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by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 48
Views: 7403

Re: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2

Yeah "Slagging off" is one of those coarse (but not actually too rude) phrases for criticising people! Lovely.

The raspi is definitely not 100% free (stuff in the GPU, etc.). But please let's not go off topic again... :)
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Graph & timeline of Pi Sales
Replies: 88
Views: 27270

Re: Graph & timeline of Pi Sales

Still no sign of market saturation yet... still exponential, at least to my eye. I'm sure the foundation's got a more accurate chart in a locked room somewhere! :D

It'll be interesting to see what happens to the curve in 6 months, once the Quad's sales have settled...
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 48
Views: 7403

Re: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2

At the moment it looks like it may be similar to Snappy - a basic operating system, not a full Windows 10 desktop. Perhaps something that can run existing apps and stuff for Windows phones, or Windows RT and so on? (All of the above is guesswork.)
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Too many Pis ?
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Too many Pis ?

FYI, there was a post yesterday asking the same question - find a way to pass on unused Pis. (Can't remember where it was.) I think just find a kid who could use one, and help get them started on it... if they're not annoyed by an old model that is. EDIT: here it is... http://www.raspberrypi.org/for...
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 48
Views: 7403

Re: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2

For heaven's sake, it's just a computer. It runs software, who cares what software?

And why does 3000 posts give you the right to be correct?
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Will it be Astro Pi 2 now?
Replies: 7
Views: 3024

Re: Will it be Astro Pi 2 now?

They don't like bare boards up there. Somewhere among the Space trivia I read geekily, I heard about a computer failure on the shuttle. They had four computers, all redundant, but apparently all in ONE box. Apparently a loose bit of solder had broken off, and as it was drifting about it caused separ...
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 48
Views: 7403

Re: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2

ArborealSeer wrote:People who can't, rant? :lol:
Brilliant. Post of The Year, 2015.

Remember where you heard it first! :)
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 48
Views: 7403

Re: What Windows 10 'IoT' could mean for Raspberry Pi 2

I'm amused that people seem incapable of reading comprehension. I'm not amused that I keep having to moderate stuff that I really shouldn't have to - see previous sentence. Frankly, if these people were banned (no, not Joe), I wouldn't miss 'em. It's just wilful time wasting after the warning that ...
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New baby's nickname?
Replies: 14
Views: 3375

Re: New baby's nickname?

Quad. (or Quadruplets.)
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Will it be Astro Pi 2 now?
Replies: 7
Views: 3024

Re: Will it be Astro Pi 2 now?

Yeah, think of the extra weight of all those additional transistors :lol:
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Projects/uses/purposes now possible with a Pi 2
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Projects/uses/purposes now possible with a Pi 2

Image processing (and I suppose audio/speech recognition) will probably be helped enormously by the extra CPU.
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Thanks for your patience while the Pi2 dust settles
Replies: 7
Views: 3012

Re: Thanks for your patience while the Pi2 dust settles

You know, when the acces came back then went down again, for a moment I thought you'd been DDOS'd by disgruntled Windows haters :)

Either way, at least it shows people are interested :)
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu Snappy
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Re: Ubuntu Snappy

I got the impression it's a mainly write-only virtual machine you put on your device, along with the code (source files or compiled?) for your application. You can then message the VM over whatever network you have. (I only looked at it very briefly so I could be wrong with any of the above.) (btw, ...
by Ravenous
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: With new Rpi specs, what are good reasons to buy Galileo?
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: With new Rpi specs, what are good reasons to buy Galileo

I'd think of the Galileo as an Arduino but with much more memory & program space. And the PCI slot, for fitting wireless cards etc. (In other words, not really a raspi competitor, but a different thing completely.) Only thing that puts me off Galileo really is the high current draw, 800mA?? (Though ...
by Ravenous
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Please make prosilver the default
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Please make prosilver the default

I just use the standard one, and have ever since the big forum change. I really don't see what the problem is. Am I missing something?
by Ravenous
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ways to make a RPi2 NOT able to run Win10
Replies: 16
Views: 3759

Re: Ways to make a RPi2 NOT able to run Win10

So, if i want to donate RPi2's, i want to make sure they won't be able to run windows. Wait a moment - you started by saying you wanted to stop people running Windows on stolen RPIs, but your real objective is to circulate crippled RPIs? Please do correct me if I'm wrong, but your tactics sound as ...
by Ravenous
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Lol- The joking thread
Replies: 316
Views: 69703

Re: Lol- The joking thread

rurwin wrote:"You can't fight in here; this is the War Room."
One of my very favourite films. Still highly recommended for thinking people of all ages!
by Ravenous
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: How do I learn C
Replies: 33
Views: 4977

Re: How do I learn C

K & R may be out of print? That's a bit shocking. It's actually a good, clear read, the bits of it I've read anyway. If so - and I wouldn't normally recommend this - but there is a PDF of one of the older editions available free on the web if you look for it. Though not the newest edition it's still...
by Ravenous
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Encryption - The codebreakers thread
Replies: 36
Views: 5394

Re: Encryption - The codebreakers thread

Oh alright I will give a clue - the above message was just a caesar cypher, as you said. Someone just needs to try all the numbers to get it. It would make a reasonable programming exercise actually.

(When it's been cracked, there is a large hidden pot of gold hiding under a... no, only kidding.)
by Ravenous
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 6613

Re: Windows 10

So your upgrade didn't take ages and reboot the machine many times, as I think one person said?
by Ravenous
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Encryption - The codebreakers thread
Replies: 36
Views: 5394

Re: Encryption - The codebreakers thread

Uryyb jbeyq

(No clues. Old hands on the forum will probably have an idea what this is and what site to decrypt it.)
by Ravenous
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: How do I learn C
Replies: 33
Views: 4977

Re: How do I learn C

Interesting stuff about the path, guys (oh and yes, I did understand your first comment on the difference with Windows. It was one of the first things I tripped up on when I tried my first Linux in fact!)
by Ravenous
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 51
Views: 6613

Re: Windows 10

I'm also quite intrigued by HoloLens. I was skeptical as to whether it would actually be possible to display a stable rendered image over real-world objects (i.e., turn your head away from the table but the "holo" image stays in the same place)... Yes this is a good point. We all would wear glasses...
by Ravenous
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: How do I learn C
Replies: 33
Views: 4977

Re: How do I learn C

Don't forget the classic Gotcha:

to run your compiled code "hello" might not work. If not try "./hello" instead (it tells the operating system to look explicitly in your current directory for the program. I'm not sure why...)
by Ravenous
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Capacitors
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

Re: Capacitors

As Ame suggested, I'd put a decoupling cap between 5V and ground, close to the A-D chip itself. If these are, say, 0.1 uF (100nF) simple ceramic capacitors, one there will hopefully knock out any switching noise caused by the chip. If the wiring out to each of the individual thermistors is long, the...

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