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by Lynbarn
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD-card switcher Does such a thing exist?
Replies: 5
Views: 4239

Re: SD-card switcher Does such a thing exist?

I would like to be able to do the same thing. This might be a solution... There is this device: http://www.mp4nation.net/blog/2010/12/multi-sd-card-reader-looks-like-a-toaster-of-sorts/ which connects by USB, and holds 4 SD cards. I'm not sure how, but it should be possible to use a single SD card p...
by Lynbarn
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Am I missing something ?
Replies: 48
Views: 9088

Re: Am I missing something ?

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> God, the speculation! The other 8k are on their way from the factory straight to the distributors from China; because they're going straight to them I don't have a DHL tracking number for them, but I think they'll be pitching up before the middle of the week. At the sa...
by Lynbarn
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We got through CE testing unscathed!
Replies: 46
Views: 9448

Re: We got through CE testing unscathed!

Somewhere along the way, this thread went wierdly and delightfully off-topic. Surely, cats (of any persuasion) are not suitable for such testing, which is why we have guinea-pigs.
by Lynbarn
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS - not strictly correct description ... ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

Re: RS - not strictly correct description ... ?

If you feel this should be changed, I suggest it would probably be better to bring it to the attention of RS directly through their own communications channels, rather than the RPF, as the appropriate people at RS may not be looking here..
by Lynbarn
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Best Monty Python film?
Replies: 10
Views: 2351

Re: Best Monty Python film?

<t>Cannon Fodder said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well it's easy, got to be the 'life of Brian'. Because I'am called Brian <br/> <br/> <br/> "…and so is my wife!"<br/> <br/> The Meaning of Life was on Cable TV (in the UK) the other evening – I particuarly enjoyed the sex-ed scene – hillarious   but as you sa...
by Lynbarn
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newark/Element14 Webinar w/ Eben
Replies: 23
Views: 4882

Re: Newark/Element14 Webinar w/ Eben

I moved this from the Off topic forum to general discussion - i hope nobody got lost as a result
by Lynbarn
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newark/Element14 Webinar w/ Eben
Replies: 23
Views: 4882

Re: Newark/Element14 Webinar w/ Eben

<t>I logged on about ten minutes before it started - was unable to get the webex softwarere to load on Firefox, but MSIE was okay. I too lost sound just before the end, so that was probably a general hiccup at the source.<br/> <br/> Interesting that Eben is still in Wales.<br/> <br/> At least now I ...
by Lynbarn
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI port type?
Replies: 3
Views: 5004

Re: HDMI port type?

<t>krizzo said: <br/> <br/> <br/> This is driving me crazy I've searched on the form, the wiki the FAQ's and even watched the videos which seemed to give a clearer idea of the HDMI port type. I just was wondering if it was the standard Type A (large size) or if it was a Type C port? Could someone cl...
by Lynbarn
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering the Pi via the expansion Port?
Replies: 16
Views: 4246

Re: Powering the Pi via the expansion Port?

<r>Ttreczoks said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> All of this has already been extensive discussed in about a dozen posts about power.<br/> <br/> <br/> Not exactly. All the posts about power topics I've found in the forums supply the power via the USB connector. I'm specifically aski...
by Lynbarn
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tax consequences of donations
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Tax consequences of donations

<r>This is a very complicated area, and US citizens donating to other than US charities (defined as  501(c)(3) organisations) do not automatically qualify for tax relief.<br/> <br/> I have looked into this for a couple of other charities I am involved with, and I'm not aware of any reciprocal arrang...
by Lynbarn
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Computer jokes
Replies: 36
Views: 7265

Re: Computer jokes

<t>Q: How many group posters does it take to change a light bulb?<br/> <br/> A:<br/> <br/> 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed<br/> <br/> 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently<br/> <b...
by Lynbarn
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: proposing a name for R-PI expansion boards.
Replies: 28
Views: 5473

Re: proposing a name for R-PI expansion boards.

<t>mjtessmer said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Did you mean "leafs"?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> No. "Leaves" is the British English plural of "leaf"<br/> <br/> As for what to call larger "crusts" (my prefered name) - well, if they are bigger than the 'Pi, that is, they cover all over it and a bit more, then that ...
by Lynbarn
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Look what UPS just left on my doorstep!
Replies: 18
Views: 6013

Re: Look what UPS just left on my doorstep!

Hmmm, what is the date today?
by Lynbarn
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB 3.0
Replies: 16
Views: 15129

Re: USB 3.0

<t>holeysocks said: <br/> <br/> <br/> How hard would it be to move to USB 3.0 ? that would open alot of doors<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> USB v3 is quite a bit more expensive to implement that USB v2, and requires a fair bit more than just substituting a few components, so it is very unlikely to appear o...
by Lynbarn
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: abbreviations
Replies: 35
Views: 8059

Re: abbreviations

<t>Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Yeah, all those TLAs can get confusing (TLA is a long-standing military acronym for ... wait for it ... "Three Letter Acronym"! ).<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> There is also the ETLA (Extended Three Letter Acronym (a.k.a. Four Letter Acronym, or FLA)) and also the DET...
by Lynbarn
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page - more photos!
Replies: 19
Views: 3612

Re: New post on the front page - more photos!

What - A Raspberry Patch?
by Lynbarn
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Petrol Nonsense
Replies: 45
Views: 7139

Re: Petrol Nonsense

<t>Lob0426 said: <br/> <br/> And then there is the gas AFTER all of that. lol I would save $6000 a year if I got rid of all of the cars. Almost impossible in such a rural area.<br/> Well you'd save a lot more over in the UK - petrol (gas) is about twice the price you're paying - and that was before ...
by Lynbarn
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trademark Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Trademark Rules

A new section on the home page should help to clarify the situation regarding the use of the RPF Trademark:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/tra.....mark-rules
by Lynbarn
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is there a way to block certain users on this forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 3959

Re: Is there a way to block certain users on this forum?

<t>Chris Rowland said: <br/> <br/> <br/> A PM?  I use the "Report Post" button.<br/> <br/> Notifing the moderators seems to me to be better than responding publically because it breaks the abuse - response cycle.   I do it as little as I can.<br/> <br/> Another tactic is to write the reply you want ...
by Lynbarn
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is there a way to block certain users on this forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 3959

Re: Is there a way to block certain users on this forum?

dognosh said:


So michael, if I can get a few of us to complain about you, can we get you banned ? Lol



Nope - You can't get rid of admins THAT easily!!!
by Lynbarn
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Petrol Nonsense
Replies: 45
Views: 7139

Re: Petrol Nonsense

Just heard on the news: A woman has been badly burned whilst transferring petrol from one container to another - in her kitchen - with the cooker on!
by Lynbarn
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Name your next model of the Raspberry pi!
Replies: 22
Views: 6874

Re: Name your next model of the Raspberry pi!

<t>Ah! GEORGE – I remember it well!  ICL1900 Mainframe – the size of a small house, punched card input, fanfold paper output (printer spacing controlled by punched paper tape loops), disk drives the size of washing machines, processing power of a digital watch! …<br/> <br/> But I digress.  There is ...
by Lynbarn
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Real Time Clock using USB gps dongle
Replies: 12
Views: 7750

Re: Real Time Clock using USB gps dongle

<t>kghunt said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Heres an idea… A gps dongle can be had for around a tenner these days an the gps signal contains the time. It shouldn"t be that hard to write a script to be called once the gps had grabbed the time to then set the system clock. I know it"s not as reliable as a prope...
by Lynbarn
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Petrol Nonsense
Replies: 45
Views: 7139

Re: Petrol Nonsense

<r>smartybones said: <br/> <br/> the more imprtant issue of the day is that the big three electric suppliers have pulled the plug (excuse the pun) on the building of two nuclear power stations.... give it 5 years and we are going to have blackouts due to over the rise in demand of electric on a nati...
by Lynbarn
Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Input magazine
Replies: 10
Views: 2276

Re: Input magazine

<t>Ravenous said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Yes but it was 4:3 and mono sound, cheeky.  (Anyone remember the introduction of NICAM?)<br/> <br/> These days someone could probably take these PDFs, extract the text listings automatically, encode it as sound and play it out through the soundcard, to go straight...

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