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by willrandship
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: StepMania
Replies: 3
Views: 3797

Re: StepMania

Something I wonder about is Stepmania 3.9. Sure, it's not the latest and greatest, but it works smoothly on a regular PC, and the dancing is perfect. Didn't they majorly restructure the rendering engine to add OGL support after that release?
by willrandship
Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Any working Dreamcast emulators
Replies: 8
Views: 8330

Re: Any working Dreamcast emulators

I would point out that the pandora (similar specs, slightly better CPU, quite a bit worse graphics card, also ARM, same RAM) had a very promising port of nullDC, never released but it had really fast video demonstrations.
by willrandship
Thu May 24, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Flash Player on Debian
Replies: 17
Views: 46338

Re: Flash Player on Debian

There's another, much larger issue: Flash is owned by Adobe, meaning we can't just recompile the code. We would either have to get a port from them, or alter an existing Flash build for android, for example. By the way, usually, between distros of linux the binaries don't need to be recompiled. For ...
by willrandship
Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: will it run hulu?
Replies: 19
Views: 12949

Re: will it run hulu?

No personal experience with it, but what about Gnash? I was under the impression it handles video playback rather well.
by willrandship
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Making use of the DSI port
Replies: 3
Views: 3907

Re: Making use of the DSI port

The phone LCDs in that thread look very promising. I think I'll hold off until I get a Pi. The information shouldn't take long to get out from there.
by willrandship
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Making use of the DSI port
Replies: 3
Views: 3907

Re: Making use of the DSI port

Well, that's about twice as much information as I had before! Thanks!
by willrandship
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Making use of the DSI port
Replies: 3
Views: 3907

Re: Making use of the DSI port

<t>I've been looking, and I'm unable to find some answers to questions I have about the DSI connector, and how I would go about using it. I was hoping someone here could help with that.<br/> <br/> 1. I read on wikipedia that DSI uses LVDS for signaling: Does that mean I can use whatever LVDS monitor...
by willrandship
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Crazy ideas:
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Re: Crazy ideas:

<t>It would be fairly trivial to set them up with an SD card onboard. A software approach wouldn't really work since the Pi has no BIOS.  Any cloning would depend on something "smart" behind the sd card itself. I was thinking that since SD's approach is basically some GPIO it would be ok to have ano...
by willrandship
Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Crazy ideas:
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Re: Crazy ideas:

<t>I thought of a fun idea, that would involve a lot of money pouring into the foundation Especially if we can get some form of openCL, then the Pi would really make a great system for making a cluster computer with.<br/> <br/> Two things that would make this a lot easier:<br/> <br/> A rack to mount...
by willrandship
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?
Replies: 62
Views: 21967

Re: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?

Also,, at the original post, it sounds like you were using the Vbox guest additions features to resize it? Why not try it with the actual display resizing tools? I've used debian at 640x480 before myself, and it runs fine, although everything is a tad large and pixely.
by willrandship
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?
Replies: 62
Views: 21967

Re: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?

<t>Yeesh, 640x480 isn't that bad, you just can't use very serif-y fonts, and they have to be fairly large. Try setting a default font terminal to 69x26 chars to see 640 by 480. really quite readable. (I'm using a size 12 monospace font)<br/> <br/> Keep in mind, though, that I regularly program on a ...
by willrandship
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Automatic power on/off
Replies: 51
Views: 24466

Re: Automatic power on/off

<t>1W != 1A.<br/> <br/> Amps*Volts=Watts<br/> <br/> The pi is stated to have a little more than 1W power draw, so it only truly needs 200ma by that statement (running at 5v). However, there are many reasons why, although it draws 1W, a supply would be desirable that can supply more, in case of the p...
by willrandship
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Automatic power on/off
Replies: 51
Views: 24466

Re: Automatic power on/off

<t>Let's do some quick calculations:<br/> <br/> Standard (small) car battery = 45 Amp-hours<br/> <br/> 45Ah*12v=540Wh<br/> <br/> Raspberry Pi's consumption = 1-1.5 W<br/> <br/> amount of time it would take for your car battery to drain to any significant amount = 40 hours<br/> <br/> amount of time b...
by willrandship
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why are you protesting SOPA when Eric Cantor stopped all action towards it?
Replies: 32
Views: 6317

Re: Why are you protesting SOPA when Eric Cantor stopped all action towards it?

Also, being rich doesn't make you evil. That's not to say there aren't evil rich people, or even that the majority of them aren't, I'm just saying that you are stereotyping when you say the entire "1%" is corrupt and should be destroyed.
by willrandship
Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is a Network boot setup possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 2937

Re: Is a Network boot setup possible?

I was wondering how hard it would be to set up a network boot setup for the raspberry pi, to avoid using an SD card. is that at all possible, or would you need an SD card regardless?
by willrandship
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there an intent to create a "netbook" or "laptop" type version?
Replies: 13
Views: 3821

Re: Is there an intent to create a "netbook" or "laptop" type version?

<t>you could pray that it uses the DSI protocol, and not LVDS (which is far more likely)<br/> <br/> If it uses LVDS you're going to have to find a display converter board to convert to DVI, then plug it into the HDMI port, but those boards are usually upwards of $60.<br/> <br/> It's the same problem...
by willrandship
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24607

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

<r>There is a homebrew scene I want to point to: The GP2x. It\'s a great example of why being the very very top of the scene is not necessary to create a wonderful developing community. The Pi will not be as outdated as the GP2x was (in its prime time) for a few years, and I strongly believe that it...
by willrandship
Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24607

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

Since when is a 400 mhz chip with no hardware accelleration equal to a 700 mhz one with a high-end GPU installed?
by willrandship
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24607

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

Also, it\'s worth mentioning that the link you showed had tablets running at nearly half the CPU speed, and with no GPU at all. (A great strength for the Pi) I would gladly pay $5 more for doubling the capability.
by willrandship
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What else for sale?
Replies: 22
Views: 3335

Re: What else for sale?

<t>And I still say that is very incompatible with the true target audience, which is people without the means of using their own PC. running Linux on another PC as setup is a ridiculous expectation for someone who may only have occasional access.<br/> <br/> I guess there\'s always the pre-imaged one...
by willrandship
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 64370

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t>@thelaw, there are great IDEs for linux, and C# will never run on the pi unless someone ports the x86 assembly over. It doesn't matter if you're running Windows or not. (Ever heard of Mono?)<br/> <br/> And Visual studio is not a language, it's an IDE. An IDE that will also not run on ARM for quit...
by willrandship
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 64370

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

How is that not simply a powered USB hub?
by willrandship
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 142810

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<r>BASIC is an unecessary step, and overcomplicates future language learning. Learning python allows for BASIC-like structure, and easily transitions into higher programming concepts, for example. BASIC was great for its time, but it's not that time anymore <E>:D</E><br/> <br/> I also agree with Bak...
by willrandship
Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What else for sale?
Replies: 22
Views: 3335

Re: What else for sale?

<t>As stated previously, it is definitely possible, BUT the software to do so has not yet been set up. Second stage bootloaders are fairly trivial to set up, since all the heavy lifting of setting up the system has been handled, but it\'s pretty hard to program for something you do not yet have, esp...
by willrandship
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How different are the A and B boards?
Replies: 9
Views: 1680

Re: How different are the A and B boards?

I can get plenty of solder fumes from salvaging SRAM modules off of ancient Video Cards :P

I figure if they\'re old enough not to work with XVesa, I will never touch them, ever again.

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