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by W. H. Heydt
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?
Replies: 35
Views: 946

Re: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?

I'm in the no camp. Have you seen many education facilities that DON'T use Windows or Microsoft Office? When I was in the EECS program at UC Berkeley, neither of those were in use. Nor was the main educational system based on Intel hardware. When my wife was doing clerical work there and started do...
by W. H. Heydt
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?
Replies: 35
Views: 946

Re: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?

If you get him a RPi he might get you a spell-checker in return. That's uncalled for. It's clearly not so much a spelling error, as the two characters being reversed in sequence. That's an easy to make--and very common--typo. So common, in fact, that there are memes about it. See the use of "teh", ...
by W. H. Heydt
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website
Replies: 60
Views: 1945

Re: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website

Reading this thread, one thing has struck me... It seems like everything needs to be top center so that people looking for that particular item can find it immediately. Can anyone think of some things that can be reasonably shoved down far enough to require scrolling? Or should the immediately visib...
by W. H. Heydt
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: are you able to read process memory of a PC running on windows 7
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: super simple question

First off...the thread title is possibly one of the most frightening things one can see... Second, could you tell in more detail exactly what you're trying to do, and why? In general, modern OSes (and some pretty old ones as well...*) try to keep one process from accessing the memory being used by a...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What can I do with Raspberry Pi, I'm completely new to it.
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: What can I do with Raspberry Pi, I'm completely new to it.

You can connect to, and use your Pi, from your desktop computer by enabling ssh access. Yes, you can program in ARM assembly or any other of the large number of programming languages that will run on the Pi that way. For some, you may need to use VNC so that you get a graphical environment. For othe...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Access a partition on my Pi's SD card?
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Access a partition on my Pi's SD card?

Aside from the whole issue of running x86 code on a Pi, which has been discussed at length (the general opinion being: not worth the effort and the results will be very poor...at best). I would suggest... Create a second SD card for your Pi, installing gparted on it. Putting the SD card that you wan...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?
Replies: 35
Views: 946

Re: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?

... in Sepetmber... If you get him a RPi he might get you a spell-checker in return. That's uncalled for. It's clearly not so much a spelling error, as the two characters being reversed in sequence. That's an easy to make--and very common--typo. So common, in fact, that there are memes about it. Se...
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?
Replies: 35
Views: 946

Re: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?

gkaiseril wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:07 pm
I would check with the university to see which specific computer system they need for the course of study and buy that type of system.
How times have changed...when I went off to a university, individuals did not own computers.
by W. H. Heydt
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?
Replies: 35
Views: 946

Re: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?

If your son is going to study computer science, then its a "yes" from me. I never heard of anybody going to study computer science but given a sextant (or a bow and arrow) instead.... You can give me a sextant. I'd love to have one and learn to use it (in practice, in theory I know how). I know how...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?
Replies: 35
Views: 946

Re: Is it suitable? For a Computer Science course?

Put me down in the "yes" camp.

Even though I had managed--unusual at the time--learned to program before going off to university, I would have been incredibly happy to get a Pi a month of two before then....had they existed at the time. Which, alas, they did not, what with it being 1966.
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're looking at introducing more swag - what would you like to see?
Replies: 55
Views: 1298

Re: We're looking at introducing more swag - what would you like to see?

How about alternate case tops? For instance, ones that work well with HATs? Or an alternate case bottom that has holes to terminate stand-offs securely? (I dare say one could just drill out the posts that are there, but having a case *designed to use standoffs would be better.)
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're looking at introducing more swag - what would you like to see?
Replies: 55
Views: 1298

Re: We're looking at introducing more swag - what would you like to see?

How about an airline sick bag with a Raspberry logo? So that we're ready for the next time that wibbly wobbly sick making things are planted on the home page. Seriously, the best swag I ever got (from BMC Software) is a keyring with bottle opener. https://www.wedunit.com.au/19005-large_default/pers...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux
Replies: 34
Views: 868

Re: Problem with connecting raspberry to Linux

Oh, how I wish this forum made it easier for me not to see time-wasting posts . . . :mrgreen: Ah! But it does. As soon as you find that a thread isn't productive (in your estimation), stop reading it and don't read it in the future. If you find a given poster has nothing to say that you consider in...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Podcasts
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Raspberry Pi Podcasts

I kind of have to shrug at the idea of podcasts. I think they're an acquired taste--and one that I haven't acquired. Even if a podcast is really well done (good sound level, speakers with clear enunciation, stays on topic, avoids filler fluff, etc.), they are so very, very linear. Mich easier (for m...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website
Replies: 60
Views: 1945

Re: A new level of seasickness

For the forum, switch to the prosilver theme. It makes navigation easier. As for the main raspberrypi.org site, I don't really care one way or another. I usually just go there to click on one of the links at the top, the they're still there, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It does seem to be targeted at a younger ...
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website
Replies: 60
Views: 1945

Re: A new level of seasickness

Gavinmc42 wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:09 am
You are all a bunch of grumpy old men :lol:
Yes. Yes, I am. But my wife, an even older grumpy old woman, has even shorter shrift for gewgaws and animation on web sites than I do.
by W. H. Heydt
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website
Replies: 60
Views: 1945

Re: A new level of seasickness

Another minor annoyance...it used to be that if you were looking at the forum listing, you could very quickly get tt the bottom of the listing and click the "Board Index" link to do a refresh and return to the top. Now there is too much boiler plate down there and the button scrolls off the top of t...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi (Zero) in extreme temperatures experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: RPi (Zero) in extreme temperatures experiences

That's the Pi3B. The defaults have been: Model B, 700MHz. Model A, 700MHz, Model B+, 700MHz, Model A+, 700MHz, Pi2B (both variants), 900MHz, Pi0/Pi0W, 1GHz, Pi3B, 1.2GHz, Pi3B+, 1.4GHz. IIRC, when I got my first Pi 1B (May 2012), the default was 600MHz, later raised to 700. Hmmm... Doesn't match my...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website
Replies: 60
Views: 1945

Re: A new level of seasickness

It reminds me of the Good Old Days, people's first forays into HTML and throwing everything they had discovered into the mix before coming to understand that just because one can doesn't mean one should, that style is more than about making an impact. My wife's web site, www.kithrup/com/~djheydt is...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The problem with the operating system file!
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: The problem with the operating system file!

Peazip on Windows also handles the >4GB zip file.
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi (Zero) in extreme temperatures experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: RPi (Zero) in extreme temperatures experiences

The Raspberry Pi zero is set to 1GHz by default, thats why it doesn't say it has been throttled. Thats odd though, as it should have dropped to ~600 MHz after hitting ~82℃ Oh is that so? For some reason I thought 1.2ghz was the default. Yeah then I don't know why it did not do that. That's the Pi3B...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website
Replies: 60
Views: 1945

Re: A new level of seasickness

I didn't notice anything in particular moving, Just hover over the raspberry and the 'buy' thingie at the top of any page Ah. That explains it. Not something I do unless I plan to click on an icon. I scrolled down looking for the blog "thimbnails" and when I didn't find them, I scrolled back to the...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A new level of seasickness - Or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new website
Replies: 60
Views: 1945

Re: A new level of seasickness

I didn't notice anything in particular moving, but I agree with you on the principle. Also...that is one *radical* change to the front page. I sometimes wonder if web sites get changed just because they can and not to accomplish a relevant goal.
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: reading RAM value before initialization during boot process
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: reading RAM value before initialization during boot process

Welcome to the forums. When you say "read the value of the RAM" do you mean, how much RAM is there (or how much is allocated in the GPU/CPU split), or do you mean that you want read the contents of memory before the OS gets to it? The Linux kernel is the OS. Unless you start by running "bare metal" ...
by W. H. Heydt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 'You are permanently banned' error
Replies: 17
Views: 734

Re: How to contact board administrator?

Hmm, thats an odd one. It was a ban by IP adress, rather than username, wihch is also odd. AFAIK, you have not been banned, and you can still post, so perhaps just a glitch in the matrix. Even odder... At the bottom of the OPs posts, where one would expect to see a .sig entry, it says "user is bann...

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