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by NAB
Thu May 17, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 87167

Re: Invitation to order from RS

We have success.

Looks like RS are filtering PMTU-discovery packets. Naughty naughty.

Switched to the backup ISP and everything worked fine.

Three weeks to go...
by NAB
Thu May 17, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 87167

Re: Invitation to order from RS

Interesting...
The page loads fine when I run from the CLI - "lynx https://.......... but not with Chrome or Firefox in the GUI.
by NAB
Thu May 17, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 87167

Re: Invitation to order from RS

Gah. I'm still waiting for the *(&^£$* link to work. :cry:
by NAB
Thu May 17, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 87167

Re: Invitation to order from RS

However when I clock on the link in the email it can;t find the site.
Is anyone else having problems?
Yes!
by NAB
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ebay UK £5 Voucher = Free SD card!
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: Ebay UK £5 Voucher = Free SD card!

<t>DeeLondon said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There's supposed to be 50,000 vouchers, have they really all gone by now?<br/> <br/> <br/> For goodness' sakes. How many times do I have to say it. Gone. Absconded. Decamped. Departed. Fled. Hightailed it. Hit the road. Made a break for it. Moseyed away. Moved on...
by NAB
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ebay UK £5 Voucher = Free SD card!
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: Ebay UK £5 Voucher = Free SD card!

And, like I said, all gone:


There is no balance left on this redemption code.

by NAB
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Looking for naughty jokes
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Re: Looking for naughty jokes

<t>Perl: Spend all day searching for a library to provide gun handling routines. Eventually find one. Install it. Search for and install all dependencies. Spend another day trying to understand the documentation and yet another realising that the documentation is two versions out of date. Spend anot...
by NAB
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Ebay UK £5 Voucher = Free SD card!
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: Ebay UK £5 Voucher = Free SD card!

They've all gone
by NAB
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Outbound Calls with RPi VoIP Server?
Replies: 12
Views: 4575

Re: Outbound Calls with RPi VoIP Server?

<t>hayesey said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Can I ask which itsp nicolas? Is it Enta?<br/> <br/> <br/> Wash your mouth out!!<br/> <br/> No, we're a small company specialising in custom solutions and we run our own hosted platform (based on Kamailio and Asterisk). Essentially we cater to organisations wanting...
by NAB
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Only shipping to commercial customers in certain countries
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Re: Only shipping to commercial customers in certain countries

<t>NAB said: <br/> <br/> <br/> This is legislation which a) assumes that businesses are out to screw over consumers, and also that it's OK for consumers to be stupid/lazy/greedy.<br/> <br/> <br/> I should have said:<br/> <br/> "This is legislation which a) assumes that businesses are out to screw ov...
by NAB
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Only shipping to commercial customers in certain countries
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Re: Only shipping to commercial customers in certain countries

<t>MartenR said: <br/> <br/> I just wanted to share my experience with the forum and other peoples, in which neither Farnell or RS Components deal with private customers for legal reasons and that maybe other people say how they can resolve it.<br/> In the UK, businesses selling to consumers are sub...
by NAB
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Outbound Calls with RPi VoIP Server?
Replies: 12
Views: 4575

Re: Outbound Calls with RPi VoIP Server?

<t>drgeoff said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You will also need a SIP phone or an ATA plus ordinary phone.<br/> <br/> <br/> If you're going to go down that path, you may as well cut the RPi out of the picture and register the phone/ATA directly to the ITSP.<br/> <br/> <br/> Your biggest problem at least initi...
by NAB
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A program to type in, like you used to
Replies: 35
Views: 7118

Re: A program to type in, like you used to

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Plenty of people here saying they love typing in programs, but I haven't seen anyone say they've tried this program yet <br/> <br/> <br/> Sorry. I have tried it, but only by cut and paste!<br/> <br/> Never having touched Python before, I worked out what it did altho...
by NAB
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72744

Re: config.txt

<t>Chris Rowland said: <br/> <br/> <br/> As I said, too much information. The vast majority of companies would not publish this information - and the FUD that it's caused shows why.<br/> <br/> <br/> Whether other organisations would publish this information or not is irrelevant. The fact is that RPF...
by NAB
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72744

Re: config.txt

<t>Chris Rowland said: <br/> <br/> <br/> And it's still not the fault of the company, they have no control over how it's abused.<br/> <br/> Having a feature to protect themselves from guarantee claims when something has been operated outside it's specification doesn't seem unreasonable.<br/> <br/> <...
by NAB
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72744

Re: config.txt

<t>Chris Rowland said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If some kid took an axe to your car would you expect the damage to be covered by the guarantee?  Or the Sale of Goods Act?<br/> <br/> Of course not.<br/> <br/> So why should the RPF be responsible for malicious damage?<br/> <br/> <br/> Nobody is suggesting th...
by NAB
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72744

Re: config.txt

<t>Piw32 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Do you realize you are talking about warranty on a $35 item ?<br/> <br/> <br/> No, we're not. In the case of a large school, we may be talking warranty on fifty or more $35 items. I can only speak from my own experience, but if during the procurement process we found...
by NAB
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72744

Re: config.txt

<t>khulat said: <br/> <br/> Which is a rather big hurdle, unless there are Windows machines right next to the Raspberrys, that also do have sd card readers.<br/> And that may well not be the case for some. I do know that the school my son will be going to when he reaches 11 currently dishes out lapt...
by NAB
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72744

Re: config.txt

<t>khulat said: <br/> <br/> but as you would need root access or another sd card i think it should'nt be as big a problem as you seem to think it is.<br/> Nope. All you need to do is take the SD card out, put it in a Windows machine and create/edit the config.txt file.<br/> <br/> <br/> Maybe it's ju...
by NAB
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72744

Re: config.txt

<t>kyndair said: <br/> <br/> ...hence the suggested comments in the config.txt.<br/> But again, that will work for one person, one board. That approach will not work in a hostile environment where the board is owned by person A (e.g. a school) and used by persons B through Z (the pupils).<br/> <br/>...
by NAB
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72744

Re: config.txt

<t>khulat said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well i don't see a big problem here, since there are easier and cheaper ways to void the warranty of a Pi. A key, or pocket knife are probably all the "tools" you need to do that.<br/> <br/> Maybe we should not worry too much about malicious people that want to dest...
by NAB
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72744

Re: config.txt

<t>It's nice to be able to do this, but am I right in understanding that this means you should always check any SD card image you download/get from a friend/otherwise acquire to ensure that it doesn't contain a config.txt file with those overvoltage lines which will void your warranty? Now I'm happy...
by NAB
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Educational Writers
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Re: Educational Writers

Not just for kids - Perl is one of the languages I just can't grok (and as well as the language, it's the whole CPAN thing and working out how to find out if somebody's already done what you need and, if so, how to find it and incorporate it).
by NAB
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: HDMI Testcards
Replies: 15
Views: 6102

Re: HDMI Testcards

<t>That's not a bad idea. Reasonably easy to do - especially if you opt for a USB numeric keypad rather than custom buttons/keypad. That has the advantage that if you want to use it for caption generation, you unplug the numeric keypad and plug in a full sized keyboard.<br/> <br/> Something like thi...
by NAB
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lima Project To Reverse Engineer ARM GPUs
Replies: 34
Views: 8705

Re: Lima Project To Reverse Engineer ARM GPUs

<t>Lob0426 said:<br/> <br/> <br/> <snip><br/> <br/> I knew a man (in prison) who had a tested IQ of 74, lower than a chimpanzee. His crime partner would have him crawl through the doggie door of a house…<br/> <br/> <snip><br/> <br/> <br/> So, let me make sure I understand you correctly… What you're ...

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