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by truan
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: How are IT Techs going to be able to cope?
Replies: 19
Views: 3695

Re: How are IT Techs going to be able to cope?

If you are going to use raspi's to write cards, then they must be connected to external USB card writers, as currently there are no distro's that run completely in RAM, and so can "unlock" to raspi's SD card slots, except the "emergency boot image", and I'm not sure that one is up to the task, besi...
by truan
Thu May 17, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 366084

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Some streams work better than others, eg. Have I Got News For You (BBC1), and Bang Goes the Theory (BBC1) streamed OK for me (ie. no problems with frame rates etc.). The biggest problem with the iPlayer add on is the performance of the add on itself - navigation is terribly slow, with it taking 20-...
by truan
Thu May 17, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 366084

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

I built it on my Acer Aspire One netbook (running Ubuntu). Took about 2 days! Anyway, it did complete and I got a bootable sdcard however I am having real problems streaming. I installed the Hitchers repo so I could grab the iPlayer add on easily, and also picked up the MLB one. Both report 'unable ...
by truan
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Linux Format article
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Linux Format article

True, it was more the nostalgia for typing stuff in from a magazine that attracted me.
by truan
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 198940

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>Originally posted something in off-topic, then realised this is probably the place for it.<br/> <br/> Article in April copy of Linux Format<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.linuxformat.com/">http://www.linuxformat.com/</URL><br/> <br/> Seems only subscribers can see the article online (I bought a ...
by truan
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Linux Format article
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Linux Format article

<t>Picked up a copy of Linux Format the other day because I saw a big picture of the Raspberry Pi on the cover, has a pretty good article in it.<br/> <br/> The thing that really caught my attention when reading it though was the programming tutorials etc, including one on assembler.<br/> <br/> It ma...
by truan
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adata Class 10 8GB (AUSDH8GCL10-R) card
Replies: 9
Views: 3237

Re: Adata Class 10 8GB (AUSDH8GCL10-R) card

<r>ASDH8GCL10-R<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.7dayshop.com/catalo....._id=112830">http://www.7dayshop.com/catalo....._id=112830</URL><br/> <br/> AUSDH8GCL10-R<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.7dayshop.com/catalo....._id=112838">http://www.7dayshop.com/catalo....._id=112838</URL><br/> <br/> looks li...
by truan
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 5566

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

peterpi said:


What they really ought to do is to make sure that Raspberry Pis are banned from all schools.  That will immediately make them the most desirable accessory for any teenager.


Ha ha, I like that idea
by truan
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Final Confirmations?
Replies: 64
Views: 12038

Re: RS Final Confirmations?

+1 SOOL email, oh well *shrug*
by truan
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 5566

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

<t>nile said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Changing the curriculum is hard and, while I think the Foundation should pursue it, I don't think it is the place to start.  Starting a computer club, either with the schools blessing or not, is easy and will attract those students who would most profit from a rpi.  J...
by truan
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 5566

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

<t>clive. said: <br/> <br/> <br/> truan said:<br/> <br/> <br/> In my opinion none of what they have undertaken in ICT belongs in its own subject, it is the kind of technology usage that belongs in every other lesson, or, at most, in a "general studies" section.<br/> <br/> <br/> Cross curricular ICT ...
by truan
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 5566

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

<t>ArborealSeer said: <br/> <br/> <br/> from what people are posting in this thread.. it sounds like the analogy is more like..<br/> <br/> raspberry pi is going to force people to become mechanics, even if they only want to drive a car.<br/> <br/> there *is*  a place for teaching people to "drive" e...
by truan
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 5566

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

<t>Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> truan said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Toby said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ICT lessons are like trying to teach someone to brew great ale by giving them a can of Fosters.<br/> <br/> <br/> ha ha, I like that one.<br/> <br/> <br/> Huh! I missed out there, I didn't really get to stud...
by truan
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 5566

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

<t>clive. said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Good game  - I want to play! Can someone tell me which school's ICT Scheme of Work we are basing this on, because I'm really keen to get started!<br/> <br/> I know that you've all read the UK DfE's statutory programme of study for ICT plus various of Schemes of work...
by truan
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 5566

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

<t>Toby said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ICT lessons are like trying to teach someone to brew great ale by giving them a can of Fosters.<br/> <br/> <br/> ha ha, I like that one.<br/> <br/> I think (wrt reading vs writing) it is very much like being taught to read but not write, but it goes further than that....
by truan
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 5566

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

oo oo

"If PE was taught the same way ICT is, it would be about sitting and watching sport on TV, the Raspberry Pi is about getting up and playing the game."
by truan
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 5566

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

<t>One I thought of a while ago…<br/> <br/> "If Maths lessons were taught the way ICT lessons are currently taught they would consist of learning how to enter 58008 into your calculator and turn it upside-down"<br/> <br/> OK, so thats more about the current state of ICT rather than what the Raspberr...
by truan
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pre-programmed SD cards?
Replies: 51
Views: 8807

Re: Pre-programmed SD cards?

*EDIT cos I quoted the wrong post…*


as rurwin said "it has a picture of a raspberry on it" so I think it is inferred that it is made for raspi!





The image being used in the screenshots is also the "Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix 14"
by truan
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Device Certification
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Device Certification

I'd kind of hope it is already RoHS certified....
by truan
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)
Replies: 170
Views: 83992

Re: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)

<t>Yeah, I was thinking that the cost of the switch would be a higher % of the total cost, but you can get some pretty cheap ones now, especially if you don't need gigabit.<br/> <br/> Using the gpio etc for a kind of 'side channel' is an interesting one though, would there be any benefit in the proc...
by truan
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)
Replies: 170
Views: 83992

Re: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)

<t>OK, just to clarify, yes I know it's a ring network (I was actually thinking more like Real Time Token Ring), what I was wondering is whether the data link layer would 'allow' it, or whether you would need to rewrite stuff and the lower network layers (which I am thinking are possibly 'hard coded...
by truan
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)
Replies: 170
Views: 83992

Re: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)

<t>Just adding interest too.<br/> <br/> Useless piece of information ... I believe raspberries are known as 'cluster fruits' (along with blackberries) owing to the fact that they are a cluster of individual fruits (each little ball has a single seed inside).<br/> <br/> Probably just as useless a tho...
by truan
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My thoughts on the Bun Fight
Replies: 57
Views: 6866

Re: My thoughts on the Bun Fight

HOORAY!
by truan
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My thoughts on the Bun Fight
Replies: 57
Views: 6866

Re: My thoughts on the Bun Fight

Not just a few hundred, the whole first batch.  I am not sure whether ebay would have coped much better than RS and Farnell did, but I suspect they would have.
by truan
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My thoughts on the Bun Fight
Replies: 57
Views: 6866

Re: My thoughts on the Bun Fight

I keep wondering whether sticking the first 10k on ebay with a buy it now price would have actually worked better.

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