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by riffraff
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Puppy
Topic: How to get puppy to fit screen
Replies: 13
Views: 36282

Re: How to get puppy to fit screen

I had similar problem. Had to use the hdmi = 4 for 720p and set overscan values in the 25-35 range. Guess my TV was not as good as I thought. I've got big chunky icons, but it's very readable. I've had to re-flash my card several times due to my fumbling around. BTW, don't get led down a bunny trail...
by riffraff
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157934

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Little Androids - Big Suck Try to find one of those little Chinese Android tablets or Netbooks this year (not the cell-phone variety, mind you). Last Christmas you had to kick them out of the way just to cross a sales floor, this season they're nowhere to be found. Guess the cheesy little things wi...
by riffraff
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Never had such a laugh
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: Never had such a laugh

At least they used a Taser. They just shoot them here.
by riffraff
Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The LED @ 50
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: The LED @ 50

They said there'd never be a blue. Then they said there'd never be a white. I remember getting my first green one in summer of '77. I soldered it and a resistor to a 9V battery clip and used it to read under the covers after lights out. =)
by riffraff
Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Tardis Hub?
Replies: 8
Views: 2260

Re: Tardis Hub?

Sounds like a winner... but check amazon.com for a dimensional stabilizer. :lol:
by riffraff
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Mooncake's Error
Replies: 16
Views: 3017

Re: Mooncake's Error

Ahhh... my error... I'm not terribly bright in the wee hours. Hmmm... Curiousity obviously doesn't fear the wrath of El Gato Volador.. :lol:
by riffraff
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Mooncake's Error
Replies: 16
Views: 3017

Re: Mooncake's Error

@DavidK
Silly man, cats are law unto themselves.
by riffraff
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New ARM board: cubieboard
Replies: 21
Views: 11053

Re: New ARM board: cubieboard

Looks like Vader's RasPi. I do like a Gig and a Gig with 4 Gig flash and ability to run Ubuntu.
by riffraff
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Mooncake's Error
Replies: 16
Views: 3017

Re: Mooncake's Error

What have you been smoking and where can I score some? :lol:
by riffraff
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 399953

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Got an email from Allied with an interesting link:

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http://www.alliedelec.com/lp/120828hamm ... 29_product
by riffraff
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: inventor of the 555 Dies ;-(
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: inventor of the 555 Dies ;-(

Probably the must versatile device ever put in an 8 pin DIP until Atmel AtTtiny's. I my tinkering days I had an entire bin drawer full of them. Hats off to the man, half of what we built could never have been without his work. :cry:
by riffraff
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI Running on 48Gb RAM
Replies: 39
Views: 14242

Re: Raspberry PI Running on 48Gb RAM

Hardy har har. Verrrrry funny. :lol:
by riffraff
Sat May 26, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Potential total top tip!
Replies: 10
Views: 2079

Re: Potential total top tip!

I was flummoxed by that choice. Mini-USB is almost universal. I've got at least a dozen wall-warts with current capacities ranging from 500mA to 1200mA just lying about.
by riffraff
Sat May 26, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Doom/Doom II/Quake (accelerated)
Replies: 39
Views: 20287

Re: Doom/Doom II/Quake (accelerated)

I know there's an android version of DOOM, but I'm not sure if it's been ported to native ARM code or to Dalvik VM. DOOM doesn't require acceleration. Remember, this is a game that ran well on i386-SX.
by riffraff
Wed May 16, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Up in ARM's
Replies: 37
Views: 6557

Re: Up in ARM's

I should have listened to my former boss back in the early '90's. He owned a small computer shop and as far back as the 80's he was talking about how PC's wouldn't exist as we knew them in 30 years. His opinion was that as processors and storage became smaller and cheaper, PC's would devolve into a ...
by riffraff
Sun May 13, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I'm going to report the foundation to 'elf & safety
Replies: 12
Views: 2013

Re: I'm going to report the foundation to 'elf & safety

Bear in mind that RISC devices are less evolved than their CISC cousins and are therefore more prone to violent outbursts when threatened. Try to minimize its anxiety by reducing clutter in its environment and providing appropriate clothing. Try to put yourself in its place and imagine how it feels ...
by riffraff
Sun May 13, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I'm going to report the foundation to 'elf & safety
Replies: 12
Views: 2013

Re: I'm going to report the foundation to 'elf & safety

You obviously did something to provoke the Pi, It must have felt threatened by the presence of both a hammer and a feline.
by riffraff
Sat May 05, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Struggle continues to plug embedded programming gap
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: Struggle continues to plug embedded programming gap

<t>... and the article begs the question: "What device(s) would a college level course in embedded programming standardize on?"<br/> <br/> I could fill an entire dictionary with pejoratives and expletives I favor in describing prospective employers who are fond of the phrase "You don't get trained h...
by riffraff
Sat May 05, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Happy Dance!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

Re: Happy Dance!!!!

Insert suitable "Happy Dance" here:

by riffraff
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Chip's Challenge (Windows 3.1)
Replies: 37
Views: 12289

Re: Chip's Challenge (Windows 3.1)

I knew there was some reason I didn't toss that envelope of Win 3.1 install diskettes I found last month.
by riffraff
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Help name my brother's new kittens (kitten picture inside!)
Replies: 38
Views: 6754

Re: Help name my brother's new kittens (kitten picture inside!)

Mostly had neutered males: Simba, Blackie Beau, Patrick, Midnight and Buster Kitten.

My nephew has had two females: Tater Tot and Patchy.

@liz

Hey, "Ender" fan, how about Poke & Petra?
by riffraff
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Help name my brother's new kittens (kitten picture inside!)
Replies: 38
Views: 6754

Re: Help name my brother's new kittens (kitten picture inside!)

<t>Frances & Lisa - Because "Nobody puts 'Baby' in a corner"???<br/> <br/> Salt & Pepa<br/> <br/> Selene & Asteria<br/> <br/> Lucy & Ethyl<br/> <br/> Naomi & Wynonna<br/> <br/> Thelma & Louise<br/> <br/> Laverne & Shirley<br/> <br/> Alice & Flo<br/> <br/> Daisy & ...
by riffraff
Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Did anyone of you turn their back on MS Windows definitely?
Replies: 68
Views: 11893

Re: Did anyone of you turn their back on MS Windows definitely?

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I moved to Ubuntu a couple of years ago and haven't looked back. My hardware is geriatric so the speed of Linux has breathed new life into it. There are challenges but on the whole everything works fine. I have had to set up a dual booting PC with Windows for ...
by riffraff
Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Computer jokes
Replies: 36
Views: 7455

Re: Computer jokes

Favorite is not a joke at all, but a cartoon that was on my college instructors bulletin board above his desk. Decpicted a classic "punk" with cut-off jacket, mohawk and safety-pin in cheek urinating on a sparking and exploding video terminal. Caption: "Computer Whiz".
by riffraff
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Its a camera, but not as we know it...
Replies: 22
Views: 3701

Re: Its a camera, but not as we know it...

<t>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Update:<br/> <br/> I gave up on getting the original battery to talk to the camera, bit the bullet and bought a generic replacement battery from 7DayShop.  It arrived today, got charged and I've just popped it in the camera.<br/> <br/> Touch wood, it seems to be ...

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