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by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using an iPad/iPhone/Something as a display?
Replies: 9
Views: 13807

Re: Using an iPad/iPhone/Something as a display?

<t>jemenake,<br/> <br/> Yes, you can use anything that can establish a wired Ethernet or WiFi connection to control your R-Pi. You"ll need to hook up a monitor and keyboard (plus mouse/trackpad for a GUI) to the R-Pi in order to configure the VNC, SSH, SFTP, HTTP/SHTTP, etc., services to come up on ...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding extra RAM
Replies: 15
Views: 5644

Re: Adding extra RAM

<t>JamesH said:<br/> <br/> Just use the SD card as swap space.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> USB 2.0 hard and solid-state drives will be up to an order of magnitude faster (40 ~ 100 MB/s) than typical SD cards (4 ~ 6 MB/s for Class 6), and won"t suffer the longevity limitations inherent in SD cards due to ...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Please send some boards to important key developers without CE of FCC
Replies: 47
Views: 11147

Re: Please send some boards to important key developers without CE of FCC

<t>JamesH said:<br/> <br/> I"m sure more boards will go out to people who the foundation thinks are suitable candidates.<br/> <br/> I look forward to early seeding for our MMORPG Pi-finity! and printable case projects. To whom do we make our anonymous bribery checks out? The Liz Upton Truffle Collec...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need for R-Pi 'user guide'
Replies: 15
Views: 2883

Re: Need for R-Pi 'user guide'

<t>"Your honor and ladies and gentlemen of the jury, there was no warning that my client"s dearly departed loving husband shouldn"t have placed the hazardous Ricebury Pie between his legs when it was plugged into a jury-rigged cigarette lighter power adapter, while buying a scalding hot cup of coffe...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 312
Views: 100205

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

<t>I have to shake my head at the thought that we can even contemplate rendering even one wall of a structure in 3-D to any level of detail at will, much less any section of London. Even an 8 GB SD card can fit more than a DVD"s worth of model and texture data and access it much faster than a DVD dr...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Look what UPS just left on my doorstep!
Replies: 18
Views: 7186

Re: Look what UPS just left on my doorstep!

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Luxury!<br/> <br/> When we applied for a council flat as students … all 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/> <br/> ...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Potential power source
Replies: 83
Views: 16101

Re: Potential power source

<t>Nowadays, such ports are generally load-protected and if they can"t provide the needed current, they just shut down until the load is removed (I wouldn"t leave anything plugged in any longer than needed to determine whether everything was OK). However, according to the USB spec, the minimum curre...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 312
Views: 100205

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

<t>I see no problem with having to edit models in their native tool and just displaying them in the game. I come from an era where a "modeler" consisted of vi editing vertices and edges by hand - heck, in my first course in 3-D computer graphics in 1976, we were doing matrix multiplication using sli...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 312
Views: 100205

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

<r>kreggz said:<br/> <br/> Love the idea and would love to help with scripting. Interestingly Notch the creator of Minecraft is now working on something similar in theme. <URL url="http://0x10c.com/">http://0x10c.com/</URL><br/> <br/> I doubt it is fully p2p however<br/> <br/> <br/> Looks very inter...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Potential power source
Replies: 83
Views: 16101

Re: Potential power source

<t>Jim Manley said:<br/> <br/> <br/> 500 and 700 ma are the maximum current ratings for the A and B boards, not minimum draw, which is 200 ma AIUI.<br/> <br/> john_wage said:<br/> Exactly, and when you design your power supply it MUST be able to cope with the maximum peaks that the system could poss...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi) now called Raspberry PI OS
Replies: 613
Views: 411074

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

<r>If you need a vote in support of the fantastic work you"re doing, my project to teach students how to develop a network-distributed, massively multiplayer on-line role-playing game (MMORPG) will need every ounce of every resource on the R-Pi (which is the only system it will run on, by design to ...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Look what UPS just left on my doorstep!
Replies: 18
Views: 7186

Re: Look what UPS just left on my doorstep!

<t>Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ME TOO!!!  And I"m keeping them - finders, keepers, losers, weepers!  ;)<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> piglet said:<br/> Why did they leave them outside the toilet block?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> One man"s castle is another man"s servant"s quarters ...<br/> <br/> For the...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 445307

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Why are most manufacturers not offering this in a clear (glass) RASPBERRY color, such as a deep, dark red like that in the RaspberryPi.org logo?
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve
Replies: 39
Views: 7268

Re: Analogy for what the Raspberry Pi is trying to achieve

<t>"Annual competition" is such a pre Web 2.0 / Social Web concept. Kids are coming out with hundreds of apps for Apple iOS and Android devices every _day_ now. Commercial tech hardware product lifecycles, from concept to product sales cessation are now typically 18 months! Anything that is on a tim...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Potential power source
Replies: 83
Views: 16101

Re: Potential power source

<r><br/> Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> The R-Pi board allegedly draws 200 ma with nothing else connected.<br/> <br/> <br/> hippy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> 700mA for Model B<br/> <br/> 500mA for Model A<br/> <br/> According to the Wiki - <URL url="http://elinux.org/Rpi_Low-leve.....eripherals">http://el...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: remote access data vault
Replies: 13
Views: 2861

Re: remote access data vault

<t>If you"re really doing this for business and you can"t afford to lose anything, you need two completely redundant sites in two physically-separate locations. In theory, one can be your laptop/whatever, but, when, not if, it fails, you have no more redundancy. Given the price of the R-Pi, redundan...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using an iPad/iPhone/Something as a display?
Replies: 9
Views: 13807

Re: Using an iPad/iPhone/Something as a display?

<t>Yes, you can use any of a number of VNC apps on the iPad (or iPhone/iPod Touch, if you"re a real glutton for bleary-eyed punishment) to view the R-Pi desktop, you can also SSH (Secure SHell) in for command-line access, SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) to transfer files, and pretty much everyt...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Element14 FAQ updated today [29 March]
Replies: 17
Views: 2964

Re: Element14 FAQ updated today [29 March]

<t>The actual cost in Mexico depends on how much you value your life. I"m sure the Mexican illegal drug cartels (as opposed to the legal ones, such as Big Pharma ) such as the Zetas (rogue former Mexican police SWAT and special forces soldiers) are going to put R-Pi boards on their list of contraban...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PCB and assembly
Replies: 23
Views: 6782

Re: PCB and assembly

<t>In most places, it"s illegal to dispose of ferric chloride, not to mention the etched copper compounds, down the sink/tub drain, toilet, etc. You"re pouring highly corrosive acid down metal pipes, somewhere along the line, and it goes into a septic system that relies on bacteria to break down the...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: element14 payement safety to
Replies: 30
Views: 6420

Re: element14 payement safety to

<t>Credit card processing is always performed through HTTPS (Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol) connections and if you don"t see "https" at the beginning of the URL in the address bar in the browser, run, do not walk, away from the site immediately. HTTPS connections are encrypted so the credit car...
by Jim Manley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 312
Views: 100205

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

<r>For anyone who may have missed it Sunday, Google rolled out its usual incredible April Fools Day announcements of hilarious new Google products and services:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://searchenginewatch.com/a.....-Mode-More">http://searchenginewatch.com/a.....-Mode-More</URL><br/> <br/> This yea...
by Jim Manley
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 312
Views: 100205

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

<t>Everyone is bringing up interesting points, and they"re not new, but, developers still get bitten by them - it"s almost as if kids just won"t listen to their parents and teachers ... say it ain"t so, Joe! Software that still has bugs years after release? People would actually cheat at a game? Hor...
by Jim Manley
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 312
Views: 100205

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

<t>For those who have been able to ferret out bits of my history from my blatherous posts, you"ll realize I"m a graduate of Ye Olde School, where we had to wring every bit out of every cycle within every microsecond. The key to the R-Pi wrt P-finity! is the GPU as far as client-side operations (obje...
by Jim Manley
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 312
Views: 100205

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

<t>Robert_M said:<br/> <br/> I"m not a programmer, so maybe I misunderstand this; but I"ve seen mention of P2P being considered, and I was wondering if this is the sort of thing that would exclude folks like me who are behind Comcast"s anti-torrent wall?<br/> <br/> <br/> Hi Robert,<br/> <br/> Great ...
by Jim Manley
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 312
Views: 100205

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

<r>I"ve noticed that several people have missed the link to the wiki I"m building for Pi-finity! - the working title while we hit up big-wigs for gold doubloons in Hollyweird, SillyCon Valley vulture capitalists, the BBC, Comedy Central ... just kidding - we will never sell out ... for small potatoe...

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