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by Prometheus
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why use HDMI when you could use Displayport instead?
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

Re: Why use HDMI when you could use Displayport instead?

<t>SN said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I"ve just got a new HP laptop and it has one of these (pointless) DisplayPort sockets on it instead of HDMi – I have absolutely NO idea why the HDMI port spec is being usurped by DisplayPort …. is this an Apple (grrr) thing?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> My understanding is th...
by Prometheus
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Did anyone of you turn their back on MS Windows definitely?
Replies: 68
Views: 10224

Re: Did anyone of you turn their back on MS Windows definitely?

<t>I used a Commodore 64 from the late 1980s up until 1996, when my family got its first x86 box, which ran Microsoft Windows 95. I never got on with Microsoft Windows, and always found it counterintuitive and difficult-to-use, and as it got increasingly obfuscated and draconian, I figured that I co...
by Prometheus
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Slashdot at it again....
Replies: 22
Views: 2648

Re: Slashdot at it again....

<t>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> More sniping/misunderstanding….<br/> <br/> The best one is the poster who thought "CE" testing had something to do with WinCE!<br/> <br/> <br/> This sort of thing is more common than you'd think. I once came across a fellow who insisted that "CE" stands for "Cana...
by Prometheus
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Favorite e-reader and management software?
Replies: 12
Views: 3282

Re: Favorite e-reader and management software?

<t>SN said: <br/> <br/> (admittedly not as good as a Kindle - but you can't play music on a Kindle or surf the web or edit documents etc etc etc)<br/> <br/> Those features have been available since the Kindle 3 (now renamed to the "Kindle Keyboard"). That's not to say that the features are optimal, ...
by Prometheus
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Mass SD Card Replicator
Replies: 17
Views: 4705

Re: Mass SD Card Replicator

<t>rurwin said: <br/> <br/> And since we only need a single SD card, it can be inside the case, behind tamper-proof screws.<br/> <br/> Not *too* serious, here, but: If they have internet access in some location or other, you just know that some smart-alec will be hitting the various low-cost tatmong...
by Prometheus
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New RS Email - Compliance?
Replies: 100
Views: 15851

Re: New RS Email - Compliance?

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> hippy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm surprised that didn't happen anyway once they rolled off the production line as it was a major milestone in the project and something to be very proud of, despite the "hiccup" discovered later.<br/> <br/> <br/> huh, you know that k...
by Prometheus
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: This forum… PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING.
Replies: 11
Views: 23854

Re: This forum… PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING.

<t>edgarinventor said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Jessie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I have edited the title of this topic.  It has always been sticky now it is sticky and in your face.  I would hate to have to start deleting topics to prove a point but this part of the forum needs to be un-cluttered.<br/> <br/>...
by Prometheus
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will this SD card work?
Replies: 15
Views: 3149

Re: Will this SD card work?

<t>john_wage said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @Prometheus<br/> <br/> Really nice article there about things to watch out for, good read and helpfull.<br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks very much! I'm glad you found it to be such. <br/> <br/> Those are some good tips from yourself, there, too, but I would like to offer ...
by Prometheus
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will this SD card work?
Replies: 15
Views: 3149

Re: Will this SD card work?

I would be sure to test it with the Microsoft Windows program H2Testw or its Linux equivalent, F3 (a link to these, along with some information, is located in my signature, below) - the vast majority of flash-media sold on eBay is fake-capacity (and often counterfeit, as well), unfortunately.
by Prometheus
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Design cases', I don't really get it
Replies: 21
Views: 4047

Re: 'Design cases', I don't really get it

<t>There's also the whole sense of personalising the device and making it your own.<br/> <br/> I had a few ideas for a housing for my own RPi, but in the end I built a case from Lego, using some of the diagrams available, combined with the perspective-corrected beta board photographs that rurwin put...
by Prometheus
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: PSP or DS as gpu for mame machine?
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: PSP or DS as gpu for mame machine?

<t>If I may ask, what sort of newer games are you expecting to be able to run? I wasn't aware of anything new on the horizon that would push the RPi's GPU to the point that you would want to run it through something else!<br/> <br/> Anyway, I'm pretty sure that it would be very, very difficult, or p...
by Prometheus
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: adquisition and production
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Re: adquisition and production

Intel is (or at least has been) an ARM licensee, though, if memory serves...
by Prometheus
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi(TM)(C)(R)
Replies: 21
Views: 3928

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

<t>bitplane said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Wikipedia's logo is a trademark, as is the Firefox brand, but if you start putting a trademark symbol in your logo like that it's inevitable that people will start referring to the project it as RaspberryPi^TM, which won't do the project any good PR when it comes t...
by Prometheus
Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Mounting Options
Replies: 12
Views: 2958

Re: Mounting Options

<t>cphels said: <br/> <br/> <br/> So by letting the Sugru cure while in contact with Saran wrap, the end result will be a permanently non-stick area even after I remove the wrap? Also, what types of material will Sugru stick to in a normal state? I"m looking at using poly carbonate for the base and ...
by Prometheus
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Mounting Options
Replies: 12
Views: 2958

Re: Mounting Options

<t>SANGER_A2 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Problem with stuff like that or using a glue gun (the budget option) is that it's pretty much permanent and hard to remove the board if you want to.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> There is a workaround for this!<br/> <br/> Sugru will not stick to clingfilm (Saran Wrap, f...
by Prometheus
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PoC code uses super-critical Windows bug to crash PCs
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: PoC code uses super-critical Windows bug to crash PCs

<t>Chris Rowland said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Every single distribution I"ve tried has forced me into the terminal far too soon and often – Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Puppy.<br/> <br/> It may be possible to use a pre-configured system without using a terminal but I don"t think it"s possible to set one up.  ...
by Prometheus
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PoC code uses super-critical Windows bug to crash PCs
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: PoC code uses super-critical Windows bug to crash PCs

<t>Chris Rowland said: <br/> <br/> <br/> One of the things that really puts me off Linux is the way it's groupies spend so much time slagging off Windows.<br/> <br/> If they spent a fraction of the time working on making Linux usable with a decent UI that didn't require vast number of arcane command...
by Prometheus
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as a Atari 2600
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: Raspberry Pi as a Atari 2600

<t>Ooh, this is nice to see - thanks for posting about it! <br/> <br/> Any idea why there's no sound?<br/> <br/> JasonS said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm sure I will feel a little guilty though, while gutting it out.<br/> <br/> <br/> Why not gut one of the non-2600-on-a-Chip plug-and-play units, instead? ...
by Prometheus
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: USB Robotic Arm
Replies: 49
Views: 28797

Re: USB Robotic Arm

<r>Though the device as-is is restricted by its drivers to Microsoft Windows only, the robotic arm has been made to work with Linux. More information is available at the links below;<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.linuxquestions.org/.....rm-851033/">http://www.linuxquestions.org/.....rm-851033/</UR...
by Prometheus
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you post Pictures?
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: How do you post Pictures?

Further to the other suggestions for image hosting, there's also imgur, which doesn't require registration, if that's of any help. You simply upload your image there, then copy the text from the box labelled "BBCode (message boards & forums)", and paste it into your post.
by Prometheus
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Computer-related comic strips
Replies: 13
Views: 2120

Re: Computer-related comic strips

<t>Whilst I don't tend to read them as much anymore, I used to quite like the following;<br/> <br/> UserFriendly<br/> <br/> Real Life Comics<br/> <br/> PVP<br/> <br/> There was also Kid Radd, which is more of a video games-related comic, which ran as one big, self-contained story from 2002 to 2004, ...
by Prometheus
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Donating to RPF when buying a RPi?
Replies: 10
Views: 1793

Re: Donating to RPF when buying a RPi?

Sweet - thanks very much for the info!
by Prometheus
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Donating to RPF when buying a RPi?
Replies: 10
Views: 1793

Re: Donating to RPF when buying a RPi?

If it were possible to specify a more exact amount, I'd gladly donate the price of another Model B, since that's what I bought.
by Prometheus
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What ARM devices do you have already?
Replies: 32
Views: 5969

Re: What ARM devices do you have already?

<t>Kernel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> As for the people who say they don"t want  a mobile – why?<br/> TBH I just use it as a portable computer and rarely make any calls on it<br/> <br/> <br/> Well, as far as my requirements go, mobile telephones are far too crippled (I find telephone operating systems t...
by Prometheus
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What ARM devices do you have already?
Replies: 32
Views: 5969

Re: What ARM devices do you have already?

<t>Off of the top of my head;<br/> <br/> Game Boy Advance SP<br/> <br/> Nintendo DS<br/> <br/> Game Boy micro<br/> <br/> Pandora<br/> <br/> Amazon Kindle<br/> <br/> Nintendo 3DS<br/> <br/> Also, someone gave me one of those officially-licensed Mega Drive multi-game handhelds, which, rather than bein...

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