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by SeanD
Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Help a friend out with her MSc dissertation?
Replies: 31
Views: 4406

Re: Help a friend out with her MSc dissertation?

<t>So I did consider flipping on the professional paranoia hat and having one of my guys take a look at the survey. Taking the available info; Female Friend, one initial likely to be J, on course 56732MM the two year part time Digital Security and Forensics MSc at Edinburgh Napier.<br/> <br/> Moving...
by SeanD
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DMX?
Replies: 5
Views: 2351

Re: DMX?

Also I suggest that you search or DMX, there have been a few threads on the subject with some good links from active and now retired (like myself) lampies.
by SeanD
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Possible solution for the lack of VGA output.
Replies: 8
Views: 5343

Re: Possible solution for the lack of VGA output.

<t>Actually it looks quite promising.  It would make a nice little project for someone who was looking for a small commercial venture.  Whilst the reason the VGA was dropped/not included in the RPi is sound I do think that there are many users out there who will need VGA support, and this might eb a...
by SeanD
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tamperproof Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 3736

Re: Tamperproof Pi

<t>XAPBob said: <br/> <br/> <br/> IIRC the problem would be thermal expansion - the epoxy would likely rip some components off the board as the board would move just a little more than the epoxy as heated by a few degrees.<br/> <br/> <br/> I recall that potting has been discussed before and is very ...
by SeanD
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tamperproof Pi
Replies: 10
Views: 3736

Re: Tamperproof Pi

<r>tufty said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Istr reading about ram-sniffing to extract decrypted auth tokens a while back. Iirc, ram can still be read with a fairly high amount of certainty after a number of minutes of poweroff.<br/> <br/> Here you go : <URL url="http://tdistler.com/2008/02/21.....-power-off">...
by SeanD
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I registered with Rasberry Pi Org Jan 10th 2012!
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: I registered with Rasberry Pi Org Jan 10th 2012!

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> How long is a piece of string?<br/> <br/> <br/> No idea but I know that if you have two equal length ones and multiply them by Pi you known how long it is to go round in circles.<br/> <br/> I am a great supporter of the project and the foundation.  I work in t...
by SeanD
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 10336

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<r>Smartybones, really thought provoking thread for me.<br/> <br/> I am just thinking of other "cool gadgets" or services and the experience that the first time user gets when they go an look it up.<br/> <br/> Having a well indexed and very easy, almost at a glace type landing page as the homepage f...
by SeanD
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Plans for Pi Day?
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: Plans for Pi Day?

<t>This post could get very messy fast but it really has made me smile on a morning when I hat to be at myt desk by 7am.<br/> <br/> I must admit I have been trying to work out an algorithm that would let me code an "Original Topics" filter that I could replace the "New/Recently Updated Topics" one w...
by SeanD
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Web page error (related to IPv6?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Web page error (related to IPv6?)

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Andrews And Arnold do. Unfortunately their support desk is only open during office hours.<br/> <br/> <br/> That is a name I have not heard in a very long time.  I used to use them for ISDN dial up.  Run by as I remember the ex CTO of Orange. Always very technically ...
by SeanD
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: A good read
Replies: 30
Views: 3681

Re: A good read

Looks like in keeping with high journalistic standards they have deleted the article.
by SeanD
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Strippers
Replies: 22
Views: 3564

Re: Strippers

Not sure mine works that well - Ben Guilsborough
by SeanD
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PHP on Pi
Replies: 15
Views: 3925

Re: PHP on Pi

<t>MySQL is an OK RDBMS just in the same way as MS SQL or Oracle is.  What defines OK is your requirements.  I can think of some applications that are running MySQL that would just not be possible with Oracle for either commercial or technical reasons, and I have experience of mission critical appli...
by SeanD
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viruses on the RasPi
Replies: 46
Views: 15538

Re: Viruses on the RasPi

Ampix0 said:


Im on windows and haven't gotten a virus in.. years.. many years. Windows in not the problem. the user is.


How do you know?  In the lat 6 years the majority of malware has become silent.
by SeanD
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is the Raspberry release going to affect iPad3 sales
Replies: 28
Views: 3952

Re: Is the Raspberry release going to affect iPad3 sales

<t>I had heard that the upcoming iTV (although I still think a UK based broadcasting consortium is negotiating the rights on the name) has had HDMI input added so that it can capitalize on the success of the RPi.  Initially Apple believed that the only use of the iTV would be to watch Youtube videos...
by SeanD
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: It's Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day
Replies: 25
Views: 3333

Re: It's Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day

<r>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Lemon curd, you say? This calls for a recipe:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.gastronomydomine.com/?p=134">http://www.gastronomydomine.com/?p=134</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> I have trees overloaded with Meyer lemons at the moment (about 10 builders buckets worth) and will i...
by SeanD
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Girls
Replies: 40
Views: 8543

Re: Girls

<t>TheEponymousBob said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Drink?<br/> <br/> Feck.<br/> <br/> <br/> Today at the zoo my wife and I broke into "small and far away" much to the bemusement of our children.  Thankfully Youtube was able to explain to them that their parents were not crazy. Unfortunately some further exp...
by SeanD
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 3D printing (channel4 home of thefuture)
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: 3D printing (channel4 home of thefuture)

<r>Quite a decent recent article about Sintering from the Register Special Projects Bureaux here: <URL url="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2.....lohan_sls/">http://www.theregister.co.uk/2.....lohan_sls/</URL><br/> <br/> The company they are working with to print there rocket plane are called #T RPD an...
by SeanD
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Girls
Replies: 40
Views: 8543

Re: Girls

<t>I have worked in technology for over 25 years and without doubt some of my best co-workers and employes have been women and given that they have been in the minority I suspect that means on average they have been much better.  There are global regional differences, here in the US you will find mo...
by SeanD
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 802.1Q VLAN support
Replies: 10
Views: 18878

Re: 802.1Q VLAN support

<t>drgeoff said: <br/> <br/> <br/> JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If you have a compatible dongle that supports 802.1Q, why not?<br/> <br/> <br/> The OP seems to be asking (though I don't know why) if the onboard ethernet hardware supports 802.1Q.<br/> <br/> <br/> I have vague recollections from som...
by SeanD
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viruses on the RasPi
Replies: 46
Views: 15538

Re: Viruses on the RasPi

<t>I have followed this thread the last couple of days with some interest to see where it goes.<br/> <br/> This is an area that interests me professionally. Now some will say I must be biased as I work for an organisation that makes billions of dollars a year selling security technologies, which man...
by SeanD
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Netflix Ready?
Replies: 29
Views: 24718

Re: Netflix Ready?

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You will not be able to replace a Nextflix (or Roku) box with a Raspberry-Pi. All those devices are heavily protected. I have no idea what is in them but I do know that there is a good amount of security involved.<br/> <br/> <br/> If you were at the APM last year you ...
by SeanD
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: C++?
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

Re: C++?

<t>Yes you can use both C++ and GPIO to control electronics, although the capabilities of the RPi are a little limited without expansion. The RPi does not have ADC for Analog input, nor PWM.  However one of the solutions that many of us I think are considering is to use both a RPi and an Arduino tog...
by SeanD
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Did you see that?
Replies: 15
Views: 3780

Re: Did you see that?

<r>Firstly I agree that the "look this is better/different/competitive" type threads are becoming a bit waring.  This site exists to support the development of the RPi, talking about other devices serves no real purpose and make it much more difficult for people to find things.<br/> <br/> That said....
by SeanD
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Photography Projects
Replies: 150
Views: 64888

Re: Photography Projects

<r>AndyD said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi,<br/> <br/> I am currently working on a DSLR controller using an Arduino with a USB Host shield. I am a reasonable way into the project, but I am interested in making something similar using a Raspberry Pi. Functionality will include Intervalometer, Long Exposure/...
by SeanD
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?
Replies: 28
Views: 5946

Re: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?

<t>plugwash said: <br/> <br/> <br/> One option if building a custom device round the Pi is to lock the software to the custom bit of the device.<br/> <br/> Consider for example that many devices are likely to use a PIC or similar as an IO expander (there isn't much IO on the Pi itself). You can set ...

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