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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:03 am

tek-monkey said:

As long as I get one anyway

I agree with you there, though I want mine shipped with Liz's knickers and a few raunchy phots

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:10 am

tek-monkey said:


...

As long as I get one anyway


I think we all want one "real-bad".. lol

But some people just want to have them delivered on a plate, and do nothing for themselves.

I hope millions get sold in the year, I also hope that the lazy people also start to read and learn about computers rather than wanting everyone else to set their machines up for them.

I also hope that the team do not bow to pressure to increase the memory, as that is what is driving innovation, rather than just loading the bloatware OS's.

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:12 am

WereCatf said:


tek-monkey said:


As long as I get one anyway


I agree with you there, though I want mine shipped with Liz's knickers and a few raunchy phots


ooh.. I didn't know that was an option!!

An extra few quid on top and I think that may make up the profits quite considerably.

Put me down for this package too!  ;)

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:32 am

WereCatf said:

Hehe That reminds me, there are a few stores here that are selling pink hammers, screwdrivers and such tools, with a complete pink case for them and the text 'Työkaluja naisille' ('Tools for women'), thinking that women will find them more attractive that way. I never know whether I should burst out laughing or if I should start crying.
Soon after I first met my wife she and her female housemate decided to do some DIY;  tightening up a screw which had come loose. Girlfriend to housemate: "Do you have a thingy to turn it?" Housemate: "I don't know. Slitty one or starry one?"

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:07 pm

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No answers here, either, unfortunately. My playground peers shunned me for being interested in computing (and in video games ), instead of the latest generic boy-band, back in the day. I'm still no closer to figuring out why now, than I was back then!
I'm glad you don't know either.  All the women I've worked with in software development have been just as talented as the men, some with slightly different focuses, it is just that there seems to be far less of them.  Looking at my niece in comparison to my nephews wrt playing video games this must have started very early.  I also think it isn't specific to computing, many young girls seem to give up on maths fairly early too.  I think that this is probably more due to the home environment rather than the school environment so maybe mums need to find a reason to 'mess around' on the Pi if the next generation of girls are going to retain their childish spirit of playful inquiry in the same way that boys do.

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:11 pm

spurious said:


I think we all want one "real-bad".. lol

But some people just want to have them delivered on a plate, and do nothing for themselves.


See, that is something else bugging me.  If everyone could just say I want pi, then get pi, would it lose some of its interest?  Knowing the device is sought after, are people more inclined to actually see what it can do?  Will the people who just have to be better than everyone else rush to try new things, just so they've done them before others will be able to?  You can see I have a fairly dim view of humanity, but as said before our race is primarily driven by greed and willy waving.  I actually hope I'm wrong, but some of the threads started lately seem to highlight it.

Anyway, back on topic, surely the fact that you can lose interest in this device and then resign it to a media player means it will never be useless?

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:50 pm

spurious said:


WereCatf said:


tek-monkey said:


As long as I get one anyway


I agree with you there, though I want mine shipped with Liz's knickers and a few raunchy phots


ooh.. I didn't know that was an option!!

An extra few quid on top and I think that may make up the profits quite considerably.

Put me down for this package too!  ;)



I think the foundation would be well advised to put those knickers on ebay and see what they do (Sorry Liz)

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:59 pm

roelfrenkema said:


spurious said:


WereCatf said:


tek-monkey said:


As long as I get one anyway


I agree with you there, though I want mine shipped with Liz's knickers and a few raunchy phots


ooh.. I didn't know that was an option!!

An extra few quid on top and I think that may make up the profits quite considerably.

Put me down for this package too!  ;)


I think the foundation would be well advised to put those knickers on ebay and see what they do (Sorry Liz)



NOOOO! Mine, all mine! MY PRECIOUSSSS

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:04 pm

WereCatf said:


roelfrenkema said:


spurious said:


WereCatf said:


tek-monkey said:


As long as I get one anyway


I agree with you there, though I want mine shipped with Liz's knickers and a few raunchy phots


ooh.. I didn't know that was an option!!

An extra few quid on top and I think that may make up the profits quite considerably.

Put me down for this package too!  ;)


I think the foundation would be well advised to put those knickers on ebay and see what they do (Sorry Liz)


NOOOO! Mine, all mine! MY PRECIOUSSSS


I think we need Liz to respond to this proposal... Lets see if she's a game gal' .. I hope she is this could be fun!  :D

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:12 pm

a) I believe eBay outlawed such things years ago in a pervert-clamping (ow) move.

b) You have *no idea* how awful some of my knickers are. I am thinking particularly of the blue ones with the part-perished elastic and the mosly-worn-off balloon screen print. Mmm yeah. (They're comfy, OK?)
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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:19 pm

liz said:


a) I believe eBay outlawed such things years ago in a pervert-clamping (ow) move.

b) You have *no idea* how awful some of my knickers are. I am thinking particularly of the blue ones with the part-perished elastic and the mosly-worn-off balloon screen print. Mmm yeah. (They're comfy, OK?)


ebay are part poopers..

Well we could still go down the bundled package route?!  ;)

You can tell we are trying to wile away the time can't you... and it's only human nature that we end up on such subjects.

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:24 pm

piglet said:


WereCatf said:


Hehe That reminds me, there are a few stores here that are selling pink hammers, screwdrivers and such tools, with a complete pink case for them and the text 'Työkaluja naisille' ('Tools for women'), thinking that women will find them more attractive that way. I never know whether I should burst out laughing or if I should start crying.


Soon after I first met my wife she and her female housemate decided to do some DIY;  tightening up a screw which had come loose. Girlfriend to housemate: "Do you have a thingy to turn it?" Housemate: "I don't know. Slitty one or starry one?"


Somehow, that post turned me on... It must be the engineer in me. Or maybe it's the opening scene of an *ahem* adult movie...

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:49 pm

I'm a bit scared of this thread now.

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:54 pm

Jock in a Frock said:


piglet said:


WereCatf said:


Hehe That reminds me, there are a few stores here that are selling pink hammers, screwdrivers and such tools, with a complete pink case for them and the text "Työkaluja naisille" ("Tools for women"), thinking that women will find them more attractive that way. I never know whether I should burst out laughing or if I should start crying.


Soon after I first met my wife she and her female housemate decided to do some DIY;  tightening up a screw which had come loose. Girlfriend to housemate: "Do you have a thingy to turn it?" Housemate: "I don"t know. Slitty one or starry one?"


Somehow, that post turned me on... It must be the engineer in me. Or maybe it's the opening scene of an *ahem* adult movie...


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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:15 pm

scep said:


I'm a bit scared of this thread now.


wuss..  lol

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:54 pm

liz said:


a) I believe eBay outlawed such things years ago in a pervert-clamping (ow) move.


Everyone keeps telling me I'm a perv. Huff :'<

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:00 pm

See, now you"ve gone and got my attention.
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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:19 pm

Luny said:


See, now you"ve gone and got my attention.


It was WereCatf, she led me astray and I followed willingly.. Well who wouldn't like to see raunchy pics of Liz! The knickers were a bonus, and I think the play that they are all old and faded was to get us off the trail.  ;)

You know how to curb this type of thread Liz... give us what we want!... I'll let you make you own mind up exactly what that is!  lol

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:03 pm

plrw said:


For those looking for a mediaplayer only, how about getting a Moboplay instead, with the adapter, casing and cables plus wifi stick the prices are probably comparable to what you would ahve to spend on the raspberry as a mediaplayer.

So now you can leave the raspberry for us hobbyists/programmers


I had planned to reply to the OP to say:

Off the top of my head, how about the fact that a RasPi could stream media from a networked home media server whereas that device cannot? And... the RasPi could also provide you with the ability to do a bit of web surfing on a 40" TV, perhaps while still playing the aforementioned media. And the RasPi could also do... well, let's just say "loads of stuff that the media player can't".

But as he's been banned I shan't bother, and as he's acting like a six year old I shan't reward him with a response... Oops.

On other topics, my take on the lack of women in Tech is that it's down to how Tech subjects are taught. Geeks are perceived to be much, much cooler than we once were but few people will enter a profession which doesn't grab their interest in their school years. I was fortunate enough to be in school during the home computer revolution of the early 80s and also had teachers who were enthusiastic hobbyists and encouraged us to think creatively about the technology. Hopefully a shake-up in the current school IT curriculum, perhaps combined with devices like the RasPi, will lead to a revitalisation of that spirit.

Oh, and as a most definitely male geek I have to say that I would definitely buy a raspberry coloured case for the RasPi. Not pink, mind you, raspberry... there's a difference

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:23 pm

tek-monkey said:


Discouraging buyers while the device is generating lots of interest is insane


Not entirely. When demand far exceeds supply it is logical to try and reduce that demand from some to increase the chance of supply to others.

Much like a supermarket may encourage potential visitors to use public transport to better cater for those who do have to use a car when there is limited parking.

Or when social housing builders encourage those who could afford costlier housing to buy as such to allow the people who can only afford less to be housed.

In this case it's saying - you want a cheap media player and R-Pi fits the bill, but you don't absolutely need an R-Pi; consider those who may more need an R-Pi, and consider opting for something else.

In all cases it's intended to maximise a suitable and happy outcome for the greatest majority. How well it works depends on whether people will put others before themselves.

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:43 pm

But this is back to the elitist approach. My need is greater than yours. It just isn't on.

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:31 pm

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But this is back to the elitist approach. My need is greater than yours. It just isn't on.


I personally do feel some have more need of an R-Pi than others but that's not to say I believe I am more entitled to one more than anyone else.

When I act I strive to do so in ways which cause a least negative outcome all round. If that's elitist then so be it but you'll have an impossible time convincing me I'm wrong. It's at odds with seeking maximum positive benefit for some regardless of negative benefits to others but I'm just not comfortable with that ethos.

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:33 pm

hippy said:


Grumpyoldgit said:


But this is back to the elitist approach. My need is greater than yours. It just isn't on.


I personally do feel some have more need of an R-Pi than others but that's not to say I believe I am more entitled to one more than anyone else.

When I act I strive to do so in ways which cause a least negative outcome all round. If that's elitist then so be it but you'll have an impossible time convincing me I'm wrong. It's at odds with seeking maximum positive benefit for some regardless of negative benefits to others but I'm just not comfortable with that ethos.


Errr. Could I have that in English please? We're talking about flogging a 15 squid bit of computer kit, not rewriting the Bill of Human Rights.

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:34 pm

I will buy a R-Pi, but do not like XBMC.

I will learn how to compile mplayer, or Geexbox with mplayer, to use with my remote control over a homemade Infrared receiver.

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Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:04 pm

Montekuri said:


I will buy a R-Pi, but do not like XBMC.

I will learn how to compile mplayer, or Geexbox with mplayer, to use with my remote control over a homemade Infrared receiver.


I will be buying several of these babies and will use them for several different projects.

programming will be one of the consistent things I'll be using them all for. I will have a play with XBMC and all the other media software to see which I like and get the most out of.. there is nothing to say I can't have multiple pieces of software on the same R-Pi and just launch the one I want.. might even write an app to launch them with a nice user interface.

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