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Date: 03/20/12 10:00 AM

22 Responses to Raspberry Pi Introduces The Board B

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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2012 at 9:36 am
    Link: Raspberry Pi Introduces The Board B - Food for you geek gadget junkies. This looks kind of wicked--small device with big results.
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2012 at 10:20 am
    I`m going to buy 100 of them and invent my own interwebs.
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2012 at 10:35 am
    Apparently TPB is planning to use these as a Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS), or basically flying servers to host all the files. I thought they were joking at first, until I saw just how small and cheap these things really are.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2012 at 10:54 am
    wicked cool
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    Langer Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2012 at 10:59 am
    http://xkcd.com/413/

    you know it`s going to happen x-D
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 20, 2012 at 11:07 am
    It was like, `ho-hum` until he said how inexpensive they`ll be! I figured they`d cost more than that. Being so cheap means people may actually buy/use them. Cool!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 20, 2012 at 11:08 am
    vv Awesome link there @Langer!
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2012 at 11:24 am
    mine is already on the way
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    MaiaBennet Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2012 at 11:28 am
    NO!! It uses scratch!
    BURN IT! BURN IT WITH FIRE!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2012 at 11:38 am
    I`ve had one on preorder for ages (since I found it looking for an Elite port for tablets). It`s a project maker`s dream. It will also bring low cost computing deep into the third world.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    It doesn`t *just* use Scratch. It an use whatever you want it to ue.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    March 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    am i the only one worried about how exposed all the internal components are. it should have some sort of casing.
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    deputy Male 50-59
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    March 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    install xmbc, install it in your tv, get power from an internal usb bus on your tv, and off you go
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    This is awesome...
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    Rich1710 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    Omg want. Media pc all the way, cant believe how quick that thing is!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    It was like, `ho-hum` until he said how inexpensive they`ll be!

    They`ve already gone on sale. £21.60, fixed global price. 33.98 Canadian dollars right now, apparently. They sold out in minutes though, and the retailers websites were so overloaded that it was almost like a denial of service attack.

    1-2W while serving 1080p...that`s impressive.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2012 at 3:58 am
    "raspberry pi" sounds like the next android update.
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    Buzzard250 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    March 21, 2012 at 5:48 am
    im gonna send ubuntu into space with this. i think it has more processing power then most satellites
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    schecter5 Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2012 at 10:22 am
    That is so friggin cool. I whole hearted support this. I love the fact that they leave that one port open IO pins. They leave room for you to customize and and control how powerful your little pi can be. Brilliant. Bravo good sirs, bravo.
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    Bountykat Female 18-29
    399 posts
    March 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    Wtf?? That is so cheap! How is it so cheap???
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    Wtf?? That is so cheap! How is it so cheap???

    They are making no profit at all. They`re a registered charity, selling the product at cost. They`ve also kept it to the essentials only. Hence the lack of any casing, the lack of a clock, the small amount of memory (256MB), etc.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    Having said that, I think they could have done with adding more memory. It`s not the fastest memory in the world, so it`s very cheap. 1GB would have been comfortably enough to run a normal Linux distro.

    Ahah, some looking about answers that question. It`s a very specific packaging of memory (package on package, 168 ball grid array, LPDDR2) to fit the size and power usage requirements. The price rises very sharply for 512MB and I couldn`t even find one above that.

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