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by JustThisGuy
Wed May 02, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone ordering from Newark in the USA get a status update yet?
Replies: 34
Views: 4144

Re: Anyone ordering from Newark in the USA get a status update yet?

<r>I ordered on March 4 and today they sent me:<br/> <br/> We're excited to inform you that your Raspberry Pi will be delivered in an upcoming shipment beginning the week of June 29th. We will have your firm delivery date, after manufacturer confirmations are made, on Newark.com.... <br/> <br/> Plea...
by JustThisGuy
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 164602

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

From Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.u.....aily_brief
by JustThisGuy
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Best Monty Python film?
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

Re: Best Monty Python film?

The Meaning of Life is better.

Better?

Better get a bucket I'm gonna throw up.
by JustThisGuy
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Computer jokes
Replies: 36
Views: 5181

Re: Computer jokes

<t>Bill Gates passes away and shows up at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter is not there, in his place God (himself) greets Bill, "Bill, you've done so much for people that instead of assigning you to your afterlife I'm going to give you a choice of Heaven or Hell. And I'll give you a week in each so you ...
by JustThisGuy
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG
Replies: 57
Views: 7159

Re: Programmer's Quest – The Programming RPG

I just ran into a programming game that might help out. It's called laby in which you control an ant thru various puzzles with C or python code. It might be worth a look to you.

Edit: added link
by JustThisGuy
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power and soft shut down
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

Re: Power and soft shut down

<t>If the Debian and Fedora releases are normal then there should be a command 'shutdown'. (see man shutdown) This command entered at the shell as root or sudo'd has the ability to shutdown (duh) the system to a halted state or reboot, immediately or after a time delay. I've assumed all along that t...
by JustThisGuy
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Consumerism Fads!
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Consumerism Fads!

<t>Re: thinness.<br/> <br/> I immediately added a silicon rubber case to my iPod because I could not hold a light, thin, slippery bit of tech usefully for fear of dropping it every other minute. With case it's an 1/8 of an inch or so thicker and is tackier and about the same weight so dropping is no...
by JustThisGuy
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 42
Views: 4616

Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I'm currently reading a 5 book set of economic SciFi titled 'An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations' by some old dead guy named Adam Smith.
by JustThisGuy
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 9702

Re: Science Fiction

<t>dognosh said: <br/> <br/> <br/> lol @justthisguy ,you call it intergalactic, you say it is set in space, and ridley scott called it a sci-fi horror,not counting everyone else who has seen it. If you mean not hard core then I agree, but it is sci-fi <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> As I said: Alien is not ...
by JustThisGuy
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 9702

Re: Science Fiction

<t>I apologize but... Alien is not so much scifi as a horror flick set in space. I mean these guys were just intergalactic truckers on a lonely stretch of road. I liked Alien, it gave me the heebeejeebees and Ripley is to die for, but scifi? Not so much. For scifi watch Dark Star, Dan O'Bannon's ear...
by JustThisGuy
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 9702

Re: Science Fiction

I've just been informed of 'Towel Day'. How marvelous!

In anticipation let me give you a taste of the Eagles' Journey of the Sorcerer.
by JustThisGuy
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 9702

Re: Science Fiction

One 'green screen' movie that I really liked was The Warrior's Way aka Laundry Warrior. The physical sets are minimal but well done and the backdrops are, to me, beautifully done. Good story, good acting and action. It's not scifi tho.

Anyone like Moon?
by JustThisGuy
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Your drink of choice
Replies: 33
Views: 3754

Re: Your drink of choice

Burngate said:


...& Harvey Wallbangers....



Gadzooks! I haven't seen a bottle of Galliano in decades.
by JustThisGuy
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Your drink of choice
Replies: 33
Views: 3754

Re: Your drink of choice

Stoli Over
by JustThisGuy
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 9702

Re: Science Fiction

<t>gimliflea said: <br/> <br/> <br/> No ones mentioned Frank Herbert yet!  Dune is  Great sequels go off but later on become better again. Many others I can't remember names off.<br/> <br/> Ian M Banks has only had one mention so I'll big him up some. Ian Banks is good too but really off topic as no...
by JustThisGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: WooT, Updated shipping timeframe (at least for me. Newark/Element14)
Replies: 9
Views: 1352

Re: WooT, Updated shipping timeframe (at least for me. Newark/Element14)

<t>I'm with JeremyF on this. When I ordered (March 4) the web page said April 3. Then I got an email stating May 14 I checked order status last week when the kerfuffle happened and it said May 14. Today my account status at Newark says April 3. Who knows? I know I'll be glad when it gets here, whene...
by JustThisGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 9702

Re: Science Fiction

<t>JamesH said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Anything Heinlein? Even "The Number Of the Beast", which, in my view, was bloody awful. I only read it to the end to see whether it got better. It never did! Truly, stunning, woefully awful.<br/> <br/> <br/> Ok, ok. There at the end he got real sloppy with his books....
by JustThisGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Computer-related comic strips
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

Re: Computer-related comic strips

While not specifically computer oriented xkcd is required reading.
by JustThisGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Science Fiction
Replies: 82
Views: 9702

Re: Science Fiction

<t>RE: HGTTG Movie -<br/> <br/> I was so looking forward to Alan Rickman's turn as Marvin! The movie was blah and it felt like the director never let Rickman out of the starting gate. I was disappointed. Love the books. After all, I'm just this guy, ya know?<br/> <br/> District 9, Primer, (I can't b...
by JustThisGuy
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The general public
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: The general public

<r>rwaltman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> JustThisGuy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> One of my dreams, from back in the days when computers filled offices, was to someday have a Cray in a pocket watch.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Getting there:   <URL url="http://chrisfenton.com/homebrew-cray-1a/">http://chrisfenton....
by JustThisGuy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The general public
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: The general public

<t>I was thinking pretty much the same thing on my way to work today. Liz & Eben and the whole RaspberryPI Foundation should be proud of themselves for what they've dreamed and accomplished. And lord knows I don't want to be one of them when they open the floodgates.<br/> <br/> I've been around ...
by JustThisGuy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where/how to submit bug reports?
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: Where/how to submit bug reports?

Thanks tzj. I guess I was just being too lazy to look it up.
by JustThisGuy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where/how to submit bug reports?
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: Where/how to submit bug reports?

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There are no bugs. It is either a feature or it is an issue, challenge, or valuable working experience.<br/> <br/> <br/> This man has a bright future ahead in management or Marketing! <br/> <br/> <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">(And, how can I get those c...
by JustThisGuy
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How to care for your Raspberry Pi Foundation PR Flack
Replies: 10
Views: 1229

Re: How to care for your Raspberry Pi Foundation PR Flack

It's nice to see the admins out having fun on such a bright sunny day!

As for me, I'll have to wait til I get off work to get potted.
by JustThisGuy
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Alternative Adventure game beginnings
Replies: 26
Views: 2557

Re: Alternative Adventure game beginnings

<t>@spamel,<br/> <br/> For a good head start on an adventure type game you might want to use one of the MUD/MUSH/MOO servers available for linux. They already have the general framework of locations with descriptions, objects and navigation.<br/> <br/> They used to be a lot more popular than now. I ...

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