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by SeanD
Mon May 20, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Symantec's Norton Safe Web thinks there is something wrong o
Replies: 9
Views: 2203

Re: Symantec's Norton Safe Web thinks there is something wro

Confirmed Following this link http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?name=raspberrypi.org Norton Safe Web reports a low risk threat from NetCat http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2005-120115-5633-99&vid=4294906932 The specific zip file linked above is showing positive for the...
by SeanD
Sun May 27, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Garage Door opener via phone dial?
Replies: 38
Views: 15431

Re: Garage Door opener via phone dial?

If I was going to the difficulty of reading the plate I would probably also have a go at matching the front view of the vehicle.
by SeanD
Sat May 26, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Garage Door opener via phone dial?
Replies: 38
Views: 15431

Re: Garage Door opener via phone dial?

I was just out in the garage thinking about an issue from the same problem domain, finding a solution to my wife leaving the garage door open, when I had an idea that would be much better suited to the capabilities of an RPi. Attach a web cam and use OCR to detect the number plates of the cars you w...
by SeanD
Mon May 21, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Garage Door opener via phone dial?
Replies: 38
Views: 15431

Re: Garage Door opener via phone dial?

Actually Asterisk supports Google natively as of the 1.8 branch. A good place to checkout is http://www.plugpbx.org/ The guy that runs it already has it running on the Sheevaplug. That looks really good. When I get some time i am going to build myself a new server and try out some of the new stuff.
by SeanD
Mon May 21, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Garage Door opener via phone dial?
Replies: 38
Views: 15431

Re: Garage Door opener via phone dial?

Asterisks is a great solution and i know that there are many integrations for entry phones etc. so there is almost certainly something to base your project on. I do not think that Google Voice supports SIP so you would need to find a free SIP/PSTN gateway provider. Depending on who your telephone/ca...
by SeanD
Mon May 21, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Garage Door opener via phone dial?
Replies: 38
Views: 15431

Re: Garage Door opener via phone dial?

I did something very similar to this years ago. I used an 8870 http://parts.digikey.com/1/parts/467312-ic-receiver-dtmf-cmos-lp-18-soic-m-8870-01sm.html as the heart of my own phone answerer and DTMF decoder. Of course it was probably against all sorts of regulations but it worked very well although...
by SeanD
Mon May 21, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maker Faire Bay Area, May 19-20
Replies: 23
Views: 9381

Re: Maker Faire Bay Area, May 19-20

Jim, Sorry I did not make it over to the side of the stage you were on to say hi. I had to run after Eben's session and you were not at the locations I expected to find you when I came looking for you later. Eben's session went very well I thought given that his title had no alignment with what he h...
by SeanD
Sat May 19, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maker Faire Bay Area, May 19-20
Replies: 23
Views: 9381

Re: Maker Faire Bay Area, May 19-20

I am looking forward to the Faire. I have come back from my travels a day early so I can spend tomorrow morning there and join my daughter sailing in the afternoon.
by SeanD
Wed May 16, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maker Faire Bay Area, May 19-20
Replies: 23
Views: 9381

Re: Maker Faire Bay Area, May 19-20

I have a pass for the weekend but I do not currently get back from Oz until lunchtime on Saturday so I guess I am going to be there on Sunday with the kids. If I can find a better flight back I will come up on Saturday as well.

Looking forward to meeting some people from the forum.
by SeanD
Tue May 08, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wheels and a sandwich
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

Re: Wheels and a sandwich

<t>Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think I need to find a new snark.<br/> <br/> <br/> Is "everything including the kitchen sink" only a U.S. English utterance?<br/> <br/> Yes, there is a variant worded as, "everything but the kitchen sink".<br/> <br/> <br/> No it wor...
by SeanD
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi already failed ?
Replies: 222
Views: 34871

Re: raspberry pi already failed ?

<t>JamesH said:<br/> <br/> <br/> It's a wind up. If he's 34 yrs old, he would have been 4 when the Spectrum came out, or 0 when the ZX80 came out. Since he started programming at age 12, that would have been 8 years after the Spectrum was released. By which time it was old hat and early PC's were ru...
by SeanD
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Job opportunity
Replies: 6
Views: 4317

Re: Job opportunity

<t>Andre_P said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Ok I"ve seen this post edit.<br/> One thing I would be VERY cautious of would be the act of bringing in "code" and walking through it.<br/> That I would suggest would break the NDA that an employee would have signed, actually dissecting it well that really does get...
by SeanD
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maker Faire Bay Area, May 19-20
Replies: 23
Views: 9381

Re: Maker Faire Bay Area, May 19-20

I will be there.  Favorite family day out.

In person I can tell you the details of the somewhat amusing story I heard regarding a use for the RPI at dinner this evening. A nine figure project saved by $35 computer type story.
by SeanD
Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Robotics platform; build or buy? and motors or servos?
Replies: 13
Views: 4559

Re: Robotics platform; build or buy? and motors or servos?

<t>I have a couple of the DFRobot 2WD chassis that I use with my kids for basic robotic development and play platforms.  For the money they are excellent. The only issue we have had with them is that the supplied wheels are a bit of a pain to get onto the shafts of the motors but all it takes is som...
by SeanD
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Help name my brother's new kittens (kitten picture inside!)
Replies: 38
Views: 5937

Re: Help name my brother's new kittens (kitten picture inside!)

<t>We have had same litter puppies called Woof and Bark, so what about Mie and Oww?<br/> <br/> I do believe that cats need some time to be named, they need a name that reflects thier character. One of ours started out with the small child chosen Jess (it looked like the spit of Postman Pats companio...
by SeanD
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi at Gadget Show Live
Replies: 16
Views: 4225

Re: Raspberry Pi at Gadget Show Live

I assume they have it well nailed down.
by SeanD
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Intel 8086 CPU
Replies: 35
Views: 10958

Re: Intel 8086 CPU

<t>Lob0426 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> What is this? The old guys thread!<br/> <br/> <br/> I was only thinking the same earlier.  Especially when I glanced across my office to look somewhat affectionately on the 8086-2 from '78 I have mounted in a perspex box to remind people where the term x86 comes fr...
by SeanD
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Want to learn programming alongside my 6 year old.
Replies: 18
Views: 4843

Re: Want to learn programming alongside my 6 year old.

<t>I would start off initially with Scratch and then move on to Python and Pygame.  Scratch will get you some results real quick and act as a good introduction to many of the concepts you will need later.<br/> <br/> The fact that you know about pygame and QT suggests to me that you know where you wa...
by SeanD
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi as an HSM?
Replies: 7
Views: 4622

Re: Raspberry Pi as an HSM?

<t>zardoz99 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> As the core is an ARM1176, could the Trustzone functionality be invoked?<br/> <br/> <br/> I think we have determined that TrustZone is not available, but you are right with a TSM involved you could provision the TEE and use both TZ as the secure element and also d...
by SeanD
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are you reading at the moment?
Replies: 42
Views: 6488

Re: What are you reading at the moment?

<t>I'll third the Tom Sharpe<br/> <br/> Just finished Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen.  Normally very much not my thing as most of it must be conjecture, but I leafed through it in an airport bookshop and the pages I landed on covered pacific nu...
by SeanD
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi as an HSM?
Replies: 7
Views: 4622

Re: Raspberry Pi as an HSM?

<t>The problem is that you will be running it in memory on a pretty well known and physically insecure SoC.  However for lower security applications if the RPi was semi potted it would make a good little and inexpensive HSM, certainly good for some dev applications.  Certainly a lot cheaper than the...
by SeanD
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Embedded Systems Conference & Exhibition - Silicon Valley
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: The Embedded Systems Conference & Exhibition - Silicon Valley

Jim,

That is great news.  I look forward to it and any support I can give to the Museum which for those ever visiting our part of the world is a must see.
by SeanD
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Embedded Systems Conference & Exhibition - Silicon Valley
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: The Embedded Systems Conference & Exhibition - Silicon Valley

We should have had a mini meet up.  I was at DesignWest yesterday for a short while for a BlackHat Summit related meeting.
by SeanD
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Girls and computers
Replies: 6
Views: 3077

Re: Girls and computers

<t>As you say likely a story that is similar to some of the people here.<br/> <br/> A very well written article and if it was not for the fact that she calls hit out that could have been written by a he.  As I said on the other thread on the subject of gender in computing the only differences are cr...

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