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by Skygod
Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?
Replies: 96
Views: 12485

Re: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?

<t>Grumpyoldgit,<br/> <br/> I am not a troll on this board.<br/> <br/> I believe that the aims of the Foundation are worthy and wish them every success. The Rpi is merely a stepping stone to achieve their aims, however in forums, free speech has to be tolerated and if I have an opinion, I'll express...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?
Replies: 96
Views: 12485

Re: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?

<t>JamesH<br/> <br/> Yes, I accept that we have been given more information than a commercial project, but we used to be given more timely information when it was treated solely as a charitable foundation project and every member of the forum was 'on board' with the aims of the charity.<br/> <br/> T...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Just in case anyone forgot what this is all about
Replies: 26
Views: 3742

Re: Just in case anyone forgot what this is all about

<t>Okay, sorry!<br/> <br/> Ultimately it's to get every UK technology company a better quality of applicant.<br/> <br/> It will take time though.<br/> <br/> They have to learn what industry will expect of them and they'll need to go through many years of good and appropriate education before they ar...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi In Space!
Replies: 56
Views: 13889

Re: Pi In Space!

<t>Getting to around 100,000 feet (30 km) is technologically quite simple and inexpensive, but getting much above that becomes tricky.<br/> <br/> Landing at the launch site would be a 'first', but will need some good techies to write the software to control the direction of the descent.<br/> <br/> M...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi In Space!
Replies: 56
Views: 13889

Re: Pi In Space!

<t>You start talking with the CAA about a "controllable" device and you're into "Certificate of Airworthiness" declarations. A parachute is simply controlled with 2 controls. "Left' Right" and "Both". Hard Left or right, takes in you into a downward spin which is good for reducing altitude and keepi...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?
Replies: 96
Views: 12485

Re: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?

John Beetem said:

Won't the broads distract the developers and keep them from writing software?

I'm living in Pattaya, Thailand and the broads are a constant distraction
by Skygod
Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Just in case anyone forgot what this is all about
Replies: 26
Views: 3742

Re: Just in case anyone forgot what this is all about

<t>I am personally disgusted that JamesH used this thread to encourage people to work for Broadcom. The aims of the Foundation and the reasoning for the production of the board is NOT to get Broadcom more technologically gifted graduates (probably at a lower income level than they have to get by emp...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?
Replies: 96
Views: 12485

Re: Shouldn't we just give the foundation a break now?

<t>JamesH; This is one of the problems that I have. You constantly use the term 'we' in both the home page blog and in the forum, but are you a Foundation member?<br/> <br/> If it's a case that all Admins are getting privileged information, then where does the forum stand?<br/> <br/> It's this 'in t...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi In Space!
Replies: 56
Views: 13889

Re: Pi In Space!

<t>I have yet to find a video that is actually recording much in the way of data to the video. It would seem that there is little problem with just making a payload container from foam.<br/> <br/> Flights seem to be around 3 hours in duration (2 hours up, 1 hour down). Some of the videos I've seen h...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Forecast is Partly Cloudy with Scattered Pi's
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: Forecast is Partly Cloudy with Scattered Pi's

Wordman, I read the article the first time you linked to it, but you have not added anything new, so stop littering the forum with your SEO tactics. You could also get an edit in to reflect the RAM change announced for the Model A.
by Skygod
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New RS Email - Compliance?
Replies: 100
Views: 18870

Re: New RS Email - Compliance?

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It has been said that the distributors announced that they have decided to wait until they get their batch in before releasing the first 10k so the boards could be anywhere from at the factory getting the jacks replaced (shipping and customs take time and it's only...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New RS Email - Compliance?
Replies: 100
Views: 18870

Re: New RS Email - Compliance?

<t>Through all the anticipation of Q3 & Q4 of 2011, to the hype of Feb 29 and now this <br/> <br/> I just feel 'let down'.<br/> <br/> What happened to the first 10,000?<br/> <br/> Where are they and who will be getting them?<br/> <br/> When are Farnell and RS likely to start manufacture?<br/> <b...
by Skygod
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Would like to hear Liz's opinion on this
Replies: 14
Views: 3303

Re: Would like to hear Liz's opinion on this

How about Raspberry puree with Himbeergeist on a thin slice of dark chocolate and dusted with caster sugar or cocoa powder?

Or this tasty dessert

by Skygod
Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The presidents brain is missing!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1965

Re: The presidents brain is missing!!

Light!

What's going to happen to us now?

Oh no! It seems we are to be tortured. They've taken one of my brothers and applied a hot gun to his body and ripped a piece out of him.
by Skygod
Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where are the specs?
Replies: 14
Views: 5094

Re: Where are the specs?

It's simply a case of I was given a (substantial) number of 1Gb cards FOC. When the cost of a 2Gb card is equal to more than a days labour, costs matter!

(Average earnings = $7 der day)
by Skygod
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where are the specs?
Replies: 14
Views: 5094

Re: Where are the specs?

<t>An SD card IS required to boot the Rpi, but where is it stated what the minimum size is?<br/> <br/> Early discussions were that an image could be loaded onto a 1Gb device and then the rest of the filesystem could be mounted on external USB mounted devices.<br/> <br/> This is no longer the case as...
by Skygod
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Initial Boot Requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 4599

Re: Initial Boot Requirements

Grumpyoldgit said:


Are we sure he isn't just extracting the micturation?


I think you'll find that strictly speaking it should be micturition
by Skygod
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi(TM)(C)(R)
Replies: 21
Views: 4752

Re: RaspberryPi(TM)(C)(R)

<t>Ravenous said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Step back, I think we sometimes have a tendency to be over protective.  If he's just selling a sticker he bought from the foundation, is there a problem?<br/> <br/> If he IS printing new stickers for profit, then hassle him, otherwise leave him.  There's much wors...
by Skygod
Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where, geographically, is the 1st batch?
Replies: 11
Views: 2129

Re: Where, geographically, is the 1st batch?

<t>I think the OP asked a fair question.<br/> <br/> Three weeks have now passed and there is no information about what has happened to the 10,000 initial units other than there had been a 'glitch' which needed fixing.<br/> <br/> The boards were populated in China and were then shipped to the Foundat...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: In breach of board 'rules'
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

Re: In breach of board 'rules'

<t>It's a funny video, but it's the truth about how the WWW developed. It may not be nice, but it is a fact. The 'Internet is for Porn" was true in the early days.<br/> <br/> I was there in 1990 and it was before 'www'. It was all about finding ftp sites and how did you find them; it was through 'gr...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: In breach of board 'rules'
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

Re: In breach of board 'rules'

<t>If a mod simply deletes a post, should the board member be informed?<br/> <br/> If it's in breach of a forum 'rule' then that can be stated, but just that a mod doesn't like it is a little bit authoritarian IMO.<br/> <br/> I know that it is not allowable to discuss a mods decision, but surely the...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi(TM)(C)(R)
Replies: 21
Views: 4752

Re: RaspberryPi(TM)(C)(R)

<t>He has more than 10 to sell, so he's not reselling the original stickers.  The colours on his 'stickers' are not the same as those sold through the website.<br/> <br/> He's a Delboy that needs to be pulled up<br/> <br/> (If he states that some proceeds go to the Foundation, I would not have an is...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi(TM)(C)(R)
Replies: 21
Views: 4752

Re: RaspberryPi(TM)(C)(R)

<t>If the lister had stated that some proceeds from the sale would go to the Foundation, then I'd have no issue, but the listing has a registered trademark as its 'hook'.<br/> <br/> No; get it off Ebay and only have authorised resellers that are giving back to the foundation IMHO.<br/> <br/> Registe...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi(TM)(C)(R)
Replies: 21
Views: 4752

Re: RaspberryPi(TM)(C)(R)

Well just to make sure, I've sent an email to the lister and reported it to Ebay.

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