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    Wine wrapped games on Pyra

    Wine on a Linux PC is fast because there is no emulation, it just translates Windows API calls. On the Pyra, you'll also need to emulate a X86 processor, so it should be very slow...
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    Quick video of the case

    Hi ! Is there a technical reason why on all phones (and on the Pyra) you need to remove the battery to access the sim slot ? Wouldn't it be possible to hot plug sim cards ?
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    Modular SoC approach

    The problem with these designs is that the communication buses between the modules evolve as fast as these modules. (Yay ! I can reuse my DDR2 ram ! Oh, it's DDR3 now...)
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    Is the Oculus Rift doomed?

    The protocol sent over USB may be closed. If they want to collect personal data it should be. People don't care about the fact that products are open, otherwise Apple wouldn't be so successful. If OR comes at 99€/$ while the open competitors are at the real cost  (300€/$), the general public...
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    Is the Oculus Rift doomed?

    They can keep an open SDK which communicates with closed drivers for the production version. These closed drivers could have annoying features that you can't workaround with the sdk.
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    Is the Oculus Rift doomed?

    Attempts for VR goggles have been around for two decades now. Oculus Rift is just an assembly of existing hardware that finally became fast enough. What makes Oculus valuable is not some patents since there's nothing special, it's value is in the fine tuning of the software. That tuning is not...
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    FOSDEM report?

    Well, that could be a way to exercise, a bit like the WiiFit of the PC. :) Anyway, there are API's to access the accelerometers in the browser's javascript (like there http://www.chromeexperiments.com/tag/accelerometer/), so that's why I was thinking many browers games would soon use it. Do...
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    FOSDEM report?

    Seems awesome, but why no accelerometer ? It's cheap and many Android games (and html5 soon) rely on them... It would be more usefull than a phone module (because thethering).
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    Yet another concept for the new Pyra

    Hi, sorry for being off topic, but which software did you use ? Is it Solid Edge ?
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    End of OpenPandora LTD

    Hi, I received, along the other preorderers, this email : Hello, If you have received your Pandora you can ignore this email. OpenPandora Ltd (UK) has ran out of funds and we have requested the company to be struck off. As you may know the original company producing the PCBs failed to...
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    Another alternate solution: accepting an item that's of lesser value

    I used to agree with you, but then someone here reminded us that the developpement of the Pandora was supported by the preorders. In a regular company, the preorders would have been a loan than would have to be included in the final price of the device. Technically, no one but Craig's company...
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    Trying to find a fair solution

    Wow, thanks for you quick and precise answer... I thought there were many rebirth units in stock in need to be funded, but in fact this changes everything. It seems it's not worth producing rebirth units anymore. Do you have many 600 MHz SOC components lying around ?
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    Trying to find a fair solution

    ED, you sound like there are no stocks, but only parts ready to assemble when units are bought ... Are there rebirth pandoras in stock, or do they need to be produced ? Out of curiosity, how many of these parts do you have : - 1ghz motherboards - Rebirth motherboards - cases (I never...
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    Craigs Preorder List Update

    Well, I told I still want mine, because I'm also an old geezer who likes to do retro nerd things, because of the community and because of the Pandora's design. But the general public doesn't care : All they are going to see is that nowadays you can get 1.6GHz Quad core android phones for 200€...
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    Craigs Preorder List Update

    There was an idea that I talked about here a few months ago, but it wasn't noticed : iCP and OP are completely different businesses, and technically, on one owes the preorderers anything... Unfortunately, the Open Pandora is more and more obsolete (even if I still want mine), but the iCP's are...
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    Craigs Preorder List Update

    Couldn't we find a lawyer that would accept a "We don't pay you, but you'll get a huge part of what you manage to get from them". If I remember well, I sould be quite an easy case ?
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    Craigs Preorder List Update

    Thank you ED. I don't know any other business that would use it's benefits to salvage another business... Can you tell us the total number of remaining preorders, or is it a number too frightening to be told in public :) ? Edit : By asking this, I guess there could be some reason not to...
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    A further update on preorders (18th of November 2012)

    If you want to pay a lawyer, please go after CC.
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    A further update on preorders (18th of November 2012)

    The new pandas are grey now, but what happened to the stock of black ones (the ones we had to wait for so long ?) edit : I mean, the shells.
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    A further update on preorders (18th of November 2012)

    I just thought about my previous post, and I realise it's a flame bait and will place Craig in a delicate position (sorry, it was a candid question). In other words, what I've been asking is : " Craig, would you accept to lose money in an unrelated company in exchange for nothing ? "...
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