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by S0litaire
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official image and QEMU?
Replies: 106
Views: 54125

Re: Official image and QEMU?

<t>any hints on why it's failing on my machine:<br/> <br/> <br/> [email protected]:~/Torrents/debian6-17-02-2012$ qemu-system-arm -M versatilepb -cpu arm11mpcore -m 256 -hda debian6-17-02-2012.img -kernel zImage_3.1.9 -append "root=/dev/sda2"<br/> oss: Could not initialize DAC<br/> oss: Failed to open `/d...
by S0litaire
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viruses on the RasPi
Replies: 46
Views: 16538

Re: Viruses on the RasPi

<t>To be honest there's probably more chance of catching a human virus from an R-Pi  than it being infected by a Computer virus. (If you're careful that is!) ^_~<br/> <br/> side-note:<br/> <br/> Just watched the episode of the Simpsons, at the weekend, where Bart catches Asian-Flu from his Krusty Ha...
by S0litaire
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dryrun on shop
Replies: 21
Views: 5295

Re: Dryrun on shop

<t>cakeman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Will the final sale work the same way?<br/> As I see it, without registering an account one is limited to some kind of offline variant (bill)?<br/> <br/> I didn't want to go to the next step with fake data, but I guess it gives more options to pay then? Or is regis...
by S0litaire
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Netflix Ready?
Replies: 29
Views: 25079

Re: Netflix Ready?

<t>Note the following is for information only and in a gray area when it comes to by-passing region controlled DRM <br/> <br/> But seeing as you are actually paying for the service .... ^_~<br/> <br/> <br/> Closest thing to "NetFlix" that I know works under Linux requires getting a US "Amazon Prime"...
by S0litaire
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Udacity
Replies: 14
Views: 4043

Re: Udacity

<t>Biggest problem is if the qualifications gained for doing these courses will be recognized by any (UK or other country's) establishment as valid accreditation.<br/> <br/> You never know it may end up tagged with the same reputation as those "P.O.Box" Universities people use to scam their way into...
by S0litaire
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Backtrack as a OS?
Replies: 4
Views: 2318

Re: Backtrack as a OS?

BackTrack does have an ARM version but it's not compilable with the ARM in the R-Pi

http://www.backtrack-linux.org.....hp?t=47371
by S0litaire
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Router with integrated Raspberry Pi.
Replies: 45
Views: 12255

Re: Router with integrated Raspberry Pi.

<t>Here's an idea. total long shot and don't know if it's possible!!!!<br/> <br/> but....<br/> <br/> Have you thought about using a "mini pci-express" form factor?<br/> <br/> The cheep "netbooks" (like most of the Asus and mini Dells) use a SSD with a mini-PCI-e connector.<br/> <br/> The actual inte...
by S0litaire
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Final Frontier
Replies: 18
Views: 15622

Re: The Final Frontier

make sure you stick a foam rubber "Raspberry-Pi" logo in view of the camera.
Something like this:

lol
by S0litaire
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Solar Power
Replies: 54
Views: 15546

Re: Solar Power

This looks like what you were talking about:

http://hacknmod.com/video/how-.....charger-2/

Using 4 panels from garden lights to charge a phone.
by S0litaire
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cheap remote that acts like a usb keyboard and mouse
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

Re: cheap remote that acts like a usb keyboard and mouse

<r>this is not cheap, (but about the same price as a R-Pi after tax and postage)<br/> <br/> but a console style controller with trackpad and full mini qwerty keyboard.<br/> <br/> Handsize Wireless Mini Keyboard with Touchpad and Multimedia Key:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0052XN...
by S0litaire
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Boards plugging into GPIO should be Male or female?
Replies: 14
Views: 3146

Re: Boards plugging into GPIO should be Male or female?

Would it be crazy to suggest that you have male pins on the top and female connectors on the bottom at the same time?

Or would that just be a no-no? ^_^
by S0litaire
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Server
Replies: 28
Views: 6413

Re: Server

<t>You should take a look at BackTrack it's a security "penetration testing" Distro..<br/> <br/> Their is an ARM version of the OS in KDE or Gnome flavours (go for BackTrack 5 NOT "BackTrack5 R1" for ARM version)<br/> <br/> http://www.backtrack-linux.org.....downloads/<br/> <br/> I've played about w...
by S0litaire
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 14711

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

Joules said:


Edited due to total cock up of my post and unable to delete..... Doh



lo!!! ^_^
by S0litaire
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 14711

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

you should also take a look at:

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/

Find your local MP and MEP (and MSP of applicable)

Find out their voting record and what committees they are on and contact them.
by S0litaire
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Battery power
Replies: 68
Views: 23363

Re: Battery power

<t>Done a bit more digging about the New Trent iCruiser IMP1000 battery.<br/> <br/> it DOES output at 5v (It's just the internal battery is 3.7v)<br/> <br/> Running as a headless file server it could power it for between 1.5 - 2 days in a full charge. (assuming it pulls on average 300mAh or unless m...
by S0litaire
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Battery power
Replies: 68
Views: 23363

Re: Battery power

<r>I was looking at something like this :<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Tr.....f_dp_p_t_1">http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Tr.....f_dp_p_t_1</URL><br/> <br/> Only issue (apart from it's as big as a brick!*) is that it only puts out 3.7v as far as I can tell.<br/> <br/> *ok might not b...

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