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by JoeDaStudd
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to share RPI image files
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: How to share RPI image files

Sounds stupid but did you compress the file first?
7z or similar should compress the image quite a bit. Last image I compressed dropped from 4gb to 329mb. With the current image it should be close to 1gb
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alternatives to the GIMP
Replies: 10
Views: 3426

Re: Alternatives to the GIMP

When was the last time you used GIMP?
Version 2.8 and later moved to a single window mode which is much easier to use and manage.
If you last used 2.6 then I would recommend you try 2.8 before looking for an alternative as it got much easier to use.
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Case Retrogaming
Replies: 6
Views: 3162

Re: Case Retrogaming

The RasPi is never going to be able to emulate the PSX, PS2 and PS3 fully. Ok you might get PSX playable, but its going to be finicky and not 100%.
It seems very large for a RasPi case as well.
by JoeDaStudd
Thu May 22, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using Raspberry Pi to fix infected PC.
Replies: 12
Views: 3041

Re: Using Raspberry Pi to fix infected PC.

Personally I use flash drives with AV, anti-mal/spy/adware software as well as clean up tools like CCleaner then run it on the local OS starting in safemode first. The trouble with running scans from another OS is the scanners can't check live/active nasties and they can get permission issues with f...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UK TV in Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: UK TV in Spain

UK TV licensing fees are what pays for and gives you the rights to access UK tv channels. Thats why your not supposed to be able to access them from outside the UK without they are being aired on another network which has paid for the rights to do so. If your still paying your UK TV license there th...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Screw Type Terminal Block for GPIO...
Replies: 9
Views: 9619

Re: Screw Type Terminal Block for GPIO...

I've never seen screw terminals with female ends as they are designed for soldering onto PCB, the weight and stress on 0.1" header wouldn't be too wise. The cheapest and easiest way would be to solder it yourself using some 0.1" headers, strip or proto board and screw terminal blocks, of course you ...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Case and board where to buy
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: Case and board where to buy

I'm not aware of any.
If your just wanting something for prototyping I would just get a piece of mdf or plywood and add spacers myself to match the setup.
The cases available for purchase are either for just the RasPi or to meet a particular requirement (like rackmount or stackable)
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Automated ATX PSU control - Help please
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

Re: Automated ATX PSU control - Help please

Sorry I'll explain it more, be-warned its a bit of a wall of text. I'm in the process of re-building/upgrading my RepRap 3D printer. Way back when the RasPi was first announced to the public I mocked up plans for using the RasPi in place of a laptop/desktop for slicing (generating g-code) and sendin...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Automated ATX PSU control - Help please
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

Automated ATX PSU control - Help please

Hi, I'm looking at using a RasPi to control a ATX power supply I want to be able to turn it on/off, control one of the 5v lines, control two of the 12v lines and check the power good line. This should enable me to safely power on and more importantly power down a 3D printer attached to it. With the ...
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mag-Pi Available as Torrent?
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Mag-Pi Available as Torrent?

Couldn't you just make a little script which runs wget http://www.themagpi.com/issue/issue-X/pdf/ if it exists then increases the number to check for and place the download where ever. With X being the issue number.
Set it to run every night outside of peak time.
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camera cable lengh
Replies: 8
Views: 3227

Re: Camera cable lengh

I remember one of the mods/devs saying they wouldn't go over 50cm and the standard length is short for a reason.
Sorry I can't remember the exact quote or who said it (I want to say Dom), but I remember it being mentioned when it was first released.
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Netflix via Rasbmc browser?
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Netflix via Rasbmc browser?

Netflix uses silverlight with drm as far as I'm aware there isn't a fully working Linux version of silverlight.
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I buy a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 13
Views: 2288

Re: Should I buy a Raspberry Pi

Definitely buying it now that I find out it ships with Java pre-installed. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/4920 That abomination wouldn't ever persuade me to buy anything. The diagnostics you get from the failure of a Java program are dire in the extreme. It's small wonder that Java gets the re...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power Port relocation
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Re: Power Port relocation

Looks like 2 of these
http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/micro-b-usb-breakout-r2
One with a male and the other with a female

EDIT Looks like theses two
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12035
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10031
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: dupe lock - SORTED
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: dupe lock?

dupe lock means duplicate post, locking the thread. Its done to avoid 100 threads with the same question and same answer or if someone posts the same thread numerous times. I've just looked at the thread your referring to and in this case it was a true duplicate http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/vie...
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where is the Bottleneck?
Replies: 34
Views: 21482

Re: Where is the Bottleneck?

How is the hdd powered? I'd try it via a powered hub and see if that helps.
It's also worth testing the speed from SD to hdd.
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BBC Newsnight: Year of code (train wreck)
Replies: 50
Views: 8810

Re: BBC Newsnight: Year of code (train wreck)

I think jamesh nearly hit the nail on the head for me. Teaching coding/programming (which ever you want to use) is about teaching how the general use software is made and getting an idea of the concepts. Not everyone will want to pursue it as either a hobby or career, but without its taught/shown ho...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use RPi with Power Bank 30000mAh
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Re: Use RPi with Power Bank 30000mAh

I often wonder which arm of whose marketing department came up with rating large batteries in 1000's of milliamp hours..... Its bulls##t in the extreme to my eyes. What was wrong with amp hours ? iirc its because mobile phone batteries have always been rated in mah and the 5v power packs with the u...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi reliability numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Raspberry Pi reliability numbers

This is probably the closest thing I'm aware of.
http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi xbmc - what can it do?
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: pi xbmc - what can it do?

Pretty much bare in mind anything using Silverlight like Netflix won't work (although raspbmc is looking into it). Install either Raspbmc or OpenELEC then follow the instructions. You'll probably need the licenses for the two additional video formats. If you want a non-techy option then I would reco...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Create small SD card images on Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Create small SD card images on Windows

Windows is fussy and will only see a single partition on remove able devices ie SD cards which makes it next to impossible.
I found the easiest way was to use gparted live or ubuntu live on a CD or usb stick saves a lot of hassle trying to get windows to see the partition then resize it.
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why mix arduino with raspberryPi
Replies: 20
Views: 4588

Re: Why mix arduino with raspberryPi

Both are great in there own right so it seems only logical to use them together where the need appears. Its worth glancing at these two articles. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1171 http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/5308 I think the better question would be; why not mix arduino with raspberry...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi in "Intel Presents the "Make it Wearable" Challenge"
Replies: 13
Views: 2267

Re: RPi in "Intel Presents the "Make it Wearable" Challenge"

Not to mention Arduino boards seem to be on the video every few seconds ;)
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Execute Python script from Apache
Replies: 11
Views: 5103

Re: Execute Python script from Apache

Do you get any error messages from the php script? I would guess its an issue with the permissions, the web user would need execution rights which iirc isn't set by default for security reasons. sudo chmod 777 /var/www Should work, however I'm rubbish at permissions and I mainly play around offline ...
by JoeDaStudd
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiBMC Netflix
Replies: 6
Views: 2521

Re: PiBMC Netflix

Its worth reading the recent post on Raspbmc, this is the relevant section. First of all, as people keep asking about it. Netflix. This will indeed come to Raspbmc soon. As some of you have been curious as to how this is achieved I’ll briefly explain here. Another PC will unfortunately be needed to ...

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