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by Beta-guy
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blu-ray on Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 5
Views: 6690

Re: Blu-ray on Raspberry Pi?

I was wondering what performance the Pi is capable of for watching Blu-ray movies (USB BD drive, and I think VLC 2.0 supports BD Movies) is this possible? what's it like?
by Beta-guy
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: voltage question
Replies: 7
Views: 2137

Re: voltage question

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Juts curious: is it specified on the supply as 5.3V or have you measured it? If the latter: you can safely use it. Idle supplies are 95% of the time above their nominal voltage. If specified you should be carefull as a lot of supplies are +/-10% so 5.3+10%=5.83V which...
by Beta-guy
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: voltage question
Replies: 7
Views: 2137

Re: voltage question

<t>I have a USB changer that gives 2 Amps at 5.3 volts, I know too much amps won't damage the the device as the device will use only what it needs, but my question is can the Raspberry pi handle 5.3 volts? I'm trying to get USB chager that give 2 amps, and 5 volts, but this is the best one I got, ot...
by Beta-guy
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: learning to program
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: learning to program

my history with programming is poor at the moment, I did some Basic on a Vic20 for a science fair (with alot of help from my father), and some VB. one of the big things with the Raspberry pi is encouraging us to program. how can I best go about learning how to program?
by Beta-guy
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: any updates from RS components?
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: any updates from RS components?

sadly I didn't get the manufacturing hiccup e-mail nothing in my spam folder either... I hope I hear from them soon.
by Beta-guy
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: any updates from RS components?
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: any updates from RS components?

last update I got was regarding if I was or wasn't in the group of the first batch able to order. it's been a little while since then I was just wondering if anyone else got any more recent contact from RS Components...
by Beta-guy
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Amount of RAM
Replies: 22
Views: 8337

Re: Amount of RAM

is it possible to make a Raspberry pi without ram, just a ram slot for a DDR/DDR2/DDR3 SODIMM module?
by Beta-guy
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Final Confirmations?
Replies: 64
Views: 13967

Re: RS Final Confirmations?

SN said:


I got the 'non exciting' email from RS today too - I was f**ked by non-entry of company name at about 6.02'ish and by then it was too late...



I think I just put N/A for company...
by Beta-guy
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Final Confirmations?
Replies: 64
Views: 13967

Re: RS Final Confirmations?

I got the e-mail, I'm in Alberta Canada.
by Beta-guy
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 38525

Re: RS Components

<t>Agreed, the problem is the foundation had a choice, keep doing 10k batches the process would be slower, but the control would be kept with the foundation, however they chose to speed things up, but this comes at a cost. I do think they should have gone with other companies (if they really wanted ...
by Beta-guy
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 38525

Re: RS Components

I registered interest and got the e-mail, I'm hoping I get one of the first batch... how are they going to maintain the serial numbers correctly with 2 different manufacturers?
by Beta-guy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Person, Address, or credit card?
Replies: 8
Views: 1891

Re: Person, Address, or credit card?

John Beetem said:


scep said:


It's actually limited by first name - so if you are called "John", get in there quick.



Yikes!  Can't they do it by last name instead?



either way I'm screwed...
by Beta-guy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Person, Address, or credit card?
Replies: 8
Views: 1891

Re: Person, Address, or credit card?

<r>we all know that the first batch is going to have a limit per order. Problem is there is conflicting information floating around. <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Buying_Guide">http://elinux.org/RPi_Buying_Guide</URL> says it's limited per address, this would help those with a home address and a u...
by Beta-guy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 232465

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

I'm going to create a recovery image of the SD card for the pi, when I'll use the pi for experimenting and learning about how to use Linux. one day, I'll avoid Windows and OSX like the plague.

once I have that down, I'll set it up as a server or something...
by Beta-guy
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rob, Eben, David, hardware (pic)
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: Rob, Eben, David, hardware (pic)

I'm kinda curious what the specs were during development and how it progressed to the final spec... it's cool seeing some of the people behind the Pi...

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