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by deepthought
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Recursion 2015 Sat 4 July 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 635

Recursion 2015 Sat 4 July 2015

Plenty of Pi and RiscOS interest at Recursion 2015, Sat 4 July 2015 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, folks!

http://retrocomputingnews.com/2015/07/0 ... -saturday/
by deepthought
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: tardis pi
Replies: 17
Views: 8649

Re: tardis pi

Nice idea, well done.

I'm doing something similar, mounting a Pi in a toy Motion Control TARDIS model, which makes sound effects and flashes the light when you pick it up and wave it about.
by deepthought
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...
Replies: 213
Views: 49544

Re: Raspberry Pi with 512mb RAM in the Wild and Element14...

My 512mb Pi - Made in UK! - arrived yesterday.

24 hour service from CPC/Farnell.
by deepthought
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 49650

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

Nice Magpie drawing, but it needs a RasPi clutched in its claws, IMHO…
by deepthought
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 120684

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

Any news on the RISC OS front?
by deepthought
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: What chance the Raspi against the might of Microsoft
Replies: 31
Views: 6805

Re: What chance the Raspi against the might of Microsoft

I'd much rather see a British solution to a British problem, otherwise all we do is enrich Microsoft who certainly don't need any more money.

What price a Raspberry Pi in a BBC Micro case?
by deepthought
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Pi User - contributor request!
Replies: 26
Views: 9258

Re: The Pi User - contributor request!

<t>PhilS said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi guys,<br/> <br/> Regarding the copyright issues, I have tried to find who owns the logo, unfortunately the Gentleman who I believe owned the magazine, Derek Meakin, passed away several years ago.<br/> <br/> If anybody can offer some advice, it"d be appreciated, el...
by deepthought
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 49650

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

Personally I still like this jolly fellow, who also resembles Tux:



For a small fee it can be used royalty-free.

See: http://www.clipartof.com/portf.....71638.html
by deepthought
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Pi User - contributor request!
Replies: 26
Views: 9258

Re: The Pi User - contributor request!

<t>This is the first I have heard that the Foundation have plans to commission an official Raspberry Pi magazine. From who, I wonder? And at what cost?<br/> <br/> If that is the case, and if this is not just a vague aspiration which might come to pass years from now if at all, then it might make sen...
by deepthought
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Puppy
Topic: PARM Puppy on ARM
Replies: 25
Views: 17083

Re: PARM Puppy on ARM

Cheers ukscone, will check it out...
by deepthought
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 49650

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

I'd be inclined to put the Raspberry top left instead of the leaf, probably with the issue details either under there or under the title, possibly on the right.

You might consider washing out the logo a bit if you overlay text on it.
by deepthought
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 49650

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

300 dpi png version on Flickr.  Will PM link.
by deepthought
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Puppy
Topic: PARM Puppy on ARM
Replies: 25
Views: 17083

Re: PARM Puppy on ARM

Is there a version of BBC BASIC which will run on Puppy Linux? I quite fancy the idea of turning a Pi into a mini-Beeb with Puppy underneath...
by deepthought
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 49650

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

<t>Nice design.<br/> <br/> I think it needs to be at least 8 pages though.<br/> <br/> Should be aimed to print out at A4 size otherwise will be difficult to read.<br/> <br/> The title would look better as The MagPi.  Something like this might work:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Front page should be dedicat...
by deepthought
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Found A cheap monitor
Replies: 37
Views: 11351

Re: Found A cheap monitor

<t>The Argos Clearance Bargains store on Jerome Retail Park in Walsall, England has dozens of HD-ready Freeview tv"s, some with dvd players built-in, in stock at the moment, from 15 inch to 40+.  Generally these are stock clearance or customer returns with a full 12 months guarantee.<br/> <br/> I pi...
by deepthought
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 14378

Re: Science Fiction

JamesH said:


Anyone mentioned Silent Running yet?


Joan Baez' 'Rejoice in the Sun'...

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Always makes my eyes water...
by deepthought
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 14378

Re: Science Fiction

<t>Arthur C. Clarke (whom I occasionally corresponded with before he died).<br/> <br/> Isaac Asimov.<br/> <br/> Robert A. Heinlein.<br/> <br/> H.G. Wells.<br/> <br/> H.P. Lovecraft.<br/> <br/> Edgar Rice Burroughs.<br/> <br/> Douglas Adams.<br/> <br/> Roger Zelazny.<br/> <br/> Ray Bradbury.<br/> <br...
by deepthought
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Your drink of choice
Replies: 33
Views: 5372

Re: Your drink of choice

Beowulf Brewing Company Dragon Smoke Stout, when I can get it :O)

Yes - it really does taste like smoke!

See: http://beowulfbrewery.co.uk/Dr.....Stout.aspx
by deepthought
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 56276

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

khisanth said:


Just had an email from Farnell UK

"Farnell element14 will deliver your Pi to you around end of May. "

quoting the recent ethernet jack hiccup


Same here, sadly… Just like waiting for my Speccy back in '82!
by deepthought
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Arrival Dates?
Replies: 34
Views: 5444

Re: Arrival Dates?

I was informed week commencing 30 April.  Now I have received a message stating delivery of my order has been put back to "around" end of May by Farnell.

It's getting a bit too much like ordering a Sinclair Spectrum back in 1982!
by deepthought
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BBC Micro at 30 celebration
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: BBC Micro at 30 celebration

<t>I would have loved to go, but it's way too expensive and Sunday trains are likely to be problematical, necessitating hotel accomodation.<br/> <br/> Would have been nice to have a more accessible celebration - especially since I still have 3 BBC Model B's, one converted for USB and with a memory c...
by deepthought
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11412

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable, like this Forum.<br/> <br/> There is another theory which states that this has already hap...
by deepthought
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New RS Components email
Replies: 41
Views: 8237

Re: New RS Components email

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Yes. Just extracted the RS email from my Gmail spam folder. I've never found a genuine email in my spam folder before so I"m not sure what RS are doing.<br/> <br/> <br/> Glad you mentioned that – I've just found the same message lurking in my Gmail spam folder...
by deepthought
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Found A cheap monitor
Replies: 37
Views: 11351

Re: Found A cheap monitor

<r>Good prices for new monitors!<br/> <br/> There are also a ton of cheap second-hand Dell LCD monitors on eBay and (in UK) at branches of CeX: <URL url="http://uk.webuy.com/">http://uk.webuy.com/</URL><br/> <br/> Many of them have DVI-D input and built-in USB hubs (not charge powered as far as I kn...
by deepthought
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11412

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>Personally I think those who patrol forums snapping at people because they're "annoyed" at someone asking a perfectly reasonable question - or for that matter a daft question - should remember that they are going to give the Raspberry Pi and the Foundation a bad name if they're not careful.<br/> ...

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