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by Sylvain
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 10609

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I welcome GrumpyOldGit's contributions to this thread; what he has written chimes curiously well with the little voice inside my own head. Sylvain; you have said above that you are used to forums with more incivility than this one. We do not wish this forum to resemble...
by Sylvain
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 10609

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

Grumpyoldgit >> Your comments in that topic are really useless. If you are not interested in it, just don't read it !

There are several admin participating, if they would like to close the topic, I don't thing they would need your advices.
by Sylvain
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 12880

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>LeeP said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Right, as I have access to a tax consultant (my dad), I thought I would put him to the test and he may have proved why it's worth paying for one:<br/> <br/> "There is a special Customs relief known as Processing under Customs Control.  Essentially, where components ar...
by Sylvain
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 10609

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<t>Jessie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Let me put it this way, the project doesn't need another member of the management team.<br/> <br/> <br/> I'm OK with this way of seeing things but then, why did you open a forum and open the comments on your blog ?<br/> <br/> You could have simply made a website wit...
by Sylvain
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 10609

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

<r>That's nearly exactly what I have proposed here : <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....-6/#p29467">http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....-6/#p29467</URL><br/> <br/> And as Grumpyoldgit said the topic has been closed (like some others) without real answers.<br/> <br/> Once the Team has decide...
by Sylvain
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Vmware View Thin Client
Replies: 8
Views: 5059

Re: Vmware View Thin Client

<t>I don't know well VMWAR but with VirtualBox you can take the control of a virtual PC through the standard RDP protocol (no matter what the OS is). So any RPD client should work.<br/> <br/> This last days I had this kind of need and I managed to make things work relatively quickly : a 10 years old...
by Sylvain
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Photography Projects
Replies: 150
Views: 64710

Re: Photography Projects

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> I'm not really  "working on one" but I have several ideas around that (advanced trigger for one and / or muliple camera/flash, intervalometer, command for automatized pano heads ...). I think that once the GPIO had been mastered (probably with a kind of add-on board) and you've def...
by Sylvain
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Monitoring Demand
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Re: Monitoring Demand

Didn't JamesH say a few days ago that there were 55 000 people on the mailing list ?
by Sylvain
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can we Edit posts after others have posted please???
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Can we Edit posts after others have posted please???

+1 That's the first forum I see behaving like that.
by Sylvain
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 19755

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>scep said:<br/> <br/> <br/> You have decided that you know better than the Foundation even though you have no data at all upon which to base your case.<br/> <br/> <br/> OK, so give us the data …<br/> <br/> Someone else says "10%". OK, lets make hypothesis on that.<br/> <br/> What is 10% … It's a ...
by Sylvain
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 19755

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>mattsgreen said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The reason they are outsourcing to the Far East, as they have said, is to make a profit. All the profit that they make will be put back into the Education.<br/> <br/> <br/> And what will you say to those "well educated" children when they will enter the labor ma...
by Sylvain
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 12880

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>@Lynbarn >> First, I "can't" sign, I'm French.<br/> <br/> I think Liz is quite reliable, but she is not a specialist lawyer.<br/> <br/> A recent example (rase of the reduced rate of VAT in France) show me that even the people who should be perfectly aware of what was going on, in fact, wasn't. A ...
by Sylvain
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 12880

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>OK, you're doing a petition : coooool …<br/> <br/> But, have you even searched what is the "law" Liz is speaking of ?<br/> <br/> Is it an U.K. rule, an E.U. rule ? What is its exact content ? What does it apply to ? Exact reference …<br/> <br/> Who can take you seriously with a petition that coul...
by Sylvain
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 19755

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>Happy to know that the production is launched.<br/> <br/> Nevertheless, I'm sorry to play the killjoy one more time but, shouldn't have these costs / taxes problems taken into account *before* determining the price ???<br/> <br/> We all know that it's nearly always easier/quicker/less expensive t...
by Sylvain
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mounting holes on R-Pi?
Replies: 34
Views: 7021

Re: Mounting holes on R-Pi?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Mounting holes take up a lot of board space.  A future version may have them. Or not.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Was the credit card size such an important thing ?<br/> <br/> OK, it was a challenge for "you" and a waouh effect for some people, but was it really an absol...
by Sylvain
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sales date?
Replies: 131
Views: 43073

Re: sales date?

<t><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Firstly is demonstrating depth of demand, which we won't really know until we start selling, and probably  wont be able to estimate the volume market until we have a boxed, tested, documented product complete with software and teaching guides.<br/> <br/> <br/> I'm sorry to...
by Sylvain
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A supercomputer for £100
Replies: 36
Views: 24225

Re: A supercomputer for £100

Thanks for your quick reply James.

I knew my comparison was unfair in many ways but I also think this kind of numbers are interesting to know.

Sylvain.
by Sylvain
Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A supercomputer for £100
Replies: 36
Views: 24225

Re: A supercomputer for £100

<t>DeliciousRaspberryCake said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Imagine a single standard midi-tower computer case with a 20A 5v supply, a good switch and about 25 raspberry pis. You'd have your very own cluster-computer to teach advanced programming on multi-computer level. It'd still be cheaper than a regular c...
by Sylvain
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There are some VERY INTERESTING pics on the front page right now...
Replies: 34
Views: 5414

Re: There are some VERY INTERESTING pics on the front page right now...

Interesting ...

Like many others, I\'d like to know more about the DSI and SPI connectors.

I\'m also surprised that the USB connector isn\'t at all aligned with the ethernet one and with the board itself.
by Sylvain
Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 28535

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>Quote from ProDigit on December 15, 2011, 12:26<br/> In terms of pure CPU calculation it probably is very similar to an N260 (the first generation of Atoms at 1,60Ghz, or the atoms running at around 1,2Ghz).<br/> <br/> Are you sure ?<br/> <br/> I would have said that the Rpi should have something...
by Sylvain
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What do you think about decision X (aka a playing with fire thread)
Replies: 26
Views: 5308

Re: What do you think about decision X (aka a playing with fire thread)

<r>[quote]<br/> 1) What is the purpose of the Raspberry Pi?<br/> [/quote]<br/> <br/> Nearly everything has already been said.<br/> <br/> [quote]<br/> 2) How much experience do you think the Raspberry Pi Team has running a company on scale of 1 to 10 (With 1 being \"I think they\'re highly intelligen...
by Sylvain
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 28535

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t><br/> I'm not sure what you're counting as "recent".<br/> <br/> <br/> Something under 3/4 years old.<br/> <br/> <br/> The PCs I am struggling with are around 7 years old, single core.<br/> <br/> <br/> OK but you were speaking about replacing them, so I take into account the consumption of the new...
by Sylvain
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 28535

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>Quote from Eclipse on December 3, 2011, 19:34<br/> The power consumption figures for your existing computers are probably a little off. The power supplies might be rated at 300W, but the computers you described shouldn't be using anything close to that. Of course, the savings will still be signif...
by Sylvain
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO pinouts confirmed
Replies: 43
Views: 5786

Re: GPIO pinouts confirmed

FeersumEnd-jinn >> Won\'t it need a driver anyway ?
by Sylvain
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will you get the A or B? Why?
Replies: 56
Views: 10050

Re: Will you get the A or B? Why?

+1 for B model : for me an ethernet port is a must on such a device, 256 Mo is also a big Plus.

Sylvain.

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