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by riffraff
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi's and small fuzzy animals. How will you keep them apart?
Replies: 18
Views: 4335

Re: Pi's and small fuzzy animals. How will you keep them apart?

<t>Training a cat. Seriously?<br/> <br/> Many years ago (ye gods, too many) while I still lived with my parents, we had a fiesty, hyper-intelligent and rebellious orange tabby. My mother had read some articles on cat training and purchased a pack of three small water pistols, the kind that look like...
by riffraff
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV
Replies: 42
Views: 8792

Re: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV

<t>error404 said: <br/> <br/> Don't really see the point though. We've got Debian. Ubuntu is just Debian with a more complete default install and a release schedule. hardfp would be nice, but I don't think it'll make too much different for most things, and it'll probably come.<br/> Only a matter of ...
by riffraff
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 12007

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>The industry is what it is. It's been dominated for years by a handful of aggressively litigious survivors, but you have to consider that RasPi owes it's existence to a conflux of important technologies:<br/> <br/> <br/> 32bit SoC's with all required peripheral interfaces onboard<br/> PoP RAM<br/...
by riffraff
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 12007

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>Not powerful enough for what?<br/> <br/> Not powerful enough to browse the web?<br/> <br/> Not powerful enough to play YouTube videos?<br/> <br/> Not powerful enough to post ignorant opinions and off-color jokes to Facebook?<br/> <br/> Not powerful enough to download pr0n?<br/> <br/> Not powerful...
by riffraff
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi's and small fuzzy animals. How will you keep them apart?
Replies: 18
Views: 4335

Re: Pi's and small fuzzy animals. How will you keep them apart?

I really think the Pi is small enough to actually install in the cat. Case and ESD problem solved. We're done here.
by riffraff
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV
Replies: 42
Views: 8792

Re: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV

<t>@Vindicator<br/> <br/> That's why I was so jazzed when I heard about this project. The whole ARM explosion just amazes me. Back in the day I had free subscriptions to every major industry periodical and I closely followed RISC device development. I could already see the industry heading for malai...
by riffraff
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV
Replies: 42
Views: 8792

Re: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV

<t>Have to qualify earlier remark after thoroughly reading comments, I stopped upgrading at Karmic, have no idea how bloated later versions have gotten. My delight, however,  was not the distro itself, but XFCE desktop.  I just think Canonical/Ubuntu are being too narrow minded. I was under the impr...
by riffraff
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157677

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

@ Vindicator

Need an oldschool Video Game console with a large red F5 button you can hammer repeatedly. Call it Pi-Man.
by riffraff
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV
Replies: 42
Views: 8792

Re: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV

<t>Xubuntu runs quite well on Intel machines with 256MB, even to the extent of editing movies. Been there, done that.  I'm sure it would be quite acceptable on RasPi if they bothered to port current version to ARM v6. Trouble is, except for RasPi, that's all Android territory.<br/> <br/> From  histo...
by riffraff
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The w00t! life is good thread
Replies: 80
Views: 8971

Re: The w00t! life is good thread

Well tickle me PINK!!!  Partner stateside is good ol' Allied!
by riffraff
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157677

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>I just want a copy of the R-Pi mailing list so I can spam everybody with ads for new keyboards to replace all of the ones with broken F5 keys <br/> <br/> (From the tone of most of the new threads, I'm thinking I should throw in a free pacifier and tube of Boudreax's Butt Paste for all the chapped...
by riffraff
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My thoughts on the Bun Fight
Replies: 57
Views: 7087

Re: My thoughts on the Bun Fight

<t>I'm just amazed at how many people want to excoriate the Foundation for the way this has been handled. I'm dismayed at the number of brutally stupid  opinions and foolish misconceptions I've seen expressed in some of these posts.<br/> <br/> RasPi is a small group of people who are passionately de...
by riffraff
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My thoughts on the Bun Fight
Replies: 57
Views: 7087

Re: My thoughts on the Bun Fight

<t>I'm just amazed at how many people want to excoriate the Foundation for the way this has been handled. I'm dismayed at the number of brutally stupid  opinions and foolish misconceptions I've seen expressed in some of these posts.<br/> <br/> RasPi is a small group of people who are passionately de...
by riffraff
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Next version of the Pi?
Replies: 13
Views: 2261

Re: Next version of the Pi?

How about a "C" model?

Ya think Broadcom might loosen up and give the Foundation a sweet deal on another one of their chips - BCM4318E?

That's the "802.11b/g Transceiver with BroadRange® Technology".

Would be nice to have a wireless Pi.


by riffraff
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Joke Ideas for the Announcement
Replies: 14
Views: 2702

Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Lob0426 said:


Microsoft is announcing RaspBerry Pi LIVE Gold, This is possible as Microsoft sued Raspberry Pi Foundation for ruining the price point of portable computer devices.



That's not even CLOSE to being funny, but far TOO close to reality.
by riffraff
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "You did well!", "I'm not mad" and other stuff like that
Replies: 37
Views: 4196

Re: "You did well!", "I'm not mad" and other stuff like that

<t>(A slow clap ovation for Eben, Liz and all)<br/> <br/> Great job, and a good call. I've waited long enough, I can wait a little longer until all the hoopla dies down and the minor confusions get sorted out.<br/> <br/> There was such a buildup to this, I was wondering how you could possibly get th...
by riffraff
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: So True
Replies: 19
Views: 3400

Re: So True

<t>Mmmm…. As Emelda Marcos was once fond of shoes, so my wife is fond of handbags. When we moved several years back, at the zenith of her fetish, the collection occupied two wardrobe boxes and literally had to be carted in and out of the van with handtrucks.<br/> <br/> We are not wealthy people, but...
by riffraff
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Woohoo!! It's Thursday in China!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3843

Re: Woohoo!! It's Thursday in China!!!

<t>ukscone said: <br/> <br/> <br/> riFFraFF said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm just thankful I don't have to stand in line in a pouring cold rain from 4 til midnight to get one. =)<br/> <br/> <br/> You mean Liz didn't tell you? They decided to erect a glass cube on her front lawn an get s...
by riffraff
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157677

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>scep said: <br/> <br/> <br/> spamel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> That careless lack of respect is what I have to contend with all the time, I think I hav had tent equipment binned which leaves me just the skin of the tent, not much use on its own!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> @spamel<br/> ...
by riffraff
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157677

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>What sucks?<br/> <br/> Missing my all time favorite keyboard and mouse combo. I understand it's more healthy to forgive and forget, but I can't seem to let this go.<br/> <br/> Over the years I'd collected two items that stayed with me regardless of upgrades I did on my systems. An early small foo...
by riffraff
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157677

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>What sucks?<br/> <br/> Detailed piece-of-cake instructions on how to remove your car's transmission pan to replace fluid and filter that conveniently fail to mention you have to remove a frame member and an engine support bracket to even get at it. Would have been easier  to rent a lift and remov...
by riffraff
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Woohoo!! It's Thursday in China!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3843

Re: Woohoo!! It's Thursday in China!!!

<t>spurious said: <br/> <br/> <br/> patience is virtue.. until you don't get one of the first batch.. but stop and think... life will not stop if you don't get one... you will only have to wait another couple of weeks or so for the next batch... as much as I want one, "I will survive!"  :D<br/> <br/...
by riffraff
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ubuntu on an Android phone
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Ubuntu on an Android phone

<t>I'm kinda looking forward to trying some of the RasPi compatible stuff on my ARMv6 Android. I haven't gotten around to it, but the idea of cobbling together some sort of interface to a keyboard, mouse and maybe a photo-frame display seemed feasible.<br/> <br/> I never had much of an interest in s...
by riffraff
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Rasperry Pi == Bad idea
Replies: 28
Views: 4578

Re: Rasperry Pi == Bad idea

obarthelemy said:


I'd go further: as an expensively educated professional, I think it's madness to keep educating youngsters to my level. First, because they'll threaten my position.


Damn, O. Didn't know you worked for the enemy! (Microsoft).
by riffraff
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157677

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>TheEponymousBob said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Oh Lord. I probably shouldn"t, but there"s a walking advertisement for the Dunning-Kruger effect (or, failing that, the World"s Best Troll) on another forum I visit, who has just argued:<br/> <br/> <br/> How does Spoke[sic] say it in Star Trek? Once you hav...

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