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Analyzing 4GB RAM

Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    What's all that talk about carbon-based rods touching? Now I'm thinking Rock Slyde somehow.
     
  2. spud42

    spud42 Very Active Member

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    rfom your own link

    couldnt be bothered to read too far but most of the thread was talking more about the 2.4 GHz band being crowded by WiFi,Microwaves etc...no reall hard scientific studies with evidence......
     
  3. Pyramancer

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    If it's true that carbon composites attenuate the signal significantly more than unreinforced case plastics (I'm sceptical that the difference is worth worrying about), this case design proposal would mean we'd have to point the bottom of our Pyras at the WiFi hot-spot. I suppose this would work if we lie on our backs on the floor, but it might look a bit odd when we're using the device in public.
     
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  4. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Thankfully, 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals like to bounce of lots of things. Provided you get get it out of the box without it bouncing on the inside, it'll bounce off external walls, thorough partition walls, and get picked up by your router/ap. You may well get better bandwith with line of sight, but for most purposes it's not necessary.
     
  5. Lloyd Xmas

    Lloyd Xmas Limo Driver

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    Any chance of a rough eta at this point? I try checking in every 4-6 months..
     
  6. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    Seems like a nice way of keeping your sanity.
     
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  7. Pyramancer

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    Not a chance!

    No clear definite progress has been made on the 4 GB problem and it seems that those who have the resources to work on it have very little time for it. It might be resolved this afternoon (there are still some things to be checked, or to finish checking, that would really take very little time), or there might be no progress for months.

    At some point ED might decide to release a 2-GB-only Pyra, but I don't feel he can really take that decision until it really becomes clear that no progress on the 4 GB problem is likely to be made soon. (And it continues to feel like a solution, possibly a simple one, is right around the corner.) If he does take that decision, of if a resolution to the 4 GB problem is found that doesn't require major modifications to the board design, then realistically it doesn't seem likely that Pyras could be assembled and shipped in less than two months. Three to five months from the date of a decision or breakthrough seems more likely to me.
     
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  8. directive0

    directive0 Very Active Member

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    Any word about the cases?
     
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  9. Caine

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    Essentially we are still iterating in the design/prototype/bugfix phase. So regarding an ETA, I would say not earlier than Q2 2018. But be prepared for it being later (This is my estimate and in no way an official statement by the team).

    Last thing that I have seen about the 4GB issue was:
    https://www.pyra-handheld.com/pipermail/kernel/2017-October/002093.html

    Latest news on the cases was this tweet by ED:

    Not sure if that ever happened.
     
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  10. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Retreaux

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    Because heaven forbid that these people have lives, jobs, and things to do outside of the Pyra, right?
     
  11. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Advanced Member

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    He wasn't criticising them, he was just stating a fact.
     
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  12. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Another fact: Making the Pyra isn't anyone's main job.
     
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  13. Grench

    Grench Forum Addict!

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    Golden Deli tweet post isn't even Pyra related...
     
  14. AnimatedFreak

    AnimatedFreak Very Active Member

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    This Golden Deli tweet is
     
  15. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Need more Pyra news and tweets.
     
  16. Linux-SWAT

    Linux-SWAT Advanced Member

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    Yeah hns is like that. He swaps SoC on electronic boards.
     
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  17. Dave18

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    Here you go then

    From twitter

    The case story - too long for twitter, so it's going to be a news post today or tomorrow. Also included: More news about 4GB. Stay tuned!
     
  18. directive0

    directive0 Very Active Member

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    That doesn't sound good!
     
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  19. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    How so?
     
  20. Caine

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    If it was good news then he would probably have tweeted a picture of the cases while saying they were done.
     
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