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by mikeanthonywild
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Merchandise
Replies: 14
Views: 2191

Re: Merchandise

<r>Quote from liz on November 30, 2011, 13:40<br/> That's fine. One-offs and items you're not selling present no problem at all. We're setting up a "Raspberry Pi inside" scheme for people who want to sell hardware they've made which incorporates a Raspberry Pi, too - Jack has the details on that.<br...
by mikeanthonywild
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Merchandise
Replies: 14
Views: 2191

Re: Merchandise

<t>Where is the line drawn between "branding" and "infringement"? Are you saying that any design that is found with the words "Raspberry Pi" or the logo is legible for takedown? Obviously I fully understand how profit margins on the device are minuscule and you'll be relying on the sale of merchandi...
by mikeanthonywild
Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Merchandise
Replies: 14
Views: 2191

Re: Merchandise

<t>As stated before by Liz, there's no RPi merchandise being sold currently other than the stickers - and there's a lot of us who want some RPi-themed loot!<br/> <br/> I have set up a Zazzle store for which I am knocking up some T-Shirt designs as I speak. Zazzle do all kinds of gear, so it might be...
by mikeanthonywild
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Launch, files, torrents?
Replies: 9
Views: 1460

Re: Launch, files, torrents?

I also have a dedicated 100Mbit connection which I can throw at this. Alongisde I have a tracker as well for anyone who wants to use it.
by mikeanthonywild
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Some problems with the website and Opera
Replies: 2
Views: 909

Re: Some problems with the website and Opera

The first problem you list is an issue with WordPress functionality. The second problem I have also (but only on Win 7 + Chrome, OS X + Safari is fine). I wouldn't bother yourself too much about it, it's only a minor visual issue. Hopefully they'll be replacing the forums in a bit anyway.
by mikeanthonywild
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 395319

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<r>16x9x1 inches? That's bloody enormous! If you wanted a 7" - 12" cse then I'd point you in the direction of the wholesale Android tablets from China which can be had for < $100. But 16x9?<br/> <br/> For that sort of size I can only recommend getting an old laptop, although if you want your aspect ...
by mikeanthonywild
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you program a Raspberry Pi
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Re: How do you program a Raspberry Pi

<r>I think the RPi will focus on Python which I believe is being shipped with it. In regards to programming the RPi, Python is basically a Write Once Run Anywhere language. So what you write in Python on one PC should run exactly the same on another computer, even if it\'s completely different (like...
by mikeanthonywild
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A process controller for Bank security doors
Replies: 11
Views: 2972

Re: A process controller for Bank security doors

<t>Rather than replacing the logic board, why not have it work in parallel with the RPi? That way there's no inherent security risk (so long as it's set up properly) and you still get to add a load of features such as remote management and logging etc. If you can open up a couple of pins on your log...
by mikeanthonywild
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: A process controller for Bank security doors
Replies: 11
Views: 2972

Re: A process controller for Bank security doors

<t>Sure, an RPi could be used for this, but no security firm in their right mind would do. They use FPGAs for a reason, because it gives them total control over what's going on. Using something like this would be a security nightmare simply because quite a lot of it is undocumented / closed source. ...
by mikeanthonywild
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: UPS RaspberryPi C64-style (difficulty: moderate)
Replies: 3
Views: 2939

Re: UPS RaspberryPi C64-style (difficulty: moderate)

<r>I just had a quick look and couldn't find any C64-style keyboards. One alternative would be to get an industrial keyboard enclosure like this one: <URL url="http://www.google.com/products.....CHgQ8wIwAA">http://www.google.com/products.....CHgQ8wIwAA</URL> and then use a Dremel to cut out a large ...
by mikeanthonywild
Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: hi
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: hi

I hope you\'re not referring to me :O
by mikeanthonywild
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test post, forum software discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 3387

Re: Test post, forum software discussion

I would agree with the post above. I don\'t mean to hound, but this software is not ready for prime-time. With the launch of the device imminent then now really is the time to move.
by mikeanthonywild
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Heads-up on BitTorrent and ThePirateBay.
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: Heads-up on BitTorrent and ThePirateBay.

That's a good point for people who don't leave their machines on 24/7. In fact a RPi seeder project would be pretty cool :D

Don't forget that you can seed all you like, but if you don't have a decent tracker then the files ain't going nowhere ;)
by mikeanthonywild
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Heads-up on BitTorrent and ThePirateBay.
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Re: Heads-up on BitTorrent and ThePirateBay.

<r>I personally would use <URL url="http://www.openbittorrent.com">http://www.openbittorrent.com</URL>, but I guess it's just preference. It's a shame actually, I spent ages setting up a tracker for another development community, but no-one ever used it <E>:(</E> Perhaps it could be put to better us...
by mikeanthonywild
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Server
Replies: 28
Views: 6098

Re: Server

That\'s a point, I wrongly assumed you he was wanting a web server. What type of server are you looking for?
by mikeanthonywild
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: hi
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: hi

<r>Hey man, can\'t say I do as I only just jumped on the RPi bandwagon, thus I wasn\'t at theMaker\'s Fair. <E>:D</E><br/> <br/> From prior experience there\'s usually a grumpy old bastard that hangs around a forum and shouts at people when they don\'t post their introduction in the designated \'Int...
by mikeanthonywild
Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Server
Replies: 28
Views: 6098

Re: Server

<t>You will need to install a web server on the laptop first, i would recommend Lighttpd - it\'s lightweight, fast and easy to configure. You then need a copy of linux on both of the RPis and, using a Gigabit switch, hook them up to your laptop. Lighttpd needs to be installed on each of the RPis as ...
by mikeanthonywild
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Little machines and the future of the data center
Replies: 9
Views: 2024

Re: Little machines and the future of the data center

Discovering the unharnessed potential under the bonnet is pretty awesome really, especially for a chip that costs a few dollars!
by mikeanthonywild
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Little machines and the future of the data center
Replies: 9
Views: 2024

Re: Little machines and the future of the data center

<r>It wasn't really a serious proposition, it was more just satisfying a curiosity.<br/> <br/> Hmm I wouldn't have said that an ARM core (if clocked to 1GHz) would be 120x slower than a Xeon core, though I haven't checked any benchmarks and you could quite possibly be correct. I also agree that a fo...
by mikeanthonywild
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Downloadable content
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Downloadable content

<t>If it has binaries for ARM (not a normal x86 PC) then it will run on the RPi. Similarly if there is source code available for the project then you should be able to compile it on the RPi with maybe a few changes, even if it doesn\'t have an ARM binary.<br/> <br/> So Chromium should work (Open sou...
by mikeanthonywild
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Check device compatibility before getting a pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: Check device compatibility before getting a pi?

<t>The R-Pi doesn\'t use a specific distro, it\'s whatever you put on there. Although I believe that Debian will be the main supported distro. With regards to whether a device works or not, I think the most common drivers are built into the kernel, so as long as you use a relatively modern kernel th...
by mikeanthonywild
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test post, forum software discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 3387

Re: Test post, forum software discussion

Heh, it\'s quite amusing the amount of things that can kick off when someone forgets the smily face xD

( :) :) :) )
by mikeanthonywild
Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Little machines and the future of the data center
Replies: 9
Views: 2024

Re: Little machines and the future of the data center

Haha yeah, something along the same lines of the University that secured funding to buy a massive cluster of PS3s :D I was going to buy four, not very impressive I know, unfortunately I'm off travelling soon and so I don't think my non-existant disposable income will cover even one!
by mikeanthonywild
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Security/Airsoft Sentry
Replies: 8
Views: 4412

Re: Security/Airsoft Sentry

<t>Sounds like a cool project, I was pretty impressed by a couple that are on YouTube. With regards to the suitability of R-Pi as a base for your project, I would say definitely. Interfacing will be a bit different to Arduino though as I don't believe you can explicitly reference the IO pins. Instea...
by mikeanthonywild
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: My project ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Re: My project ideas

Haha I like the PC in a bottle idea, I've got a couple of Jagermeister bottles kicking around which would be the perfect shape for something like that :D

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