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by Snailface
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A sold "only" 100,000 units - a flop ?
Replies: 87
Views: 13325

Re: Model A sold "only" 100,000 units - a flop ?

I wonder if this 100K number counts 3rd world outreach donations by the Pi Foundation. And that brings us to an important point: as an educational charity, price point arguably could be considered the most important reason the Model A exists. Say you have a limit of $10000 to spend on an underprivil...
by Snailface
Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A sold "only" 100,000 units - a flop ?
Replies: 87
Views: 13325

Re: Model A sold "only" 100,000 units - a flop ?

It's not hard now seeing why the Model A+ is taking it's time showing up. ;p
by Snailface
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Determining how fast your Pi really is
Replies: 62
Views: 16589

Re: Determining how fast your Pi really is

Code: Select all

Model/Speed
A    read_ring_osc(2)=3.157MHz (@1.20V)
B(1) read_ring_osc(2)=2.935MHz (@1.20V)
B+   read_ring_osc(2)=2.865MHz (@1.20V)
B(2) read_ring_osc(2)=2.754MHz (@1.20V)
Turns out my fastest system is the one I use the least. Just my luck. :lol:
by Snailface
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Happy Pi Approximation Day!
Replies: 10
Views: 2164

Re: Happy Pi Approximation Day!

DougieLawson wrote:
Douglas6 wrote:7/22 here
That's because you lot have your dates bass ackwards.
I can't wait till the calender rolls around to 14/3 to highlight the error of your opinion. ;)
by Snailface
Fri May 09, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A availability
Replies: 37
Views: 5944

Re: Model A availability

http://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Pi-Mode ... B00BC0ZL88

Good old reliable Amazon has it for a reasonable $5 markup.
(i just check the 'shipped' price -- $0 tax and shipping :) ) I live in OK, USA.
by Snailface
Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Installing Pygame in Windows
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Installing Pygame in Windows

This is probably the easiest way to install it all in one go:
http://portablepython.com/wiki/PortablePython2.7.5.1/

It contains python, a decent ide, and a host of useful libraries including pygame.
by Snailface
Sat May 25, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New version of Pi. When?
Replies: 94
Views: 20935

Re: New version of Pi. When?

Is breaking software compatibility necessarily certain with a CPU speed upgrade though? There are faster ARM11's out there. It'd be nice to have Multicore or a stable 1Ghz.
by Snailface
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I set up a raspberry pi webserver
Replies: 12
Views: 4465

Re: How do I set up a raspberry pi webserver

Try accessing your server from a proxy. A lot of routers won't let you access locally otherwise. Security measure I suppose. Could you be a little more specific? and i know my router is capable of it because thats the entire point of a demilitarized zone Type in your server's url into the address b...
by Snailface
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How do I set up a raspberry pi webserver
Replies: 12
Views: 4465

Re: How do I set up a raspberry pi webserver

Try accessing your server from a proxy. A lot of routers won't let you access locally otherwise. Security measure I suppose.
by Snailface
Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How to Publicize a Program
Replies: 9
Views: 2242

Re: How to Publicize a Program

Hi everyone, I was working on an electrical project with my Raspberry Pi and I noticed that there aren't really any good free and easy to use programs out there for designing electrical projects with breadboards . So, being the programmer I am, I made a very basic and fairly borderline program that...
by Snailface
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How fast (slow) is the Rasperry Pi?
Replies: 37
Views: 6319

Re: How fast (slow) is the Rasperry Pi?

The test that takes the longest time to run took 3.2 seconds (CPU time, running on the normal 700 MHz). This puts it between a Pentium II 450MHz (4.2 s) and a Pentium III 800MHz (2.4 s). raspem, did you run the same test at all the levels of overclocking on the Pi out of interest? No, but I just tr...
by Snailface
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Connecting to the internet via PC.
Replies: 3
Views: 1918

Re: Connecting to the internet via PC.

CopyPasta from geekdrop: http://geekdrop.com/content/how-to-bridge-connection-on-windows-7 Watch that last step though, its a little tricky to get both connections highlighted together. You may have to play around with the window's settings to get them side by side. Note also that if you're trying t...
by Snailface
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 2988

Re: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down

Thanks for all the input. Once I get the time I'll open up the computer and dust off the fans and all that. It can't hurt to try. If that doesn't do it, I'll go for the system restore. I have a question about that, is there anywhere on the hard drive that I can use to put the files I want to back u...
by Snailface
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 2988

Re: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down

Back up the files you want to save in safe mode and then do a factory restore. Here are some instructions on that:
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/7319-dell-ins ... a-or-win-7
by Snailface
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kickstarter Identity theft
Replies: 32
Views: 5739

Re: Kickstarter Identity theft

You can't re-upload a video and keep the link, but you can add an annotation to the old video with a link to a new one. I made an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rQAGcKQph8 (note: I was having trouble with the link --fixed now) Just sign into youtube. Click 'site manager' on bottom right o...
by Snailface
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RASPI on the Moon
Replies: 19
Views: 3937

Re: RASPI on the Moon

As much as we love the humble little pi, consumer grade electronics aren't fit for space travel. Read this short article to get a handle on why. (last 2 paragraphs)
http://www.tuaw.com/2012/08/07/iphone-m ... t-so-what/
by Snailface
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD How much is enough?
Replies: 3
Views: 2709

Re: SD How much is enough?

I would recommend a 4GB card if you don't plan on using the Pi as a primary computer or media player (games or movies). The reason being is that it makes backing up your card a lot faster and easier. Personal experience here trying out a 16 GB card. (and, oh yeah, I can vouch for a class10 card bein...
by Snailface
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A Pi with more power and updated ARM chip
Replies: 6
Views: 2050

Re: A Pi with more power and updated ARM chip

Maybe the Foundation should just give in and appease the technophiles.
But then they would deem the SuperPi a disappointment and demand the UltraPi... :lol:

Best to jump out of the arm(s) race before it even starts.
by Snailface
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Python
Topic: idle 3 hello world
Replies: 4
Views: 3974

Re: idle 3 hello world

You can actually mix ' and " print("Hello 'quoted' world") print('Hello "quoted" world') are both fine, you just run into trouble when you try to do this: print("Hello" 'quoted' world") #no! print('Hello' "quoted" world') #no!! # to fix that, just use and escape sequence (backslash) in front of the ...

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