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Raspberry Pi Demand Running at '700 Per Second' VIDEO!


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Cher
- 2656 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Because of their low-cost and small size they can then be shipped to activists and NGO's in areas where free-speech is difficult.



   

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. (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 8:17 am
I had heard of the Raspberry PI before, it is a great way of introducing computing to those who couldn't afford any other form of computer. The fact that a Middle Eastern country (un-named) is planning to give a device to all its' female students is, hopefully, a sign of things to come.
 

Carol H (229)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 8:36 am
interesting, thank you Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 4:11 pm
Thanks for posting.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 5:26 pm
I remember back in teh late 70s through the 80s when I started with a Z80 Ohio Scientific customised box, then branched into a PC-XT clone and an HP 41CX pocket computer. (I also learned a slide rule, for when the battery quit on the calculator...) I learned 'Stack Language' (FORTH) to play with and do programs in, used Wordstar for my first word processor, wrote my own printer driver, ignored BASIC because FORTH had better usability...

Now, though my main systems run Windows XP, I have XP customised heavily with numerous 3rd party add ons and hacks. I can use OpenOffice or MS Office as my office package, I use lots of 3rd party apps (VLC and Winamp for media players, Opera and Firefox for browsing, Calc98 in postfix RPN mode instead of Windows Calculator), and I fiddle with Python and SL5 stack language for my programming fun. I put Linux (Ubuntu or Debian) on a second partition or drive, hack and customise my hardware, recover hard drives with a few burned (damaged) megs or gigs by partitioning out the bad spots... and I routinely fix assorted PCs and Apple machines. I've fixed nuclear reactors, submarines, newspaper printing presses, assorted cars, televisions, appliances, and anything in between.

I think it officially started when I met an IBM System 360 in high school 'summer advance class' in the early 70s, but it might have been much earlier when I'd help my dad fix stuff around the house.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 7:21 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

anne Barusta (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 8:10 pm
fun stuff for children
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 4:20 am
Thanks for the article.
 

jayasri amma (10)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 4:14 pm
interesting, thank you Cher
 

Suzanne L (89)
Friday March 9, 2012, 10:51 am
Noted. Progress. Glad that country is giving one to every girl.
 
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