You'd need to do that in more than 192 languages - since any Raspberry could be sold anywhere in the world. The pictographic card should be understandable by anyone without any national language struggles.
Yes. The springy thing broke a lot. Getting rid of it was a very good idea.fruitoftheloom wrote: ↑Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:32 pm
The *springy thing* on previous RPis was continually being broken by users trying to just pull out SD Card, rather than push / pull to eject. The friction fit SD Card slot is robust and less likely to suffer abuse.
My understanding is the card has been treated so it has antistatic properties which are important for devices like the Raspberry Pi. I would keep the card in case you decide to put the Pi back in the box and store it in the loft. Even if you plan to use the Pi, I'd keep the card, as it's possible the pictures on it will form the basis for a game similar to Magic the Gathering in the future.
ejolson wrote: ↑Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:50 pmMy understanding is the card has been treated so it has antistatic properties which are important for devices like the Raspberry Pi. I would keep the card in case you decide to put the Pi back in the box and store it in the loft. Even if you plan to use the Pi, I'd keep the card, as it's possible the pictures on it will form the basis for a game similar to Magic the Gathering in the future.
The original post looks reasonable and fair to me. Most of the observations have easy explanations, but having curiosity to mention and think about them, in my opinion, is an important part of the learning for which the Pi is intended. On the other hand, it's possible my humour detector is broken today.
You might be right. But the OP signed up in April 2018. Surely qualified by nowsparkie777 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:50 pmyou can't judge the book by the cover. Just read it.
I think it's a better practice to first work with the Pi a few weeks or months. Over time for many aspects you will discover and learn to appreciate the more subtle details of this ingenious little thing.
should after that qualifying period still remain some supposed shortcomings you may complain as needed.
No-one has had a Pi4B 8GB for that long ... And most of the OP's points really don't take that long to discover. My only criticism might be that the replies have all been discussed before, so an active user with two years' reading would not need to raise them again.
the real inconvenience with the two existing slot types and the mass of my Pis now is I never know (except for the most recent ones) is it spring loaded or not. So to stay on the safe side I always first try to push and only if that fails I pull
Only 187 posts and complaining about another poster when you should use the report button instead.
The spring loaded slot is a pain. There's been a number of times I've picked up a RPi to move it on the bench and leant on the SDCard which pops out (no way back) and forces a reboot. The switch to friction was an excellent design choice.
Me too. I never had any problems with the spring loaded SD slot, and assumed its loss was down to cost cutting.