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by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Login Problem (mod added a G ^^)
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

Re: Loin Problem

Knuf wrote:Debian and Arch do not work... :(
Is this a metaphorical statement or are you facing genuine difficulties. If the latter, happy to help when you provide some detail.
by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell Australia Pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 3324

Re: Farnell Australia Pricing

OK, now we've established that the website hasn't glitched we can ask for someone to look in to this.
by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??
Replies: 72
Views: 10923

Re: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??

Fly this:

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Started doing this with them.

Occasionally ride this when wife isn't:

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by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why n*x
Replies: 90
Views: 13934

Re: Why n*x

Quite. People have been trying to make decent frameworks for years. Yes, they do save time at the time, but are not very good at adapting to the 'next big thing' in UI development. The next big thing always just involving something Wooooo and Whizzzzy for the marketing people. 90% of the UI we use ...
by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: - Help - Programming a simple OS
Replies: 28
Views: 9313

Re: - Help - Programming a simple OS

jamesh wrote:Quote from BBC report

"73,000 man-years" of work has been done so far on Linux. (I think that's over all of Linux, not just the kernel - could be wrong though)

Good luck with a homebrew version....I'll pop back in 73k years.

James, stop it, otherwise we'll have to get a mod to mod the mod :D
by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Login Problem (mod added a G ^^)
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

Re: Loin Problem

Fedora has known problems - if you are not an expert Linux user it is recommended to use Debian from the downloads page.
by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order status "Please Contact DHL"
Replies: 23
Views: 7243

Re: Order status "Please Contact DHL"

Wait 24 hours for RS to give the parcel to DHL and then check again.
by nick.mccloud
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell Australia Pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 3324

Re: Farnell Australia Pricing

Are you 100% sure that a quick phone call to Farnell or waiting until the UK were around to answer this wouldn't of solved this issue for you and saved you the angst of feeling ripped off?
by nick.mccloud
Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Why n*x
Replies: 90
Views: 13934

Re: Why n*x

If a given programmer inserts one bug per five lines of assembler, he will insert one bug per five lines of C, Javascript, PHP, Python or Scratch. That number was about the same fifty years ago. Programs now are ten times the size they were twenty years ago, maybe bigger. That means ten times the n...
by nick.mccloud
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: How are IT Techs going to be able to cope?
Replies: 19
Views: 3882

Re: How are IT Techs going to be able to cope?

Remember the Leeds school masterclass that Eben took a few months back? (There's video on the blog.) We'd expected SD cards to be ready when we got there, but it turned out that the guy who was meant to be preparing them had just dragged and dropped in Windows, so none of them were partitioned corr...
by nick.mccloud
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: On back order already?
Replies: 7
Views: 1600

Re: On back order already?

There are two distributors, neither have stock nor will they for some time to come, as soon as Pi's arrive, they get shipped. The date you've been given sounds slightly cautious but not unreasonable - it is after all only a two month wait. Some people here have been waiting since 29th Feb.
by nick.mccloud
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: -
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: Poor support from RS

PaulCheffus wrote:[
You can get Euro to UK travel adaptors from places such as Poundstretcher, Tesco, Wilkos, Sainsburys, etc. I think I paid around £1.99 for mine from Poundstretcher.
You can get two for that price at PoundWorld!
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: what os should i use for browsing the internet only
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Re: what os should i use for browsing the internet only

The best browser thus far is Chromium but it's still considered a bit sluggish and don't do more than a couple of tabs at a time. Otherwise, all good.
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: -
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: Poor support from RS

Large international company with 100,000's of customers. Your one experience based on you sending one email. Hardly the basis to warn everyone off them.

Try giving them a ring!
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: How are IT Techs going to be able to cope?
Replies: 19
Views: 3882

Re: How are IT Techs going to be able to cope?

The point of the Pi is that the tech's don't even get a look in - if the tech's do the leg work, how will the kids learn about setup?
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: looking for in-kind donation of a public server
Replies: 14
Views: 3546

Re: looking for in-kind donation of a public server

I'm constantly on the lookout for reliable hosting deals - one I found a few weeks back for a real value dedicated server setup is no longer responding on the internet so I'm grateful I didn't sign up there. The considerable challenge is that no sane ISP should offer unlimited bandwidth. Pricing is ...
by nick.mccloud
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: - Help - Programming a simple OS
Replies: 28
Views: 9313

Re: - Help - Programming a simple OS

Vassius wrote:OS development requires a lot of skills, both in programming and hardware. Unless you're a very experienced programmer, you will struggle a lot.
Just what the Pi was made for, getting people grappling with programming and extending themselves!
by nick.mccloud
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Solid Red Light Only - Verified Peripherals
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: Solid Red Light Only - Verified Peripherals

Do you have another PSU to Pi cable you can try?
by nick.mccloud
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: No turning on (resolved)
Replies: 10
Views: 1642

Re: No turning on

Are you using the same PSU to Pi micro USB lead? My first one could just about bring the red led on but that was it. If your friends Pi works, can you try his PSU &/or power lead?
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Bare Metal Assembly
Replies: 30
Views: 17385

Re: Bare Metal Assembly

Sorry to hear about your friend Simon. Life can be a bi*tch. I'm keen to learn bare metal (I do it on PIC because I'm a masochist), mostly I code high level but I don't have the skills to go through the learning curve you guys are. I think this topic is very important but it also has to be recognise...
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Bare Metal Assembly
Replies: 30
Views: 17385

Re: Bare Metal Assembly

I am in shock :o , how can you work on a device thats setup is changing every 2 seconds. Someone says this that and the other would be good and its added, thats just wrong, the config.txt will end up a gig in size, with so many options. We are at the developer release stage - this sort of thing is ...
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No USB with proven power supply
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: No USB with proven power supply

The items listed on the Wiki are items that other people have working with their particular combination of kit. No USB is a classic issue sign of power issues. It may be the cable from the power supply to the Pi or it may be the PSU itself is slightly out of tolerance. Can you try another PSU &/or p...
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD card troubles and extremely slow boot
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: SD card troubles and extremely slow boot

The next thing to try is the vanilla Debian image as that is created by the Foundation and gives a baseline for you to try.
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Replacing boot partition without reimaging SD
Replies: 10
Views: 5166

Re: Replacing boot partition without reimaging SD

Alternatively I think and I'm not promising this to work, but if you copy the contents of the larger partition across to a folder on your Mac, re-flash the SD card and then copy the contents back, that should restore all your settings and files. Mac's are good, but they ain't quite clever enough to...
by nick.mccloud
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: waiting for 1/2 year, nothing yet!
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: waiting for 1/2 year, nothing yet!

6 month wait, December? But they only started taking orders (to the very lucky few) in February. Ordering on the 29th February was open to anyone and has been since. There have been issues getting orders through and there is a backlog, but there is no 'lucky few' - just those with persistence and p...

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