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by Wooloomooloo
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Bash - Programming
Replies: 30
Views: 8184

Re: Bash - Programming

<t>I'm not arguing that bash scripting can be a very powerful and very useful thing. But someone trying to make me learn it would to this day trigger an instant "fight or flight" response from me. Heck, regular expressions are an awesomely useful thing but I hate them with a passion for having to sp...
by Wooloomooloo
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157225

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>Quote from jamesh on December 4, 2011, 22:21<br/> Quote from jamesh on December 4, 2011, 10:17<br/> What sucks? Having to spend two hours yesterday trying to get my screen resolution back after a Ubuntu kernel upgrade. Nothing I tried changed anything until I completely removed the Nvidia driver ...
by Wooloomooloo
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How many here actually *care* about the goals of the project?
Replies: 147
Views: 24567

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

<t>This whole thread has me scratching my head too. I was fortunate enough to learn all this stuff in "natural progression", as it was happening - solder transistors when germanium was mainstream, then TTL gates in their heyday, then have access to a Speccy clone and the Z80, then keep building my P...
by Wooloomooloo
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157225

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<r>Maybe I can put a slightly positive spin on this thread - for once, how something DOESN'T suck... <E>;)</E> I'm in a love-hate relationship with my MythBuntu box - I can't imagine not having it by now, but past traumas caused by trying to change anything (anything at all) on it when it doesn't qu...
by Wooloomooloo
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Release Day Pool (just for fun)
Replies: 122
Views: 13902

Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Not before January 21. Murphy told me.
It's still gonna come out ahead though, the other "it's ready when it's ready" project I know of is in that state for at least five years now, and frankly I stopped expecting to see it done in my lifetime. Compared to that, this is nothing...
by Wooloomooloo
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What else for sale?
Replies: 22
Views: 3466

Re: What else for sale?

<t>My understanding is that the whole thing is booted by a very limited, factory-programmed bootloader in the GPU(!) therefore I assume it is looking for a very specific format to boot. I do not know whether other stuff may or may not reside on that card and exactly how much of it would need to be s...
by Wooloomooloo
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model B : IO speed , usb and ethernet share the same bandwidth?
Replies: 10
Views: 2743

Re: Model B : IO speed , usb and ethernet share the same bandwidth?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from smoffen on November 29, 2011, 12:43<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> The topic has been partially covered in<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=984"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.raspberrypi.org/forum?mingle ... opic&t=984">...
by Wooloomooloo
Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My $0.02
Replies: 15
Views: 2678

Re: My $0.02

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from radu on November 28, 2011, 23:03<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> If kids want to learn hardware stuff, they should play with the GPIO and microcontrollers. There is no benefit in accessing the video hardware directly, because all the video cards have different hardware, differe...
by Wooloomooloo
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model B : IO speed , usb and ethernet share the same bandwidth?
Replies: 10
Views: 2743

Re: Model B : IO speed , usb and ethernet share the same bandwidth?

<t>Well, it IS exactly one click away from the wiki page (yes, the first link). Anyway, what the CPU/SoC has is a single hi-speed USB port - that\'s what you see on the model A. What the model B does is add the Ethernet chip, which actually takes that one USB port, splits it up with its internal USB...
by Wooloomooloo
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 398912

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

Erm, am I really the only one noticing that the RasPi (credit card) size is just a touch under the size of a deck of cards (63 mm × 88 mm)...? Just sayin'.

...Ace of raspberries, anyone? The Jolly Joker of small computers, perhaps...? ;)
by Wooloomooloo
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Did you ever...?
Replies: 22
Views: 3461

Re: Did you ever...?

<r>Back when we were learning "computers" (well, some of us a wee bit ahead of others) and the 5" floppy was the standard storage medium, the profs' "antivirus" (yes, viruses were _actually_ roaming the earth - sorry, our floppies - fairly freely back then) solution used to be to disable floppy driv...
by Wooloomooloo
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cotton Candy prototype
Replies: 34
Views: 5356

Re: Cotton Candy prototype

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from kiaas on November 25, 2011, 13:57<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> So I\'m not the only one who remembers the blackdog <E>:D</E> (I made a post about it on the last page.)[/quote]<br/> Heh, just noticed it... <E>:D</E> I tried to skim all the posts in the thread, but somehow I m...
by Wooloomooloo
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cotton Candy prototype
Replies: 34
Views: 5356

Re: Cotton Candy prototype

<r>Actually, there is nothing new under the sun. The whole \"computer/linux-on-a-stick\" concept is old as dirt, up to and including the \"sneak back upstream over the USB and seize the host\'s peripherals\" schtick - see Black Dog (<URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackDog">http://en.wikipedi...
by Wooloomooloo
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Updating the website
Replies: 25
Views: 4306

Re: Updating the website

<r>I\'m not crazy about the rather static main page either but hey, it\'s your site, you make the rules. Still, since I don\'t have a twitter account (nor a Facebook one, sorry, will not get one either), I prefer to keep up with RasPi by RSS feed in my reader (which you can access at <URL url="http:...
by Wooloomooloo
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you find out about Rasperry Pi?
Replies: 23
Views: 4419

Re: How did you find out about Rasperry Pi?

<r>I read somewhere the recent news about FXI Tech\'s Android-on-a-stick - a few posts down in the comments somebody mentioned RasPi as a counterpoint. You had me hooked at the $25 part, this thing is simply Made Of Win. Fun trivia: when I looked up the Android stick a moment ago for reference on a ...
by Wooloomooloo
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Order limit?
Replies: 69
Views: 13227

Re: Order limit?

My bet is on the \"within 24 hours\" too. I WAS going to buy one of both models and another for a friend (to cut shipping costs), but I guess that will have to wait - just a \"model B\" for now... :)
by Wooloomooloo
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Publicity stunt...
Replies: 56
Views: 7920

Re: Publicity stunt...

<r>I couldn\'t resist spoofing a certain well-known \"ad\" - I think the cheekiness of it alone (riding on the back of its counterpart) would make it a viral video, but the pure awesomeness of RasPi will definitely help...:<br/> <br/> Front seat of a car, laptop connected to the dashboard ODB connec...

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