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by JoeDaStudd
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS
Replies: 26
Views: 6126

Re: 200,000 registrations of interest with RS

<t>RS stayed live for a little longer then Farnell (probably because it was the second link) so I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't get more signed up then Farnell.<br/> <br/> Either way your talking about atleast 250k people wanting the device in the first few days. Which in the grand scheme of ...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Final Confirmations?
Replies: 64
Views: 12579

Re: RS Final Confirmations?

itsonlyme said:


Just before their system closes for the weekend!!!



They've said they'll have a dedicated Raspberry Pi shop so fingers crossed.

6+9....
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS Final Confirmations?
Replies: 64
Views: 12579

Re: RS Final Confirmations?

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> I just had the following email from RS.<br/> <br/> Dear Customer<br/> <br/> Congratulations! We’re pleased to let you know that you are in the first batch of our registrations for Raspberry Pi. This will mean you will be one of the first to place your order as we are offering Raspb...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Made in England...
Replies: 17
Views: 3456

Re: Made in England...

There was talks of Model A's being made in the UK, however now that the foundation gave control over where the R-Pi are created I can't see it happening.

Its a shame, but I suppose cheaper units mean more sold, which means more in the hands of non-programmers.
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV
Replies: 42
Views: 8934

Re: the lack of ubuntu on the RPi and canonicals POV

<t>Its a shame a striped down version of the UNR (now discontinued) would have been ideal for schools and developing worlds.<br/> <br/> Simple interface and it ran using stock settings on 512mb well, so with a little tweaking it would have been spot on.<br/> <br/> On well looks like Canonical either...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 12361

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<r>Dapa said: <br/> <br/> <br/> JoeDaStudd said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The foundation got a reduced rate for the SoC due to them being a charity. If they weren't a charity the cost of the chip would have been much higher.<br/> <br/> <br/> We need to stop this rumour that the foundation got a big discoun...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why did the industry fail?
Replies: 60
Views: 12361

Re: Why did the industry fail?

<t>The foundation got a reduced rate for the SoC due to them being a charity. If they weren't a charity the cost of the chip would have been much higher.<br/> <br/> So your talking $75+ a unit once you add a profit margin and take into account the addition costs.<br/> <br/> For $100 there are curren...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Farnell order moved out!
Replies: 58
Views: 9976

Re: Farnell order moved out!

<t>Mine also went from 16/4 to 14/5<br/> <br/> At this rate they'll still be shipping the back orders when the new school year starts.<br/> <br/> I'm sure if a small (but perfectly formed :-p) foundation like the R-Pi foundation can get 10,000 units created within a month large companies like Farnel...
by JoeDaStudd
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RS Components
Replies: 175
Views: 33024

Re: RS Components

<t>I expressed interested on the RS site within about a minute of the R-Pi launch page (just before 6am)<br/> <br/> I received a confirmation at Mar 1, 2012 at 7:33 PM it was in English.<br/> <br/> No idea where I am on the list, but fingers crossed its sooner then the ETA Farnell have been quoting ...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 33453

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

<t>Coffee maker set for 5:40am<br/> Alarm set for 5:45am<br/> <br/> Unfortunately tonight is my TV night (all good TV from 7:30pm to 11pm) and I have to work an extra 2 hours or so Wednesday night.<br/> So I won't be too amused if it turns out it more sticker stock.<br/> <br/> Either way for somethi...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Debian Image via eMule
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

Re: Debian Image via eMule

The only time I see eMule installed on a computer is when its full of viruses and junk with the owner wanting me to clean/fix it for them.

Its nice that your thinking outside the box though, every little helps
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Novice, Expert, Demi God Forums ???
Replies: 20
Views: 3922

Re: Novice, Expert, Demi God Forums ???

<t>I think a lot of the issue is the current categories or lack of.<br/> <br/> At the moment it breaks down something like this:<br/> <br/> 20% shipping or release queries<br/> <br/> 20% software queries<br/> <br/> 20% addition hardware queries<br/> <br/> 20% questions which are answered in the FAQ<...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gaming
Replies: 36
Views: 8981

Re: Gaming

<t>JJD said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Anyone remember Introversion's Linux versions of Defcon, Uplink, and Darwinia from a few years back? Although not 'the feel good game of the year', Defcon was a fun one for me. I kept flashbacking to when I saw Wargames in a theater so long ago...<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Adding a small touch screen to the pi
Replies: 11
Views: 10007

Re: Adding a small touch screen to the pi

<r>You'd need a converter in order to use the screen with the R-Pi, which unfortunately are pretty expensive.<br/> <br/> As for the touch screen you can pick up the DS (almost the perfect match to that screen) touch screen modules for a few $.<br/> <URL url="http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/.....uch-sc...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Do you think the Raspberry ft is powerful enough to do this at the same time?
Replies: 24
Views: 6489

Re: Do you think the Raspberry ft is powerful enough to do this at the same time?

<t>Its like saying how many chips can that guy standing over there fit in their mouth.<br/> <br/> At the moment we can make a rough guess, but without your the guy standing there or guy has tried it there is no way of knowing for sure.<br/> <br/> The R-Pi should be able to do the tasks you mention (...
by JoeDaStudd
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When does the second production batch start
Replies: 34
Views: 6940

Re: When does the second production batch start

<t>I can see the shipping and handling as well as general order issues really messing up the batch releases.<br/> <br/> If you say 2 minutes to pack, label, pigeon hole and update the status of the order. Its over 330 hours for the first batch. That's 10 people working a full week just to ship the f...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?
Replies: 62
Views: 25305

Re: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> The comment that the r-pi will not be able to "pick up and play" web content is, I fear, completely unfounded.<br/> I said it wouldn't be pick up and play for the average user.<br/> <br/> This means poorly made facebook games, streaming music and streaming hd videos from...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?
Replies: 62
Views: 25305

Re: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?

<t>Personally I wouldn't recommend using the R-Pi as a web browsing device for the average user.<br/> <br/> The average user expects to be able to pickup and play 99% of content on the web. With the restrictions of the R-Pi's hardware and the lack of general ARM support its not going to be pickup an...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg
Replies: 38
Views: 21774

Re: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg

Sorry my mind is mush today.

I was thinking of the LCD screens similar to what ejames linked while looking at prices of small RCA screens. Damn I need to sleep.

Again sorry for my mistake.
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Perfect Case for everyone born in the 80's ;)
Replies: 37
Views: 15214

Re: Perfect Case for everyone born in the 80's ;)

<t>This just gave be an awesome idea.<br/> <br/> Shell out an old NES casehook up hdmi, usb and power connections then have the Raspberry Pi inside a NES cartridge (should just about fit).<br/> <br/> Insert your choice of R-Pi cartridge (different distro's or projects), hit the power button and bam ...
by JoeDaStudd
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg
Replies: 38
Views: 21774

Re: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg

<t>You'd be better off buying a cheap HDMI screen then modding it.<br/> <br/> You have to remember the R-Pi in its current state doesn't come with a case, won't be be pretty once its being used (due to the cables) and there isn't a off the shelf power pack for the R-Pi. So you'll be modding/adding t...
by JoeDaStudd
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where are you going to put your Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 41
Views: 11016

Re: Where are you going to put your Raspberry Pi?

Fingers crossed (it should have been done in time for Christmas....) I get my RepRap up and running by the time my Raspberry Pi arrives. At which point I can print a case, if not I'll just get some rubber feet and sit it on my desk.
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...
Replies: 79
Views: 15190

Re: If the first batch is to stimulate interest in development...

<t>I'll admit I wasn't over the moon when I started reading news articles and threads about the Raspberry Pi running xbmc with the R-Pi being slated as a $25 (not $35...) htpc device.<br/> <br/> Mainly as I knew it would increase the demand for the first batch which I believe was already there from ...
by JoeDaStudd
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3584
Views: 141573

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> I'm a computer technician come web developer based in the UK.<br/> <br/> I started programming/coding about 6 or 7 years ago which started with making basic homebrew (lua) games for the original PSP.<br/> <br/> As that platform started to dwindle I started on coding/scripting websi...

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