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by TonyHoyle
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New IT (UK) Supplier
Replies: 178
Views: 29639

Re: New IT (UK) Supplier

Great! When my Pi broke I looked at the RS and Farnell sites, read the lead times and nearly decided not to bother.

Nice to see a company stepping up to the plate with some reasonable delivery times :D
by TonyHoyle
Thu May 03, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?
Replies: 44
Views: 7283

Re: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?

<t>I've had precisely 1 email from RS, and that was just 'we hope to have them soon', a couple of weeks ago.<br/> <br/> That's after registering at some ungodly hour of the morning on the first day.<br/> <br/> OTOH I gave up on RS ages ago and reordered with Farnell.. who are still quoting June but ...
by TonyHoyle
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 55113

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

<r>Kernel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Montala said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Kernel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I still don't have a date from uk farnell! <EMOJI seq="1f620">:angry:</EMOJI><br/> <br/> <br/> If you have placed an order with them you should have received a confirmation email with an attached pdf 'or...
by TonyHoyle
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dropping some on Ebay to control scalping..
Replies: 11
Views: 3127

Re: Dropping some on Ebay to control scalping..

Another one...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rasp.....0832533644

90 quid?  Seriously?

This one is at least being honest he's only preordered it..
by TonyHoyle
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many do you invision purchasing?
Replies: 50
Views: 10637

Re: How many do you invision purchasing?

Jorn said:


We've all been waiting for months to get to this stage, with 10,000 being made surely  there's going to be enough to go around ? 



I know it was said a while ago but that made me laugh out loud...
by TonyHoyle
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many do you invision purchasing?
Replies: 50
Views: 10637

Re: How many do you invision purchasing?

As long as plex is ported (or Plexbmc works and has a good enough WAF), then 2 to start with.  Then probably a network enabled doorbell, and after that whatever takes my fancy..
by TonyHoyle
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 5620

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

<t>Teaching of computing has always been fairly crap - I was taught when it still part of the maths department, and the only people allowed to enroll on the course were those that got over 80% in an 'aptitude test' (which was mostly stuff about recognising sequences.. I easily got 100% but apparentl...
by TonyHoyle
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Final Confirmations?
Replies: 64
Views: 12142

Re: RS Final Confirmations?

Registered at around 6.02am and didn't get an email, so they must have sold out *fast*.

Actually, thinking about it, if they did hit 700 per second they will have sold that batch in 7.1 seconds.
by TonyHoyle
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: IR remote over hdmi
Replies: 8
Views: 3238

Re: IR remote over hdmi

The last time this came up there was no driver for it although the hardware is capable.

Who knows what an army of a million geeks can come up with though? :p
by TonyHoyle
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 55113

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

Hmm.. never had even an estimated delivery date from farnell.  I got the order acknowledgement and the online system says 'Back Order' but no dates.
by TonyHoyle
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How Many Raspberry-Pi got pre-ordered?
Replies: 10
Views: 2130

Re: How Many Raspberry-Pi got pre-ordered?

The guardian article said 700 per second.. which is a tad the high side I think (that's 400 million per week!  Call me sceptical, but...)

I think we can safely say the number is somewhere between 1 and that number.
by TonyHoyle
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video Adapter
Replies: 39
Views: 6675

Re: Video Adapter

Apparently some video cards can be switched to analogue for vga compatibility - but mostly i think such cables are there to catch the unwary.
by TonyHoyle
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have's and Have Nots
Replies: 28
Views: 5156

Re: Have's and Have Nots

<t>IMO amazon taking the orders and allocated & shipped randomly from farnell/RS would have been better.. it's pretty hard to bring amazon's site down.<br/> <br/> Another up at 6am and trying all day here, but I never got anywhere but expression of interest pages.<br/> <br/> If it was going to b...
by TonyHoyle
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 31988

Re: RS Components

Seconded Maplin.. but im not sure they have any manufacturing capacity.
by TonyHoyle
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 31988

Re: RS Components

No, you cant - that redirects immediately to the register interest page, as does every other workaround ive seen posted/tweeted... although i havernt tried phoning up and trying to talk them into selling me one that way.
by TonyHoyle
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 31988

Re: RS Components

<t>Registered with RS at 6.05 am and have heard nothing back.<br/> <br/> It was mid afternoon before I managed to get onto the farnell site and by that time they were redirecting everyone to a register interest page too.. im a bit confused that people are claiming they have preordered after that tim...
by TonyHoyle
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to protect the filesystem without a save shutdown button?
Replies: 61
Views: 26709

Re: How to protect the filesystem without a save shutdown button?

I'll probably see if I can port iPXE then just run the entire thing over iscsi.  That way there's zero risk (unless someone switches the server off, but if that ever happens loads of stuff goes titsup anyway).
by TonyHoyle
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A program to type in, like you used to
Replies: 35
Views: 7126

Re: A program to type in, like you used to

I hope we see much, much more of this kind of stuff.

When I was just starting out, it was being able to type programs in, see results, then fiddle with them to make them do other things, that taught me programming.

I was having so much fun I didn't realize I was learning..
by TonyHoyle
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72903

Re: config.txt

Indeed.. in a school especially... 'hey checkout this new demo'.  Bye bye warranty.

Even worse if someone manages to make a config that can break stuff (massive overvoltage + overclock simultaneously for example).
by TonyHoyle
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OMAP4 or OMAP3 or what version?
Replies: 6
Views: 3317

Re: OMAP4 or OMAP3 or what version?

From the FAQ:

"The SoC is a Broadcom BCM2835. This contains an ARM1176JZFS, with floating point, running at 700Mhz, and a Videocore 4 GPU."
by TonyHoyle
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Design choices behind the RPi
Replies: 35
Views: 6414

Re: Design choices behind the RPi

<t>200mb is more than enough to compile simple programs and get started - It's not *that* long ago that I was running entire GUI setups on 64mb (kde, before it got too bloated) - and compiling kernels under that too (slowly!).  It's plenty.<br/> <br/> Someone learning will more than likely start wit...
by TonyHoyle
Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you could order now..
Replies: 151
Views: 25540

Re: If you could order now..

I've got plans for 3, maybe 4.

On a similar note, will we be able to donate to the foundation by paying more?
by TonyHoyle
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Free Pascal compiler for the Pi (freepascal.org)
Replies: 43
Views: 19013

Re: Free Pascal compiler for the Pi (freepascal.org)

<t>On the contrary.. putting together a simple app with a dialog is a matter of a few clicks in an IDE.  You could show a complete beginner how to build a dialog with a button that says 'hello world' in under 5 minutes.<br/> <br/> Once you get beyond simple, hand editing becomes all but impossible.....
by TonyHoyle
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Free Pascal compiler for the Pi (freepascal.org)
Replies: 43
Views: 19013

Re: Free Pascal compiler for the Pi (freepascal.org)

Lazarus on the pi would be great.  FreePascal is actually pretty good (for anyone that remembers pascal from college - it's come on a bit since then and is no longer an instrument of torture).

For my sins I write pascal (well, delphi) commercially so can help with demo apps etc.
by TonyHoyle
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Launch party?
Replies: 65
Views: 10939

Re: Launch party?

<t>mightygoose said: <br/> <br/> <br/> carpool? national express? megabus?<br/> <br/> if i could make it to cambridge i would but london would be my limit atm.<br/> <br/> <br/> Only £73 return here, provided it's on a weekend, but takes so long I'd have to add overnight hotel costs to that.. Oh well...

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