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by timgiles
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: star trek like computer to look up information
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

Re: star trek like computer to look up information

Certainly it can be done and you should absolutely stick with your homework for now ;-) and work on it this summer, but prehaps with Christmas coming up you will have a week or two to do some learning and planning? Many many years ago when I was at school, I created an OS like application that could...
by timgiles
Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card with built-in WIFI- will it work?
Replies: 9
Views: 6291

Re: SD card with built-in WIFI- will it work?

I had one when they first released them, ordered from Japan. Whilst it worked in cameras and the like, any time I tried to install an OS on it for the RPi, it would make the card no longer operate as a WIFI card. However, I now see they have released another firmware update and so if I can find it t...
by timgiles
Tue May 21, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: network speeds above 100 mbit
Replies: 17
Views: 33623

Re: network speeds above 100 mbit

First - the speed of network connections is mega bits - not bytes. So a 100MBit wired connection, given a powerful enough processor and reasonable protocol - NFS or FTP - should give up to 8-12 MB per second (megabytes). I manage around 9-10 every day with my pi. Gigabit wired - fantastic. Works a t...
by timgiles
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Media Center Build- Planning stages questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 2310

Re: Media Center Build- Planning stages questions.

Having done something very similar, yes you are right in what you write. I managed to find a 5V/12V PSU as I have two 3.5 inch drives that also need powering, with 4 RPis. I do use a fan but this is purely for the 3.5 inch drives - not for the RPis. I would also suggest powering the RPi using the no...
by timgiles
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fancy a punt - nice looking PSU on kickstarter
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Fancy a punt - nice looking PSU on kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1107117096/hydra-a-triple-output-power-supply-for-electronics OK, not sure if I will get slapped wrists for posting this, but I think it deserves a mention. This is a Kickstarter project for a PSU which can provide 3 different outputs, from 3 to 12V, which can be ...
by timgiles
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Google donated 15000 RPi's to UK Schools
Replies: 61
Views: 7993

Re: Google donated 15000 RPi's to UK Schools

I am not sure any one has mentioned that Google have a need for positive PR at the moment with the whole tax issue. I dont take anything away from them for giving the 15k RPIs (sounds like an enterprise harddisc now!). If you give a bunch of children the latest PCs with SLI graphics and latest 6 cor...
by timgiles
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How to speed up boot time if run headless?
Replies: 28
Views: 74702

Re: How to peed up boot time if run headless?

Sandisk UHS-I SD Card - 95MBps - boots a Pi faster than you walk back to the sofa to relogin with Putty!
by timgiles
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot
Replies: 289
Views: 162129

Re: SD Card performance in R-Pi onboard slot

Just as an aside - I have not had a chance to play with anything other than the latest RaspBMC build. My Sandisk 8Gb Extreme Pro 95MB/s is the fastest card I have flashed. Perceptively it runs 3 or 4 times quicker than a 32Gb Sandisk 30MB/s card. Ill try and find some time to test both and a selecti...
by timgiles
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Naive question
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: Naive question

<t>Would it be unfair to say I smell a troll?<br/> <br/> Where to start. Firstly, I am sure the RPF can respond as they have done to many similar posts, for themselves. However, since I have a few mins to spare.<br/> <br/> Your argument is based on a statement that most children have access to a PC ...
by timgiles
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Webcam compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 6453

Re: Webcam compatibility

http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/

You'll find it hard to buy a webcam that will not work at all with linux, but there are some. Use the above or buy cheap and blind. Good luck.
by timgiles
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Status Updates (a.k.a where's my pi at?)
Replies: 66
Views: 47780

Re: Status Updates (a.k.a where's my pi at?)

<t>Abisher,<br/> <br/> Thanks for the continued updates. Liz hinted that she knew from one or both companies how many RPis are either being built or planned to be built.<br/> <br/> Is it likely the hundreds of thousands that placed orders and are not part of the 2k or 8k will get an update in the sh...
by timgiles
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Recent RS update (bit of a rant.... sorry)
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Recent RS update (bit of a rant.... sorry)

<t>OK. So the NEWS we have is that one of the suppliers (RS) has managed after.... 4 weeks (?) to almost complete the design of a RPi shop, to sell the device.<br/> <br/> Great. Super.<br/> <br/> So, what exactly was the 'release day' all about? What did us noobs think - well it was about having a c...
by timgiles
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Found Internal USB hub for embedded projects
Replies: 14
Views: 12020

Re: Found Internal USB hub for embedded projects

<t>Whilst I can understand people comparing the cost of the RPi to the devices connected to it. Lets get serious. People (like me) are building projects that require a number of USB ports/headers (9) and will require a total of 3A at 5V. I dont want to buy a (c¤"p) Tesco or chinese copy of a copy of...
by timgiles
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Found Internal USB hub for embedded projects
Replies: 14
Views: 12020

Re: Found Internal USB hub for embedded projects

Hi Laura,

Just wanted to send my thanks for posting the link. I found one of these on ebay for delivery to Sweden and it will fit better than the DLink I was initally using.

Regards
by timgiles
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card with built-in WI-FI
Replies: 11
Views: 5036

Re: SD Card with built-in WI-FI

The Flashair is extremely flexible and offers the ability to access data on the card, delete it or copy data to the card, via the cards wireless link.

THe other posts mentioned above contain a lot of info. I wont repeat it here.
by timgiles
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New RS Components email
Replies: 41
Views: 8252

Re: New RS Components email

<t>Yes, all well and good to receive another emailing saying well..... not very much. If you compare it to previous ones, really not much has changed.<br/> <br/> The frustration I feel is that:<br/> <br/> 1. We are several weeks after the launch and no one has confirmed that either RS or Farnel are ...
by timgiles
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 14414

Re: Science Fiction

<t>Star Trek - all series - liked them all for different reasons (no, not just So9, Troy etc...!!)<br/> <br/> Stargate, SG1 will always be the best, but Atlantis was extremely good. I also really got in to SGU and thought it was such a shame it had not been sold to foreign markets. If they had added...
by timgiles
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: One board
Replies: 21
Views: 3590

Re: One board

Erm... if there is a rumour of a model C, its just that! The RPF have stated on more occasions than the search engine can find, that there are 2 models, not 1, not 3.
by timgiles
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not Available to US Residents?
Replies: 11
Views: 2337

Re: Not Available to US Residents?

<t>It will help a HUGE amount if Farnell and RS let us know, through the RPF, how many preorders they have received and how many they are building and when they believe these boards/Batches are due by.<br/> <br/> I am sure I and many would be happy to know that X thousand potential orders (at 1 per ...
by timgiles
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Components FAQ
Replies: 8
Views: 2113

Re: RS Components FAQ

Great job RS. Some actual FACTS

Lets hope the email appears and they publish some batch size stats
by timgiles
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blogs about the launch
Replies: 31
Views: 5416

Re: Blogs about the launch

<t>Ab,<br/> <br/> I, and think many, are not frustrated about not being one of the 10k. Come on, that was always going to be a lottery with a 1 in 10, 1 in 20 chance. BUT, that is frustrating is the complete lack of further communication.<br/> <br/> It would seem that those in certain countries were...
by timgiles
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: It seems it's impossible to buy one in Portugal
Replies: 9
Views: 2457

Re: It seems it's impossible to buy one in Portugal

<t>Well, its not just Portugal. Most European customer are in the same boat. Swedes are, unless you know the special secret link that enables you to order one. But of course that is merely a pre order, they are absolutely sold out.<br/> <br/> Unfortunately even though it has been 3 working days sinc...
by timgiles
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Liz - I assume the 'limit' has now been requested to be removed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2746

Re: Liz - I assume the 'limit' has now been requested to be removed?

<t>The Foundation has ALWAYS stated that once the initial first batch were sold, the ordering would return to normal.<br/> <br/> The 10k have GONE. I have no idea where, but they are certainly not in Farnell or RS available to order. What is are numerous hidden links or pre order / intererest pages....
by timgiles
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Liz - I assume the 'limit' has now been requested to be removed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2746

Re: Liz - I assume the 'limit' has now been requested to be removed?

<t>Liz,<br/> <br/> Can we assume that the limit of 1 per address has now (ie. for all future orders) been removed on both RS and Farnell sites? If not can a request go out please. If we are needing to wait 8-10 weeks to get an RPi, it seems soppy not to allow the true size of the need not to become ...
by timgiles
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 32859

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Super job top team. Liz and everyone else involved, super amazing fabulous.

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