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    Re: On "Drone" Vocabulary

    Don't worry about the hobbyists.

    Just wait until peeping tom companies like TMZ and law enforcement start widespread use of them, drones and spying will be synonymous. If not violence if the...
  2. [chatter] Re: Protecting WINDOWS XP SP3 And My Invasion Of The System Shell

    If you like the way your system is, don't change it.

    I use XP Pro and have zero intentions of migrating to Linux, I used it(early 2000) but it's a acquired taste that I don't care for.

    That...
  3. Re: Man Faces Felony for Using a Drone to Film Outside a Hospital Window

    Bad thinking. Use a car and run over lots of people and you go to jail, record a phone conversation without another person's consent and you get to visit a judge and get a felony on your record.
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    Creepy, big brotherish and just something that reminds me of the Forbin Project.
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    [chatter] Re: US National Park Ban: No Drones!

    Good, people go to the parks to get away from stuff like drones and hi tech intrusions, not sit on their duff watching videos of people and trees. The last thing I need to hear or see when I'm out...
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    Re: How kids react to old technology ...

    Electric Eye

    I know what you are referring to, it was called "mainstreaming", it started some time ago after the schools got rid of the tracking system and then special ed. The sad thing is...
  7. Re: How does Propeller compare to Z80 processor (18.4 mhz)

    Redheaded

    The Z-8 isn't really a processor for hobbyists, it's been around forever and is really aimed at low end consumer apps. While the Z-80 has had a new lease on life thanks to speeding it up...
  8. Re: Hello...... Anyone out there?

    Can use a railroad metaphor and call it a "switching yard"

    I also like the rotary phone metaphor as well since I still have a rotary phone at home. Why use new when old tech still does the job?
  9. Re: Elon Musk opens up Tesla patents to everyone

    Well spend three or four years road testing the P2 in performance cars, maybe even sponsor a NASCAR so as to prove to potential adopters you have proven and reliable tech. Then also factor in that...
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    Re: C is quirky, flawed, and a huge success

    Never cared for it, since a lot coders went out of their way to write cryptic code that made assembler look good. But if coders try to keep the code readable it's not half bad.

    But it doesn't mean...
  11. Thread: Coremark

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    Re: Coremark

    Yeah it looks like EEMBC primarily caters to industry and academia so they have the typical corporate mentality. Hobbyists and free software types go elsewhere.

    As far as the CoreMark benchmark is...
  12. Re: Here is an interesting FPGA project on kickstarter

    jmg

    This kickstarter board is aimed at hobbyists just getting into not master class professionals who design with FPGA's everyday and know Verilog inside and out. In addition most hobbyists are...
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    Re: A bit of decorum on these threads please...

    Cluso

    The comportment of the posters on this board have been quite restrained. I see nothing out of bounds written by any poster.

    Sure there has been criticism of the open design process...
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    Re: New Hub Scheme For Next Chip

    JMG

    Brian's block model makes a lot more sense than what was previously put out. Nothing but a glorified cross-connect switch of sorts.

    Your answer to the datasheet issue is a sales weenie...
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    Re: New Hub Scheme For Next Chip

    I have to agree with Brian, for a outsider this scheme is a bit of brain bruiser, I think I get it, but it''s complicated. Complicated enough until I see a working FPGA image and a C compiler that...
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    Re: The New 16-Cog, 512KB, 64 analog I/O Propeller Chip

    I have to agree with Koehler, his observations 1-4 makes sense as to why things are the way they are, Parallax isn't really interested in expanding their market share and this would explain certain...
  17. Thread: Ship it!

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    Re: Ship it!

    Now is a relative term, assuming Parallax and their guru corps skip a lot of testing and just release it with Spin and Pasm maybe by the end of the year.

    It won't be something to take to Design...
  18. Thread: Ship it!

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    Re: Ship it!

    Baggers

    What big customers. Parallax has no large design wins with the Prop.

    Shuttle runs aren't production runs. They are there to allow the company to test drive the real silicon and do...
  19. Thread: Ship it!

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    Re: Ship it!

    I'm sure Chip is doing the best he can. We need to remember Parallax isn't Microchip with their resources.

    That said even if Chip releases a perfect design image for the FPGA's next week, it...
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    Re: P16X32B SuperCog

    DDS = Direct Digital Synthesis

    Analog Devices makes a whole slew of DDS IC's to perform the sort of Sine wave thing you suggested to Don.
  21. Re: It's time to vote on the proposed features of the P1+

    Sandfire

    You're better off checking back in 6 months to a year. There is no public timeline on the new chip and even if Chip delivered a FPGA image tomorrow it'll take 3-6 months of testing to...
  22. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Heater brings up a set of valid points not easy to dismiss.

    As for the U.S.it to the U.S. would mean a massive downsizing of the middle and upper middle-classes. Also gutting of heavy industry and...
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    Re: Arduino Tre Price

    There is a place for Chip's smart analog/counter based I/O pins. Hobbyists don't really need them but industry does.

    Take a look at the offerings from Freescale especially the chips that have the...
  24. Re: Case Studies, White Papers, Application Notes and the marketing of the P16X32

    I'd also promote the "smart pins" of the P1+, these remind of eTPU's found in Freescale's MC68332 and MPC500 that are used a lot in automotive apps. They are very cool and unique.

    What makes the...
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    Re: Arduino Tre Price

    Arduino is going to be around for a long time since it's not bound to single processor or vendor, plus being open source. You can find variations of Arduino running on 8 bit PIC's, AVR's, ARM's and...
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