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by Robert_M
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ESA Using Raspberry Pi in Mars Dropship Proof-of-Concept
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: ESA Using Raspberry Pi in Mars Dropship Proof-of-Concept

A conventional helicopter would not work on Mars - I think the idea is it's currently a testbed for a more suitable rocket-powered system, their main point at the moment is to develop something which automatically selects a good/safe landing site. Yep, exactly. A lot of the comments I saw were fixa...
by Robert_M
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ESA Using Raspberry Pi in Mars Dropship Proof-of-Concept
Replies: 6
Views: 820

ESA Using Raspberry Pi in Mars Dropship Proof-of-Concept

Maybe this is old news to everyone else, but I just stumbled across this neat bit of R-Pi derring-do by the ESA. I was reading an article at Space.com about an iron metorite that was photographed by the Curiosity rover, and noticed a sidebar article with the teaser heading: "Mars 'Dropship' Quadcopt...
by Robert_M
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Contradictory Tip of the Day
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Contradictory Tip of the Day

Today's tip of the day sez: "'sudo sync' to make sure all files are written to SD card." However, a day or two ago the tip said "sudo" was not necessary when using "sync." Linux smarties may know the difference and ignore the tip that's in error, but novices are left scratching their heads. One of t...
by Robert_M
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Mathematica
Topic: Installation, General Thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 3034

Re: Installation, General Thoughts

What threw me the first time was how long it took to get a command prompt after agreeing to the license terms. I thought the R-Pi had hung up, but it was just chewing away in the background. The second time I installed, I just left the machine alone at this point (at your Step 3) and after a while a...
by Robert_M
Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback
Replies: 164
Views: 29293

Re: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback

Joe - Just piping in to say that I had the same experience as Trev with the NOOBS v1.3, 9/23 version of Raspbian. By "Same experience", I assume you mean "Tried it - got an error message saying it couldn't do it - abided by the instruction". That's fine. I guess I just think it ought to be made a l...
by Robert_M
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback
Replies: 164
Views: 29293

Re: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback

Joe -

Just piping in to say that I had the same experience as Trev with the NOOBS v1.3, 9/23 version of Raspbian.
by Robert_M
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback
Replies: 164
Views: 29293

Re: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback

So far, I've only tried installing Raspbian, OpenELEC, RISC-OS and RaspBMC, so I can't comment about the slides for the other OSes until I scare up another SD card. The slide images are browsable directly on a NOOBS SD-card, you don't have to do a full installation just to view them ;-) See e.g. th...
by Robert_M
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback
Replies: 164
Views: 29293

Re: NOOBS v1.3 Beta testers feedback

These notes don't relate to functionality but, instead, to the installer slide show. 1.) The second slide for OpenELEC has the following typo: "remote controle" 2.) The RISC-OS slide series seems to be missing the first, introductory, slide and goes straight into the slides describing the features o...
by Robert_M
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Key Board Compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Key Board Compatibility

Have you run the "config" script, yet? From the command prompt, type this: sudo raspi-config On this screen, select: configure_keyboard That should take you to where you can specify your keyboard from a list. For more info on the raspi-config script, check out this page: http://elinux.org/RPi_raspi-...
by Robert_M
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sync vs "sudo sync"
Replies: 8
Views: 3855

Re: sync vs "sudo sync"

I appreciate the discussion on this topic, which seems to echo what I've been able to parse from what I've found, elsewhere - namely, that there are varying opinions on this and they all seem valid. The reason I'm curious about it is because I spend a lot of time with Minecraft-Pi and that really se...
by Robert_M
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sync vs "sudo sync"
Replies: 8
Views: 3855

sync vs "sudo sync"

The current tip of the day suggests using "sudo sync" to make sure all files are written to the SD card. Earlier, it simply suggested "sync" for this function. Is there a difference in how they function? Is one version "better" than the other? If so, perhaps one should be purged from the "tip of the...
by Robert_M
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Knowing the Practical use of HDMI to VGA Converter
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Re: Knowing the Practical use of HDMI to VGA Converter

I think I've partially cracked the code of this post. Perhaps "liquid crystal" refers to Minecraft Squids and this is some sort of DaVinci Code / Rain Man portmanteau with seekrit access codes to unlock the uber-secret SkunkWorks Minecraft v4.0 mod updates for the Raspberry Pi version. It's possible...
by Robert_M
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Still Cannot Reply to Blog Posts [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: Still Cannot Reply to Blog Posts

It doesn't work at all for me.

I've been trying ever since the problem was announced as "solved" yet still cannot leave comments.
by Robert_M
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Still Cannot Reply to Blog Posts [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Still Cannot Reply to Blog Posts [Solved]

I realize this is an old issue, and I brought it up in the Forum Glitches section but I used a non-useful subject and nothing happened. It's been over a month since the comment posting glitch was announced as "solved" yet I'm still unable to submit comments to blog posts. I've tried clearing my brow...
by Robert_M
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Please slow down,you are posting to [sic] fast!"
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: "Please slow down,you are posting to [sic] fast!"

Ten days later and still can't post comments to the blog... Oh, frowny-faced woe is me... :-(
by Robert_M
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Please slow down,you are posting to [sic] fast!"
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

"Please slow down,you are posting to [sic] fast!"

The blog says the problem with posting comments has been fixed, but I'm still locked out. There is a long time spent watching the spinning "working" symbol then the above bad spelling attempts to curb my enthusiasm when I've only clicked the post button once. I cleared my cache, and it still says "N...
by Robert_M
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New to Minecraft - is this a feature or a bug? [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: New to Minecraft - is this a feature or a bug?

It's the official download. I used the Raspberry Pi to download it directly to the SD card. Everything seemed to work just fine with the download and install. I don't know if it's just more unrelated randomness or not, but the game seems to run better on my older Rev. 1 board with 256 MB RAM than it...
by Robert_M
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New to Minecraft - is this a feature or a bug? [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: New to Minecraft - is this a feature or a bug?

That is the seed. Your world continues to have the same number each time, but if you create a new world, it would be different. I believe you could stop it by going into the Minecraft source files, but I have not found those yet. They are written in C++, so you would need to know that to edit them....
by Robert_M
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New to Minecraft - is this a feature or a bug? [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: New to Minecraft - is this a feature or a bug?

This might sound crazy, but what sort of mouse and power-supply are you using, and are you using the most recent Raspbian image? Also, does this mouse-button sticking ever occur outside of the game? The reason I ask is just in case it's related to the key/button "sticking" issues that I seem to rec...
by Robert_M
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New to Minecraft - is this a feature or a bug? [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: New to Minecraft - is this a feature or a bug?

I have not noticed this behavior but considering it is still in Alpha and at an early stage I would either post on their forums as the main site doesn't really have any method of getting help or track any bugs they may or may not be aware of. I would think unless you notice any issues in game It co...
by Robert_M
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New to Minecraft - is this a feature or a bug? [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

New to Minecraft - is this a feature or a bug? [SOLVED]

So, here I am - new to Minecraft, and my first exposure to it is on the Raspberry Pi. There's something that happens with annoying regularity, and I'm wondering if it's a feature or a bug. I'll be happily digging out structures or building something when the game acts as if the mouse buttons are stu...
by Robert_M
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New IT (UK) Supplier
Replies: 178
Views: 19205

Re: New IT (UK) Supplier

I don't meant to spam this thread (I couldn't figure out how to edit my last post to include this info) but I just found that the tracking code generated from the New IT order also shows up on the USPS tracking info page. So once the Royal Mail tracking sez "Arrived in Destination Country" then it s...
by Robert_M
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New IT (UK) Supplier
Replies: 178
Views: 19205

Re: New IT (UK) Supplier

Just thought I'd pop in to update - there was a "sorry we missed you" form in my mailbox for the R-Pi. Maybe they scratched at the door like a cat, because I didn't hear anything. Regardless, it has arrived - even if I have to go to the Post Office to fetch it. So - still speedy delivery of one week...
by Robert_M
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New IT (UK) Supplier
Replies: 178
Views: 19205

Re: New IT (UK) Supplier

Hello, not sure who Royal Mail would use for your delivery, it would normally be your local delivery service that would deliver your letters. Being at Heathrow Distribution Centre simply means it is awaiting the next Flight out to the US, the tracking should update to say it is in your area waiting...
by Robert_M
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New IT (UK) Supplier
Replies: 178
Views: 19205

Re: New IT (UK) Supplier

I was reading the New IT shipping info, and was wondering if it's possible to know who would actually be bringing the Pi to my door? Should I be looking for FedEx, DHL, someone else? I'm on the West Coast of the US, if that makes a difference. (I realize it's too early for my Pi to arrive - shipped ...

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