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by Jongoleur
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Intel has put the game Afoot.
Replies: 15
Views: 3909

Re: Intel has put the game Afoot.

<t>Solar powered CPUs?<br/> <br/> Not much of a runner in the UK then! And bang goes all of those wonderful case designs....<br/> <br/> Ok, I know it was just a conceptual exercise, and only the CPU was running off the solar cell, but given the Model A Pi draws about 1 watt, surely its not impossibl...
by Jongoleur
Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 500 Members!
Replies: 69
Views: 9251

Re: 500 Members!

1506 members by September 10, 2011, 19:35 !

Ok, chaps/chapesses, form an orderly queue......
by Jongoleur
Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Physical design
Replies: 120
Views: 17957

Re: Physical design

Model B "Developer version" sounds more like the ZX81 build-it-yourself kit to me........
by Jongoleur
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The "MYSTICAL" world of Computers!
Replies: 20
Views: 4884

Re: The "MYSTICAL" world of Computers!

<r>lob0426: "Try to find the color code for an AT (5 pin DIN) keyboard connector. You won't. Can you post the answer you find please?"<br/> <br/> I see what you mean about there not being any info about wiring colours out there, but that may just be because different keyboard manufacturers used what...
by Jongoleur
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Some merchandising questions for you guys...
Replies: 32
Views: 6514

Re: Some merchandising questions for you guys...

<r>Clothes sizing is a minefield - I'm sure there are standard centimetric size ranges for S to 5XL but I've found wide variations in the range for any individual size depending on the manufacturer. Its embarassing when you've picked up a number of garments in your "size" only to have to return some...
by Jongoleur
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 222289

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<t>Having read through the "ex-ICT teacher" blog, I'm not surprised that computer science is a non-subject in the curriculum. When I trained to be an ICT teacher in the mid-90s, most of the other trainee teachers came from a non-programming background ( think I was the only one who had industrial ex...
by Jongoleur
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 417934

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

One* of mine will have a simple case made out of two pieces of varnished marine ply, held apart by polished and lacquered brass gallery strip and secured with brass screws.

"Thats a COMPUTER???".

* I mean, who's only buying one R-Pi? :-)
by Jongoleur
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 417934

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<t>Liz: It doesn't have to be a ~very~ big piece of Cadburys Flake, just a couple of - err - flakes.... Then you can eat the rest! However, getting back to the cases themselves, it would be cool to have a gallery of "Pi cases" once you launch, to enable the proud new owners to show off their constru...
by Jongoleur
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Over a million hits!
Replies: 9
Views: 2510

Re: Over a million hits!

<r>Quote from ukscone on September 2, 2011, 06:14<br/> although i'd be quite happy to accept either in dollars, pounds, twiglets..... <E>:D</E><br/> <br/> Definitely not twiglets - looks like a burnt stick, tastes like a burnt stick. If it were jars of Marmite, then you'd be talking!<br/> <br/> <E>:...
by Jongoleur
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: OT: HP Touchpad discounted in the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1844

Re: OT: HP Touchpad discounted in the UK

<t>I saw ukscones post on the morning of the 23rd, and by that time they'd all gone. A pity as they're better constructed and specced than the similarly priced cheapo Android 2.1/2.2 pads that are currently available.<br/> <br/> As for eBay, if its possible to get Android (esp 3.0) onto the Touchpad...
by Jongoleur
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Im posting this from a Raspberry Pi!
Replies: 26
Views: 6463

Re: Im posting this from a Raspberry Pi!

Showoff!!!!

(wantonenow..... *grin* )
by Jongoleur
Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 71343

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t>@ ukscone:<br/> <br/> Haslet?<br/> <br/> The stuff is still available (I saw it in my local Morrisons the other day), its a cheap pork luncheon meat. Wikipedia says "Haslet, also spelt 'Acelet', is a pork meatloaf with herbs originally from Lincolnshire, England. The name is derived from the Old ...
by Jongoleur
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Early Adopters?
Replies: 43
Views: 7541

Re: Early Adopters?

@ukscone:

You realise that all your preferred serial no's are valid Octal?

:-)

Hobnobs, eh? No problemo, I prefer gingernuts.....
by Jongoleur
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Early Adopters?
Replies: 43
Views: 7541

Re: Early Adopters?

@ukscone: 666?

I'll have 668 - Neighbour of the beast!!!

:-)

Liz - how are we going to have to pay for our slices of Pi?
by Jongoleur
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PC in a mouse
Replies: 32
Views: 9326

Re: PC in a mouse

<r>When I saw the original prototype (USB stick sized) Pi, I immediately thought of embedding it in a keyboard - the creditcard sized format makes it a more difficult proposition, although I do have a couple of USB keyboards that seem to have room in them - I'll be opening one up sometime soon to se...
by Jongoleur
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3653
Views: 192597

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hi there!

I've fiddled with "small" computers since the ZX81 and currently do undemanding software development work involving horrid databases in a number of disgusting languages. (don't ask!) :-)

I lke things that make life fun.
by Jongoleur
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you could order now..
Replies: 151
Views: 30530

Re: If you could order now..

<t>At present I'm toying with the idea of two Model Bs. I'm going for Bs as they'll have Ethernet on board, which means less fiddling about.<br/> <br/> One will be built into a keyboard of some sort to give that "retro" feeling that I got when using my trusty old Commodore 64. The fate of the other ...

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