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by Smartybones
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11116

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<r>Kernel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Smartybones said: <br/> <br/> <br/> one of my favourites was to use this little gem <URL url="http://bit.ly/sTpGUV">http://bit.ly/sTpGUV</URL> just to keep it light hearted.<br/> <br/> <br/> Whilst it is a novel idea I hate it when people reply with that site!!<br/>...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11116

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>robleady said: <br/> <br/> <br/> People were being encouraged to stick up the QR code poster to generate new interest in the project,<br/> <br/> <br/> yeah, I have that poster as my facebook profile picture. Its the out of the box thinking that enables a graphic to be placed over the QR code, tak...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First unboxing of Raspberry Pi
Replies: 15
Views: 4190

Re: First unboxing of Raspberry Pi

Class.... pure class !!
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11116

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>nmcc said:<br/> <br/> <br/> As one of the occasional perpetrators of the frustrated responses I'd like to ask a thought provoking question.<br/> <br/> Why should this forum be "noob" friendly?<br/> <br/> The original game plan was that the first batch would land in the hands of sufficiently savvy...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11116

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>riggsre said:<br/> <br/> <br/> I think one reason the RasPi caught fire like it has is because it has been “advertised” as a $25 computer. That may have been a mistake but I am pretty sure if it had been promoted as a “Single Board ARM Digital Processing Unit” most of us would not be having this ...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11116

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<r>pandapi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If you can't be nice then don't bother replying. Save yourself some time in the process.<br/> <br/> <br/> My grandmother always told me that If you dont have anything nice to say, then dont say anything at all.<br/> <br/> the fact remains that what ever you want to...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 11116

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>You know, I have been hanging around these boards for a few weeks now and I cant help but notice how many questions there are posted in a new thread that have been answered 20 times before and also in the FAQ and wikki... But still they come.<br/> <br/> The same things happen on every board for e...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?
Replies: 84
Views: 23464

Re: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?

<t>back to the optimizing code conundrum,<br/> <br/> Its all well and good writing code that is so full of comments notes that 10 years later you can go back and fix something, or add a new feature, or even someone else can..<br/> <br/> I haven't had my programmers hat on for quite a while, I got si...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?
Replies: 84
Views: 23464

Re: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?

<t>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You only had WobblyRAMPack once.  After you lost an entire evenings work ........, you went out THE NEXT DAY and bought a small packet of BluTak.<br/> <br/> A sausage of that between the RAM pack and the back of the ZX81 cured wobble permanently!<br/> <br/> <br/>...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?
Replies: 84
Views: 23464

Re: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> A good programmer can write clever code so it is more obvious than dumb code.<br/> <br/> There are also the two laws of optimisation:<br/> <br/> 1) Don't do it.<br/> <br/> 2) (For experts only) Don't do it now.<br/> <br/> <br/> when it comes to code optimisation, th...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?
Replies: 84
Views: 23464

Re: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?

<t>Kernel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Though on the other hand a lot of the people getting this such as schoolkids or people in third-world countries might have no opportunity to use that more powerful hardware regardless of if it is getting cheaper or not<br/> <br/> <br/> that's the thing, hand over a ...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?
Replies: 84
Views: 23464

Re: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?

<t>as previously pointed out, that we will all have to learn to write tighter code, I think that in its self is a good reason to limit the amount of ram available.<br/> <br/> Back in the day, (80's) you wouldn't believe the things that were done to get the most out of a tiny bit of RAM. Remember the...
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Video Capture Input
Replies: 13
Views: 8828

Re: Video Capture Input

<t>kkman20xx said: <br/> <br/> <br/> OK, I know that the broadcom 2538 SoC H,264 encoder is not covered by the license agreement in Raspberry Pi<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I know it isn't covered by the licence, but I bet a pound to a penny that within 12 months there will be some sort of modification d...
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New logo?
Replies: 49
Views: 8626

Re: New logo?

<t>@Abishur,<br/> <br/> the thing is, even if you do find it funny, and I would imagine a bucket load of people, probably most people, were not here on the forums when the original logo was announced, so yes, the humour was lost.<br/> <br/> facts remain that people noticed a change in the logo and w...
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New logo?
Replies: 49
Views: 8626

Re: New logo?

<r>I may have stumbled upon the real reason for the change… and I would love to know if I am in fact right!<br/> <br/> T?h?e? ?o?l?d? ?l?o?g?o? ?w?a?s? ?n?o? ?t?r?a?d?e? ?m?a?r?k?e?d?,?  or at least did not indicate that it was a trade mark. **<br/> <br/> A website has popped up, a unofficial suppor...
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chasis mounted extentions.
Replies: 17
Views: 4321

Re: chasis mounted extentions.

<t>Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm pretty sure that the 'Pi will only boot from the in-built SD card reader, as this is adressed directly by the chip firmware.<br/> <br/> <br/> yes, you are correct, The Chip loads a "bootloader" from the built in SD Card slot.  There is a partition on the card t...
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New logo?
Replies: 49
Views: 8626

Re: New logo?

<t>jojopi said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Are all our stickers and fedora remix logos now out of date?<br/> <br/> <br/> actually there are many reasons why the colour of branding can change. most probable is the actual colour previously used is already subject to a trade mark. coca cola actually have the re...
by Smartybones
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chasis mounted extentions.
Replies: 17
Views: 4321

Re: chasis mounted extentions.

I think you are overlooking a very plain and simple option for the HDMI out to a chassis mount.

http://www.euronetwork.co.uk/a.....Socket.html

this will do the job perfectly !
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenELEC for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 4106

Re: OpenELEC for Raspberry Pi

<t>R37R0 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> any word on a release date yet? I (for one) would like to have a play with this on qemu<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> i doubt it will be released any-time in the very near future. The devs are waiting on a production model of the RPi to test on. They only have one of the al...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS
Replies: 26
Views: 5924

Re: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS

<t>TheCrazyInventor said: <br/> <br/> <br/> My god... They'll never get all of that shipped. <br/> <br/> I guess farnell figures would be about the same. So... Almost half a million RPis sold. Good job. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> registrations dont amount to sales.<br/> <br/> How many people have regis...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: chasis mounted extentions.
Replies: 17
Views: 4321

Re: chasis mounted extentions.

<t>the end user would be myself...<br/> <br/> I want to install the Pi in a nice box, that wont look like a mess on my desk. I am going to make the case myself on my reprap, so the size and shape is entirely open, but my thinking is some sort of design in homage to the BBC micro. I have a keyboard f...
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the second batch os Rpi's be enough for everyone?
Replies: 35
Views: 8476

Re: Will the second batch os Rpi's be enough for everyone?

<t>from a report I read today, RS said they had over 200,000 registrations for people expressing  interest in the PI.<br/> <br/> They would be very foolish if they then went out and ordered a production run of 250000 units to satisfy the enquiries and keep some in stock.for one, a production run of ...
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenELEC for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 4106

Re: OpenELEC for Raspberry Pi

<t> I know many of you are dead set against using it as a media centre<br/> <br/> The core of the Raspberry is a  Broadcom BCM2835, so lets have a look at that chip.<br/> <br/> <br/> Low Power ARM1176JZ-F Applications Processor<br/> Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor<br/> 1080p30 Full H...
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Final Confirmations?
Replies: 64
Views: 12196

Re: RS Final Confirmations?

<t>i registered lo later than 6.02, but didn't get notification until a long time after everyone else said they had got the acknowledgement of the registration.<br/> <br/> up to now, still no email from RS <br/> <br/> I WANT MY RASPBERRY PI AND I WANT IT NOW AND i AM GOING TO STAMP MY FEET AND I AM ...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV
Replies: 42
Views: 8676

Re: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV

<t>error404 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There's no point introducing people to your product if the experience is going to be crap. Then all you're doing is making your product look bad.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I have to agree with this...<br/> <br/> canonical have there own business to deal with, and if ...

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