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by psergiu
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: For all you slashdot haters!
Replies: 7
Views: 1571

Re: For all you slashdot haters!

<t>Everybody from the original slashdot editorial staff left - they are now company-owned and just introduced "sponsored articles".<br/> <br/> As the quality of the articles decreased, the good users left and the trolls rule supreme.<br/> <br/> Slashdot is slowly becoming a new 4chan channel: The ne...
by psergiu
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 142739

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Are there Liberal Pickle Bags ? How do those pickles taste ?
by psergiu
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 14828

Re: PC's are boring

<t>R-Pi (espcially witha a Gert-Board attached) will allow for wonderful non-boring installs like this:<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Don't dis my Mac Mini - it has about a dozen external devices connected (HDDs, floppy, cdrom, card reader, serial adapter, TV Tuner, USB hubs ... ) so from behind it almost ...
by psergiu
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Can you add more to it
Replies: 9
Views: 1736

Re: Can you add more to it

<t>Yes there are. Read the Wiki - it's all in there.<br/> <br/> If after reading the Wiki you have to ask what those pins do, you are not able to readily use them - you have to learn some electronics or wait until someone develops some "plug-n-play" add-ons.<br/> <br/> USB will be the most used conn...
by psergiu
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 408
Views: 142160

Re: What was your first computer?

<r>Electronica CIP-02<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.old-computers.com/m.....#038;c=700">http://www.old-computers.com/m.....#038;c=700</URL><br/> <br/> Speccy clone with 64Kb ram and only 4Kb ROM containing a "MINI-BASIC" that was useful only for running basic tests (BORDER n - to check the colours...
by psergiu
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 14828

Re: PC's are boring

Yep, PCs are boring.

That's why i'm using a Mac
by psergiu
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: B board w/o TV out
Replies: 10
Views: 2154

Re: B board w/o TV out

<t>The connectors will be automatically soldered by robots on a production line.<br/> <br/> Actually having some boards without connectors will increase the price as those robots must be reprogrammed to NOT solder them. This costs money. Lots of money. More than 50 cents * a couple hundred of boards...
by psergiu
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How come there are so many Raspberry Pi haters?
Replies: 99
Views: 22333

Re: How come there are so many Raspberry Pi haters?

<t>This forum software is missing a "ignore" button and a way for the ignored users to see how many people no longer want to see their posts.<br/> <br/> This way the "trolls & haters" issue will be quickly sorted. If anyone disagrees with something, they'll have to present their problem in an in...
by psergiu
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: So...Blender anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 5639

Re: So...Blender anyone?

<t>Quote from Xillra on December 19, 2011, 00:43<br/> Possibly, if the "graphics" are not strong enough, add a usb, turn it into add on ram, (tutorials on youtube) and figure out how to to use a virtual graphics card. Any thoughts?<br/> <br/> Yes.<br/> There is no such thing.<br/> You can use a USB ...
by psergiu
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How good is the Raspi camera system?
Replies: 10
Views: 3256

Re: How good is the Raspi camera system?

This means that the camera board will have a sensor like the one in N8 or better ?
If so, please put a common size lens mount thread on the board around the sensor and let the people put wherever lenses they desire on that.
by psergiu
Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: BASIC - more harmful than useful?
Replies: 899
Views: 131520

Re: BASIC - more harmful than useful?

<t>I have one thing to say to all the BASIC haters - Your "superior" languages may not use GO TO, but, at run time, the CPU will still use a JMP instruction at the end of your "precious" while loop.<br/> <br/> Look at the last generations of programmers - They started on Java & other OO higher l...
by psergiu
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What do you think about decision X (aka a playing with fire thread)
Replies: 26
Views: 4950

Re: What do you think about decision X (aka a playing with fire thread)

<r>1) To give us a $25(+VAT) computer. And a $35 one.<br/> <br/> 2) I hope they\'re 10, i figure 8 as they spend too much time reading stupid posts like this one on the forums and not taking care of the business <E>:)</E><br/> <br/> 3) 1,2,3,4 and 5. I use Apple hardware, i admin a Mac-user forum an...
by psergiu
Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 21237

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

<t><br/> Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz<br/> Memory: 512MB<br/> Hard Drive: 80GB<br/> Optical Drive 1: DVD<br/> All this for 105 bucks shipped.<br/> <br/> <br/> Add windows & office license costs. Then the antivirus and the salary of the IT guy to reinstall everything every 2 weeks. All compu...
by psergiu
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smallest Linux Install
Replies: 47
Views: 12680

Re: Smallest Linux Install

<t>Or you can do it like this:<br/> <br/> 1) Install a full ARM distro on a large SD<br/> 2) Connect the 2nd small SD to a USB reader<br/> 3) Create all the required filesystems and dirs on the small SD (RPi msdos partition with "The Blob", ext3 partition (ex: mount in /mnt/small) with /etc, /bin, /...
by psergiu
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3d rpi board image
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: 3d rpi board image

<t>Looke like there will be no GPIO & SPI headers - only holes so you can solder you own (i hope they will be available in the RPi shop, both male & female, as 1.27mm headers are kinda hard to find in brick-and-mortar stores this part of the world)<br/> <br/> Nice render - add some bumps for...
by psergiu
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finalised PCB design now on the front page
Replies: 90
Views: 8799

Re: Finalised PCB design now on the front page

Hmmm - is the audio port a 5 pin DIN ? - this means Stereo in & out, line level ? Or that RPi is able to load games from casette tapes ? ;-)
by psergiu
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If we miss the first batch ?
Replies: 55
Views: 5430

Re: If we miss the first batch ?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from mengel on November 5, 2011, 22:51<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Just have to keep checking email often after Dec. 1st. and ...[/quote]<br/> Is there a place where we can subscribe to be notified via e-mail when the sales are about to go live ?<br/> I\'m predicting a DDoS-like...
by psergiu
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)
Replies: 189
Views: 35704

Re: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)

<r>I believe that a lot of people will want to use the RPi as an Arduino replacement for "blinking lights" and other low-level & low-speed projects. If all the RPi's connectivity options will be "by professionals for professionals" - a lot of people will give up trying their first "blink a led" ...
by psergiu
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the Raspberry Pi use any non-free software?
Replies: 27
Views: 5896

Re: Will the Raspberry Pi use any non-free software?

I\'m curious about the computer RMS uses - does he have the source code for his BIOS ? Or for his graphic card firmware ?
by psergiu
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Smallest Linux Install
Replies: 47
Views: 12680

Re: Smallest Linux Install

<r><URL url="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/">http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/</URL><br/> <br/> Customized Kernel + Busybox + /dev + config files in /etc = under 10Mb.<br/> <br/> No compiler, no debug and .a libraries, no manpages, no documentation, no i18n.<br/> No sysV init scripts - a single she...
by psergiu
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)
Replies: 189
Views: 35704

Re: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)

<t>If anyone will create a add-on board with all the I/O pins exposed, please try to use the Arduino pinout so people can reuse Arduino Shields (3.3V-compatible that don't use the Analog Inputs pins). As the Arduino layout is open-sourced, there's absolutely no need to invent another incompatible pi...
by psergiu
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 193286

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<r>I will use mine as an arduino replacement. A really powerful Arduino <E>:)</E> For starters.<br/> <br/> Quote from chip273 on November 6, 2011, 20:47<br/> Use a Beckchip intead, they have ethernet on board and meanwhile only cost around 5 Euros and have a 186 CPU with DOS on them. <br/> Care to g...
by psergiu
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Inspirational people in Computer Science
Replies: 99
Views: 13598

Re: Inspirational people in Computer Science

<t>Dear RaspberryPi people,<br/> <br/> I know most of you are from the United Kingdom but RaspberryPi is intended for a worldwide audience.<br/> <br/> 1) I'm not from the UK and from all the names of UK personalities i have read from the last pages, i recognized only Stephen Fry - and all i know abo...

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