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    Re: The New 16-Cog, 512KB, 64 analog I/O Propeller Chip

    Electrodude

    The Prop is a non player on the Stamp board/DIY scene. Parallax doesn't officially offer a StampBasic on the Prop for obvious reasons - it would eat into BS2 sales. The fact is a lot...
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    Re: The New 16-Cog, 512KB, 64 analog I/O Propeller Chip

    4x5n

    I sort of agree with you. Chip should have had a P-1.5 out a long time ago(say 2010) to show people that the Prop wasn't just a one-off micro, Instead we have to wait until probably mid 2015...
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    Re: Can an FPGA P1 ever be cost-effective?

    I've given up on Parallax ever putting out a time frame for the P2. If I see working silicon before 2016 I'll be elated, but if they take longer, it's fine too. It's their company and they can do as...
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    Re: BeScopeBundle System Files

    Thoth,

    As a recent purchaser of a BeScope, thank you for your efforts, I won't be wasting time with the scope part.

    The next FPGA board I'll buy will be from Terasic, not Arrow.
  5. Thread: DOS on P2?

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    Re: DOS on P2?

    No, I'm not talking about when DOS hit the streets, I'm talking years later when the 586 was out and c**p DOS was still their OS - albeit with a GUI shell on top. It showed they never really did OS's...
  6. Thread: DOS on P2?

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    Re: DOS on P2?

    I used DOS from 2.2 to the version buried in Win98, never had a issue with it. Didn't expect much from it either. I did like it in the sense it was really easy writing programs to access custom ISA...
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    Re: Can an FPGA P1 ever be cost-effective?

    I think so.

    I know that hobbyists have made a go FPGA based retro computer boards like the MIST (200 Euro)
    https://code.google.com/p/mist-board/
    http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=96

    I see...
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    Re: Propeller 3 Spun Up Yet?

    Dave,

    Point I was trying to make, is that Parallela has the sort of experience and money that Parallax doesn't have. And IC design and testing is very expensive as Parallax has found out pouring...
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    Re: Propeller 3 Spun Up Yet?

    And Adapteva is being bankrolled by Ericcson and a VC firm. He has resources that Parallax doesn't have. Not to mention some talented IC designers on tap.
  10. Re: Can a Crowdsourced chip be developed from the P1 Verilog Code?

    I think it's way too soon, right now things are just above vaporware status. People have ideas and that's it.

    No formalized design, no testing or verification, no benchmarks, etc.

    Before...
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    Re: Question: Propeller architecture in ? family?

    Heater

    Yeah if you want to nitpick, but for a while stack based processors and Forth were almost synonymous. Of course today it's not that way anymore.
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    Re: Question: Propeller architecture in ? family?

    Ultimately it doesn't matter what language(tool) you use as long as you're productive with it and have fun doing it. For some it's Forth, for others it's assembly, Pascal, etc.

    I like Forth but...
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    Re: Question: Propeller architecture in ? family?

    Given that industry has not embraced the Prop, there is little indication that a stripped down Prop would fare any better in the realm the $1 ARM and ASIC alternatives,
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    [chatter] Re: Windows 9 Rumors

    I use XP and have zero intentions of migrating to either Win9 or Linux. I don't care if they are free. For starters the reason why people kept XP is because it's trouble free unlike many of it's...
  15. Re: OpenCores.org: see any benefits to Parallax hosting files on their site?

    I've used Opencores for years don't have a issue with them and from what I've seen, don't have a problem with links. It's easy, download the code and go do your thing. Fact is a lot of the core...
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    Re: Did We Lose the Technology to Go to the Moon?

    Worse, we lost the tooling, plans and the engineering expertise. The men who designed and built that and the first shuttles are long gone.

    Who cares though, we now make computer hygiene products...
  17. Thread: Prop-2 Paradox

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    Re: Prop-2 Paradox

    The 32bit Arduino platforms have always been aimed at beginners and non-techies who need hand holding and extra processing power/memory. The gurus could always buy a el-cheapo and disposable RPI and...
  18. Re: Ruminations while awaiting an FPGA image (was "Hello...... Anyone out there?")

    WOW!!! I did not expect that, I don't know if it's a good thing or not though. I just hope it doesn't hurt Parallax financially.
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    [chatter] Re: Depressing Employment Claims

    I never saw a manufacturing job that required 12th grade math - I assume pre-calc.

    Most manufacturing work is so simplified that a HS drop out can do the work with a minimum of training. I've seen...
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    Re: Where are the prop jobs?

    The Prop didn't take off for a multitude of reasons.

    When the Prop was released there was no C compiler, no debugger. Just a proprietary interpreter for a odd ball language and a assembler. Right...
  21. Re: Ruminations while awaiting an FPGA image (was "Hello...... Anyone out there?")

    IIRC the front end of it were written in Delphi while the back end was in x86 assembler.
  22. [chatter] Re: Making your own programming language, I have not the slightest clue so i have onl

    Niklaus Wirth has a nice little book on compiler construction using Oberon(a successor to Pascal, if you can read Pascal, you can read Oberon). He includes source as well. The CPU model he uses is a...
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    [chatter] Re: Blowing drones out of the sky

    Simply jam the bugger and when it crashes, toss it in the dumpster. No, muss no fuss.
  24. Re: Arduino, gaining foothold in education market? What can Parallax and the Prop d

    Dave

    In today's job market employers(as opposed to self-employed like JonnyMac) can afford to be picky. They don't want to do hand holding on a employee who doesn't know squat about C/C++ and pay...
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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...
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