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Inside the Raspberry Pi Factory

dlinear Re:raspberry for chinese boards (120 comments)

I just hopped onto the Raspberry Pi bandwagon. I received two boards over the weekend (made in China) and both can't keep the USB/Ethernet on... I'm the last post in the parent's link.... It's very frustrating (even for an experience electrical and computer engineer) and I hope that they can get their quality control under ... control. I'd hate to see something as awesome as the Raspberry Pi ruined during it's early life because of poor hardware manufacturing. Without RTFA, I expect this recent post is to get some good PR out about the recent glut of defective boards.

about 2 years ago
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Firefox's Web Push Notification System Announced

dlinear I welcome our new pushers (132 comments)

Let's hope they push relevant information and not drugs and booze.

more than 2 years ago
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A Deep-Dive Look At Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1

dlinear Price Performance (264 comments)

But what about the price performance? These devices are all priced at the same level or even above than the iPad. All things being equal, the larger market of the has a network effort bonus that maks the iPad appear more valuable. Even the summary states these tablets are, "every bit as capable", in the technology sense, meaning the tech between the two is basically even. Once these Android tablets can offer a device cheaper than an iPad, then we can talk about serious competition.

more than 3 years ago
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HDMI Brands Don't Matter

dlinear Re:CAT5 to HDMI (399 comments)

The 0s and 1s are still distinguishable because HDMI uses transition minimized differential signaling (TMDS). Basically, noise is picked up on all the wires and therefore can be ignored.

Basically, it's using a form of Low-Voltage Differential Signaling

more than 3 years ago
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HDMI Brands Don't Matter

dlinear Re:CAT5 to HDMI (399 comments)

The lazy person's CAT5 to HDMI. This saved me a lot of trouble, and maybe will help you with your rats nest. monoprice HDMI to CAT5

more than 3 years ago
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Research Finds That Electric Fields Help Neurons Fire

dlinear Local Field Potentials (287 comments)

This sounds like local field potentials (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_field_potential). Forgive me, but I fail to see how the summary concludes that other radio waves and "electronics" can impact this.

more than 3 years ago
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Evolution's Path May Lead To Shorter, Heavier Women

dlinear Obvious bias (411 comments)

Maybe I should RTFA, but there seems to an obvious bias in this study. Framingham, Mass is cold, maybe women (and men) do better here when they are stockier since they have less surface area to lose body heat from. Or maybe I am just bitter about the cold weather out here.

about 5 years ago
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Mafia Sinks Ships Containing Toxic Waste

dlinear Re:No moral fibre (401 comments)

Until you get caught, then cleanup's a bitch.

more than 5 years ago
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Outage Knocks Gmail Offline For Many Users

dlinear IMAP is no pancea either (209 comments)

Every post here is hailing IMAP as the solution, yet I have not received one email on my imap account all morning. I checked gmail.com and all my messages are still waiting for me. The real solution is to lock your email server in a closet and disconnect it from any network. It's the only way to ensure your email is there.

more than 5 years ago
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RAM Disk Puts New Spin On the SSD

dlinear Re:Great for swap and /tmp (305 comments)

I don't know about you but in my computer I only have 2 slots for RAM. This device makes a lot of sense to me as I have been pining for a DDR2 version of this device for quite some time. Mainly because DDR2 is dirt cheap compared to other memory modules.

more than 5 years ago
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LHC Success!

dlinear Re:BFD (1007 comments)

A whole lot of nuthin huh, not every story needs to be about the imminent destruction of Earth. My hats off to the engineers who designed and built the LHC. Over 20 years of work deserves some recognition... Congrats to my particle smashing overlords.

more than 6 years ago

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