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by liz
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is everything so difficult?
Replies: 78
Views: 12352

Re: Why is everything so difficult?

I *know* that the Jellybaby resource is being used in thousands of schools worldwide with no problems. (The user in the thread in question seemed to have a touch of fat finger syndrome.)
by liz
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: microSDcards
Replies: 14
Views: 2232

Re: microSDcards

Not all micro SD cards are created equal.

http://www.midwesternmac.com/blogs/jeff ... crosd-card
by liz
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?
Replies: 113
Views: 33830

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero

It's not really realistic to compare the very unusual situation in China (with government and other subsidies for overseas mail, along with some interesting scaling factors - see https://www.quora.com/How-do-Chinese-eBay-sellers-ship-so-cheaply-across-the-world) with mailing systems in other countri...
by liz
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?
Replies: 113
Views: 33830

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero

Zero is in continuous volume production. Tens of thousands are coming off the line as I type this. We're pushing them out as fast as we can, but they're not currently being made at the same rate as the "big" Pis. The level of demand is insane, even for a Raspberry Pi product: if you guys keep buying...
by liz
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it better to start with Pi Zero or Pi 2
Replies: 14
Views: 2400

Re: Is it better to start with Pi Zero or Pi 2

We'd definitely recommend beginners start with the Pi 2. It's faster, more full-featured and much more flexible. Zero's something you'll be using in more specialised projects.
by liz
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?
Replies: 113
Views: 33830

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero

This is anecdotal, but I've had MASSIVE problems with the Spanish postal service (my little cousins live out there, and getting birthday and Christmas presents to them is always a total crapshoot if you're using the local mail). I've sent a really depressingly large amount of stuff that never arrived.
by liz
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're recruiting!
Replies: 52
Views: 8458

Re: We're recruiting!

So. RPF are recruiting, eh? I'm sure they'll have no shortage of applicants for the IT support role.
We don't actually get to see how many applicants there have been until the end of the application period - but yes, my money's on there being a TON of people going for that one too!
by liz
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're recruiting!
Replies: 52
Views: 8458

Re: We're recruiting!

Folks - this is partly my fault, but this is WOEFULLY off-topic. Can we get back to the topic in hand please?
by liz
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lighting An LED
Replies: 73
Views: 8506

Re: Lighting An LED

On that note, I'm closing that thread. Emma and Heater in particular: if something bugs you, can you please try to get aggravated about it in private rather than sharing your ire? It's particularly unhelpful when beginners read this stuff; they can come away with the (occasionally accurate, and I wi...
by liz
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're recruiting!
Replies: 52
Views: 8458

Re: We're recruiting!

Service industry stuff. We turn out to be really surprisingly good at that as a nation, and a lot of other countries employ British firms to do services. Biotech too - there's also a lot more automotive than you'd think. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_the_United_Kingdom is pretty interesti...
by liz
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're recruiting!
Replies: 52
Views: 8458

Re: We're recruiting!

The villages are much better, though (I live about 12 miles out) - and for my money, much NICER, too. Easy commute, too; we often cycle in in the summer.
by liz
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: of Insengard Openelec OSMC issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: of Insengard Openelec OSMC issues

We've seen that sort of thing before - to charge a phone battery, tolerances don't need to be as fine as they do to run a Pi. Glad you got it fixed!
by liz
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero long term availability?
Replies: 80
Views: 17804

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero long term availability?

MCM and other organisations owned by Farnell and RS aren't going to be getting stock in the foreseeable, because they weren't happy with the margin structure; we've discussed this before. The main US stockists are Adafruit and Microcenter. If you're waiting on MCM to get stock, it's probably best to...
by liz
Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're recruiting!
Replies: 52
Views: 8458

Re: We're recruiting!

By "much closer to the station", JamesH actually means "a minute's walk from the station". We've actually got quite a few people who commute to Cambridge from London working with us at the moment.
by liz
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Demo Scene?
Replies: 24
Views: 8127

Re: Raspberry Pi Demo Scene?

We've been hoping to do something at Assembly for a few years; haven't got it together yet. Watch this space.

Eben and I were introduced in 1997 by this guy: this remains one of the coolest things I've ever seen anybody do with a computer, given the constraints.
by liz
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're recruiting!
Replies: 52
Views: 8458

Re: We're recruiting!

I'm biased that way, but I think it's a great place to live and work. The city is beautiful and full of really clever people, good restaurants, theatres and lots of live music; we're only 45 minutes from London (EXACTLY 45 minutes, once we've moved to the new offices), if that floats your boat; and ...
by liz
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're recruiting!
Replies: 52
Views: 8458

Re: We're recruiting!

I really hope that some (plenty) of you apply - I can't think of anything better than being able to recruit for these jobs out of the community. Get working on those CVs!
by liz
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We're recruiting!
Replies: 52
Views: 8458

We're recruiting!

We're advertising some jobs at Pi Towers: check them out.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/our-gr ... n-join-it/
by liz
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Screaming jellybaby programming
Replies: 78
Views: 9740

Re: Screaming jellybaby programming

I'm very sorry this exercise didn't work out for the OP - but it'd be very wrong for people to dismiss this activity on the basis of this poster's experience. We're aware of tens of thousands of people who have worked through this tutorial without any problems and who have enjoyed it and learned fro...
by liz
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: bridging internet
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: bridging internet

Thread closed - OP, somebody's already answered your question in the other thread. Please do not post the same question more than once: duplicate threads are always closed.
by liz
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: website in Adventures book not accessible ?
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: website in Adventures book not accessible ?

Are you typing it in correctly? I just spent a few seconds googling, and found the page with the downloads you need (you'll need to scroll down a bit): try http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle ... 51256.html
by liz
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Importing bulk PIs from China vs. copyright / patent
Replies: 24
Views: 3044

Re: Importing bulk PIs from China vs. copyright / patent

Hi OP - you'll need to work directly with RS (who manufacture exclusively in the UK) or Farnell (who own a Chinese manufacturing plant as well as manufacturing in the UK), who should be able to arrange bulk discounts for you. You can't go straight to the factory.
by liz
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero stocking?
Replies: 113
Views: 33830

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero

Have you ever seen any other Raspberry Pi prices change upwards?
by liz
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: new try: pause function for bash script (Solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

Re: new try: pause function for bash script (Solved)

Davenull, that's not how it works. Could you stop raising reports please? You're creating unnecessary work.

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