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by Smartybones
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Look what UPS just left on my doorstep!
Replies: 18
Views: 5830

Re: Look what UPS just left on my doorstep!

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/>  we were entitled to (and all we had expected to be honest) was a Moss Side cresent in tasteful 1960s high-rise concrete complete with broken lifts, smelly stairwells and cockroaches.<br/> And if you tell the kids of today that, they'll not believe you.<br/> <br/> <br/> <...
by Smartybones
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Name your next model of the Raspberry pi!
Replies: 22
Views: 6561

Re: Name your next model of the Raspberry pi!

JamesH said:


Andre_P said:


JamesH : But will you hug him and squeeze him ?


Ah, glad someone got the reference! Well done that man!


t=25s
by Smartybones
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment
Replies: 18
Views: 4879

Re: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment

<t>GizmoB73 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Sorry, but the livecd doesn't want to boot fully from the DVD, looks like it needs somewhere for a RAM drive and can't find anything...<br/> <br/> I suspect it will work if I make a USB stick with this, but I will have to find one I can use.<br/> <br/> <br/> I use...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment
Replies: 18
Views: 4879

Re: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment

<t>the only reason why I used karmic was because I grabbed some of the info used to create the instructions from various different sources on the interwebs, some of it was quite old, and when I used a newer version of ubuntu, it had a newer version of fdisk which was causing a little confusion to wh...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment
Replies: 18
Views: 4879

Re: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment

<t>jojopi said: <br/> <br/> but I fail to see how it could affect booting.<br/> I agree, I also don't see how it affects booting, maybe on a RPi, it wont have any affect at all.... that said, any class 4 or 6 card on my HTC phone works fine, no mater how the format is configured, but, the 8GB PNY Cl...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment
Replies: 18
Views: 4879

Re: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment

<t>This will only work on a Linux box as we use the MKFS.VFAT commands not available in windows. if you dont have a linux box, I suggest you use a "live" distro of ubuntu.,I used Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), if you use a difrent distro, then you may find some of the outputs are slightly different…<br...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment
Replies: 18
Views: 4879

Re: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment

<t>@gizmoB77, I will post some instructions on how to align the FAT32 format a little later this afternoon, it is a fiddly process and the numbers are different for each card...<br/> <br/> @ grumpyoldgit....Yes, you point is?<br/> <br/> I am aware of the issue, and what causes is.I have indeed read ...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment
Replies: 18
Views: 4879

Re: Class10 Cards, compatability and Partition & format alignment

<t>I understand that there is a bit of an issue with some class 10 SD cards and the RPi. I may have a solution.<br/> <br/> My android phone, a HTC desire does have some issues with some class 10 cards similar to the Pi. The card would sometimes be recognised on boot, others it wouldn't, some days it...
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 4440

Re: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?

<t>bbramble said:<br/> <br/> <br/> And this, I think, is the best reason.<br/> <br/> <br/> I totally agree, it is a perfect way to learn about clustering. its not really practical for someone to learn how to build clusters in any other way other than in a virtual lab.<br/> <br/> I can just imagine m...
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 4440

Re: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?

<t>just to get my 2p worth in before the thread gets closed because the "bramble" has been and is still is deep discussion elsewhere...<br/> <br/> There is actually not going to be much of a performance gain in clustering the Pi for several reasons. The network adaptor among other things, is going t...
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Petrol Nonsense
Replies: 45
Views: 6692

Re: Petrol Nonsense

.....at least Dick Turpin used to wear a mask while he robbed you....
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Name your next model of the Raspberry pi!
Replies: 22
Views: 6561

Re: Name your next model of the Raspberry pi!

<t>Archimedes !!<br/> <br/> the Acorn Archimedes was probably one of the machines so far ahead of its time that I suspect aliens had something to do with its concept...a Archimedes 540 could give any  x86 PC a run for its money right up to mid to late 90's<br/> <br/> if only the PC market had gone d...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Slashdot at it again....
Replies: 22
Views: 3057

Re: Slashdot at it again....

I gave up on slashdot ages ago...

I much prefer the register, at least el reg doesn't pretend to be something its not, and at least its commentards know the difference between winCE and CE testing, but I suspect the commenter on \. was being a troll....
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Petrol Nonsense
Replies: 45
Views: 6692

Re: Petrol Nonsense

<t>ugh, its making me very annoyed about this fuel lark....<br/> <br/> the thing is, I dont rely of petrol to get me to and from work, but I do rely on petrol to bring my customers to and from our hotel...<br/> <br/> The other thing, I think the gubbermint are pulling a fast one... the more fuel peo...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RepRap and other 3D printers….
Replies: 12
Views: 2526

Re: RepRap and other 3D printers….

<t>i think for replacement bones, then to be able to fabricate custom parts to fit a individual person is only really needed for parts that "off the shelf" components would alter your appearance, like in that news report above from the bbc. The other part would be for people that have damages skulls...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RepRap and other 3D printers….
Replies: 12
Views: 2526

Re: RepRap and other 3D printers….

<t>the thing with the kits is they can only make a profit on a whole kit, if they just sold bits and pieces they would have to hold more stock and the bulk of these kits are put together by some bloke like you or I just trying to fund the cost of the build of their own reprap.<br/> <br/> also, I thi...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RepRap and other 3D printers….
Replies: 12
Views: 2526

Re: RepRap and other 3D printers….

<r>poing said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I wonder what the cost would be if you buy materials and build it into a homemade box?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I would imagine you could shave off a quarter to a third of the price.<br/> <br/> the Ultimaker does look a little more refind in its construction and ...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sugru alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 11235

Re: Sugru alternative

we have gone so far off topic, I suggest we continue it over here




http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....rs/#p58489
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RepRap and other 3D printers….
Replies: 12
Views: 2526

Re: RepRap and other 3D printers….

<r>I started this thread to follow on from a discussion on another thread that got quite off topic....<br/> <br/> poing said:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> When you talk about 3D printers you should also look at the Ultimaker. This is also an open source machine (can download all the plans) but is faster t...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sugru alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 11235

Re: Sugru alternative

<t>texy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks again. We are vering off topic, though I will add that I"ve just seen a uk kit price for the Huxley @ £625 - ouch<br/> Think I"ll need to source cheaper bits.<br/> T.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> It depends on how you look at it,,, a reprap and ABS filament id defini...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sugru alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 11235

Re: Sugru alternative

<t>texy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> but where can you get filament as cheap as that?<br/> T.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I picked some up a while back from a computer fair, someone was selling reprap parts. I have a card somewhere, I'll pass you on his email address if i can find it.<br/> <br/> you can get i...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 1950 Over Siberia
Replies: 50
Views: 6294

Re: 1950 Over Siberia

stevepdp said:


This reminded me of the flying toasters screensaver.

I think it has to be done :-)



I have the source code for that screensaver (or a clone of it) somewhere. If I can find it, I will change it to a suitable Pi graphic....
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 1950 Over Siberia
Replies: 50
Views: 6294

Re: 1950 Over Siberia

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'll have some news on this for you before the end of the day<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> which day? today? what time zone? I mean, if you are in china, then you have about 2 and a quarter hours to go to inform the world of the great announcement !!! or if you are in Anchor...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sugru alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 11235

Re: Sugru alternative

<t>it was the Original Mendel i have built, but have made some modifications on the way.<br/> <br/> most of the parts were bought of ebay., Not may parts are available for the original mendel any more as its quite an old machine now. I will probably make a new one over the next year or so.<br/> <br/...
by Smartybones
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sugru alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 11235

Re: Sugru alternative

<t>digital_addict said: <br/> <br/> @ smartybones<br/>  Being disabled and living on a very small income the cost to buy and run is totally prohibitive,<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> you would be surprised how little it does cost to build.<br/> <br/> It took me a while to build due to my own disabilities a...

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