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by zog
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How good is current AI ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: How good is current AI ?

 ^ ^ | | | | >-*-< https://photos.app.goo.gl/z8VCZLYHs5MyNhbs1 I ran the ASCII art picture above through some image recognition software. My wife got what it was in two seconds without having her glasses on. Note the ASCII goes a bit squiffy when you try to submit it to this forum so I included a li...
by zog
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How good is current AI ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

How good is current AI ?

What's the current state of progress in the field of Artificial Intelligence ? Hi, I am having trouble discerning what's fact from fiction on the internet about artificial intelligence. I know that it can't be that good otherwise when you asked one of those proprietary digital assistants, backed by ...
by zog
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D Printer
Replies: 68
Views: 15995

Re: 3D Printer

Well I backed the Pluto 3D Printer on kickstarter, hopefully it won't turn out like Tiko did.

Fingers crossed!

If and when a get it I will review the printer and post back here.

Jack
by zog
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Pascal?
Replies: 46
Views: 9906

Re: Pascal?

There are pascal versions of the wiringpi library out there. I partially implemented one and somebody else did another one. I only implemented what i needed when i needed it. You can write directly to memory address on the pi with pascal as long as you reserve the addresses before hand.
by zog
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D Printer
Replies: 68
Views: 15995

Re: 3D Printer

Okay I have decided to back an open source SLA printer on kickstarter called Pluto. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/3devised/pluto-the-worlds-smallest-high-quality-3d-printer The reason I want an SLA printer is my FDM printers can't handle very small parts. This machine appears to have a better...
by zog
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D Printer
Replies: 68
Views: 15995

Re: 3D Printer

If you buy a reward on kickstarter you are investing in a company and an idea. Like any other investment you can lose your money as seems to be the case with the tiko. I am sorry for the individuals who have lost their money. I have personally backed 2 offical kick starters and took part in a pre ki...
by zog
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: SIM800 GSM modem SMS receive and Internet
Replies: 7
Views: 8018

Re: SIM800 GSM modem SMS receive and Internet

I have not used this particular module, but it's usual when working with cellular modems for them to present multiple serial devices. You can have an internet connection established on one device and be listening or sending text messages on another device. This usually involves using multiple thread...
by zog
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: A1 / A2 Laser cutter
Replies: 0
Views: 1207

A1 / A2 Laser cutter

I am just wondering if anyone knows of a large laser cutter , such as a Lasersaur that is available in a makerspace in the North West of England ? I am trying to make an instrumentation panel and I would like it to look fairly professional, instead of the usual "dog's breakfast" I create when I try ...
by zog
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Looking for a compatible industrial usb modem
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Looking for a compatible industrial usb modem

I think I have found a suitable modem here. http://www.gprsmodems.co.uk/acatalog/Sequoia_GSM_GPRS_Terminals.html I specifically need a telit chip set so it has a similar AT command set, as AT commands and there responses vary between manufactures and to reimplement everything for a different modem f...
by zog
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Looking for a compatible industrial usb modem
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Looking for a compatible industrial usb modem

I wrote some software a while ago for controlling a falcom samba3G modem which had underlying telit UC864 chips. This modem is now obsolete and discontinued , does anyone know of a similar or compatible modem that I can buy with a telit chip set. Having a modem on a cable is quite handy as you can u...
by zog
Sat May 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Hospitals no fun, not talking worse.
Replies: 74
Views: 7956

Re: Hospitals no fun, not talking worse.

Oh yeah I forgot to mention, I wrote a websocket server for communicating with the pi, written in pascal. This means that you can create a button on a html page and then make something happen on the pi, when it's pushed. This might be helpful as you wouldn't have to write an app at all. You can simp...
by zog
Sat May 20, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Hospitals no fun, not talking worse.
Replies: 74
Views: 7956

Re: Hospitals no fun, not talking worse.

I am sorry a great misfortune has befallen you. Have you investigated if there are any charitable organisations that can help you with your disability? An occupational therapist might have some good ideas with regards to mobility aids. There are various bluetooth keyboards and mice which can be link...
by zog
Sat May 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: wannacry
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: wannacry

You should be if you you are going to be attending your local hospital. We got told to pull the plug on all the computer systems in the hospital yesterday leaving us unable to operate the x-ray rooms, ct scanners, ultrasound machines, and mri scanners. It was impossible to retrieve medical records. ...
by zog
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Mains Power Logger
Replies: 4
Views: 4645

Re: Mains Power Logger

Thanks for the advice. I don't think there is anything available that does what I want it to do so it could be an interesting project to try to make one, utililizing a raspberry pi of course. I will add it to my huge project to do list. In the mean time I bought a 480 Watt LED driver which outputs 4...
by zog
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Mains Power Logger
Replies: 4
Views: 4645

Mains Power Logger

I am looking for a device that can log the power consumption of a mains powered appliance on a second by second basis. I would also like it to record peak power consumption and it would also be great if I could download the data so I can look at pretty graphs. I have been looking around on the web a...
by zog
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: rpi-hal for Free Pascal
Replies: 8
Views: 3274

Re: rpi-hal for Free Pascal

Hi, Good work keep it up. I don't know why pascal & lazarus isn't promoted more on this site. Lazarus is a wonderfull program as it will cross compile on to most platforms and is very easy to use. It would be very nice if pascal had it's own topic group rather than being lumped in with other languag...
by zog
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Homemade diodes Tips/Ideas?
Replies: 20
Views: 4934

Re: Homemade diodes Tips/Ideas?

I believe you can make a diode from a lump of coal.

http://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/show ... p?p=702684
by zog
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem with audio
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Problem with audio

Scratch that - I think I sorted it pulseaudio IS the the problem.

apt-get remove pulseaudio
apt-get purge pulseaudio

everything sound works now. :)

Jack
by zog
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem with audio
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Problem with audio

Hi, I am having problems with pulseaudio and the head phone jack. I am running Raspbian jessie on a Pi2 model B. I am messing about with App game kit made by TheGameCreators ( TGC ). I compiled and ran the SpaceShooter sample. The audio works fine for about 15 to 30 seconds before promptly cutting o...
by zog
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Static IP Address
Replies: 7
Views: 2316

Re: Static IP Address

Dare I say it might be nice if the raspi-config program had a little network configuration utility within it. There's the easy way, the hard way, and then there is the linux way of doing things! I nearly always want my raspberry pi's to have a fixed IP addresses. I might even get round to writing a ...
by zog
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Build PHP7
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Re: Build PHP7

Okay I have managed to build a standard installation of PHP7 minus IMAP as it wouldn't build that extension. I now need to build php7 with pthreads, which I am not sure how to do to make the cli php program work with pthreads, so I can run the minecraft pocket server .phar fie. I don't know how to d...
by zog
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Build PHP7
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Build PHP7

I tried to follow the instructions on PocketMine-MP to make a pocket edition mine craft server. https://www.pocketmine.net/ The installers don't work as php5 is installed instead of php7 I upgraded to raspbian stretch to install PHP7 and then I tried to build a minecraft pocket edition server that r...
by zog
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Static IP Address
Replies: 7
Views: 2316

Re: Static IP Address

Yeah well thanks, I guess it's easy when you know how. I obviously couldn't see the wood for the trees.

:oops:
by zog
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Static IP Address
Replies: 7
Views: 2316

Static IP Address

Dear All, I nearly exclusively use all my raspberrypi devices as low cost servers with static IP addresses I recently started to build a new server and decided to use the new raspbian minimal image. The new images include the dhcpd5 package which automatically assigns a new ip address to the raspber...

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