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by twocvbloke
Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??
Replies: 72
Views: 10899

Re: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??

morphy_richards wrote:they are a type of salamander but they are "neotenic" meaning (under normal conditions) they spend their entire lives and breed as juveniles.
And if you inject them with iodine they develop into full Salamanders... :lol:
by twocvbloke
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Would love a good call blocking solution
Replies: 11
Views: 12254

Re: Would love a good call blocking solution

Pull the plug? :lol: Seriously though, look at TrueCall, it claims to do as you want it to, you do need to have Caller ID enabled on your line for it to work though: http://www.truecall.co.uk/ Although not knowing where you're located I don't know if that'd be available to where you are or not... :|
by twocvbloke
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pelican-in-a-box
Replies: 10
Views: 2553

Re: Pelican-in-a-box

Orange wrote:Please note that no Pelicans were harmed in the making of this video.
But a few more lollipop ladies may be out of a job... :lol:
by twocvbloke
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disturbing signatures
Replies: 19
Views: 4609

Re: Disturbing signatures

Strawberry_Monty wrote:I can't recall who - but someone once said: keep it simple
If everything was kept simple, we'd never have advanced as far as we have done as a species... :lol:
by twocvbloke
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Don't trust build-in SD card slot, use an USB SD card reader
Replies: 12
Views: 4286

Re: Don't trust build-in SD card slot, use an USB SD card re

The SD card slot in my Toshiba Portege M300 (old hat by today's standards) quite happily reads and writes to SD, SDHC and MMC cards (Do people even use MMC these days??), it wrote the 8GB SDHC card for my Pi happily, and the Pi started up and runs fine now I found my keyboard and mouse for it... :)
by twocvbloke
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.
Replies: 53
Views: 18954

Re: What's the plural of Raspberry Pi.

Speaking of multiple Pis, would a network of several be a RaspberryBush? :lol:
by twocvbloke
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So: who's got a rev2 board?
Replies: 40
Views: 6810

Re: So: who's got a rev2 board?

At a guess, it could jut be a "luck of the draw" thing, Farnell may still have Rev.1 boards in their warehouse, and the Rev.2 boards were sat on the top of the pile when they were made, or something like that... :lol:
by twocvbloke
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lateral thinking: cheap droid phones or tablets
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

Re: Lateral thinking: cheap droid phones or tablets

I think the idea for the Pi is that it's the fun in doing something yourself, gathering the parts and peripherals and sticking them together and making something unique and entertaining. But when it comes to buying something that is off the shelf in a standardised format and most likely not exactly ...
by twocvbloke
Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Practical uses of diodes
Replies: 17
Views: 4000

Re: Practical uses of diodes

morphy_richards wrote:I once made an AM radio that collected enough from the 'air waves' to power a little earpiece thing and pick up Atlantic Radio (or something like that).
Like this one in the bottom half of this Tim Hunkin doodling?

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by twocvbloke
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Practical uses of diodes
Replies: 17
Views: 4000

Re: Practical uses of diodes

It's a neat trick but it does have a practical use if you need to optimising your FM transmitter power output. :) Or want to reduce your electrickery bill by stealing electricity from the airwaves to light up LEDs... :mrgreen: The secret life of Machines shows how the Diode came about, and what it ...
by twocvbloke
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So: who's got a rev2 board?
Replies: 40
Views: 6810

Re: So: who's got a rev2 board?

Looking at the official pictures, it seems my Pi is a Rev.2, it says Made in the UK (yay!!!), it has the reset pin headers, it has mounting holes, and it just visually seems to be the Rev.2 board... :lol: I have powered it up, but lacking a USB keyboard & mouse (I only have PS/2 to hand, and no PS/2...
by twocvbloke
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell VS RS delivery times
Replies: 143
Views: 28428

Re: Farnell VS RS delivery times

My Pi has just arrived!!! :mrgreen: Ordered 28th August, Received notification of being shipped, 4th September, and arrival on the 6th, 10 days from order to arrival, perfectly timed for the arrival of my new Ikea "Vilgot" chair too... :lol: And had I stuck it out with RS, I'd still be waiting... :l...
by twocvbloke
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: college tutition/bursers/finaid (CUNY) sucks
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: college tutition/bursers/finaid (CUNY) sucks

Things like this always make me wonder about the ethics of their actions, they made a mistake, and because of the mistake they're demanding money back which they mistakenly gave out, despite the fact that it wasn't the fault of the person in debt to them, yet they still suffer because of someone els...
by twocvbloke
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell VS RS delivery times
Replies: 143
Views: 28428

Re: Farnell VS RS delivery times

Ordered from Farnell on the 28th August and just got notification that it has shipped. Likewise, got the email at 11:15am from Farnell, so it's in the post, loooooooooong before the December prediction from my initial order with RS, so now won't have to wait until after christmas to play with my Pi...
by twocvbloke
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to cancel order with RS Components
Replies: 15
Views: 11032

Re: How to cancel order with RS Components

Got my money back just now via a Paypal claim, so I can put in an order with Farnell now... :mrgreen:
by twocvbloke
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fake Raspberry Pi
Replies: 37
Views: 15343

Re: Fake Raspberry Pi

Noting that they are located in Shanghai, China (the address is at the bottom of the page) then there's little chance they'll listen to any western copyrights on trademark names, as with any fake goods that come from there... :|
by twocvbloke
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mounting an iPod with Raspian
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Re: Mounting an iPod with Raspian

I'd say that a powered USB hub would sort that out... :)

Not that I condone the use of ipods mind, too expensive for a music player... :lol:
by twocvbloke
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Waiting for delivering for 2 months
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Waiting for delivering for 2 months

It's not the people here who are breaking your heart, it's the suppliers (RS or Farnell) who are... :|
by twocvbloke
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Credit Card was charged a month and a half ago but no pi yet
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Credit Card was charged a month and a half ago but no pi

I presume you ordered with RS? If so, yeah, it's been a common theme (take a look at the various threads in this section), your best bet is to cancel your order and try ordering from Farnell instead as they've been doing well with turnaround times on orders... :)
by twocvbloke
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?
Replies: 91
Views: 35214

Re: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?

In my personal opinion (which may or may not hold any factual truth) is that because things like Windows, current MacOS and Linux tend to use x86 hardware, then there is scope to artificially inflate the prices to profit on the need to supply the x86 architecture, so an ARM powered device like the P...
by twocvbloke
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry arrived but with blank SDHC
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: Raspberry arrived but with blank SDHC

Does it really require another thread? http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=14798&p=152195#p152195 Either way, if you bought something an did not receive it, you need to take it up with the supplier, this forum and the RaspberryPi foundation do not supply anything, but the likes of...
by twocvbloke
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry arrived with a problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2565

Re: Raspberry arrived with a problem

Dunno if anyone else tried this, but under winders and with firefox, I just used Ctrl & + to zoom in on the pic, no magnifying glasses needed.... :lol:
by twocvbloke
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: DOS attacks & Prevention
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: DOS attacks & Prevention

Contact your ISP and have them trace the IP addresses to send complaints to the ISP(s) of the originator(s), if your lucky, the ISP of the originator will cut off the person or persons involved as initiating a DOS attack is illegal, so that would help somewhat... :) Just a shame that DOS attacks can...
by twocvbloke
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Google Voice for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 11417

Re: Google Voice for Raspberry Pi

Soooo I didn't see any mention in the linked pages about what are used as handsets/headsets for getting the call audio in and out - VOIP devices on Ethernet? Those must cost more than just the Pi, or are these now available cheap (surplus/used old models?). Any particular devices that work better t...
by twocvbloke
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Google Voice for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 11417

Re: Google Voice for Raspberry Pi

This is making the idea of joining C*Net very attractive for me, if the RPi can be used as an Asterisk server and all that, I could use the Pi to get my old phone collection onto C*Net.... :mrgreen:

For those wondering what C*Net is, see here:

https://www.ckts.info/

:)

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