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by MrBunsy
Fri May 24, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Great Debate of the Age
Replies: 32
Views: 3619

Re: Great Debate of the Age

I've never understood this social obsession with making clothes 2D. It's akin to Flatlanders pressing a heated line on something until it becomes a dot -- perverse, pointless and a complete waste of time. so you don't bother making your bed either? what's the point you are only going to unmake it a...
by MrBunsy
Sat May 18, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Can you connect multiple Pi's for better performance?
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

Re: Can you connect multiple Pi's for better performance?

Sure, but have fun writing the software to take advantage of that.
by MrBunsy
Sat May 18, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best download manager for the Pi?
Replies: 2
Views: 1928

Re: Best download manager for the Pi?

No, but assuming it's standard HTTP I can't see why it wouldn't work.
by MrBunsy
Sun May 12, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best download manager for the Pi?
Replies: 2
Views: 1928

Re: Best download manager for the Pi?

wget does pretty much everything I've ever needed.
by MrBunsy
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "Big brother to switch off your fridge"
Replies: 64
Views: 7547

Re: "Big brother to switch off your fridge"

As for the RFI, when last did you fire up a spectrum analyzer and checked between 50khz and 20MHz? Amusingly, not actually too long ago. But it doesn't cause too much of a problem that I'm aware of, you should be shielding things which would be affected anyway. Time will tell what actually happens ...
by MrBunsy
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "Big brother to switch off your fridge"
Replies: 64
Views: 7547

Re: "Big brother to switch off your fridge"

A friendly word of advice: inserting new lines everywhere makes it very hard to read what you've written :) I understand that the fridges only monitor the line frequency but why should one be forced to have one and on top of it pay extra for it? I don't know where this £40 figure originated, but I'm...
by MrBunsy
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: wifi setup
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: wifi setup

What have you tried? Have you tried, starting from a fresh rasbian SD card, using the wifi utility on the desktop after you start x?
by MrBunsy
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "Big brother to switch off your fridge"
Replies: 64
Views: 7547

Re: "Big brother to switch off your fridge"

What's wrong with this idea? Reducing peak power draw seems like a good thing to do, and if we're ever going to move away from fossil fuel fired power stations, I suspect we're going to need a lot more control over what's drawing power from the grid than currently.
by MrBunsy
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Buying Raspberry Pi things with Bitcoin
Replies: 21
Views: 5795

Re: Buying Raspberry Pi things with Bitcoin

I heard tulips were a good investment once. Yes, the Dutch tulip bubble of 1636. This is second on the Bitcoin Economy section FAQ as it happens :) Link here; https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/FAQ#Is_Bitcoin_a_bubble.3F Not with an answer that quite seems satisfying enough, though. Zimbabwe hasn't actuall...
by MrBunsy
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How good webrowser will the Raspberry give me ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2520

Re: How good webrowser will the Raspberry give me ?

is it less real, because it needs less resources? And has fewer features? If all you want to do is read text, you don't need much more. If you want to, say, use Google Docs, play games, use Gmail to its full extent, then you're really going to want a little bit more. My experience is you will find ...
by MrBunsy
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Buying Raspberry Pi things with Bitcoin
Replies: 21
Views: 5795

Re: Buying Raspberry Pi things with Bitcoin

I heard tulips were a good investment once.
by MrBunsy
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Surely this is unethical?
Replies: 18
Views: 3011

Re: Surely this is unethical / illegal?

Why would it be? It doesn't seem to be lying about anything.
by MrBunsy
Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SSH HEADLESS
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: SSH HEADLESS

Hmm, you should have no problem logging via SSH at the same time as being logged in locally.
by MrBunsy
Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do i get on the internet?
Replies: 16
Views: 24195

Re: How do i get on the internet?

Might be easiest to just re-write the SD card so you know you've got a clean slate.

For the very very easy way to setup the wireless, do you have access to a monitor, so you can start x, and use the GUI tool to setup the wifi?
by MrBunsy
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do i get on the internet?
Replies: 16
Views: 24195

Re: How do i get on the internet?

If you can get it to blink I'd be first inclined to suspect the wifi setup rather than the software on the Pi. Have you tried different security on the wifi, different channels (on the rare chance the dongle doesn't support the channel the router is using)? Have you definitely confirmed there isn't ...
by MrBunsy
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Send real time data to Pi from wifi
Replies: 5
Views: 3243

Re: Send real time data to Pi from wifi

I've done something very similar! My setup is as follows: Java program running on the Pi, this controls my motors (via UART to a fancy-pants motor controller as it happens) and communicates over the wifi using sockets. This program is set up as a socket server. Pi is connected to wifi with one of th...
by MrBunsy
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to make raspberry stable ?
Replies: 28
Views: 10099

Re: How to make raspberry stable ?

I've got one which has been running for over 200 days, and I'm not the only one who's been running them for long periods of time (there was a thread of competing longest uptimes, can't remember where). I dare say there are some faulty pis out there, but I don't think there's any inherant reason why ...
by MrBunsy
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Data transfer with usb or RS232 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Data transfer with usb or RS232 ?

If you're feeling lazy, you could just network them and send the data over a socket. Probably only worthwhile if you've got the networking gear already. Otherwise a usb to uart adapter would be easier to set up RS232, especially if you get one which is 3.3v, you'll be able to wire it straight to the...
by MrBunsy
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why python ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1621

Re: Why python ?

Don't forget that not everything you'd ever want to do is part of a web server, if anything that's a fairly minor use case.
by MrBunsy
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Cheep case
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: Cheep case

Can't help but think this is cheaper - http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1310 :P
by MrBunsy
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: Fund android for the pi!
Replies: 9
Views: 4931

Re: Fund android for the pi!

remember they are not a charity or foundation i think you have forgotten : raspberrypi.org/about - "The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity" Broadcom, I suspect, was meant. I also think we'd be talking far more money than you could easily get via donations. The hourly rate of a good ...
by MrBunsy
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?
Replies: 20
Views: 6575

Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

jbeale wrote:Ok, MrBunsy's Pi has been up for a long time! I wonder what it is doing?
Hosting my website! Much cheaper than paying for server-space, this only costs me 3Watts and a little bandwidth :D
by MrBunsy
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Controlling a Pi over the internet (without port forwarding)
Replies: 20
Views: 15458

Re: Controlling a Pi over the internet (without port forward

I found a great post here: http://www.leggetter.co.uk/real-time-web-technologies-guide It references a bunch of techniques for achieving the realtime interactivity that I need. I'm a little confused now as to what you're trying to do - those all look to be for providing applications running in a we...
by MrBunsy
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Controlling a Pi over the internet (without port forwarding)
Replies: 20
Views: 15458

Re: Controlling a Pi over the internet (without port forward

Sockets sound ideal for this - all you need is the port exposed on the server side, and a permanent IP or domain for the server. Once your client pi fires up, it connects to this server and you've got two-way communication to your pi without port forwarding. Look into TCP or UDP, there's plenty of s...
by MrBunsy
Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?
Replies: 20
Views: 6575

Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime known?

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