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by fatjonnie
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3578
Views: 137168

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hi, as my username suggests I'm John from Kent. Now in my 7th decade and a scientist by profession (before I retired) and a serial tinkerer with digital machines.<br/> <br/> Started by doing some least squares curve fits on an Elliot 805? using Algol back in the sixties and then progressed by way...
by fatjonnie
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OS (What bit version is it?)
Replies: 32
Views: 7498

Re: OS (What bit version is it?)

<t>This discussion is all very worrying for me and re-enforces the need for Raspberry-Pi as far as I am concerned. Do people really not understand what memory is and what it is used for?  Discussions on paged memory models are all well and good but to assume longer pointers etc. (much easier to prog...
by fatjonnie
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which language would you choose to teach programming on the RPi?
Replies: 47
Views: 11286

Re: Which language would you choose to teach programming on the RPi?

It has to be C as far as I'm concerned - its small, fast and as close to the hardware as you need to get. Learn the basics of C and virtually all other languages fall into place.

Fatjonnie

(for reference, I started with Algol a long long time ago)
by fatjonnie
Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: RaspberryPi + GPS
Replies: 20
Views: 12070

Re: RaspberryPi + GPS

If not already in the kernel, presumably serial->USB driver support could be loaded, as could gpsd allowing multiple applications to access GPS signal simultaneously.

Fat Jonnie

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