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by mdewey
Tue May 15, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?
Replies: 7
Views: 6399

Re: PDF Viewer available for Debian "squeeze"?

Try going

xpdf yourfilename.pdf

and see what happens

Michael
by mdewey
Tue May 08, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 357380

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

<t>Suggestions for the FAQ with draft answers plus some general feedback.<br/> <br/> 1 - What is Debian?<br/> <br/> Provide link to Wikipedia entry<br/> <br/> 2- How fast will it be?<br/> <br/> Compared to a 10 year old laptop, a five year old laptop, ...<br/> <br/> 3 - What do I put in my sources.l...
by mdewey
Thu May 03, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Custom Package Index for RPi
Replies: 15
Views: 2528

Re: Custom Package Index for RPi

<t>mrtenchy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Couldn"t see this elsewhere, but post a link if you do find it.<br/> <br/> Not sure if this answers your question but search for a thread with the words  hard float armhf for details of how someone is building a RasPi specific repository to use the hradware floati...
by mdewey
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 357380

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

<t>KeithSloan said: <br/> <br/> <br/> This is a very noble effort.<br/> <br/> But please could you explain to the uninitiated what sort of benefit you are hoping to get out of this. The reason I ask is that I find it hard to relate to an operating system having lots of floating point maths.<br/> <br...
by mdewey
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Worthwhile me buying a pi? Want to learn a language for running calculations ...
Replies: 15
Views: 2740

Re: Worthwhile me buying a pi? Want to learn a language for running calculations ...

<t>matsmcfly said: <br/> <br/> <br/> For those interested I would mostly (at this moment in time) be using the program(s) to run complex numerical intergrations, I would also be keen on writing code for analysis of ascii output files.  I am a PhD student studying crystal nucleation and when it comes...
by mdewey
Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: HISTORY: The start of raspbian (Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi)
Replies: 613
Views: 357380

Re: Debian Hard Float (armhf) for RPi

On the hosting issue I seem to remember that the Foundation members have connections with the University of Cambridge. UoC does not appear on the list of Debian mirrors AFAICS but perhaps they might be worth approaching via the Foundation?
by mdewey
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "From Colossus to Raspberry Pi in seven decades"
Replies: 6
Views: 1362

Re: "From Colossus to Raspberry Pi in seven decades"

What is interesting is that although the title says 'computing' it is nearly all about hardware advances not software.
by mdewey
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sheesh!
Replies: 37
Views: 5783

Re: Sheesh!

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The view unread posts option works really well for me although a number of posters have reported problems with it. There was quite a discussion about it a few days ago but it was not clear if it was an OS or browser issue. For the record, it works for me on Ub...
by mdewey
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Statistics, Analytics and Modelling...
Replies: 8
Views: 7696

Re: Statistics, Analytics and Modelling...

<t>kme said: <br/> <br/> <br/> mdewey said: <br/> <br/> <br/> AndyBolton said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Any other similar tools along these lines folk are interested in?<br/> <br/> Andy<br/> <br/> <br/> Andy,<br/> <br/> I run R satisfactorily on an EEEPC 701 which is not completely unlike the power of the ...
by mdewey
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Statistics, Analytics and Modelling...
Replies: 8
Views: 7696

Re: Statistics, Analytics and Modelling...

<t>AndyBolton said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Any other similar tools along these lines folk are interested in?<br/> <br/> Andy<br/> <br/> <br/> Andy,<br/> <br/> I run R satisfactorily on an EEEPC 701 which is not completely unlike the power of the RPi so you should have no problems with running it (as I in...
by mdewey
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When is....
Replies: 28
Views: 4911

Re: When is....

<t>bredman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Release date was yesterday.<br/> <br/> You can pre-order anything you like.<br/> <br/> We already have 287 official resellers in Oesbekistan, but we welcome you too.<br/> <br/> 90% discount if you by more than 2.<br/> <br/> 65536 different colours are available.<br...
by mdewey
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3564
Views: 128258

Re: Introduce yourself!

I am Michael Dewey and I work as a statistician. Using computers since paper tape and punched cards and interested in learning more about Linux.

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