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by fozzy bear
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cloud Street by Tim Winton
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Re: Cloud Street by Tim Winton

My recall ( memory ) let me down above when I said I had read Cloud St back in 1988. It must have been more like 1991 ( or early 90s anyway ) when I read it as that is when it was first published and released. Also I have not always been totally aware of Tims' actual background. ( only had some idea...
by fozzy bear
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2
Replies: 16
Views: 3383

Re: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2

Guess what folks ? I thought I was done with this but it seems there are still a couple of things that I forgot to mention/address above. jamesh above mentioned that some other product could come along next year say and blow the Pi out of the water. This is more than possible. There are actually ove...
by fozzy bear
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2
Replies: 16
Views: 3383

Re: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2

I think after what I have said above that I need to clarify/clear up a couple of things/issues before I am done with this subject ( I know I said that I am finished with it but then realised there were some things that needed to be clarified). When I was talking about limitting the size of a market ...
by fozzy bear
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Pi built into keyboard / mouse combo?
Replies: 17
Views: 6680

Re: Pi built into keyboard / mouse combo?

That's actually a great idea. If anyone makes a few, I will put my order in now for one. It could be tricky fitting all that stuff into a standard keyboard shell ( non standard required yes ). Toxibunny has a point though from the business viability angle. fozzy ?8O)} From little things BIG things g...
by fozzy bear
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there a web site upgrade in the wind ?
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Is there a web site upgrade in the wind ?

You are quite possibly right on that. Will look into it. It is also possible that it could have been down to either some kind of rendering bug in the browser ( or there could be executable file corruption or it could have been some fault related to system/process interaction i.e. another process cou...
by fozzy bear
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2
Replies: 16
Views: 3383

Re: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2

hello jamesh Yes current sales are very good. This will continue as the Pi globally speaking is a very popular product right now. I believe that things will continue on this way at least for the forseeable. The people at the foundation ( and yourself ) are highly educated and sophisticated practitio...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Suck to reset?
Replies: 5
Views: 1978

Re: Suck to reset?

hello mequa A mouth controlled reset button ( what tha ? ) now that is hilarious. Maybe the Pi will develop a nicotine habit ? :D ( I hope he ( she ? ) doesn't succumb to the cancer sticks though ! ). I just observed exactly what you have with the Pi resetting/rebooting after insertion of various US...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Roadmap?
Replies: 35
Views: 8746

Re: Raspberry Pi Roadmap?

I agree with you Liz. Maybe using the word negative was simply too strong or the wrong choice of word. I do think however he was being a little dismissive though. Why ? Because the rev3 , however minimal the changes must be considered an improvement to the product line or you wouldn't even be bother...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Roadmap?
Replies: 35
Views: 8746

Re: Raspberry Pi Roadmap?

hello jamesh You are being a little negative/dismissive here as usual ( check over at the other thread as there is something there you need to think about ) and it is not productive to be negative. I also know you are trying to be practical with your advice. Maybe he should just buy a rev 2 Pi B and...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2
Replies: 16
Views: 3383

Re: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2

hello jojopi Yes I have to agree totally with what you have said. The point I was trying to make to jamesh ( and he seems to not even want to think about this because he really doesn't want to recognise or deal with the fact that there is a valid issue at stake here) is that even if there is NEVER a...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2
Replies: 16
Views: 3383

Re: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2

My Pi B v2 cost me $ 38.00 Australian from element 14 and $ 52.00 with a case added. I intend to buy more units. The Pi is already so cheap and even if it was $ 50.00 I would buy multiple units. It is such a good product. Yes I think people will buy a $ 50.00 Pi. They are already doing it via the re...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2
Replies: 16
Views: 3383

Re: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2

hello again jamesh I take your initial point ( and I am fully aquainted with all the practicalities by now) but you are still kind of missing my point. This is not good when we resort to just burying the head in the sand and refusing to think about something that goes against what we really want to ...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test time for Dolphin hub, USB drive, DVD drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Test time for Dolphin hub, USB drive, DVD drive

Yeah thanks for that.

I am using a 5V DC and 1A output psu for my Pi.

I plan to upgrade to a 2A psu though.

Should I do this before I do the mod ?

fozzy

?8O)}

From little things BIG things grow ( mighty oaks and even razzle berries ).
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2
Replies: 16
Views: 3383

Re: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2

hello jamesh I am over 95% with you. On the 10 million units thing ( we don't know what demand will do next year, it could be another million or 2 who knows even more maybe). Maybe if you sell 10 million units then people no longer want or need another one. BUT look at it this way. That's 10 million...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Internet Ping Pong for the R Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 5353

Re: Internet Ping Pong for the R Pi

Well I ran this idea by a friend I have in Massachusettes USA who is a small aircraft pilot, chemical/electrical and electronics and IT engineer as well as a professional astro buff. He agreed that it is a pretty crazy idea :lol: BUT he said that if I added a random IP generator program to this then...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test time for Dolphin hub, USB drive, DVD drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Test time for Dolphin hub, USB drive, DVD drive

gday again toysareforboys Thanks for all the comprehensive info on this. The photos are great and I should be able to replicate what you have done with your Pi if I follow your How Tos carefully. I will study all the info you have provided before I proceed. I have been an electronics hobbyist since ...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cloud Street by Tim Winton
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Cloud Street by Tim Winton

gday I first read this book way back in 1988 as far as I can recall. It is kind of an eclectic or maybe even eccentric story but it is also an extremely thought provoking work and also a classic Australian story. Tim Winton has written a few books to this date. He is from coastal Western Australia a...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Bookmarks in Midori browser and Search Box - Where is it ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3581

Bookmarks in Midori browser and Search Box - Where is it ?

howdy Can anyone tell me how to find my list of bookmarks within Midori ? I can add bookmarks but I can't find the icon/button etc which displays the list of bookmarks. Also Midori seems to be chopping of the top lines of the web page especially on the home page of the site. This may also affect the...
by fozzy bear
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test time for Dolphin hub, USB drive, DVD drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Test time for Dolphin hub, USB drive, DVD drive

hello toysareforboys ( don't girls like toys ? they like toy boys ) :D That USB power bridgeing sounds like the ants pants/way to go. I will check it out and proceed carefully. Can you give me any advice as to how to go about it safely ( for the Pi mainly ) ? BTW the DVD drive is out of an old Toshi...
by fozzy bear
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test time for Dolphin hub, USB drive, DVD drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Test time for Dolphin hub, USB drive, DVD drive

Well I have finished my testing so now here are the results : What happened ? Basically it was all a NO GO ! My Pi psu looks like it doesn't have the necessary grunt ( current output ) to run any of those other devices. Current psu has a 1A output but this it turns out is only sufficient to run the ...
by fozzy bear
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2
Replies: 16
Views: 3383

Re: Purely Hypothetical - Extra RAM for the Pi B v2

hello again malakai One more thing related to system performance and how we should measure it ( bench marks always helpfull ). When we try to assess performance we don't just look at what the CPU can do, we look at everything taken together basically i.e. How the CPU interacts with all other system ...
by fozzy bear
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: From Crate Size Computers to Cigarette pack size.
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

From Crate Size Computers to Cigarette pack size.

Or should the Title Read To Infinity and Beyond ! The computing world has certainly come a long way over the past 30 or so years ( from crate sized computers to systems like the Pi being credit card sized and cigarette packet size [ with a case on ]). I remember those old days back in the early year...
by fozzy bear
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Element 14 Australia doing well
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Element 14 Australia doing well

hello Over the last 7 days element 14 in Australia has sold over 750 units of R Pi B v2. Not bad going for only one branch of element 14 globally speaking. Hard to estimate current demand other than to say it is still very strong and christmas is only 14 days away. I wonder whether we really know ju...
by fozzy bear
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test time for Dolphin hub, USB drive, DVD drive
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Test time for Dolphin hub, USB drive, DVD drive

Hello all Back online with my R Pi B v2 and using Midori. What a great little system this is. I can see myself buying a few more Pi units asap. I have a few units to test out with my Pi on this run, being : - Dolphin multi card reader and USB hub ( 3 USB ports ). This is an unpowered unit so I will ...
by fozzy bear
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Internet Ping Pong for the R Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 5353

Re: Internet Ping Pong for the R Pi

Actually I'm starting to think it is not only a crazy dumb idea ( what tha ? ). It is also silly, impractical and basically totally crap ! ( we just don't get it !? ). What is it all about ? Life I mean ( nebulous responses all welcome ). fozzy ?8O)} From little things BIG things grow ( mighty oaks ...

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