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by colin B
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Important new post on the front page - compliance!
Replies: 20
Views: 2943

Re: Important new post on the front page - compliance!

Nick Scott said:


Or a glass of wine, and a evening to put your feet up and do sweet f.a. and not have to answer questions from those not bothering to read or search.



A quart of Wincarnis and all problems go away.
by colin B
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell - Accessories for Pi
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: Farnell - Accessories for Pi

<t>Farnell were advertising an actual accessory bundle in Australia, the one that included, hub, leads, (not Leeds itself) SD card and keyboard and mouse was advertised at AU$ 29.95, but that page has now disappeared probably along with the price.<br/> <br/> Out here MSY computers are selling 8GB ca...
by colin B
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 1950 Over Siberia
Replies: 50
Views: 6582

Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Aren't you supposed to now say metre arm +- 0.0956 flugits?
by colin B
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 1950 Over Siberia
Replies: 50
Views: 6582

Re: 1950 Over Siberia

<t>alexeames said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Nurbit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I did say in another thread that I've started stocking Pis <br/> <br/> <br/> I don't think a stocking pi would be very tasty. Bad business plan. :p<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> At the risk of being told off, wouldn't that be a raspberry t...
by colin B
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Pidora / Fedora
Topic: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 266
Views: 120646

Re: Fedora ARM on Raspberry Pi

I must be doing somethign wrong, whenever I try to change the time, I get a fibre light display pop up.
by colin B
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What I'm going to use as my Pi monitor.
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: What I'm going to use as my Pi monitor.

<t>You"d need quite a few – power consumption is 3.5kW but on the bright side on standby it only consumes 0.5W, so in winter it"d be the central heating and in summer it"s green credentials come into play by leaving it in standby, whilst out getting enebriated..<br/> <br/> Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <...
by colin B
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Arrival Dates?
Replies: 34
Views: 5434

Re: Arrival Dates?

<t>William H. Bell said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I put an order in on the 29th of April from farnell.fr and received an email from them on the 7th of March<br/> <br/> Umm, February did you mean to type?<br/> <br/> E-14 in Australia have been silent, so my 29th Feb order was 66 days and is now showing 143 ...
by colin B
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What I'm going to use as my Pi monitor.
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: What I'm going to use as my Pi monitor.

RaTTuS said:


I don't have a wall big enough



Move house; simples

I wonder if you'd need planning permission, and I wouldn't like to be the person to repair it- "Just got take it into the workshop to fix that problem sir."
by colin B
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 56165

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

<t>Slightly off at a tangent.<br/> <br/> A have worked in manufacturing of electronic devices within the telecommunications industry and health devices.<br/> <br/> Depending on how parts are sourced (customer provides the parts versus board stuffing house buys to BOM) it can take up to six weeks. Th...
by colin B
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What I'm going to use as my Pi monitor.
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: What I'm going to use as my Pi monitor.

<r>Not sure how much freight will be, but I'm not going to pay more than a fiver,and I want it VAT free and no import duty.<br/> <br/> I think Space Invaders will look brilliant on this.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tec.....rrods.html">http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tec.....rrods.html...
by colin B
Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how long does an RPi last from 4 AA batteries?
Replies: 27
Views: 13254

Re: how long does an RPi last from 4 AA batteries?

<r>Here is a link for those who like to tinker for possible power supply/battery alternatives.<br/> <br/> Note though this company charges US$25.00 for freighting (via DHL) all their products even if credit card sized.<br/> <br/> They are in Europe - Serbia to be exact.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://w...
by colin B
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?
Replies: 84
Views: 23738

Re: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?

Grumpyoldgit said:


Wouldn't that have been the ZX81 with the 16k wobbly rampack?



Yes it would have been.
by colin B
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?
Replies: 84
Views: 23738

Re: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?

<t>I made a moving forward total stock control program for 700 lines of stock covering a period of 26 weeks with a lowly Spectrum 128, this code originaly was on a ZX80 16K wobbly. True the damn thing got very hot and would often freeze, but that basic code fitted into the 128K with room to spare - ...
by colin B
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First unboxing of Raspberry Pi
Replies: 15
Views: 4236

Re: First unboxing of Raspberry Pi

THAT, is not a Mr Kipling, and what's with the 100s and 1000's over the custardy icing?

First rule of fora - always view the cliplet before making a witty reply.
by colin B
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pricing in Australia
Replies: 17
Views: 5780

Re: pricing in Australia

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Is there anything stopping you from ordering from outside Australia? Or do the disties force you to use the Aussie distribution?<br/> <br/> It's obviously a generic Australian problem, rather than Raspi specific. So I'm not sure what we can do about it. However, it ...
by colin B
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pricing in Australia
Replies: 17
Views: 5780

Re: pricing in Australia

<t>I have lived in Australia for nigh on 17 years now, I"m well aware many things are cheaper to purchase on a private basis versus imported goods.<br/> <br/> The part people seem to be ignoring is that currently the first batch is going to the UK from China, it is then being distributed direct (as ...
by colin B
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LCD touch screen monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 2903

Re: LCD touch screen monitor

Hard to tell, they make no mention of whether the USB drivers make use of the HID protocol, mouse or their own driver.

I think you'd have to email them and ask.
by colin B
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: C# programs maybe?
Replies: 24
Views: 6540

Re: C# programs maybe?

<t>Just wondering if at some time the Microsoft dotNet microframework can be used for programming especially if the new W8-OnArm is portable. (Hangs head in shame for even mentioning Microsoft).<br/> <br/> I have a FEZ-PandaII board which uses C# alongside the free Visual Studio 2010.<br/> <br/> Hav...
by colin B
Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pricing in Australia
Replies: 17
Views: 5780

Re: pricing in Australia

<t>I've posted my theory elsewhere.<br/> <br/> Farnell/RS are UK companies, their AU (and other country websites) prices are fixed once a year, all are based on the GBP and converted to the required currency. Because of currency fluctuations they give themselves a slight margin to stave off currency...

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