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by Archangel5089
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ETA for for model B
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: ETA for for model B

I think you misread, the last comment is 6th Dec, as of 8 days ago the boards appear to still be in PCB stage.
by Archangel5089
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 25239

Re: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?

<t>I think the goal of the project is highly laudable, I will be using this to teach my nephew something about my work and I hope that this encourages schools to get more involved in early stage programming.<br/> <br/> What I can't deny is that almost everyone on this forum is very excited about RPi...
by Archangel5089
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What did your first programs do?
Replies: 47
Views: 8864

Re: What did your first programs do?

I think I mean \'endif\' rather than curly bracket? Can\'t remember, I moved on to java and c and learnt anbout OO pretty quickly after that!
by Archangel5089
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What did your first programs do?
Replies: 47
Views: 8864

Re: What did your first programs do?

<t>The first thing I wrote (that wasn\'t a \'Hello World\' type learning task) was a graphical Playfair cipher in VB when I was 13. I came across the code the other day and it\'s main component is a monster piece of code which ends with about 16 curly brackets! I submitted it as a month long piece o...
by Archangel5089
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Need a use for a Vertex 2 SSD
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

Re: Need a use for a Vertex 2 SSD

<t>I am currently in RMA with an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, the thing has bricked twice in the same computer and I have already found an alternative. The problem is I can't get my money back so I've been forced to fix the drive and I now need a use for it.<br/> <br/> I'm probably already know the answer to t...
by Archangel5089
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Weapon of choice?
Replies: 23
Views: 3780

Re: Weapon of choice?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from crundy on October 11, 2011, 10:09<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> So as far as I can make out the two \"best\" languages would be Python and PHP, which is a shame because Python is still a bit specialist, and PHP is a horrible language (IMHO).[/quote]<br/> <br/> Most of my prof...
by Archangel5089
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Emulating a RasPi on Windows
Replies: 59
Views: 28260

Re: Emulating a RasPi on Windows

Thanks for the this emercer, much appreciated
by Archangel5089
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 16880

Re: what will you name your pis?

I like mine to have a quirk and they are usually named after Ai from games or books from back in the day, I might start on ship names from Ian M Banks novels. \"Not Invented Here\" or \"The Ends Of Invention\" might work but the first would be \"Size Isn\'t Everything\" :)
by Archangel5089
Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Second Ethernet port needed!
Replies: 32
Views: 18281

Re: Second Ethernet port needed!

<t>I may be remembering incorrectly but in Ebens' Q&A didn't he mention putting wireless into the RPi? I think the intention was to remove the ethernet port to offset the cost but keeping both would make this product a lot more versatile. I use the wired/wireless connections on a netbook to brid...
by Archangel5089
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maybe you have targeted the wrong audience
Replies: 30
Views: 6433

Re: Maybe you have targeted the wrong audience

<t>Quote from Rubus on September 15, 2011, 12:31<br/> they will need an equal number of screens at around £200 a unit<br/> <br/> You can get 21" monitors for less than £100 now. Though you could probably get a job-lot of VGA ones for free.<br/> <br/> To be fair I think schools would be looking at a ...
by Archangel5089
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Maybe you have targeted the wrong audience
Replies: 30
Views: 6433

Re: Maybe you have targeted the wrong audience

<r>Quote from choppergirl on September 14, 2011, 19:53<br/> <br/> No kid in Africa, India, or even rural England, is going to have an HDMI monitor lying about. And if you're plan is to hard sell schools on these single board computers, you are going to have a hard sell because when you factor in an ...
by Archangel5089
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "RASPBERRY PI (and programming in Linux) FOR DUMMIES"
Replies: 39
Views: 7749

Re: "RASPBERRY PI (and programming in Linux) FOR DUMMIES"

Wow, this is a great idea, so much better than getting a CD on the back page which you'll never even glance at. It would make a really good tool for introducing people to Linux.
by Archangel5089
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many would you make?
Replies: 60
Views: 10272

Re: How many would you make?

<t>Quote from liz on September 5, 2011, 18:49<br/> We're not taking pre-orders because there's no financial motivation for us to do so, and our initial batch has to be 10k for reasons we've discussed elsewhere; the extra data isn't helpful for us and simply causes us more administrative work.<br/> <...
by Archangel5089
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many would you make?
Replies: 60
Views: 10272

Re: How many would you make?

What is the lead time on production? If you sold short would people be waiting that long for their boards?

I would definitely pre-order if it were available.
by Archangel5089
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Re: Wireless

Well, there have been several of these kind of threads in the forum but that's the best bet I've seen yet... Most of the others are discontinued or have limited space, bet the cost if fairly high though.

From a technical standpoint: no idea
by Archangel5089
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Additional RAM from USB?
Replies: 30
Views: 8470

Re: Additional RAM from USB?

<r>Quote from Lob0426 on September 1, 2011, 05:15<br/> As I said in another thread; remove half of your memory then replace that memory with a Flash drive that equals the memory you removed then try it out.Set your swap file to the flash drive only. us it exactly as you use it now. You will see slow...
by Archangel5089
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whats the max speed of the SD card slot ?
Replies: 27
Views: 9856

Re: Whats the max speed of the SD card slot ?

Reminds me, Amazon are selling Sandisk Transcend 16GB SDHD 'Class 10' for £15.... It's a faulty batch with a crippled write speed and they're just trying to get rid of them, do not fall for it!

I would also quite like to know what class the hardware can cope with...
by Archangel5089
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Additional RAM from USB?
Replies: 30
Views: 8470

Re: Additional RAM from USB?

<t>Semantics:<br/> An L2 processor cache provides the same function as RAM. They store data, same function. If you want to be more specific then yes, they are different and the debate is pointless because we are not arguing at the same level of meaning so let's move on...<br/> <br/> Churning:<br/> I...
by Archangel5089
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Low cost monitor
Replies: 69
Views: 39074

Re: Low cost monitor

<r>I know I've posted this somewhere before but here are some cheap 6-10" touchscreens:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.mimomonitors.com/">http://www.mimomonitors.com/</URL><br/> <br/> I'm going to have a few of these in my network, I plan to set it up so I can just plug the screen in if i need to i...
by Archangel5089
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Additional RAM from USB?
Replies: 30
Views: 8470

Re: Additional RAM from USB?

<t>Quote from obarthelemy on August 30, 2011, 18:08<br/> - ReadyBoost is a persistent disk cache, where Windows "intelligently" copies lotsa small files, to take advantage of flash's faster access times, while not being penalized by its lower throughput (over USB2, compared with sata1/2/3). It's cer...
by Archangel5089
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Additional RAM from USB?
Replies: 30
Views: 8470

Re: Additional RAM from USB?

<t>Quote from jamesh on August 30, 2011, 15:51<br/> Quote from Archangel5089 on August 30, 2011, 14:57<br/> I think the wear and tear point is kind of moot here... How much extra memory are you going to want, really? 2GB-4GB before it becomes overkill? You can pick up a stick with a decent IO speed ...
by Archangel5089
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Additional RAM from USB?
Replies: 30
Views: 8470

Re: Additional RAM from USB?

<r>Quote from obarthelemy on August 30, 2011, 05:50<br/> RAM and a flash drive are not the same thing. a flash drive is more like a hard disk.<br/> <br/> So.. No.<br/> <br/> Search for ReadyBoost... If they were doing it in Vista do you really think it hasn't been done in Linux first? <E>;)</E><br/>...
by Archangel5089
Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Additional RAM from USB?
Replies: 30
Views: 8470

Re: Additional RAM from USB?

<t>I think the wear and tear point is kind of moot here... How much extra memory are you going to want, really? 2GB-4GB before it becomes overkill? You can pick up a stick with a decent IO speed for less than £10 and it will last 2-3 years which sounds like a bargain to me!<br/> <br/> However... You...
by Archangel5089
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Hack a day
Replies: 11
Views: 2927

Re: Hack a day

**shrug** Haters gonna hate... I might have been critical of a $25 computer until I read the specs and saw the alpha myself, especially when the the nearest thing I can find with the same design is more expensive than a netbook...
by Archangel5089
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Multiroom Audio System
Replies: 53
Views: 22415

Re: Multiroom Audio System

I have to say I like the idea of setting up a budget multimedia system throughout the entire house! I'd like to set one up a drop-down touchscreen screen in the kitchen simply so I can stream iPlayer when I cook. I reckon you could do it all with < £150...

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