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by expandables
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock dead at 42
Replies: 14
Views: 2113

Re: Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock dead at 42

expandables, I was hoping not to get into the circumstances of Ian's end. We, as yet, have no idea as to the reality of what happened. Perhaps we never will. Also, remember that anyone of us can become a "crazy person" at anytime. For all kinds of reasons. The human brain is just another bodily org...
by expandables
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock dead at 42
Replies: 14
Views: 2113

Re: Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock dead at 42

The "Guru" sounds like a crazy person.
"Murdock was also threatening to kill himself."
:shock:
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by expandables
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is your current PC/OS
Replies: 69
Views: 11804

Re: What is your current PC/OS

blc, We've done this platform/OS argument so... many... times... Yes. We have to keep at it though. So many people haven't seen the light yet. :) Trust me if they saw the light they would be blind :lol: I tried to get some one i know that has a slow pc to use lubuntu and they was very frustrated wi...
by expandables
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why is the Raspbian so large?
Replies: 31
Views: 2347

Re: Why is the Raspbian so large?

I meant supported versions of Windows, not their old unsupported and unsupportable versions. Best of luck running a copy of XP on the public internet, it's about four minutes before that thing will be hacked to destruction. Best of luck of running Raspbian with port forwarding and the username|pass...
by expandables
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Useless post
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: Useless post

ame wrote:I saw the title and thought it was expandables again.
I guess i can't mention anything about your leader or my comment will be deleted :lol:
by expandables
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Android with GPU driver: baby steps
Replies: 7
Views: 4982

Re: Android with GPU driver: baby steps

Nice work you guys/gals are doing on getting android functional on the rpi.
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by expandables
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is your current PC/OS
Replies: 69
Views: 11804

Re: What is your current PC/OS

Woll wrote:
Most of the people I know are moving away from PC's and Windows and changing towards smartphones and tablet's for everyday computer usage. Microsoft may have had its day.
You are right, and i agree that most people in Cloud Cuckoo Land are moving away from windows.
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by expandables
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Useless post
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: Useless post

ame wrote:Ah, there it is.
"Ah, there it is", don't worry i will always be here i have "unlimited" access to the internet :lol:
by expandables
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is your current PC/OS
Replies: 69
Views: 11804

Re: What is your current PC/OS

kusti8 wrote:The reason people don't use Linux is because it didn't start out as user friendly and there's nobody to push the manufacturers to use Linux. Android is a skinned Linux, meaning lots of bloat.
Ubuntu has a lot of bloat as well, but "if the shoe fits wear it".
by expandables
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is your current PC/OS
Replies: 69
Views: 11804

Re: What is your current PC/OS

I'm thinking of it. I don't you my laptop alot anymore. Microsoft have lost so much ground. Computers and computer usage have changed and Microsoft hasn't kept up. Windows seems to heavy. I wouldn't buy Apple as there too expensive. Windows isn't "heavy" buy a decent i7 computer with an ssd and you...
by expandables
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is your current PC/OS
Replies: 69
Views: 11804

Re: What is your current PC/OS

BMS Doug wrote:
expandables wrote:

My laptop is valued over $1000k
you have a million dollar laptop?
(k indicates that the number is to be multiplied by 1000).
Yea i got some photos of myself on it so its valuable!
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by expandables
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is your current PC/OS
Replies: 69
Views: 11804

Re: What is your current PC/OS

I'm thinking of it. I don't you my laptop alot anymore. Microsoft have lost so much ground. Computers and computer usage have changed and Microsoft hasn't kept up. Windows seems to heavy. I wouldn't buy Apple as there too expensive. Windows isn't "heavy" buy a decent i7 computer with an ssd and you...
by expandables
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What is your current PC/OS
Replies: 69
Views: 11804

Re: What is your current PC/OS

Woll wrote:Is it worth upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10?
It is more than worth it, because windows 10 feels more like a desktop environment than a touch base "smart phone" .
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by expandables
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Bash script help. Thanks!
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Bash script help. Thanks!

rpdom wrote:pidof?
Lets say the pidof of vlc
by expandables
Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Bash script help. Thanks!
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Bash script help. Thanks!

rpdom wrote:You can use ps if you know the PID of the process

Code: Select all

rpdom@oz:~$ ps -o etime= -p 10962
      06:31
Yea thanks i know about that but is there a way to write a script that will always be able to find the pid of the running program and kill it at a specific time.
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by expandables
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Bash script help. Thanks!
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Bash script help. Thanks!

Is there a way to tell if a program has been running for x amount of time for example 1 minute and if it has been running that long kill it.
For example I play a livestream with omxplayer and i want to stop it in a specific time frame.
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by expandables
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Useless post
Replies: 12
Views: 1527

Re: Useless post

Douglas6 wrote:I'm just trying to hit 2000 posts by New Year's.
Great just tell me when so i can PM you with achievement unlocked :lol:
by expandables
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Turn your PI Zero into a hero(Robot)
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Turn your PI Zero into a hero(Robot)

Here is a good robot simulator for you to start prototyping http://www.coppeliarobotics.com/index.html
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by expandables
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Next Pi for just $3 (Pricing leaked)
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Re: Next Pi for just $3 (Pricing leaked)

Does it come with the "Shells with cheese"?
I know it doesn't have "Deez Nuts" :lol:
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by expandables
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is Arch included in NOOBS?
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Is Arch included in NOOBS?

If you are looking for a "Noobs" like feature where it has different OSes, then Expandables recommends Berry Boot.
http://www.berryterminal.com/doku.php/berryboot
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by expandables
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Jessie + Kodi +1080 videos
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: Raspbian Jessie + Kodi +1080 videos

Hi all. I am unable to play 1080 resolution videos on my raspberry pi, on Kodi installed on a vanilla raspbian. I've purchased the codecs thinking that was the problem but once "installed" issue remains. What I'm doing wrong?? Thanks in advance. Regards. Put this in your config file gpu_freq=500 Th...
by expandables
Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Before I Buy
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Before I Buy

I'd like to be able to take this to work or out of a trip and just play my childhood favorites whenever I like. Thanks for the help in advance. It's cool that you want to retro game and make a N64 but the N64 replica will not work well, because the emulator can only play a limited amount of games. ...
by expandables
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What will you be learning next year?
Replies: 1
Views: 433

What will you be learning next year?

Expandables will be buying some Robotic kits and Arduinos and will be learning some assembly language.
Oh yea, how can i forget that Expandables will be "touching up" on some English language. :lol:
by expandables
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it crazy to start a business enabled by raspberry PI
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: Is it crazy to start a business enabled by raspberry PI

I had a course on entrepreneurship and the lecturer was mainly talking about net-loss and net-income. The question you should be asking yourself is this, can you start a profitable business with a product base on the Raspberry PI.
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by expandables
Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best age for Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 4002

Re: Best age for Pi

I'm considering giving my nephew a Pi for Xmas along with the the Adventures in Minecraft book. He's 9 years old and loves Minecraft but doesn't use a PC other than playing games. His parents aren't that tech literate. Do you think the Minecraft book will be too much for him? How about turning the ...

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