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by blachanc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspbian release 8th April 19
Replies: 21
Views: 1168

Re: New Raspbian release 8th April 19

Why report a post,
is is so much more fun exchanging acid comments until a mod intervene and Lock the topic.

jut waiting for the two other member of the Triumvirat to finish the job here

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Ben
by blachanc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspbian release 8th April 19
Replies: 21
Views: 1168

Re: New Raspbian release 8th April 19

Thanks guys! Link to release notes should be added to DOWNLOADS page as well (https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/) , then I could have figured out myself. :lol: :lol: :lol: What a dumb way to educate someone. this is supposed to be a kid friendly forum? wow; beats me. Ben PS: and +1 to ...
by blachanc
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Code Club
Topic: Creating autism-friendly Code Clubs
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Creating autism-friendly Code Clubs

As a father of a kid on the autistic spectrum,
I am pleased to see some people going the extra mile to accommodate kids with special needs.

Congratulation to both of you !!
Ben
by blachanc
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ lockups
Replies: 464
Views: 49374

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ lockups

Definitely the SoC and not the RAM? When we do qualification testing of a new piece of silicon, we make boards with split lots on. These are special SoCs that have been "skewed" in the semiconductor manufacturing process to emulate the maximum differences in performance/speed/power that you would g...
by blachanc
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Français
Topic: Rasberry avec carte graphique gtx
Replies: 5
Views: 3230

Re: Rasberry avec carte graphique gtx

Pourquoi peut tu donner plus d'explication ? Ton post ressemble a du "trooling" (c'est dit sans méchanceté), mais je vais prendre le temps de te répondre. Je crois que tu n'as pas pris le temps de regarder les connecteurs disponible sur le RPI. en bref: 1) il n'y a pas de connecteur PCIe sur le RPI...
by blachanc
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.
Replies: 288
Views: 50744

IP based RPIforum BAN

EDIT 11:45 EST: OK, now everything is back to normal !!
The ban lasted 5 minutes
Strange,
I was browsing the forum from work.
And I got the Ban based on IPpage.

Ben
Now, I am on my phone..
by blachanc
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.
Replies: 288
Views: 50744

Re: STICKY: NEW FORUM SKIN - Comments here please.

Was this suggestion dropped (increase maximum picture size)?
I hate to link to external source. (I understand that other might disagree, I just want the official take on this)

James_comment_on_increase_picture_size-request

Thanks,
Ben
by blachanc
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi Zero serving the dark side.
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

Pi Zero serving the dark side.

While Reading about last October massive DDOS attack, I wondered if the PI was targeted by Mirai and was glad to see it was not part of it. Disgruntled gamer 'likely' behind October US hacking: expert Mirai credentials used on github Unfortunately, i saw that someone else came with the Idea of using...
by blachanc
Sun May 15, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Are there any Autistic People on this board?
Replies: 26
Views: 4806

Re: Are there any Autistic People on this board?

There are many autistic-like people on this board, glad that you see Autism as a benediction. My son is 11 and it is/was not a benediction for him. He had to learn everything in order to live on this alien planet. True, his autism gives him an edge over others on some aspect (maths,logic,etc), but t...
by blachanc
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 4 bands vs 5 bands resistors (color blind)
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: 4 bands vs 5 bands resistors (color blind)

sorry for replying to my own post.

Ok, there is no mistake.

the red they use is not rendered nicely on a blue body (looks violet)
this is a 27K resistor (showing the red & violet):

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27K resistor
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by blachanc
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 4 bands vs 5 bands resistors (color blind)
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

4 bands vs 5 bands resistors (color blind)

just replenished my 1987 resistor kit using a ebay vendor.


I ordered thin film 5 bands (blue body).

But the red they use is really strange, to the point I wonder if they simply did not made a mistake.
My ohmmeter is telling me both are 18K...

18K_side_by_side.jpg
new(blue) vs Old.
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new18k
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by blachanc
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] TSOP4838 - Tested 3 none receives signal
Replies: 33
Views: 9742

Re: TSOP8438 - Tested 3 none receives signal

It started to work on 5v... I'm really surprised, every post I've seen they've set it up to work with 3.3v with the TSOP4838, yet mine didn't. As soon as I tried the 5v it just started to work. Oh man, I feel so much better now xD Sorry for the necro, but THANK YOU, this solve my issue too: 3.3V su...
by blachanc
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: autism: what is your score on this quiz?
Replies: 39
Views: 9097

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

I got 31. But I think a single number for a multi-metric quiz like this is a fair bit off-balance. Having a lower floor to just say "No autism" could, as it almost did for me, discredit someone for being high in one area (social encounters are just downright painful to me) and low in others - I put...
by blachanc
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: @admins: please enlarge max image size for upload
Replies: 26
Views: 3146

Re: @admins: please enlarge max image size for upload

kusti8 wrote:Upload your photo to Imgur and post the link. Simple.
Like for any problem/limitation, there are ways to go around them....
And we all do something like what you are proposing (I use a file sharing site)

That being said,I still agree with the OP, for the simple sake of info preservation.

Ben
by blachanc
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: No Pi Zero on cover of MagPi 40 (USA)
Replies: 20
Views: 5681

Re: No Pi Zero on cover of MagPi 40 (USA)

Hum, reminds me of this...

xbox one delivery notice TheSun

As a non-uk resident I could not resist referring to an article from the Sun ;)
Ben
by blachanc
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: @admins: please enlarge max image size for upload
Replies: 26
Views: 3146

Re: @admins: please enlarge

+1,
IMHO,
Relying on external sources for larger images can cause lost of details on older posts, when the external source goes offline.

Ben
by blachanc
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The kernel is now 4.1.15, same as the Skynet
Replies: 19
Views: 2735

Re: The kernel is now 4.1.15, same as the Skynet

RaTTuS wrote: :)
it's apple stuff
so you never know
Hey,
Show some respect to apple. Because of apple, Will Smith was able to hack an Alien computer and disable their shield, and now, all of us non US citizens gets to celebrate the independence on the 4 of july :D

Ben
by blachanc
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The kernel is now 4.1.15, same as the Skynet
Replies: 19
Views: 2735

Re: The kernel is now 4.1.15, same as the Skynet

I just read a news about the reason for the kernel jumping to 4.x so fast, is to catch up the Skynet kernel's version number, which is 4.1.15 in T-800. :evil: So watch your Pis, do not update ! What are you blathering on about? Not the thunderbirds or Wallace and Grommit for sure ;) Asta la vista b...
by blachanc
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: autism: what is your score on this quiz?
Replies: 39
Views: 9097

Re: autism: what is your score on this quiz?

Interesting article, I wonder how he manages to keep his job. He surely did not chose the easiest career path :lol: washington-reporter-with-autism As the com­mit­tee’s chair­man, Sen. Or­rin Hatch, was pre­par­ing to exit, I leapt up and yelled a ques­tion at him. Quickly, the of­ficer next to me w...
by blachanc
Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Next PiZero availability date (After 14Dec15)
Replies: 49
Views: 7169

Re: Next PiZero availability date (After 14Dec15)

They were available for a span of 2.5 hours on monday to buy at £4 from thepihut & pimoroni (both 1 per customer) I was watching, and surprised they stayed in stock so long. Would be so nice if they accepted pre-orders. Would give a break to their IT infrastructure ;) Did the foundation ever confir...
by blachanc
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A reminder
Replies: 31
Views: 4013

Re: A reminder

Hi folks - a quick reminder, in the run-up to Christmas. A lot of newcomers to these forums, especially at this time of year, are kids, or people who don't have much or any experience with devices like Raspberry Pi. Happy holidays to all of you from all at Pi Towers! Amen to that, but sorry to say ...
by blachanc
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi zero out of stock
Replies: 114
Views: 15152

Re: Pi0 (temporarily) in stock

he means the one that he just bought from Pimoroni or PiHut. Does Pi-Zero arriving before Christmas in Canada? :o :o :o :o :o Doohhhh, it is time for the Christmas break :oops: to answer correctly my neighbor's question: It usually takes less than 7 days from UK to Canada form PiHut Ben
by blachanc
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi zero out of stock
Replies: 114
Views: 15152

Re: Pi0 (temporarily) in stock

supra wrote:Does Pi-Zero arriving before Christmas in Canada? :o :o :o :o :o
www.buyapi.ca are stating that they would not get any prior to mid-January.

buyapi newsletter

Ben
by blachanc
Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New guy - how to configure time,keyboard & regional settings
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: New guy

fruitoftheloom wrote: Great same answer raspi-config :shock:
Yes but the extra minute spend writing more detail in the post was probably valuable for a beginner ;)

Ben
by blachanc
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Tkinter: no display name and no $DISPLAY enivironment
Replies: 11
Views: 5081

Re: Tkinter: no display name and no $DISPLAY enivironment

so I entered xhost + in LXTerminal and it now works I do not beleive the risk is high in your home env, but xhost+ allows anybody to connect as you without knowing your credentials. Ex start a terminal. It might not work the same on Linux, but on Unix, You can edit the ~/.rhosts to limit the access...

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