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    A case of polls!

    Gettier out of here. :-)
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    A case of polls!

    The only thing that you can know is that you are thinking: All the rest is based upon assumptions about the relationship between your thoughts and the 'real' world.
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    Production Pyra photos/videos/thoughts thread

    Throttling the cpu on a per-app basis is indeed possible now. Start reading from this post: https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/preparing-for-a-prototype.76956/page-33#post-1667599 tl;dr Use cgroups. Set up is a 'bit finicky', but the capability is built in to Linux.
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    A case of polls!

    My congratulations too. It might even be more efficient than the mass production at CERN, making W-boson pairs from photons.
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    Production Pyra photos/videos/thoughts thread

    Ah well, I only made a suggestion. I can well understand that some would prefer a rainbow of colours, or even just red/orange/green. Technically, it would be possible to combine both approaches e.g. fast-flashing red, slow-blinking orange, steady green. Customisable sounds good. Frankly, just a...
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    Production Pyra photos/videos/thoughts thread

    Well done for finding the hardware bug! It makes life complicated for ED. I guess he will need to collect together all the known bugs and work out whether it is a good use of time and resources to produce a revised hardware that resolves the known bugs. I do not envy him that decision.
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    Production Pyra photos/videos/thoughts thread

    Not brilliant for people who are colour-blind. I would suggest using blinking, with different rhythms and/or mark-space ratios to indicate battery level. Off - charger not plugged in, unpowered, or otherwise not working. Mostly off with one short flash per second: Between zero and 25% Mostly off...
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    It's software this time!

    No, just extremely good at procrastination.
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    It's software this time!

    Actually, its even worse. There are 12 inches to the foot, and 12 pennies to the shilling*, but 20 shillings to the pound (21 to the guinea), 14 pounds to the stone, 112 pounds to the hundredweight, 20 hundredweights to the ton, 8 pints to the gallon, and 16⁺ 20 (Imperial) fluid ounces to the...
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    It's software this time!

    Naturally we should be using base e.
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    It's software this time!

    Stuff and nonsense. Base-10 counting systems were used as far back as the Minoan civilisation (before 1500 BCE), and position-based notation using a symbol for zero was in widespread use in India sometime before the 9th century CE. Scientists certainly used base-10/metric before the French...
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    It's software this time!

    Unlikely, as I'm not in the USA. On the other hand if I count to 6 holding my palm oriented towards my face, I risk insulting Brits.
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    It's software this time!

    You can count up to 31 on each hand. (Binary). Also, many number systems are vigesimal. The Mayan number system was basically vigesimal, and there are remnants of vigesimal in Danish, French and English counting systems (think of the King James Bible setting the lifespan of a man to threescore...
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    Where are we now?

    Frankly, arguing about the colour and material of the logo is bikeshedding and reminds me of Douglas Adams' descriptions of the denizens of the B-ark sitting in a focus group trying to determine what colour a wheel should be*. The important thing is to get the Pyras built and distributed - all...
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    Where are we now?

    The emissivity of materials in the IR specturm is often wildly different to the visual spectrum colour. The colour of household heating radiators is probably negligibly correlated with their infrared emissivity, and the same is likely true of the Pyra coating. To quote the Wikipedia article:
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