Yes, Smartphones And ARMed Motherboards Are Getting Smarter

“ArcherMind MediaTek X20 Board SpecificationsProcessorHelio X20 64-bit deci-core with:Two Cortex-A72 cores (2.1-2.3GHz)Four Cortex A53 cores (1.85GHz)Four Cortex-A53 cores (1.4GHz)”
 
See ArcherMind Joins 96Boards and Launches Deci-Core ARMv8 Product
It’s amazing what folks are putting into smartphones these days. The latest “96boards” client device is a pretty nifty SoC, but it’s still a smartphone inside: no Ethernet, no SATA, only 2gB RAM, and just cores designed to save a battery as long as possible. I think the cache per core is something like 1MB, so it’s not completely hopeless but 2gB RAM limits it to single or few users and just a few simultaneous tasks. I don’t see a price advertised so I guess it was pointless to ask…

This kind of hardware means in 2016 it is imminent that real competitive SoCs for clients and servers will soon be rampant. It’s a mystery why Lemaker Cello has not been rushed to market before it’s totally obsolete. This month I will have most of my new IT components except for that motherboard.

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16 Responses to Yes, Smartphones And ARMed Motherboards Are Getting Smarter

  1. I was hoping “the next generation” might drop by to see why TLW’s windows didn’t fit her TV connected to the Odroid-C2. No one showed so I did it myself. It turns out it really helps to use the remote control for the TV instead of the cable-thingy… Then by digging deeply into menus and scrolling down, I found “fit picture” or some such nonsense. TV-guys just don’t seem to get monitors for PCs. So, now she’s cooking at 1080p and youtube part-screen is pretty smooth.

    I also planted a 5-gallon spruce for TLW, two 1 gallon maples and an apple tree. I feel ready for the showers.

  2. oiaohm says:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_of_Adolf_Hitler
    dougman something people forget Adolf Hitler was a Roman Catholic Church who enshrined while in charge using Jewish people as slaves.

    Basically there are big critical examples of dangers of sections of Christianity you are ignoring. With warfare we have managed at this stage to keep the Christian radical groups under control. But we cannot afford to ignore the existence of them because when they do get in charge of complete countries very horible things happen.

  3. oiaohm says:

    Quick, name one single Christian country where Slavery, Sexual Slavery and capital punishment for homosexuality is enshrined into law? Name just 1.
    This is why you are so dangerously wrong.
    In 1986, the armed rebellion waged by Yoweri Museveni’s National Resistance Army (NRA) won the Ugandan Bush War and achieved control of the country. The victors sought vengeance against ethnic groups in the North of Uganda. Their activities included Operation Simsim, which engaged in burning, looting, and killings of locals.
    In 1986 when “Lord’s Resistance Army” managed to get control in Uganda it enshrined those thing and more under law until they were forcible removed and the laws reversed. There laws went further that if you were wrong race in the wrong area by their define they would kill you. “Lord’s Resistance Army” is not a dead force they are still attempt to-do that.

    Every one of the top 8 worst Christian groups have taken full control of countries at different times and enshrined stuff into law only to be reversed latter. These are on going battles. That you are purely attempting to ignore dougman.

  4. oiaohm says:

    dougman if I had the money to waste it would be great to take you to holy Christian sites in Jerusalem where you can watch first hand as minor fights break out between different Christian groups because someone puts a foot in the wrong place at the site and a Muslim who is in charge of the places has to come over and break it up. After seeing that you would understand that Christianity itself is only a minor action or two away from all out war with itself.

    You here the Jewish complain about the mosque on top of temple mount.
    http://www.beingjewish.com/unchanged/rebuild.html
    The mosque on temple mount stops the third Jewish temple from being built that could possibly start a major war between Christianity and Jewish. People forget Christ of the Christian faith a rebel against the Second Temple of the Jewish .

    dougman this the the major problem idiots like you don’t understand. If you could wave a wand and remove all Islamic from earth over night we would basically have world war 3. We need the moderates of the islamic world to stay doing there good peace keeping jobs. I totally agree we don’t need the extremists of the Islamic or Christian or Jewish worlds.

    You could say Christian, Jewish and Islamic is in a very delicate balancing act push too far in the wrong directions will trigger disasters.

  5. dougman wrote, “when was Palestine established?”

    Joel Chapter 3 Verse 4 “Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;”

    So, the region was well known in biblical times and was called by that name in the time of King James.

    What is Israel doing on the West Bank and Gaza? Try driving to work in those regions. Freedom in Israel for Palestinians? Not likely. They are second-class citizens or hostages at best, as likely to be killed or tortured as respected.

  6. dougman says:

    Americans against the Teaparty?

    LOL… how far did you have to go down the Google search to pull that one out?

    This piece of work you linked to, attempts to combine the existence of FRINGE groups with very small membership with an organization with tens of thousands of ACTIVE SOLDIERS with an ideology that not only advocates for slavery, sexual slavery, capital punishment for sexual preferences such as homosexuality and gender inequality and suppression but actually enshrines those concepts into law.

    Quick, name one single Christian country where Slavery, Sexual Slavery and capital punishment for homosexuality is enshrined into law? Name just 1.

    Come on ham-bone, use your Google powers.

  7. dougman says:

    Disregarding all the other drivel stated as I said 2016, you do realize there is no official country called “Palestine”? Israel was established in 1948, when was Palestine established? Google and Wikipedia till you are blue in the face.

    “Sure, just tune into FOX network.”

    I do not watch T.V., and besides that, do you believe everything you see on T.V.?

    “There are ads and lots of commentary supporting Israel against the evil muslims of Palestine. They raise funds to support Israel’s military. You bet lots of that gets used to kill muslims. That’s the modern-day Crusade.” Sidenote: At least Capitilzie “Muslims”, you may offend them!

    Well gee, that happens when people tend to attack you. Obviously, you left out the most important part whereby, when Israel was created, instead of saying congratulations, the Arab League – representing five neighboring Arab states – declared war on Israel on the day of its creation, and five Arab armies invaded the with the aim of destroying the infant Jewish state.

    LOL..Israel is one of the most open societies in the world. Out of a population of 6.7 million, 1.1 million are Muslims, 130,000 are Christians, and 100,000 are Druze. All have equal voting rights — Israel is one of a very few place where Arab women have the right to vote, and Arabs currently hold 14 seats in the Knesset.

  8. oiaohm says:

    dougman as Robert pointed out leaving the faith when Christianity extreamist groups has got in charge of governments the result has been death sentences for those who attempt to leave the faith or those who refuse to join.

    http://aattp.org/here-are-8-christian-terrorist-organizations-that-equal-isis/
    This is a list of 8 current day extremely nasty so called Christian groups that we don’t want getting charge of any government let alone existing.

    Please note, people who leave the faith of Islam face state persecution, imprisonment, torture, and even execution, as well as violence, death threats, and ostracization from their own communities. Many ex-Muslims risk so-called honor killing, forced marriage, kidnap, and communal violence at the hands of their families for “bringing shame” on their community…..but it is a religion of “PEACE”.
    dougman this of yours replace Islam with “Lord’s Resistance Army” and ex-Muslims with “ex-Lord’s Resistance Army” and your statement changed is a understatement. To be truthful the Lord’s Resistance Army extremist group Christianity makes the most extreme islamic group look like angels.

    Here is something to wake up to everything you have been saying dougman is what a Lord’s Resistance Army and other extremist Christian groups recruiters says to get foreign fighters. Of course if you refuse to fight for them once they get you there they will execute you for going against the faith.

    The reality today is majority of Christianity today is ok if you go back in time there are points where 90 to 95 percent of Christianity was extremist. But the remaining Christian extremist groups still need to be exterminated.

    Here is something else to remember and it dead criticial. To prevent Christian vs Christian holy war over particular Christian holy locations Jerusalem in keys and access control is held by moderate Muslim/Islamic.

    dougman do you wish for Christian vs Christian holy war? Yes if you where successful in getting rid of all Islamic you are risking it. There are many cases where moderate Muslim/Islamic is used to end or stop Christian vs Christian problems.

    oiaohm, find me one Christian in 2016, that is running a crusade.
    The number of so called Christian in 2016 involved in a crusade of some form is in the millions about 0.00001 percent of the total global human population as you can see by Christian extremist groups. Yes we want that number to keep on growing 0 and getting smaller. Spreading directed hate at islamic instead of extremists no matter who they are risks taking out Islamic and have Christian extremist grow in their place.

    Basically dougman if you had pulled you head out sand and looked finding Christians involved in crusades is simple and that is the problem. People taking against Islamic when it comes to talking about Christianity you hear them say most over and over again because the answer is not all Christian groups that are better than Islamic some make the worst Islamic groups look harmless. You don’t see Islamic groups cutting a person into small pieces in ways that they suffer as long as possible as you find in the worst of the extremist Christians in operation today. Here is the really bad part is funds from USA Christian groups do find there way to some of the extremism Christian groups.

    dougman you have totally no understand of how bad religion extremist problem is. These were just Christian examples I can pull out Jewish current day examples as well as a few other religions. As civilised cultures we don’t want any of the extremist groups no matter the faith they own to.

  9. dougman wrote, “find me one Christian in 2016, that is running a crusade”.

    Sure, just tune into FOX network. There are ads and lots of commentary supporting Israel against the evil muslims of Palestine. They raise funds to support Israel’s military. You bet lots of that gets used to kill muslims. That’s the modern-day Crusade. The violent nut-cases use USA’s support of Israel since 1948 as an example of a Crusade in the modern era to recruit “fighters”. Israeli tactics to evict the Brits and to cleanse Palestine of muslims used/use all the same things as the murdering bastards: assassination, bombs, bullets, bombardment of civilian populations, and even suicidal attacks. It doesn’t matter the religion of nut-cases who believe they are right no matter what. They will do extreme things in the name of God/good/nationhood/whatever…

  10. dougman wrote, “people who leave the faith of Islam face state persecution, imprisonment, torture, and even execution, as well as violence, death threats, and ostracization from their own communities. Many ex-Muslims risk so-called honor killing, forced marriage, kidnap, and communal violence at the hands of their families for “bringing shame” on their community…..but it is a religion of “PEACE”.”

    The Pope once issued a death sentence for every resident of the Netherlands so that God could sort them out. Jim Jones persuaded ~1000 people that suicide was the way forward. I used to attend a church which ostracized any woman bold enough to wear red. Ever heard of the Reformation? Yes, lots of Christians killed other Christians, just because… The so-called muslims that dougman hates are trying to return Islam to such golden days of old. Islam isn’t buying it. So, get off your high horse. Islam has spawned a lot of good things in the world like much of early mathematics and astronomy. Muslims I’ve met aren’t interested in killing anyone. Those that do are a very tiny minority and do not represent Islam so stop pretending they do.

  11. dougman says:

    “Jihad matches Catholic church define of crusade being “Holy War””

    oiaohm, find me one Christian in 2016, that is running a crusade.

    Please note, people who leave the faith of Islam face state persecution, imprisonment, torture, and even execution, as well as violence, death threats, and ostracization from their own communities. Many ex-Muslims risk so-called honor killing, forced marriage, kidnap, and communal violence at the hands of their families for “bringing shame” on their community…..but it is a religion of “PEACE”.

    Yes, the religion of peace will have you murdered for drawing Muhammad.

  12. oiaohm says:

    Also, Jihad is part of orthodox Islam, which also opposes the separation of religious law and the state. That makes it very different from Christianity, which theologically postpones the enforcement of religious law into the afterlife and so can theologically co-exist with secular governments, such as the United States government.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_war
    This is wrong as usual Jihad has other names in other religions meaning close to exactly the same thing. In fact one form of Christianity contains it that happens to be one of the Orthodox Christianity types being Catholic. Jihad matches Catholic church define of crusade being “Holy War” (bellum sacrum) this holy war problem is what caused problems in ireland and other places with Catholic vs protestant attempting to physically wipe each other out and jewish Milkhemet Mitzvah what is basically the same thing. So you want to ban Mulism for having holy war in their texts you have to ban all Catholic and Jewish as well. Anyone following any of the idea of Holy war be they Catholic, Jewish, Musim/Islamic or some other religion we don’t want them. Targeting the Islamic based as the only ones with this problem is wrong at least 3 religion groups people need to be checked for this problem possibly more if we spend time doing proper due diligence.

    The surveys Bill Maher was quoting by the numbers from Egypt have a problem.
    http://web.stanford.edu/~blaydes/Veil3.pdf
    dougman read work out nightmare. You cannot perform a survey in Egypt and get anything other than Muslim like answers. Egypt Christians and other regions will respond with the most hard Muslim line even that they are not Muslim and it totally not true.

    Uhhh… perhaps you are not aware that Islam in Egypt is the dominant religion, with ~80 million Muslims and comprising 90% of the population
    So these numbers mean nothing. The ones in Egypt giving non hard line answers will be Muslims. And a percentage of the answer that are hard-line with be other faiths lieing there heads off answering what they believe would be the Muslim expected answer.

    So you have fairly that survey in Egypt was a survey of Muslims and people pretending to be Muslims so not a real representation at all. Standford run a check on how correct the egypt surveys are in that PDF linked to so basically completely flawed. They are more a survey of what people think based on the interviewers dressed with a little bits of religion bias mixed in on what those religions believe Muslims would say.

    What is the problem here. Egypt has Blasphemy law forget surveying over religion topics in Egypt and expect true answers. Of course those wanting to attack Islam will take surveys from Islamic countries with Blasphemy law and not mention one the law or two how it massively biased the results making the answers totally worthless unless you are after extreme muslim like answers what no other data backs for the area.

    Fun one in the PDF I could not find was were someone asked a check able question how often to they go to church/mosque in Egypt it was good and funny the survey said there should be 20 times more people in churches and mosques per day than there really are. At that point truthful answers in Egypt question based survey numbers forget it. This is one of the survey question to find out how free people feel to speak their mind in a country.

    Considering that Islam, is just as old as Judaism and older the Christianity, it sure seems that the followers of Mohammed are dimwitted folk and have not changed one-iota.
    Some of the Islamic groups have not change one bit but some groups of the Islamic have changed just as much as most of the modern Jewish have and come just as moderate.

    So calling them dimwitted folk as a total group is wrong. I would say the ones that have not reformed are just sheep who don’t want to think about what they should be doing.

    This is the problem dougman you need to learn to look stuff up. There are a lot of islamic problems like Jihad that appear in other religions under different names but fairly much mean exactly the same thing. This is why I say we have a religion problem because we multi religions contain features we want forever banned that might be named slightly differently but are exactly the same thing and cause exactly the same set of nightmares.

  13. dougman says:

    “dougman again quoting something like Bill Maher not being properly fact checked. Do note that those surveys from Egypt if find them they were only done on Muslim population.”

    Uhhh… perhaps you are not aware that Islam in Egypt is the dominant religion, with ~80 million Muslims and comprising 90% of the population https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/eg.html

    “dougman please take the time to-do a bit more history study on the common religions in the USA and how they have changed.”

    Considering that Islam, is just as old as Judaism and older the Christianity, it sure seems that the followers of Mohammed are dimwitted folk and have not changed one-iota.

    Also, Jihad is part of orthodox Islam, which also opposes the separation of religious law and the state. That makes it very different from Christianity, which theologically postpones the enforcement of religious law into the afterlife and so can theologically co-exist with secular governments, such as the United States government. https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Qur'an,_Hadith_and_Scholars:Jihad

  14. oiaohm says:

    dougman again quoting something like Bill Maher not being properly fact checked. Do note that those surveys from Egypt if find them they were only done on Muslim population. It showed that there is a percentage of Muslim of believe closer to compatible or compatible to USA and other places.

    Please note stoning to death of people for sex crimes are written in jewish texts but current day jewish people don’t believe that practice should be carried out.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_and_corporal_punishment_in_Judaism
    Punishments under Judaism texts for adultery is stoning to death or being burnt to death or strangulation. Yet you will find no current day jewish people saying these should be done. Because they have systemically altered their culture over time.

    Yes Bill Maher over looks that not all the population in the USA is Christian. Some religions have reformed themselves over time like Judaism.

    You have to remember like in slavery and not giving rights to women other things were classes as acceptable by large percentages of Christians populations back in time. People forgot the that insane cases were run that slaves populations from particular areas were not even human in some Christian countries to try to keep the slave trade going. Working with the percentages that did not like slavery over time changed it and it was not a fast process. I am saying that we should accept all Islamic calling people behaviours no I don’t.

    Thing that is simple to forget about religions is how much religions in fact changed over time dougman and how much religions will keep on changing. This is why saying all X religion group is bad is wrong. Every religion group is made up of shades of grey from acceptable to completely evil. X list of behaviours and believes we don’t want is better. Like we don’t want jewish in future to return to stoning people to death either. I can pull out other religions in the USA who have changed a lot over time. Today those religions are a lot nicer than they were like 100 to 200 years ago.

    So your idea of Spot On dougman is that it matches you point of view not the documentation about what each religion has in it texts as acceptable and how the groups inside it take it. Remember Christianity comes as the first break away branch from Judaism that says as word of Christ to perform an execution only a person with no sin can take part. Name a human with no sin of some form they don’t exist. So if USA was truly Christian there would be no executions ever. The reality Australia by law is a more Christian country than the USA. Yes USA with its death penalty really is not in any position to complain about other countries doing it.

    There are a lot of things were we do need even with what Christian texts say and what so called Christian countries do don’t line up. Death penalty and being a Christian country just does not work.

    Its not just Muslims who have a religion disaster problem. If someone took the worst lines out of Christianity and applied them women and other groups would have a very bad time.
    http://www.christianbiblereference.org/faq_womensrights.htm
    This would be another very good read for you dougman. Times in Christian history women were forced to wear veil or shave all their hair off. Lucky that section is not carried out today.

    Yes Bill Maher was right that large percentage of current day Christians don’t believe a lot of things any more but that has taken centuries of gradual reform. Is the anything that stops Islamic culture being altered over time the answer is most no. One thing that does not help is calling all Islamic culture bad and not promoting the sections of Islamic culture that are compatible. Its normally impossible to completely nuke a religion but it is possible over time to make a major part of a religion believe that doing horible things is not acceptable.

    dougman please take the time to-do a bit more history study on the common religions in the USA and how they have changed. Then you will start seeing there is ways to change islamic cultures without attempting ban them out right.

    The reality we don’t want radical christians, jewish or most other religions either because they would be as bad as worst current day islamic. From my point of view we have a over all religion problem. If a person follows any religion radically not moderate they are mostly a nightmare for everyone.

  15. dougman says:

    I don’t agree with Bill Maher much, but this is SPOT ON…

  16. dougman says:

    I can see Google buying this outfit out and offering this as a solution later down the road, when Android and ChromeOS is merged.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andromium/the-superbook-turn-your-smartphone-into-a-laptop-f/

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