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by Kernel
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 16771

Re: Science Fiction

Nice to see so many replies to this post
by Kernel
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pie?
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Raspberry Pie?

I'm not sure about made but many pictures of them have been posted from the internet as well as some people having bought store-made ones
by Kernel
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FEDORA ARM INSTALLER -- Problem
Replies: 86
Views: 16650

Re: FEDORA ARM INSTALLER -- Problem

<t>SN said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Its such a shame this is soooo hard on windoze - completely trivial on a linux pc - someone needs to write a rocksolid setup/install/config tool for windows users. The target market is going to need this.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I wouldn't say it is hard - the problem is...
by Kernel
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tamperproof Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 4335

Re: Tamperproof Pi

SN said:

which would allow it to utter the famous words before committing hari kari…
Eben or Liz could provide the recordings!
by Kernel
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FEDORA ARM INSTALLER -- Problem
Replies: 86
Views: 16650

Re: FEDORA ARM INSTALLER -- Problem

I'm not sure but I think the installer is only for Fedora

Try following this guide: http://www.mattsbits.co.uk/item-158.html
by Kernel
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5011

Re: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?

<t>resetnos said: <br/> <br/> <br/> A few months back i saw you guys post a schematic of the RPi .. .. is your design opensource on the hardware ?..<br/> <br/> meaning can i take the board specs and build my own custom version of your board design<br/> <br/> sourcing my own chips..<br/> <br/> thank ...
by Kernel
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD readers that you hadn't thought of/forgotten about
Replies: 1
Views: 903

Re: SD readers that you hadn't thought of/forgotten about

<t>I originally thought that the only SD reader I had was the one in my laptop - but then after reading this:<br/> <br/> bredman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I used a HTC Desire smartphone as the SD card reader.<br/> <br/> <br/> Suddenly I realised I had quite a few more that I had forgotten about comple...
by Kernel
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: This web site's design and making a donation
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: This web site's design and making a donation

<r>technically you can donate via missionfish on ebay as mentioned in this topic: <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....ying-a-rpi">http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....ying-a-rpi</URL><br/> <br/> but after Lynbarn's post there it seems it is better to wait for the official donation gateway to ...
by Kernel
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BitTorrent download failure
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: BitTorrent download failure

if the torrent files themselves are distributed across various mirrors it might be that the mirror you connected to is down atm
by Kernel
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 301
Views: 307663

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

Thanks Chromatix - it seems that from seeing the results from quite a few different people the Sandisk Class 6 Ultra and Extreme cards seem to be very good overall.
by Kernel
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "Power-ON-on-power-fail" functionality?
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: "Power-ON-on-power-fail" functionality?

DeliciousRaspberryCake said:

I guess when you try to power it down in the operating system it should say "it's now safe to shut down your computer" OH THE NOSTALGIA
Actually I just had a great feeling of nostalgia on being reminded of that screen - oh those were the days! 
by Kernel
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "Power-ON-on-power-fail" functionality?
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: "Power-ON-on-power-fail" functionality?

if you mean will it turn itself back one - as it has no power button when the power comes back on I guess it will boot up and run whatever startup options are configured
by Kernel
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the rPi drive down the prices of systems with embedded devices?
Replies: 20
Views: 6663

Re: Will the rPi drive down the prices of systems with embedded devices?

Grumpyoldgit said:


though the idea of a talking toaster does appeal to me.


or one like this http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/b.....4-07-2009/
by Kernel
Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Read-Only switch
Replies: 14
Views: 3341

Re: SD Card Read-Only switch

A good question! I didn't know some devices don't obey the switch - obviously it would cause problems if you had swap on the card or wanted to update OS components if it is read-only but if you are using other storage for files it could work with read-only
by Kernel
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First comparison of the available distros running on a Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 5325

Re: First comparison of the available distros running on a Pi

pepedog said:


About 6 seconds
Midori about 8



wow - that is fast
by Kernel
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Potential conference presentations
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Potential conference presentations

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well, if you are a student at Kings School Ely, I'm there on Monday afternoon for some sort of jobs fair, and will have an alpha board on demonstration, along with the Nokia 808 and a tablet prototype.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Sounds nice - but I wonder what the proba...
by Kernel
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PoC code uses super-critical Windows bug to crash PCs
Replies: 11
Views: 2395

Re: PoC code uses super-critical Windows bug to crash PCs

<t>Prometheus said: <br/> <br/> I didn"t take this thread as a bash at all – it seems, from the parent-post, to be a heads-up about a critical problem with Microsoft Windows, and intended to warn users of it to patch it if they haven"t already…<br/> Indeed it was - infact I use Windows at home and o...
by Kernel
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Most Users Ever Online: 969
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Most Users Ever Online: 969

<t>It is because most people aren't that interested in the forum.<br/> <br/> If they can look on the site to see if it is on sale and use the wiki to install the os and do whatever they want on it they will be happy.<br/> <br/> So you are left with the people who take more of an interest in what can...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 12566

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

poing said:


We should be able to stick RPis and breakout boards and such together in different ways and build structures or clusters from them.

Pi + Lego = PiGo



put them in this and stack them: http://miriamelewis.blogspot.c.....-case.html
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Discussions about Raspberry Pi are NOT off topic!
Replies: 29
Views: 5555

Re: Discussions about Raspberry Pi are NOT off topic!

<t>Morgaine said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Smartybones said: <br/> <br/> <br/> actually, I think the mods are quite lax compared to some boards...<br/> <br/> <br/> It sounds like you're encouraging the kind of fascist admin behaviour that is seen on Apple boards, where posters are treated as pitiful consum...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ordered something else to fill the time
Replies: 65
Views: 16983

Re: Ordered something else to fill the time

<r><URL url="https://www.zdnet.com/photos/missed-out-on-raspberry-pi-herere-five-alternatives/6351193"><LINK_TEXT text="https://www.zdnet.com/photos/missed-out ... es/6351193">https://www.zdnet.com/photos/missed-out-on-raspberry-pi-herere-five-alternatives/6351193</LINK_TEXT></URL><br/> <br/> Missed...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 226681

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r><URL url="http://blogs.computerworlduk.c/index.htm">http://blogs.computerworlduk.c...../index.htm</URL><br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.reghardware.com/201.....ogramming/">http://www.reghardware.com/201.....ogramming/</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> The Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer designed to get you ...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 12566

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<r>a quote from: <URL url="http://blogs.computerworlduk.c/index.htm">http://blogs.computerworlduk.c...../index.htm</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> My confusion therefore as to what exactly are the Pi and the Ninja is not surprising. They are not ‘a something’, they can be all sorts of things on all sorts of ...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Hackers print tiny Linux box to net up your home
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Re: Hackers print tiny Linux box to net up your home

<r>An article from RegHardware: <URL url="http://www.reghardware.com/201.....ogramming/">http://www.reghardware.com/201.....ogramming/</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> The Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer designed to get you writing programs. Here's a tiny computer designed to get things done in your home and ...
by Kernel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Power Supply?
Replies: 101
Views: 32433

Re: Which Power Supply?

<r>Montala said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Kernel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> how about this as a portable supply? <URL url="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-F8M160cw-4000mAh-Battery-Pack/dp/tech-data/B005HALE7Q/"><LINK_TEXT text="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-F8M160c ... 005HALE7Q/">https://www.amazon.co.uk/B...

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