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by williamsj
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New 512M version Pis - disk problems
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: New 512M version Pis - disk problems

Hi Jessie, Firstly the kickstarter was actually for MagPi ( The Pis magazine ) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/themagpi/the-magpi-magazine-from-virtual-to-reality?ref=email Secondly, I am a server guy, no overclocking and the PSU is the one shipped by ModMyPi (Hardware suppliers for the Kickstar...
by williamsj
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New 512M version Pis - disk problems
Replies: 3
Views: 714

New 512M version Pis - disk problems

Hi all, I own 3 Pis, 2 original 256M versions and one new 512M version via the kickstarter project. I have a Fedora 17 boot SD, and three 2.5" external hard disks, aim being to boot from SD card to HD. I was today attempting to tar the latest SD image to hard disk using the new version board. It las...
by williamsj
Tue May 15, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with Farnell France and possibly other parts of europe
Replies: 7
Views: 2802

Re: Problems with Farnell France and possibly other parts of

Farnell just tried to stich me 15.00 CHF for delivery From Switzerland to Switzerland. The Pi was sent normal post and was simply pushed through my letter box. The reply they go was simple: Please tell me why an item of 15.00 CHF for postage suddenly appears on my bill? Neither accepting nor paying ...
by williamsj
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 266
Views: 120741

Re: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi

<t>Chris Rowland said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I should have said, I was trying it with QEMU on a Windows system.<br/> <br/> I realise that this isn't what it's designed for but I think it's a good way to get more people trying it so I think it's worth some effort.  I get the impression that some people h...
by williamsj
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3562
Views: 127555

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hi Guys,<br/> <br/> My name is John, I am an British Ex Pat currently Living in Switzerland, I am 55 years old, and have played with computers from 4 bit to 128 bit from 1972 to date. This includes mainframes - micros. IBM 360 - MK14 Crays don't count <br/> <br/> The Rasberry-Pi to me is almost e...
by williamsj
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New E-mail From element14
Replies: 33
Views: 5647

Re: New E-mail From element14

John Beetem said:


Vindicator said:


Bureaucrats...


"Why do people hate bureaucrats so much?  It's not as if they do anything."

-- from a greeting card



by williamsj
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New E-mail From element14
Replies: 33
Views: 5647

Re: New E-mail From element14

<t>GordonH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> John said: <br/> <br/> <br/> In summation, here is a product, like Clive Sinclairs MK14 which offers Computer education to all, and here are the bureaucrats hell bent on their cut!!<br/> <br/> <br/> Mine still works:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> And that has a whopping 2...
by williamsj
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New E-mail From element14
Replies: 33
Views: 5647

Re: New E-mail From element14

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Did you read the link to Pete's bit on element14? I don't think you're going to see any spewing of EM or anything catching fire; our own tests suggest the bare board will be fine.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi Liz,<br/> <br/> I think you missed the point, I was being rathe...
by williamsj
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New E-mail From element14
Replies: 33
Views: 5647

Re: New E-mail From element14

<t>n3tw0rk5 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm not particulary fussed about the CE stuff, it was going to be needed at somepoint anyway.<br/> <br/> I'm more wondering just whereabouts our first batch of RasPi customer reviews will be coming from.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> My worry is that a bare PCB with almo...
by williamsj
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: An OS for the R-Pi created completely in assembly
Replies: 54
Views: 16030

Re: An OS for the R-Pi created completely in assembly

<t>OK Girls,<br/> <br/> As a theoretical exercise this sounds like fun. BUT to produce an OS in assembler means that it is only good for one processor family and the provided supporting chip set. If the system design changes, then the re-write of the OS will never keep up with the hardware. You spen...
by williamsj
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the device be sort of "fairtrade"?
Replies: 25
Views: 3392

Re: Will the device be sort of "fairtrade"?

<r>OK, read enough.<br/> <br/> My view on the whole project is that it is an attempt to re-enforce what the BBC did with the BBC Computer and what Clive Sinclair did with the MK14 et al a loooong time ago <E>:-)</E><br/> <br/> This is a matter or trying to set a standard that the education community...

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