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by stevech
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Spinning down HDD?
Replies: 32
Views: 67025

Re: Spinning down HDD?

Solid State Disks are getting cheap. $50 or less now for 64GB. $80 or so for 128GB

In my case, the RPi just uses SMB to access shares on my small NAS via the LAN or WiFi LAN.
by stevech
Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Surveillance Camera RTSP
Replies: 6
Views: 5313

Re: Surveillance Camera RTSP

Many IP cameras use a Windows-specific Active-X or JavaApplet.
by stevech
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rpi is cheap, peripherals are not!
Replies: 28
Views: 4887

Re: Rpi is cheap, peripherals are not!

I use vnc
by stevech
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Lost To what I should make
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Re: Lost To what I should make

Start with a PC for developing games. Once you know how to do so, try it on a less capable device like RPi. Kind of like learning to drive with a good automatic transmission before undertaking a car with 4 cylinders and stick shift.
by stevech
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So far so good, but
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: So far so good, but

Be sure to pass on by anything published by Sams
by stevech
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Python or perl? (co-workers know perl)
Replies: 7
Views: 4716

Re: Python or perl? (co-workers know perl)

I've just done my first non-trivial work using Python. (decades of software writing in ASM, C/C++, Pascal, VB, VBS, Jscript, and many others, mostly on microprocessors). Python was thrust upon me, not a choice. It is fairly portable. Avoid Python 3 for now. Stick with v2.4 or stretch for 2.7. The in...
by stevech
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Learning To code with Pyhton
Replies: 9
Views: 2366

Re: Learning To code with Pyhton

The below is OK with Win 7 and latest Firefox
http://www.codecademy.com/courses/intro ... xercises/0
by stevech
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?
Replies: 91
Views: 33912

Re: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?

Excluding the garage door opener, ARM microprocessors are in high end washing machines and Android handhelds. And lots in between.

I don't see Intel pursuing that space. They don't dominate in low end 8 bitter like 8051 variants and Atmel. (Microchip, well, PICs were fine in 1984).
by stevech
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?
Replies: 91
Views: 33912

Re: Why is ARM so cheap, and x86 so expensive?

What would Intel charge for an X86 CPU chip were it not for AMD?
by stevech
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding RAM to Pi
Replies: 52
Views: 88045

Re: Adding RAM to Pi

object oriented programming leads to code size bloat.
by stevech
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Case with fan
Replies: 18
Views: 7559

Re: Case with fan

much better to use a conductive heat radiator than a fan for such a board.
by stevech
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What 4 to 7 inch LCD screen are you using?
Replies: 7
Views: 7298

Re: What 4 to 7 inch LCD screen are you using?

most WiFi routers cannot operate as a bridge (a.k.a. Game Adapter). Cheap ones on eBay.

All WiFi routers can be re-purposed as an access point, but that's not what's needed for the Pi in this discussion.
by stevech
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting past TSA in the USA
Replies: 21
Views: 15797

Re: Getting past TSA in the USA

as one with 2.5 million miles on one airline, and lots on others... TSA scrutiny varies greatly, as it should. You never know what to expect. Some generalities w.r.t electronics and related, where these are pretty consistent: Boxes/metal that their X-Ray cannot see through will cost you a half hour....
by stevech
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: accespoint (instead of usb dongle) network problem/no IP
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: accespoint (instead of usb dongle) network problem/no IP

Your device needs to be a client bridge. Not an Access Point.
by stevech
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Backup server
Replies: 6
Views: 4537

Re: Backup server

samba for linux?
by stevech
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Beware cheap micro USB leads - can't hack the current!
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Beware cheap micro USB leads - can't hack the current!

I've had that problem with USB cables for disk drives. Many have too-small wire gauge. The bozos in China pay no attention to the USB spec of 500mA, and Ohm's law.
by stevech
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Full proof backup of SD card
Replies: 16
Views: 9277

Re: Full proof backup of SD card

It wasn't obvious via the UI, but Win32DiskImager.exe will read the SD card image and write to a windows file.
Big result as empty sectors are copied too.
by stevech
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Keyboard Layouts
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Keyboard Layouts

Yes, I see that too. What's the cure?
by stevech
Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Millionth Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 14
Views: 1721

Re: Millionth Raspberry Pi?

Ordered 1H of April. Received July 13.
I'm in the US.

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