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by barnaby
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell offering exclusive development software?
Replies: 29
Views: 5502

Re: Farnell offering exclusive development software?

<t>On Look North a couple of weeks back they did a piece on the RPI and quoted Farnell in Leeds as the only global distributer of the device, I wonder where Look North got this information from  I"ve always admired* Look North"s ability to find a local angle to any global news story, however obscure...
by barnaby
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Math (or Maths)
Replies: 6
Views: 1314

Re: Math (or Maths)

<r>I"ll use this as an excuse to whore my chrome plugin.<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://gitorious.org/raspberry-pi-demather">https://gitorious.org/raspberry-pi-demather</URL><br/> <br/> Had a look and was disappointed — I was hoping for a plugin that makes the equation harder! <br/> <br/> Cheers,<br/>...
by barnaby
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: You Are Banned. ?!!?... Not really
Replies: 8
Views: 2562

Re: You Are Banned. ?!!?... Not really

Generally it is good practise to only use one of the two, and redirect the other to the preferred one — helps with consistency and such things.

Cheers,
Barnaby
by barnaby
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Strippers
Replies: 22
Views: 3862

Re: Strippers

Hamstring boxcube baconrind orchard.
by barnaby
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Speed
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Re: Speed

I must congratulate the Foundation. The 'Database Error' pages are loading significantly faster than they used to! It's a performance improvement that I'm sure many of us are greatly pleased about — no more waiting

Cheers,

Barnaby
by barnaby
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Udacity
Replies: 14
Views: 3743

Re: Udacity

I did the AI one and loved it. I"m not planning on seriously committing to any others.

Note that seb mentions that they are planning to run certifications as well — scarily, you will be able to get a degree out of this!

Cheers,
Barnaby
by barnaby
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Udacity
Replies: 14
Views: 3743

Re: Udacity

<r>From Sebastian Thrun, one of the leaders of the online AI Class:<br/> <br/> "Thank you for your interest in AI Class and congratulations to those who<br/> successfully graduated. We were totally amazed that over 23,000 students<br/> made it all the way to the end in a Stanford graduate-level clas...
by barnaby
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards
Replies: 31
Views: 6108

Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Kokoro said:





Nice one
by barnaby
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards
Replies: 31
Views: 6108

Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Burngate said:


Barnaby Walters said:


And please, PLEASE make Professor Pi the king


And Kokoro's character the Queen


Now, which founder/admin should we use as the Joker?
by barnaby
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards
Replies: 31
Views: 6108

Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

I could add a 5th suit but they wouldnt fit in the box then. I could replace a suit with raspberries though.

Replace clubs — they"re pretty much the right shape as it is!

And please, PLEASE make Professor Pi the king

Cheers,
Barnaby
by barnaby
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Apple Education Event
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Apple Education Event

<t>I don"t think the format is open. It looks like some sort of heavily extended version of ePub, which makes having interactive elements pleasant rather than bearable. It includes the ability to set questions that students can test themselves on. It can be extended by developers with HTML and JavaS...
by barnaby
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Board #10 finished
Replies: 10
Views: 2550

Re: Board #10 finished

<t>I'm guessing that someone wanted to help the foundation but didn't actually want to commit to buying the board, so bid assuming someone else would bid more. Seeing that they were likely to actually win the board, they withdrew their bid.<br/> <br/> At least, that's what it looks like to me!<br/> ...
by barnaby
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 408
Views: 152855

Re: What was your first computer?

<t>Okay, showing my newbieness now but the first computer that was really 'mine' was a Core Duo Mac Mini I won at the age of 11 in an animation competition. I remember the thrill of connecting it up (to a big old CRT display and beige keyboard/mouse) for the first time. It was the first machine I re...
by barnaby
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 15736

Re: PC's are boring

<t><br/> But only mostly: if imagination is enough, why aren't we all playing / creating text-based interactive fiction or games like Nethack instead of the likes of Mass Effect…?<br/> <br/> <br/> Mmmm, text based games… I always liked those.<br/> <br/> I think the huge popularity of Minecraft shows...
by barnaby
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: disappointment
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

Re: disappointment

<t>The boards selling for £650 – £1750 (at time of writing) on eBay are a limited batch of boards that are going out pre-production. They are to raise a bit of money for the Raspberry Pi Charity, and to let people who are crazy desperate get their hands on one early.<br/> <br/> Perhaps instead of po...
by barnaby
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 15736

Re: PC's are boring

Jongoleur said:


Barnaby Walters said:

PowerPC stands for (no, really) Performance Optimised With Enhansed RISC – Performance Computing.

Honestly.


BACKRONYM ALERT! BACKRONYM ALERT!
by barnaby
Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming the Raspberry PI.
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: Programming the Raspberry PI.

<t><br/> If you want to succeed your goal, you need tutorials. Not boring ones, but tutorials to drag kids attention. If you gonna give a kid this chip and a big boring book 'How to learn Assembler or C' you are never going to achieve your goal.<br/> <br/> <br/> Very true, and if you have a look on ...
by barnaby
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 15736

Re: PC's are boring

Mac were cooler when they were ppc

Yeah, but they're a whole lot faster now they use Intel processors! Not to mention the… *ahem* feature of being able to run Windows. Not my cup of tea but it's a reasonable selling point.
by barnaby
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 15736

Re: PC's are boring

You"re right. Where should I go about doing that?

The "off topic" forum. Conveniently, the board that this message is in.

Cheers,
Barnaby
by barnaby
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 15736

Re: PC's are boring

<t>rwilliford said: <br/> <br/> <br/> lol, I wasn't trying to do that, not in the least. I could see where you'd see that though.<br/> <br/> But I just like knowing how people feel about certain things, and how opinions differ.<br/> <br/> <br/> How about starting a new topic, encouraging the thought...
by barnaby
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 15736

Re: PC's are boring

<t>rwilliford said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Why not apple? What's wrong with them?<br/> <br/> <br/> rwilliford! Don't provoke the haters…<br/> <br/> Damn, too late <br/> <br/> I must say, when I first saw this thread my 'it's going to turn into an Apple hate war' sense started tingling. Let's not, shall w...
by barnaby
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 15736

Re: PC's are boring

<t>However much I admire the polish and design of the casing, OS and general interaction of/with my mac, there"s still something faintly arousing about using a good old slide rule <br/> <br/> But really, I think any computer, device, car, house, life, etc is just as boring as the person/people who u...
by barnaby
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New forum request
Replies: 11
Views: 1988

Re: New forum request

<t>I think there's a lot of useful stuff on here - around the opinions and guesswork, of course but what's a tech forum without all the opinions and guesswork?<br/> <br/> Forums are a great way to discuss stuff but a terrible way to store useful content. Either get people to add their useful stuff t...
by barnaby
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adobe discontinuing Flash for mobile
Replies: 46
Views: 8717

Re: Adobe discontinuing Flash for mobile

<t>[quote]Btw does anyone know of some other drawing tool that works in a similar fashion? I\'ve tried to google lots of times, but can\'t seem to find the right keyword...[/quote]<br/> <br/> Try \"vector drawing\". There are plenty of good apps out there<br/> <br/> [quote]Flash content will continu...
by barnaby
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lessons in PCB Design
Replies: 35
Views: 8463

Re: Lessons in PCB Design

Ah, so the wiggles are to match path lengths. I thought they might be to increase the parasitic inductance for some reason.

Thankfully, not something I have to worry too much about on 5v boards running at 20MHz at the absolute max.

Cheers,
Barnaby

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