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by Markodius
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Can you live on £53 a week?
Replies: 39
Views: 6385

Re: Can you live on £53 a week?

Speaking of cats.. only the very finest ingredients go into quality pet food. In truth a can of quality dog or cat food contains far more nutritional value than one sold for human consumption. It's like the chocolate treats for cats and dogs - they are almost identical to confectionery sold for huma...
by Markodius
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Can you live on £53 a week?
Replies: 39
Views: 6385

Re: Can you live on £53 a week?

Same here Morphy, good idea, perhaps you should create a manifesto.
by Markodius
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Can you live on £53 a week?
Replies: 39
Views: 6385

Re: Can you live on £53 a week?

" We (Germany) mastered the economic crisis like no other country. We can be proud" . Yeah, sure. I know that it is of little comfort but politicians in the UK also lie like cheap watches. It is particularly worrying that the major export of the UK seems to be politicians. We 'retire' them to Europ...
by Markodius
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Really Fast Browser Inside! (mp4 video & mp3 audio support)
Replies: 46
Views: 20649

Re: Really Fast Browser Inside! (mp4 video & mp3 audio suppo

Thanks for a fast browser Gomoto. It makes web browsing on Raspbian feel a bit closer to the RiscOS experience.

I did have one mysql error error browsing this forum: 'Too many connections'.
by Markodius
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

Oh right! I DO understand! Thanks for clearing that up AMcS - I was thinking (slowly, after reading the Wiki) that maybe using fasmarm one could compile code for different processor architectures and OS's using a bunch of switches. Trust me to wander off the beaten path and fall off a cliff.
by Markodius
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

Thanks for answering pygmy_giant but sadly I don't really understand and if I don't understand a one word sentence then it will probably be a waste of time to elucidate. I did however read the Wiki page re Macro which possibly sheds a little light but it's almost definitely not something I'm going t...
by Markodius
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

Hang on chaps! Why (short sentences and large pictures please!) would one use fasmarm when one could use native assembler?
by Markodius
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: 3D programming
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Re: 3D programming

Thanks for the link Bryan. I hope TBA gets back on track as it sounds like they know a thing or three but it doesn't sound like it's going to happen anytime soon and that is a shame.
by Markodius
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

timrowledge wrote:Sure, Markodius, you can have your balls back…
Most gracious of you Tim.
by Markodius
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

You no longer have to manually adjust the spark timing and fuel-air mixture for your car engine So that's what I've been doing wrong.. Hi Tim. I regret having given you the equivalent of a broadside when I last visited. It might please you to know that I did take a very cursory look at Squeak under...
by Markodius
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS; Pros and Cons
Replies: 145
Views: 28149

Re: RISC OS; Pros and Cons

I believed the upper limit of usefulness was about 100 cores - or is that just marketing noise?
by Markodius
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Can you live on £53 a week?
Replies: 39
Views: 6385

Re: Can you live on £53 a week?

I lived on nothing per week for over 20 years. Fortunately now I'm single and my finances have improved markedly.
by Markodius
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS; Pros and Cons
Replies: 145
Views: 28149

Re: RISC OS; Pros and Cons

Yes - I too would have thought that overclocking would exacerbate the issue - but at stock speed with my keyboard RISCOS is near to unuseable missing many keypresses and repeating others until another key is pressed. I'm told that purchasing a cheaper keyboard will likely fix it completely - but I u...
by Markodius
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

Sure, that all seems to make sense - even the hello world snippet! I was taught (decades ago) that as time progressed computer programming languages would all evolve into more human like communications. Sadly that didn't happen and now we seem to be going in reverse. It's true that most programmers ...
by Markodius
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS; Pros and Cons
Replies: 145
Views: 28149

Re: RISC OS; Pros and Cons

Not that you were asking me.. but.. mine does it thru the hub and when attached directly. Oddly, it almost never happens when I'm overclocked and absolutely never on Raspbian.
by Markodius
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 8 On board USB failure/Power Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

Re: Windows 8 On board USB failure/Power Issue

Possibly a BIOS/chipset problem. If that's true then there will be other users complaining about the same thing - so be sure to google the mobo model and 'usb problems'. It might be fixable by a BIOS or chipset driver update (also if backwardly compatible USB standards are switched on - try switchin...
by Markodius
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: 3D programming
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

3D programming

Is there anything like Mark Sibley's Blitz3D Basic for Risc OS? Although it was only ever aimed at producing games it was also possible to make just about anything with it, so I did :o and that 'thing' was trialled by Barclays and accepted into regular use until health issues rendered it unsupportab...
by Markodius
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wheezy
Replies: 71
Views: 10648

Re: Trying to get an algorithm to run faster on RISC than wh

Burngate wrote:..Surely what makes high level language code easier to read is the comments, as well as the formatting - indentations, and so on..
The fact that high level languages are closer to human language is what makes them easier to work with I've always thought.
by Markodius
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS; Pros and Cons
Replies: 145
Views: 28149

Re: RISC OS; Pros and Cons

..I expect processor cores to multiply by two every eighteen months from now on.. Sounds about right - they did it with RAM size and front side bus speed, CD rom units and hard drive capacities. Funny thing is if you run (even) Windows 3.1 on a 486 66mhz machine it seems really fecking fast compare...
by Markodius
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

Re: Windows 7 will randomly reboot and wont shut down

I heard windows was written by the PG tips monkeys after the animal rights group got them sacked from television. I don't think it's true though - the PG tips monkeys were really clever. Seriously M$ ever did produce the baked beans of operating systems. It took Microsoft DOS 4 megabytes to fail to ...
by Markodius
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Power Cables are a Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: USB Power Cables are a Problem

That is interesting.. I suppose if you want something done properly.. thanks for the info.
by Markodius
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB hard drive enclosure
Replies: 0
Views: 622

USB hard drive enclosure

Technorpro (IDE ATA) only achieves USB 1 speeds - nowhere near USB 2 transfer rates!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/EXTERNAL-DRIVE- ... 2_edpp_url

So if you've got on old PATA you want to press into service this is NOT the one!
by Markodius
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heads up re: Overclocking
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Heads up re: Overclocking

Hi, I've had my pi for about 4 months. When new it could run Quake3 at stock speeds. For the last month I've been overclocking to various levels upto 1.1 ghz and overvolting with 'force turbo' set to True (yes - it set the warranty bit). It will no longer run Quake3 at stock speed - I now have to do...
by Markodius
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Mortgage programming language; how should percentage appear?
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Mortgage programming language; how should percentage app

Hmm.. the most accurate and replete source of information concerning the crash I found here..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzJmTCYmo9g

For those with interest there is an advanced exploration..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z70BKwfSUA
by Markodius
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: HABEMUS PAPAM
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: HABEMUS PAPAM

I thought he spent most of his time communing with God. I've often wondered what they talk about. Where to hide dysfunctional clergy?

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