Go to advanced search

by 1aws
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 239601

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

I note that the RasPi is now on Hot UK deals:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deal.....542?page=1

So much for keeping this reasonably quiet (ie under 12000)
by 1aws
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Old RiscOS 3.x software
Replies: 10
Views: 2435

Re: Old RiscOS 3.x software

<r>What are the odds of being able to get my 20 year old RiscOS3, ARM3 software going on a current RiscOS RasPi ?<br/> <br/> I, too, have been away from RISCOS scene for a long time now. I suspect your odds are very low. Programs then were compiled for 26bit arcitecture of the ARM chips at the time....
by 1aws
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Old RiscOS 3.x software
Replies: 10
Views: 2435

Re: Old RiscOS 3.x software

<t>mgmt_idiot said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Unfortunately the A5000 just boots to the * prompt these days. Once upon a time I knew how to fix this when it happened so I could go to the GUI, but 15 years later I've simply forgotten.<br/> <br/> Does DESK. <return> after the * prompt not take you into ...
by 1aws
Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Jaseman's Python Lessons
Replies: 60
Views: 18501

Re: Jaseman's Python Lessons

Excellent tutorials Jason. Keep up the good work. I'm looking forward to your next offerings.
by 1aws
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 136736

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

<t>firtle said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think it's compelling. I'm not saying you don't use Linux or whatever - but for a starter OS - I think its perfect.<br/> <br/> <br/> Thoroughly agree with your argument firtle. However, many who teach are really more comfortable "training"; it is easier. Concepts ...
by 1aws
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Fun with Brandy BASIC
Replies: 9
Views: 4375

Re: Fun with Brandy BASIC

<r>Clair said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Instructions much appreciated — and I must say, I'll probably be embarrassed as hell! BUT I don't care, I can handle that.<br/> <br/> Thanks!<br/> <br/> <br/> Open a terminal window and enter<br/> <br/> brandy<br/> <br/> press the enter key and the BBC BASIC interpet...
by 1aws
Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 239601

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>Slashdot have 4 minute interview with Eben here:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://hardware.slashdot.org/s.....A+Linux%29">http://hardware.slashdot.org/s.....A+Linux%29</URL><br/> <br/> Sorry about this duplication; only just spotted it on Home page. I even searched the last two pages to see if anyone ...
by 1aws
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 172289

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>scep said: <br/> <br/> <br/> 1aws said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Are the LS departments run only by the unqualified assistants?<br/> <br/> <br/> No, by a qualified teacher. And perhaps another teacher in deputy role. In our school the LS department consists of two teachers and 30 Teaching Assistants. Th...
by 1aws
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 172289

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>tufty said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Hell, staff training was an issue in the "80s (the kids who could program outshone the teachers even then, and at that point the teachers I encountered who were teaching "computing" were at least enthusiastic about the subject), I can"t imagine how bad it is now they"...
by 1aws
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 172289

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>croston said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think that teaching programming to the top pupils is better suited to an after school club rather than formal lessons.  This way, you are not aiming to pass an exam, but to learn the subject.  You can also tailor the subject to individuals.  They will not require...
by 1aws
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 172289

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>Simon, I like your thinking.  Sorry to take so long to reply, but I was busy yesterday.<br/> "There's no way you're going to be able to teach a class that ranges from "moron" to "genius" to be able to program without totally losing the upper and lower percentiles (at a guess, ~ 30% either side of...
by 1aws
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Which Openoffice do I need?
Replies: 14
Views: 3474

Re: Which Openoffice do I need?

<t>As far as I am aware Libreoffice's installation requirements will not be met with the Raspi. Whilst I believe it will run in 256MB of memory that is all to itself. The Raspi only has about 192MB of memory for its OS and apps after it shares with the video processor.<br/> <br/> If I am wrong in my...
by 1aws
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 136736

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

JamesH said:



Still never seen one in use in industry.



Commerce and industries loss.

Thought you might appreciate this JamesH:

by 1aws
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 136736

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

<t>spamel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> …..<br/> <br/> If I have the general gist right, why did we move away from that to the Windows OS that has so much junk going on that you never want to run, which leaves a five minute startup and another ten trying to stop programs from running that are eating resou...
by 1aws
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: ICT to be scrapped
Replies: 23
Views: 5385

Re: ICT to be scrapped

<t>It is great to read the refreshing comments of Gauss and max1zzz. They are at the receiving end of the chalkface so will know this better than most of us. I am looking forward to more posts by yourselves.  For me, problem solving is what Computer Science is all about.  It takes a certain type of ...
by 1aws
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 136736

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

<t>JamesH and Prometheus. Thanks for your patience with me.<br/> <br/> Let me say that I am very keen to see this succeed, I will certainly be purchasing one as soon as possible.  I have, however, some concerns and hope that my fears can be put to rest.<br/> <br/> Apps within RISC OS include: Draw, ...
by 1aws
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: ICT to be scrapped
Replies: 23
Views: 5385

Re: ICT to be scrapped

<t>scep said: <br/> <br/> If you had  a CS degree would you go into a job paying £21500 for a 60+ hour week just to be head-butted by some 15 year old kid and then be suspended for six-months because they said you hit them first? Hmmm...  decisions decisons <br/> Spot on scep.  Average salaries for ...
by 1aws
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 136736

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Not the point I was making. RiscOS - not used in the wide world. Linux (and Windows) Much used in the wide world.  Nothing to do with Excel or Word, they are not *platforms*<br/> <br/> <br/> Linux only has about 4% penetration in the real world , even Apple have abo...
by 1aws
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 136736

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

Like many on here, I to hope that Risc OS is available. In the meantime here is a screenshot showing many apps running at the same time. Screen sizes up to 4 times the area you see here are supported. I will definately purchase if it appears for the RaspberryPi.

by 1aws
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 172289

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>Chromatix said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Those problems are more complex than the ones I was being given at school when I started to learn programming.  I think I turned out all right.<br/> <br/> What age group were they aimed at?  That might be the really shocking part.<br/> <br/> <br/> The questions w...
by 1aws
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 172289

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>Simon, may I direct you to the official document. I only reproduced a small part of the course namely KS3 and KS4 programming. There are other sections to the course like systems, communication etc. The proposed course outline can be found here:<br/> <br/> http://www.computingatschool.o.....Curri...
by 1aws
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 172289

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>tufty said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @1aws - what you've described there is what I would consider extremely trivial, "basic" programming.<br/> <br/> <br/> What I have described is the proposed KS3 and KS4 curriculum as it stands just now. It will probably have revisions but I would suspect those might m...
by 1aws
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 172289

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>tufty said:<br/> <br/> <br/> hippy said:<br/> <br/> <br/> I don"t think anyone"s saying Basic isn"t good enough per se<br/> <br/> <br/> I am. In my opinion, BASIC is useless as a teaching language, as it lacks the means to adequately express anything beyond the most "basic" of concepts.<br/> <br/...
by 1aws
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: logo tweak
Replies: 13
Views: 3432

Re: logo tweak

I like it Clair. Perhaps only on one leaf, else it might be construed as a pi squared.

Go to advanced search