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by piglet
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Using Node.js as an educational language?
Replies: 13
Views: 3694

Re: Using Node.js as an educational language?

igordsm said:


wondered why the hell it always showed "n" in the alert box.


I've done a lot of Javascript - and you confused me until I realised you meant the number n, not the letter "n".
by piglet
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Resource for learning about linux?
Replies: 33
Views: 6755

Re: Resource for learning about linux?

<t>That's the only answer I ever get, but surely there is a progression of knowledge needed and a rough order to start going about learning it.<br/> <br/> If someone wants to learn about mathematics then there is a basic foundation needed, and from there onwards there is a fairly well mapped out cur...
by piglet
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Resource for learning about linux?
Replies: 33
Views: 6755

Re: Resource for learning about linux?

+1 from me. I use a unix variant all day every day at work, manipulating business data. I know how to use a lot of the command line utilities to manipulate data how I need it -  but I've no idea where to start understanding half of what is discussed on this forum.
by piglet
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: what language to lern?
Replies: 8
Views: 2905

Re: what language to lern?

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> "what language to lern?" - the flippant answer is "English!"<br/> <br/> It all depends what you want to do with it. Most of what I do on a 'nix box is data crunching. I do lots of data manipulation and ad-hoc queries agaist huge files of data - so I use PERL. I'm told that Python i...
by piglet
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order placed, Very Excited!
Replies: 52
Views: 17973

Re: Order placed, Very Excited!

LOL I (almost) feel sorry for the poor kid!
by piglet
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order placed, Very Excited!
Replies: 52
Views: 17973

Re: Order placed, Very Excited!

Hmmm.

I don't think this is likely to be legit.  Thread reported to moderators.

http://awesomescreenshot.com/081s5ox91
by piglet
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI IRC Chat room?
Replies: 21
Views: 6785

Re: Raspberry PI IRC Chat room?

Chatzilla addon for Firefox works.
by piglet
Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Needs a launch game?
Replies: 32
Views: 7657

Re: Needs a launch game?

Surely it should come with Elite prepopulated on the distro card
by piglet
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power lead
Replies: 9
Views: 2610

Re: Power lead

It's exactly the same - and perfect power too as far as I know.

I was planning to use my Kindle charger.
by piglet
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: logo tweak
Replies: 13
Views: 2629

Re: logo tweak

I love it!
by piglet
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many do you invision purchasing?
Replies: 50
Views: 10165

Re: How many do you invision purchasing?

One or two for me to tinker with.

One for each of my children old enough to make use of one.

As many as my local primary school can make good use of.
by piglet
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 31054

Re: Best first language choice

There's rarely a question where PERL isn't the answer for file and data manipulation....

imho
by piglet
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Preparing for release day
Replies: 36
Views: 5815

Re: Preparing for release day

The shop is with BigCommerce.com

That being said, I sort of hope there is a big enough rush to be noticable. It would be worse if nobody wanted one after all the waiting!
by piglet
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 36821

Re: Greatest game of all time

<r>For me it's a showdown between:<br/> <br/> Elite – No brown-nosing required. It was utterly revolutionary and I played it for hours at a time on the BBC from a tape, and on the Amiga I think. I DID get to "Elite", but had to shoot rather a lot of police to do so<br/> <br/> and<br/> <br/> Unreal T...
by piglet
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Give the man a pi!
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Give the man a pi!

Preferably filled with cream.

"New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has resolved to take an online computer coding course."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/tech.....y-16440126
by piglet
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: BCM2835 Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 10270

Re: BCM2835 Questions

All you'd need is a handful of Lilliputians with itty bitty soldering irons. Easy.
by piglet
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sales date?
Replies: 131
Views: 43836

Re: sales date?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> we cannot predict whether the sales server will die in a big heap or not.<br/> <br/> <br/> Unless you've got a rather hefty infrastructure behind it, it'd be surprised if it didn't grind to a halt pretty quickly.<br/> <br/> Let's hope BigCommerce have put you on a n...
by piglet
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mounting The Pi PCB
Replies: 14
Views: 3850

Re: Mounting The Pi PCB

<r>Would any of these be usable do you think? Not sure where you get such things retail in very small numbers:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.kitagawa-ind.com/pr...../detail/43">http://www.kitagawa-ind.com/pr...../detail/43</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.kitagawa-ind.com/product_...
by piglet
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OS (What bit version is it?)
Replies: 32
Views: 7145

Re: OS (What bit version is it?)

I coded for 20 years in COBOL without ever needing a linked list

I love PERL. Really truly. Trying to get round to learning Python, but keep going back to my true love.
by piglet
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 62501

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

VGA should be top of the list imo. More people would benefit if it had vga than any other single change.
by piglet
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sales date?
Replies: 131
Views: 43836

Re: sales date?

Jongoleur said:


That reminds me - I need to put my Pi Store username/password on a yellow sticky so I don't have to go looking when things DO happen...



Aha! Thanks. You reminded me to do just that.
by piglet
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ebay listings
Replies: 42
Views: 7281

Re: Ebay listings

<t>Definitely alone.<br/> <br/> I gave a couple of £thousand to help a school I'd never seen in Africa with a capital project or two and didn't get anything in return let alone a $35 beta board.<br/> <br/> It's called "Charity", and many people are far more generous than I will ever be able to be.<b...
by piglet
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Age Group??
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: Age Group??

<t>My youngest daughter is three years old, and will incessantly nag her oldest sibling off the family PC so that she can get at the games on the CBeebies website.<br/> <br/> She can't read or write more than her own name, yet took to using keyboard and mouse to "play" the educational games on the B...

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