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by Bootsy
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 147971

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>scep said: <br/> <br/> <br/> scep said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The fact that my motorbike is stalling for no apparent reason ...<br/> <br/> <br/> Injector body was loose if anyone is interested .<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> That's not a rant <br/> <br/> You should have said something about "not meant to la...
by Bootsy
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 385177

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Andre_P said:


2a Darwinism in action, matches, silly people, you fill in the gaps.



is this the answer?
by Bootsy
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Solar panel tracking
Replies: 21
Views: 7537

Re: Solar panel tracking

<t>As a non-tech, non-computer person - would it be easier to attain the results with a simple program controlling a step motor (c). Two sensors (a and b), one on either side of the array feeding signal to the program.<br/> <br/> If a>b step motor -1<br/> <br/> If a<b step  motor +1<br/> <br/> If a=...
by Bootsy
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 23683

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

<t>radu said: <br/> <br/> <br/> So kids in the UK don't have enough money to get a cheapish netbook? I don't live in the UK, but it was my impression that it is a pretty socialist country, where the government gives you everything if you are poor <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Having been one of the poor, ...
by Bootsy
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 408
Views: 149483

Re: What was your first computer?

My first was a PC, I used it for t'interweb browsing and playing games. That was less than 10 years ago.

I still use a winbox 'o' mystery today, that's why I'm looking forward to the R-Pi so I can actually learn what makes a computer work.
by Bootsy
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Kids Excited...
Replies: 56
Views: 9429

Re: Getting Kids Excited...

<t>"I made this"<br/> <br/> It has a better hook than "I own this".<br/> <br/> My children have always played more with a cardboard box dollhouse or fort that they made themselves than they did with shop bought ones.<br/> <br/> Give children the building blocks and a bit of guidance, the excitement ...
by Bootsy
Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 198134

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<t>cjb said: <br/> <br/> Power source could be an issue there, at least in the UK as it isn't reliably sunny for solar power, but for me that is issue #20 or so with the idea.<br/> Whilst solar alone wouldn't cut the mustard, a combination of solar and wind could do the job. Since you are looking at...
by Bootsy
Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Payment by cheque or postal order?
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Payment by cheque or postal order?

<t><br/> liz said: <br/> <br/> remember that a lot of our customers are going to be in developing world situations where buying stuff online is not easy or even possible. We need offline payments (we don't expect many people to take them up) to serve those customers, who are very important to us.<br...
by Bootsy
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Payment by cheque or postal order?
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Payment by cheque or postal order?

Glad to help :)
by Bootsy
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Payment by cheque or postal order?
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: Payment by cheque or postal order?

There will be methods available for offline payment, so you won't need a credit/debit card.

(answer found Here )
by Bootsy
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3498
Views: 83730

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>I'm Bootsy,<br/> I'm an average person on the street, saw this "Computer for £15" story on the BBC News site and had to find out more.<br/> <br/> My computer skills are close to zero, I can use one but don't know what makes them work. It could be pixies in the gubbins for all I know.<br/> <br/> H...

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