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Offline orthonorm

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Raspberry Pi
« on: October 10, 2013, 10:09:02 PM »
Anyone using this?

Once I get a couple ducks in a row I would like to set up one for doing my USENETTING and torrenting for me. Being able to remotely login would be great. I've been reasonably pleased with sabnzb and sickbeard on my laptop, but I would like to move this work off the machine for energy saving and stuff.

Anyone seen any interesting uses of one for a media player?
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 10:11:21 PM »
Oh hey you want to upgrade from your Commodore 64, that's great man.

Yeah I've seen people use this as an XBMC box.
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 10:20:48 PM »
Oh hey you want to upgrade from your Commodore 64, that's great man.

Yeah I've seen people use this as an XBMC box.

Have you ever played with xbmc? What did you think? There are some 24bit flac music providers who rec it for their stuff.

And when you say "seen". Add links. Sheehs.
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2013, 03:38:38 PM »
rPi I would use it as a HTPC running OpenELEC.

It'll play any 1080p file plus DTS audio. We are talking 30GB files here. The rPi should do it, even with overclocking running MPEG-2 codecs.

I hear it works great over USB-bus 100Mb/s network

I think you'll like it:
http://openelec.tv/
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 11:03:46 PM »
We have one.  We bought a 512mb and run a 8gig SD on it.

I think it is a pretty cool little device, but in honesty, I think it is a novelty...  It would be fine for several applications, but processor rich anything (non video), forget it.   The video processor is pretty nice, and capable of 1080p.

As for transfers on usenet or torrents, those could get iffy... especially on torrents if you run a lot of torrents at once.

What I think the raspberry pi is good for is (lol) gluing it onto a television with a wifi chip on it.  Then it will allow you to watch movies from another computer's shared drive.  (legal of course  ;)  )

It would also be okay for a person who just wanted to type a book, or run simple applications. 

Honesty it is a novelty everything, with a pretty interesting little gpu.
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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 01:40:19 PM »
I got a Pi recently.

I've set it up to emulate old console games.