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sprite0022
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re: BeagleBone Black: A 1-GHz computer for $45
sprite0022   5/8/2013 12:51:05 AM
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@joshxdr, killer app for this tiny PC is .... SMART BOMBs for jehads... just imagine, one can equip a model airplane with this PC integrated with camera, GPS, and some explosives. it can fly 20 miles to a certain target with GPS guidance then switch to camera guidance for cm accuracy. the whitehouse bombed news will become reality... someone interested in develop the open source code for free?

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re: BeagleBone Black: A 1-GHz computer for $45
Wobbly   5/7/2013 2:00:45 PM
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The media capabilities are to allow introduction to basic desktops or for kiosk use. The real capabilites for this are for developing embedded processing in sensors. Perhaps a handheld IR camera for thermal measurement, image processing for intelligent occupancy detection or security. Production line process control using wireless sensors. A device like the Beagle Board lets you do you prototyping ate a price point that won't cause the CFO to cringe, but then let you custom design your platform later.

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re: BeagleBone Black: A 1-GHz computer for $45
CharlesE191   5/5/2013 10:17:21 PM
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NTP server. It could be connected to 9, more or less, external stratum 2 or pool servers listed here http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Servers/WebHome and then serve quality time to a home or organization network, provided of course NTP is inlcuded the Linux distribution that comes with it. For more accurate time one could use a local GPS clock. Lots of people use the Rasberry Pi for this. See here http://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/Raspberry-Pi-NTP.html

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re: BeagleBone Black: A 1-GHz computer for $45
joshxdr   5/5/2013 1:44:18 PM
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What is the killer app for these tiny PCs? I can use an old laptop to stream media to my TV. A lot of the industrial applications I am familiar with are not so space constrained, so they don't need the miniaturization. Is there a big market for spider robots like in the video? Maybe low cost UAVs, or submerged applications (easier to seal a small volume)?

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re: BeagleBone Black: A 1-GHz computer for $45
double-o-nothing   5/5/2013 2:44:30 AM
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Very nice, and open source. But is this excessive: "BeagleBone Black includes 2 GB of on-board storage to run pre-loaded Linux software."

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re: BeagleBone Black: A 1-GHz computer for $45
Les_Slater   5/4/2013 9:22:52 PM
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I've read a few reports on the web. Seems almost powerful enough. Looking for something a qualitative step up performance wise but not costing an arm and a leg.

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re: BeagleBone Black: A 1-GHz computer for $45
przem   5/4/2013 11:53:06 AM
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Have you looked at Raspberry Pi? People reported partial success doing MythTV on it, and whatever issues they had looked resolvable.

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re: BeagleBone Black: A 1-GHz computer for $45
Les_Slater   5/3/2013 9:37:21 PM
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This is progress. I'm waiting for similar low-cost platform that can run something like a MythTV Frontend, including enough of a GPU to smoothly display HD content at least 1080p, 120Hz with motion interpolation.

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