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by u8nc
Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The output on a 5" (12.5cm) B+W 12v TV
Replies: 1
Views: 344

The output on a 5" (12.5cm) B+W 12v TV

I unpacked a small 15yr old tele in the garage, and wondered what the quality of the display would be through the RF port of a Model B1: Here's a picture with the Pi against it for scale. The connection was done with a common RCA -> 3.5 stereo lead, shown using the White ( or Left / Tip ) with the R...
by u8nc
Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: the final step for a NASperry Pi
Replies: 1
Views: 625

the final step for a NASperry Pi

I'm in the throes of setting up a small Web-facing NAS ( have been using DropBox but without going into details that solution is not problem free ). The setup is done, access is sweet from within my Network and I strongly suspect that I've got a static IP address from my ISP. However when I try to a...
by u8nc
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: do we have to sudo apt-get all the time??
Replies: 3
Views: 564

do we have to sudo apt-get all the time??

Its probably more of a linux forum question, but is there a way of checking the latest posting date of any package before we go through the above process? From there we could work out the likelyhood of whether the step is needed if it is earlier than the software release date of what we are installi...
by u8nc
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Brain control is a step closer ...
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Brain control is a step closer ...

see for your self ( I wonder if Adafruit will stock )

http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/dev ... got-easier

I encourage everbody to subscribe to Globalspec newsletters
they have stuff like this come through every week
by u8nc
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Bare metal, Assembly language
Topic: Raspbery Pi Forth Operating System
Replies: 31
Views: 20932

Re: Raspbery Pi Forth Operating System

seems the Silicon Valley Forth people are indeed taking particular interest in the Pi and the forth filling therein
http://www.forth.org/svfig/kk/07-2014.html
by u8nc
Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Yay!
Replies: 0
Views: 343

Yay!

liking the website refresh. No double scrolling galleries on the landing page. faster. Maybe the (eventual) increase in re-visits will be reflected in the number of blog comments again. perhaps thats not a good thing, as the action may have been a little overheated. Anyhow its a nice settling down t...
by u8nc
Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new website too slow and heavy!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3214

Re: new website too slow and heavy!!

Well, its been quite sometime since and I haven't heard from Ben.
I do notice the number of comments on the blog entries on the new website are w-a-y down from what similar stories have attracted in the past. I wonder if not as many are (re)-visiting the website at all.
by u8nc
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new website too slow and heavy!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3214

Re: new website too slow and heavy!!

For my 3-beer conversation with Ben, I haven't heard from him. but in the meantime I'd fought I'd get a reading among others. All sorts of things have to compete for newcomers attention but two scrolling galleries feels like entering pi towers by having to cross two treadmills running at different s...
by u8nc
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new website too slow and heavy!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3214

Re: new website too slow and heavy!!

I tried to PM to Ben Nuttal on some private thoughts about the website ( I prefer not to be public about my writing, its more friendly i believe to make it more like a cosy chat ) but it just sits there in my outbox.
Is that normal? does it become 'Sent' when the recipient reads it?
by u8nc
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: iOS Dev Rasperians Unite! Join the revolt!
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Re: iOS Dev Rasperians Unite! Join the revolt!

Well,
I did it !! .. A raspberry coloured Pi in the status bar.
Pi@Apple.PNG
An app store screenshot
Zoom in to see better
[email protected] (58.08 KiB) Viewed 530 times
Risky business indeed, I could have had a rejection but it slipped through the review process
It turned out a little darker than I was used in in my development software, but hey, its a start. I'll brighten it next time.
by u8nc
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Waterproof pi camera case???
Replies: 7
Views: 22442

Re: Waterproof pi camera case???

No I'm not. The forum limits one to 3 attachments I just wanted you to see that we had it in use, we carried it around the countryside strapped to the back of our 'ute. You can see it's shadow looking like a truck exhaust stack. latest.jpg here is theirs: http://eservices.somerset.qld.gov.au/floodca...
by u8nc
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Waterproof pi camera case???
Replies: 7
Views: 22442

Re: Waterproof pi camera case???

Here are a few photos of what we tested to flesh out design principles. Its moved on since then to a flat-pack user-assemblyafter an A4 size envelope delivery. I'm not sure how this uploading will work and whether we have freedom to arrange text and images but here goes: We mocked it up using common...
by u8nc
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Waterproof pi camera case???
Replies: 7
Views: 22442

Re: Waterproof pi camera case???

I've been working on such a thing for the past 6 months in Revit, Sketchup, and Blender, for exactly the same use, a camera against a tree, and applying my past industrial design experience ( move over jony ive ) Waterproof is a bad idea in those situations because no matter how hard you try to seal...
by u8nc
Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Stuck with a Raspberry
Replies: 16
Views: 2180

Re: Stuck with a Raspberry

So nice to meet a Google expert. Did your wife work there too? Yes actually. She Did. Through LionBridge. When their Google contract got handed over to Bing she went with them. Lionbridge just handled payments. Google or Bing did the training and employee dealing. She also spent some time with Leap...
by u8nc
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Stuck with a Raspberry
Replies: 16
Views: 2180

Re: Stuck with a Raspberry

Have you ever heard of "Google"? Google are notorious for keeping search results in a 'bubble' based on the users previous searches. If they are searching on something unencountered, as it was for JoeSchmoe it then uses results based on a profile of similar users. The same search terms yield differ...
by u8nc
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: if R.Pi doesn't have a Real Time Clock, how come..
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: if R.Pi doesn't have a Real Time Clock, how come..

The only thing I can think of then, is, that it may be pulling time and date from my display. But I didn't think that sort of data is part of the HDMI protocol. Next time I'm down at the bore ( its a lonely place ) if my 12v mini analog TV still works - I'll hook it up via RF. The text may be too ti...
by u8nc
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: if R.Pi doesn't have a Real Time Clock, how come..
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: if R.Pi doesn't have a Real Time Clock, how come..

@everybody:
The Pi in question does NOT have internet connected.
Even in locations out of 3G range, and no wifi

But at startup it still shows correct time and date. Even after 3 months on the shelf.
by u8nc
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: if R.Pi doesn't have a Real Time Clock, how come..
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

if R.Pi doesn't have a Real Time Clock, how come..

.. how come it seems to know the date and time on startup?
by u8nc
Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Program to build & design architecture
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: Program to build & design architecture

My son uses minecraft for just that, building. The game side of of things like avoiding zombies with strategy is disabled. Most other people he knows does the same. But why not get him coding his own architectural stuff? after all that's what it's meant for, doing it yourself, not getting pre made s...
by u8nc
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tip Of The Day
Replies: 0
Views: 493

Tip Of The Day

If we have a suggestion to share through Tip of the day, where do we submit?
by u8nc
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: apple cheats again!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 13586

Re: apple cheats again!!!

in 1986, i could attempt to copy a file on my Atari ST and if there was something already there with the same name it gave me options on what to do about it. in 2012 - 2013, Apple finally decides to subscribe to the basic test of 'User friendliness" with Mountain Lion, even if it is still an arrogan...
by u8nc
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: they finally recognised Delia..
Replies: 10
Views: 3653

Re: they finally recognised Delia..

I followed the link and read it through
yeah,, and i remember the various versions as they describe. I would come home from upper primary school and notice the aural differences.

but the best part about reading it from a R.Pi point of view, is, that she's a Cambridge Uni girl !!
by u8nc
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: they finally recognised Delia..
Replies: 10
Views: 3653

they finally recognised Delia..

..Derbyshire
the technician who assembled the Dr.Who tape loops
cor blimey, it took the beeb long enough. I just saw a 50th anniversary special. Finally.

In technological terms, i think she stands in line with Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper and Elizabeth Rather
by u8nc
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice
Replies: 74
Views: 11021

Re: when to use lower-case or upper-case & code practice

clearly the OP has an architectural background.
they hate capitals.

On the Other Hand, stay away from Town Planners. They capitalize Everything in Sight.

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