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by pauldow
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will there be a heads up about the launch?
Replies: 60
Views: 19667

Re: Will there be a heads up about the launch?

<t><br/> lazybum said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Is there any official word on why no pre-order?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> The people running this operation seem to be quite ethical.<br/> <br/> If I was running things, I'd do just what they're doing, up to this point. Then when the frenzy is large enough, anno...
by pauldow
Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 191387

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Jongoleur said:

WTF is the sum of 6+1?
I'm too effin OLD to be doing sums.  At 22:43 of a Saturday evening!!!!!


Hey it beats using one of those slanty stretched ReCaptcha codes. Ya gotta use acid for those to start looking legible.
by pauldow
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many do you invision purchasing?
Replies: 50
Views: 13522

Re: How many do you invision purchasing?

As astronomer Carl Sagan used to say "Billions and billions."

Well, not quite that many, but I do hope to eventually ramp up to needing an amount that requires a comma (decimal mark for Europeans) in the number.
by pauldow
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 191387

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>Getting the "You are banned" message when going to these forums.<br/> <br/> At first I thought "Hmmm, what did I do?"<br/> <br/> Then I thought "Finally, I'm separating from that 'Mr. Nice guy' image I have."<br/> <br/> Then I thought "Oh, oh. Now I can't find out what's going on."<br/> <br/> The...
by pauldow
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 47581

Re: Greatest game of all time

I'm going to carbon date myself, and go with Collosal Cave Adventure.

The graphics were in your imagination.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C....._Adventure
by pauldow
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email to "store@raspberrypi.org" is bouncing...
Replies: 8
Views: 2040

Re: Email to "store@raspberrypi.org" is bouncing...

I'm not an insider, so this isn't a definitive answer, but the store side of the operation is on the .com domain, while the information stuff is on the .org side. Sounds like a shop address would be .com.
by pauldow
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Its the red tape thats the problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2203

Re: Its the red tape thats the problem

<t>The US educational is also tied up with regulations. There's the "No Child Left Behind" program where the entire system is now set up to only teach the kids to pass the standardized tests. The teacher unions don't want to change anything except lobbying for smaller class sizes which would require...
by pauldow
Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 191387

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

I think I need another English to English translation. How does a "pickle bag" describe someone's personality?

I tried searching on Google, and even on the British version, Goougle, but didn't find anything except actual paper bags to hold pickles.
by pauldow
Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using the board for commercial projects.
Replies: 24
Views: 6560

Re: Using the board for commercial projects.

<t>I'm hoping to also use the R Pi in a commercial project.<br/> <br/> Once things got going, I was planning on getting extras and starting a local (could be youth, or anyone) computer group to work with them.<br/> <br/> Working within the the local school system would require dealing with too much ...
by pauldow
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test
Replies: 18
Views: 4632

Re: Test

<t>liz said<br/> <br/> <br/> ... have a look through some old posts and see if the guests thing is still happening for you, and let me know here?<br/> <br/> <br/> The old posts have the correct author assigned now.<br/> <br/> I hope you'll be able to have Christmas off. I presume at this time of nig...
by pauldow
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test
Replies: 18
Views: 4632

Re: Test

I don't know what type of "berry" I am now, though.

Other than the Guest old posts, it looks good to me, especially considering what I'm paying to use it.
by pauldow
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There are some VERY INTERESTING pics on the front page right now...
Replies: 34
Views: 8577

Re: There are some VERY INTERESTING pics on the front page right now...

I noticed that when I go to the main page before logging in here, it shows only two comments are there. After logging in, there are 43. That must be why the posting password isn\'t accepted. It\'s showing an old password.
Must not be much of a secret though, since I was allowed to know it.
by pauldow
Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Release Day Pool (just for fun)
Replies: 122
Views: 19950

Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

I'm going with December 10 at 14:31:49 UTC. That's the peak time for the next lunar eclipse.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.....ar_eclipse
by pauldow
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving to all American forum members
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

Re: Happy Thanksgiving to all American forum members

We changed our minds. We'll accept the three pence tax on tea instead of the thousands of pages of tax regulations we're stuck with now.
by pauldow
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ultimate Pi Peripherals
Replies: 21
Views: 5905

Re: Ultimate Pi Peripherals

<r>Blue LEDs on a Raspberry device? I wouldn\'t think so, unless you\'re thinking of that raspberry flavoring that comes on sno cones.<br/> It needs magenta colored LEDs.<br/> <URL url="http://www.ledkid.com/?page=cart&pid=SC-FM"><s>[url]</s>http://www.ledkid.com/?page=cart&pid=SC-FM<e>[/url...
by pauldow
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A question about RAM (Ill not ask you to add more ram)
Replies: 27
Views: 6085

Re: A question about RAM (Ill not ask you to add more ram)

<t>I had an iBook with that faulty graphic processor soldering during manufacture. It didn't show symptoms until after Apple ended the recall. (Haven't bought another Apple product since then.) Since I had nothing to lose, I tried heating the chip to re-melt the BGA. It didn't work, so I tried again...
by pauldow
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: External USB disk drive as storage
Replies: 31
Views: 8136

Re: External USB disk drive as storage

<r>I know this is a bit of a shift in the topic, but if you\'re considering buying a disk drive, you may not want to wait. The typhoon and flooding in Thailand is causing disruption in disk manufacturing.<br/> <URL url="http://m.crn.com/0/show/1ebf5261ee872f1682ce7a545e77ee86&t=fa36d76fd8a4832aa...
by pauldow
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Microtouch - Possible alternative for portable projects
Replies: 5
Views: 2483

Re: Microtouch - Possible alternative for portable projects

I wonder if it could be interfaced to the RPi for a secondary display, or to use the accelerometer?
I like the screen capture photos of the various functions, especially the demonstration of the "off" button.
by pauldow
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the device be sort of "fairtrade"?
Replies: 25
Views: 4138

Re: Will the device be sort of "fairtrade"?

<r>[quote][The Pi is mainly a bunch of robot-produced chips and robot-produced connectors, robot-mounted on a board..... I\'m sure there\'s a bit a cringe-worthy nastiness in the process somewhere,....[/quote]<br/> Sure. No one thinks of the mistreatment of the robots, and then something like this <...
by pauldow
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "RASPBERRY PI (and programming in Linux) FOR DUMMIES"
Replies: 39
Views: 9666

Re: "RASPBERRY PI (and programming in Linux) FOR DUMMIES"

<t>The book should also include a recipe for raspberry pie.<br/> 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie<br/> 4 cups (500g) raspberries<br/> 1 cup (200g) white sugar<br/> 2 1/2 (20g) tablespoons tapioca<br/> 1 (15 ml) tablespoon lemon juice<br/> 1/4 teaspoon (0.6 g) ground cinnamon<br/> 1/8 te...
by pauldow
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Conferences and other public appearances
Replies: 39
Views: 10604

Re: Conferences and other public appearances

<r>Hi,<br/> It was very nice meeting Eben and Liz Saturday. I stopped by the table a couple times during the day, and the talks in the Make:Live area behind them was about 1/3 to 1/2 full. When Eben spoke, it was standing room only.<br/> It's nice to see that you're not wasting money on flashy displ...
by pauldow
Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I get one now????
Replies: 10
Views: 2761

Re: How do I get one now????

I thought of Veruca from Willie Wonka
http://www.moviewavs.com/00295.....yiwant.mp3
by pauldow
Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Merchandise ideas
Replies: 116
Views: 25969

Re: Merchandise ideas

I know underwear has been ruled out earlier, but everyone has T-shirts. No one has (What's the UK term for American short pants?) I'm suggesting outerwear, but for below the waist.
That picture at the top of the page has me craving raspberries too. I'm going to go pick some tomorrow.

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