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by niggle
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time to give up on RS?
Replies: 36
Views: 7329

Re: Time to give up on RS?

<t>[...]  I "registered my interest" just after 0600 on launch day. I got an email from them on 9 March thanking me for registering and telling me that they would be in touch again sometime in the future to accept an order from me.<br/> <br/> Days earlier I had already had the "free T-shirt and orde...
by niggle
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: SD card instructions on the wiki
Replies: 18
Views: 3520

Re: SD card instructions on the wiki

<t>Might be useful to mention somewhere that a 2GB or larger SD card is required and that any capacity larger than 2GB will not be immediately usable unless further partition table twiddling is performed?<br/> <br/> Incidentally, why do these distributions use a swapfile on what is a relatively slow...
by niggle
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How about a car entertainment system with built-in engine car management system?
Replies: 10
Views: 4698

Re: How about a car entertainment system with built-in engine car management system?

<t>You really don't want to be be waiting for the best part of a minute for Linux to boot and load from an SD Card before you can start the engine.<br/> <br/> The most painless approach to managing your A-series engine will be a Megasquirt or similar. One of the RPi projects that I have in mind is f...
by niggle
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farnell UK - link for ordering
Replies: 25
Views: 6791

Re: Farnell UK - link for ordering

<t>Nah, I did the expression of interest thing on launch day. I am now trying to place a proper order (with *free* T-shirt!) after receiving an "exclusive" invitation by email from element14.<br/> <br/> Seems to be working now, I have just ordered and paid. Farnell are quoting a 58 day lead time ......
by niggle
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farnell UK - link for ordering
Replies: 25
Views: 6791

Re: Farnell UK - link for ordering

Looks like Farnell UK's web site is broken again.

I can login using my Farnell account details but get a blank page when I attempt to view/checkout my shopping basket.

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