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by TheEponymousBob
Mon May 28, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Leaving Pi plugged in to TV messes with AV devices!
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

Re: Leaving Pi plugged in to TV messes with AV devices!

No advice, but I can confirm that the same issue exists on my Sony Bravia and Virgin V+ box. I was completely nonplussed until I decided to try switching the HDMI cables and the telly came back as soon as I unplugged the Pi!
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Name your next model of the Raspberry pi!
Replies: 22
Views: 6872

Re: Name your next model of the Raspberry pi!

I"ve always said Raspberry Tau.
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Slashdot at it again....
Replies: 22
Views: 3269

Re: Slashdot at it again....

Tangentially, as someone whose wife is suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, I"ve always felt Windows ME to be one of their best named products
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: iPad
Replies: 33
Views: 5812

Re: iPad

<t>I have upgraded my first generation iPad for the new one, as the 256MB RAM in the first generation device was becoming a real limitation. Of course when the first generation was released, nobody—not even Apple—was predicting them to do so well. I think aspects of it still felt "experimental".<br/...
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Computer-related comic strips
Replies: 13
Views: 2457

Re: Computer-related comic strips

At risk of this turning into an xkcd love-in, I try to make sure anyone who joins our development team sees this one before they get anywhere near any DB code. Simultaneously hilarious and deadly serious.
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New pricing info on the front page (good news!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Re: New pricing info on the front page (good news!)

Re. holiday: Fabulous! Have a great and well-deserved time off.

Re. pricing stuff: nice to see that both suppliers are paying attention and adapting to what must be a product quite unlike their normal fare in terms of demand and customer expectations.
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: GCHQ-backed competition names Cyber Security Champion
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: GCHQ-backed competition names Cyber Security Champion

<r>Kernel said:<br/> <br/> Anyone else been following this? It all started off with this: <URL url="http://www.canyoucrackit.co.uk/">http://www.canyoucrackit.co.uk/</URL><br/> <br/> Are you sure? I solved that one, and it simply led to a recruitment page. From what I can gather, this was a more form...
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New logo?
Replies: 49
Views: 8623

Re: New logo?

Bigwol said:


I was going to start a new thread before searching for logo colour comments just in case there was one already [...]


Congratulations - you are now every mod's favourite poster.
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: suitable IDE
Replies: 21
Views: 5204

Re: suitable IDE

<t>Absolutely—my response was simply intended to be of use to the OP. Had the question been phrased in terms of a suitable IDE for the classroom, I wouldn"t have mentioned it.<br/> <br/> Im absolutely the first to agree that the RPF are correct to make policy decisions in terms of hardware and "offi...
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: suitable IDE
Replies: 21
Views: 5204

Re: suitable IDE

Of course many features of your IDE can be handled by running remotely from a beefier machine. Step-through debugging might not be feasible, and you might have to faff with your build environments, but it"s an option for some projects.
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 155102

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>rurwin<br/> I bought five SD cards from play.com.<br/> <br/> There"s nothing like consolidating post and packing charges is there.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Yep. That"s nothing like consolidating post and packing charges. One single order. One line on the order saying 5 off of Sandisk Ultra 4GB. Fiv...
by TheEponymousBob
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jinx on release of fruit based computers
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: Jinx on release of fruit based computers

<t>Oh wow. Is that a parody, or can there really be a tech blogger so mind-bogglingly daft yet still employed*? I really don"t want this (or any) thread here to descend into pro/anti Apple holy wars, so let"s please try and pretend that this was some entirely fictitious company of similar size and f...
by TheEponymousBob
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Are you (forum veteran) disappointed with the r-pi launch?
Replies: 31
Views: 5087

Re: Are you (forum veteran) disappointed with the r-pi launch?

<t>Andius said:<br/> <br/> Let compare it with the new Ipad, want to bet everyone who wants one at launch is going to get one on day one. Now if Apple (with its billions) can not do that why do people expect the Raspberry Pi Foundation to be able to so?<br/> <br/> <br/> For what it"s worth, and at r...
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!
Replies: 67
Views: 10795

Re: New post on main page: manufacturing hiccup. Please keep comments about it in this thread!

<t>Sympathy and kudos for the honest—even rather interesting—disclosure go to the Foundation.<br/> <br/> Kudos also go either to everyone in the thread, for keepin" the heid, or to the mods for effecting that illusion <br/> <br/> And hoorah to the server for enduring the inevitable Slashdotting with...
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi variation
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Raspberry Pi variation


Why do cooking and computing often go together?


Gadgets.
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi's and small fuzzy animals. How will you keep them apart?
Replies: 18
Views: 4240

Re: Pi's and small fuzzy animals. How will you keep them apart?

<t>I guess we"ll just do what we always do if Harvey gets too interested in something: quick spray with a water-pistol. I can"t see any way in which that could go wrong...<br/> <br/> liz said:<br/> <br/> Mooncake *did* try to eat one, though (or rather its anti-static bag).<br/> <br/> <br/> Oh, not ...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Planned downtime tomorrow while we upgrade the servers
Replies: 8
Views: 1366

Re: Planned downtime tomorrow while we upgrade the servers

<r>Of course you say no more DB errors, but the day will come when Stephen Fry will unleash his Twitter Army upon you—it"s only a matter of time. <br/> <br/> Speaking of which, I note he gave some Twitter loving to CoderDojo yesterday; nice to see him "bigging up" the whole kids + programming malark...
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rationale behind missing connectors? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 31
Views: 8497

Re: Rationale behind missing connectors? [RESOLVED]

Woohoo! More stuff I haven"t a clue about but look forward to meddling with!

\o/
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rationale behind missing connectors? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 31
Views: 8497

Re: Rationale behind missing connectors? [RESOLVED]

<r>Jongleur said:<br/> <br/> And "BANG went saxpence"?<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://bp0.blogger.com/_Cp2XFV.....pence3.jpg">http://bp0.blogger.com/_Cp2XFV.....pence3.jpg</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> Puts me in mind of this: <URL url="http://www.officedog.co.uk/752.....oduct.html">http://www.officedog.co.uk...
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farnell
Replies: 23
Views: 5284

Re: Farnell

Problems with Maestro are probably due to their acquirer mandating 3-D Secure for e-commerce Maestro sales, which I don"t believe Farnell are using
by TheEponymousBob
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So: what do you all think about the Model A news?
Replies: 41
Views: 6416

Re: So: what do you all think about the Model A news?

<t>Then the A model suddenly has 256 MB RAM. Cool, except I already three month ago was buying accessories like a USB HUB in anticipation of a Q4 release be course the B model"s two USB ports doesn"t fit my needs nor did the 128 MB of the original A model. Today I need a totally different product.<b...
by TheEponymousBob
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So: what do you all think about the Model A news?
Replies: 41
Views: 6416

Re: So: what do you all think about the Model A news?

<t>As someone with apparently no capacity for learning from mistakes, I glanced at the Slashdot comments for the launch. One poster actually complained about the extra memory in the A, since he had pre-purchased peripherals based on buying a model B because of the extra memory.<br/> <br/> :facepalm:...
by TheEponymousBob
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Have's and Have Nots
Replies: 28
Views: 5155

Re: Have's and Have Nots

<t>Alas I was too ill to even try to get in for the 6am announcement, but from what I"ve read, I probably saved myself a frustrated hour or two.<br/> <br/> The licensing model was something of a curveball, and one that will no doubt have those with an inflated sense of entitlement posting just how m...
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 31972

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

<t>timn said:<br/> I still can"t decide whether this is supposed to the thing going on sale or yet another delaying tactic. There"s no mention of "sale", simply that there will be an announcement. It had better go on sale soon "cos if it clashes with the ipad3 launch then my money is on Apple gettin...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anxiously Awaiting Email...
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: Anxiously Awaiting Email...

The e-mail has been pasted into a couple of forum threads; it is nothing more than the post on the front page. Since you"re here, you already know all it contains, and don"t need it to place your order.

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