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by Hugh Reynolds
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Feature
Replies: 27
Views: 5556

Re: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Feature

The Internet and the world wide web are diferent things.

The Internet stems from a USA DARPA project.

The WWW stems form Tim Berners-Lee's project at CERN Switzerland.

All good things stem from Wales. (Except Lava Bread which stems from Tartarus)
by Hugh Reynolds
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Frambozenbier - The raspberry homebrew community
Replies: 45
Views: 9575

Re: Frambozenbier - The raspberry homebrew community

Bugger.  Emm sorry.

I thought one of you might know how to brew a clone of Theakstons Old Peculier.

Perhaps I should look elsewhere. 
by Hugh Reynolds
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: why not use the wiki?
Replies: 49
Views: 9957

Re: why not use the wiki?

<t>The wiki states<br/> <br/> <br/> POE (power over ethernet) is currently not available for the Rpi (but nobody stops you from taking your soldering iron and doing it yourself)<br/> <br/> This is probably missleading.  POE is defined as -48V.  So a full switch mode PSU solution is needed to get the...
by Hugh Reynolds
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: why not use the wiki?
Replies: 49
Views: 9957

Re: why not use the wiki?

<t>hippy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> "Expansion boards (shields)"<br/> <br/> It might be a good idea to find an alternative name for R-Pi expansion boards as "shield" brings a lot of preconceived notions ( size, format, pinout ) from the Arduino world which is not applicable to the R-Pi.<br/> <br/> <br/...
by Hugh Reynolds
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FPGA Stuff ?
Replies: 55
Views: 21087

Re: FPGA Stuff ?

<t>Andre_P said: <br/> <br/> <br/> FatBuzz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Andre,<br/> <br/> Xilinx tools use oodles and oodles of cpu clocks and memory.  But they are almost enirely free.  They like megafast CPUs and 2^3 Gigabytes of RAM or more.  So they will have to run on big, thirsty x86 machines.  The...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FPGA Stuff ?
Replies: 55
Views: 21087

Re: FPGA Stuff ?

<t>Andre,<br/> <br/> Xilinx tools use oodles and oodles of cpu clocks and memory.  But they are almost enirely free.  They like megafast CPUs and 2^3 Gigabytes of RAM or more.  So they will have to run on big, thirsty x86 machines.  They output a file that is eventually copied into the configuration...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FPGA Stuff ?
Replies: 55
Views: 21087

Re: FPGA Stuff ?

<t>I have some hardware experience with Xilinx devices.  Since 1995...!!!<br/> <br/> So between us we should be able to squeeze out a couple of educational shields.<br/> <br/> There are freeware SPI and I2C interfaces in VHDL so it should be possible to make up a board with a Xilinx and some LEDs et...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Needs a launch game?
Replies: 32
Views: 8548

Re: Needs a launch game?

scubaguy said:


My vote is for Pong . . . really retro!


Hopefully a version of OOlite http://www.oolite.org/ can be made to work.
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 162322

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

And as this is a thread about BASIC I should have included some mention of that oft used phrase "back to BASICs", a phrase with so many meanings and so little content.
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 162322

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> DavidS said:<br/> <br/> <br/> I assume that these are an entrance exam questions for a 4 year old?  Why would any school target such a low point that should be taught at home when the child is very young???<br/> <br/> <br/> I did GCSE Maths in England in 1992, and I re...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Wish we chould use Micro SD instead of SD
Replies: 24
Views: 8950

Re: Wish we should use Micro SD instead of SD

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Curinga said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I was looking for topic where I can add a question and I found.. even answer . Just wondered if it is possible to work on micro SD cards via SD adapter (some micro SD are even sold with them). Hope JamesH is right and there woul...
by Hugh Reynolds
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 24006

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>Joules said: <br/> <br/> <br/> As long as we only talk about real rugby and not rugby league.<br/> <br/> Is that some obscure programming language ?<br/> <br/> From memory:<br/> <br/> The IDE was affectionately called MPD short for MuddyPitchDrama<br/> <br/> The class repository could be viewed w...
by Hugh Reynolds
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 16990

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<t>Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Following the great news that Raspberry Pi manufacturing has started, the less good news that it is not being made in the UK, and Liz's explanation as to why this is, I have created an ePetition to the Government to encourage electronics manufacturing by changing t...
by Hugh Reynolds
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 24006

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

Joules said:


Pi and Pub nights... Genius, we need to organise these across the country as soon as the Pi"s are baked and delivered.


As long as we only talk about real rugby and not rugby league.
by Hugh Reynolds
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 24006

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

<t>Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> BlueClogger said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Have you noticed how the forum member numbers have been going up in the last few days - a couple of hundred more today.  Don't think you need to worry about the level of interest...  Keep those production lines rolling!<br/> <br/...
by Hugh Reynolds
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Declarataive vs. Procedural Programming
Replies: 18
Views: 3980

Re: Declarataive vs. Procedural Programming

<r>Pirx Danford said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I tried to make sense of the "versus" so I ended looking up the paradigms and found this<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C....._paradigms">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C....._paradigms</URL><br/> <br/> This strengthens my opinion that a logic...
by Hugh Reynolds
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: film/movie conversion.
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Re: film/movie conversion.

<r>ChrisProls said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi !<br/> <br/> Montekuri, thanks for you answer.<br/> <br/> However, I'm so sorry again, I must have missleaded you to the wrong "question". I understand you comment on the movie quality and finding the right format ...<br/> <br/> but my question is definitely ...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BCM2835 Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 11146

Re: BCM2835 Questions

prezek said:


I wouldn"t be so sure if I ware you. There are many ways to solder BGA. For example this:



by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Network File transfer
Replies: 8
Views: 2469

Re: Network File transfer

<t>@Bradburts: Those numbers match my own recalled experiences.<br/> <br/> (That's why I spent hours and hours pulling network cables around my house!)<br/> <br/> Powerline networking is so very, very variable.  I have personally experienced both good and bad and it does not seem to be related to th...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Network File transfer
Replies: 8
Views: 2469

Re: Network File transfer

<t>The theoretical maximum data bit rate for 100Base-T Ethernet (as implemented on the Pi) is 100 Mbit/s. The data signaling rate actually observed on real networks is less than the theoretical maximum, due to the necessary header and trailer (addressing and error-detection bits) on every frame, the...
by Hugh Reynolds
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 493
Views: 195528

Re: What was your first computer?

MK14.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MK14   Bare metal programming.

Then ZX80.

BBC Model B - Elite and early wireframe flight simulators.

Then I got a job...!
by Hugh Reynolds
Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Asking about Fair Trade is not asking if board is made in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 1778

Re: Asking about Fair Trade is not asking if board is made in UK

<r>@darkcity<br/> <br/> I am generally sympathetic to your idea though it needs more definition.  Looking at <URL url="http://www.fairtrade.org.uk">http://www.fairtrade.org.uk</URL> the only products within the 'Fairtrade' scope are of agricultural origin.<br/> <br/> I think if you are genuinely int...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Quadcopter
Replies: 14
Views: 8524

Re: Quadcopter

I think those holes are the plastic locating lugs from the connector on the other side of the board.
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fair Trade Assembly?
Replies: 5
Views: 1334

Re: Fair Trade Assembly?

<t>@darkcity While I would applaud the notion of excluding sweatshop labour I would have preferred to know your definition.<br/> Do you mean child labour? Red Army labour? Chinese agricultural migrant labour? Philippine teenage labour?<br/> According to the British courts Greece is not a safe countr...
by Hugh Reynolds
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI input?
Replies: 10
Views: 4407

Re: HDMI input?

<r>Why try to use a Pi for something it cannot do?<br/> Try a card from <URL url="http://www.blackmagic-design.c/products/">http://www.blackmagic-design.c...../products/</URL>. They work. Support is abysmal unless you use a standard software package. But the SDK does work under Linux, OSX and Windoz...

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