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by cashaw
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: mpd mpc - BBC radio internet streams stopped
Replies: 16
Views: 13792

Re: mpd mpc - BBC radio internet streams stopped

Yep, I have had the same issue for the past couple of days. However I got BBC Radio 2 working again using this link - mpc add mms://wmlive-nonacl.bbc.net.uk/wms/bbc_ami/radio2/radio2_bb_live_int_ep1_sl0?BBC-UID=f46f647ff3cc7de3e26f165f31b9eb75a80739b200b021fe20eb8e7d5504565e I am not sure what they ...
by cashaw
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)
Replies: 122
Views: 29582

Re: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)

Arr.....I see.....

Thanks ! I did them finger tight as I guessed they would not survive much tightening.
by cashaw
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)
Replies: 122
Views: 29582

Re: Pibow (a colourful case for your Raspberry Pi)

I received mine yesterday. My other Pi is in an Adafruit case which looks good but doesn't seem to hold the Pi firmly. The Pibow case feels so much more solid than the Adafruit. My only complaint about the Pibow case (which is completely my fault!) is when I ripped open the package at my front door,...
by cashaw
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disappointed with slow performance of Raspberry Pi
Replies: 49
Views: 27251

Re: Disappointed with slow performance of Raspberry Pi

I had a Pi quite early and recently upgraded it to Wheezy. I was just this weekend explaining to a friend how fast it was now running and used it as an example of how you can throw a bunch of Geeks at a problem and the problem will be solved ! I love how the Pi has progressed in the past couple of m...
by cashaw
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Case with fan
Replies: 18
Views: 7630

Re: Case with fan

As a side, I have an ARM based NAS (Excito Bubba) which runs 24/7 and consumes around 8 watts of power. It's temperature is always around 60-70 degrees and has been running perfectly happy for 2+ years without issues. As said in the previous reply, if the Pi is able to disipate heat then a fan is no...
by cashaw
Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: XBMC time using
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: XBMC time using

The Pi which is connected to my TV running Raspbmc/XBMC is up and running 24/7 without problems, no overheating. Uptime of 7 days now without complaint.
by cashaw
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: Soldering

I know this is going to happen to me some day, I keep having to check myself when plugging in the USB power and finding my thumb resting against that cap for anchorage..

I'm waiting for the adafruit cases to become available and then avoid this problem once and for all..
by cashaw
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Web browsing speed on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 53035

Re: Web browsing speed on Raspberry Pi

Actually, without any overclocking and installing Debian Wheezy today, I was amazed with the speed improvement of LXDE and Web-browsing over the earlier Debian image.

Just goes to show all the improvements which have been made over a very short period !
by cashaw
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a business in that for someone...
Replies: 26
Views: 4712

Re: There's a business in that for someone...

I am interested in what the foundations road map is. It has been a little quiet recently. It's great to encourage commercial enterprises based on the Pi, but I would really like to know how our charitable aims of re- introducing computer science into the UK curriculum is going. It's great to push th...
by cashaw
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2696

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

But as AndrewS pointed out that is exactly what the http://www.elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard Wiki is (it is linked via the Wiki tab at the top right on the official http://www.raspberrypi.org website). Admittedly it'd be better if it was one-click to the Wiki as opposed to clicking on a link from tha...
by cashaw
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2696

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

Aah yes sorry Andrew, it does appear that it was cashaw that totally missed the point I was making and took it off topic. So cashaw all I was suggesting was that a single page on the Wiki lists a few guidelines for people who go ahead and create their own YouTube tutorials etc., not that the founda...
by cashaw
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2696

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

You miss my point, I understand all that but as Liz and Eben travel abroad to yet another trade show, I am still missing the roadmap of how the aim to re-introduce computer science education back into schools is progressing. And please don't take this as criticism, I am sure the foundation has a sol...
by cashaw
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2696

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

Yes, but with each Pi sold, there is money going into the charity's coffers so it would be good to know the plans on how this is planned to be used. It would be great to see some news items on the front page where the Foundation can demonstrate what they have been able to achieve so far. Most of the...
by cashaw
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly
Replies: 20
Views: 2696

Re: Ensuring docs and tutorials are kept newbie-friendly

My own suggestion on the Foundation hosting easy-get-started guides got deleted without a response, but I agree totally. My experience in learning how to use the Pi involves going to Google and entering "Raspberry Pi <how do I do this>" and the results come from various sources, some of which are ai...
by cashaw
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheap USB chargers
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Cheap USB chargers

here you go, interesting viewing indeed !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T88ej64aXUM&feature=plcp
by cashaw
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi unable to make my TV smart?
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: RPi unable to make my TV smart?

If it's watching YouTube videos then XBMC is the way to go !

If can also be used to surf, but I have not tried that yet.
by cashaw
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13306

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

na·ive   [nah-eev] adjective 1. having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality; unsophisticated; ingenuous. 2. having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information ; credulous: She's so naive she believes everything she reads. He has a very naive attitude ...
by cashaw
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13306

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

I must admit I'm trying to assume good faith but I find it really hard to believe that some people are not being disingenuous about what they expected from the Pi. I get the distinct impression that a lot of people made a "me too" purchase and now don't really know why they bought it as tinkering a...
by cashaw
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13306

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

Yep, will do, but what does LFS mean? From a hardware perspective the Rpi should be able to compile anything that an ARMv6 device can (but slowly). My XBMC compile failed with a -mes option on the GCC compile for the library libsquid. Googling I found that this was an ARM issue and all solutions rec...
by cashaw
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13306

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

I am not sure what the LFS toolchain is, but I attempted to compile XBMC and the complete toolchain on my Pi, it worked well for FOUR days but crashed at the end due to a GCC issue with compiling on ARM devices. It wasn't an Rpi issue as my more powerful Arm computer failed at the same point. But I ...
by cashaw
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13306

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

...... and that is exactly the attitude which scares people off from buying Linux based devices such as the Pi. Infact Linux has always suffered from the attitude "If you don't know how to use it, buy Windows" when the Pi is supposed to be encouraging people to learn something new! I don't want to s...
by cashaw
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheap USB chargers
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Cheap USB chargers

Any reason it doesn't allow me to edit a post after posting ? I often have to corrects spelling after posting... What I meant to add was - USB chargers are designed to provide high current over a short time whilst charging a phone, whilst the Pi is potentially pulling high current 100% of the time. ...
by cashaw
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cheap USB chargers
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Cheap USB chargers

I guess it's not a direct result of the RPi using a USB charger as a power source, or Youtube's Mikes Electronics demonstrating the problems with power load on a cheaply constructed Chinese USB charger, but there does seem to be a lot of focus on the problems of using cheap USB chargers to provide t...
by cashaw
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13306

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

VBT wrote:accept the small loss of the purchase price.
....and be content that you have supported a charity with the intention to teach others how to programme and learn more about computing. !
by cashaw
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overpromised and Underdelivered?
Replies: 81
Views: 13306

Re: Overpromised and Underdelivered?

I can agree with the overhype at the launch of the Pi, at the same time the foundation did little to dampen it with their main FAQ stating "It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games." which of course mean...

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