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by hippy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Its a camera, but not as we know it...
Replies: 22
Views: 4173

Re: Its a camera, but not as we know it...

<t>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> Luckily I"ve a few floppies about so I"ll see what the digital enthusiast over a decade ago got excited about, because even then I remember thinking that VGA resolution was a bit rubbish.<br/> It depends on how you use the images. Shrink images to 320x180 and they woul...
by hippy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pricing Confusion...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: Pricing Confusion...?

<r>Kernel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> well it was always $35 + Taxes + Shipping<br/> <br/> <br/> Perhaps the problem is that it wasn't immediately clear just from the banner headlines with nothing immediately obvious to say what that included or did not include. The ASA have hauled compaies over the coa...
by hippy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cross-Compiler for Windows
Replies: 62
Views: 58034

Re: Cross-Compiler for Windows

<r>The free Sourcery Lite toolchain easily installs on a Windows PC and runs from the command prompt without faffing about with Cygwin or MingW. Just invoke the compiler .exe with the name of the input .c file and that's it.<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://sourcery.mentor.com/sgpp/lite/arm/portal/subsc...
by hippy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Most Popular Programming Languages
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: Most Popular Programming Languages

"Most popular" by just that definition of "popular".

Still, good to see Visual Basic in the top ten and still ahead of VB.Net
by hippy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should RPi have female sockets for GPIO like the Arduino?
Replies: 21
Views: 5404

Re: Should RPi have female sockets for GPIO like the Arduino?

<t>Enlightenment said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Oh, I didn't know the male headers were installed.  Various rumors have said the production boards would not have a GPIO connector installed.<br/> <br/> <br/> It's more the case that some boards already built do have connectors fitted but it was not intended ...
by hippy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FYI: disabling strength checking/aging on the fedora image
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: FYI: disabling strength checking/aging on the fedora image

I'd prefer 2000-01-01 00:00:00 as being a more obvious 'non-date' that stands out more.

I'd also defensively choose something other than a leap year date. It shouldn't affect things, but ...
by hippy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the second batch os Rpi's be enough for everyone?
Replies: 35
Views: 9811

Re: Will the second batch os Rpi's be enough for everyone?

<t>poing said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Right now, 14 days after the sales start, RS says they still get 10 orders per minute. That's about 15,000 per day, 30,000 for the two companies together. 3 times the first batch. Wow!<br/> <br/> Apple beware <br/> <br/> <br/> If that level of interest were sustained...
by hippy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 25059

Re: How slow is it?

lewmur said:

This has absolutely nothing to do with the Pi.  It's a Fedora thing.
As long as the distro provided for the R-Pi allows what I want to do I'll be happy.
by hippy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How slow is it?
Replies: 113
Views: 25059

Re: How slow is it?

<t>Cylon said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Burngate said: <br/> <br/> <br/> lewmur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I don't need multi-level security - none of my windows or RiscOs machines have passwords, and I don't want R-Pi to have them either!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Wether you need it or not its a good idea to un...
by hippy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: gcc toolchain
Replies: 26
Views: 17476

Re: gcc toolchain

<t>JonB said: <br/> <br/> You wil need to use rpm instead of apt-get if you're going with the Fedora Remix. rpm is the package manager for Fedora I believe.<br/> I think it's yum according to the documentation.<br/> <br/> And some people wonder why those not familiar with Linux get so confused at ti...
by hippy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time to give up on RS?
Replies: 36
Views: 7942

Re: Time to give up on RS?

<t>tufty said: <br/> <br/> <br/> JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> As it happens, I'm thinking that quite a large proportion of the boards will go to developers.<br/> <br/> <br/> I think you're being - how can I put this - "overly optimistic"<br/> <br/> <br/> That's my feeling too but there's just no w...
by hippy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should RPi have female sockets for GPIO like the Arduino?
Replies: 21
Views: 5404

Re: Should RPi have female sockets for GPIO like the Arduino?

<t>Enlightenment said: <br/> <br/> It sounds like the GPIO is going to turn into a "big mess", because without a default connector, various people will put different connectors on top or bottom, thus all 3rd-party boards will need to be built for both situations.<br/> Suppliers of add-on boards can ...
by hippy
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cross Compilers for linux target
Replies: 7
Views: 4386

Re: Cross Compilers for linux target

<r>John Beetem said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've used CodeSourcery to cross-compile for BeagleBoard's ARMv7.  It should be able to target ARMv6.  Here's a good starting point: <URL url="http://www.elinux.org/ARMCompilers">http://www.elinux.org/ARMCompilers</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> I also chose the free Cod...
by hippy
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Micro USB cable warning.
Replies: 19
Views: 7098

Re: Micro USB cable warning.

<t>chr_ha said: <br/> <br/> Just for fun I've measured a 75 cm long USB A to Mini-B cable that came with one of those keyring photo frames ... GND and VBUS are ~3 Ohm each (probe resistance already subtracted). "Wet rope" seems about right. <br/> Thanks for that. I'm going to have to find one to mea...
by hippy
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: venturer car dvd screens
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: venturer car dvd screens

<t>This is what I have but entirely at your own risk if you try it.<br/> <br/> I suggest checking all 0V are joined so you're sure of the pinout and getting it to power-up using a bench supply with current limiting for safety.<br/> <br/> In the absence of a current means to provide images you'll hav...
by hippy
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: venturer car dvd screens
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: venturer car dvd screens

<t>Galaxynik said: <br/> <br/> <br/> They are quite old probably in the 5-7 years region do you tink its worth checking out?<br/> <br/> <br/> Definitely.<br/> <br/> I have got Venturer 7.2" screens working with composite video and have worked out the pin out of 9-pin mini-DIN, operating voltages and...
by hippy
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the second batch os Rpi's be enough for everyone?
Replies: 35
Views: 9811

Re: Will the second batch os Rpi's be enough for everyone?

<t>It's hard to tell what RS or Farnell will do.<br/> <br/> If they build a 100K batch that's an up-front commitment approaching $3 million so whether they build a large batch or smaller batches depends on how they want to play the cash flow game and what risks they are willing to take.<br/> <br/> T...
by hippy
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS
Replies: 26
Views: 7333

Re: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS

<t>mole125 said: <br/> <br/> I think I speak for us all here saying that all the work you have done is well worth a free board or two.<br/> +1 from me.<br/> <br/> 500 boards have been pre-allocated for Nokia Qt developers and I believe similar would be reasonable for all those who have helped bring ...
by hippy
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Micro USB cable warning.
Replies: 19
Views: 7098

Re: Micro USB cable warning.

<t>rew said: <br/> <br/> Yes, they seem to be made of wet rope. <br/> I haven't tried measuring one myself but such a high resistance for a wired connection does surprise me. Are you sure you are only measuring the actual resistance of the cable itself and is your test equipment calibrated ?<br/> <b...
by hippy
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS
Replies: 26
Views: 7333

Re: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> And that is not counting the industries or the meek users who want more but ordered only one because the sales was suppose to be limited to one per user (Like me!).<br/> <br/> <br/> Also it doesn't include people like me who haven't yet registered interest with either...
by hippy
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!
Replies: 67
Views: 13326

Re: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Jamesh is right - they sent us test units which *did* have the right part on before they moved to a larger batch.<br/> <br/> <br/> That's as out of your hands as much as getting builders in to paint the front door black, checking they know it is to be black, checking t...
by hippy
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!
Replies: 67
Views: 13326

Re: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!

<t>SN said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well, sh*t happens.  Someone in China should be roundly b*ll*ocked and then we all move on.<br/> <br/> <br/> Someone somewhere needs a rollocking because there ought to be processes in place to catch errors like that before 10K are built and need to be reworked. There's...
by hippy
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 14739

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>riFFraFF said: <br/> <br/> The only thing this machine will be lacking is ported software, that's the whole point of releasing it in the hobbyist community before the educational release. For most people, this would be all the computer they would ever need.<br/> It may be all most people need but...
by hippy
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 14739

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>Smartybones said: <br/> <br/> Where it does have the potential to revolutionise the computer industry is that now it has been proved how cheaply a computer can be produced for the prices of computers should begin to fall again.<br/> What the R-Pi really proves - or rather confirms - is you can se...
by hippy
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 14739

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>On one hand industry did not fail. It's simply a case of not being able to hit the viable price point and make enough commercial profit to cover the entire food chain.<br/> <br/> One the other hand, there are millions of cheap digital picture frames (and now tablets) coming out of the Far East wh...

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