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by scep
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi Becoming more Influential over the OS World...
Replies: 14
Views: 2707

Re: RPi Becoming more Influential over the OS World...

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from riffraff on October 7, 2011, 06:51<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> I don\'t think you guys at Rpi quite fully grasp what you\'re doing here.[/quote]I\'m guessing that they probably do seeing as a) they are quite a bright bunch of people really and b) a \"major paradigm shift\" ...
by scep
Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What do you think about decision X (aka a playing with fire thread)
Replies: 26
Views: 6001

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

Just to save everyone answering question 2: go to the Charity Commission site and check out the list of Trustees. That\'s right, it\'s all the way up to 11 ;)
by scep
Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 30419

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<r>90 HDMI --> DVI cable £100<br/> 90 keyboard and mouse: £450<br/> 100 SD cards: £200<br/> ..saving £150 to be spent on the ICT department staff party.<br/> <br/> I think we'll see this general model in schools within the next five years (not necessarily with the Pi of course, could be one of its m...
by scep
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So what are (where are?) the goals of rpi/the foundation?
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: So what are (where are?) the goals of rpi/the foundation?

<r>I hate to be pedantic <cough>. But as we are being pedantic: "us" is an extremely common way for companies to refer to themselves. A quick straw poll finds the term used in this sense by the likes of HMRC, Barclays, Amazon, BBC, Ryanair etc etc. So no, I don't see the problem.<br/> <br/> See for ...
by scep
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 24746

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

<r>Quote from yabba on December 3, 2011, 11:00<br/> ...The smartphone and the internet is currently changing their lives.. You say that like it's a good thing. It's changing them alright - into a bunch of slack-jawed, spoon-fed consumers. Consumers who can't go ten minutes without posting banalities...
by scep
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 24746

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

Quote from Bacan on December 2, 2011, 17:53
It is a pebble in the pond, causing a ripple....Mmmm... Raspberry Ripple :)
by scep
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Donate Button
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: Donate Button

I vote for <MARQUEE ...> + animated GIF saying "CLICK HERE!!"
by scep
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 24746

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

OT - abishur: so is Dell the main edu hardware supplier in the US? Does it shape what goes into schools, what software is used etc. Does it have a similar power that school boards have over text books there?
by scep
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Donate Button
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: Donate Button

<t>As a charity they can subsist entirely on donations AFAIK.<br/> <br/> Of course the problem is the tools maligning the project by crying "scam". Sadly, they are not bright enough to understand that if this was in fact the case, it would be the most convoluted, public and rubbish sting since a cha...
by scep
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 24746

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

I wouldn't worry about it too much tufty - because you forgot the fact that the Raspberry Pi is a goddamnripoffvapourwarescamz!!! Those PCB pics are clearly 'Shopped from the insides of an old Game & Watch Popeye.
by scep
Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Binary
Replies: 16
Views: 2566

Re: Binary

I would LOVE to find a sheet of A4 with binary on it . It's a puzzle. Enjoy it :D
by scep
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Food! (was Charcutiers of the worlds unite)
Replies: 101
Views: 13935

Re: Food! (was Charcutiers of the worlds unite)

<r>Quote from E on November 27, 2011, 19:34<br/> Anyway, cold smoking. I'm intrigued, as it's something I've always fancied trying, especially if you can do it on the cheap in an old printer box <E>;-)</E> I'm guessing there's whole forums devoted to the topic out there?Smoke source + aluminium duct...
by scep
Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Food! (was Charcutiers of the worlds unite)
Replies: 101
Views: 13935

Re: Food! (was Charcutiers of the worlds unite)

piglet - start eating acorns mate, not raspberrries, then we can think about doing an Iberian style ham :)
by scep
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)
Replies: 31
Views: 5445

Re: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)

<t>iPads are passive, consumer items -- just watch the latest ads (or teenagers swanning about the corridors of schools with them under their arms using them as a "chat up line"). And they do not enhance learning any more than interactive whiteboards have ever done in my experience.<br/> <br/> Raspi...
by scep
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)
Replies: 31
Views: 5445

Re: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)

<r>Quote from tek-monkey on November 29, 2011, 11:49<br/> scep, long shot here but were you ever known as sceptic in a former online life? Just a similar name and job area to someone I used to know.<br/> <br/> I would have PM'd but can't see a way to on this forum?PM sent <E>:D</E> (drop down under ...
by scep
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Kids Excited...
Replies: 56
Views: 10154

Re: Getting Kids Excited...

<r>Quote from djs47 on November 23, 2011, 15:04<br/> What do the educationalists say about getting kids excited? They must see large numbers of kids and have the knowledge, experience and gut feeling as to what works.Getting kids excited is trivial. Getting them to understand and learn is somewhat h...
by scep
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)
Replies: 31
Views: 5445

Re: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)

<t>Quote from glenn66 on November 28, 2011, 23:37<br/> Scep, I've seen Computing at School and think it is a great idea, but I don't think it is for beginners and unfortunately as far as programming goes that's where most of the teachers delivering ICT are. ...CPD for non-specialists who would like ...
by scep
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)
Replies: 31
Views: 5445

Re: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)

glenn - if you've not already seen it, you might want to take a look a Computing at School
by scep
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: General RS Posts
Replies: 125
Views: 13413

General RS Posts

To try and make it easier for people find the information that they need, generic threads about RS will be merged here. If you want specific help on ordering and shipping then please search/browse these forums to see if the question has been asked before. If not, please start a new thread with a cle...
by scep
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Inspirational people in Computer Science
Replies: 99
Views: 16817

Re: Inspirational people in Computer Science

Quote from tufty on November 23, 2011, 21:13
I tend to do the same for Dennis Ritchie. Well, not "add a trailing 'g'", just, y'know, bother to spell it right.Pedant.
by scep
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Inspirational people in Computer Science
Replies: 99
Views: 16817

Re: Inspirational people in Computer Science

<t>Quote from billium on November 23, 2011, 14:20<br/> I wonder if you'll be praising the Microsoft people when they are demanding the M$ tax off you, like they do with laptops, fondle slabs, and smart phones?<br/> I geddit. Hang on, where's those ALT-codes?..... Appl€! Son?y! Curr¥s! Yeah! Take tha...
by scep
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Alan Turing Documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Alan Turing Documentary

<r>I asked my A-level Computing students yesterday if they had watched it. One of them said, " No, I was on Facebook". That kind of sums up the "digital natives".<br/> <br/> So I set it as homework with a test next lesson -- less than 75% and they will be writing an essay on Turing. Facebook that <E...
by scep
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Self-Contained MAME Machine
Replies: 80
Views: 38197

Re: Self-Contained MAME Machine

Excellent idea. Mine's going in this panel I made a few years ago. Instant portable arcade :D:


Loads of room underneath for the Raspi and cables (retractable HDMI?):

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