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by ziltro
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Master Plug Dual USB Power supply 70% off Sainsburys
Replies: 46
Views: 23337

Re: Master Plug Dual USB Power supply 70% off Sainsburys

<t>If it doesn't say 1000mA per port then it is probably overall. Anyone who owns one of these could open it and see if the ports are connected together.<br/> <br/> Perhaps shorting the data pins would be possible too, assuming this won't cause an overload. Are the pins really supposed to be shorted...
by ziltro
Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why are you protesting SOPA when Eric Cantor stopped all action towards it?
Replies: 32
Views: 7285

Re: Why are you protesting SOPA when Eric Cantor stopped all action towards it?

Why do people care so much about an american internet censorship law which hasn't happened yet when nobody seems to care at all that the uk is already under internet censorship?
by ziltro
Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Backing up SD card
Replies: 12
Views: 4147

Re: Backing up SD card

<t>Ian3 said: <br/> <br/> Thanks for the information. Just one more question: can this method be used to transfer an image onto a larger SD card?<br/> <br/> Surely it will work? After dding, run something like gparted to make the partition fill the disk?<br/> <br/> 'partclone' might be a better tool...
by ziltro
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi for an old blind lady (with remote)
Replies: 19
Views: 8362

Re: Raspberry pi for an old blind lady (with remote)

<r>You might want to look into RockBox (open source firmware) for the iPod or similar portable music player, it has support for reading the menu for blind users. However the menu is ... quite in-depth ... in places. I suspect it can be simplified... <br/> <br/> I would use MPD to play the audiobooks...
by ziltro
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the Raspberry Pi use any non-free software?
Replies: 27
Views: 8080

Re: Will the Raspberry Pi use any non-free software?

<r>It is possible to replace your computer\'s “BIOS” (which is actually hardware init, BIOS or EFI if needed and a bootloader) with free software such as Coreboot. <URL url="http://www.coreboot.org/">http://www.coreboot.org/</URL> If you need BIOS calls for DOS or booting Windows < Vista then you ca...

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