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by TheGuyUk
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free
Replies: 23
Views: 5176

Re: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free

Seems Basic was born out of need and the availably computer features at the time.


http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?DartmouthBasic
by TheGuyUk
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free
Replies: 23
Views: 5176

Re: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free

For those wanting Sinclair basic

A internet search found this.

https://sites.google.com/site/pauldunn/home
by TheGuyUk
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: People mention about Pi Z clones
Replies: 61
Views: 10868

Re: People mention about Pi Z clones

I was reading the Raspberry Pi FAQ and the limits of the soc used which reminded me that the Roku 3 uses a Broadcom Soc too, except that the Roku 3 Soc is a dual core 900mhz. Wonder if any Pi device might ever use the same Soc as the Roku 3 ? Here is a Roku 3 teardown for the tech minded, http://www...
by TheGuyUk
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Well got my Pi Z online!
Replies: 12
Views: 2195

Re: Well got my Pi Z online!

The above poster is right I just was stating I had got online using my USB WiFi dongle. Which since I never bought the WiFi dongle for Rasbian, I was surprised that Raspbian recognised the USB WiFi dongle and it worked, without me having to install drivers.
by TheGuyUk
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free
Replies: 23
Views: 5176

Re: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free

Being a old ZX Spectrum user I have no clue on Rasp Pi programming but a internet search did pop this Tiny article up.


https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/tinyba ... pberry-pi/
by TheGuyUk
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Well got my Pi Z online!
Replies: 12
Views: 2195

Re: Well got my Pi Z online!

URL for what?
by TheGuyUk
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Well got my Pi Z online!
Replies: 12
Views: 2195

Well got my Pi Z online!

Got my first Pi recently a model Z after getting the OS working and best way to connect to one of my none powered USB hubs, I now have it going online for internet. Did not expect much as the USB Wifi dongle i used I bought ages ago for £2 way before Pi Z existed. It is a Widemac USB 2 wireless 802....
by TheGuyUk
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free
Replies: 23
Views: 5176

Re: Usbourne - 80s learn programming books now free

Interesting to know, wonder how many will be starting up the old classic computer emulators..
by TheGuyUk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What specification should the next Raspberry Pi have?
Replies: 1
Views: 611

What specification should the next Raspberry Pi have?

Myself I think Raspberry Pi Foundation should licence their 40 Pin GPIO standard to be used with Amlogic S905, S812, S802 and S805 SOCs running Android, any money generated could be put back into the Foundation R&D costs. It is a twist which would open up a second market in the Android OS before...
by TheGuyUk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: People mention about Pi Z clones
Replies: 61
Views: 10868

Re: People mention about Pi Z clones

One thing that I notice is all the clones copy the bare board approach or slightly reinvent the wheel ,with a few added extra bits. Most clones seem to be a altered tablet board. I am surprised no one has thought of taking one of the many Android TV box designs with a quad core and adding a Raspberr...
by TheGuyUk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: People mention about Pi Z clones
Replies: 61
Views: 10868

Re: People mention about Pi Z clones

Pithagoros wrote:
TheGuyUk wrote:

Would people buy a custom Pi with 2GB of Ram 16-32 GB of Rom, 6 USB ports, built in WiFi and Bluetooth. 1- 1.2 GHz CPU ?.
People will buy anything.

What will be in all that ROM?

OS and for onboard storage.
by TheGuyUk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: People mention about Pi Z clones
Replies: 61
Views: 10868

Re: People mention about Pi Z clones

My 47 inch Samsung HDMI TV has a Scart socket and a traditional Aerial socket as well as USB, HDMI. My secondhand TalkTalk Youview box has a Scart, so yes the scart socket is still in use. As others have noted a HDMI picture can be viewed over a scart connection and most people never notice any imag...
by TheGuyUk
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?
Replies: 91
Views: 39366

Re: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?

AMD should design for lower power use, they already make graphic chips that run with a passive heat sink couple that to a low power chip and jump on the Android band waggon for Android media streamer / TV. If they could hit the price point, the low power and CPU punch, they would have a market, but ...
by TheGuyUk
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Paying over the true price of a Pi z
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: Paying over the true price of a Pi z

:shock: I am wondering if RPi F should print the price on the Zero motherboard, they already print the logo. After seeing this I wonder about some folk! http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Raspberry-Pi-Zero-with-1GHz-CPU-512MB-RAM-Linux-OS-1080P-HD-video-output-Presell-advance/32566751770.html?spm=2114.4...
by TheGuyUk
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: People mention about Pi Z clones
Replies: 61
Views: 10868

Re: People mention about Pi Z clones

Further back some one mentioned compatibility and software. I started with Sinclair ZX range, the Atari St both of which are well emulated on Windows PC these days as well as Android emulation of the Sinclair ZX range. If it came to it in the future some one will no doubt emulate a Raspberry PI givi...
by TheGuyUk
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: People mention about Pi Z clones
Replies: 61
Views: 10868

Re: People mention about Pi Z clones

I notice in the discussion on Pi Z availability that some have mentioned why does some one not make a Pi Z clone or a £10 Pi Z . As many know there is the £10 Orange Pi One, but these have a poor record on support and software support if you trust other comments posted on the internet. Thing is, RP...
by TheGuyUk
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: People mention about Pi Z clones
Replies: 61
Views: 10868

People mention about Pi Z clones

I notice in the discussion on Pi Z availability that some have mentioned why does some one not make a Pi Z clone or a £10 Pi Z . As many know there is the £10 Orange Pi One, but these have a poor record on support and software support if you trust other comments posted on the internet. Thing is, RPi...
by TheGuyUk
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My experience getting my Pi Z working.
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: My experience getting my Pi Z working.


Thank you for the link. I do however have a WiFi dongle put away somewhere safe, if only I could remember the safe place I put it :oops:
by TheGuyUk
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Paying over the true price of a Pi z
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Paying over the true price of a Pi z

I cannot understand why on eBay it appears some people are bidding more for a Pi Z than it costs to buy the other models? They could buy a complete system with full ports for that money. Very odd. Have wondered is someone trying to make them look in high demand but no sure what is going on or why so...
by TheGuyUk
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My experience getting my Pi Z working.
Replies: 2
Views: 763

My experience getting my Pi Z working.

Since my own experience as a new user has not gone the Pi Z user manual ddescribed way I have decided to explain it here Tried several times to download Noobs from Raspberry org but had a few fails as long download times on my 1.2MB broadband speeds. ( yes I have very slow asdl ) Got Noobs download ...
by TheGuyUk
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many Pi Zeros....?
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: How many Pi Zeros....?

:lol:


I'm starting the rumour that they send them over the internet and print them on the other side, that's why they are so cheap!
by TheGuyUk
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero Availability
Replies: 205
Views: 59300

Re: Pi Zero Availability

With all these threads on Pi Z availability has anyone coined the phrase " Pi Stalker" yet?
by TheGuyUk
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: $9.99 OrangePi One
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: $9.99 OrangePi One

Seems you can apply for a free sample
http://www.orangepi.org/News/info_a3e77 ... 9697a.html
by TheGuyUk
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?
Replies: 91
Views: 39366

Re: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?

When Apple introduced the iPad people said it was just a giant phone what persons or business would need that. How about reducing the electric used per desktop each year and reducing the heat produced. Let's replace that monitor with a low power use tablet display adjustable for health and safety. T...

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