* Posts by Sir Codington

9 posts • joined 10 Dec 2012

VIA bakes a fruitier Rock cake to rival the Brit Raspberry Pi

Sir Codington
Linux

An mk808 is less than half the price, runs a newer version of android and is WAY more powerful.

http://lightake.com/detail.do/sku.MK808_Android_4.1_Dual_Core_1.6GHz_1GB_8GB_Bluetooth_HDMI_1080P_WIFI_3D_Mini_PC___Black-58509

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Dell dangles dongle PC at enormo-display-desiring road warriors

Sir Codington
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You can get an MK808 from ebay for £23.50 - runs android and is somewhere between an S2 and an S3 in power - works pretty well for web browsing and basic gaming IMO.

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How an Amazon engineer's slip-up started a 20-hour Netflix cock-up

Sir Codington
Trollface

Who does maintenance on Christmas eve? There is always a risk, mostly to one's holiday time.

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Ubuntu for smartphones aims to replace today's mobes, laptops

Sir Codington
Linux

Re: @ frank ly - As a matter of relevant interest ....

I have two raspberry pis. They work fine for XMBC but the Rasbian desktop is slow as hell and the midori browser doesn't support video.

Good luck getting homework done when it takes an age to get wikipedia up or watch a youtube video. When the accelerate the X server graphically I expect this to change but as is you CANNOT use one as a desktop computer. They make AWESOME servers though.

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Microsoft Surface to hit third-party stores on Wednesday

Sir Codington
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It's such a shame

If MS have given us full windows arm, or at least a version of visual studio for Win rt and not charged and insane price, the surface could have worked.

Charging £500 for something that does less than a CHROMEBOOK (chromeos has a remote desktop client through chrome and SSH built in) is just beyond stupid with android and iOS already dominant.

It's a shame, I actually like windows and C# for several things. Not everything, but the user interface is nice.

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Apple TV demand may drive Samsung-sapping sales

Sir Codington
Unhappy

Why?

Why would I need ANY sort of smart features on my tv? Just cut down the price, give me HDMI and I'll plug in my own hardware thanks. A PS3 for netflix / ease of use or a raspberry pi for a highly configurable media center is far cheaper with a TV with all this stuff built in. At the very least give us an option to put android/linux on there.

Thanks, but no thanks!

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The Sons of Kahn and the assembly language of the internet

Sir Codington
Facepalm

Why...

Urg, abandoning C# for Typescript, as if the web needs another superset for JScript - wasn't coffeescript enough? Most people are using Jquery anywho.

If only MS would see the potential C# has and fully support mono. Java as a language is nowhere near as good but at least I can run the damned thing on arm properly when I need floating point operations.

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Linux kernel dumps 386 chip support

Sir Codington
Windows

Re: It's pragmatic.

I think it will be replaced by arm things. Everything is going arm and the guys making Linux realize that a crappy windows RT arm edition won't cut the mustard, so they are thankfully building all sorts of arm support into the kernel.

Microsoft, take the hint. Support arm fully you plebs!

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Stallman: Ubuntu spyware makes it JUST AS BAD as Windows

Sir Codington
Linux

Re: Ubuntu is an ancient African word ...

You could just use Debian. Ubuntu is based off it. You lose some bells, whistles and drivers but it's perfectly usable and runs almost everything Ubuntu does. It also runs on almost everything, I'd be surprised if your watch couldn't run Debian.

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