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by rmwebs
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Touch Screen
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: Touch Screen

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by rmwebs
Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to find a Raspberry Pi in Orlando, Fl
Replies: 10
Views: 10285

Re: Where to find a Raspberry Pi in Orlando, Fl

OK, will you please stop spreading FUD on a subject you know nothing about.. At risk of sounding like a fool...where's s/he spreading FUD? I re-read the post 3 times. It QUESTIONED why there was a shortage, but didn't make any suggestion of any reason for that shortage. It's not spreading FUD by st...
by rmwebs
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When will RPi Model B be back in stock?
Replies: 10
Views: 3956

Re: When will RPi Model B be back in stock?

IMHO I don't see a big reason to keep building the Model As as they are just too underpowered to be really usable. Only 256K (correction - 256M) of RAM is the limiting factor for me. Granted they are $10 less. And that $10 is the ultimate reason why, for all intensive purposes, the Model A has to e...
by rmwebs
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where / how to buy BCM2835 for prototyping / production...
Replies: 33
Views: 10188

Re: Where / how to buy BCM2835 for prototyping / production.

What are you trying to prototype that cant be done on a Pi, or the compute module? Once you've prototyped, if your product is to go to market and you can provide Broadcom with details on your plans and such, you'd presumably you'd be ok to enter talks to order a few hundred thousand chips. As with a...
by rmwebs
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: flash player
Replies: 13
Views: 27474

Re: flash player

Most (decent) video sites now offer a HTML5 option. As long as you're using a decent browser it should be able to play them. Dont expect awesome playback on the Pi running Raspibian though as you wont get it, it's not optimized for it. If you're using the pi for video just stick Openelec or Xbian on...
by rmwebs
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How big is the Raspberry Pi community?
Replies: 29
Views: 3041

Re: How big is the Raspberry Pi community?

I don't really count stuff embedded in commercial products (otherwise the Bcm2835 would I think be over 10M sold at least - it's in quite a bit of kit that isn't Raspi). Just SBC's is the valid comparison. Makes sense. It'd be like counting BananaPi sales as RaspberryPi sales. It's annoying that th...
by rmwebs
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How big is the Raspberry Pi community?
Replies: 29
Views: 3041

Re: How big is the Raspberry Pi community?

Per active users, usage Raspberry Pi can only compete with Arduino community. No other has so big codebase and active users, usage cases etc. In terms of sold units Arduino would probably win (many boards at various prices), but codebase size is probably similar, except maybe for more advanced shie...
by rmwebs
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video through a web browser
Replies: 10
Views: 3579

Re: Video through a web browser

Is there anything I can install on another sd card to run a browser to watch online videos? I have Raspbmc on one and have a spare card, which I could use. The Raspberry Pi can do all sorts of stuff, but nobody as yet found a way to play videos through a web browser! Put simply. If the video is fla...
by rmwebs
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi and web browser flash player.
Replies: 8
Views: 3592

Re: Pi and web browser flash player.

pluggy wrote:If it uses Flash, no. And the Beeb News uses Flash, so no.
A fix for this is to set your user agent in your browser to iOS or a smart tv and it then provides the html5 feed.
by rmwebs
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi and web browser flash player.
Replies: 8
Views: 3592

Re: Pi and web browser flash player.

If this is going on a tv take a look at xbmc. There are two great xbmc based operating systems for the pi; Openelec and Xbian. There are addons available which I assume I'm not allowed to mention here as they also promote illegal streaming of movies and tv shows as well as channels. If the site you ...
by rmwebs
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PIXAR's Renderman.
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: PIXAR's Renderman.

It's got about a 0.0000001% chance of working on the Pi, at least for rendering. There's a reason Pixar use server farms for each render request ;)
by rmwebs
Sat May 31, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Web Browsing
Replies: 11
Views: 1788

Re: Web Browsing

RaTTuS wrote:because of bad web pages and bad x
elinks from the terminal is fine
Come again?

The web pages are not 'bad'. The pi's SOC is the real issue. Some sites will perform better than others. Most modern sites will be slow to use on the Pi as it's simply not up to the task.
by rmwebs
Wed May 28, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Moderators and Ban Threats
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Re: Moderators and Ban Threats

If you're finding it hostile here, the Reddit community is usually very friendly: http://www.reddit.com/r/raspberry_pi The mods are just trying to keep the peace. But yeah, there's a few situations where a select few go...rogue. For example I called a mod out when they told someone to "cut the crap ...
by rmwebs
Wed May 28, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum search appears to be broken
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: Forum search appears to be broken

phpBB3's search engine has been "broken as designed" forever. I've completely given up on using it. Then it should be completely disabled! (isn't having a non working item, just another security risk?) Security's clearly not a concern here as phpbb is being used. It's well known for its terrible se...
by rmwebs
Thu May 22, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A availability
Replies: 37
Views: 4188

Re: Model A availability

I don't get it. Is the "Overall, the numbers just didn't work out for us. " answer to the "Is this forever?" question and means "Yes" ? Or does it mean that they just "guessed low" this time. I'd say they wont be ordering any more. The profits must be tiny, the space they take up will be big (due t...
by rmwebs
Tue May 20, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A specification arguments
Replies: 53
Views: 3915

Re: Model A specification arguments

There are more 256mb pi than you might think: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zWwpcckDEEVAhNH3y7JQGxxbjP42nUywPOzDWr1fH28/embed/oimg?id=1zWwpcckDEEVAhNH3y7JQGxxbjP42nUywPOzDWr1fH28&oid=105429783&zx=171pl1h6kpvt http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=75996 ... that's just mod...
by rmwebs
Sun May 18, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Input please - Using the pi as a tiny little PC for OAP's
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Input please - Using the pi as a tiny little PC for OAP's

Right. I've got an elderly grandmother who's got a ropey old XP computer from about 2002. We bought her an iPad last year, which she knows how to use....well..she knows how to get on facebook, check emails, print stuff and browse the web. She still uses the old XP machine if she's got to do a letter...
by rmwebs
Thu May 15, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do Mac programs work on Raspbian
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: Do Mac programs work on Raspbian

Nope, not only would you need to recompile the source for ARM, but you'd also need Cocoa, without Cocoa it wouldn't work, and Cocoa is very much part of OS X and not something you could easily 'clone' onto another OS. GNUStep is an attempt to provide a compatibility layer for Cocoa, but even then yo...
by rmwebs
Sat May 10, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A availability
Replies: 37
Views: 4188

Re: Model A availability

In the US, MCM (are they part of Farnell?) don't have 'em, and Adafruit say "discontinued". Yep MCM are Farnell. Adafruit will just be buying from Farnell. When you go to the page that the Model A is supposed to be on, it redirects to the Model B and has a message on the page saying it's replacing ...
by rmwebs
Sat May 10, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A availability
Replies: 37
Views: 4188

Re: Model A availability

Interestingly I got my bi-weekly CPC catalogue come through the door today (for those who don't know, CPC is Farnells 'consumer friendly' arm in the UK, selling dirt cheap electronics and home goods). The Model A is only listed as being available with the camera - it's not available on its own throu...
by rmwebs
Fri May 09, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A availability
Replies: 37
Views: 4188

Re: Model A availability

I'd imagine demand for the Model A is pretty low given the Model B also has a low price-point. It's probably more likely that they dont have continuous production of the Model A and instead do batches. A delayed batch or something maybe?
by rmwebs
Fri May 09, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: need help to catch a burglar.....
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: need help to catch a burglar.....

Realistically the Pi is not suited for this. Not by a long shot.

For real peace of mind buy a proper wireless security camera.
by rmwebs
Wed May 07, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should i get a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Should i get a Raspberry Pi

It'll be fine for everything you listed, except web browsing, unless you're happy to wait a long, long time for most sites to load. The Pi's sadly not quite powerful enough to be used as a desktop computer realistically. You can overclock it to to get a bit better performance, but you'll still have ...
by rmwebs
Thu May 01, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use Raspberry as 5.1 sound card for Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Use Raspberry as 5.1 sound card for Mac

Theoretically yes, via AirPlay. However you'd need a strong network (wired would be best). Even then you'll be limited by whatever the Raspberry Pi and AirPlay can do, sound wise.
by rmwebs
Thu May 01, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can you bridge internet from USB0 with Wi-Fi access point?
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Can you bridge internet from USB0 with Wi-Fi access poin

Am I right in thinking your input is ethernet, or is it another wifi/ethernet USB adaptor? Either way - yes it can be done, and is pretty easy to do. I do it with two wireless adaptors, one for 'in', one for 'out'. All you need to know is the ethernet interface name. So for example generally your ma...

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