[E3-hacking] The BeagleBoard. (Was: Running an IRC bot on the E3)

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Sun Aug 10 10:14:17 BST 2008


Matt Evans wrote:
> I had originally ordered it from Digi-Key to the USA (with the view
> to picking it up there at some point) but they noticed I had a UK
> billing address, phoned up and declared they'd changed their minds and
> they DO ship to the UK now.  (It was originally marked as export
> restricted!)  So, they sent it via UPS courier to me for a total of  
> £82+VAT (which works out about £10 more than the dollar price  
> including $5 shipping to 'somewhere in the US').  Not too bad, I  
> thought.

No, not too bad.  I found
which seems to match at GBP81.95.

Jasmine Strong wrote:
> On 9 Aug 2008, at 10:30, Matt Evans wrote:
> > Of course it was an impulse buy and I don't actually have a use for
> > it yet, but I figure something will occur... :D  (MythTV/DVB MPEG2
> > player for upstairs over WiFi, or playstation emulator or
> > something?) :)
> I was planning to use one as a desktop PC.  Given that all I ever seem
> to do on my desktop machine is play video, read email and surf web,
> there's very little I couldn't do on a Cortex-A8 at less than one
> watt, that I can do on this Mac at a couple of hundred...

This would also be my main interest.  Kind of like a Koolu.



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