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by Hugh Reynolds
Sat May 26, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: T3 Gadget Awards nomination
Replies: 5
Views: 2449

Re: T3 Gadget Awards nomination

So carrot cake is bad for uour throat? :!:
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Allwinner A10 PCBA from Crownho sells for about $27
Replies: 18
Views: 8241

Re: Allwinner A10 PCBA from Crownho sells for about $27

<r>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The Alwinner is an interesting chip - general consensus here is although powerful, it will have major power management issues on its GPU (since that is where the real technology is and why the Videocore is still best in class).<br/> <br/> For plugged in devices, it'...
by Hugh Reynolds
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 205100

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/tech.....y-17231698">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/tech.....y-17231698</URL> <- Something we'd hoped to see the device being used for; we're surprised to see it brought up so early, though.<br/> <br/> <br/> Perfect for my SWUC - DATO - C...
by Hugh Reynolds
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: A good read
Replies: 30
Views: 3976

Re: A good read

rurwin said:


If you like her, you'll love Judy Patch.


That has got to be done with tongue in cheek...I hope.
by Hugh Reynolds
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Eben found sending Stargate messages
Replies: 0
Views: 554

Re: Eben found sending Stargate messages

Just found Eben sending messages from Stargate Atlantis S05E05...

Then spookily home page tells me to wake up early on Wednesday...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FPGA Stuff ?
Replies: 55
Views: 18872

Re: FPGA Stuff ?

<t>John Beetem said: <br/> <br/> <br/> meltwater said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Also I"ve no idea how the abilities of FPGAs scale to cost etc, would a $10 part ($20 board) do anything useful, or are we looking at $50+ for a good FPGA?<br/> <br/> <br/> My experience is with Xilinx Spartan …..A 200K gate de...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FPGA Stuff ?
Replies: 55
Views: 18872

Re: FPGA Stuff ?

While my experience is with Xilinx devices, I have often been attracted to the offerings from Lattice.

Price and facilities are good.

Only inertia has stopped me.

http://www.latticesemi.com/index.cfm
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FPGA Stuff ?
Replies: 55
Views: 18872

Re: FPGA Stuff ?

I still think you would be better off, time, effort, finances, infrastructure, buying the Atlys LX45 board.  (I have no connection to Atlys etc.)

Make up a good cable so you can get into the Spartan by SPI.

QED.
by Hugh Reynolds
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 205100

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

liz said:


the journalist actually tried to trick us into agreeing to delay release until they'd got an article out by saying his editor had signed some sort of agreement with the trustees!.


Don't be shy.  Name the plonker!
by Hugh Reynolds
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How much RAM does the BCM2835 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 6575

Re: How much RAM does the BCM2835 support?

<t>arm2 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Burngate said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Just so long as we get a good run at this pi before we find it"s out of date!<br/> <br/> <br/> Heard the saying: if it it"s in stock it is out of date!<br/> <br/> Going back to the memory chip itself the beta boards have a Hynix h9tknnn...
by Hugh Reynolds
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How much RAM does the BCM2835 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 6575

Re: How much RAM does the BCM2835 support?

<t>Burngate said: <br/> <br/> <br/> According to JamesH "In a years time there would be no point in using the same SoC. You will be able to get more powerful devices for the same price."<br/> <br/> Apart from quibbling about Moore's law having 18 months rather than a year, I can well understand that...
by Hugh Reynolds
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How much RAM does the BCM2835 support?
Replies: 21
Views: 6575

Re: How much RAM does the BCM2835 support?

If you are really interested in the PoP memory...

http://www.jedec.org/sites/def.....209-2B.pdf
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Full CNC Case for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 6570

Re: Full CNC Case for Raspberry Pi

Interesting design.  The images are so dark.  And getting darker.

Is that just IE8...(no it's the same in Chrome) or do you have better photo receptors than me?
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pedant Engineer Vent :)
Replies: 58
Views: 10019

Re: Pedant Engineer Vent :)

<t>I do hope I haven"t offended Chromatix with my teasing.<br/> <br/> I had rather expected him to come back with some fluffy ruminant jokes.<br/> <br/> But instead I salute his proud nation of 5 million giving those Canuks and Ruskis such a hard time on ice.<br/> <br/> Ylpeä Suomen kansa yhdistää.<...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pedant Engineer Vent :)
Replies: 58
Views: 10019

Re: Pedant Engineer Vent :)

Chromatix said:


Helsinki isn"t in Russia.  Nor am I Russian.


Well only since 1917  Big celebrations in 2017.  Kippis
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pedant Engineer Vent :)
Replies: 58
Views: 10019

Re: Pedant Engineer Vent :)

<t>Chromatix said: <br/> <br/> <br/> FatBuzz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well I rather like "definately".  It"s a good engineering word.<br/> <br/> <br/> There is definitely an ICBM in transit to your location.<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes my Russian friend .  I'll get the correct spelling etched onto my cornea...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pedant Engineer Vent :)
Replies: 58
Views: 10019

Re: Pedant Engineer Vent :)

<t>Wooloomooloo said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well, since we're in the nitpicking section anyway there's no such word as "definately" either. And don't even start me up on "nukular" with which an amazing number of TV hosts and guests seem to be totally fine...<br/> <br/> The liter/litre thing is an intere...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pedant Engineer Vent :)
Replies: 58
Views: 10019

Re: Pedant Engineer Vent :)

<t>Well from up here, Llangynwyd, it is definately Lava Bread.  But as I am kilometres and kilometres from Abertawe and the beautiful coast, I guess I might have to suggest you have been corrupted by all that foreign influence down there.<br/> <br/> Perhaps one day, over a slice of Pi at Verdi's, an...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Feature
Replies: 27
Views: 5060

Re: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Feature

liz said:


You guys do know that Eben is, strictly speaking, Welsh, don't you? He was born in Wales to a Welsh mother (and a Brummie father, but we sweep that under the rug).


Like I said..."All good things..."

Bora da
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pedant Engineer Vent :)
Replies: 58
Views: 10019

Re: Pedant Engineer Vent :)

<t>bredman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Anybody know why the Ubuntu user interface uses such a strange representation of data measurements?<br/> <br/> Kilobyte is represented as KiB.<br/> <br/> Megabyte is represented as MiB.<br/> <br/> <br/> Perhaps because they've been brought up in the closed male ope...
by Hugh Reynolds
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pedant Engineer Vent :)
Replies: 58
Views: 10019

Re: Pedant Engineer Vent :)

<r>Americans can't even measure gallons correctly.  So there's no hope they would understand fundamental physics...<E>:-)</E>  Mind you, some Anglo numbskulls can't spell Lava Bread.  What is the world coming to?<br/> <br/> @Andre. Could I offer the possibility of an "applied engineering vent" for y...
by Hugh Reynolds
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Feature
Replies: 27
Views: 5060

Re: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Feature

liz said:


But I *am* a soft southerner. And it's what Parsons call it, too.


I'm truely shocked...(by Parsons)...!  I bet if they made Welsh cakes their recipe wouldn't use lard either...
by Hugh Reynolds
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Feature
Replies: 27
Views: 5060

Re: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Feature

<t>FatBuzz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Laverbread is blimmin" lovely. You just need to cook it properly - bacon fat to fry in is a must. My recipe"s here.<br/> <br/> <br/> Barely edible but that was with lamb sausages with Bampy 40+ years ago.  Perhaps I should try it again. ...
by Hugh Reynolds
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Feature
Replies: 27
Views: 5060

Re: BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Feature

liz said:


Laverbread is blimmin' lovely. You just need to cook it properly - bacon fat to fry in is a must. My recipe's here.


Barely edible but that was with lamb sausages with Bampy 40+ years ago.  Perhaps I should try it again. :=(

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