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by EtonMess
Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any news on official Raspberry Display?
Replies: 260
Views: 92784

Re: Any news on official Raspberry Display?

I'm looking forward to getting these displays, possibly between Easter and the summer.
In the meantime I have found that there are some 3rdaprty touchscreens that provide visual fun for those that enjoy that sort of thing.
by EtonMess
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My 13 year old son feels cheated
Replies: 37
Views: 6747

Re: My 13 year old son feels cheated

"I've just checked and my RPi's are still doing what they did before - they have not stopped working"

This is true, and I am happy with all my Pis for the same reason.

But it's not really relevant to a 13 year old just starting out.
by EtonMess
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My 13 year old son feels cheated
Replies: 37
Views: 6747

Re: My 13 year old son feels cheated

It's true that sometime s hit happens in life and we take a few knocks and they are good lessons to learn. And it's fine if you have a purpose in mind for a B+, the B+ is capable of doing it, then the new Pi2 is not relevant. But a 13 year who wants to get involved in the community projects with oth...
by EtonMess
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My 13 year old son feels cheated
Replies: 37
Views: 6747

Re: My 13 year old son feels cheated

It's understandable that he should feel a bit let down. The Raspberry Pi world is going to be doing loads of new exciting stuff that has been made possible by the capability of the more powerful design. The B+ is going to be left behind in that respect, and if his peers can do thing with the Pi that...
by EtonMess
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS up to their tricks again...
Replies: 99
Views: 10840

Re: RS up to their tricks again...

RS normal business is to supply companies on 30 day credit accounts with adhoc items, with a steady and predictable order rate. They are not geared towards dealing with individual consumers and a sudden deluge if orders. So it is no surprise that they struggle a bit with their systems dealing with s...
by EtonMess
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 48
Views: 6789

Re: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2

I still prefer linux though there aren't any mass linux phones and tablets. Eh? Every Android phone has a Linux kernel. The Android piece is just the lipstick on the pig, underneath the pig is the same. no its not. its an imprisoned version of linux. full of restrictions. When I was an Android phon...
by EtonMess
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The element of surprise
Replies: 48
Views: 4551

Re: The element of surprise

...Cheap being a relative notion.... No way! For the majority of poor people living in (say) India, $35 would not be considered "cheap". If you earn £15/hour then a model A+ represents about an hour of your time. If you earn $1/day then you probably have better use for your money than blowing 2 wee...
by EtonMess
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The element of surprise
Replies: 48
Views: 4551

Re: The element of surprise

I know the Foundation is a charity, but to say the product is cheap is incorrect. What is considered cheap to someone like me, living in the sunny half of England, may not be considered cheap to a student or enthusiast living in Arusha or Pune. And what if someone had placed an order for 10 units, ...
by EtonMess
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The element of surprise
Replies: 48
Views: 4551

Re: The element of surprise

I did buy a couple of Pis in December and January. I put them to work doing specific jobs, which they performed admirably well as the task was well within their capability. I checked on them on Monday to see if the availability of the Pi2 had degraded their performance, or even varopised them comple...
by EtonMess
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread
Replies: 442
Views: 106976

Re: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread

When the new Compute Modules appear, will it only be the SODIMM size processor board that changes, and the IO board remain the same? Or will there need to be a new IO board too?
by EtonMess
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread
Replies: 442
Views: 106976

Re: The Raspberry Pi 2 Q&A thread

Would/could/might there ever be a plan to release the pi2 in a much much smaller form factor, perhaps without USB and network plugs or something? ... Kind of like those little Arduino mini clones? Like the Compute Module perhaps? http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-compute-module-new-product/
by EtonMess
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS up to their tricks again...
Replies: 99
Views: 10840

Re: RS up to their tricks again...

My experience was a little easier. On Monday AM I caught the story on one of the embargo breaking websites, and some resourceful people had found the hidden URL for the V2 Pi sales page on RS (not supposed to be live until 9AM). So my order was placed a 0755, my despatch email arrived at 0930. The o...
by EtonMess
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Also this version of Windows 10 will have no GUI, its a command line only version, for "internet of things" use. The original microsoft surface tablets running on ARM ran WinRT and are pretty good, but let down by user expectation that they would run x86 apps. That could run on the new pi... but wi...
by EtonMess
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

. I can also recall the BBC Micro and old classic Apples in schools but they had poor penetration into the home market back then. Others won out briefly before falling to the IBM-compatible waves. Plus, MS based systems are basically the default of today for a computer. I think BBC Micro had better...
by EtonMess
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

I don't know what MS is up to with Win 10 on the Pi but corporations don't give stuff away for free without some ulterior motive. Without moving into this growing maker space MS risk being left behind. The problem for them is that if the world of education remains the domain of Linux then talent it...
by EtonMess
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

fruitoftheloom wrote: It would be interesting to find out how much involvement Broadcom had, considering their own woes over the last 2 years, Broadcom seem to have been forgotten ;)
I think the Alphamosaic part of Broadcom had less woes than the baseband part etc.
by EtonMess
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

"Windows 10 on the RPi!" Why, oh why, oh why? MS and Windows is the total antithesis of the reasons why the Pi exists. MS and Windows, and others are the reason for that "kids don't know what a computer is or how to program" phenomena that caused under graduate applications to Cambridge to fall and...
by EtonMess
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

I am glad the Guardian broke the new early. Or would have a duo core v7 board PI size board on it way instead of a RPI 2 shipped today! Was about 10 minutes from that order! Man you guys cut that really close!!!! Indeed, The Register was really naughty and broke the embargo at Midnight, and they we...
by EtonMess
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

" What happened to there definitely wont be another Pi for a couple of years :?: " I suspect that this was with the best of intentions, to provide the stable consistent environment. However, I have a feeling (and it's only my opinion I don't actually know anything) that the proliferation of imitator...
by EtonMess
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

" For the last six months we’ve been working closely with Microsoft to bring the forthcoming Windows 10 to Raspberry Pi 2. Microsoft will have much more to share over the coming months. The Raspberry Pi 2-compatible version of Windows 10 will be available free of charge to makers ." I had to read th...
by EtonMess
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Any US retailer selling it? Can't find it on any of the usual sites yet. Edit: Just checked Adafruit's site and they have already added it (although as Out of stock) , but at almost 45$... I've just paid a shade under £23 + VAT for one. So, at current exchange you should be looking at around $35 pl...
by EtonMess
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

This is the explanation for some resellers running short of B+ in Jan.
So looking forward to the LCD display after easter too.
by EtonMess
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

If this is true it makes all previous models of the Raspberry Pi obsolete Which is a shame for A+/B+ purchasers.... I don't think it does. I have a 256MB original Pi doing a job that it has been doing for a very long time and it continued to do that job when 512MB appeared, and continued to do that...
by EtonMess
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 161
Views: 22572

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

This has absolutely made my morning.
RS was a bit slow, but I got my order in.

Same price, compatible platform, more power.
Just love Raspberry Pi, love it!
by EtonMess
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SSH on Raspberry doesn't accept RSA key
Replies: 2
Views: 1821

Re: SSH on Raspberry doesn't accept RSA key

Have you checked that the date and time are set correctly?

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