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by nobbit
Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 216686

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<t>I'm thinking about using it as a server to host an irc screen to begin with. I might connect a couple of harddrives to it (usb) and use it as a dropbox server.<br/> <br/> I had a discussion with a friend last night about off site backup. If the Rpi can handle it I might encrypt one of the drives ...
by nobbit
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 218482

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

I have to say that I'm amazed at the tremendous amount of press the project has gotten so far. Good work!
by nobbit
Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farewell dmr
Replies: 8
Views: 2508

Re: Farewell dmr

<t>Dennis Ritchie definitely deserves to be mourned and mentioned. What he has given to the world in general, and to computing science in particular, is something of truly remarkable genius. His innovations are such a fundamental part of our reality (and has been for all of my life - I'm sure many a...
by nobbit
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 44336

Re: Logo Competition

I didn't see a face in it until someone pointed it out... does that mean I'm not entirely human? O_o
by nobbit
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "Raspberry Pi" and "Huckleberry Finn"
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

Re: "Raspberry Pi" and "Huckleberry Finn"

aah... yes... the fedex arrow: http://xkcd.com/960/
by nobbit
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Appropriate beverage to serve to company
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: Appropriate beverage to serve to company

Liz: great tips, thank you!

ukscone: I've wondered if one could make wine from coffee... does it taste alright?
by nobbit
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Has nobody really thought about this before?
Replies: 23
Views: 5146

Re: Has nobody really thought about this before?

I hadn't found any itx that cheap :)

My point still stands pretty strong, though; the Intel Atom d410 is 1,66 GHz (which is twice the power of my current netbook) and seems to require a fairly bulky thermal solution (judging by the picture).
by nobbit
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Has nobody really thought about this before?
Replies: 23
Views: 5146

Re: Has nobody really thought about this before?

<t>I've been searching around the internet for SoCs and mini itx computers, but I can't seem to find anything resembling the Pi...<br/> <br/> Beagleboard seems to favour a weaker processor and many more ports than the ordinary computer user would ever need (it's a development board, of course, so it...
by nobbit
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Appropriate beverage to serve to company
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: Appropriate beverage to serve to company

jamesh: who's the manufacturer of that? I'd love to try it if I could get hold of it. I wonder if they ship to Sweden...
by nobbit
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasberry Pi as standalone torrent client
Replies: 20
Views: 16009

Re: Rasberry Pi as standalone torrent client

...optimizing the OS for max available RAM/Cache (no x11...).
Is it possible to run utorrent without X11? I think it even has to be run through wine (not sure about that).
by nobbit
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Tell me how you did it
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Tell me how you did it

<t>I'm a complete amateur when it comes to hardware, but projects like these make me curious. The questions herein are directed both at the R-Pi team and anyone else with experience in hardware manufacturing.<br/> <br/> 1) Where do you get parts? The processor, ports, memory, everything else... (and...
by nobbit
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership
Replies: 28
Views: 5815

Re: Total Cost of Ownership

<t>A quick search tells me that most laptop power adapters give 20-50 watts... provided that W = V * A, of course. The voltage seems to vary from 9 to 20. I did a very cursory search, so don\'t trust me too much. Given that I guess most adapters would work as power sources and be strong enough to po...
by nobbit
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Total Cost of Ownership
Replies: 28
Views: 5815

Re: Total Cost of Ownership

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from jamesh on September 28, 2011, 10:47<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> It cannot be powered over USB in its present incarnation. USB doesn\'t really supply enough power to run the board plus attached peripherals (I don\'t think).[/quote]<br/> This may not be the right thread for i...
by nobbit
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Merchandise ideas
Replies: 116
Views: 20744

Re: Merchandise ideas

Quote from RobH on September 27, 2011, 13:45
Raspberry air freshener...

I like this logotype. Have you entered the logo competition with it?
by nobbit
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Competition from the Vic-20
Replies: 18
Views: 5191

Re: Competition from the Vic-20

<r>As far as I understand the project is aiming to be a \"Vic 20 for today\'s kids\"; a computer they can own and tinker with that the family doesn\'t care if it breaks. If you buy a C64 or Vic 20 today, however, you get a very old computer with all the limitations listed above.<br/> <br/> But yes, ...
by nobbit
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Low-memory GUI programming for R-Pi?
Replies: 5
Views: 2358

Re: Low-memory GUI programming for R-Pi?

<t>I'm thinking I should get started on some small program to keep my skills up to date. Since I'd really like to get a R-Pi it seems a good idea to program something that could be used on it. What language and GUI toolkit/framework are the least memory consuming? If I can do regular stuff like popu...
by nobbit
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 216686

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

In that case two external USB drives will do the trick :) One with primary storage, then a cronjob that synchronizes to the other one every now and again. (I know, I know, RAID is the way to go. But this would be cheap, simple and work fairly well in any case)
by nobbit
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 70158

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<r>I have a wish for the Raspberry Pi 2 that doesn't involve any impossible hardware (or even a pony):<br/> Name it Raspberry Tau (<URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.....80%29">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.....80%29</URL>).<br/> <br/> Other than that I'd like to see how small it's possible t...
by nobbit
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 216686

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

I'm kind of interested in making a NAS in any case, so using the R-Pi for it would be great. However, it doesn't have SATA connections, does it? So external USB drives are the way to go?
by nobbit
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Merchandise ideas
Replies: 116
Views: 20744

Re: Merchandise ideas

<r>USB drives are a given for a device with such limited storage, of course <E>:)</E><br/> <br/> How about a DIY RasPi Case Kit? And I would buy "Linux inside" or "Powered by Linux" stickers.<br/> <br/> How about a T-shirt with a mock pie recipe:<br/> "Raspberry Pi<br/> 1 ounce of love<br/> 25 USD<b...
by nobbit
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3632
Views: 178725

Re: Introduce yourself!

<r>Hello,<br/> I'm Björn (which most of you can't pronounce, but I won't hold that against you <E>:)</E> ). I'm currently trying to finish my bachelor thesis in computer science while working full time with configuration management for a multinational telecom company.<br/> I've checked the forum and...

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