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Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:02 pm

kirankaur wrote:Anyone who says that children won't change their lifestyle is deluded, I do hardly any of the stuff above any more.
Agree'd
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Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:24 pm

Passion about games is still inside me and like to play anytime and my all time greatest game is Need For Speed Unwanted its superb racing game which is fully loaded with long and tuff missions.

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Re: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??

Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:13 pm

I suppose now I've had my Raspberry Pi a full week and this is my 10th post :shock: I suppose I should introduce myself.

I love Astronomy, Football (Glentoran FC, Norn Iron), Online Poker and I suppose like most on this forum I'm a gadget freak, I listen to a lot of podcasts and I love learning.

I'd like to put my Pi to good use, either through programming or in some way with one of my hobbies. I own a small 4" telescope that I can control with my PC, the Pi would be a great project to incorporate but I think I need to learn to program before I try anything else.

Beer, football and online poker sometimes get mixed together, not always a good combination.

Has anyone else mentioned beer :D

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Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:58 am

I Love Photography a lot.

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Re: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??

Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:38 am

Aircraft, motorcycles, guns, computers, food, travel, reading in no particular order.

Aircraft are too expensive for me to fly anymore, but I still get an occasional chance to be around and in military air. I have a Kawasaki Nomad 1600 that has been changed to suit me and I average about 12,000 to 15,000 miles a year partly because I do most of my travel on it. When I travel I use the bike and pull a Timeout camper trailer and go all over the country. My longest was 8,000 miles. I've been shooting since I was 4 (that's sixty years ago) and can shoot from my deck at home. I like trying new foods. Rice bug soup anyone? I used to be an IT Manager and have been playing with computers since I bought one of Clive Sinclair's early machines. I have everything from a Samsung tablet to an ASUS gaming notebook and some home builts in between.

I sure wish that my Pi would get here! :cry: I have all the little things to go with it, but nothing to plug them into.

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Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:43 am

Ovalman wrote: Has anyone else mentioned beer :D
Hehe... Beer seems to have Bern a common subject throughout!
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Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:51 am

agalu wrote:I Love Photography a lot.
Yes, me too... It's funny how it's become normal to record everything we do!
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Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:18 pm

Books!
Especially Science Fiction, but also fantasy and other..
Loads of non-Crap books as well. (Right now I am kinda bummed out on non-fiction, but my next SciFi target is not coming out until mid October)

My little son (2y old.. soo much fun, but probably does not qualify as "hobby")

Art and Photography

Movies

Theater

Cooking (and eating)

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Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:44 pm

Meet Speckled Jim and Rho.

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They are my pet axolotls, they are a type of salamander but they are "neotenic" meaning (under normal conditions) they spend their entire lives and breed as juveniles. Imagine a type of frog or toad that never became a frog or toad but did it's entire life cycle as a tadpole. That's what these weird creatures do, living out their entire lives in the water, although under certain circumstances they can "morph" into a really handsome land dwelling salamander.

They are also able to regenerate almost any part of their body. Almost any injury to limb or organ, including eyes and brain, if it does not kill the animal outright then it can regrow the lost or damaged body parts. For this reason they are used by scientists researching new types of regenerative medicine. In fact, it's possible this scientific interest is saving the species from extinction because their natural habitat Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco in central Mexico have been reduced from once vast lakes to little more than a canal and it's estimated there are only several hundred left in the wild.

They are able to "breathe" through the frilly gills around their necks and absorb oxygen from the water through their skin but can also breathe air as they are equipped with lungs as well.

They use a keen sense of smell to hunt out food, mainly aquatic invertebrates. To catch them they make a vacuum in their mouth and throat, then open up their mouth and suck up everything in the area around their heads. The best diet we can provide them with in captivity is earth worms!

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Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:18 pm

morphy_richards wrote:they are a type of salamander but they are "neotenic" meaning (under normal conditions) they spend their entire lives and breed as juveniles.
And if you inject them with iodine they develop into full Salamanders... :lol:

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Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:35 pm

looks like there's some ATC guys here.. brings back some nice memories...

I'm brand new to the Pi thingy, but i love technology.. my other interests, learning european languages and learning about sql..
When I'm not at my desk i can be found somewhere in the rural parts of merry old england playing soldiers and teaching kids how to play soldiers safely.. Otherwise, love cooking a nice meal for my lovely french boyfriend..

Looking forward to learning about this little device thats making such good noise about. Havent got one yet, just reading lots about it so as not to break it when i finally get one in my hands.. :D

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Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:55 am

My hobbies are:
Installing satellite tv for friends (all sorts of different satellites/dish sizes for broadcasts from all over Europe)
Just given up riding motorbikes after 30 odd years ( a real "in the blood" passion, very hard to quit, despite the injuries)
Watching proper motorcycle road racing (Isle of Man TT, North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix)
Drinking ever decreasing amounts of beer for the same effect (nice one, that)
Walking the dogs on empty Irish beaches
Not watching tv (if I can help it, I can do far more while I listen to the radio!)
Loud rock music (Led Zep, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd......)
A quiet life, hassle free (if anyone discovers how to achieve this, please let me know)
and recently, computers, just done my first Vista/Linux dual boot laptop, must say I am impressed by Linux (Mint, very fast). Now to learn how to use it.......I may even buy a Raspberry Pi.

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Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:40 pm

excollier wrote:My hobbies are:
Not watching tv (if I can help it, I can do far more while I listen to the radio!)
Loud rock music (Led Zep, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd......)
Someone who thinks like me!
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Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:08 pm

Let's see...

* Railways; was into N-gauge modelling for a bit but didn't have the cash, patience or hand-eye coordination to get very far.
* Various weird and wonderful freeware games, playing and creating custom content alike. (If there's any Dwarf Fortress players in here, I'm the guy who created the Black Powder Firearms mod.)
* Writing fiction, unpublished and probably not very good.
* Drinking Real Ale.

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Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:08 pm

With a technical job and several technical hobbies, I have to have something non-technical to do occasionally to keep my sanity.
The best thing is hiking and camping, but I really only get to do that a few times a year.
I am a home-brewer and have been making my own beer for over five years.
But my primary passion has always been martial arts.
I am now a third degree back belt and certified instructor in WTF Taekwondo.
Teaching is it's own reward. It always thrills me to see the look on a six year old's face when he learns (by doing) that, yes, he can break a board.


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That is me in the October test for our school. A video can be seen here:
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Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:51 pm

After all sort of computer hobby i am also an Amateur Radio lover.

Many greetings to all OM's out there.
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Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:39 pm

I'm also a HAM (KJ4CEX) but I am not very active. I only use 2M and have it for emergency use. I volunteer for Amateur Radio Emergency Services for my state.
There are quite a few amateurs getting involved with the RasPi.
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Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:10 pm

Hello KJ4CEX

I am IZ8HHZ, in the moment i am in Brazil and not active because i am acquiring the PY license. From Europe I was very active from 70 cm to 160 meters.
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Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:57 pm

Rock climbing, mainly:
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which means that Cambridge, despite being a brilliant place for everything else, is a bit of a rubbish place to live if you like this kind of thing. Also motorcycle racing (now retired, mainly as I stopped bouncing so well), tea drinking, and advanced procrastination.
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Re: What are your Other Hobbies / Interests??

Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:28 am

nr. wrote:Rock climbing, mainly:
http://www.ronketti.org.uk/jonte.jpg

which means that Cambridge, despite being a brilliant place for everything else, is a bit of a rubbish place to live if you like this kind of thing.
Take a cue from the students and climb the buildings instead.

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Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:00 am

JakeGrey wrote:
nr. wrote:Rock climbing, mainly:

which means that Cambridge, despite being a brilliant place for everything else, is a bit of a rubbish place to live if you like this kind of thing.
Take a cue from the students and climb the buildings instead.
Tried that. Got away with a caution. Won't be trying it again in a hurry :)

http://www.insectnation.org/projects/ni ... bers/html/
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Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:30 pm

nr. wrote:
JakeGrey wrote:
nr. wrote:Rock climbing, mainly:

which means that Cambridge, despite being a brilliant place for everything else, is a bit of a rubbish place to live if you like this kind of thing.
Take a cue from the students and climb the buildings instead.
Tried that. Got away with a caution. Won't be trying it again in a hurry :)

http://www.insectnation.org/projects/ni ... bers/html/
Do you know what's crazy... on the nightclimbers website you posted above, it gives a thank-you to a guy called Alex Cowan... I know him!! We went to to school together! He ended up at Cambridge Uni, I got Rugby College (hey-ho)....

Alex had told me about this famed book years ago, but I didn't know it had been scanned in!

He took great pleasure in telling me a story about two flag poles in one of the Cambridge colleges...

One morning the college porters noticed a child's Potty on top of one of these flag poles.. By the afternoon, they started to erect a scaffold tower up the pole, to remove the potty. The scaffold was nearly complete by the end of the day, so they went home to complete the task in the morning. Upon return, the potty was now on top of the other flagpole! Genius!

I recall other stories of push-bikes, and a Morris Minor appearing on rooftops too...

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Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:49 pm

Probably worth mentioning that the book in question is now back in print, so I'm not sure whether the note on copyright in the link I gave earlier is still valid. Anyway - if you want a copy of the book, it's published by Oleander Press, and also occasionally turns up as a free (or at least very cheap) Kindle download if you do things electronically.

Highly recommended.

Ta,
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