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I have a Sharp Zaurus of the original, pre-Linux generation. It has a really strange (but inventive, in a very 90s way) OS and reportedly runs on a Sharp-specific CPU architecture.

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That seems odd - I'd assume it was some sort of ARM SoC like nearly every other PDA of that era.

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And don't forget fridges - we gotta have cold beer laugh

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Originally Posted By R. Belmont
Emulating things with connectivity is also an excellent way to get the project sued out of existence. I'd avoid iPods until The Steve comes up with something better, and phones for current GSM/CDMA networks until those technologies are retired.

Which iPods though? Apple pretty quickly likes to regard iPods as obsolete and replace them with newer models... and quite a lot of suckers buy into the constant upgrades (on the other hand, I know someone who still has a second-generation iPod).

It's a fine line, considering that even iPod Video is considered obsolete and old by Apple.

I don't know what really would go into emulating an iPod... the hard disk's firmware is quite easy to copy (dd if=/dev/sdc of=file ...), but there's also a fail-safe firmware stored in ROM that might be difficult to dump, i don't know for sure.

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I'd draw the line in the vicinity of "does the current iTunes recognize it and sync to it". AFAIK all iPods ever made still work with current iTunes, and we'd need the boot ROMs anyway (disk images aren't sufficient).

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Originally Posted By robbbert
And don't forget fridges - we gotta have cold beer laugh


I think we could use GPU power to emulate an oven, just to have a nice pizza along the beers :D:D

Anyway, modern nVidia cards already draw up to two power connectors... ^___^

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And don't forget fridges - we gotta have cold beer laugh


I think we could use GPU power to emulate an oven, just to have a nice pizza along the beers :D:D

Anyway, modern nVidia cards already draw up to two power connectors... ^___^

Hey What About VCRs, Beta, and.... OH, 8 track tape. grin


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