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Comment: Re:200 dollars is too expensive (Score 3, Interesting) 94

by RoverDaddy (#48154183) Attached to: Eggcyte is Making a Pocket-Sized Personal Web Server (Video)
If you'll read my other comment you'll see that I basically agree with your assessment. However, for a consumer product, this amount of markup is probably reasonable. You'll never get a raspberry pi, wifi adapter, bluetooth adapter, battery and video screen to fit into that form factor. That's where engineering design and packaging, and custom circuit design come into play. And the software has a price too. Even if you or I could cobble up the basics of this product on our own, it still might be useful for the average consumer.

All that said, I do wonder whether the market can bear a $200 price for this device.

Comment: Interesting project for Rapsberry Pi (Score 1) 94

by RoverDaddy (#48154015) Attached to: Eggcyte is Making a Pocket-Sized Personal Web Server (Video)
Almost everything (maybe everything?) this does could be done with a Raspberry Pi, but the result would obviously be a bit larger to carry around. It does seem like they've added some nice polish to the software in the form of the automatic data gathering (from a USB connected device), and they obviously need a back end system to give each Egg a subdomain under eggcyte.com.

Comment: Computers computers computers... (Score 1) 209

by RoverDaddy (#48015623) Attached to: My toy collection is ...
I'm sitting right now in a room with about a dozen 'obvious' computers. Let's see: 3 PCs, one laptop, one Mac Mini, 2 Raspberry Pis, 3 Android tablets, one iPhone, one iPad. Yep that's 12. And of course there's also the wireless router and cable modem. And I'll go ahead and count my LCD TV since it's clearly a computer as well (especially when it locks up). Oh, and I shouldn't forget the Wii and PS2 even though I don't use those very often.

Clearly computers -are- my toys.

Comment: Re:Stacked RAM isn't anything new. (Score 1) 110

I have a memory card from an original IBM PC from 1982, which has stacked memory chips. In fact, each pair of chips has ALL of their pins wired to the same contacts on the PCB. Although I have been unwilling to take apart the board to verify, this leads me to believe that the chip on top and the chip underneath are different. I'm guessing one of them has an inverter on an address line, so it will respond to even addresses, while the other responds to odd addresses.

My idea of roughing it turning the air conditioner too low.

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