* Posts by Mad Hobbit

10 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Sep 2012

This weekend you better read those ebooks you bought from Microsoft – because they'll be dead come early July

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Well at least they are getting some type of refund

Raspberry Pi Foundation says its final farewells to 40nm with release of Compute Module 3+

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Re: Good & Bad news

or two wav files, one saying "Door opening Master" and "closing door Master"

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Re: Good & Bad news

this kind of projects is what the Pi was made, a CHEAP computer for controlling . many do not remember that the original 8 bit processers were made to replace jumper board for logic. I commend you for your project and the results. might make a good article for your fellow geeks for a real world use of the Pi.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update lands today... ish

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have my win 10 machine down, using win 7 waiting to see if their are any OOPS from the upgrade

Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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switching to linux

well instead of switching to 10, I will switch to linux, to get my gaming fix,I will buy a PS4,been playing computer games since before the apple2, going to miss PC gaming

Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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I personally have given up on the show,my crazy thoughts are that this will be last season .both the actors only have this season in contracts. and If past shows are cannon, this doctor will be evil and attack the previous doctor forhisregens.and for therecord i have watched this show since the 70s,

New Doctor Who's new costume newly REVEALED by Beeb

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a bit siniser looking

when I first saw this I thought he looked a bit evil,if they are following Who Lore, this Doctor turns evil, and

tried to take the extra regens from the 6th Doctor "Trial of the Time Lord", It could be Moffett is going to have this Doctor be dark,and evil. It is the kind of twist he would like.

Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed

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Re: Well...

well on Mythbusters they did polish a turd and got it quite shiny(ok two turds).but they underestimated how well windows 7 went over,reminds me of when coke came out with new coke.we still use windows xp on several machines at work. for what they are used for XP is more than enough of a OS.

Industry in 'denial' as demand for pricey PCs plunges

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well I have been building home computers since 1977,started out with the 6800 SWTP 8 bit computer, now have a 1 year old I7-940 computer with a nvidia 480(which I built from parts), this plays my games very well. and for the first time I really have had no need to upgrade.I will say it is a bit frustrating . I play 2 MMOs right now City of Heroes and SWTOR. I get very acceptable frame rates and such .and almost no lag. yes a NVIDIA 5 or 6 series would be "Nice" but now the computer is faster than I need.So why make it 3 to 5 x faster than I need? Now with a standalone game like Skyrim I might see the need for a small upgrade, but as I am now a older gamer. the reflexes have gone.not until some great app or game comes out I can see the average person not needing a "Uber" computer. And with the prices of the pre-builts so low , even my days of buying parts and building is coming to a end.

New guide: Bake your own Raspberry Pi Lego-crust cluster

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I wonder how good these would be for ray-tracing/CGI? Have seen other articles on using a bunch of MBs to make a "supercomputer" that is the backbone for home CGI work.the articles claimed about a 15X speed up due to sending out the frames to all the cpus at once.

Maybe the Professor could get with the graphic arts dept and run a few benchmarks

It is really a good project. well done.