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by pygmy_giant
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Banana pi, 1ghz duel core clone.
Replies: 52
Views: 16069

Re: Banana pi, 1ghz duel core clone.

"Now, You real can do your daily works on it."
by pygmy_giant
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Hater?
Replies: 20
Views: 1924

Re: Pi Hater?

weird
by pygmy_giant
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Multiple camera project
Replies: 15
Views: 5623

Re: Multiple camera project

The BCM chip can handle 2 cameras but only one is broken out... maybe one day someone will develop a board and drivers for the Pi Compute module with 2 broken out...? Early days but I can see the possibilities and advantages (less weight / power consumption) of using the Pi Compute module in airbour...
by pygmy_giant
Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Woman's Hour Power List 2014 Game Changers - Top Ten reveale
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

Re: Woman's Hour Power List 2014 Game Changers - Top Ten rev

If women get a whole hour of radio a week, does that mean the rest of it is just for men?
by pygmy_giant
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Usage Legal Limitations in Product Patenting
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Usage Legal Limitations in Product Patenting

A patent abstract is just that - 'abstract' - ie. as vague as possible whilst describing the core characteristics of your invention, including the 'inventive step'. This allows you to bagsy the largest amount of intellectual teritory and helps others to understand it without getting bogged down in t...
by pygmy_giant
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RCA to VGA
Replies: 24
Views: 13823

Re: RCA to VGA

Found this: Expansion Board that allows VGA output and RS232 serial and other bits and bats:

http://www.dx.com/p/expansion-board-mad ... zG2ls5nS8w

link may break if DX move product
by pygmy_giant
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Add-ons
Topic: VGA / RS232 Expansion Board
Replies: 0
Views: 529

VGA / RS232 Expansion Board

Found this: Expansion Board that allows VGA output and RS232 serial and other bits and bats: http://www.dx.com/p/expansion-board-made-for-raspberry-pi-multicolor-black-278750?utm_source=dx&utm_medium=edm&utm_campaign=en20140325geekgifts#.UzG2ls5nS8w link may break if DX move product apologies if dou...
by pygmy_giant
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: DSerial
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: DSerial

guess not.
by pygmy_giant
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: DSerial
Replies: 2
Views: 614

DSerial

Anyone ever try this: http://www.natrium42.com/wiki/DSerial_Edge ?

Anyone know if they are still available anywhere?
by pygmy_giant
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: What is a good 5" display?
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: What is a good 5" display?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/IBM-12-POS-MONIT ... 20c8469966

'-Anschluß DVI Digital Video Interface über Spezialstecker IBM MDR-26'

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... &hilit=DVI

?!
by pygmy_giant
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiMiner article contains link to porn
Replies: 27
Views: 6294

Re: PiMiner article contains link to porn

Thanks for the condescending insult ;) Why would I want to use Bitcoin for anything - what does it offer me that a conventional currency doesn't? All I can think of is anonyminty useful for evading tax, buying/selling illegal goods, scamming the unwary and also high-risk speculative investment. Can ...
by pygmy_giant
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiMiner article contains link to porn
Replies: 27
Views: 6294

Re: PiMiner article contains link to porn

Porn can be educational. Come the revolution / apocalypse we'll all be using bitcoins. In the meantime though I think there should be health warnings associated with them as I understand that people can loose all their money when mining exchanges close and mining exchanges can make a loss due to the...
by pygmy_giant
Mon May 20, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi
Replies: 175
Views: 22385

Re: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi

... in my quick Googling around of have not seen anyone anywhere doing that for any platform with OpenGL In this thread http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=18990&hilit=parallela&start=75 mikerr wrote: Apple Mac people can play with this sample code that does an N-body simulation ...
by pygmy_giant
Mon May 20, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi
Replies: 175
Views: 22385

Re: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi

I guess there must be no sure fire way for me to tell if I am stoopid then :shock: I thought Jim might be right with regards to using the GPU for other non graphics tasks such as in combination with an Inertial Measurement Unit wher euler manipulation is required - but I agree that the only way to t...
by pygmy_giant
Mon May 20, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi
Replies: 175
Views: 22385

Re: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi

So when Jim Manley wrote:
This once again points up how most people just don't get how they should be using the Pi - it's the GPU, stoopid!
he was ... wrong?

:o

That's a relief - I thought I was 'stoopid'.
by pygmy_giant
Sat May 18, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CopyRights
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: CopyRights

That video is concerining. So much hate - you can really feel the tension - I think at least one of them has Borderline Personality Disorder - they should try Relate, or be on Jeremy Kyle.
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 17, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspBerry Pi(e) Model C (imaginations & wants)
Replies: 431
Views: 134284

Re: RaspBerry Pi(e) Model C (imaginations & wants)

Exactly - the video chip has 2 inputs, but at present only one is available via a connector on the board.

If the 2nd was also joined to a second connector then the Pi could have 2 cameras connected to it and see in 3d, or switch between the two.
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 17, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspBerry Pi(e) Model C (imaginations & wants)
Replies: 431
Views: 134284

Re: RaspBerry Pi(e) Model C (imaginations & wants)

Why not break out both camera connectors instead of just one - the community could do 3D and the foundation would sell more cameras.
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 17, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi
Replies: 175
Views: 22385

Re: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi

Image

"To be precise..."
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 17, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi
Replies: 175
Views: 22385

Re: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi

Many thanks OtherCrashOverride - in summary (of your 'over-simplified' summary) - its automatic. Re: programming on the GPU, Ravenous said "I gathered it was impossible without the toolkit" - I say UNLEASH THE BEAST!!!!! Am I right in thinking that that is dependant on the Broadcom / the Foundation ...
by pygmy_giant
Fri May 17, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi
Replies: 175
Views: 22385

Re: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi

'Armhf' pops up as a package classification in relation to Raspbian to denote that it takes advantage of / is compatible with the Pi's hardfloat capability. What is this and where is it, and how can one access it via C(++) compiled using GCC? Does GCC automatically optomise for this on the Pi or do ...
by pygmy_giant
Thu May 16, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi
Replies: 175
Views: 22385

Re: Something the Pi is not good at - calculating Pi

re: GPU - using OpenCL to access the GPU for arithmatical processing was explored in this thread: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=18990&hilit=parallela&start=75 I think the conclusion was that porting it is easier said than done and that the effort required would provide small...
by pygmy_giant
Thu May 16, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How useful is pseudocode?
Replies: 18
Views: 3213

Re: How useful is pseudocode?

When I did my City and Guilds in C++ we were told that roughly drafting code in english sentances was a necessary part of preperation. Of course I ignored this as I assumed mysef to be an automatic genius. Recently however I have started to do it as I have got sick of re-writing things after spaghet...

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