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by Bacan
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberrypi and young people
Replies: 10
Views: 3254

Re: Raspberrypi and young people

<t>First is Hands On experience. Think of the R-Pi computer the same way an Auto Mechanic might have gotten started learning about cars, before cars became so complex. Or a Cook, or a Handyman, or a Carpenter; they all learned by doing. Starting small, reading directions, making things. They wanted ...
by Bacan
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Royal Navy Traditional Toasts { speaking of RUM! }
Replies: 14
Views: 2523

Re: Royal Navy Traditional Toasts { speaking of RUM! }

Quote from RaTTuS on December 13, 2011, 13:43
Ourselves
Let us not skip ahead to Wednesday. ;)
by Bacan
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Royal Navy Rum Terminology
Replies: 14
Views: 2492

Re: Royal Navy Rum Terminology

Tot: 1/8th pint rum, the standard daily ration.
by Bacan
Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Royal Navy Rum Terminology
Replies: 14
Views: 2492

Re: Royal Navy Rum Terminology

I started this thread so I could Post one-a-day from my Prusser's BVI cups.
by Bacan
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Royal Navy Rum Terminology
Replies: 14
Views: 2492

Re: Royal Navy Rum Terminology

Grog: Traditionally, 2 parts water, 1 part Prusser's Rum.
by Bacan
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Royal Navy Traditional Toasts { speaking of RUM! }
Replies: 14
Views: 2523

Re: Royal Navy Traditional Toasts { speaking of RUM! }

Monday: Our ships at sea.
by Bacan
Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Losing enjoyment in programming
Replies: 13
Views: 4397

Re: Losing enjoyment in programming

<t>Add to that the lack of Glory & Rewards for getting the Damn Thing finished on-time, under-budget and per spec! It is a case of it is your job, now get on to the next one. Oh by the way. You did such a good job of being on time, we are cutting this project's time table by 20% and it is alread...
by Bacan
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply news!
Replies: 176
Views: 26473

Re: Power supply news!

<r>For those near a FRYs store, and have not yet purchased a power supply for your Raspberry Pi, check out the <B><s>[b]</s>Haier Audio Travel Charge<e>[/b]</e></B> model ACU21.<br/> <URL url="http://www.frys.com/product/6869196?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.frys.com/produ...
by Bacan
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...
Replies: 80
Views: 7876

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

<r>@JamesH - With the way my head is feeling from this Flu, it was misspelling and laziness. And you are right, it does carry meaning in both usages. (Boy, that is a Flame on some members of the forum.) I remember writing that line, and thinking it sounded right and looked wrong. One of the Joys of ...
by Bacan
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How different are the A and B boards?
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

Re: How different are the A and B boards?

BUT, he\'ll miss the smell of solder in the morning. :-)

Get a Gert Board and Hack together some neat project, and share the plans with the others here at the forum.
by Bacan
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New forum request
Replies: 11
Views: 2593

Re: New forum request

<t>Heard (read) that a whole new forum is being setup and will be ready for use for 2012.<br/> <br/> A Software focus forum seems like a good idea.<br/> As well as one for Hardware and Add-ons.<br/> <br/> I would think toward the middle of the year, having a forum section for Educators/Teachers and ...
by Bacan
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...
Replies: 80
Views: 7876

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Damn periods; extra or skipped. Always giving a man problems.

Now I need to go find my Prusser's cup and have it down to Sandy Bottoms. :-)
by Bacan
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...
Replies: 80
Views: 7876

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

<r>Quote from obarthelemy on December 8, 2011, 22:08<br/> Best recipe against the cold: kill the little microbes. That should do the trick:<br/> <URL url="http://www.chow.com/recipes/10197-grog">http://www.chow.com/recipes/10197-grog</URL>.<br/> Plus, if they don't actually die, you'll be so out of ...
by Bacan
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Good news!
Replies: 20
Views: 2490

Re: Good news!

I liked watching the luge ride on rails video.
Wonder how many people, after riding it on rails, then go out try it on a "Open Hill", and mess themselves up really badly.
by Bacan
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...
Replies: 80
Views: 7876

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

<t>Some of us ( I assume I'm not the only one) are really tired of reading the whinny posts about what the R-Pi doesn't have included. Therefore I'm not posting to those, nor supplying Troll bait or feeding a thread fire with fuel that creates little heat.<br/> <br/> My Hat is Tipped to the R-Pi tea...
by Bacan
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lessons in PCB Design
Replies: 35
Views: 10194

Re: Lessons in PCB Design

<t>James - Remember why Us software types keep a Bit Bucket near our desks. To have some place to Toss away those run away Bits.<br/> {PS Never let the Hardware Types hear that Software is not working correctly, then they will always blame us first! }<br/> <br/> Historical point: On the early CRAY c...
by Bacan
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenTyrian
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: OpenTyrian

<t>Where I\'m at, the TOTAL Taxes come to nearly 50+ percent. The joys for computing and paying the Tax Man yourself, means you know how deep the reach is into your pockets. I could start sounding like a spam message on all the little taxes that get charged. Rather than one big tax, we get the 8% he...
by Bacan
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What do you think about decision X (aka a playing with fire thread)
Replies: 26
Views: 7206

Re: What do you think about decision X (aka a playing with fire thread)

Masters Thesis research time.

I\'ll have to answer these off-line, then rePost.
by Bacan
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ESD Protection and Handling Guidlines
Replies: 12
Views: 6609

Re: ESD Protection and Handling Guidlines

I expect more to be damaged from being tossed \"naked\" into a backpack,
than from shoe shuffle ESD sparks from a carpet.

That is just my personal feelings.
by Bacan
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ESD Protection and Handling Guidlines
Replies: 12
Views: 6609

Re: ESD Protection and Handling Guidlines

<t>While at the ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, a month or more ago. Eben & I both ZAPPED the Alpha demo board a couple of time with ESD strikes. These were the \"Ouch, that was a 1/2\" spark of surprise!\" kind of shock. The board kept on working. Ok, after it happened, we had to cycle power to res...
by Bacan
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Merchandise ideas
Replies: 116
Views: 22143

Re: Merchandise ideas

Sounds like Not having working boards is affecting lots of businesses. ;-)
by Bacan
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 28643

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<t>It is a pebble in the pond, causing a ripple.<br/> Seeds being cast upon the ground; some will sprout, some will lay dormant.<br/> <br/> Of those first 10,000 units, think of all who will see it when the owner shows it off and brags about it being a "$25.00 computer".<br/> <br/> I learned not to ...
by Bacan
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: wish me luck. im about to take my life in my hands
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: wish me luck. im about to take my life in my hands

Just stuff it into a sheep stomach! ;-)

and then eat it.

With some of that bottled Turkey.
by Bacan
Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on main page: Nokia has 400 Raspi vouchers for Qt5 devs
Replies: 13
Views: 2282

Re: New post on main page: Nokia has 400 Raspi vouchers for Qt5 devs

<r>I just read the Qt fine print at their website.<br/> <br/> Liz I just send you my $35USD + postage <E>;-)</E><br/> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br/> I\'ll PLUS 1 Obarthelemy request for R-Pi cards to the forum support sta...

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