Re: But can you tunnel wayland over ssh
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Not true. The Pi 5 will run fine from a Pi 4 5v3A supply. It will limit downstream USB current to 600mA, but you can override that if you want, there is headroom there. The 5V5A supply would be needed if you were pulling a lot of current from the USB ports AND running all the Arms at full tilt.
Putting the extra components on the board to handle higher voltages was considered, but the problems of the heat dissipation and board real estate meant 5v in was a better option.
Going against the grain here, clearly a lot of Anti-Musks in the comments, but I'd have a Cybertruck!
I suspect it will sell relatively well, it will be cheap to run, be fairly indestructible and it won't rust away (it's stamped/bent stainless, hence the straight lines). Looks weird, but so did the Ford Sierra when it first came out, and that sold well. Problems are its size and no RHD variant. I reckon it will work well as a pickup for the majority of tasks pickup owners use them for.
"To be honest, I can't understand why anyone would have hours of unsaved work on a computer, especially one running Windows. It's only a matter of time before it crashes / reboots / does something else annoying. Always best to assume the worst will happen with Windows, then when it does (when, not if!) you won't get caught out."
I run Linux in a VM, where I do most of my work TBH. I often leave stuff open in code editors etc, but occasionally Windows reboots itself for updates, doesn't check there is a VM running, so that get splatted without saving first. It's a PIT fecking A with no obvious way to turn it off
Windows itself, not had a crash in that for years. However, when I no longer need Windows (that day must be quite soon), I'll go bare metal Linux. Maybe run Windows in a VM...hmmm...
1. We've been putting a lot of effort (and money) in to upstreaming as much as we can. Hence we now have open source graphics (DRM, Mesa etc), a standard camera interface, libcamera, and now use V4L2 rather than openMax to get access to the codecs etc. There is some stuff that would never be accepted upstream though.
2. HAT's are a Raspberry Pi design/invention, I guess if other people want to use them, then they simply have to adhere to the spec?
3. What wrong with Raspberry Pi OS?
I agree with the comments about SBCs from China and Armbian. They are certainly not a panacea.
How do you propose increasing production when you cannot get the parts? This is not a production capacity problem. Its a supply chain problem.
This supply situation has affected EVERYONE who sell in quantity. Yes, it affects Pi customers, which is a horrible situation to be in, and if anyone has an actual workable suggestion to fix the worldwide silicon supply chain problem I am sure there are many many companies out there, not just Pi, who would love to hear it.
The makers of those SoC's (which do indeed have decent performance) have zero interest in the hobby market, and their software support sucks big time. Very few contributions to upstream, which means support and new features are generally done by third parties, who have to guess half the time on how the HW works. If you want Android, probably OK, but as SBC's running Linux you will always be struggling to get all the chip features properly integrated.
Also worth noting that one of the reason these boards are available now is their sales are so much lower than the Pi's. If they got to similar volumes, they are likely also to have supply problems. Low sales volumes mean less money to spend on software support. It's a spiral that Pi broke out of very early on.
There is no "instead". Pi4 were sold to students and hobbyist throughout, just in lower percentages. But why do you think Pi are supposed to only serve them? Industry has been buying Pi since the first model, and those sales have bootstrapped the company, enabled to build better products, and keep the prices low for everyone else.
"If I get myself in a situation where an AI with faster than human recognition of the problem and ability to change lanes, correct a skid, slam on brakes, etc. could save me from something that would have otherwise killed me due to my puny human reflexes, but the price is that it might do something stupid I would never do myself like just drive straight into a stopped vehicle without even slowing down then I will take the first option every time."
Last big accident I witnessed a bloke drove straight in to the back of a stationary car without slowing down.
Well, that was a tedious read. I wish when people try to tell us how to run a business, they could at least get the name of the company right. It does make you wonder if they can get something so simple so wrong, then what else is wrong in their post.
AIUI, you just want us to try and stop scalpers by putting our prices up?
Not going to happen. We have a price, we stick to it. We are not in it to make ridiculous profits (which we could if we wanted), we are not an energy producer. What we do is actively try and prevent scalping - our commercial team work very hard on that, along with trying top spread the production over as many companies and resellers as possible.
It may come as some surprise, but we are making between 400 and 450k units a month at the moment, but demand is exceptionally high, and supply problems (you know, the ones everyone is seeing) mean we cannot make as many as we would want. We have the capacity, but not the parts.
Look like the letter writers have been shown the door.
I am not surprised.
Had I written something like this, I suspect for ANY of the companies at which I have worked (big, small, in the middle), I would also have been sacked. You don't write open letters like this and think you can get away with it.
Actually, I think you 'll find that to all intents and purposes, the man is the company, and the company would certainly not be where it is without the man.
Musk owns the majority SpaceX, it's his company. I suspect that without his drive and dictatorial leadership, its would never have survived its early days, and certainly would not be where it is right now. Musk is the chief technical guy, so he tells them what to make, and they make it. The decisions are his.
If people want to change that, they are shooting themselves in the foot.
You clearly know nothing at all about it. Just look at the costs of laying fibre/copper, compared with satellite. Satellites are WAY cheaper in remote areas. They also don't suffer from people digging up cables and selling them....Also more environmental friendly. A few satellite launches, vs digging up hundreds of thousands of of miles of trenches with oil driven excavators.
Put it like this. Musk is not stupid. He is not going to be doing this unless he knows it's going to make money when compared with all the other systems available.
As for "sky pollution", AIUI, these satellites are not visible to the naked eye once at altitude, or at least, very faint.
You don't NEED cooling of any type. You can add it if your particular workload causes thermal throttling but the latest DVFS firmware does a great job of keeping things cool.
Passive cases work fine, we sell a case fan if you want one. But it's not essential. I never use any extra cooling.
Wrong conclusion. We ARE interested in open source, which is why so much of the latest software has replaced the proprietary firmware blob with open source alternatives. KMS, DRM, libcamera, V4L2 etc. It just takes time to make this transition, and make that transition easy for users - we like backwards compatibility.
With regard to RISC-V there clearly is not a core available that is better than that in the Pi4, never mind the more recent Arm architectures.
The next gen Starlink satellites are much larger, so that will increase capacity. But I agree that their market is NOT cities - fibre will always be faster/cheaper. But not all the world is cities, and Starlink works on planes and boats...
Where I live, in Sunny Fenland, within commuting distance to Cambridge, tech capital of the UK (my opinion!), broadband is really patchy, so for many people around here it would be a godsend. And its not like the UK is a third world country. Apparently.