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by lpsw
Fri May 20, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Learning a New Programming Language
Replies: 40
Views: 5583

Re: New Programming Language

W. H. Heydt, ...it's [C] pretty much a glorified assembly language. As it happens the ARM processor as used in the Pi is a lot nicer to program in assembler than the Intel x86 of the PC world. Couldn't agree more. If one really wants to learn the fundamentals of programming the Pi (or any ARM chip)...
by lpsw
Fri May 20, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Learning a New Programming Language
Replies: 40
Views: 5583

Re: New Programming Language

IMHO it depends on what you want to do, but two of the more popular languages on Linux based systems are C (and it's variants) and Java (and it's variants). I prefer the former and despise the latter, but that's just my opinion.
by lpsw
Fri May 20, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 'community'
Replies: 100
Views: 14544

Re: Raspberry Pi 'community'

lpsw, I think we all do, life is just a game. I think you have to state what you mean by "game" there. Sometimes life is a fight to the death. As it was in the second world war for my father and the first world war for my grandfather. And, sadly, countless others before and since. Do you want to co...
by lpsw
Thu May 19, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 'community'
Replies: 100
Views: 14544

Re: Raspberry Pi 'community'

I think we all do, life is just a game.
by lpsw
Thu May 19, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 'community'
Replies: 100
Views: 14544

Re: Raspberry Pi 'community'

I have (or should have) the source to the ascii-art Star Trek game from the mid-70's. Mainframe fortran source code.
Except that it's on an FDR backup from a mainframe, I don't have a tape drive, or a mainframe.
But if I get it off I'll port it.
by lpsw
Thu May 19, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 'community'
Replies: 100
Views: 14544

Re: Raspberry Pi 'community'

maybe you could write-up a tutorial for kids on making text adventures for the foundation site liz Not a bad idea. Getting the little ones to compose and maintain plot and prose, supported by a little lot of code, and a tiny processor. Brilliant. Text adventures, meet your new friend GPIO... Edited...
by lpsw
Wed May 18, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help Learning How To Begin
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Help Learning How To Begin

The MagPi magazine is a great resource for all things Pi. Download the PDF versions for free.
by lpsw
Wed May 18, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi on a Windows Network
Replies: 33
Views: 15471

Re: Rpi on a Windows Network

Lendal wrote:Thanks for your reply.

What I don't want is to have to type in several esoteric linux commands in a terminal window in order to use even one of the Windows shares on my LAN.

:|
You could always put the commands in a script that runs at boot.
by lpsw
Wed May 18, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 'community'
Replies: 100
Views: 14544

Re: Raspberry Pi 'community'

Keep up the great work Liz. And Eben too :)
by lpsw
Wed May 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 'community'
Replies: 100
Views: 14544

Re: Raspberry Pi 'community'

My grand kids use these forums all the time. The only restriction I put on them is that I review and approve of any posts they want to make (they do not make many, they have learned how to search). Saves them from some of the snarkiness (is that a word) that inevitably creeps into any and probably a...
by lpsw
Mon May 16, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not CSI
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Not CSI

jamesh wrote:Miami, NY, Cyber or the original in Las Vegas?
Cyber *might* be the worst TV of all time.
by lpsw
Mon May 16, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not CSI
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Not CSI

Not the same CSI that's all I want to say.
by lpsw
Mon May 16, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not CSI
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Not CSI

For sure :)
by lpsw
Thu May 05, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heat sink adhesive
Replies: 67
Views: 23873

Re: Heat sink adhesive

Right...it can be done, but not easy. And certainly not recommended for a $900 chip but that's another deal.
by lpsw
Thu May 05, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heat sink adhesive
Replies: 67
Views: 23873

Re: Heat sink adhesive

I've never had put a heat sink on any of my Pis. No need, for me (low power guy). But I've install a few on other platforms ;) But if I had to, I'd strip the adhesive that comes on the heat sinks, carefully, with a razor, and clean it with isopropyl alcohol. Apply a thin layer of a decent paste lik...
by lpsw
Thu May 05, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heat sink adhesive
Replies: 67
Views: 23873

Re: Heat sink adhesive

I've never had put a heat sink on any of my Pis. No need, for me (low power guy). But I've install a few on other platforms ;) But if I had to, I'd strip the adhesive that comes on the heat sinks, carefully, with a razor, and clean it with isopropyl alcohol. Apply a thin layer of a decent paste like...
by lpsw
Wed May 04, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?
Replies: 38
Views: 9774

Re: Why not move to using Discourse for this forum?

The admins *donate* their precious time to further the goals of the foundation. I for one am grateful for that. Let's let them focus on the overall mission and not get lost in the weeds.
by lpsw
Tue May 03, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: CAMERA CONTROL OPTIONS
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: CAMERA CONTROL OPTIONS

commond?
How are you running raspistill? It's a command line command.

syed-anwar wrote:
lpsw wrote:Try, for example, --width (not -width). Two dashes.
See:

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raspistill --help
i use it with two dashes but gives "invalid commond error"
--sharpness
--contrast
--saturation
NOT WORKING :cry:
by lpsw
Tue May 03, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: CAMERA CONTROL OPTIONS
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: CAMERA CONTROL OPTIONS

Try, for example, --width (not -width). Two dashes.
See:

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raspistill --help
by lpsw
Tue May 03, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which is better Raspberry Pi 3 or Intel Edison Kit?
Replies: 8
Views: 15123

Re: Which is better Raspberry Pi 3 or Intel Edison Kit?

I recommend the Raspberry Pi :lol:
by lpsw
Mon May 02, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How about a built in charger
Replies: 13
Views: 1902

Re: How about a built in charger

The links aren't useless. Neither is patience...
by lpsw
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't PuTTy to my PI.
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

Re: Can't PuTTy to my PI.

Have you checked the IP address your router is dishing out to your Windows box? Same subnet as your Pi? Firewall settings on your router?
by lpsw
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why Is wolfram-engine included?
Replies: 35
Views: 15818

Re: Why Is wolfram-engine included?

Install Jessie Light and add what you want.

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