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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] talos


From: Arthur Torrey
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] talos
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:20:54 -0500 (EST)

I looked at the Talos and thought that it was really nice in concept, but WAY 
out of my price range...

Alex is right about the cost factors and scale, etc., and that the target price 
isn't unreasonable for the scope of the project...  But at the same time, I 
will say "Not My Problem" - as my issue is how much money is in MY wallet, and 
the bottom line is what can *I* afford...  Even the EOMA68 is marginal, 
especially given what I've read about it's performance....

I can buy (or even trash pick) several 'trailing edge' Wintel laptop or desktop 
systems, and get them to at least moderately free states for less than what an 
EOMA68 costs, let alone the amount needed to get a functional Talos box....

Basically while the Talos idea is great, I'm forced by personal economics to 
say not until it is price competitive with non-free hardware, and I suspect the 
same applies to a lot of us...

ART

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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:00:48 +0000
From: Alexander Stephen Thomas Ross <address@hidden>
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Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] talos
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Regarding peoples "moans":

Small scale, combined with high tech, cutting edge is $$$$$$, meaning
lots and lots of money.

$3.7mill doesnt sound that bad for a new high end arch. i would expect
intel,amd,via to spend at least twice that much and even then i guess im
thinking small, its probably more? idk, just a supission basied on my
understanding from reading lukes posts from the rhombus-tech project
(eoma68).
<SNIP>

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