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by Yelvieman
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied
Replies: 775
Views: 136811

Re: Order and Shipping update from RS & Allied

It's not just orders that RS can't handle. It took me nearly 3 weeks to actually cancel an order (which was less than the delivery time I was quoted) and nearly 3 weeks later I still haven't received a refund, I raised a dispute on Paypal on Monday but they haven't replied to that. To say their cust...
by Yelvieman
Tue May 29, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Second impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 4247

Re: Second impressions

@frying_fish - There are standards definitions and then there are the real world devices. Back in the day I bought a rather expensive CD player that refused to play some CDs that weren't Red Book compliant where all the cheap as chips players did. All my devices worked near enough out of the box, I ...
by Yelvieman
Mon May 28, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Second impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 4247

Re: Second impressions

@mahjongg - I wouldn't say it isn't a big deal. I shouldn't have to 'bypass the fuses' because I'm 'feeling adventurous'. Every other piece of computing equipment that I have that has USB works out of the box without needing to bypass fuses or cut red wires. This Pi might only be £30 but by the time...
by Yelvieman
Mon May 28, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Netgear N150
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Netgear N150

See my other thread - it does work just not if you want anything other than an old keyboard plugged in!
by Yelvieman
Mon May 28, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Second impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 4247

Re: Second impressions

@tumblebum I'm quite happy learning Linux and even looking forward to that. I won't bother with the VM though as things that work on the VM won't necessarily work on the Pi and if I'm not using the Pi I might as well recommission an old PC or laptop as a linux box. @piglet - finally some advice. I'm...
by Yelvieman
Mon May 28, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Second impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 4247

Re: Second impressions

I don't mind the fact that the packages are slow and possibly buggy, I can live with that and it can be fixed with new releases. I understand that there is no such thing as a free lunch and that for £30 I wasn't going to get a computer with the same power as the latest Intel/Mac. Some pointers would...
by Yelvieman
Sun May 27, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Second impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 4247

Second impressions

My background is started writing programs on Commodore PETs, ZX81, Vic-20 including some assembler, a bit of a gap, IBM mainframes using Cobol, PCs using a variety of languages including C++, HP-UX using C and more recently C# and MS-SQL so on and off programming for over 30 years and have been paid...
by Yelvieman
Sun May 27, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Netgear N150
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Netgear N150

Hi I've been playing with my Pi for a couple of days and in general I'm quite happy with it so I went out and bought a few extra bits for it - all from the Wiki list of approved hardware. The keyboard and USB hub are working fine but I can't get the N150 wifi adaptor to work. I've been following Ome...

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