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by obarthelemy
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Perhaps an IRC Channel
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Perhaps an IRC Channel

do.. not.. go.. there... You'll spend your days chatting about the pi !
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Anyone in New England?
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

Re: Anyone in New England?

I don't know, but there is already quite a bit of stuff of this forum, mostly revolving around the gertboard.
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Review
Replies: 18
Views: 4423

Re: Raspberry Pi Review

I'm not sure how useful it is for a review of something from the publications own perspective unless they put some context on it. That is, if you are an end user gadget fanbois mag, why bother reviewing something not designed for your audience as if it were. Engadget have told their readers that it...
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Review
Replies: 18
Views: 4423

Re: Raspberry Pi Review

I actually quite liked that review. It's done from the perspective of the end user, and correctly highlights the Pi's limitations for that market. Engadget is an end-user site, so that is coherent.
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any way to hook up a processor?
Replies: 12
Views: 3396

Re: Any way to hook up a processor?

Yes there is. Buy a motherboard for the Ivy Bridge, then a PSU, some RAM and something to boot from. The 2 can now communicate via USB ^^
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Which distro ?
Replies: 25
Views: 6295

Re: Which distro ?

Yep. And Grub does not apply to the ARM platform.
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No RPi inside RPi box..
Replies: 37
Views: 9988

Re: No RPi inside RPi box..

Thieves happen. When I was eagerly awaiting my Galaxy Note, I saw it do Germany - France - Near Paris... - Germany. "package damaged". After inquiring, it was "package emptied" ^^ I'm just glad they spotted it, not me. A while back there was a good one in France. Someone had ordered a spy camera, wh...
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: you are all fools
Replies: 7
Views: 2944

Re: you are all fools

You mean you pissed off your GF about a dumb box and *we* are the fools ?
by obarthelemy
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Secred hopes...
Replies: 18
Views: 2073

Re: Secred hopes...

Getting enough to RS/Farnell wouldn't even require Broadcom to break a sweat. The Pi's sales fit in the thickness of the line of Broadcom's sales charts ;)
by obarthelemy
Thu May 31, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market
Replies: 102
Views: 14736

Re: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market

I intend no insult to the unwashed masses, I'm one of them. Frankly, there's only so much that can be done for us, at some point it makes more sense to just give up, which is what I've done about all my previous trys with Linux, except the last one where UKScone spent hours debugging and compiling s...
by obarthelemy
Thu May 31, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market
Replies: 102
Views: 14736

Re: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market

Actually, the charity is not a business, by definition. And the bills to pay are pretty much only the BOM+manufacturing/distribution costs, plus a bit of PR costs for travel I guess. They were supposed to hire someone full-time, I'm not sure if they have done it yet. I'm not sure at all what's happe...
by obarthelemy
Thu May 31, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?
Replies: 19
Views: 29722

Re: Opening SSH port on router - security issue?

First, the risk is lowish to start with, because there are very few Linux on ARM computers out there, and many vulernabilites are platform-specific. There are certainly Linux/ARM vulns, but hackers probably aren't bothering to try and exploit those. This said, I would: - not use a standard port - us...
by obarthelemy
Thu May 31, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market
Replies: 102
Views: 14736

Re: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market

I think the VIA thingy, and the other gumstick ones, will actually help the Pi, by letting the "but I want Android/Windows" and the "what do I do at the C:\ prompt" (I know... wrong prompt) "you suck" crowd have a similarly-priced alternative much closer to their desires, expectations, and skillset....
by obarthelemy
Wed May 30, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45010

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

"UNIX based laundry management systems (written in BASIC)". How un-glamorous can IT get ? ;)
You think IT'ing laundry could get the kids too get to it ?
by obarthelemy
Wed May 30, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: need help.. a lot of help!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1896

Re: need help.. a lot of help!!

Indeed, I'm fairly sure this isn't doable because of the communication delay (lag, latency). Trying over Skype will you a good idea of the feasibility .
by obarthelemy
Tue May 29, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 45010

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

I'm a strong advocate of putting "what this not" clarifications clauses in FAQs (and sales proposals ^^). The Pi is NOT: 1- a Windows PC. No flavour of Windows (95, 98, XP, 7, 8, RT, CE...) runs, nor will ever run, on the Pi. 2- comparable in performance to current x86 computers. Even though the Pi'...
by obarthelemy
Tue May 29, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No need for the QtOnPi community?
Replies: 63
Views: 13300

Re: No need for the QtOnPi community?

hzrnbgy wrote:Still no official word from the foundation?
as I already said a few posts back, Liz is away this week, and will certainly take care of things upon coming back. Should I lock this thread until then ? I'm trying to remain courteous and not speak my mind, but I won't be able to hold out forever.
by obarthelemy
Mon May 28, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: At the Prompt, Now What?
Replies: 21
Views: 4367

Re: At the Prompt, Now What?

Actually, I think this type of thread is a semi-useful reality check. Hackers tend to have tunnel vision, and see what they achieved, not the hoops they had to jump through to get there, and how hard it will be for non-tech users to duplicate their results, especially if there is any kind of inciden...
by obarthelemy
Mon May 28, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download
Replies: 449
Views: 142495

Re: SqueezePlug for Raspberry Pi ready for download

This looks greats. I'll probably add a Torrent client to it. I assume ssh is in there somewhere ^^
by obarthelemy
Mon May 28, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market
Replies: 102
Views: 14736

Re: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market

@ hzrnbgy: the way I understand, it's about where your boot code is. This matters because, in the course of installing another OS or just tweaking the basic one, you will/may want to alter the boot code, and you might also put that vital code into a non-working state, thus bricking your device. If t...
by obarthelemy
Mon May 28, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market
Replies: 102
Views: 14736

Re: VIA's entry into the low cost computer market

Availability is July, which really doesn't prevent us from thinking about the product (2 months seems a fairly short time, I've been drooling about a Pi for 6 months now ^^). They've added a lot of FAQs to their site. Unlocked boot and apparently easy BIOS restore, but only 720p indeed.
by obarthelemy
Mon May 28, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Media Server/DLNA to iPad
Replies: 7
Views: 8245

Re: Media Server/DLNA to iPad

I have a not-much-more powerful ARM netbook streaming to my computers via dlna. I don't know if xbmc can act as a dlna server, I'm using minidlna. One thing the Pi won't be able to do is transcode on the fly, so your movies must be in an iDevice-compatible format to start with. And you must find a d...
by obarthelemy
Mon May 28, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: At the Prompt, Now What?
Replies: 21
Views: 4367

Re: At the Prompt, Now What?

Given that Linux is the Pi's OS, you do have to learn a bit of Linux to use it.

You might want to try typing startx
by obarthelemy
Mon May 28, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No need for the QtOnPi community?
Replies: 63
Views: 13300

Re: No need for the QtOnPi community?

OTOH, don't forget most of us are in the same boat as you, and we'll have to pay for our boards, too.

Free stuff is nice, even if it's a bit late.

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