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by russ wall
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Are you (forum veteran) disappointed with the r-pi launch?
Replies: 31
Views: 4752

Re: Are you (forum veteran) disappointed with the r-pi launch?

<t>Jim Brown said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Christ. Stop the whinging folks. Its just a computer, not a replacement vital organ!<br/> <br/> <br/> The use of the term disappointment is being abused on this forum. Try being a Wolves fan! My only concern is that the following month or two's wait not only hold...
by russ wall
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Hollywood Movie - an Investment opportunity?
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: Hollywood Movie - an Investment opportunity?

<t>Liz ... Venus from Fireball XL5. Hot, hot, hot!<br/> <br/> Peter Lorre ... Gus the Troll<br/> <br/> Dolly Parton ... Customer service lady at Farnell answering phones on launch day.<br/> <br/> Veronica Lake ... The New Lady who is going to do the merchandising.<br/> <br/> Kraftwerk do the theme t...
by russ wall
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 197660

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

install KOHA, see if it works ok, then pop the pi in a bag and send it here! If the kids can't read, how on earth are they going to learn to program? The Pi can help do both. Fab!
by russ wall
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Queen Elizabeth prize for Engineering
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Queen Elizabeth prize for Engineering

http://www.qeprize.org/

A million quid buys an awful lot of pi's for the classrooms (or maybe handbags! ).
by russ wall
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 147389

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>Burngate said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've got flu.<br/> I don't think it's swine-flu, since there ain't no pigs round here, so maybe it's bird flu.<br/> Or maybe it's SARS. That's almost worse. Or Pneumonia.<br/> Could it be Wiel's? That starts off like flu.<br/> Whatever, they're all fatal.<br/> Do ...
by russ wall
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A heartfelt thanks
Replies: 32
Views: 5251

Re: A heartfelt thanks

+1 here ... and from all the kids in the philippines who are going to benefit eventually with pi's managing libraries.
by russ wall
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Live
Replies: 6
Views: 2916

Re: Raspberry Pi Live

Pointless!
by russ wall
Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a little update from Eben on the front page...
Replies: 52
Views: 11673

Re: There's a little update from Eben on the front page...

Jongoleur said:


liz said:


His shopping tip's a good one, too.


For which timezones?





Your humour is not lost on some of us! May I remind you that wheel arrangements are on the horizon.
by russ wall
Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a little update from Eben on the front page...
Replies: 52
Views: 11673

Re: There's a little update from Eben on the front page...

Mr kiplings on special offer at Tescos?
by russ wall
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The w00t! life is good thread
Replies: 80
Views: 8465

Re: The w00t! life is good thread

... made these last night to impress a gurl! It worked!!

Spring Roll Wrappers

... life in the old dog yet.
by russ wall
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 35854

Re: Greatest game of all time

Not a lot of driving games getting a mention around here, but for me Pole Position was a work of beauty. Spent a fortune (dinner money) in the local arcade trying to knock a tenth off qualifying time and good enough to get me through my driving test first time. Perfect in every way.
by russ wall
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.
Replies: 127
Views: 16297

Re: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.

<t>scep said: <br/> <br/> <br/> JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Big glass of fizzy wine tonight for me - cooking a slap up meal for the other half's birthday.  Wish me luck!<br/> <br/> <br/> You know that's not good enough on these forums James  - what are you actually making? <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>...
by russ wall
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.
Replies: 127
Views: 16297

Re: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.

<t>Was this not what the reason for the first batch was all about anyway. Iron out any “issues” etc? Seems like a well planned strategy is working as far as I can see.<br/> <br/> I for one am glad of the so called delay as there are not quite enough sixpences in the piggybank right now. I'm going ou...
by russ wall
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Unofficial Raspberry Pi kits to be made availabne.
Replies: 31
Views: 5291

Re: Unofficial Raspberry Pi kits to be made availabne.

anyone know if you can build one out of lego?
by russ wall
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Moderated blog comments: your input wanted!
Replies: 57
Views: 8081

Re: Moderated blog comments: your input wanted!

gravatars ... just say NO. What is the point of them?
by russ wall
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: A National Treasure
Replies: 19
Views: 2732

Re: A National Treasure

Jongoleur said:


@Luny:  Its ok, I've another 176 posts before my next wheel arrangement!



I think Mr Stanier might have something to say about that!
by russ wall
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: A National Treasure
Replies: 19
Views: 2732

Re: A National Treasure

... as a paperback in the bog next to Alice in Wonderland maybe.

Class 28 co-bo! nice!
by russ wall
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I've a crush on Liz!
Replies: 30
Views: 5140

Re: I've a crush on Liz!

"I am closing this thread – I suspect sockpuppetry! (And we've been over this before – NO.) "

mmmmmmmmm
by russ wall
Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: I am already learning with the Raspberry Pi!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3785

Re: I am already learning with the Raspberry Pi!!!

<t>A normal Sunday would be down to the pub around twelve, a couple of pints and a few games of darts and maybe a rant about the banking industry with the rest. Now, after bumping into the Pi forum and signing up for rurwins computer 101 course I've been spending all day trying to fathom out how to ...
by russ wall
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...
Replies: 79
Views: 13986

Re: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...

Grumpyoldgit said:


Though, of course, Led Zeppelin I and II are much better and I suspect that Liz is a Piper at the Gates of Dawn fan.



+1 Hope to god the Pi is not put back because of cover artwork problems!
by russ wall
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...
Replies: 79
Views: 13986

Re: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...

<t>Like the birth of a new born baby, the release of Led Zeppelin 3 or Wish you were here, The return of the Jedi or ..... ahh whatever. People say the the silliest things. It's just pre-match tension.<br/> <br/> Everybody take a big deep breath! It will happen.<br/> <br/> People will do what they w...
by russ wall
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: You Know what I like about this forum
Replies: 11
Views: 2309

Re: You Know what I like about this forum

TheEponymousBob said:


Right now what I like best about the forum is the smell of beef, ginger beer and cloves coming from my kitchen. Proof that even the worst threads can be turned to good



+1^

mashed or boiled 'tatties?
by russ wall
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi Character
Replies: 84
Views: 16033

Re: Pi Character

I think what everyone is saying kokoro is ..... we want more!
by russ wall
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi in "the Third World"
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Re: Pi in "the Third World"

<t>mgmt_idiot said:<br/> <br/> <br/> I would then take your prototype out on its own to see what reaction is before trying to deploy lots. You wouldn't believe how much govt money is wasted delivering capabilities to support somebody's grand idea without really checking that it's useful to and useab...
by russ wall
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi Character
Replies: 84
Views: 16033

Re: Pi Character

<t>After a day on the naughty step it’s great to read my favourite comic!<br/> <br/> +1 kokoro!<br/> <br/> The use of code is pure genius. So all we need now is a storyline that begins with “Hello World” and slowly introduces absolute beginners to all the elements of Python and it’ll be an absolute ...

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