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Comment: Re:Media streamer? (Score 2) 60

by nadaou (#49134339) Attached to: Intel Updates NUC Mini PC Line With Broadwell-U, Tested and Benchmarked

The brand new RPi 2 boards are quad core 900 MHz and can easily keep up. The original single core 700 MHz Pi boards could just get away with XBMC, but it wasn't all that pleasant.

The GPUs on both versions were designed and built for this task (they were originally out of set-top boxes) and have no problem at all with HD video.

Comment: Re:Location, location, location (Score 1) 212

by nadaou (#49102365) Attached to: The Best, and Worst, Places To Drive Your Electric Car

though sometimes you do hear ocean acidification raised as a possibility

it's not just a possibility it's a basic chemical reality based on partial pressures. the acidity of the oceans has already increased by 30% since the start of the industrial revolution.



Comment: Re:Why dashcams? (Score 1) 93

by nadaou (#48645227) Attached to: Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras

There is no need to [...] unless you have something to hide.

Now where have I heard that argument before...?

All the same, dashcams should be mandatory. They protect good cops while catching or putting a check on bad cops, and add an extra POV that neither the cop or the accused had available to them. Bonus witness.

You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.