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by poglad
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Did anybody hear about Bletchley Park
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: Did anybody hear about Bletchley Park

A large part of the problem, AFAIC, is that the Bletchley Park "Trust" have received lottery funding and have money to spend on renovation and salaries regardless of how they choose to go about it. They're not under any obligation to consider the wishes of TNMOC or the visiting public. As long as th...
by poglad
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: EDSCAC rebuild project
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: EDSCAC rebuild project

Yep sorry on all three counts, I hadn't woken up yet! :lol:
by poglad
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: EDSCAC rebuild project
Replies: 3
Views: 610

EDSCAC rebuild project

From the BBC news website today:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20949562
by poglad
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite output quality
Replies: 27
Views: 5688

Re: Composite output quality

Using config.txt in your /boot partition, see http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt#Video_mode_options

If you scroll down, you should fine frambuffer width and height settings. Sorry I can't be more specific, am at work right now! :)
by poglad
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite output quality
Replies: 27
Views: 5688

Re: Composite output quality

I've always loved that ATV logo by the way! :D
by poglad
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite output quality
Replies: 27
Views: 5688

Re: Composite output quality

You should be able to configure the framebuffer dimensions to match the physical resolution of your LCD displays, which will avoid any poor scaling. The composite output works fine on my analogue CRT television. Some of the finer details are a bit flickery, because of the interlacing, but watching v...
by poglad
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Elite thread
Replies: 36
Views: 8402

Re: Another Elite thread

I'd still like a definitive guide to getting the original running on the Pi. I've muddled around some posts and done some Googling but just got more and more confused. How's about a turnkey image, anyone? I think the word on the street is that you can run a BBC emulator at full speed under RISC OS,...
by poglad
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The raspberry pi foundation has no employees?
Replies: 32
Views: 5312

Re: The raspberry pi foundation has no employees?

The foundation is not concerned with money I would like the Foundation to be fairly concerned with money, since we are donating our money to it! Obviously if the work is done on a mainly voluntary basis then this is great because it means our donations are able to be spent elsewhere, but money is s...
by poglad
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft Pi edition
Replies: 43
Views: 17762

Re: Minecraft Pi edition

It depends how you unzipped it all, you perhaps ended up without the correct permissions on the file. Once you've added them you should be fine. When I put it onto my Pi, the execute permission was already there so all I had to do was run it with: sudo ./minecraft-pi Having said that, it has a lot o...
by poglad
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another Elite thread
Replies: 36
Views: 8402

Re: Another Elite thread

I was fairly excited when I pledged at the start, but the Kickstarter "updates" have become increasingly boring, even irritating. Roll on Jan 4th so that they can start giving us some proper updates rather than drivel from their marketing guy. (Thumbs up to the MagPi here, I enjoyed their emails...)...
by poglad
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Android
Topic: Will android sdk work
Replies: 13
Views: 12545

Re: Will android sdk work

You only need the Android toolchain, not Eclipse. Eclipse is very power thirsty and is perhaps not the best option for the Pi... I code java for Android, and others, in vi and just use the ant toolchain to build. See reference here: http://incise.org/android-development-on-the-command-line.html I n...
by poglad
Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programme about ARM repeated...
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Programme about ARM repeated...

It's a repeat, but the RPi didn't exist last time it was broadcast!*

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017clwx

* Well it didn't exist for us mere mortals anyway - a twinkle in Eben's eye :lol:
by poglad
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 408
Views: 146894

Re: What was your first computer?

JPB-HK wrote:NCR310 (CDC160) 4K 12bit core memory, with paper tape punch and reader. Later added i/o typewriter. (Dad got one from his work (NCR) when they scrapped it!)
CDC 160 a.jpg
How helpful of them to actually include the desk. If only manufacturers today were so thoughtful! ;) :lol:
by poglad
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: A program disaster: becoming inevitable
Replies: 16
Views: 2701

Re: A program disaster: becoming inevitable

Vassius wrote:Ones and zeros work just fine, as long as you do it properly. I didn't mean the number (binary or decimal) 010 for dot-dash-dot, I meant the sequence or list [0, 1, 0].
Well exactly - ones and zeros alone won't work. Putting them in a list like that is one way of sorting it, of course. :)
by poglad
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: A program disaster: becoming inevitable
Replies: 16
Views: 2701

Re: A program disaster: becoming inevitable

Yes, 0 and 1 alone won't work... if you ever want to display the morse messages as dots and dashes then you might as well store them as . and - so that you won't need a separate formatting function for display. Anyway, what I was going to suggest was that a Dictionary would be an ideal way of storin...
by poglad
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Chip-8 in Python on Pi
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Chip-8 in Python on Pi

A few weeks ago, I uploaded a YouTube video of my Chip-8 emulator sending its output to an OLED display from Adafruit, connected to a Raspberry Pi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLSVpYoHBaI It's really just a curiosity, which I used as an excuse to write my first proper Python program - I've been a...
by poglad
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: The future of X Windows
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

The future of X Windows

I know we're all looking forward to hardware acceleration coming to X on the Pi, and the guy doing it has put an awful lot of effort into that. However, I followed links from http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIyMzc and was able to have a play with Wayland & Weston, and I'm absolut...
by poglad
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DOS & BBS apps
Replies: 14
Views: 4044

Re: DOS & BBS apps

I guess it depends "why" they're not running... e.g. a missing soundcard driver or something. Once you've determined that, it might be straightforward to identify the likely fails, or even to fix it.

I suppose Pac Wars isn't working...? ;)
by poglad
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: THE DEAD PI STORE.
Replies: 48
Views: 76669

Re: Introducing the Pi Store!

Pleased to meet you, Pi Store!
by poglad
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Overclocking
Replies: 1125
Views: 573484

Re: Overclocking

I'm running the today (r12699) version of OPENELEC. vcgencmd get_config shows 1000 and 900 for arm_freq and _min respectively - so no problem with my config.txt I'm assuming. But dmesg | grp cpufreq shows min of 700000 and max of1000000. What happened to the arm_freq_min of 900? What am I or Rpi do...
by poglad
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Project: Android JB 4.1 with Hardware acceleration
Replies: 126
Views: 95495

Re: Project: Android JB 4.1 with Hardware acceleration

Y'know, that sort of thing. 1. They can learn how the world's leading mobile operating system works under the hood, with a hackable installation on hardware that uses a SoC found in real mobile devices. 2. They can access a growing library of educational software available via Google Play. Bear in ...
by poglad
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Project: Android JB 4.1 with Hardware acceleration
Replies: 126
Views: 95495

Re: Project: Android JB 4.1 with Hardware acceleration

I don't actually see /any/ benefit in using Android over Linux, even if it was ready to go now, let alone putting aside other stuff to make it work. It will probably be of more educational value than Plan9 *coff* you what? No, really. You what? Since you can't see any possible benefit of having And...
by poglad
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS image with VNC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Re: RISC OS image with VNC?

Ask one question, get two back lol... :lol:
by poglad
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Has anyone bought Nut Pi?
Replies: 63
Views: 14408

Re: Has anyone bought Nut Pi?

There is a footnote on the RISC OS Open page where Nut Pi is offered. Please note: the software supplied with the Nut Pi is specifically built for Raspberry Pi hardware and will not function correctly on any other hardware platform. Use on any other platform is completely unsupported by ROOL and th...

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