On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 09:30:40PM -0400, Derrik Walker v2.0 wrote: >On 04/23/2016 04:57 PM, Jim Brain wrote: >>Given the recent Coleco fiasco, I know many are not optimistic about >>this project. When I saw the project, specs had not been noted. IF >>it is indeed an ARM-based unit, I think many will question the >>utility of a design that can probably be replicated with a RPI3, a >>KeyRah, and a gutted C64 case. >> >>Jim > >Coleco fiasco? I missed that one. But I will say, I do have the >Coleco flashback in my flashback collection. It's pretty cool. I missed the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleco_Chameleon too. It would have been interesting if it had been true, emulating a wide range of hardware. But I wonder if it had had any real advantage over pre-existing open hardware, such as http://pyra-handheld.com/ or its predecessor Pandora. There seem to be many fraudsters who are after crowdfunding. The Coleco Chameleon seems to follow the same pattern as the Anonabox router https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router which was relabeled existing hardware. Surprisingly, after all the publicity, it had a â€˜successfullyâ€™ relaunch on Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/anonabox-access-deep-web-tor-privacy-router https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/2jjrd6/anonabox_is_no_more_or_how_to_build_your_own https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/2j9caq/anonabox_tor_router_box_is_false_representation http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-anonabox-went-from-privacy-savior-to-scam-in-less-than-a-week I am worried that scammers like this are hurting the crowdfunding of hardware projects. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-04-24 07:00:02
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