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Old 02-29-2012, 01:16 PM   #21
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I've tried, but I really can't see the appeal of this thing.
You might be right...

Some people have even said that children aren't that interested in programming and for a reason, they aren't bothered with what's underneath or inside a machine they just want to use it and play. Time will tell...
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:21 PM   #22
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You might be right...

Some people have even said that children aren't that interested in programming and for a reason, they aren't bothered with what's underneath or inside a machine they just want to use it and play. Time will tell...

Playing devils advocate, the far east would buy them to clone/put a case on it / Stick Android on it and get some anime characters kicking ass and sell it back as Air Jordan's. Bling.

Still bought one tho
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:41 PM   #23
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I missed out this morning but I cant wait to get one and run XBMC on it (and sell the appleTV 2's).
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:07 PM   #24
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Playing devils advocate, the far east would buy them to clone/put a case on it / Stick Android on it and get some anime characters kicking ass and sell it back as Air Jordan's. Bling.

Still bought one tho

Have they told you when you will receive yours?
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:12 PM   #25
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It hasn't come out yet, but my feeling is that when they decided to go with the distribution partner side, the Raspberry Pi folks didn't quite know what they really were getting.
Actually, no..
Apparently the Raspberry Pi folks are mad at the distributors..
They apparently tried and tried to warn them about the demand, and the distributors either didn't listen or didn't believe them...

Personally, I'll wait for better availability later... ;-)

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Old 02-29-2012, 03:22 PM   #26
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Actually, no..
Apparently the Raspberry Pi folks are mad at the distributors..
They apparently tried and tried to warn them about the demand, and the distributors either didn't listen or didn't believe them...

Personally, I'll wait for better availability later... ;-)

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It's just been on our national BBC news. I was quite suprised really, it had a good 2 minutes.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #27
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I've tried, but I really can't see the appeal of this thing.
25-35 dollar 700Mhz 256Mb ARM computer the size of a credit card able to be run off 4AA batteries and able to play back 1080P?

I see nothing BUT potential.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:55 PM   #28
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25-35 dollar 700Mhz 256Mb ARM computer the size of a credit card able to be run off 4AA batteries and able to play back 1080P?

I see nothing BUT potential.
I see AROS
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I see AROS
World domination! I hope that an AROS developer could get that thing.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:14 PM   #30
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Some people have even said that children aren't that interested in programming and for a reason, they aren't bothered with what's underneath or inside a machine they just want to use it and play. Time will tell...
That's a bit of a sweeping assumption - programming is taught so little and so poorly below BA-level college classes that it's difficult to say whether kids actually aren't interested or simply have never had a latent interest properly fed. It's like saying kids aren't interested in reading when all you've got is a shelf full of accounting manuals.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:28 PM   #31
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BTW can you buy a case for it.. I understand its just the mobo.
Cases are coming with later batches they say. I couldn't get one ordered at 6am this morning, couldn't even get the farnell page 2 hours later. Registered interest on RS eventually, got a dead C64 with keyra that will get a new lease of life as an oversized pi case!
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #32
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Looks very nice & cheap runs debian 6, file can be downloaded from site 797MB.

This could be a cheap option for a small web server on a bookshelf.

May be a few other options for its use as well as the programming side.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #33
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It would be a decent enough platform for plug and play game systems.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:05 AM   #34
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I got one to play aorund with.

it was £30 by then time you added VAT but still. £30 for what as I see as a piece of history and a very interesting platform to mess around with.

It is powered from a mini usb port. Everyone has these leads for their phones these days. You cna basically carry this thing around anywhere with you
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:43 AM   #35
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That's a bit of a sweeping assumption - programming is taught so little and so poorly below BA-level college classes that it's difficult to say whether kids actually aren't interested or simply have never had a latent interest properly fed. It's like saying kids aren't interested in reading when all you've got is a shelf full of accounting manuals.

That is what an adviser to the government said, he might be right, let's hope he is not.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:22 AM   #36
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25-35 dollar 700Mhz 256Mb ARM computer the size of a credit card able to be run off 4AA batteries and able to play back 1080P?

I see nothing BUT potential.
Ho hum. http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-pho...id=bvU-6q8AWxi
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:26 AM   #37
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From that link:
No Commitment Pricing(New) $449.99
2-yr Contract Price $99.99
Refurb Discount - $99.98

So, a $35 device is "Ho hum" compared to a $450 device (that can be had for only $100 with a 2 year contract or free for a refurb with a 2 year contract...

er.. You're trying to prove the point that it's a great device/deal then??? ;-)

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Old 03-01-2012, 09:29 AM   #38
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You left off the .01 final cost of the phone but regardless, "Ho hum," because there are plenty of people walking around with devices more powerful than this in their pockets.

Cheap doesn't make it awesome.

edit: the more I think about it, the more it reminds me of a $99 Android tablet I had, minus the screen, exact specs. What's a touchscreen go for, about $60-$70?

Sounds like that tablet wasn't a bad deal either.
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Yes, it's an Android tablet without the touchscreen and wifi. But Android doesn't encourage programming, it encourages surfing. Yes, you can put a keyboard on it but people psychologically see it as a tablet. They aren't going to think about programming. Android isn't designed to be developed on, it's designed to be developed for.

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You left off the .01 final cost of the phone but regardless,
No I didn't, I just rounded down.

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or free for a refurb with a 2 year contract...
And free (or $0.01) "WITH A CONTRACT" is not even close to free...

Yes, it is closer to a cheap tablet.
But my cheap tablet (which I love) doesn't connect to my TV.

It's a different target device....

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