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how about just "?"-ower (ie, power but using the greek letter for 'pi' instead?)
"?" is a letter denoting a universal mathematical constant, something really recognizable. Or some other similar form.

So, ?-ower for 1st model, ?-ower^2 (or ?^2-ower) for 2nd model, etc

Just an idea.

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yup, that's me :)

https://github.com/markos/FFmpeg

I'm getting 5-10% on average (though I got more in some clips), and I think I can get more than that. I'll contribute the patches back to both ffmpeg/libav when I'm done.

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Gnu/Linux Distros / Re: Free Gnu/Linux Distributions
« on: January 28, 2015, 06:20:08 PM »
No offence, but 3 out of those are based on Debian (well, Knoppix/Ubuntu but in the end it comes down to Debian support). Others on fedora (which does not have ppc as a prime arch anymore), and arch (which I have no idea about). I'd rather spend the time with distros that actually care about the arch (like Debian) and still have it as a prime architecture. With enough interest it might retrigger other distros to follow suit, but we certainly can't support more than a couple -speaking for myself, I intend to work only on Debian, not even Ubuntu.

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libretto was the name of an old toshiba netbook. I'd just wait for an actual board before worrying about the name though :)

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Gnu/Linux Distros / Re: POSIX / Open Source Reference
« on: January 10, 2015, 01:12:28 PM »
I'd like to state that with such hardware available, I would be able to push for ppc64 to be included in Debian officially. This would benefit most other ppc64 ports as well.

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there is a catch with e6500 little endian mode, Altivec unit does not support LE, so we would be left with a cpu without Altivec. And e6500's altivec is a revamped Altivec + extra instructions but quite different than IBM's VSX -which can run in both big and little endian mode.

Given the cpu choice, and since I wouldn't want to lose the Altivec unit, I'd go for big endian and on my part work on the ppc64 port in Debian, rather than try to use the ppc64le one -which probably wouldn't need lots of extra work anyway.

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