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by SeanD
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?
Replies: 28
Views: 5871

Re: Programatically lock SD Card to hardware unit?

<t>Yes it could be done, and reasonably easily but I think it would bet better to first understand what you are trying to achieve as that would control the range of options and the limitations of each one.  The simplest will be a hardware hash as I have seen nothing that indicates that the SoC has a...
by SeanD
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 147139

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>obarthelemy said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Thankfully, it was not on a mission to avenge the one that had gotten in my riding boots back hen I was a teen, and that I squeeshed inside the boot with my socked foot. Yuck.<br/> <br/> <br/> One of the reasons I bought one of those boot racks that lets you han...
by SeanD
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Variable" Pricing
Replies: 13
Views: 2178

Re: "Variable" Pricing

An interesting thought but I would think that a buy one donate one approach which has been discussed before as being a more workable solution.  A key future of the RPi is its price and I think that having variable pricing would dilute that.
by SeanD
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Training for a career
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: Training for a career

<t>There is some great advice in this thread, rather than repeat much of what has been said above I will try and only make aditions, or draw emphasis to what I feel is very critical.<br/> <br/> I also feel that it would be good to highlight up front something that has been eluded to above.  That is ...
by SeanD
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..
Replies: 32
Views: 6451

Re: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..

<t>laszlo said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Also, I think that most of the computers you hand out to teens will just end up used for generating facebook/myspace drama - arguably a worse fate than sitting in a drawer <br/> <br/> The cool thing though, is that those that want to do more ...
by SeanD
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..
Replies: 32
Views: 6451

Re: I would make better use of a Raspberry than..

<t><br/> You mean that priority is not given according to post count on the forum ?!?!?!? (kidding)<br/> <br/> Apart from it would kind of be nice to have one to show people I have no interest in getting one from the first batch, it cannot yet do what I need.  It has nothing to do with the hardware,...
by SeanD
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to run mac os 10.2 on it?
Replies: 47
Views: 11679

Re: Is it possible to run mac os 10.2 on it?

<t>manicgeek said: <br/> <br/> <br/> SeanD said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Come to this forum with a question that has not been asked befor or covered in the FAQ and on the whole all you will get is constructive answers.<br/> <br/> <br/> And that's just a feeble attempt at an excuse for rudeness. If I were ...
by SeanD
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to run mac os 10.2 on it?
Replies: 47
Views: 11679

Re: Is it possible to run mac os 10.2 on it?

<t>Dave64 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If you want information on a raspberry pi I would have imagined it would be perfectly reasonable to ask questions on the Raspberry forum. I would have thought it would be nicer if those questions could be answered without silly comments and looking down the nose at ...
by SeanD
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sockets on next board
Replies: 13
Views: 3371

Re: sockets on next board

One aspect you are missing is the design constraint of cost.  I agree, having many of the ports on pins mounted to the top of the board would be useful, however the headers, and whatever you were using to provide out of the box connectors would all add to the cost and make $25 impossible.
by SeanD
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Using Node.js as an educational language?
Replies: 13
Views: 3641

Re: Using Node.js as an educational language?

It might have been nice to take an RPi along to NodeSummit tomorrow to show it off.
by SeanD
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Shaded logo
Replies: 9
Views: 4700

Re: Shaded logo

Razxa, that certainly adds something to the logo.
by SeanD
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: EU funding
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: EU funding

<t>Liz, I absolutely understand and agree with your position.<br/> <br/> However it does not stop others (in fact it may help them) from applying for funding to support specific projects where the RPi is a component.  From experience I would expect that some larger scale projects will probably requi...
by SeanD
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Fellow admins
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: Fellow admins

You should delete those threads as just locking them means the spammer has one as they have a page on a popular site that contains the URLs they are trying to place.
by SeanD
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: EU funding
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: EU funding

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I do not know what the reply of the foundation will be but I can guess.....<br/> <br/> I would not be surprised if Liz is right now drafing a beatifull phrased answer which comes down to:<br/> <br/> No [spoiler]FF-ing[/spoiler] Way!<br/> <br/> <br/> as in, no interest...
by SeanD
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Idea: Pi image repository
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: Idea: Pi image repository

Why not start simple with a Wiki that acts as an index to the individual project repositories and sites, and allow it to grow with usage.
by SeanD
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Soldering iron recommendations
Replies: 44
Views: 16140

Re: Soldering iron recommendations

<t>When I moved to the US I treated myself to a Hakko FX-888 soldering station replacing a couple of Wellers I had been using in the UK.  I was in awe of the thing on the second or third joint I soldered.  Wast to come up to temperature and keeps it wonderfully and also very easy to handle.  However...
by SeanD
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board
Replies: 31
Views: 17462

Re: simple 16 signal GPIO I2C board

<t>Frank<br/> <br/> It looks good, and you are right this would be useful not just for the RPi.  Sure you do not want to pop ADC onto it?  From my experience teaching kids Arduino there are two features that get used pretty quick and they are one or two channels of analog input and PWM.  There are s...
by SeanD
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I am going to step outside. I may be sometime.
Replies: 15
Views: 3577

Re: I am going to step outside. I may be sometime.

<t>If all is to plan UKSkone os not reading this and enjoying a weekend off.<br/> <br/> I have watched this forum for a long time and participated for the last few months.  There are days when I look at the new posts and think "this is failling" and then I find individual posts where I see great thi...
by SeanD
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Samsung! Take my god damn money!
Replies: 10
Views: 3021

Re: Samsung! Take my god damn money!

<t>I saw the demo very briefly at CES.  It is the best I have seen so far and from what I saw (I was being walked past so did not have a chance to ask questions) it is more than just a touch TFT with the backlight removed.  It appeared to have a backlight in it, but somehow that was almost transpare...
by SeanD
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?
Replies: 17
Views: 7070

Re: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?

Mezo,

Yep those screens have a composite PAL or NTSC (or both usually auto switched) interface. What for most people is the yellow RCA plug.
by SeanD
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Database error on website
Replies: 23
Views: 3436

Re: Database error on website

yep, the cost of popularity.
by SeanD
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?
Replies: 17
Views: 7070

Re: Plan for a DIY laptop, but will it work?

<t>PhilS said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I don"t see any reason why it wouldn"t work, but I reckon it would be quite power inefficient, voltage regulators tend to dissipate their excess energy as heat (don"t quote me though, analog electronics and power are NOT my field). A switch mode power supply would pr...
by SeanD
Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Best Component Shops?
Replies: 17
Views: 4382

Re: Best Component Shops?

<t>Very rarely I find what I am looking from from an Amazon Prime supplier.  I know that in effect you are paying for delivery up front with prime but my household usually gets it's money back in the first month after renewal so I pretty much treat it as free.<br/> <br/> You have not missed any supp...
by SeanD
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Distribution in Europe?!
Replies: 30
Views: 6916

Re: Distribution in Europe?!

<t>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> 1+1 is an insult, I tell you!!!<br/> <br/> <br/> Only if it took you a couple of goes to get it.<br/> <br/> Back on topic, it is sad but there will be people who will try to make a quick buck.  I am hoping not that many and that the demand that creates the situat...
by SeanD
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: woohoo it's Cadbury Creme Egg season
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Re: woohoo it's Cadbury Creme Egg season

Well I bought some in the Safeway at Half Moon Bay on Christmas day and was in our local Safeway yesterday and they were in the clearance area with a BTGTF  (buy two get two free) offer.  Me thinks America are not taking to them.

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