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by SlayingDragons
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 201758

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi got another spot on Hack a day:

Raspberry Pi runs XBMC; reliably decodes 1080p

Reading through the comments makes me think that /. and HaD share some of the same userbase. >_>
by SlayingDragons
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Will The Raspberry Pi Have VGA or DVI-D
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: Will The Raspberry Pi Have VGA or DVI-D

<t>seanudal said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Pity, as the majority of school projectors still use VGA.<br/> Buying a HDMI to VGA convertor is expensive. It would be great if the Raspberry Pi had an Apple connector to allow you to use the VGA adapter.<br/> <br/> <br/> It also has a composite out, which all th...
by SlayingDragons
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 396054

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

That's probably my favorite minimalistic case so far. Take my money already!
by SlayingDragons
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Booting into LXDE
Replies: 12
Views: 3675

Re: Raspberry Pi Booting into LXDE

<t>1:30 is incredibly slow, hmm… My computer boots up in 15 seconds, and that's slow. I'm hoping using ArchArm on it I can get similar results. Debian is a fairly bloated distro by default, so I'm hoping a system set up around the raspi will offer better results.<br/> <br/> Then again, it's reading ...
by SlayingDragons
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Samsung! Take my god damn money!
Replies: 10
Views: 3135

Re: Samsung! Take my god damn money!

<t>I have a few questions: Firstly, where did you obtained money that has been damned by gods? Does this money hold the same value as money that has not been damned by any higher entity? Will samsung accept money that has recieved any type of eternal damnation, or will it have to recieve damnation u...
by SlayingDragons
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does it work without an operating system?
Replies: 26
Views: 7968

Re: Does it work without an operating system?

<r>Absolutely, you can learn some ARM assembly, write a program in it, and name it "kernel.img" to have the GPU's bootloader run it. Now that I think of it, if the bootloader handles all the dirty work, you should be able to program C for it just fine.<br/> <br/> I plan to write a small bootloader t...
by SlayingDragons
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 64612

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t>I'm kind of annoyed at all the requests for additional (often specific for that person's wants) features in return for an increase in price. One of the incredibly appealing things about the raspi is the fact it's dirt cheap. If you increase the price of it, it might as well be renamed "Yet Anothe...
by SlayingDragons
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many do you invision purchasing?
Replies: 50
Views: 10643

Re: How many do you invision purchasing?

<t>All of them. Sorry everyone else. :\<br/> <br/> But really, probably around 6 to 8 over the course of the next year. I'll buy 2 initially, one for me and one for my sister as a birthday present, then buy a couple more after the initial rush is over for various purposes such as network simulation,...
by SlayingDragons
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 15959

Re: PC's are boring

<t>I don't get the appeal of the old computers to be honest. I understand the role they had in developing modern computing and that a lot of them hold sentimental value to people, but they're not anything particularly special, and I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything growing up now. *shrug*...
by SlayingDragons
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 64612

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t>Hmm, to make the pi more appealing to some:<br/> <br/> <br/> -Intel i7 processor<br/> -16gb ram on model A, 32gb on model B<br/> -A really cool-looking video card<br/> -Windows<br/> -Model B $25, model A free<br/> -A polished aluminum case with a raspberry on it<br/> -Includes TV, keyboard, mouse...
by SlayingDragons
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 15959

Re: PC's are boring

<t>hippy said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Programming as a hobby, for fun, entertainment and self-reward, is what's really diminished, much like other hobbies of metalworking, woodworking, ham radio and the like. I hope the R-Pi kick starts the hobby again, even leads to future education and careers in comput...
by SlayingDragons
Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming the Raspberry PI.
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: Programming the Raspberry PI.

<t>fos said: <br/> <br/> <br/> SlayingDragons,<br/> <br/> I found project euler. It looks very interesting. However, smashthestack is a war game simulation. Is that the project you suggested in your post above?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Eeyup. Granted, it's much more hacking than programming, but it's ...
by SlayingDragons
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programming the Raspberry PI.
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: Programming the Raspberry PI.

<t>I wouldn't say there's anything you have to learn before buying it, since the entire point of the board is to learn how to program. But if you haven't used linux before, or don't know a lot about the terminal, I would suggest getting familiar with the terminal. (You can install cygwin on windows ...
by SlayingDragons
Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 10 second question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

Re: 10 second question.

That forum in general doesn't seem like the brightest, I would take anything from there with a grain of salt.

I mean, how do you get a raspi confused with an arduino? And someone else who thinks different DE = different/custom distro? Pfft.
by SlayingDragons
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New theme...What do you think
Replies: 42
Views: 7232

Re: New theme...What do you think

It's a bit rough aestetically atm, and could use a bit of polishing, but as long as it works better than wordpress I'm fine.

edit: It still seems a bit buggy though. Eh, whatevers.
by SlayingDragons
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where are the PCBs manufactured?
Replies: 16
Views: 1972

Re: Where are the PCBs manufactured?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from bovineofdoom on December 23, 2011, 19:49<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> UK built? But the markings on the populated PCB (next to the UL marking) show an indian pcb manufacturer?[/quote]<br/> <br/> I\'d imagine that\'s because they\'re simply testing boards. They weren\'t made ...
by SlayingDragons
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Web server performance of raspberrypi.org
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Re: Web server performance of raspberrypi.org

Same, I wonder if there\'s been some influx of viewers and lurkers from the populated boards being shown.
by SlayingDragons
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Quadcopter
Replies: 14
Views: 8246

Re: Quadcopter

Awesome, I hope you can sell it as a kit. I'm not going to speak for anyone here, but I believe they said they would be open to kits and such as long as they're credited for the board.
by SlayingDragons
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 24120

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<r>Quote from radu on December 6, 2011, 22:16<br/> So you are saying that in countries where Internet access is the exception, not the norm, it is a bad idea to give students Internet access at school?<br/> How many people in 3rd world countries have TVs at home? How many TVs at school? And how many...
by SlayingDragons
Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 24120

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<t>I think that, as liz said, the board needs to build a community first. Trying to shove the boards immediately into schools isn't going to go too well if there's no solid, experienced community behind it. PCs were hacker toys before they were consumer products. And something this powerful at this ...
by SlayingDragons
Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 500 Members!
Replies: 69
Views: 8149

Re: 500 Members!

And as we get closer to the release date that number will probably grow exponentially. I think this is the first time I've seen a product with so much interest before even a beta board has been made. 0_o
by SlayingDragons
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: An OS for the R-Pi created completely in assembly
Replies: 54
Views: 15733

Re: An OS for the R-Pi created completely in assembly

<r>I think I'm going to start on an OS again when the raspi comes out. I kind of started one a couple months ago, but didn't get any further than a modified MikeOS bootloader. <E>:P</E><br/> <br/> I know a bit more C now and altogether have a bit more understanding of programming and computers, so I...
by SlayingDragons
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smallest Linux Install
Replies: 47
Views: 14241

Re: Smallest Linux Install

<r>Quote from psergiu on November 8, 2011, 13:08<br/> <URL url="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/">http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/</URL><br/> <br/> Customized Kernel + Busybox + /dev + config files in /etc = under 10Mb.<br/> <br/> No compiler, no debug and .a libraries, no manpages, no documentation...
by SlayingDragons
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Publicity stunt...
Replies: 56
Views: 7829

Re: Publicity stunt...

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from clivebeale on November 19, 2011, 17:08<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from abishur on November 18, 2011, 18:06<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> <br/> If I were to do a publicity stunt, I think I would do something along the lines of demonstrating how much pollutio...

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