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by piglet
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: How to electrocute yourself
Replies: 8
Views: 3596

Re: How to electrocute yourself

Yikes!

It's one thing making an errata note and changing the electronic version. I shudder to think how many hard copies of that have gone out....

Hard-copy warning by courier?
by piglet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [light humour]I want my Pi to make Bacon Butties
Replies: 11
Views: 1434

Re: [light humour]I want my Pi to make Bacon Butties

I was getting a little lightening symbol in the top of the screen when I connected 5V to the pi using a wet piece of string, so now I've connected the Pi to mains voltage and it's getting rather hot. Nothing's showing on the screen when I look through the blue smoke - but at least the lightening sym...
by piglet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [light humour]I want my Pi to make Bacon Butties
Replies: 11
Views: 1434

Re: [light humour]I want my Pi to make Bacon Butties

:shock: Bacon? That's murdered Piglets....

A Pi should be fruit only.
by piglet
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum "Remember me" not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: Forum "Remember me" not working

for me it's Firefox on Windows and Linux.
by piglet
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Failing USB hard drive
Replies: 55
Views: 5459

Re: Failing USB hard drive

I've read all this....and tonight I'm going to make a backup of the data on my pi-attached-usb hard drive. It's been on the "I've been meaning to get around to it" for far too long...
by piglet
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum "Remember me" not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: Forum "Remember me" not working

I was just forced to log in again. I'd prefer the "remember me" to remember me until I clear cookies.
by piglet
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: This forum is insane
Replies: 41
Views: 6837

Re: This forum is insane

My comment on the title was because members of my family have spent many years helping people with severe mental illness, and it's simply not helpful or appropriate to misuse the word. I'm no "snowflake", but object to misuse of some words. People will always do it: in the 70's & 80's calling someon...
by piglet
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: This forum is insane
Replies: 41
Views: 6837

Re: This forum is insane

It would be nice if the topic title could be changed to read "These forums are quite busy".

The misuse of "insane" isn't really any more acceptable than the misuse of "gay".
by piglet
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum "Remember me" not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: Forum "Remember me" not working

I never clear cookies. The force-login isn't that often.

I currently have 11 cookies from raspberrypi.org with a range of expiry dates on them from today and tomorrow all the way up to 2020.
by piglet
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forum "Remember me" not working
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: Forum "Remember me" not working

Even when it works, it periodically gets me to log in again.

Please make non-time-limited cookies
by piglet
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: very absurd problem with if
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: very absurd problem with if

Try print ">"+usb+"<" to see if there's anything else in there. I've been stung with leading or trailing spaces in the past...

edit: is usb a number or a string? You're comparing it to "2" which is a string...
by piglet
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tried steps for setting Pi 3 to boot up from USB HD, not working though
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Tried steps for setting Pi 3 to boot up from USB HD, not working though

Hi, I had similar problems when trying to do this with a WD PiDrive - see here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=194802 In the end I never managed to get a reliable boot (maybe 1 in 10 worked), and resorted to leaving a card in the pi pointing to the mountpoints on the drive. ...
by piglet
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can you have a wired network connection to the Pi Zero
Replies: 7
Views: 9263

Re: Can you have a wired network connection to the Pi Zero

Simply: by usb hub containing a usb to network port Less Simply: by usb hub + a usb to network adapter They look at bit like this one. I don't know whether this one has a pi compatible chipset - so please just use it for information about the sort of thing you can get. https://www.aliexpress.com/ite...
by piglet
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?
Replies: 15
Views: 1662

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

I can't answer your question, as although I've used raspberry pi boards in cases for years I've never seen a need for a fan.

So, to answer a question with a question: do you need a fan?
by piglet
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless firmware testers wanted
Replies: 81
Views: 16452

Re: Wireless firmware testers wanted

amelliorate != fix

amelliorate = make better for some value of "better" between "a bit" and "fixed"
by piglet
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspberry pi - down from £353 to a staggering £33 + £10 shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Re: Raspberry pi - down from £353 to a staggering £33 + £10 shipping

Yeah, but this is Wish.com - selling hundreds of boards with apparently fraudulent price reductions.
by piglet
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Most advisable lightweight Web server
Replies: 8
Views: 5044

Re: Most advisable lightweight Web server

I've found getting CGI programs to run with lightty is a pain. I've got a mix of Apache2, Lighttpd and NGinx across my 14 raspberries. Hmm - I didn't have any problems setting up for Perl. I did want to run the scripts along a http://domain/name path rather than http://domain/cgi-bin/name path and ...
by piglet
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Raspberry pi - down from £353 to a staggering £33 + £10 shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Raspberry pi - down from £353 to a staggering £33 + £10 shipping

90% off. What a saving. Can you believe how good it is?

https://www.wish.com/c/5989856f8f545e419e198d5d

Also available down 88% here : https://www.wish.com/c/59670b14f151a16d8b317ba8

(Spot the sarcasm)
by piglet
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero W No WiFi Possible Board Revision Issue [solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 1267

Re: Pi Zero W No WiFi Possible Board Revision Issue

RaTTuS wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:11 am
means it thinks it is a pi1 there is a way of reprogramming it but I dont know how OTTOMH
I didn't know what OTTOMH meant, off the top of my head.
by piglet
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Reverse Engineer V-fit Tornado Air Rower
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Reverse Engineer V-fit Tornado Air Rower

The chip is under the chocolate button. I don't think knowing more about it would help you.
by piglet
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi3 to convert Wifi to ethernet
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

Re: Pi3 to convert Wifi to ethernet

It may be cheaper and simpler in the long run to look for a dedicated solution. I've successfully used something like this where I had ethernet and no wifi on a device: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=VONETS+VAP11G
by piglet
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Most advisable lightweight Web server
Replies: 8
Views: 5044

Re: Most advisable lightweight Web server

I use lighttpd. As the name suggests, it's pretty lightweight and works well on my pi.

Just google: "lighttpd php on raspberry pi"
by piglet
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero w in quantities of 10...50
Replies: 72
Views: 18472

Re: pi zero w in quantities of 10...50

Yup. We can't know whether the pin-populated Zeros being sold in bulk were sold in bulk to the retailer at significantly higher unit price than they get the "sell at $5" ones, and they're just passing on the cost + adding their selling margin or whether they got them at the "sell at $5" price, are a...
by piglet
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero w in quantities of 10...50
Replies: 72
Views: 18472

Re: pi zero w in quantities of 10...50

It is always claimed there is little profit made on a Pi so just add whatever profit a Pi 3B does make to the Zeroes and sell at that price. Done. If you require Raspberry Pi Zero in bulk, ModMyPi allow up to 20 unit purchases of the Raspberry Pi Zero with pre-soldered headers. Same with Rasperry P...
by piglet
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi zero w in quantities of 10...50
Replies: 72
Views: 18472

Re: pi zero w in quantities of 10...50

..just add whatever profit a Pi 3B does make to the Zeroes and sell at that price. The profit would then be the same whether making Zeroes or Pi 3B's, the Foundation's revenue stream would not be adversely impacted. Everyone wins. I'm pretty sure I suggested this some time back. We want the foundat...

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