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by Oskar
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lighting An LED
Replies: 73
Views: 6716

Re: Lighting An LED

Once upon a time there was a lovely little thread where a beginner asked for help. Everyone was pleasant and supportive, and no one called anyone else names or had snide little digs. People thanked each other for the help and it all worked out splendidly.

The end.
by Oskar
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer
Replies: 539
Views: 97498

Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Hiding the info in some separate FAQ is not stating it clearly IMHO... Yes, well based on your previous posts on the forum we are quite aware that your "humble opinion" consists mainly of Pi bashing. Eg: Why I am forced to buy from some BS distributor that has totally ridiculous prices? What we Fin...
by Oskar
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RbPi Foundation's strategy doesn't make sense to me
Replies: 57
Views: 4382

Re: RbPi Foundation's strategy doesn't make sense to me

RbPi foundation have taken the stance of not caring what the hobbyists and industrial customers want ... With a straw man of that magnitude as your opener I'm surprised anyone replied at all (or read any further). You have no idea what the Foundation's strategy is and without evidence your attack j...
by Oskar
Sun May 10, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: In search of a quiet mini-computer
Replies: 94
Views: 10569

Re: In search of a quiet mini-computer

I'm as scientific as they come, yet I have had success dowsing for pipes under lawns, and my father who used to work for the Environmental agency also used dowsing rods with some success. Not controlled conditions of course, but I did find the pipes first time, and they were in an unexpected/non-ob...
by Oskar
Sun May 10, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: In search of a quiet mini-computer
Replies: 94
Views: 10569

Re: In search of a quiet mini-computer

...Also of note is some peoples reported ability to pre-empt a mobile phone ringing Links to peer reviewed studies please. (No, Rupert Sheldrake does not count, nor do anecdotes.) Note that if people can actually do this they would win the million dollar prize that clive links to above. No, they wo...
by Oskar
Sat May 09, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: In search of a quiet mini-computer
Replies: 94
Views: 10569

Re: In search of a quiet mini-computer

aTao wrote:...Also of note is some peoples reported ability to pre-empt a mobile phone ringing
Links to peer reviewed studies please. (No, Rupert Sheldrake does not count, nor do anecdotes.) Note that if people can actually do this they would win the million dollar prize that clive links to above.
by Oskar
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: MOre on Micro Bit
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: MOre on Micro Bit

Apart from the fact that the author has simply made everything up - the cost, the BBC's intentions, what kids like, what teachers do, what girls think - and the inane statements such as, "we may be heading for a rematch of the notorious Sinclair Vs BBC Micro fight in the 1980s." it's Pulitzer-worthy...
by Oskar
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi NoIR - A Shadow on the Horizion
Replies: 12
Views: 2233

Re: Pi NoIR - A new dawn on the Horizion

If I had just bought a talking Peppa Pig for £20 and the next month the makers brought out a new version with extra phrases and longer battery life then I might be a bit annoyed. But it would be silly to be annoyed at the makers. If I had just bought a talking Peppa Pig for £20 and the next month th...
by Oskar
Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Intel Galileo
Replies: 46
Views: 15968

Re: Intel Galileo

Hardware rival? Who knows? But they clearly have a long way to go ideologically. This from Intel's PR release (my italics): The goal of the education effort is to put the power of Intel technology into the hands of as many educators and students as possible This from the Foundation's 'About': We wan...
by Oskar
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Project idea: Pool Water Leveler
Replies: 23
Views: 5159

Re: Project idea: Pool Water Leveler

Despite the responsa from all the ignorami that posted suggesting the use of a mechanical devices ....to quote Bugs Bunny relative to some of the other posters, "What a maroon, what an imbissil". Stuart "Ignoramus" was not a noun in Latin so you can't try and be all high falutin' by stickin' that t...
by Oskar
Sun May 26, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Great Debate of the Age
Replies: 32
Views: 3283

Re: Great Debate of the Age

I hope it was a plastic spanner, since Oskar seems to think that plastic, which lasts about 0.01% as long as metal and takes much, much longer to bio-degrade, is better for the environment. See what I mean about straw men and soundbites ;) Must go -- I have a spanner protest song to write: "This sp...
by Oskar
Sun May 26, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Great Debate of the Age
Replies: 32
Views: 3283

Re: Great Debate of the Age

http://taliskimberley.bandcamp.com/track/spoon It's a straw man. It ignores where metal spoons come from; it ignores that plastic spoons are often used again (and again); it ignores that plastic spoons may be made from recycled materials; it ignores that in certain circumstances it might be more en...
by Oskar
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Many GROSS design failures on the Pi -USB failures
Replies: 67
Views: 7380

Re: Many GROSS design failures on the Pi -USB failures

daveca: are you sure the problem isn't, well, Y-O-U? I just purchased a Pi etc, set it up and had what appeared to be a wireless mouse failure. Being an electronic engineer, radio operator, having designed single board computers and all sorts of electronic circuits, and with 20+ years of electronics...

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