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by piglet
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ebay listings
Replies: 42
Views: 7417

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: 1398

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...
by piglet
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "Unable to establish a database connection" - site problems?
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: "Unable to establish a database connection" - site problems?

Just a FYI – we seem to be getting this rather a lot at the moment. Maybe increased interest in the project is resulting in more hits than the server can take?

/hopes
by piglet
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: mini perl
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Re: mini perl

I'm pretty sure it's already been done – earlier this week someone posted a list of programming languages they've tested on the alpha board, and PERL was noted.

I can't remember the thread though
by piglet
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Youngsters Programming
Replies: 131
Views: 30706

Re: Teaching Youngsters Programming

<r>I'm currencly reading the python tutorial: <URL url="http://docs.python.org/release/2.4.4/tut">http://docs.python.org/release/2.4.4/tut</URL> . It is certainly not a way to get any youngster interested in the language!<br/> <br/> "Some simple generators can be coded succinctly as expressions usin...
by piglet
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom
Replies: 84
Views: 11551

Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

+3.1415926535897932384626433832

:) Merry Christmas.
by piglet
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 63269

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

I have a PC at work that BSOD's three times a week. I'm front line support for a global core application. Can I get a new PC?

No.
by piglet
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: CES: USB wall outlets power up consumer devices
Replies: 15
Views: 2515

Re: CES: USB wall outlets power up consumer devices

<r>Hmmm - but do you really want it on all the time? In the UK pretty much all sockets have individual switches.<br/> <br/> Looks pretty though<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://currentwerks.com/produc.....t-quattro/">http://currentwerks.com/produc.....t-quattro/</URL><br/> <URL url="http://cu...
by piglet
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberrypi and young people
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

Re: Raspberrypi and young people

or her...
by piglet
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 23525

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

I care. I'm a governor at my local junior school and have just been given responsibility for working with the staff on ict....

ICT seems to consist of "using office apps". No logic. No computing as I understand it.
by piglet
Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WiFi for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 24
Views: 11794

Re: WiFi for the Raspberry Pi

<r>We must be pretty close to hitting the <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law"><s>[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law]</s>Godwin\'s Law<e>[/url]</e></URL> limit on the forum. Get your banstick ready Liz (or redirect them into the kill-and-smoke-a-poor-defenceless-pigle...
by piglet
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 198214

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from jacklang on November 28, 2011, 08:05<br/> <URL url="http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi.....649670.stm">http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi.....649670.stm</URL><br/> <br/> I heard that: "A £15 computer created by a Company in Cambridge"<br/> <br/> Would be nice to contact BBC and see if you can ...
by piglet
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Food! (was Charcutiers of the worlds unite)
Replies: 101
Views: 13104

Re: Food! (was Charcutiers of the worlds unite)

<t>I'm also planning a "pig in a day" soon: get friends and neighbours round, turn a pig into charcuterie while drinking lots of cider and calvados. Anyone else done this and/or have any tips?<br/> <br/> That's really not funny. When I say I want to be "cured" I'm talking about hiccups....<br/> <br/...
by piglet
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Inspirational people in Computer Science
Replies: 99
Views: 15626

Re: Inspirational people in Computer Science

How do you know they have feet?

For me it's got to be Larry Wall. Love it or hate it, PERL is the duct tape of choice for me.
by piglet
Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Where do you start?
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: Where do you start?

<t>Ok - so I'm an IT pro. Post-Graduate educated and an absolute whizz at writing application code to manipulate data. Most of my day is on a 'nix variant machine writing PERL, using vi, grep and all the other basic 'nix commands....<br/> <br/> ....but....<br/> <br/> ....I have absolutely no idea wh...
by piglet
Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 152466

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<r>Maybe we could we have an Adult-Only Swim time on the forum then?<br/> <br/> Adults only skinny-dipping on the forum? I'm game!<br/> <br/> My "It sucks" of the week is finding out that my teenaged daughter thinks it's so uncool to wear her reflective cycling gear to cycle home from school in the ...
by piglet
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maybe a little premature.....
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Re: Maybe a little premature.....

Though I\'m sure they\'d be happy to recycle them to good causes if you want to donate your old working one... :)
by piglet
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Buy one Give one - Give One by Charity Donation?
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Buy one Give one - Give One by Charity Donation?

<r>Hi Liz,<br/> <br/> Thanks. I thought that would be the case on the hypothicated BOGO, but still not sure how one would match up a charity donation and a purchase with funds from different accounts. Wherever possible I like to do all charitable giving from the charity account. Maybe it\'s as simpl...
by piglet
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Buy one Give one - Give One by Charity Donation?
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Buy one Give one - Give One by Charity Donation?

<r>I use Give As You Earn to put all my charitable giving into a Charities Trust account (<URL url="http://www.charitiestrust.org">www.charitiestrust.org</URL>) - partly to ensure that I can\'t forget to give what I planned, and partly to ensure that what I can give is pre-tax/gross so that the char...
by piglet
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible small, cheap Wifi
Replies: 23
Views: 3910

Re: Possible small, cheap Wifi

<r>Liz:<br/> ... with a very high-bandwidth variation of the same thing pointing directly at his...reproductive system. We've yet to experiment and discover whether it did any lasting damage.<br/> <br/> ffuentes:<br/> A cheap Deal EXtreme Wifi dongle could do the job.<br/> <br/> I shouldn't have rea...
by piglet
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Mingle Forum Software
Replies: 11
Views: 2686

Re: The Mingle Forum Software

<r>phpbb has always been somewhat of a script-kiddy paradise, and sites I've helped admin got hacked within hours of the latest exploit being found. vBulletin is a lot more robust and feature packed, and is my forum software of choice, however:<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://www.vbulletin.com/faq.php#...
by piglet
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3518
Views: 102796

Re: Introduce yourself!

<r>Hi, Another recently registered long-time lurker here.<br/> <br/> As child of the late 60's the first I saw of computers was at grammar school where computer studies was something the most frail and feeble children did when the rest of us did games. It went like this: Rugby for the fit. Football ...

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