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by Smartybones
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: In breach of board 'rules'
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: In breach of board 'rules'

<t>its the same with all boards, people forget that its not a democracy.<br/> <br/> the board owners decide on a policy and the mods interpret that policy as they see fit. If you do not like it you dont have to stay. its your choice to be here.<br/> <br/> The raspberry foundations aim is to get scho...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight
Replies: 33
Views: 9422

Re: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight

<t>error404 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Oh of course it's feasible given an appropriate budget.<br/> <br/> <br/> Forget about TPB, and take a step back for a moment.<br/> <br/> Just look at the world we live in. Given your reasonably technically skilled and educated person with a modest budget that is i...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight
Replies: 33
Views: 9422

Re: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight

<t>i wouldn't exactly call it a joke,<br/> <br/> the technology IS there to do it. If you ignore the legality of it, the biggest problem would have been the cost. But as TPB said in their post that because of the low cost of the pi, then the cost of the loss of a drone is acceptable.<br/> <br/> I th...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight
Replies: 33
Views: 9422

Re: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight

<t>mole125 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Simpler solution is just to wait for it to land to refuel and then cease it.<br/> <br/> <br/> depending how small it was, its going to be very hard to track its location. If I were to be setting the system up, I would have it programmed to fly from its launch locat...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight
Replies: 33
Views: 9422

Re: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight

<t><br/> PiOfCube said: <br/> <br/> "With modern radio transmitters we can get over 100Mbps per node up to 50km away."<br/> <br/> Am I missing something here? LOL<br/> <br/> <br/> another point is that the reason for having them flat about over the skies of Sweden is to make it very difficult to tak...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4517

Re: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?

<t>DeliciousRaspberryCake said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If the schematics are ever released, I'd want to hang them on my wall as a wicked form of extreme modern art.<br/> <br/> <br/> I have got the main-board of my very first IBM compatible PC I ever had, mounted and framed on the wall in my office. My fi...
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4517

Re: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?

<t>The foundation could publish the schematics of the board right now and I doubt it would make much difference.<br/> <br/> first of all, getting the chips, you would have to buy a million or more chips. that would need a bucket load of money. Second, producing the board again is going to cost a sma...
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight
Replies: 33
Views: 9422

Re: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight

<t>its all well and good quoting CAA and FAA rules, but they are only applicable in UK and USA airspace. Last I heard, TPB is not based in those countries.<br/> <br/> look up what the rules are in Sweeden and look up how vigorously they are enforced. The guys over at TPB are not stupid. They will be...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot from USB
Replies: 16
Views: 5657

Re: Boot from USB

<t>Hiro said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Is there anything else i'm missing ie. why would anyone want/need to boot from an external drive other than speed advantage?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> there are  good reasons for wanting to boot from an external hard drive, imagine on your SD card your Pi needs to boot f...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot from USB
Replies: 16
Views: 5657

Re: Boot from USB

<t>SN said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Lets not get all superior here. An ISO is a CD / DVD disk image which is a container for filesystem(s). Logically its the same for an SD card just officially we call it an image or IMG (and thats a pain because that name is also a graphics file format).<br/> So call it ...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Read-Only switch
Replies: 14
Views: 3003

Re: SD Card Read-Only switch

<t>nicknml said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Interesting, I thought that the read-only switch told the controller on the card to refuse to perform writes, didn't know that it just told the card reader to prevent writes. Ya learn something new everyday.<br/> <br/> <br/> It does not tell the controller on the ca...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Found A cheap monitor
Replies: 37
Views: 11131

Re: Found A cheap monitor

<t>Tass said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Composite to scart sounds like a good alternative, as most tvs I know of have scart.<br/> <br/> <br/> I have to disagree..<br/> <br/> How readable will text actually be? the slight flicker your going to get is going to be a nightmare, it will be fine for stuff like a ...
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Discussions about Raspberry Pi are NOT off topic!
Replies: 29
Views: 4821

Re: Discussions about Raspberry Pi are NOT off topic!

<t>actually, I think the mods are quite lax compared to some boards...<br/> <br/> and some subjects really do belong in the off topic and closed particularly when there are so many repeat threads about the same thing..... usually bitching about delivery times.... which is nothing to do with pi or th...
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: using logo or pictures of raspi board
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: using logo or pictures of raspi board

<t>You can use a trademarked logo, product in a legitimate editorial article if you like without prior consent.<br/> <br/> I learned this from a "argument" that I had over some photographs I took of a theme park ride for a newspaper article. They claimed I couldn't publish the pictures without their...
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Found A cheap monitor
Replies: 37
Views: 11131

Re: Found A cheap monitor

<t>poing said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I"d really wish those-in-the-know could create a cheap attachment board with a VGA port. I read some discussion about it and it seems a real problem. A pity, not so much for me but more for the schools.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> its not that its hard, its all about pric...
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Found A cheap monitor
Replies: 37
Views: 11131

Re: Found A cheap monitor

<t>its all this messing about trying to get a monitor for the Pi that is really making me wish that the pi did have a VGA output.<br/> <br/> I know its easy to say the pi was designed to work with most components we already have around the house, and keyboards, mice & memory cards that's fine......
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BBC Micro at 30 celebration
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: BBC Micro at 30 celebration

it is just too tempting to swipe my daughters "One Direction" concert tickets and sell them on ebay to pay for the tickets for [email protected]
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 10872

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>you know, I love the fact that a bunch of computer nerds of a certain age can all quote and adapt passages from The hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy to our lives. the 'yoof' of today get the matrix, and we got dont panic.... I think we got the better deal !!<br/> <br/> It also reminds me of a rom...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 10872

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>Morgaine said: <br/> <br/> <br/> * Some will use it as a Linux desktop, saving greatly on power consumption.<br/> <br/> * Some will use it as a media center running XBMC or OpenELEC.<br/> <br/> * Some will use it as a network appliance for a small website or email.<br/> <br/> * Some will add a US...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows CE 6
Replies: 37
Views: 11393

Re: Windows CE 6

<t>Windows CE on a pi... you may ask whats the point, but you can ask the mountain climber why he climbs mountains... he will tell you because its their !<br/> <br/> The pi is a learning aid, not just for programming, but for all aspects of computing. If you can take the windows CE files and shoehor...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 10872

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>Kernel said: <br/> <br/> Not VBulletin - Liz doesn't like it! <br/> <br/> it wouldn't be my first choice, but depending what you want and with all plugins available it can be moulded into almost a perfect shape for any purpose.<br/> <br/> phpbb is good, its very flexible and is probably the only ...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 10872

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>Wow, when I first started this thread I never imagined it would provoke so many replies and thoughts.<br/> <br/> there has been a lot of talk about the new forums software on its way, and I for one cant wait for its arrival. I have never been a fan of wordpress, it has far too many limitations to...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Get Well Soon Liz !
Replies: 25
Views: 4356

Re: Get Well Soon Liz !

hey liz,if its that sore, I will swap you a buprenorphine transdermal patch (10ug/h 7 day) and a box of tramadol if you can get me a pi by the weekend
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware
Replies: 21
Views: 3019

Re: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware

<t>i think everyone knows that the hardware development is not going to end once the a and b are on sale.<br/> <br/> the fact that the a board's ram has been doubled in an indicator that as soon as the ram is available at the right price then the b will get an upgrade to 512mb and if they package up...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 10872

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<r>TheTap said: <br/> <br/> <br/> 10 <URL url="https://xkcd.com/386/">https://xkcd.com/386/</URL><br/> <br/> 20 LOL<br/> <br/> 30 Click Next<br/> <br/> 40 goto 20<br/> <br/> <br/> whats with the goto? your not allowed to use them…so i am told anyway….<br/> <br/> there should be a whole proc in their...

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