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    Yeah, people need to buy ridiculous amounts of computing power because we can manufacture ridiculous amounts of computing power.

    Curious that we cannot make a National Recommended Reading List with explanations of why each book should be in the list. 10,000 books would not even take up a terabyte. Probably less than 100 gigabytes.
     
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    :10900: now i'm gonna buy three.....
     
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    Apple died with Steve Jobs. They haven"t done anything but milk the Apple Brand since he died.. $15,000 dollar watches.. $5000 dollar imacs...
    Nothing new or even interesting has come out of Apple since he died. Same thing happened last time he was away.. only this time he"s not coming back.
     
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    Wow, I only bought two of these:

    The system is built around the SoC processor R8 from AllWinner as its core, which integrates an ARM CortexTM-A8 CPU (based on ARM architecture V7-A) and peripherals, such as Graphic Engine, UART, SPI, USB port, CIR, CMOS Sensor Interface and LCD controller.[12] The CPU is also accompanied with NEON SIMD coprocessor and has RCT JAVA-Accelerations to optimize Just-in-time (JIT) and dynamic adaptive compilation (DAC).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHIP_(computer)
    CHIP (computer) - Wikipedia
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    2 for $18 but $27 with cable, case and shipping. So we will see if I can program a home security system in Python. It is just incredible how much more powerful it is than my first computer that cost $400. But then it has 1,000 times as much RAM as a mini-computer that cost $50,000 in the late 70s.

    http://ibmcollectable.com/gallery/album05/s_davessys3
    IBMcollectables Gallery 1.5.10 :: David's System 3 mod 15D :: s_davessys3
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    this is a discussion site, is it not? Why are you constantly telling people not to discuss things? #dontbepetty
     
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