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by Skygod
Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS RPi's
Replies: 28
Views: 6388

Re: RS RPi's

Pi in the Sky
by Skygod
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Element14 Pricing Discrepancies
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Re: Element14 Pricing Discrepancies

This has been discussed to death on many other threads. It's not just local sales tax that has to added, there is also import duty.
by Skygod
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi In Space!
Replies: 56
Views: 15314

Re: Pi In Space!

<t>Some interesting ideas. It would appear that there are a few records (firsts) that could be attained.<br/> <br/> I think just getting a board up to around 31.4159 km and having it record data such as Latitude, Longitude, Altitude and Temperature overlayed on the video recording would be ambitious...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cost to boot then use?
Replies: 22
Views: 4574

Re: Cost to boot then use?

<t>Ray_GTI-R said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Monitor leads<br/> <br/> ----------------<br/> <br/> Done:-<br/> <br/> Signal ... (new Gold HDMI to VGA cable as I have no HDMI monitor, delivered) £3.60<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> HDMI to VGA? I hope that you actually mean HDMI to DVI-D otherwise it's just not going...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi(TM)(C)(R)
Replies: 21
Views: 5446

Re: RaspberryPi(TM)(C)(R)

<t>hippy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It seems the appropriate thing to do would be to replace the logo's (TM) with (R) so it better reflects its registered status.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I believe the problem would then be that it would need to registered in each country that it is being sold. RS and Fa...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Possible solution for the lack of VGA output.
Replies: 8
Views: 5809

Re: Possible solution for the lack of VGA output.

This has been discussed extensively in another thread

http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....pberry-pi/

Check out http://www.chalk-elec.com/ as well.
by Skygod
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some videos from RS
Replies: 13
Views: 3202

Re: Some videos from RS

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Not desperately exciting, as you say, but it looks to me as if that is a real production Pi and he is taking time to produce a short video where he is plugging in the cables and booting up so you get an impression of response times.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I do...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the rPi drive down the prices of systems with embedded devices?
Replies: 20
Views: 6562

Re: Will the rPi drive down the prices of systems with embedded devices?

Thanks for the explanation guys.

It was just one of those "What if" thoughts and has now been shown to be impractical.

It was a nice thought for 10 minutes though.

Kernel : Morning toast with the rPi logo - LOVE IT!

( Time to close the thread )
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the rPi drive down the prices of systems with embedded devices?
Replies: 20
Views: 6562

Re: Will the rPi drive down the prices of systems with embedded devices?

<t>Just looking at prices for embedded processor boards, I assumed (My bad!) that these were the devices being utilised in such devices.<br/> <br/> I would still be interested in knowing what the unit prices are for the 8-bit devices that they use.<br/> <br/> In 'huge' quantities, what could the rPi...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Coffee over IP
Replies: 19
Views: 10001

Re: Coffee over IP

<r>poing said: <br/> <br/> <br/> For this project to work you'll need a good deal of discipline: empty the filter and fill the coffee maker with water and coffee before you go to bed. That would be a show stopper for me <br/> <br/> So I vote for a robotics project with a <URL url="http://en.wikipedi...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the rPi drive down the prices of systems with embedded devices?
Replies: 20
Views: 6562

Re: Will the rPi drive down the prices of systems with embedded devices?

<t>There are so many consumer products that have embedded systems within them nowadays. Could it be possible that companies using these boards will actually change over to rPi to control their systems?<br/> <br/> I'm thinking of things like washing machines, ovens and breadmakers. These all have 'do...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Coffee over IP
Replies: 19
Views: 10001

Re: Coffee over IP

<t>It's the "let's find a solution to a problem that doesn't exist" and build an app to do it <br/> <br/> Of course I'm guilty of doing it as well, but when the PC is simply an extension of your body and you become 'cyber person' (my GF description), you simply think of things that can be done and d...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Found A cheap monitor
Replies: 37
Views: 11933

Re: Found A cheap monitor

<t>19" 1080p TVs with HDMI input are available in the UK for 60 GBP.<br/> <br/> You also get TV and a DVD player thrown in, so as long as you already pay for a TV licence, this is probably the easiest solution.<br/> <br/> There are also 2nd hand outlets in the UK (CEX) where you could get a DVI-D mo...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Congratulations, First batch from Farnell
Replies: 14
Views: 3341

Re: Congratulations, First batch from Farnell

<t>I think it lost something in translation <br/> <br/> I ran an OCR app on the jpg and then pasted the output into Google translate<br/> <br/> <br/> It's not just you who state they were!<br/> <br/> I did a spin in the sample T?? Etug respect to the concentration of OH group of technology industry ...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Congratulations, First batch from Farnell
Replies: 14
Views: 3341

Re: Congratulations, First batch from Farnell

<t>Chromatix said: <br/> <br/> Better than in Klingon.  Since you live in Thailand, it's actually sort of reasonable.<br/> Any chance of transcribing it into Google Translate to understand it?  For most languages (not Chinese, Japanese or Arabic) that's usually feasible.<br/> <br/> <br/> If they'd s...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Yet ANOTHER email from RS...
Replies: 20
Views: 3298

Re: Yet ANOTHER email from RS...

The one on the 9th was just the same as the one I'd received on the 2nd.
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "ICT causes more health problems than it helps to overcome." (Discuss this statement.)
Replies: 20
Views: 2736

Re: "ICT causes more health problems than it helps to overcome." (Discuss this statement.)

JamesH said:


Vulture. Or perhaps a Great Awk. Or perhaps a T-Rex.



T-Rex? What the hell kind of bird is that?

How about Dizzy Blonde from Essex
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Availability of the Raspberry PI
Replies: 17
Views: 3887

Re: Availability of the Raspberry PI

steviewevie said:


Try a TV with a composite output. Or a DVI monitor, a simple converter cable (DVI<->HDMI) should work fine there.



TV with a composite output ?
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Tesco Homeplus Subway Virtual Store in South Korea
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: Tesco Homeplus Subway Virtual Store in South Korea

Big in Thailand as well. New stores opening all over the place.

Link
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Congratulations, First batch from Farnell
Replies: 14
Views: 3341

Re: Congratulations, First batch from Farnell

Farnell sent me an email to, but as it was in the form of an image, I haven't been able to read what it says because they sent it in Thai.
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Yet ANOTHER email from RS...
Replies: 20
Views: 3298

Re: Yet ANOTHER email from RS...

Got the email on the 9th and the 'Add details' one today.
by Skygod
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The current state of delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 2876

Re: The current state of delivery

I woke up to find this in my inbox :



Clicking on the link took me to web page



So I'm in the first batch of RS registrations. What does this actually mean though?
by Skygod
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 171481

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>So no more discussions on what may be in the final release board. No revelations on what is being accomplished with the first release. (Lots of Chinese guys sitting at tables with soldering irons). No ideas on when anything is really going to happen.<br/> <br/> I'm just BORED and judging by the c...
by Skygod
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheapish HDMI portable display
Replies: 42
Views: 14805

Re: Cheapish HDMI portable display

<t>tawalker said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Longer-term: in the UK at least, if you're not a "brand snob" (and I'm not, if the product works well), supermarkets sometimes sell small (16-18") flat-panel TVs with HDMI for about £70-80-ish. I guess one of these might make a passable monitor (albeit usually lim...
by Skygod
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "ICT causes more health problems than it helps to overcome." (Discuss this statement.)
Replies: 20
Views: 2736

Re: "ICT causes more health problems than it helps to overcome." (Discuss this statement.)

<t>Another good one, that could get interesting answers from members here.<br/> <br/> <br/> A company uses a website to enable it to sell its goods online. The website shows images and descriptions of goods for sale.<br/> <br/> (a) Describe three other features of the website that enable customers t...

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