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by scep
Thu May 17, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi dead as a doornail
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: Pi dead as a doornail

This appears to be an Apple product and we are therefore unable to offer any support.
by scep
Wed May 16, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: lost my account with new forum software
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: lost my account with new forum software

PM me with the email that your original account was registered under
by scep
Wed May 16, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Can I Teach my 4 Year Old to Program?
Replies: 20
Views: 16376

Re: Can I Teach my 4 Year Old to Program?

Interesting stuff. I personally wouldn't worry about programming (in the coding sense) at that age, but would teach / encourage computational thinking and problem solving skills as you have been doing. Have a look at Computer Science Unplugged , which teaches loads of CS concepts without a computer....
by scep
Wed May 16, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any way to contact RS' Pi team?
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: Any way to contact RS' Pi team?

you could try here, Mike from RS has been answering questions
by scep
Wed May 16, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ebay Pi's
Replies: 8
Views: 2265

Re: Ebay Pi's

...My new ARM computer cost me £58. Delivered. In two days ... Why should I fulfil my Pi registration i.e., what am I missing? Discuss. :ugeek: I though we already had. Repeatedly and at length. It's been done to death and we know where threads like this go, so I'm locking it. (The misleading title...
by scep
Wed May 16, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi in Brazil
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Re: Raspberry Pi in Brazil

by scep
Wed May 16, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Can't Search for 'HDMI' in These Forums
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Can't Search for 'HDMI' in These Forums

Or use Google site specific search eg

site:raspberrypi.org/phpbb3 hdmi

[Locking as known issue that's being looked at.]
by scep
Mon May 14, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new forum search
Replies: 8
Views: 1942

Re: new forum search

Length of search terms is a very poor way of assessing usefulness of a query. "vga" is highly topical, whereas "and" is not. Rejection of words less than four letters and the rejection of words that occur a lot are two different things. HDMI (or "raspberry" or "li...
by scep
Mon May 14, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: new forum search
Replies: 8
Views: 1942

Re: new forum search

You can try a directed google search like:

site:raspberrypi.org/phpBB3 "hdmi to vga"

but the common words threshold does seem rather sensitive - I'll look at it.
by scep
Sun May 13, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Houston, Tranquility Base: The Pi-gle Has Landed!
Replies: 9
Views: 3054

Re: Houston, Tranquility Base: The Pi-gle Has Landed!

Jim Manley wrote:
liz wrote:Great news, Jim! We're all waiting with bated breath to see what you do with it.
"Bated" breath, eh? Been into the sushi/sashimi again? ;)
Unless such morsels make you hold your breath, probably not ;)

Looking forward to the game/demo...
by scep
Sun May 13, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Morning scenery
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Morning scenery

My V-Strom and I are insanely jealous :) What a commute! (in the dry anyway ;))

What's the bike - a Varadero?
by scep
Sat May 12, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Podcast Recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1827

Re: Podcast Recommendations?

Alternatively, get a language course and fill you head with foreign goodness :) You can learn a lot in 30 hours.

Michel Thomas courses recommend, Pimsleur also good.

But if you are set on a podcast it has to be The Food Programme :)
by scep
Sat May 12, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Static FAQ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Static FAQ?

Oh no! I've caused a domestic! :?
by scep
Sat May 12, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Static FAQ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Static FAQ?

Please can we have a static FAQ page please? The commented one kills Firefox dead and isn't good on Chrome and IE either. There was a static page here at one time during the testing and it made me very happy :) Now I am sad :( I just don't get the purpose of the the Word Press-esque one once athe FA...
by scep
Sat May 12, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Houston, Tranquility Base: The Pi-gle Has Landed!
Replies: 9
Views: 3054

Re: Houston, Tranquility Base: The Pi-gle Has Landed!

Excellent stuff Jim - really looking forward to see what you can do with it!
by scep
Fri May 11, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 53221

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>mtx512 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm not sure that the PI is the only answer to the problem.<br/> <br/> <br/> It's not, of course. The problems are far too complex and profound for an easy fix. As the Foundation say themselves in "About us":<br/> <br/> <br/> We don’t claim to have all the answers. ...
by scep
Fri May 11, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 53221

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>nmcc said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Er, no, the problem being referred to is peoples expectations of the Pi's capabilities in relation to their current desktop machine.<br/> <br/> <br/> It was tongue in cheek (I put in two wink smilies and everything ): if computing was taught from an early age (as it sh...
by scep
Thu May 10, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Straw poll for new forums - gravatar, yea or nay?
Replies: 46
Views: 8970

Re: Straw poll for new forums - gravatar, yea or nay?

@tufty. Agreed: AdBlock and FlashBlock (and a couple of other cackfilters) are the only reason I can still use the Web in 2012 without going on a beserker rampage several times a day. And yes, text only sigs are a must!
by scep
Thu May 10, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 53221

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>nmcc said: <br/> <br/> <br/> hippy said:<br/> <br/> <br/> If punters have misplaced expectations we should perhaps ask how that's coming about and address the issue, not simply criticising them for having them.<br/> <br/> <br/> I believe that's why we are discussing it - but first we need to agre...
by scep
Thu May 10, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cancelling my order
Replies: 55
Views: 12667

Re: Cancelling my order

<t>mtx512 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> My childrens expections are set by the tablet, PC and smartphone they use and see around them now, not from 5,10 or 15 years ago. They have heard about the Raspberry PI through the media/school as 'a computer' which to them equates to a tablet, PC or smartphone. The...
by scep
Thu May 10, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An 11-year-old's perspective...
Replies: 20
Views: 5983

Re: An 11-year-old's perspective...

Taliska said:


Hi dad,
Ths is from the rasperry pi!
Epic...
Internet abit slow but that doesn't matter.


Best review yet by far . Thanks!
by scep
Wed May 09, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 244335

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<t>__Miguel_ said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Scep, that is a typical idiomatic expression. Those are actually quite easy to handle, you can pretty much index them as time goes by and be done with it.<br/> <br/> <br/> It is, sure. I meant that in the old days (umm… 10 years ago!) it could not have done that....
by scep
Wed May 09, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Straw poll for new forums - gravatar, yea or nay?
Replies: 46
Views: 8970

Re: Straw poll for new forums - gravatar, yea or nay?

<t>bonelifer said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Not only do I say direct upload. But please don't allow animated avatars. They are so annoying.<br/> <br/> <br/> This is one of the reasons I use Firefox (about:config / image.animation_mode: none)<br/> <br/> (Funny how <blink> and <marquee> etc have been depreca...
by scep
Wed May 09, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 244335

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<t>__Miguel_ said: <br/> <br/> <br/> That is actually pretty incredible for auto-translation. Google Translate is getting quite good. Maybe it has something to do with the fact you can tell it better ways of translating the text you entered, it probably has been picking up a lot of human-based impro...
by scep
Wed May 09, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 53221

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>bamboozled said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Selective quotation is a wonderful tool.<br/> <br/> <br/> The difference being, I didn't selectively join words up to deliberately change the meaning:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> bamboozled said: <br/> <br/> For what itIs worth, I thought I"d post my first impressions...

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