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by walney
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Error establishing a database connection
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Error establishing a database connection

Which thread to post a reply to?

Huh?

Echo...

...echo...

....echo...
by walney
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Strippers
Replies: 22
Views: 4192

Re: Strippers

Shouldn't this be in the Charcutiers of the World Unite thread?
by walney
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Was RS release announced on the 27th Feb?
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Was RS release announced on the 27th Feb?

Just noticed a post on that link:

16 hours ago
Please let me know if you have ordered a RaspberryPi and expect to get it in your hands by the end of March 2012.   am trying to determine what happened on Wednesday , February 29th.

Best

Gus
by walney
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Who was the fastest in the morning?
Replies: 14
Views: 2445

Re: Who was the fastest in the morning?

<t>spurious said: <br/> <br/> <br/> xe3tec said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I placed my order 0619GMT and got confirmation at 0621.<br/> <br/> Anyone earlier? After 0630 the servers were pretty dead <br/> <br/> <br/> Go on rub it in!  grr<br/> <br/> not that I'm bitter or anything!  ;)<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>...
by walney
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 32967

Re: RS Components

<t>I'm in a similar state to many here. Crabby with sleep deprivation on the 29th (late finish rather than the early start), it was a case of "meh, at least I registered my interest with RS early on so even if I miss out, I'll be near the front of the queue."<br/> <br/> Now it looks like I'm not eve...
by walney
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Suggested name change of FAQ
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: Suggested name change of FAQ

scep said:


Change it to "[email protected]@K!!! Awesome lolcats!!".


LOLCATS???!!!

WHERE???
by walney
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Suggested name change of FAQ
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: Suggested name change of FAQ

Just a suggestion, but given the last few days' posts/tweets, wouldn't it be more appropriate to rename the FAQ to FIA?

Frequently Ignored Answers

Just wonderin'
by walney
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PI based answering machine
Replies: 23
Views: 22240

Re: PI based answering machine

<t>gjs said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Is this project practical?  Can anyone link to any other examples of a home brew PC based answering machine?<br/> <br/> If a modem is connected by serial port to the RPI, won't it also need a USB sound card for recording and playback?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Yes, it's p...
by walney
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PI based answering machine
Replies: 23
Views: 22240

Re: PI based answering machine

<r>cinetron said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm thinking of building a PI based telephone answering machine to cut my teeth on the Raspberry PI. Thinking of using a USB based voice modem and something like vgetty . Does anyone have any advice on this such as recommendations of a voice modem that would work....
by walney
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Has anyone noticed that ...
Replies: 19
Views: 4694

Re: Has anyone noticed that ...

SiR said:


rpt said:


Raspberry Pi is an anagram of perspiry bra.


Now there's a case idea...



...bit wasteful: the order limit is one
by walney
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thought it would come yesterday
Replies: 51
Views: 9055

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

<t>Tass said: <br/> <br/> <br/> walney said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Tass said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Wooloomooloo said: <br/> <br/> <br/> (note to the maintainers of Firefox's spell checker: there's no such thing as "aluminum").<br/> <br/> <br/> Isn't there?  I thought it was metal that is a gray color? <br/...
by walney
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thought it would come yesterday
Replies: 51
Views: 9055

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Tass said:


Wooloomooloo said:


(note to the maintainers of Firefox's spell checker: there's no such thing as "aluminum").


Isn't there?  I thought it was metal that is a gray color?



No such word as "gray" either
by walney
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 402009

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Hmmm - but what about this? 7-ports and each individually switchable (though maybe that 's just for data)

http://www.ebuyer.com/279681-x.....es-n-uh725
by walney
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power for USB external 2.5" harddisk
Replies: 25
Views: 6517

Re: Power for USB external 2.5" harddisk

<t>mobeyduck said:<br/> <br/> <br/> But if you got one that doesnt need all that much power, like some 1,8" or ssd's…<br/> <br/> <br/> I have  a Toshiba 1.8". According to the spec sheet it uses 500mA max. I'll try it out as soon as I can. <br/> <br/> EDIT: they are still cheaper than SSD - you can ...
by walney
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: VAT
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: VAT

It has been mentioned multiple times: prices do not include VAT. VAT will be applied on top of R-Pi price + postage (unfortunately) in the EU.

Expecting to see the thread closed in 3...2...1...

by walney
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: GPIO Header Pinout Clarification
Replies: 31
Views: 14049

Re: GPIO Header Pinout Clarification

"No header" has been stated repeatedly - though probably a long time ago

So if you want one then it's "solder it yourself," but that does give the option of male/female and bottom/top to suit.
by walney
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 74186

Re: config.txt

<t>bit-d said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Where set up how much of RAM will be used as Video RAM ?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> If you look at post 42 in this thread, Dom says:<br/> <br/> Additional blobs, need to rename to start.elf to use:<br/> <br/> arm128_start.elf : 128M ARM, 128M GPU split<br/> <br/> arm192_...
by walney
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RS232 Breakout Board
Replies: 32
Views: 19495

Re: RS232 Breakout Board

Thanks to both of you for your prompt reply...

Looks very hopeful for my little project
by walney
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RS232 Breakout Board
Replies: 32
Views: 19495

Re: RS232 Breakout Board

<t>I'm really interested in the prospect of an RS232 board. However, am I correct in assuming that this is a 3-wire solution (RX, TX, ground)? I noticed when I skimmed the Broadcom data sheet that RTS/CTS were available (at least from the SOC).<br/> <br/> So (as a non-hardware bod) I have two questi...
by walney
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The w00t! life is good thread
Replies: 80
Views: 9106

Re: The w00t! life is good thread

Jongoleur said:


I don't think I can ever bring myself to THINK w00t!, but given the production schedule and the release of a datasheet, then I'm a pretty happy bunny.





Easter bunny?

by walney
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Dial-Up Modem
Replies: 14
Views: 13652

Re: USB Dial-Up Modem

<r>gjs said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The Zoom (Connexant) device  that I linked to or the Hayes Accura that ledow mentioned?<br/> <br/> This is what I was hoping for, a small cheap device that emauilates a serial port and then just uses normal AT commands and serial data.  *BUT*, in this case, how does th...
by walney
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where are you going to put your Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 41
Views: 10993

Re: Where are you going to put your Raspberry Pi?

Jaseman said:


Under a bus, wired up to some C4.

Thats a joke by the way - don't get any ideas!



That's buggered you chances of ever going to the US...
by walney
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 10,000 member
Replies: 14
Views: 2308

Re: 10,000 member

<t>nichobb said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Is this a Godwin Law subset for Raspberry Pi posts?<br/> <br/> As a Raspberry Pi discussion grows longer, the probability of a speculation involving Release Dates or Sales Numbers approaches 1.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Oooo - I think that's a little unfair... I'm sur...
by walney
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Squeeze Player on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 16
Views: 15342

Re: Squeeze Player on the Raspberry Pi

<r>The software at least used to be coded in Perl (don"t know whether it still is). The reason that it was open source predates ownership by Logitech – it was developed during the days of Slim Devices, who were the creators of the Squeezebox (and subsequently bought out by Logitech a couple of years...

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