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by mkopack
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How long do you think Liz will take to stick 2000 CE stickers on the boards?
Replies: 19
Views: 3235

Re: How long do you think Liz will take to stick 2000 CE stickers on the boards?

<t>Actually, I believe they can just put them on the boxes themselves (for at least these first 10,000).<br/> <br/> I can't imagine it'd take more than an hour or so to do that. Actually, it probably will be Farnell/RS that will do that as they ship them out....<br/> <br/> The hold up right now is w...
by mkopack
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi solar car
Replies: 4
Views: 1938

Re: Raspberry pi solar car

<t>Yeah, honestly, for the go-kart phase at least, I would use Arduino, and something like a Bluetooth, or Wifi, or even Xbee shield interface to get telemetry data back to the host computer (which one you choose from the above list depends on how far away you need to be able to xmit that data to th...
by mkopack
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hands On First Review ( link to DesignSpark )
Replies: 15
Views: 2566

Re: Hands On First Review ( link to DesignSpark )

<t>Yeah, that's an actual production board, not a beta. You can tell by the yellow Composite connector and the smaller (not hanging over the edge) SD connector.<br/> <br/> As far as the I2C + SPI interfaces - the hardware is there to support it, it's a matter of the software interfaces need to be wr...
by mkopack
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Streaming Flash Video
Replies: 2
Views: 3857

Re: Streaming Flash Video

You can forget that right now...

Adobe has dropped support for Flash on ARM... Good luck even finding a Flash player...

Flash is on it's way out (slowly but surely) as is MS Silverlight. Both are being deprecated in favor of H.264 via HTML5.
by mkopack
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasberry Pi + Java
Replies: 32
Views: 11083

Re: Rasberry Pi + Java

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Of forgot to comment on a commmkopack said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Java has NOTHING to do with the browser - you can certainly run Java without a browser being on the system. You just are limited to console, desktop, or Java Web Start apps, not web-based applets...<br/> <...
by mkopack
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasberry Pi + Java
Replies: 32
Views: 11083

Re: Rasberry Pi + Java

<t>Java has NOTHING to do with the browser - you can certainly run Java without a browser being on the system. You just are limited to console, desktop, or Java Web Start apps, not web-based applets...<br/> <br/> As nmcc posted - OpenJDK works on the RPi (or at least, it did on the debian image runn...
by mkopack
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newark/Element14 Webinar w/ Eben
Replies: 23
Views: 4742

Re: Newark/Element14 Webinar w/ Eben

<t>I registered and got right in about 5 minutes before they started (OSX Lion, Firefox)....<br/> <br/> I have to say, judging by the questions I saw being posted+answered in the discussion, 99.9% of the people who are ordering this thing have NO CLUE WHATSOEVER what it is and what it can and can't ...
by mkopack
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FCC vs. CE
Replies: 19
Views: 3223

Re: FCC vs. CE

<t>Yup, you're about 5 miles up Satellite Blvd from my house…<br/> <br/> Small world!<br/> <br/> Go check out the Tilted Kilt just north of there… (turn left onto Satellite go about 3-4 miles, you'll see a Home Depot on the left, Tilted Kilt is right in front of it.) Corner of Satellite and Old Peac...
by mkopack
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FCC vs. CE
Replies: 19
Views: 3223

Re: FCC vs. CE

<t>Funar said: <br/> <br/> <br/> mkopack said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Georgia USA?   I"m in Kennesaw, GA…<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes indeed!  I"m in Duluth until Thursday morning.  Less than an hour away from you by the look of it.  Then back to Ireland for a nice week off.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Actually, I L...
by mkopack
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FCC vs. CE
Replies: 19
Views: 3223

Re: FCC vs. CE

Georgia USA?   I'm in Kennesaw, GA...
by mkopack
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FCC vs. CE
Replies: 19
Views: 3223

Re: FCC vs. CE

<t>I asked this to Eben when he posted the info late last week.<br/> <br/> Basically, the testing requirements for FCC and CE are very similar, so if you pass one, there's very little additional that needs to be done to pass the other.<br/> <br/> Additionally, some folks found on Wikipedia that ther...
by mkopack
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page - vid of Eben's talk from Beeb@30
Replies: 14
Views: 2403

Re: New post on the front page - vid of Eben's talk from Beeb@30

<t>Yeah, those are the WORST. I've actually had flight attendants offer to buy me free drinks because they could tell I was beyond annoyed being stuck around the screaming kids...<br/> <br/> Might be ok if you're a parent, but when you're a single person who chooses not to have kids, the LAST thing ...
by mkopack
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: proposing a name for R-PI expansion boards.
Replies: 28
Views: 5272

Re: proposing a name for R-PI expansion boards.

I've heard people toss around "Plates" "Toppings" and "Dishes"

Personally, I like Plates or Toppings.
by mkopack
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)
Replies: 309
Views: 81294

Re: R-Pi Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

<t>I like this idea a lot – and in particular, I like it even more if it was something where the "game" involved programming to advance in level.<br/> <br/> I"m thinking something like "Core Wars" or "Robocode" with a mix of "infinite Pac-man" thrown in as well…<br/> <br/> Something where players wr...
by mkopack
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 4470

Re: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?

<t>smartybones said: <br/> <br/> <br/> bbramble said:<br/> <br/> <br/> And this, I think, is the best reason.<br/> <br/> <br/> I totally agree, it is a perfect way to learn about clustering. its not really practical for someone to learn how to build clusters in any other way other than in a virtual ...
by mkopack
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 4470

Re: Raspberry Pi Raq anyone?

<t>Right, could it be done - sure. But given the limited CPU power, and the bottleneck of the network interface, anything more than as an educational exercise is pointless.<br/> <br/> You could buy a single refurb x86 PC that will run circles around a bramble of RPi's for less money and power use......
by mkopack
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where's the respect gone?
Replies: 19
Views: 3715

Re: Where's the respect gone?

<t>It's difficult to keep a substantive discussion with new ideas flowing when none of us have product to play with, experience issues with, try things with, etc. Not saying this as a knock, just making the observation.<br/> <br/> I usually hang out in the RPi IRC channel and it's going through the ...
by mkopack
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: March 30 shipments pushed to August 16?
Replies: 9
Views: 2556

Re: March 30 shipments pushed to August 16?

<t>Likewise... My date originally showed as May 14th (IIRC) then a couple days later changed to April 4th, then a few days after that - March 30... Today -Aug 16.<br/> <br/> At this point, I have NO faith in any date. I just wish we'd get some SOLID information... If it's really been pushed that far...
by mkopack
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Visio monitor at Walmart
Replies: 9
Views: 2493

Re: Visio monitor at Walmart

<t>I picked up a 22" LG LED 1080P HDTV with HDMI from Best Buy on Sunday for ~ $145 (and then I had another $35 in reward zone certificates to bring that down even further.)<br/> <br/> Nice part is, sound built in, and it also has VGA, Component, Composite and HDMI, so you have options for mixed use...
by mkopack
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 1950 Over Siberia
Replies: 50
Views: 6368

Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Maybe that's the number that can be stacked in a common shipping pallet size?
by mkopack
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post your estimated arrival dates
Replies: 323
Views: 53864

Re: Post your estimated arrival dates

<t>Not months - not unless some major problem is found in the testing...<br/> <br/> More like days, or 2 weeks at most...<br/> <br/> This sort of testing is typically 2 thing:<br/> <br/> 1) check that the thing is going to burst into flames as soon as it's plugged in, burning your house down.<br/> <...
by mkopack
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sugru alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 11301

Re: Sugru alternative

<t>texy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> For those of us in the UK corn starch is the same as corn flour. More difficult is knowing the real or prefered "silicone caulk" ?<br/> <br/> T.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Yeah, that's going to be the fun part - trying to find the right stuff.. Not like the store will let...
by mkopack
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sugru alternative
Replies: 32
Views: 11301

Re: Sugru alternative

You wouldn't use it as the case... You'd use it to help hold a pi inside a case...

Look at Sugru to get an idea what this stuff could do...

Interesting that it's that easy to make. Might have to do some experiments this weekend!
by mkopack
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Webinar for element14 on 4th April
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

Re: Eben Webinar for element14 on 4th April

Question is, will ANY of us actually have RPi's in hand before this happens???
by mkopack
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS RPi's
Replies: 28
Views: 5898

Re: RS RPi's

Yeah, um, how about, I don't know, SHIPPING some of them?!?!? Geesh...

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