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I added the full spec list from the bluwiki page with minor updates and changes.  I did not update any of the existing links, though.  This ''really'' needs to get done. [[User:Chip|Chip]] 02:22, 15 April 2008 (CEST)
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== mp3 playing time - 100hrs or 20? ==
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Concerning [http://pandorawiki.org/index.php?title=Pandora&diff=3566&oldid=3563 this edit], I realize that 100 hrs may be unrealistic, but where does the "20 hrs" figure even come from? Was it just pulled out of a hat? [[User:Esn|Esn]] 20:24, 6 September 2010 (MEST)
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::Yes, looks like it was a rather odd guess. Currently, I measure 17 hours [[Power_modes]]. Claiming that it is impossible to ever get anywhere near to 2 or 3 times that just shows a poor understanding of where the power management is at the moment. --[[User:Tsh|Tsh]] 03:11, 7 September 2010 (MEST)
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:After starting exaile with a fully charged battery and playing music for a few minutes, when I opened the lid again the battery meter told me I had 19.5 hours left.  I didn't leave it on to see if it really lasted that long. --[[User:Nyan|Nyan]] 10:07, 7 September 2010 (MEST)
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::The whole point of the '100' hours, and the quote from the forum is that with good power management, and if the DSP can be used to play music (with minimal support from the main CPU), some tasks can be optimised - it is not a reflection of the current state.--[[User:Tsh|Tsh]] 10:14, 7 September 2010 (MEST)
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:::Yeah, well, Craig is overly optimistic about a lot of things. --[[User:Nyan|Nyan]] 10:20, 7 September 2010 (MEST)
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100 hours is clearly BS.  This page is not about speculation anyway, so I removed that. &mdash; [[Image:Spiralofhope-logo-016.png]] [[User:Spiralofhope|spiralofhope]] / <sup>[[User_Talk:Spiralofhope|(talk)]]</sup> 10:32, 20 June 2012 (CEST)
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== Improving readability/accuracy ==
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A few things to discuss:
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* '''Input:''' "''Directional pad will be a D-pad.''" We probably don't want to keep that sentence as is. The "''will''" part is pointless, and making it current would give "''Directional pad is a D-pad''", which would be clumsy at best. Any idea ?
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* '''Connectivity:''' "''802.11b/g (Wi-Fi) included. USB host included. USB-on-the-go (one-port host and client) included''" What's the point of having wifi, usb host, and USB OTG on the same line ? Also, OTG is already mentionned on the third line.
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--[[User:British|British]] 14:15, 29 September 2010 (MEST)
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:These errors are due to carelessness on my part from when I changed the wording to be past tense after the Pandora started shipping. Also, I don't agree with changing "Mass" to "Weight". Weight is a measurement of force the acts on an object. Grams is a measurement of an objects mass. --[[User:Cheese|Cheese]] 06:25, 4 October 2010 (MEST)
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::I know what you mean, but I suspect the point of the Pandora wiki is not to allow people to 'correctly' understand physical concepts. Now take just about *any* package sold in your mall or whatnot, and read it... how many times do you see 'mass' instead of the commonly used 'weight' (just like the link on that line) ? Let's be realistic. --[[User:British|British]] 11:34, 4 October 2010 (MEST)
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:::Point taken, most things use "weight". Although I think anyone looking at this page can make sense of the information given regardless of what it's labelled, so it doesn't really matter. I just like to be as correct or accurate as I can rather than following colloquial convention. --[[User:Cheese|Cheese]] 20:38, 4 October 2010 (MEST)
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== to reintegrate later ==
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* A ROM bootloader, making it "unbrickable".
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* Real-time clock (RTC) built in, to keep track of time: [http://www.gp32x.com/board/index.php?s=&showtopic=38155&view=findpost&p=568882]
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I wasn't sure where these should go, so I'm dumping them here so the knowledge isn't lost. &mdash; [[Image:Spiralofhope-logo-016.png]] [[User:Spiralofhope|spiralofhope]] / <sup>[[User_Talk:Spiralofhope|(talk)]]</sup> 10:28, 20 June 2012 (CEST)

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mp3 playing time - 100hrs or 20?

Concerning this edit, I realize that 100 hrs may be unrealistic, but where does the "20 hrs" figure even come from? Was it just pulled out of a hat? Esn 20:24, 6 September 2010 (MEST)

Yes, looks like it was a rather odd guess. Currently, I measure 17 hours Power_modes. Claiming that it is impossible to ever get anywhere near to 2 or 3 times that just shows a poor understanding of where the power management is at the moment. --Tsh 03:11, 7 September 2010 (MEST)
After starting exaile with a fully charged battery and playing music for a few minutes, when I opened the lid again the battery meter told me I had 19.5 hours left. I didn't leave it on to see if it really lasted that long. --Nyan 10:07, 7 September 2010 (MEST)
The whole point of the '100' hours, and the quote from the forum is that with good power management, and if the DSP can be used to play music (with minimal support from the main CPU), some tasks can be optimised - it is not a reflection of the current state.--Tsh 10:14, 7 September 2010 (MEST)
Yeah, well, Craig is overly optimistic about a lot of things. --Nyan 10:20, 7 September 2010 (MEST)

100 hours is clearly BS. This page is not about speculation anyway, so I removed that. — Spiralofhope-logo-016.png spiralofhope / (talk) 10:32, 20 June 2012 (CEST)

Improving readability/accuracy

A few things to discuss:

  • Input: "Directional pad will be a D-pad." We probably don't want to keep that sentence as is. The "will" part is pointless, and making it current would give "Directional pad is a D-pad", which would be clumsy at best. Any idea ?
  • Connectivity: "802.11b/g (Wi-Fi) included. USB host included. USB-on-the-go (one-port host and client) included" What's the point of having wifi, usb host, and USB OTG on the same line ? Also, OTG is already mentionned on the third line.

--British 14:15, 29 September 2010 (MEST)

These errors are due to carelessness on my part from when I changed the wording to be past tense after the Pandora started shipping. Also, I don't agree with changing "Mass" to "Weight". Weight is a measurement of force the acts on an object. Grams is a measurement of an objects mass. --Cheese 06:25, 4 October 2010 (MEST)
I know what you mean, but I suspect the point of the Pandora wiki is not to allow people to 'correctly' understand physical concepts. Now take just about *any* package sold in your mall or whatnot, and read it... how many times do you see 'mass' instead of the commonly used 'weight' (just like the link on that line) ? Let's be realistic. --British 11:34, 4 October 2010 (MEST)
Point taken, most things use "weight". Although I think anyone looking at this page can make sense of the information given regardless of what it's labelled, so it doesn't really matter. I just like to be as correct or accurate as I can rather than following colloquial convention. --Cheese 20:38, 4 October 2010 (MEST)

to reintegrate later

  • A ROM bootloader, making it "unbrickable".
  • Real-time clock (RTC) built in, to keep track of time: [1]

I wasn't sure where these should go, so I'm dumping them here so the knowledge isn't lost. — Spiralofhope-logo-016.png spiralofhope / (talk) 10:28, 20 June 2012 (CEST)