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by waveform
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Prince of Persia on the Rpi?
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Prince of Persia on the Rpi?

<r>For any Prince of Persia fans, the original source code of the Apple II game was uploaded earlier today!<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://github.com/jmechner/Prince-of-Persia-Apple-II">https://github.com/jmechner/Prince-of-Persia-Apple-II</URL><br/> <br/> This came about, after Jordan Mechner's fathe...
by waveform
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A word of warning on using cheap Micro USB cables.
Replies: 23
Views: 5818

Re: A word of warning on using cheap Micro USB cables.

<t>jbeale said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Interesting…:<br/> <br/> The ground between the two male USB connectors has low resistance and is connected in parallel to the USB"s plug shielding metal and cable shield. The problem is the +5V wire. Even though the distance between the two male USB connectors is o...
by waveform
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A word of warning on using cheap Micro USB cables.
Replies: 23
Views: 5818

Re: A word of warning on using cheap Micro USB cables.

<r>The good USB cable my friend swapped has a Samsung sticker on the back of it, it looks identical to this, except that the sticker says U2 instead of U8:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.ebay.ie/itm/GENUINE.....0813257487">http://www.ebay.ie/itm/GENUINE.....0813257487</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> N...
by waveform
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: A word of warning on using cheap Micro USB cables.
Replies: 23
Views: 5818

Re: A word of warning on using cheap Micro USB cables.

<t>I ordered a longer usb cable which arrived today from ebay, which is about 1m long.<br/> <br/> This is a picture of the exact cable:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> When using it with the Raspberry PI, the screen kept cutting off, and the PI would restart repetitively.<br/> <br/> I also noticed some SD ca...
by waveform
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Delivery !
Replies: 72
Views: 17950

Re: Delivery !

<r>Bass said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Hmm, whats that "Warning" about maximum 500mA? (Can"t read it all )<br/> <br/> Can"t we use a 1A  USB adapter?<br/> <br/> Reading here it says "….. enough current ~700mA ….."<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Hardware.....wer_Supply">http://elinux.org/RPi_Hard...
by waveform
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 302
Views: 242331

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

That test was with a Cliptec external usb card reader.

Using my PC's internal card reader thats in a floppy bay on the front panel, I got better results.

Although even when testing the same reader a few times, I find the results tend fluctuate.

by waveform
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 302
Views: 242331

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

I did a bit of reading up on benchmark tests for cheap Class 6 SD cards, and decided the Silicon Power 16GB seemed the best bang per buck.

It seemed to fair well in the tests, the 4K write speeds seem to be above other cheap class 6 cards, 0.6 / 0.7 as opposed to 0.17

by waveform
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Delivery !
Replies: 72
Views: 17950

Re: Delivery !

Here's mine, and a warning!

If you wear a pair of Crocs shoes around the house like me, the wrist strap is essential as crocs generate quite a large amount of Static! I wouldn't risk it.

by waveform
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Size of the package the pi arrives in?
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Re: Size of the package the pi arrives in?

<t>Simon H said:<br/> <br/> <br/> That might be just a class like parcel up to 2.6kg for that type of delivery, We used to deal with couriers that had pricing in classes up to 2kg then 10kg etc etc. The post office has the same but on a smaller scale and depending on dimensions.<br/> <br/> <br/> It ...
by waveform
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Size of the package the pi arrives in?
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Re: Size of the package the pi arrives in?

The weight of the package is 2.6KG according to my Tracking Information.

So i suspect Farnell have thrown in a free catalog which is taking up all that weight.

So i doubt it will fit through a normal letterbox if that's the case.
by waveform
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: one for sale on Ebay this is wrong as the foundation is loosing out here.
Replies: 63
Views: 7138

Re: one for sale on Ebay this is wrong as the foundation is loosing out here.

<t>If that A4Tech numpadless wireless keyboard is anything like mine, then its going to barely even work from 1 metre away, especially if there's a bit of wood between the computer and the keyboard.<br/> <br/> Absolutely awful transmiter/receiver in the keyboard, the mouse I got with it will work fr...
by waveform
Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi Has Shipped!
Replies: 75
Views: 9662

Re: My Pi Has Shipped!

I just noticed that the package weighs 2.6KG.

The equivalent of 2 and a half bags of sugar seems a bit heavy for a raspberry Pi that only ways 45 grams on its own!
by waveform
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi Has Shipped!
Replies: 75
Views: 9662

Re: My Pi Has Shipped!

<t>Good news, the update has gone green again!<br/> <br/> And it appears that Simon H shares something in common with a tube of Smarties.<br/> <br/> He has the answer!<br/> <br/> It seemed like it was forwarded to the next courier for international shipments.<br/> <br/> Maybe these "exceptions" are ...
by waveform
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi Has Shipped!
Replies: 75
Views: 9662

Re: My Pi Has Shipped!

What I am saying, I may as well PM Liz the the tracking URL right now!
by waveform
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi Has Shipped!
Replies: 75
Views: 9662

Re: My Pi Has Shipped!

Hopefully anyway, once it doesnt mean a further delay of a month I would be happy.

Edit: No need to tweet Liz on twitter now, the status has changed to green again!
by waveform
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi Has Shipped!
Replies: 75
Views: 9662

Re: My Pi Has Shipped!

<r>Just used the 24 hour live help on their website, and I was told I would have to contact technical support instead if it"s an issue to do with an order.<br/> <br/> Phone lines are now closed so no luck there, I will try e-mail but probably won"t receive a reply until monday when office hours resu...
by waveform
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi Has Shipped!
Replies: 75
Views: 9662

Re: My Pi Has Shipped!

Is there any other people living outside the UK who have had their status change to this exception also?

Can anyone notify a memeber of the foundation? I'd imagine they would want to be contacted on an update like this.

I better get onto Farnell right away.
by waveform
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi Has Shipped!
Replies: 75
Views: 9662

Re: My Pi Has Shipped!

<t>:'(<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm living in Ireland and it appears there is an issue with shipping overseas.<br/> <br/> " The service selected is not available to the destination address / Downgraded, forwarded to consignee, selected service is not available"<br/> <br/> Does anyone know whom the cos...
by waveform
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi Has Shipped!
Replies: 75
Views: 9662

Re: My Pi Has Shipped!

BTW, my tracking number is now recognized on the UPS page,

with a status of "Shipping label has been created"

"A UPS shipping label has been created. Once the shipment arrives at our facility, the tracking status--including the scheduled delivery date--will be updated."
by waveform
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi Has Shipped!
Replies: 75
Views: 9662

Re: My Pi Has Shipped!

<t>dawilson123 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Same here, although the tracking number they gave is bogus and not recognised by UPS as being valid.<br/> <br/> Maybe it hasn't been shipped after all and Farnell is leading me on.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Patience matey!<br/> <br/> The number is not "bogus" it j...
by waveform
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hardware-assisted H.264 video encoding
Replies: 51
Views: 51169

Re: Hardware-assisted H.264 video encoding

Hey mccp!

Thanks a lot for sharing your post and giving some insight.

It would still be great though if there was some discounted rate offered for the educational Pi units.
by waveform
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hardware-assisted H.264 video encoding
Replies: 51
Views: 51169

Re: Hardware-assisted H.264 video encoding

<t>Imminent noob question on licensing. Ignore at will.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> JamesH said: <br/> <br/> Bad news I"m afraid. The licence only covers H264/MPEG4 decode. To get encode as well would mean more fees. Which is pretty mean of MPEG-LA to be honest.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Is there not some k...
by waveform
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 143144

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

liz said:


http://www.managementtoday.co......spberry-pi




"Goodbye Call of Duty, hello programming heaven."

Hehe!

by waveform
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?
Replies: 29
Views: 9301

Re: Pictures of screen displaying example of RPi composite output?

<r>mc349 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Do you remember  Ceefax / Teletext?  That level of quality should be possible?<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceefax">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceefax</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I would hope that the quality would be far superior to that of Te...
by waveform
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Cases
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 331440

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<t>mightygoose said: <br/> <br/> i aspire to make something small in this vein…<br/> <br/> [linkie]<br/> <br/> That is quite some beautiful architecture!<br/> <br/> ————————————————————————————-<br/> <br/> Is 10 USB ports enough for the RPI? <br/> <br/> I<br/> <br/> I"ve been thinking about the Card...

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