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    [chatter] Re: Don't lose your head over this.

    Prof Braino,

    He's not reconnecting the spine, we don't have the surgical knowledge and skill to pull that off. The new body as Dave Hein wrote will serve as a heart-lung machine.

    If repairing...
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    [chatter] Re: Don't lose your head over this.

    Thoroughly nightmarish. As one doctor and critic of the scheme stated, "there are things worse than death" and this being on of them.
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    Re: Simplest Computer with ICs

    On Ebay you can find the Motorola MC14500 1 bit ICU chip for anywhere from $3.00 to $5.00.

    Don't forget the handbook either:...
  4. Thread: Dark Silicon

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    Re: Dark Silicon

    Prof Braino

    The Arduino market is essentially the same one as the BS2 market(beginners, educators, artists, kids) a entry point into the world of electronics and embedded computing. Remember it...
  5. Thread: Dark Silicon

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    Re: Dark Silicon

    Well the drama has been going on for 8 years now and still no sign of a P-2. I think it's quite fair to question whether or not we'll ever see a P-2.
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    Re: Simplest Computer with ICs

    The easiest computer to build and understand would be a 1 bit MC14500 Industrial Control Unit.

    http://hackaday.com/2015/02/26/building-an-industrial-control-unit-with-an-industrial-control-unit/
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    Re: The New 16-Cog, 512KB, 64 analog I/O Propeller Chip

    I hope Chip isn't listening. The last time he listened to the gurus they turned the P-2 design into a fiasco.
  8. Thread: I Admit Defeat

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    Re: I Admit Defeat

    Genetix

    Porting hardware dependent code is a real bear, and it's made worse when the target platform is really different and has it's own limitations. Sometimes it takes a complete redoing of the...
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    Re: The New 16-Cog, 512KB, 64 analog I/O Propeller Chip

    There's no need for ARM to compete head on in what amounts to a dying desktop market dominated by the WinTel duopoly. ARM has the portable and embedded market which is much larger than selling...
  10. Re: Why C is better than BASIC, can anyone provide live example?

    You're copping out Tor.

    Mickster used a valid form of Basic and it can handle what you did in C and is much more readable than C.

    The fact is Basic evolved over time just like C which became...
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    Re: Python on Propeller: many requests lately. . .

    JMG

    And you notice that development stopped a long time ago on the BS2 and a successor never appeared even though it's 20 years old now.

    It's not to say it wasn't a big seller, it was with 3...
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    Re: Python on Propeller: many requests lately. . .

    Heater wrote:

    "Apparently you are right. I cannot account for it. My conclusion is these guys don't want to teach the binary and hex and assembler and real-time concerns of the low level of the...
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    Re: Python on Propeller: many requests lately. . .

    If you're forced to use a powerful SOC ARM you as well go with Embedded Artists LPC4088 board, it has 32MB of SDRAM and 8 MB of flash in a 44 pin DIP package. It may be just enough to handle the...
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    Re: Wow! Fighting for the Arduino

    The fact that some two bit board house can make a low tech board like the Arduino doesn't make them the creators of the designs nor the suppliers and maintainers of the GCC based software that makes...
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    Re: Beware Of Counterfeit FTDI FT232RL parts

    I always got a laugh out of the feigned outraged by hobby crowd when their el cheapo Commie knock-offs didn't work with software not meant for their junk to begin with.

    Their incessant whining and...
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    Re: The New 16-Cog, 512KB, 64 analog I/O Propeller Chip

    Heater

    The Rpi is a natural fit for the Prop and Parallax should have had rolled out a interface board when sales hit a million. Associating the Rpi with the Prop is a easy no brainer to gain...
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    Re: The New 16-Cog, 512KB, 64 analog I/O Propeller Chip

    Loopy

    Doesn't matter what a bunch of us hobbyists think about Parallax and the P-2. What matters is will the P-2 be comparable to various ARMs, PIC32's, DSC's, to get the sort of design wins and...
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    Re: The New 16-Cog, 512KB, 64 analog I/O Propeller Chip

    You're right in a sense, mass appeal doesn't make something valid.It doesn't matter what they think. But if you're a commercial entity like Parallax it does matter because it determines whether you...
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    Re: The New 16-Cog, 512KB, 64 analog I/O Propeller Chip

    Loopy

    Your premise would be a good one if Parallax and the P-1 were serious players in the embedded world, but they're not. Hence I doubt if the industry cares one bit what Parallax says about...
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    Re: Python on Propeller: many requests lately. . .

    Dirt cheap CPU cycles and near infinite memory pretty much squashed the need for fast, tight code.

    So it doesn't matter if a IDE takes a gig of RAM to run or for a OS just to start up. You simply...
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    Re: Python on Propeller: many requests lately. . .

    Cython certainly looks unfit for embedded unless it's target is a Raspberry or BB Black.
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    Re: Python on Propeller: many requests lately. . .

    The popularity of Python for teaching programming is baffling - Pascal or Oberon would be better IMO. As far as embedded Python versions go, there only seems to be one for the ARM, no ports even...
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    Re: How about an Open Source P2-HOT??

    How is it exactly obvious when source code is available, please explain?

    Have you tried using that as a defense in court?
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    Re: New XMOS chips deliver 4000 MIPS

    Heater

    Lest one thinks I'm pimping for Xmos, I don't own any Xmos products, the last thing I programmed from Inmos were some T425's with Occam and Modula-2 back in the late 80's. Personally I...
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    Re: New XMOS chips deliver 2000 MIPS

    Heater

    Check out the Freescale offerings that use the eTPU. Freescale was the first company to AFAIK to put a microengine(TPU) on the same piece of silicon as the main cpu (MC68332). Their...
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