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by CarlRJ
Thu May 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10 on ARM ?
Replies: 41
Views: 18507

Re: Windows 10 on ARM ?

The folks you should be asking about this all work for Microsoft, not RpF/RPT - Microsoft owns the Windows source code, so they're the ones that have to compile for the Pi and support it.
by CarlRJ
Tue May 09, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which 3 things do you want to see in the Raspberry Pi 4?
Replies: 79
Views: 8938

Re: Which 3 things do you want to see in the Raspberry Pi 4?

W.H. nails it pretty accurately. The Pi's Achilles heel is the bottleneck of having one USB2 port for all high-speed IO. So, I want to see the USB2 replaced with USB3 (it doesn't need to venture into type-C connectors yet - given that the Pi is intended to work with hardware you already have laying ...
by CarlRJ
Mon May 08, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Please help... illegal instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Please help... illegal instructions

... Everything seems to go smooth but I get stuck on the illegal instructions part. ... Any suggestions I need or need to do next. Unless you provide your precise longitude, latitude, and elevation, we won't be able to read your mind. I'm guessing you got a Raspberry Pi for some specific purpose (b...
by CarlRJ
Sun May 07, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: High Endurance SD card
Replies: 47
Views: 16612

Re: High Endurance SD card

peterlite wrote:plus the occasional swim in fresh espresso, fruit juice, and rain water.
You know, despite popular rumors to the contrary, they don't actually like to swim, you don't have to keep putting them in liquid like that.
by CarlRJ
Sat May 06, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gig Nic
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: Gig Nic

When are they going to build a Raspberry Pi with a Gig Nic? And upgrade to 802.11 ac? Not for a year or two at least . All current Pi's rely upon a couple variants of the same silicon (which started out life as a SoC for smartphones, IIRC, essentially an ARM CPU tacked onto the VideoCore4 GPU), whi...
by CarlRJ
Wed May 03, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why Debian?
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

Re: Why Debian?

I mostly don't mind the vintage of the software on Raspbian, I mostly just wish, since it has some connection to, and promotes, Python, that it shipped with a version of Python 3 that wasn't 3 years old (that's several decades in Internet Years). Yes, I know I could jump through the hoops to install...
by CarlRJ
Wed May 03, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More Pi Zero Distributors : RPF Blog post
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: More Pi Zero Distributors : RPF Blog post

Burngate wrote:
CarlRJ wrote:A quarter million? Gosh, that means I've only got like 3% of them. :twisted: Must try harder.
You've got seven and a half thousand? Do you own Microcentre?
Using them to wallpaper the living room. Next winter I figure I can mine bitcoins, analyze SETI data, crack encryption keys and keep warm.
by CarlRJ
Wed May 03, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero W
Replies: 25
Views: 3098

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W

The camera connector was added to the Pi Zero because: a) it added a significant new capability, and b) didn't blow the budget on board space and cost (keeping in mind the vanishingly small budget for parts and assembly). You simply can't get the extremely high bandwidth connection into the GPU for ...
by CarlRJ
Wed May 03, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More Pi Zero Distributors : RPF Blog post
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: More Pi Zero Distributors : RPF Blog post

hansotten wrote:Great news! 250.000 in nine weeks! Congrats Rpi foundation!
A quarter million? Gosh, that means I've only got like 3% of them. :twisted: Must try harder.
by CarlRJ
Wed May 03, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File time stamp specific to region
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: File time stamp specific to region

And the Mac is going to know that the filesystem on the removable media device was written by a Linux system using UTC timestamps...how? Where did the OP say the file was on removable media? Where did the OP say the file was being moved from one system to another by sneakernet? That's why I asked e...
by CarlRJ
Tue May 02, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: can 't connect via SSH after update/upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Gone pair shaped

You talk about night backup, are you referring to a way of basically imaging the Raspbian install so that it can be recovered to? If so I'd be very interested to know how to do that. There are a lot of different approaches. Personally I don't see a point to making a full image, as 90% of it is stoc...
by CarlRJ
Tue May 02, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: can 't connect via SSH after update/upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Gone pair shaped

Aside from "no problem, just recover from your nightly backup", the best answer is likely: 1. Burn the newest Raspbian onto a fresh microSD card and boot your Pi on that. 2. Plug a USB-to-microSD card reader into your Pi. 3. Plug your original microSD card into the reader (it may or may not auto mou...
by CarlRJ
Tue May 02, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File time stamp specific to region
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: File time stamp specific to region

rpdom wrote:The FAT system has been around since before people though to worry about moving files to a computer in another timezone, so traditionally the file timestamps were always in local time.
Unix and its filesystems predate FAT. FAT was always a throwback.
by CarlRJ
Tue May 02, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File time stamp specific to region
Replies: 13
Views: 1180

Re: File time stamp specific to region

Do you mean the timestamp of the file? Linux uses UTC for timestamps, usually programs then convert them to your chosen timezone before displaying. It sounds like your Mac isn't doing that conversion. Mac OS X (now macOS) is Unix, and as such, uses standard Unix-epoch timestamps (and if the checkbo...
by CarlRJ
Mon May 01, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to dual boot like a pc with pi3
Replies: 8
Views: 2640

Re: how to dual boot like a pc with pi3

I think your mistake is assuming that the word 'normal' is necessarily a value judgement. I think it is entirely reasonable to think of your existing, Wintel, working, stable, desktop PC as normal, and this new item, that's more like a smartphone than a PC, as new, exciting and, for the time being ...
by CarlRJ
Mon May 01, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how to dual boot like a pc with pi3
Replies: 8
Views: 2640

Re: how to dual boot like a pc with pi3

FWIW, rather than thinking of an x86 computer as "normal" (and thus seeing the Pi as being "odd" in any it differs from an x86 computer), think of them just as two different kinds of computers with differing strengths and weaknesses, and often substantially different approaches to accomplishing simi...
by CarlRJ
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 does not keep time.
Replies: 7
Views: 2139

Re: Pi 3 does not keep time.

If the Pi has a working network connection, there's no need for an RTC - it'll get far more accurate time from NTP than any RTC can manage. Several are serving in my house as gloriously accurate clocks precisely because of NTP. If your Pi can reach the Internet, and doesn't have time accurate down i...
by CarlRJ
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Touchscreen driver issues.
Replies: 8
Views: 10175

Re: Touchscreen driver issues.

Screens that attach directly to the top of the Pi can be a little tricky/fiddly to get working, since they're not connecting via a standard video interface like HDMI. There are a surprising number of such screens, and some companies have great documentation, while others, not so much - I've not hear...
by CarlRJ
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Français
Topic: Connexion entre deux RaspberryPi
Replies: 29
Views: 5338

Re: Connexion entre deux RaspberryPi

Bonjour, J'utilise Google Translate, à la fois pour lire votre message et pour traduire ma réponse, car je ne comprends qu'un peu de français - j'espère que cela a du sens ... Parmi les trois méthodes que vous nommez, je préférerais WiFi parce qu'elle fournit un signal fort, permet l'utilisation de ...
by CarlRJ
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Commercial Use of the Pi
Replies: 203
Views: 28208

Re: Commercial Use of the Pi

Yes, but western digital have also proved you can use pi zero in a commercial product: wdc.com/products/wdlabs/wd-pidrive-node-zero.html I'd venture a guess that Western Digital talked to RPF/RPT directly about getting the Pi Zero in quantity instead of asking on the community forum. They may also ...
by CarlRJ
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Case suggestions for Pi?
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Case suggestions for Pi?

Might help you get more accurate answers if you named the specific display you're using. Some of them have attachment points, and some of the more popular ones (Adafruit's PiTFT's for example) folks have already built cases for that you can work from. With the combination of battery and screen, it's...
by CarlRJ
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Commercial Use of the Pi
Replies: 203
Views: 28208

Re: Commercial Use of the Pi

I am asking for support in defining a path to a SoC based on Pi0w that will, from a product management viewpoint, be relatively stable and predictable for a couple years and available in reasonable volumes; ... Have you considered simply offering Raspberry Pi Trading really huge enormous stacks of ...
by CarlRJ
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Commercial Use of the Pi
Replies: 203
Views: 28208

Re: Commercial Use of the Pi

The Pi0w has the right pieces and the right size, not perfect but close as an SoC to develop into; please suggest other SoC options you feel are 'friendlier'. If you're building a dedicated unit (and don't need the multitasking overhead of Linux - that's a guess, I don't recall if you've said), hav...
by CarlRJ
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Spectrum Next Pi Zero on kickstarter and Pi Zero
Replies: 9
Views: 1718

Re: Spectrum Next Pi Zero on kickstarter and Pi Zero

A quick look at the Kickstarter page shows: 1) they've included a spot to plug in a Pi Zero, it's not a part of the basic unit; 2) the only offer from them that included them supplying a Pi Zero was if you backed at the £230 (about $294) level; 3) that backing level was limited to a maximum of 100 b...
by CarlRJ
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Commercial Use of the Pi
Replies: 203
Views: 28208

Re: Commercial Use of the Pi

jamesh wrote:For all those conspiracy theorists above, there isn't one. A conspiracy, that is.
For some reason I'm reminded of a line from "Airplane": "Sir, maybe we ought to turn on the searchlights now?" "No... that's just what they'll be expecting us to do."

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