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by LemmeFatale
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?
Replies: 11
Views: 5073

Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

I'm trying to think of a good reason to even try it on X86 hardware. You can run 'real' flash on X86.... The reason to install it and test it out on X86 is precisely so that one is able to make a statement like: It is unbearable on X86, so it would be catastrophic on ARM. :lol: Actually, no (though...
by LemmeFatale
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?
Replies: 11
Views: 5073

Re: How to install Flash Player on Chromium?

I've personally found Gnash to be unbearable on fairly recent x86 hardware. I can't imagine it being ok on the Raspberry Pi...
by LemmeFatale
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No custom OS'es, custom linux distros etc?
Replies: 21
Views: 2864

Re: No custom OS'es, custom linux distros etc?

Is Puppy Linux suitable? Last I heard, Barry Kauler had just ordered a Pi with the intent of porting Puppy to its ARMV6 processor (28May2013). Barry is the owner/main dev of Puppy. Puppy was originally designed to run fast on slow hardware and I think is ideal for the Pi, but I do not think any dis...
by LemmeFatale
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: $1 billion to equip a single US school district with iPads
Replies: 57
Views: 8266

Re: $1 billion to equip a single US school district with iPa

At least teaching people Word, Excel, and Powerpoint equips them with somewhat of a skill (albeit an extremely limited one). Teaching them to open a web browser, play a game, take a picture, open an eBook, or use any other "app" on an iPad isn't providing them with any skill whatsoever, and they'd ...
by LemmeFatale
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No custom OS'es, custom linux distros etc?
Replies: 21
Views: 2864

Re: No custom OS'es, custom linux distros etc?

Is Puppy Linux suitable? It is still in development, as is TinyCoreLinux I mentioned, but Tiny seems more mature in development. Have you tried TinyCore yet ? Have you read http://elinux.org/RPi_Distributions ? I haven't tried TinyCore myself (I've never even heard of it, in fact - is it any good?)...
by LemmeFatale
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: $1 billion to equip a single US school district with iPads
Replies: 57
Views: 8266

Re: $1 billion to equip a single US school district with iPa

It's as if educators are at a loss as to what "learning technology" actually means. This reminds me of the many tales I've heard here in the UK, of people who were led to believe that getting a qualification in clicking menus in the Microsoft Office suite would enable them to make video games for a...
by LemmeFatale
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No custom OS'es, custom linux distros etc?
Replies: 21
Views: 2864

Re: No custom OS'es, custom linux distros etc?

Is Puppy Linux suitable?
by LemmeFatale
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestions for version 3
Replies: 195
Views: 32295

Re: Suggestions for version 3

I've never had a single corruption myself, and that's in spite of my own Raspberry Pi being part of a Lapdock setup and me sometimes accidentally causing it to lose power! (By jostling the Micro HDMI or Micro USB connectors.) The first thing I would look at is the brand of the cards (some cards, inc...
by LemmeFatale
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problem at login in Raspbian
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Re: Problem at login in Raspbian

This is a normal Linux/Unix thing - your input is being received, but it doesn't display anything on the screen (so nobody can see how many characters long the password is, etc.). Just type what needs to be typed, and hit Enter after that. :)
by LemmeFatale
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi gets a mention on AmigaONE blog
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Raspberry Pi gets a mention on AmigaONE blog

dom wrote:Of course the Pi can play 1080p video.
Oh, I know it can. :) I just found it interesting that it was mentioned as a point, but without any pointers as to what the issue was - but I assume that was in the interests of keeping it brief.
by LemmeFatale
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi gets a mention on AmigaONE blog
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Raspberry Pi gets a mention on AmigaONE blog

On the regular blog by the founder of the company that manufactures the AmigaONE X1000 computers, sometimes other hardware (and sometimes Linux-related things, since the AmigaONE can run Linux) gets a mention. I saw today that the latest entry contains a piece about the Raspberry Pi . It's the third...
by LemmeFatale
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestions for version 3
Replies: 195
Views: 32295

Re: Suggestions for version 3

For any one wanting a better Pi than the Pi there are already a ton of other boards to choose from. Just get one and sign up for those guys forum. I sometimes wonder if the issue of the alternative boards is a matter of awareness or not... That is to say, it sometimes seems that some folks specific...
by LemmeFatale
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Now TV Box
Replies: 11
Views: 42090

Re: Now TV Box

Has anyone else heard about these little boxes of joy? I hadn't, I must admit! But what it does have is a developer mode to let you install source-based applications. Applications such as the Plex client for Roku :D (before you ask, yes there is a Netflix plugin for Plex, but I - and many others - ...
by LemmeFatale
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Changing to RISCOS
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Changing to RISCOS

Burngate's excellent RISC OS document, "A Stroll Around RISC OS", which can be found here, is well worth a read, if you are still even remotely interested. It gives a good run-down on the (often vast) differences between it and other OSes.
by LemmeFatale
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Awesome Lemmings statues put up in Dundee
Replies: 13
Views: 2952

Re: Awesome Lemmings statues put up in Dundee

Do they come with parachutes as standard? :lol: No, but they do approve of the Raspberry Pi; http://i.imgur.com/Crkq6TE.jpg ;) EDIT: after reading this thread yesterday I also discovered & downloaded Lix and had a quick play last night (on Windows). Big Fun, but it just wasn't Lemmings. Just like a...
by LemmeFatale
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Awesome Lemmings statues put up in Dundee
Replies: 13
Views: 2952

Re: Awesome Lemmings statues put up in Dundee

The Power of google Haha, yeah. I'm pretty sure they're the top result for "Lemmings plush" now. :lol: Mike Dailly retweeted my tweet about the original story Sweet! EDIT: You know, I really should try to see if I can compile Lix (a Lemmings tribute-game with multi-player and plenty of levels avail...
by LemmeFatale
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Awesome Lemmings statues put up in Dundee
Replies: 13
Views: 2952

Re: Awesome Lemmings statues put up in Dundee

http://www.lemmingsforums.com/index.php?topic=694.0 Funny thing is, those are mine (though I suppose that's obvious from my avatar both there and here being from the same comic book!). :) What a trip to see that you found them! (One of the ones on page two of that thread is named Arthur, after the ...
by LemmeFatale
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need a case and HDMI cable
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: Need a case and HDMI cable

Cable-wise, would Pimoroni's fine "Noodles" be suitable? They're flat HDMI (and Micro USB) cables. My experience with these sorts of things from elsewhere is that they're lighter and a bit more flexible than regular cables EDIT: Bah, I just looked, and they're a bit longer than you're looking for. S...
by LemmeFatale
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Awesome Lemmings statues put up in Dundee
Replies: 13
Views: 2952

Awesome Lemmings statues put up in Dundee

A group of statues commemorating the classic computer game, Lemmings, have been put up in Dundee , opposite the building where the original game was made. I do think that it's nice to see something like this, since it's one of the few public displays I can think of that recognise achievements from ...
by LemmeFatale
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: How do I upgrade an RPi RISC OS installation?
Replies: 16
Views: 6080

Re: How do I upgrade an RPi RISC OS installation?

Oh man, thanks so much! It seems to be very clear, even to a relative RISC OS newbie (and I must say, I never would have guessed that English isn't your native language - and especially not from reading those directions :P). Now if only my micro-USB power cable on my Lapdock setup hadn't chosen now ...
by LemmeFatale
Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why so primitive?
Replies: 113
Views: 15819

Re: Why so primitive?

@ LemmeFatale: Very interesting post. Lots of information there - most of which I am in complete agreement with. Thanks for taking the time to post. I will probably respond to various bits of it at some future time. You're very welcome. And, thanks very much - it was, in an odd sort of way, kind of...
by LemmeFatale
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why so primitive?
Replies: 113
Views: 15819

Re: Why so primitive?

Microsoft Windows has never been compatible with how I work, though. I've never been able to class it as lazy, to be honest, because I always found it to be extremely difficult-to-use and irritatingly obfuscated (just one example of this is in its unhelpful error messages that seem to be designed t...
by LemmeFatale
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Making an OS
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: Making an OS

You're in luck! There's a series of articles that has begun in issue 15 of The MagPi, covering exactly this. I would imagine that that would be the best starting point. :D
by LemmeFatale
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why so primitive?
Replies: 113
Views: 15819

Re: Why so primitive?

Every "window" in Windows has that look and feel that you set for the whole of windows. You do not ever have to resort to a terminal window to accomplish a task. Lets face it, we're lazy and windows is the lazy way to get things done! I must admit that my experience is the exact opposite. I've alwa...
by LemmeFatale
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: How do I upgrade an RPi RISC OS installation?
Replies: 16
Views: 6080

Re: How do I upgrade an RPi RISC OS installation?

^ *Brilliant* resource! Thanks very much - that really is a great help. I've learned some more, now. :D

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