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Inside the Raspberry Pi Factory

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  • Re:Holy shit (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Frosty Piss (770223) * on Monday December 03, 2012 @01:54PM (#42170945)

    Whoever designed the photo album viewer never heard of XMLHttpRequest.

    It's all about "page views", baby!

  • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) on Monday December 03, 2012 @03:10PM (#42171883) Journal

    While I can understand why they went with a cheap, standard, connector(rather than yet-another-goddam-slightly-different-barrel-plug), I suspect that the rPI support guys are cursing the day that they chose a USB socket as a DC-in jack.

    To put it politely, the quality of USB chargers and powered hub wall warts is excitingly variable. If you are trying to run an ARM SoC, a USB ethernet controller, and possibly a couple of other downstream devices, all with just a +5 rail of potentially erratic specs, that isn't good for reliability. By going with the USB socket, they opened the field to every last dollar-store iCharger knockoff and its creative interpretation of what +5vDC looks like...

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