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by Smartybones
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New video post from Gert on the front page
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: New video post from Gert on the front page

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well Liz said in one of the comments<br/> <br/> <br/> I’m not sure what Gert’s plans are: we are hoping to be able to provide the board as a bare PCB plus a parts kit, or just as the PCB itself. The parts kit is a bit fiddly for Gert to get together himself, but we...
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: does anyone want any toast?
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: does anyone want any toast?

you mean this??



And it also used to be made in a factory that was just over the road from me in Liverpool, by Newforge food before it closed down in 1997..
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New video post from Gert on the front page
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: New video post from Gert on the front page

Their appears to be a little bit of confusion on the cost of the gertboard and what you get.

is it going to be a complete unit, a self-assembly kit, just the unpopulated board with parts list, or a combo of all?
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: does anyone want any toast?
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: does anyone want any toast?

lol...

I dont want any  toast, no muffins, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks....

or waffles !!!
by Smartybones
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sugru alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 11304

Re: Sugru alternative

<r>for many of you who are quite often making enclosures for projects, or even use products like sugru on a regular basis, and you are quite handy on the DIY front, they you may want to consider putting together a RepRap.<br/> <br/> a RepRap is a rapid prototyping machine. It literally "prints" a 3d...
by Smartybones
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it worth buying on Farnell now?
Replies: 26
Views: 4843

Re: Is it worth buying on Farnell now?

<t>adlambert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Anyone who is worried about kids seeing that cartoon should note that in the real world kids are more likely to teach you that word than be offended by it. I hear that word most often when I am working in schools.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> But on this forum, we are ...
by Smartybones
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi as Video player;software?
Replies: 30
Views: 8887

Re: Pi as Video player;software?

the link below may help with your questions

LINK

apologies for my sarcasm, all this has been asked and answered many times over.

google  openELEC they are doing wonders with the XBMC
by Smartybones
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it worth buying on Farnell now?
Replies: 26
Views: 4843

Re: Is it worth buying on Farnell now?

<t>just to add my 2c...<br/> <br/> yeah, order one now, you have nothing to loose, and it will also give Farnell/RS a more accurate indication of the number of boards that need to be made.<br/> <br/> If everyone that wanted one didn't place an order now, and chose to wait until they were actually sh...
by Smartybones
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: does anyone want any toast?
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: does anyone want any toast?

I just have to share this clip because it just reminds me of all the questions that keep popping up (pun intended) on the forums.


by Smartybones
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How about this?
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: How about this?

<t>yes, its a lovely cable.... you could use it for many things, but powering a raspberry pi from your PC will not be one of them.<br/> <br/> I strongly suggest in the nicest possible way that you spend some time reading the FAQ and the Wiki pages for the Raspberry Pi.Many of the questions you are c...
by Smartybones
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the RPi support a USB hub?
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Will the RPi support a USB hub?

<t>if I recall correctly, USB 2.0 can handle up to 127 ports.<br/> <br/> as the usb standard can transfer a maximum of 480 Mbit/s data rates will drop off way before that maximum of 127 ports is reached….<br/> <br/> careful configuration of the connection of hubs can maximize the bandwidth available...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Design cases', I don't really get it
Replies: 21
Views: 4462

Re: 'Design cases', I don't really get it

<t>I have been working on a case design for my Pi that is going to pay homage to the original BBC B that I can print on my RepRap<br/> <br/> I have got an original BBC Keyboard and some schematics to convert it to USB. All the connectors are going to be rear facing via ways of chassis mounted socket...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The presidents brain is missing!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1909

Re: The presidents brain is missing!!

<t>no magnets..... OH NO.... you know what this means.....<br/> <br/> the baying populous of Terra are going to have to go without their fix while we get some of the  boxes of nerd narcotix fixed. this is going to be a nightmare... what a nightmare....<br/> <br/> We are going to have to package the ...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?
Replies: 96
Views: 12216

Re: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?

<t>nmcc said: <br/> <br/> This scarily sounds like the Foundation have lost control of its objective by placing too much control in the hands of RS & Farnell. Let's hope that they don't make too many more unilateral decisions and have all the goodwill built up for this project fade to nothing.<b...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?
Replies: 96
Views: 12216

Re: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?

<t>I have nothing but contempt for the people that have given the foundation a hard time. its just nasty.<br/> <br/> I dont think the cretins have any idea how hard it actually is to bring a new product to market. never mind the money they have put up for it. and all they can do is complain they hav...
by Smartybones
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The presidents brain is missing!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1909

Re: The presidents brain is missing!!

<t>Obi Won, you must mean old D've Bra-Ben, he hasn't gone by  the name of Obi for a long time, I dont even think he exists any more.....<br/> <br/> .<br/> <br/> nobody has seen or heard of old Obi since the dark days when he intergalactic jumped to galaxy 2 in his pimped out Cobra Mk3, with a cargo...
by Smartybones
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The presidents brain is missing!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1909

Re: The presidents brain is missing!!

<t>oh no, not mice, they get into everything.....<br/> <br/> the only thing that could be worse than mice nibbling on my bits and reducing my bytes are cockroaches... I have had stories from my big cousins in data centres and warehouses where roaches infest the inside of the casings.....<br/> <br/> ...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The presidents brain is missing!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1909

Re: The presidents brain is missing!!

<t>you know, over in the general discussion forum there are so many people getting their knickers in a twist over the location of the first batch of 10,000 raspberry pi's its become almost funny. so I decided I will try to make it funny.....<br/> <br/> Years ago, remember that program "Spitting Imag...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HTPC Blu-ray Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2336

Re: HTPC Blu-ray Question

you can pick up a stand alone Blu-ray player very cheaply these days, and for playing disks you cant really go too far wrong.
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I'll probably decline my RPi Farnell order
Replies: 34
Views: 7067

Re: I'll probably decline my RPi Farnell order

<t>When I read the OP I did feel the heckles on my neck rise at the trollishness of the post. I mean, for [insert deity of choice] sake, posting on a forum for a product because you decided not to buy it.<br/> <br/> Daniel Ferreira said: <br/> <br/>  Because those are the ones most likely to be disa...
by Smartybones
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell prices
Replies: 22
Views: 3935

Re: Farnell prices

all i can say is ....

OH NO, NOT THIS AGAIN !!
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: adquisition and production
Replies: 10
Views: 1869

Re: adquisition and production

<t>I think a lot of people are also forgetting the current release is more of a developers release than a final consumer product. Get it out to people that can develop applications and utilities for the Pi, plus iron out any issues with the OS in time for a consumer release in q3(?) where you will g...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight
Replies: 33
Views: 9375

Re: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight

<t>Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> I think we'll be happy to see one in near-space on the end of a weather balloon or some such first<br/> isn't it amazing though that this is a realistic thing to do. A couple of mates on a Sunday afternoon with not a lot to do, that instead of going the pub can take some...
by Smartybones
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some questions...
Replies: 15
Views: 2534

Re: Some questions...

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Assembler code cannot be included directly in a Python program the way it can in BBC Micro Basic. (That feature is unique to BBC Basic. Not even the Spectrum had it.) Assembler code can be included in a Python project.<br/> <br/> <br/> that was a excellent feature o...

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