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by pandapi
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SPDIF?
Replies: 39
Views: 44133

Re: SPDIF?

<t>i don't think lack of a dedicated spdif port is a problem.<br/> <br/> It can be done over HDMI, so it CAN do it.<br/> <br/> If it can't be done on YOUR receiver then you have to work around it or maybe the pi isn't for you.<br/> <br/> I would bet that virtually all, if not all, receivers nowadays...
by pandapi
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: latest registration time with an RS authorisation code?
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: latest registration time with an RS authorisation code?

Well, the figures i've read are 700 registrations per second early on.

So, lets just assume that 600 out of every 700 went to farnell first. Thats 100 to RS every second.

So, with 5000 PIs, or thereabouts, you would have needed to be in or pretty close to the first minute
by pandapi
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis
Replies: 25
Views: 4041

Re: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis

<t>Right, so we now know that no-one knows where the boards are. Seems a little strange considering the amount of effort and risk that RPF members have gone through to make them.<br/> <br/> If i had put so much effort into this i would make sure i knew where they were. Maybe thats just me.<br/> <br/...
by pandapi
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis
Replies: 25
Views: 4041

Re: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis

<t>Alchemy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The question was answered from map co-ords on a photo in another thread. The answer was the factory in Shanghai. The photo also showed networking was working.<br/> <br/> <br/> I don't read every post on this forum, and as you can guess neither do most other users. ...
by pandapi
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis
Replies: 25
Views: 4041

Re: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Yes, someone somewhere does know their location. Everyone will just have to be patient and wait, and ask themselves, do I really REALLY need to know exactly where they are, bearing in mind it makes no difference to when I get it?<br/> <br/> The other thread was gett...
by pandapi
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis
Replies: 25
Views: 4041

Re: Someone, somewhere must know the whereabouts of the Pis

<t>Seeing as the other thread got locked before i got a chance to comment.<br/> <br/> Someone, probably in the RPF must know where the first 10,000 boards are. Are they in China? Are they in England? Are they in transit? If they don't then they must be lost.<br/> <br/> I'm NOT asking what the mods k...
by pandapi
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 62894

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

<t>ArborealSeer said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think there is a lot of truth in that. We have turned into ravening beasts constantly wanting more and more information and being highly critical of anything they do. The more information they give the more we want. Each ...
by pandapi
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some questions...
Replies: 15
Views: 2812

Re: Some questions...

I'm a java developer by trade and despite the fact its quite different from java i found python to be most useful/enjoyable/easy/fast/lightweight.
by pandapi
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I use an iPad charger to power the raspberry pi?
Replies: 8
Views: 15646

Re: Can I use an iPad charger to power the raspberry pi?

<t>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> And provided the lead for your iPad 1 power charger doesn't terminate in the bonkers proprietary iConnector.  If it's a microUSB that inserts into the iConnector then you'll be ok.<br/> <br/> <br/> The ipad chargers (well the ipad 2 at least) is a plug with a sta...
by pandapi
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 62894

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

<t>Casalor said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Casalor said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Tass said: <br/> <br/> <br/> n3tw0rk5 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> hmm last email I had from Farnell was on the 29th which was my order confirmation, if I havent got a mail from them in the next couple of days i'll give them a prod.<br/> ...
by pandapi
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Finally good news from Farnell (UK)! Mid April!
Replies: 10
Views: 2961

Re: Finally good news from Farnell (UK)! Mid April!

so are you in the first batch?

I'm not in the first batch but last i heard my date was the 16th april. Should i expect mine pushed back or have the first batches just got a lot closer to the subsequent batches due to the 'hiccup'?
by pandapi
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ordered something else to fill the time
Replies: 65
Views: 17343

Re: Ordered something else to fill the time

thanks to all the people replying about my compiling question!

I'm a java guy so i'm not fully up on all the ins-and-outs of compiling for different architectures. Its more simple in my world
by pandapi
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 8005

Re: Communication!

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There were only ever 10,000 boards. Only a couple of months ago it was unclear whether they would all sell. In recent weeks people started taking interest in larger numbers but that does not necessarily convert into definite purchases. That's why people were g...
by pandapi
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 8005

Re: Communication!

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The jack issue has only affected the first 10,000. The remaining 200,000+ are largely not affected as the demand was in excess of twenty times what the RPF could provide. Someone getting an email to say they won't get their Pi until May or June would have been...
by pandapi
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 8005

Re: Communication!

<r>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I hadn't realised that you didn't know about the jack issue. These are the details.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/781">http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/781</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> Me? I knew full well about it.<br/> <br/> But if th...
by pandapi
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 8005

Re: Communication!

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It should also be mentioned that the ravening hordes have been beating down the gates at Raspberry Pi towers for some months now insisting on having the ability to pre-order. RS are still getting it in the neck because they absolutely refuse to take orders unt...
by pandapi
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 8005

Re: Communication!

<t>Nurbit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> To be fair, microsoft don"t generally "release" something on a particular day and then still have precisely zero in consumer"s hands more than 2 weeks later.<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes, you are right and I"ll refrain from banging on about how much they charge for cr...
by pandapi
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 8005

Re: Communication!

<t>Nurbit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I agree about the foundation having to update it's customers..... but it has.<br/> <br/> They stated that there was a problem and that they would give further details when available.<br/> <br/> There have obviously been no further changes and the foundation is not a...
by pandapi
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ordered something else to fill the time
Replies: 65
Views: 17343

Re: Ordered something else to fill the time

<t>Thanks, i'll have a look at them all.<br/> <br/> I guess my £50 was ambitious but £100ish isn't too bad for something with a load more RAM and CPU grunt.<br/> <br/> I had been looking at those sheeva/guru plug computers also. They're fairly reasonable at about £65 but i've heard bad things about ...
by pandapi
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ordered something else to fill the time
Replies: 65
Views: 17343

Re: Ordered something else to fill the time

<t>shirro - would you mind sharing what you purchased as i'm after something else also.<br/> <br/> What OS does it run? Ideally i'd like it to run debian ARM. My perfect device to compliment my Pis would be something equally low in power consumption with a stronger CPU but not interested in GPU perf...
by pandapi
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 12859

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>nmcc said: <br/> <br/> <br/> We are all doing our best to be swans - graceful on the surface but paddling like mad underneath. Just occasionally a swan is going to hiss.<br/> <br/> As Grumpy would say, time to man up.<br/> <br/> <br/> What a lovely philosophy.<br/> <br/> I feel sorry for any kids...
by pandapi
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 12859

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>I've seen a fair amount of nasty comments (or at least they appear nasty) from people to be honest. Not at me i have to say. They're NOT from the RPF admins and staff though, so what can you do?<br/> <br/> Lots of these nasty-appearing comments are from a repeat offenders group as far as i can te...
by pandapi
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Real-life" bandwidth available on the USB controller
Replies: 15
Views: 3337

Re: "Real-life" bandwidth available on the USB controller

this is as close as i could find:
http://elinux.org/RPi_Performance

Just says about the hypothetical 60MByte/s limit.
by pandapi
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Real-life" bandwidth available on the USB controller
Replies: 15
Views: 3337

Re: "Real-life" bandwidth available on the USB controller

<t>Thanks all. I'll try and find james' figures, maybe i missed them!<br/> <br/> Jessie - i would hope the CPU would be ok. Recording a stream is a simple job for a CPU.<br/> <br/> I have a geode lx (433mhz x86) based machine which is pretty slow and i managed to record 5 streams and broadcast anoth...
by pandapi
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Real-life" bandwidth available on the USB controller
Replies: 15
Views: 3337

Re: "Real-life" bandwidth available on the USB controller

<t>Well, not exactly. There are alpha boards out there. I assume people like xbmc/fedora/etc have also had dev boards for a while.<br/> <br/> People at the foundation must have actually used them, there is a video on the bbc website of eben using one.<br/> <br/> While people may not have attached th...

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