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+ - Intel Unveils Tiny $99 MinnowBoard Max Open SBC-> 1

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DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "Intel and CircuitCo have revealed a smaller, faster, 2nd-gen MinnowBoard open SBC based on an Atom E3800 SoC and supported by both Android 4.4 and various standard Linux OSes. The MinnowBoard Max, which will ship in Q3 starting at $99, blows past the original MinnowBoard (Slashdot video) on price, performance, and energy consumption. The 3.9 x 2.9-inch Max's $99 starting price includes a 64-bit 1.46GHz Intel Atom E3815 (Bay Trail-T) CPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB SPI flash, and coastline ports for MicroSD, Micro-HDMI, GbE, dual USB, and SATA. Unlike the original MinnowBoard, the Max provides two expansion connectors: a low-speed header, with signals similar to the Arduino's Shield connector; and a high-speed connector, which can support mSATA and mini-PCIe sockets on expansion modules, among other interfaces. Although the Max's design supports CPUs up to Intel's quad-core 1.91GHz (10W TDP) E3845, only two choices shown initially at, with the higher-end $129 $129 model stepping up to a 1.33GHz dual-core E3825 plus 2GB RAM.."
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+ - The world's oldest original digital computer springs back into action at TNMOC-> 1

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prpplague writes "After a three-year restoration project at The National Museum of Computing, the Harwell Dekatron (aka WITCH) computer will rebooted on 20 November 2012 to become the world's oldest original working digital computer.
Now in its seventh decade and in its fifth home, the computer with its flashing lights and clattering printers and readers provides an awe-inspiring display for visiting school groups and the general public keen to learn about our rich computer heritage."

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+ - Young Students Hiding Academic Talent to Avoid Bullying

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jones_supa writes "The recent anti-bullying survey conducted by ABA brings up some interesting findings. According to it, more than 90% of the 1,000 11-16 year-olds surveyed said they had been bullied or seen someone bullied for being too intelligent or talented. Almost half of children and young people (49.5%) have played down a talent for fear of being bullied, rising to 53% among girls. One in 10 (12%) said they had played down their ability in science and almost one in five girls (18.8%) and more than one in 10 boys (11.4%) are deliberately underachieving in maths – to evade bullying. Worryingly, this means our children and young people are shying away from academic achievement for fear of victimisation."

Comment: Re:Japan: legally required to have an ID at all ti (Score 1) 380

by prpplague (#40308669) Attached to: I typically carry X many forms of photo ID; X =

the link to the school has the quoted relevant sections of the law that are required, just figured you would read the relevant sections. the references to "registration" paperwork include the passport as it is a necessary part of the paperwork. i'll admit the pdf is vague about the drivers license, i'll locate the exact phrasing of the law for you, which does state that a state issue ID is required...

Comment: Re:Japan: legally required to have an ID at all ti (Score 1) 380

by prpplague (#40295519) Attached to: I typically carry X many forms of photo ID; X =

actually that is the same in the US....

if you are only temporarily in the US, you are required to carry your passport and I-94 form. if you are a "Legal Permanent Resident", you are required to carry your passport, I-551 (a.k.a Green Card), and a state issue ID(or drivers license).......

How can you work when the system's so crowded?