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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

viperidaenz Re:Dear Slashdot (167 comments)

and unlink the Raspberry Pi, it has a modern Cortex ARM CPU instead of a 12 year old ARMv6, and a PRU to do real-time hardware interfacing if you need it.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

viperidaenz Re:Dear Slashdot (167 comments)

Why not short cut it even further and buy a $10 including shipping clone from China?
They're all over ebay and aliexpress

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

viperidaenz Re:let it go (167 comments)

The Palm has similar CPU performance compared to a Raspberry Pi.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

viperidaenz Re: let it go (167 comments)

I'm using an old laptop. It pulls about 10W with the screen off, 20W with it on full brightness.
About 17W average usage which gave it 3.5 hours battery life back in the day. It's about 12 years old now.
I don't think any laptop has ever been produced that consumes more than 150W.

There used to have some that came with 160W PSU bricks back when they put Pentium 4's in them, but that also charged the battery at the same time.

yesterday
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A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

viperidaenz Re:Useless without measure of lossiness/distortion (131 comments)

That's correct. So what?

So, comment I was replying to

Using the "Weissman Score", MP3 is always better than FLAC

MP3 wouldn't even have a "Weissman Score" because it's not a lossless compression algorithm.

yesterday
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A Credit Card-Sized, Arduino-Based Game Device (Video)

viperidaenz Re:Something does not see correct here... (33 comments)

Coin sized rechargeable batteries are not designed for high capacity. They're designed for backup batteries that get recharged when power is available. Usually also means high impedance, which translates to lots of wasted power when discharged quickly.

A typical CR2016 is rated at 90mah with a 0.1mah load.

Not sure where to buy rechargeable 2016 sized batteries, but a Li2032 which is twice the volume has a capacity of 40mah. a CR2032 is about 240mah. Nearly 5 times the power. 6x if you're using a linear regulator and can't take advantage of the extra 0.7V from the Li2032.

yesterday
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

viperidaenz Appropriate punishment (242 comments)

A fine large enough to cover the costs of rolling out fibre in the 3 cities involved.

The money from the fine can then be used to roll out fibre to the 3 cities.

Everyone wins, except SBC and Comcast.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

viperidaenz Re:WillItBlend (110 comments)

3, depending on the ad revenue, might get you a new tablet.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

viperidaenz Re:mine bitcoin? (206 comments)

Not your bitcoin, MY bitcoin!

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

viperidaenz Re:Pushing this even further... (206 comments)

Take the racks out, turn the aircon up to full and turn it into an ice skating rink?

You could hire a snow machine and make snow men too

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

viperidaenz Easy! (206 comments)

Rent out the processing/storage as a cloud service!

2 days ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

viperidaenz Re:Great... (561 comments)

Not only could they not tell it was Boeing, it was flying at over 33,000 feet. The other military planes they were targeting can't even fly over 20,000 feet. Those were turboprops and fighter jets.

2 days ago
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Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All

viperidaenz Re:Yeah (100 comments)

Except any sane person doesn't allow remote root logins.

3 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

viperidaenz Re:Citation please (292 comments)

You mean how electricity consumption has been going down?
That doesn't have anything to do with the huge subsidies Australia has had up until now for home solar? 10% of Australian homes have solar now. A large portion of home energy is spent on aircon during hot summer days there too.

5 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

viperidaenz Re:Someone has an agenda to push (292 comments)

Of course it's an opinion.
I also don't care too much either. I don't live in Australia.

5 days ago

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