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Old 25-09-2012, 09:50 PM   #106
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By the way, comparing youtube air play from iPad2 in openelec, the quality from AirPlay is much better than the YouTube add on. Yep, openelec supports AirPlay! Did not know that till trying to figure out rmvb format playback, which fails, only audio output.
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Old 25-09-2012, 10:50 PM   #107
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the add on works now after reboot.impressed with the quality played.for those who yet to buy,element14 stock sold out.maybe arnd oct stock replenish. within 2 week all 600++ ras pi sold.
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Old 25-09-2012, 11:59 PM   #108
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openelec, raspbmc & xbian are different ports of xbmc, typical linux fragmentation
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Old 26-09-2012, 09:25 AM   #109
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the add on works now after reboot.impressed with the quality played.for those who yet to buy,element14 stock sold out.maybe arnd oct stock replenish. within 2 week all 600++ ras pi sold.
@KardBoard, Good to know.

When I receive email notification for Pi availability, it was 2300+ or 2400+ remaining. Took a day to decide, it was at 2200+. I am wondering who bought all these pi? Locals or overseas, as element14 shows stock available in SG or UK only.
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Old 26-09-2012, 09:42 AM   #110
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openelec, raspbmc & xbian are different ports of xbmc, typical linux fragmentation
Part and parcel of having choices. The good thing about the Pi is that you can have all, each on it's own SD card. Don't have to have constant re-install, multiboot, running VMs, etc.

Saw some discussion from Raspbmc and Xbian about code stealing. A more serious concern.
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Old 29-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #111
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Exclamation cluster PC?

Anyone in SG has used Raspberry Pi for cluster/grid computing? I saw the Lego one where the guy used Lego as a case and clustered 64 boards together. Haven't really read through on how he did it but in all fairness, I'm intrigued. I know the Raspberry Pi ain't really a good choice for parallel computing but I might be tempted to buy 2 and make a grid out of both as long as there's a proven workable one.
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Old 29-09-2012, 07:49 PM   #112
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Anyone in SG has used Raspberry Pi for cluster/grid computing? I saw the Lego one where the guy used Lego as a case and clustered 64 boards together. Haven't really read through on how he did it but in all fairness, I'm intrigued. I know the Raspberry Pi ain't really a good choice for parallel computing but I might be tempted to buy 2 and make a grid out of both as long as there's a proven workable one.
There is no surprise at all if you ask me. As long as 2 or more devices can interact in any way, in this case, the most obvious is network, you can build a cluster. What you need is any clustering framework to make development easier. Since it is on LInux, you can easily use MPI as one of the suitable framework.

In my opinion, it doesn't prove much except it can be done. You can easily perform proof of concept for parallel and clustering architecture using a couple of virtual machines. In term of development experience and concept, they are identical. No surprises at all.

Raspberry network isn't exactly high throughput, even if you don't hit into processing power bottleneck, you will hit into network bottleneck pretty soon.
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Old 29-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #113
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I bought one set with plastic case and SD card with OS........don know how to use it.

Anyone interested? Want to let go mine..........
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Old 30-09-2012, 09:49 PM   #114
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Anyone got their refunds from rs component? It's been 14 days...
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #115
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I just bought this UG802. Waiting for delivery.

[Factory direct supply] Mini PC UG802 Dual Core RK3066 1.6GHz Cortex A9 Dual Stick MK802 III Android 4.0 IPTV HDD Player TV Box-in Set-top Boxes from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com

Such dual core chip for US$59 including shipping, it's really cheap. It's new (only released about 1 months ago). I hope the firmware development is going to be active.

I'm really excited with these ARM cpus. For decades, the PC industry has been dominated by Intel with their expensive CPUs. Then Google with android comes, and they choose the cheaper and more freely licensable ARM cpu. I think this is the future of computing.
I won't be surprised if in 100 years, the real android cyborg is operated using Android OS (maybe the codename will be Z at that time. Zucchini Muffins anyone ), and using 10000 Cores ARM cpu
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #116
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I bought one set with plastic case and SD card with OS........don know how to use it.

Anyone interested? Want to let go mine..........
how much selling ?
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:17 PM   #117
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Anyone has difficult getting refund from RS component? Asked from paypal and got a closed dispute instead....
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:11 PM   #118
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This is one fun gadget to play with. I installed raspbmc and able to get everything running except the youtube plugin... would appreciate any advise from anyone who got it working

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Old 07-10-2012, 12:05 AM   #119
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I am letting go 1 set also if anyone is interested. Together with all the accessories. Model B Rev 2.0

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/cp...s-3926569.html
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:07 PM   #120
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