I can't agreee enough, the raspberry pi 4 needs 2GB of memory (I don't think any more is really warranted) and some serious bump in processor. All the other thing that people say they want I can't really justify. The problem is that their rational is that it has to be $35 (or thereabouts) so I doubt that we will get that much of a bump in processor.
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And the next 7nm laptop processor will be designed by In, er, AM, um, Qualcomm: The 64-bit Arm Snapdragon 8CX
Re: Anyone else being asked by agencies ...
@Zippy´s Sausage Factory
If you have a grandparent (grandmother preferably) that was born in any part of Ireland then you can get one. First you need to get on the Foreign Birth Register:
The required paperwork can take a while to get together, the list is long, depending upon what you already have/know. Once you submit the paperwork it takes *up to* six months to process (currently about four to five months, but can be longer depending how complete/complex you paperwork is). So, if you know your family tree and have the paperwork already, and counting in 1 month to get the actually passport you could just do it before brexit day. Perhaps.
I'm sure that this is obvious to everyone else but isn't to me: just how hard is it to have a new SoC? I presume that you take a standard broadcom chip and 'just' have to do the layout to wire it up to the outputs with various output chips? Or do you actually go in at the silicon level on the SoC and tailor it before chip manufacture so that the raspberry pi has a unique cpu iteration that isn't used anywhere else?
only one name?
For some professionals and enterprises there's only one name in laptops: Thinkpad.
Actually the panasonic toughbook comes in to that category better - just got a second hand one for 200 - quite old but still built like a brick outhouse and runs debian a treat. Not all of us need it to be thin, having it near bullet proof is also useful.
Re: All the jobs were sent offshore to get it for cheap....
"I am doing everything I can to save some money up now"
There is a cheap, however rapidly closing window to solve that. It costs 337 Euros per semester to study in Germany (and the living costs are lower). That presupposes two things: a) they can speak German; b) Brexit.
Learning German is a nuisance but given that it saves about 50k, maybe worth looking into. You could also look at Ireland - not sure what the fees will do there after Brexit thought.
Anonymous Coward - aptly named
Why is it that you are happy to complain about people yet remain an Anonymous Coward. We are all happy to add our names to our beliefs - for the record I am very pro EU and I've got a British passport.
Yet you hide. Own up to your beliefs.
As an aside, I really think this Anonymous Coward use is counterproductive, it allows for snide remarks from... whom? If you aren't brave enough to give me a handle I'll rather not consider anything you say to be worth responding to.
Re: @ ZSn
'Thats a cute interpretation on the fact that the EU have made a criminal offence over the shape of a banana. One that will result in a fine and possibly 6 month jail.'
Link to the relevant law please - not the Daily Heil.
'A democratic vote we had never had about our membership of the EU. And once we got the democratic (if highly rigged by remain) vote it gave the 'wrong' answer and now remain want democracy scrapped.'
And the xenophobic lies peddled by Goveno etc are not rigged - 350 million anyone?
How about another referendum then, or is democracy only correct when it gives the 'correct' answer, and then we can't change our mind afterwards?
'You do realise that this country is only as good as the people make it. So if your not willing to participate it is your country you are refusing to help. Surely thats cutting ones nose?'
If the country allows xenophobia and racism to grow like this then frankly it needs to get Brexit good and hard.
'At least those of us who never wanted to join the EU in the first place did our best to make it work, until we could get out.'
No you didn't - all we heard was how bad the EU was and lies like they banned bendy bananas, while pushing for a referendum. We don't want to work to dig you out of the hole that you made. Suck it up - you won after all.
Re: What you really want is...
I've had a peltier literally disentegrate on me. Admittedly it was twenty years ago and it was a more substantial one that the one you showed. However they aren't used in any mission critical environments for a reason. In addition while they are good pumps they also are not that efficient and only add to heat that needs to be dissipated (try holding one between you fingers and turn in on - one side freezes to the skin and the other finger is blistered by the heat).
Re: The Berlin scene tempting Brexit tech...
"As long as you can speak and write German, have a place of residence and you are in full time employment, you can apply for citizenship (there are a few other requirements as well, but those are the main ones)."
I thought that it took three years and that if your second nationality at the time of getting the German one is not an EU nationailty then you have to give it up. I.e. of you started now you couldn't keep the British one, or have I got that wrong?
Re: Good going cobber
*Yeah, they throw the money into the sea don't they.*
If they didn't fine people, judging by the moralising that I see from the speeders here, they surely wouldn't slow down at all. Stick to the speed limit, handily printed in huge numbers in an easy to see format beside the road, and you won't get a ticket.
Re: Good going cobber
The plural of anecdote is not data. There was a an absolutely dreadful stretch, the Haughley bends on the A14 in Suffolk, that I drove every day for three years. They put in speed cameras and the death rate dropped markedly. They're now taking out the bend in its entirety which should reduce the death rate to near zero. The fact that the works weren't done was because it will cost £32 million. However, the speed cameras were cheaper and reduction in speed that they enforced *really* improved it. Shame they left it in when they built it in the 70s.
When the French finally brought in speed cameras they caused a drop in the death rate of about 10%, so a few hundred people a year. People think that speed cameras are revenue generators, but every death costs the entire country a few million, not just in the clean up but the support to the family, lost productive life, etc, etc. Bad drivers who don't know how to drive slowly seem to think it's all about them.
Oi! Some of us like the classical music/history/science programmes. We're not all knuckle dragger around here!
Admittedly the science programmes tend to be pitched at the 'o' level students but I guess that's what open university programmes are there for of you want a bit more depth.
Oh and mock the week (bring back Frankie Boyle).
Re: Good going cobber
You do know that the speed limit is 70mph and that 5 people a day on UK roads often caused by speeding. Perhaps you could avoid a speeding ticket by sticking to the legal speed limit? Strange idea I know, but it does work. Speed cameras are not there as revenue generation but to stop bad drivers speeding. It seems that bad drivers are unaware of this fact.
Re: OMG! You mean I won't be able to buy, umm, errr, wait a mo, it'll come back to me
Looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_exports_of_the_United_States
It seems that the value of "Human or Animal Blood" is nearly the same as of computers. Just what do they do there, literally sell the blood of the poor?
Re: 'Improvement' gives poorer service
If you're in the UK you can get a free (to you) 0845 SIP number from SIPGATE, they also do free normal numbers in Germany (you still have to pay for outgoing, but incoming is free I think). However these are not mobile numbers. Apart from that, if the number you need is in other countries of the EU you may get 'freeish' SIP numbers from other providers.
Re: We'll never be "safe, safe", so lets keep our freedoms instead.
Leaving the EU is is just the beginning? So instead you want Theresa May unencumbered by anything like social justice? I must point out that in Germany and Austria they even fine you if you take pictures of people from the dashboard of your car.
Re: Repeating history
@MyffyW Flipping heck, has it really come to this ...
Just off the top of my head:
Cromwellian conquest of Ireland: over 200,000 civilian casualties
Irish potato famine: there was enough food in Ireland, but strangely the British Empire was indifferent to the starvation of one million of its own subjects. Just mother nature to you it seems.
Second Boer War concentration camps: 24,074 children died in British concentration camps. Not the scale of the German camps, however is that really something to be proud of?
"the frightful inferiority complex of the English intellectual" When you are not a jingoist "patriot" who can see their own nation for what it is you have an "inferiority complex"? You misuse the quote in its entirety, Orwell was critiquing the fact that Britain expected the other nations of Europe (read Russia for that) to do the fighting for us in world war II. This is *precisely* what we expect to do with Europe now, withdraw when the going gets tough and let others shoulder the burden. Perhaps when you use quotes you should understand their context.
"something about Britain historically had allowed it to avoid the dark places Europe had gone" - have you read any history? Irish potato famine? Letting a million starve to death to India. etc etc. No country is above a spot of mass murder/genocide when it suits their purpose and they can get away with it.
Sorry after this howler I didn't have the heart to read the rest of this. In contrast I am voting in and am happy to stand by that.