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Comment Re:Sadly, still no Wifi/Bluetooth (Score 1) 225

When the selling price of the whole board is only 5$, adding two ICs for 0.50~1.00$ each just increased your BOM drastically.

As you may have noticed, 5$ price point was not in my list for the ultimate Pi. And I'm quite sure people won't mind paying 6-7$ for the same board with, let's say, the Wifi/bluetooth/3.5mm/UpgradedGPIO.

Comment Re:Sadly, still no Wifi/Bluetooth (Score 1) 225

In my mind, the ultimate RaspPi would

not exist because its manufacturing costs would push it out of competition, and most users would be paying for stuff they are not using

fail, fail, fail

How exactly?

Are you saying that...

-The price of an inboard Wifi Bluetooth would be that high? (I've saw chip under 1$ for both case)
-USB-C cost too much? (I saw some connector at 3$ each but I expect it'll drop soon enough and we're talking about replacing current connector that cost money)
-The 3.5mm connector would cost too much? (Please)
-All aditional GPIO feature would cost so much? (Granted, analogic GPIO would be a challenge. But most other feature cost nearly nothing in term of component.)

Comment Sadly, still no Wifi/Bluetooth (Score 1) 225

First, I want to applaud this achievement. 5$ for a little computer with a 40-pin with 26 GPIO is quite amazing in term of capacity. They are getting real closer to get a price tag low enough so it'll enter the manufacturing of some SMBs. I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing those into some toys or drone real soon because it just cut the development time drastically.

But I'm saddened that it still doesn't come with WiFi. The ESP8266 is a good example on how cheap and small it could be. You could scrap the huge Ethernet port and still connect to the internet. Also, I'm frustrated that the Bluetooth didn't become the standard it should be and doesn't install easily on the Raspberry (or Windows for that matter) so most USB port could be remplaced by 2-3 USB-C port (You could use one for display and one for power).

In my mind, the ultimate RaspPi would have :

- Same specs as the RaspZero or better
- WiFi and Bluetooth integrated
- 2-3 USB-C port
- 1 Four-pole 3.5mm connector (Analogic Video + Audio)
- Micro-SD slot
- 40 pin with 26+ GPIO with a few more feature (Surge protection, Drive, more power, Possibility to raise to 5V, Analogic GPIO, etc.)

Submission + - releases a $5 computer (or free!) (

LoTonah writes: Today, announced the release of the Raspberry Pi Zero, a smaller form factor but mid-spec member of the growing Pi family (about 3x faster than the original Pi).

And if that wasn't cool enough, they are giving away 10,000 of them on the cover of this month's MagPi magazine!

Submission + - Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

drinkypoo writes: Today Eben Upton and the Raspberry Pi foundation announced the Raspberry Pi Zero, an even tinier Pi with a BCM2835 1GHz ARM11 core allegedly 40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1, 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM, micro-SD and an unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header with the classic pinout — priced at just five dollars. In spite of being shrunk to just 65mm x 30mm x 5mm, it retains [mini-]HDMI output (and there is an unpopulated header for composite video output as well.) At this price and size, the Zero competes handily with the $9 C.H.I.P. computer discussed here previously.

Submission + - Raspberry Pi Zero Costs Just $5 And Will Be Given Away With Magazine

Mickeycaskill writes: The Raspberry Pi Foundation has taken the wraps off its smallest and cheapest device ever — the Raspberry Pi Zero, which costs just $5 and will be given away with the December issue of MagPi magazine.

The Rasperry Pi Zero is available in the UK and the US now and is the latest model of the pocket sized PC, which aims to reduce the cost of computing and open up the world of coding to more people.

The unit comes equipped with a Broadcom BCM2835 application processor sporting a 1GHz ARM11 core (making it 40 percent faster than the original Raspberry Pi 1), and 512MB of RAM. There are slots for a micro-SD card, a mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output, and micro-USB sockets for data and power, It also runs the Raspbian operating system.

Submission + - Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer (

mikejuk writes: Rumours that something new was coming from the Raspberry Pi team have proved true — a $5 computer the Raspberry Pi Zero is here to give the BBC micro:bit and other low cost devices some competition.
The new Pi Zero offers quite a lot of hardware for $5:
A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor
1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
A micro-SD card slot
A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
Micro-USB sockets for data and power
An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header
Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
An unpopulated composite video header
form factor 65mm x 30mm x 5mm
1x Micro USB Data port
comes with Micro USB ‘On the Go’ adapter and Mini HDMI to HDMI adapter
It also runs Raspbian including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi. The GPIO is the same as all of the previous Pis but it doesn't come with a 40-pin connector soldered into place — so some assembly is required if you want to use it as an microcontroller. The same is true if you want to make use of the composite video output to drive older display devices.
To emphasize how low cost this device is, it is being given away free with this month's MagPi, the magazine published by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which claims, probably correctly, that this is the first time a computer has been given away as a covermount.
This really is a revolution — disposable computing is here

Submission + - Raspberry Pi unveils new $5 mini-computer

An anonymous reader writes: The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled the Pi Zero, a new $5 mini-computer, Thursday morning. The board is the smallest Raspberry Pi yet, containing the first-gen Raspberry Pi's BCM2835 chip (safely overclocked to 1GHz) and 512MB RAM. The latest issue of The Magpi will include a free Raspberry Pi Zero and hits U.K. newsstands Thursday. The announcement came just a few days before the highly anticipated C.H.I.P. $9 mini-computer goes on sale to the public.

Comment Re:Why (Score 1) 965

Fortunately for them, they're up against politically correct pussies in most cases, which means they can take advantage of things like massive movements of immigrants over-running Europe to place thousands of hardcore fighters right where they want them, complete with free housing and food while they gear up.

Or, most importantly, they're up against politically correct government that cannot, because morality of well-developed countries, use their full wrath to punish and exact revenge to those infidel killing our good citizen (aka nuking the shit out of them).

That may be why some dumbass like Trump are leading in presidency those day :

Submission + - Canada reinstates mandatory census, to delight of social scientists (

Eloking writes: The new Canadian government today announced it would restore the country’s mandatory long-form census.

"Our plan for open and fair government starts today with restoring the long-form census," said Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and economic development, speaking in Ottawa alongside Jean-Yves Duclos, minister of families, children and social development. "We're focused on good evidence-based policies."

Bains said that Statistics Canada would be able to meet the 2 May deadline to roll out the 2016 census, which is conducted every 5 years, and that there would be no additional costs to making it mandatory. He confirmed that residents who fail to fill out the census could face criminal prosecution, an issue that contributed to the decision by the Harper government to make the 2011 census voluntary.

Comment Re:We know (Score 4, Funny) 132

We read that in the paper newspaper a few days ago.

A quick custom Google search tell me that the first time this news came out was 20 hours ago. Still I get your point.

I'm surprised that it appeared so late on /. It's usually one of the first place I would expect to read news like this one.

Submission + - Owners Help Police Track Stolen Tesla Through Mobile App (

Eloking writes: When a thief steals a car it can take owners days, week or even years to retrieve their property. Apparently that’s not the case when your vehicle happens to be a Tesla Model S: a Canadian couple was able to help authorities track their stolen car in real-time with the help of the Tesla mobile app.

Comment What if the nuclear war happened? (Score 2) 289

From the first Fallout game :

In 2077, the storm of world war had come again. In two brief hours, most of the planet was reduced to cinders. And from the ashes of nuclear devastation, a new civilization would struggle to arise.

A few were able to reach the relative safety of the large underground Vaults. Your family was part of that group that entered Vault Thirteen. Imprisoned safely behind the large Vault door, under a mountain of stone, a generation has lived without knowledge of the outside world.

So far, it have been mostly what I have imagine the world during a nuclear conflict, but how will it have turned out exactly? Is there a more thoughtful research on the subject? I've found a few text with a quick google search but none really catches my eyes so far.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.