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by error404
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Server distros?
Replies: 18
Views: 4903

Re: Server distros?

stevepdp said:

Arch my friend

For a server? lololol.

There should be a Debian image floating around pretty quickly I imagine, and it's ideal for this purpose.
by error404
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?
Replies: 98
Views: 24595

Re: Why Pi when you can just run Linux?

<t>I think the real appeal here is not that Pi will replace existing computer labs, but that it makes 'One RaspberryPi Per Child' feasible. Even if you give every student a laptop as some schools do these days, they're still not going to feel comfortable fiddling around and actually learning anythin...
by error404
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?
Replies: 96
Views: 14686

Re: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?

Don't know about the rest, but BeagleBone is in stock at all the major distributors I normally use. Digi-Key has like 1500 of them.
by error404
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: IPv6 in the bcmrpi kernel patches (and Debian/Arch distros)
Replies: 32
Views: 6162

Re: IPv6 in the bcmrpi kernel patches (and Debian/Arch distros)

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well the concept I'm trying to describe is pretty much NAT-PT (though it has been depreciated) or NAPT-PT (which was also depreciated), I know the barriers surrounding the issue, but people tend to be a clever lot when it comes to things like this and there's no do...
by error404
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: IPv6 in the bcmrpi kernel patches (and Debian/Arch distros)
Replies: 32
Views: 6162

Re: IPv6 in the bcmrpi kernel patches (and Debian/Arch distros)

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well, I'd argue that it isn't critical - critical implies you cannot use the product without it, which is patently not the case (I don't have it enabled, I use the device without problems)<br/> <br/> <br/> Perhaps not, but it won't be too long before there will be s...
by error404
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: IPv6 in the bcmrpi kernel patches (and Debian/Arch distros)
Replies: 32
Views: 6162

Re: IPv6 in the bcmrpi kernel patches (and Debian/Arch distros)

At least compile the module. This is critical functionality IMO. The box is not so tiny that a couple 100KB of code is really going to make a difference, especially if it's not even loaded by default.
by error404
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Always on Low Power Router Computer
Replies: 4
Views: 1869

Re: Always on Low Power Router Computer

It's probably doable, but Pi is not really well suited to this job. Especially when you can get a machine that is, including a switch and wireless for about the same amount of money.
by error404
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5048

Re: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?

Well, given the thrust of the thread, there would be a £1 cheaper solution to choose that is at least as open as Raspberry Pi.
by error404
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How does the Pi compare to the Arduino?
Replies: 5
Views: 2142

Re: How does the Pi compare to the Arduino?

<t>Also power consumption will be an order of magnitude or more higher on the Pi, and I suspect that if the micro can be put to sleep much of the time, it will gain another order of magnitude.<br/> <br/> Right tool for the right job. The Pi is basically a computer (albeit with a bit more hacking-fri...
by error404
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5048

Re: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?

Well I"d be more likely to support a charity in a poverty-stricken country than one in the UK. In case it's not obvious, I'm not in the UK, so if I'm going to base my choices on supporting a developed-world charity, I'm going to care much more about one in Canada.
by error404
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight
Replies: 33
Views: 10993

Re: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight

<t>Oh of course it's feasible given an appropriate budget. But it's not very practical and has all kinds of limitations and difficulties. When there are alternatives that are simpler, cheaper and more effective, they're making a joke.<br/> <br/> My take it on it is that it's not really just a joke, ...
by error404
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Favorite ARM embedded microcontroller?
Replies: 8
Views: 2032

Re: Favorite ARM embedded microcontroller?

<t>The discovery boards are unbeatable value. But ST's peripheral library sucks. It's buggy, the documentation is very poor, the license is no good for open-source distribution, and the windows-y ness of it all is pretty irritating (though you can overcome that with some effort...). libopencm3 aims ...
by error404
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Wireless data aquisition
Replies: 11
Views: 3427

Re: Wireless data aquisition

<t>rew said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Getting analog readings is something an AVR or PIC can do just as well as the Raspberry pi.<br/> <br/> <br/> Actually, it's something an AVR or PIC can do much better, since the Raspberry Pi doesn't have an ADC.<br/> <br/> I will second the suggestion of using a cheap ...
by error404
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why so power hungry?
Replies: 22
Views: 6788

Re: Why so power hungry?

The simple answer is because it wasn't designed for it. The SoC is designed for media players. The Pi is designed to be a cheap PC, available power is a design assumption and cost is the priority.
by error404
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5048

Re: Raspberry pi open source software.. and proprietary hardware ?

<t>Jessie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> After the schematics are released every country with lax copyright laws will start churning them out.<br/> <br/> <br/> The schematics are going to be pretty simple, there's not much on the board. A competent engineer could design something similar in a day or two of...
by error404
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight
Replies: 33
Views: 10993

Re: Pirate bay wants to use Pi in flight

PiOfCube said:

Am I missing something here? LOL
The fact that this is obviously a joke?
by error404
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How accurate is your clock?
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: How accurate is your clock?

<t>Very neat (and easy to remember) website. I will definitely be using this, thanks.<br/> <br/> As far as accuracy, for a while I ran a GPS-based stratum-1 time server, but I took that apart to use the components for some other experiments and never put it back together... Now I just run a regular ...
by error404
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Fully isolated GPIO/I2C and RTC expansion board
Replies: 24
Views: 9945

Re: Fully isolated GPIO/I2C and RTC expansion board

<t>Well what I mean is that an isolated device actually provides an isolation barrier such that DC potentials won't cross it. In a practical sense, this doesn't do anything to protect from the things people are going to do that might break things - shorting outputs to Vcc and that sort of thing. The...
by error404
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Which browser do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 11384

Re: Which browser do you use?

<t>piglet said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Firefox, every release from Netscape 4 days!<br/> <br/> <br/> +1. Phoenix was a better name IMO… Running Nightly for the past few months.<br/> <br/> I'm a bit married to Firefox and its extensions. I can't live without Tree Style Tabs, among a few other things. I've...
by error404
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Fully isolated GPIO/I2C and RTC expansion board
Replies: 24
Views: 9945

Re: Fully isolated GPIO/I2C and RTC expansion board

<t>Let me just start by saying I don"t really see the point of the isolation if your GPIO chip is still beyond the isolation barrier. May as well just use a buffer, or just the GPIO chip without isolation. It"s cheaper, simpler, faster, and in practical terms for what 99.99% of people will be using ...
by error404
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PI-Net (Personal Information cloud Network)
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: PI-Net (Personal Information cloud Network)

Sounds like a fun project. Raspberry Souffle?
by error404
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cryptocat Aims for Easy-to-use Encrypted IM Chat
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

Re: Cryptocat Aims for Easy-to-use Encrypted IM Chat

Very nifty idea. I like it a lot.
by error404
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Internet Radio
Replies: 38
Views: 70480

Re: Internet Radio

Maybe, but MPD actually has good apps that already exist for pretty much every platform to control it over the network. Which seems to be your end goal.
by error404
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Internet Radio
Replies: 38
Views: 70480

Re: Internet Radio

<r>Ick. WMA. I think mpd can decode these streams, but you might need to do some poking around with a text editor to find out the stream URL, since it probably doesn't support the .asx playlist. Try searching around the MPD forums if you can't figure it out, but I think it should work.<br/> <br/> BB...
by error404
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Fully isolated GPIO/I2C and RTC expansion board
Replies: 24
Views: 9945

Re: Fully isolated GPIO/I2C and RTC expansion board

Well, the features you've aimed for seem like popular requests, and are sensible. Without schematics though there's not much to comment on. Perhaps add a regulator on the isolated side?

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