laptop (as in include a real keyboard with it, and have the screen flip close)..

I would definitely buy it if I got the money!

As it is currently, does look rather dorky.
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