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by mkopack
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD downloading
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

Re: SD downloading

<t>No problem... We all learn somehow!<br/> <br/> Just sit tight, the info you need will be given once they release it..<br/> <br/> In a nutshell, you'll put the card into your windows/Mac/linux machine, download the OS image onto that machine. Use a little program called DD (or for windows windd) t...
by mkopack
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A question about timing
Replies: 32
Views: 11264

Re: A question about timing

<t>Right, so basically what rurwin is saying is that you can do something like this (in pseudocode:<br/> <br/> while(1) {<br/> <br/> currenttime = now();<br/> <br/> timediff = lasttime-currenttime;<br/> <br/> Do calculations based on timediff<br/> <br/> lasttime=currenttime;<br/> <br/> }<br/> <br/> ...
by mkopack
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Happy QA Day!
Replies: 11
Views: 1881

Re: Happy QA Day!

<t>scep said: <br/> <br/> <br/> mkopack said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Buttermilk Pancakes with BBQ Shreaded Pork (between the pancakes) and covered in Jack Daniel's Maple Syrup...<br/> <br/> <br/> If we're talking meat, pancakes and JD, the daddy is of course the Breakfast Fortress <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>...
by mkopack
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: It's Feb 20, are we on schedule?
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: It's Feb 20, are we on schedule?

<t>They're rolling off the line today (ie, STARTING TO) and are going through testing... the front page has a blurb that says they're supposed to go to shipping to the distribution sites on Thursday...<br/> <br/> So, yes, they're on schedule... Except none of *US* really knows the detailed schedule....
by mkopack
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Happy QA Day!
Replies: 11
Views: 1881

Re: Happy QA Day!

Ok, saw this on Food Network's "Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives" last night:

Buttermilk Pancakes with BBQ Shreaded Pork (between the pancakes) and covered in Jack Daniel's Maple Syrup...

Looked weird as heck, but the people on the show said it's AMAZING tasting.
by mkopack
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New vid on the front page...
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: New vid on the front page...

Nice. Looking forward to it... Sounds like we have about a week to go still....
by mkopack
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible Battery Power pack?
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Possible Battery Power pack?

Want??? Or NEED??? LOL
by mkopack
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible Battery Power pack?
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Possible Battery Power pack?

LOL, yeah... When they handed them to us we were like "Uh.... Ok... What the heck IS this?? A mouse??? Then somebody looked it up...
by mkopack
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible Battery Power pack?
Replies: 6
Views: 1047

Re: Possible Battery Power pack?

<r>For Engineer's Week my company just gave us all one of these:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.xoopardesign.com/pr.....038;page=1">http://www.xoopardesign.com/pr.....038;page=1</URL><br/> <br/> I'm thinking I might be able to use it as power for the RPi... The specs show 5.3V(+-.2v) @ 1A output, 1...
by mkopack
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Happy QA Day!
Replies: 11
Views: 1881

Re: Happy QA Day!

+1...

Let's just hope the Chinese got them right and everything passes QA!
by mkopack
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shipping issue regarding the one-device-per-person limit
Replies: 4
Views: 1586

Re: Shipping issue regarding the one-device-per-person limit

<t>Plus I'm assuming that the shipping charges get factored in when you put in your order. Since you can't order 3 in a single order, there'd be no way to tell the system "charge shipping for 3 on order 1 and no charge for shipping on orders 2+3."<br/> <br/> You're each going to have to go in, try t...
by mkopack
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72973

Re: config.txt

Honestly, the simplest solution is just don't support the overvolting at all....

If it's going to cause this much headache, don't support it! If you REALLY want a faster device, go buy a faster device!
by mkopack
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Scratch and dent.
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: Scratch and dent.

<t>IIRC Liz has said in the past that this *might* happen...<br/> <br/> Chances are they're going to be ones that are too far gone for you to fix and make useable again... But if you just want one to use as a coffee table piece or something to practice soldering on, cool.<br/> <br/> We'll just have ...
by mkopack
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Holding' the PCB
Replies: 32
Views: 6909

Re: 'Holding' the PCB

by mkopack
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix 14 Release Event
Replies: 8
Views: 2244

Re: Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix 14 Release Event

So, Liz, should we read into it that the date of this event is the 22nd? Maybe just a little????
by mkopack
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No clue what I'm doing...
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: No clue what I'm doing...

<t>Well, never hurts to jump in...<br/> <br/> If you're planning to be a CS major in college, what I'd suggest is pick either Java or Python (most CS programs tend to use those for their intro classes). Focus on understanding concepts more than language specifics. As you get farther along, you'll co...
by mkopack
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix 14 Release Event
Replies: 8
Views: 2244

Re: Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix 14 Release Event

We ALL hope you are!!!!
by mkopack
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72973

Re: config.txt

<t>I have to say, this is all REALLY good info, and certainly should get put in the FAQ / Wiki!<br/> <br/> Glad to see that we're starting to get this sort of info. I figured it was just a matter of time, waiting until the boards were ready.<br/> <br/> Here's to hoping this trickle quickly turns int...
by mkopack
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72973

Re: config.txt

<t>Awesome, so this is basically our "bios" screen where we can tweak things a bit...<br/> <br/> Is there any plan to include options such as turning off features (like, say, if I'm going to run completely headless, turn off the components/subcircuits driving the HDMI + Composite ports to save on po...
by mkopack
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPU 20% slower than BeagleBoard?
Replies: 21
Views: 9005

Re: CPU 20% slower than BeagleBoard?

<t>And are they comparing the RPi to the Beagle BOARD or Beagle BONE? The Bone is around $80, the BOARD is something like $200 (IIRC)… So not exactly an apples to oranges comparison in price either… I would EXPECT the $200 board to be a lot faster!<br/> <br/> (Edit, just looked up the Bone specs, ye...
by mkopack
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: US ORDERS
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: US ORDERS

Read the FAQ. It's covered in there. YEs, and just like buying anything else online - CC or PayPal...
by mkopack
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When does the second production batch start
Replies: 34
Views: 6770

Re: When does the second production batch start

<t>Keep in mind that the profit margins for the foundation on this thing are QUITE low…<br/> <br/> And given that there is an unknown demand level for these, I would think they would sell these first 10,000, and once those are nearly (all) gone, put in another order for a second 10,000… They'll prob...
by mkopack
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to the Beta Boards?
Replies: 31
Views: 13148

Re: What happened to the Beta Boards?

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Gert's offline at the moment. However, he is still working on various Gert boardy stuff, as well as datasheets etc, so he's pretty busy, and its isn't his day job!<br/> <br/> <br/> TOTALLY understand! Like I said, I had kinda lost track of the thread where Gert had ...
by mkopack
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Udacity
Replies: 14
Views: 3851

Re: Udacity

<t>Udacity isn't affiliated with Stanford... Thurn WAS a professor at Stanford, but after seeing how well received the online stuff this past fall was received, he decided he couldn't teach in a traditional environment anymore, and started up Udacity. He's left Stanford (or maybe taken a LoA ?)<br/>...
by mkopack
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to the Beta Boards?
Replies: 31
Views: 13148

Re: What happened to the Beta Boards?

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> She meant "We made 100 of these beta PCB boards". There where ever about 20-25-ish assembled and modded.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Gert: Ah! Thanks for that clarification. I didn't realize that was the case.<br/> <br/> Also, how are you coming along with the Gert Board? ...

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