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by simplesi
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Rules for Off-topic
Replies: 33
Views: 3176

Rules for Off-topic

I can understand that if discussions about Be^&*$%lity or Nec^%$£(**lia being banned but surely discussions about other/similar (or even dissimilar) computing systems should be allowed. Or even car colours :) Fair enough to close a topic if it turns into nastiness but no-need to block/lock a thread ...
by simplesi
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Adding Static IP to cmdline.txt Issues
Replies: 16
Views: 5339

Re: Adding Static IP to cmdline.txt Issues

And is there an easy work-around/bypass/shorten time for this behaviour?

And why does it clobber the WiFi connection?

Simon
by simplesi
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Adding Static IP to cmdline.txt Issues
Replies: 16
Views: 5339

Adding Static IP to cmdline.txt Issues

I added in 169.254.64.64::255.255.0.0 at end of cmdline.txt to be able to VNC into my Pi from a windows laptop using a ethernet cable This worked well apart from the fact that nothing much seemed to happen to the green lightt on the Pi if I didn't have the cable plugged into the laptop. When I got h...
by simplesi
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Rant: Newegg article really cheeses me off.
Replies: 82
Views: 9390

Re: Rant: Newegg article really cheeses me off.

PCs these days, even cheap ones, come with at least 6 to 8GB of RAM I've got 300 computers across 5 schools - on average I'd say they are running at 2GB Ram (I've lots of Win7 netbooks with 1GB) - the 3 machines I bought this week came with 4GB - no machine in any school has >4GB 2GB is workable :)...
by simplesi
Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Rant: Newegg article really cheeses me off.
Replies: 82
Views: 9390

Re: Rant: Newegg article really cheeses me off.

If you had grounds to ban me...
:LOL:

Rule 1: Moderators are always right
Rule 2: See Rule 1

We can tell that your new here :)

Simon
by simplesi
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Portable Power Supply
Replies: 9
Views: 1356

Re: Portable Power Supply

My personal experience is that the 2400mAH type USB battery packs usually offer a good time/£ I can even run a Pi robot on one for 30-45 mins :) e.g http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/External-2600mAh-Power-Bank-Pack-Portable-USB-Battery-Charger-For-Mobile-Phone-/171432777735 Not bought one of this actual ma...
by simplesi
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Queues and overriding order occasionally
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Queues and overriding order occasionally

Yep - that did the job :) The main benefit (apart from getting a priority msg to front of queue) was that I sorted out why the queue was getting clogged up in the first place! :) I was queuing 8 analogue sensor values updates sequentially and sending to Scratch individually instead of bundling all t...
by simplesi
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Queues and overriding order occasionally
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Queues and overriding order occasionally

I'll give PririotyQueue a go - ta :)
by simplesi
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Queues and overriding order occasionally
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Queues and overriding order occasionally

In my ScratchGPIO code, I've added queue handling for data to be sent back into Scratch such Pin input states - Ultrasonic distance measurements - ADC values from add-on boards etc Previously, functions used to just send info when they liked but as I've added more and more stuff I needed a nice queu...
by simplesi
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need to co-ordinate changes
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Need to co-ordinate changes

Well for example (and just an example) Roll back Main download to Dec 20th (before GUI change) - and call it Legacy or stable or old :) Or rollout the priority bug fixes ASAP Put an alternative dev version up with ALL the changes in and get geek level like me to pound on it Have little bleeding edge...
by simplesi
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need to co-ordinate changes
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Need to co-ordinate changes

To my mind, there has been (and looks like more to come with dev tree stuff) quite a few changes to the main Raspbian distribution. Cutting to the chase here, the problem is that with a lot of changes - things break that used to work. The problem is - that in the past - we've not been given any time...
by simplesi
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: help: need a motor to move 25lb platform in small increments
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: help: need a motor to move 25lb platform in small increm

To paraphrase yer man Archimedes - give me a sufficiently geared down motor and a good fixing point and I'll move the moon :)
by simplesi
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi VNC Trolley
Replies: 11
Views: 2686

Re: Raspberry Pi VNC Trolley

I get it now :)

Looks good :)

Simon
by simplesi
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi VNC Trolley
Replies: 11
Views: 2686

Re: Raspberry Pi VNC Trolley

as they all use Google Apps, so work is stored in the "cloud".
#Confused (nothing new there) :)

How do you save stuff your working on the Pi over VNC into the "cloud"?

Simon
by simplesi
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: VNC Copy and Paste
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: VNC Copy and Paste

Linux has the concept of multiple desktops and standard VNC servers give each connection a new desktop - which is good normally when remoting in from far away but strange to see is you can see both your Pi and VNC display at same time. X11VNC server works slightly differently and lets you see/contro...
by simplesi
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Parallel print signal to USB text file.
Replies: 11
Views: 2392

Re: Parallel print signal to USB text file.

Hi Unfortunately (for you anyway) this board mainly full of geeks who play around with stuff for fun/education and not to make money. The concept is pretty straightforward but there's not many people with centronics parallel printer ports on their PCs nowadays so not many could even prototype someth...
by simplesi
Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiBot-A
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: PiBot-A

Looks excellent :)
Simon
by simplesi
Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi VNC Trolley
Replies: 11
Views: 2686

Re: Raspberry Pi VNC Trolley

Are the saving their work on the NAS or in their own normal network folder?

If on the NAS - how do you ensure each student can only access their own work?

Simon
by simplesi
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: dd not cloning - missing copying a partition?
Replies: 19
Views: 6101

Re: dd not cloning - missing copying a partition?

Can you get a £shop SD reader and dd from source to dest in one operation to see what happens then?

Simon
by simplesi
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Manage USB Power
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Manage USB Power

Looks like I was wrong then :)

Simon
by simplesi
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: watch tv with openelec wirelessly with no computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: watch tv with openelec wirelessly with no computer

Not economically

AFAIK, no-one has managed to get a cheap live capture device that connects to a Pi working yet

Simon
by simplesi
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Scratch
Topic: case sensitivity of broadcasts
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

Re: case sensitivity of broadcasts

I don't know of any docs

But the spirit of Scratch is to be case-insensitive and its hard to imagine any existing 1.4 project, on any platform not working, OK if you changed how NuScratch handles incoming external broadcasts.

Simon
by simplesi
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Manage USB Power
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Mage USB Power

No
by simplesi
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Scratch
Topic: Running a Scratch program
Replies: 7
Views: 3117

Re: Running a Scratch program

At the moment,there isn't a program to convert Scratch to an executable file on the Pi.

Simon
by simplesi
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Easiest way to get a Python prog to receive a T'internet msg
Replies: 15
Views: 2171

Re: Easiest way to get a Python prog to receive a T'internet

Well my code prints tweets - you seem to be wanting to send a tweet
Can you show us your code and I'll try it with my creds
Simon

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