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by caminati
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Suggestion for something with a little more power?
Replies: 17
Views: 3587

Re: Suggestion for something with a little more power?

<r>Ampix0 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I found this guy but I was actually hoping to be a little cheaper. The price on this is good. but then there is $50 shipping. <URL url="http://www.aliexpress.com/prod.....alers.html">http://www.aliexpress.com/prod.....alers.html</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I unders...
by caminati
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Suggestion for something with a little more power?
Replies: 17
Views: 3587

Re: Suggestion for something with a little more power?

<r><URL url="http://www.aliexpress.com/prod.....alers.html">http://www.aliexpress.com/prod.....alers.html</URL><br/> <br/> $130 with shipping, and additional custom duties might apply to you.<br/> <br/> To run linux on it, see<br/> <br/> rhombus-tech.net<br/> <br/> and<br/> <br/> limadriver.org<br/>...
by caminati
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Bash - Programming
Replies: 30
Views: 8253

Re: Bash - Programming

<t>Quote from andywe on December 14, 2011, 14:56<br/> Bash does have debugging capabilities ...<br/> <br/> <br/> Agree: a set -x can do wonders.<br/> And, anyway<br/> <br/> The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements. (B.Kernighan)<br/...
by caminati
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Bash - Programming
Replies: 30
Views: 8253

Re: Bash - Programming

<t>Quote from bradburts on December 13, 2011, 20:29<br/> Yes you can do things in bash, people have and do. Its just that mostly you would just be far more productive using something else.<br/> That something else is often a handful of utilities adhering to the unix philosophy, and glued together by...
by caminati
Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Bash - Programming
Replies: 30
Views: 8253

Re: Bash - Programming

<t>Shell scripting, besides being practical, encourages virtuous laziness, conciseness, parsimony and software leverage.<br/> I find there are didactic values in this: there are fundamentally different ways of thinking involved with respect to coding in a programming language.<br/> Also, you can get...
by caminati
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will you get the A or B? Why?
Replies: 56
Views: 11437

Re: Will you get the A or B? Why?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Burngate on November 25, 2011, 10:39<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> B because of network. Unless I can find a cheap USB-ethernet (not wi-fi), in which case A.[/quote]<br/> <br/> I bought one on ebay for 2 euros, and it works with open-source, third part drivers:<br/> <URL url=...
by caminati
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DRAM on USB
Replies: 9
Views: 3814

Re: DRAM on USB

<r>Oddly, the same topic emerged on tinycore forum some time ago:<br/> <URL url="http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=9550.15"><s>[url]</s>http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=9550.15<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> <br/> More recently, I was planning to simply use the sd card to swap; t...
by caminati
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the Raspberry Pi use any non-free software?
Replies: 27
Views: 7071

Re: Will the Raspberry Pi use any non-free software?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from kenpem on November 8, 2011, 14:10<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> [quote]Do you want them to deliver a hot meal and a naked women with it as well?[/quote]<br/> Yes please <E>;)</E> [/quote]<br/> <br/> Too appropriate to refrain from:<br/> <URL url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by caminati
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some OSes I will be playing with
Replies: 11
Views: 4043

Re: Some OSes I will be playing with

<t>Plan 9 and especially Inferno always intrigued me.<br/> As a PC+Unix user, I have a question. On such a system, one has the old, safe fallback of a keyboard+vga implementation of compatible text mode (e.g. in Linux one has tty?, independently of having an X server running).<br/> <br/> How do thin...
by caminati
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farewell dmr
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: Farewell dmr

<r>The guardian published a well written commemorative article:<br/> <URL url="http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech.....is-ritchie">http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech.....is-ritchie</URL>.<br/> <br/> Talking of giants of computing, 2012 will be the Alan Turing year:<br/> <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
by caminati
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 16586

Re: what will you name your pis?

In many languages repetition of (some syllables of) a name denotes love for its owner.
So I was thinking about lavatorially calling it pp.
by caminati
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: On Jobs, and Genius.
Replies: 23
Views: 4248

Re: On Jobs, and Genius.

<t>The original topic (for which you started a dedicated thread) was about Jobs being a genius.<br/> You now push in a bunch of diversions, which sounds suspicious.<br/> I wasted some minutes of my time digging your lavish rant looking for a response to that original issue, and did not find it.<br/>...
by caminati
Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: On Jobs, and Genius.
Replies: 23
Views: 4248

Re: On Jobs, and Genius.

<r>Quote from Jongoleur on October 16, 2011, 10:00<br/> His methodologies and preferred design cues were borrowed from the likes of Dieter Rams( <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieter_Rams">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieter_Rams</URL> ), who worked with the German manufacturer Braun.<br/> <...
by caminati
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: On Jobs, and Genius.
Replies: 23
Views: 4248

Re: On Jobs, and Genius.

<t>Quote from tufty on October 15, 2011, 17:57<br/> <br/> How do you know it's unjustified hype if, as you say,<br/> Quote from caminati on October 15, 2011, 09:28<br/> I never used anything apple-ish<br/> <br/> <br/> You deceptively quoted this period out of context.<br/> I had explained I garnered...
by caminati
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farewell dmr
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: Farewell dmr

<r>Quote from tufty on October 15, 2011, 12:14<br/> Oh, Jobs' Apple have innovated plenty; the recent success of Apple has been driven by technical excellence as much as, if not more than, by "oooh, shiny". Jobs' genius was to know what innovations to nurture, and how to sell them to an audience.<br...
by caminati
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farewell dmr
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: Farewell dmr

<r>All the hysteria surrounding Jobs' death somehow obscured the passing away of Dennis Ritchie.<br/> It also makes me feel like expressing a harsh remark which otherwise I would not have uttered: what Ritchie did for mankind is plain to see, and yet little mourning he got; on the other hand, what w...
by caminati
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How will this differ from the OLPC project?
Replies: 18
Views: 5225

Re: How will this differ from the OLPC project?

<t>Quote from liz on July 31, 2011, 21:21<br/> I like the fact that in the UK and US, *parents* are going to be less antsy about a kid experimenting with and potentially breaking the device (although breaking it will be a very hard thing to do - we are engineering for robustness). Replacing a £15 ma...
by caminati
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspi: short for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 18
Views: 6457

Re: Raspi: short for Raspberry Pi

In some local italian dialects, "raspa" may derogatorily refer to a sexual act.
Anyway, such an use is not widespread, and raspi could work.
To my ear it sounds a bit funny; however, this is not necessarily a bad thing.
by caminati
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 52645

Re: What have we missed?

<r>Quote from nomis on July 29, 2011, 21:28<br/> How would we install the os of our choice? Will it have USB booting supported? Is it BIOS or EFI? I am not the most familiar with ARM. But yes, Wifi would be nice. Bluetooth, I have survived without it. Internal storage?<br/> <br/> Your questions some...
by caminati
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Questions about OS and BIOS
Replies: 13
Views: 5175

Re: Questions about OS and BIOS

Quote from Svartalf on July 29, 2011, 20:21
Not being one of the RasberryPi people, I can't answer for them- but I can hand you a few educated observations:
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Thanks, I needed those basics.
by caminati
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Questions about OS and BIOS
Replies: 13
Views: 5175

Re: Questions about OS and BIOS

<t><br/> In another post I praised the modularity of Raspberry PI.<br/> From this point of view, I guess that TinyCore would be the perfect OS for this machine, the only, yet substantial, problem being TinyCore being built for x86 architecture.<br/> Indeed, Raspberry PI stirred quite an amount of in...
by caminati
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 207450

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<t>Not having to carry around a heavier-and-larger-than-I-need netbook to compute what I need while moving is alone a great reason which would drive me into buying one: I am positive that its computing power would suffice my needs (basically LaTeXing, surfing, running some math apps like the ones in...

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