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by jacklang
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 395755

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

The heat - maybe 1 watt will dissapate by conduction.
by jacklang
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: You have GOT to be kidding - Ebay rip offs.
Replies: 18
Views: 3605

Re: You have GOT to be kidding - Ebay rip offs.

<t>There is a report item under contacts, in the ebay header, which I have used. You can get the item number from the URL<br/> <br/> Scalpers infringe our  copyright and trademark (logo and the wordmark "Rasberry Pi"), and we will take action, which may result in them losing their reputation or bein...
by jacklang
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Device Certification
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Device Certification

It will be

Currently plan or have in place for the cased product CE, RohS, noPb,FCC,EMC, HDMI, WEEE(waste directive)

Other possible ones on the wish list include UL, E-mark

What certification is needed where you live (say which country) or are a must have?
by jacklang
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi variation
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: Raspberry Pi variation

<r><URL url="http://modernistcuisine.com/co.....emon-curd/">http://modernistcuisine.com/co.....emon-curd/</URL><br/> <br/> The use of freeze dried raspberry powder is interesting.<br/> <br/> Freeze dried raspberries are available from health food shops or specialist suppliers like MSK <URL url="http...
by jacklang
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Foundation
Replies: 21
Views: 4529

Re: The Foundation

<r>From the Foundation's original manifesto:<br/> <br/> The Raspberry Pi Foundation exists to promote the study of Computer Science and<br/> related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning<br/> computing.<br/> <br/> Over the last decade, universities have experience...
by jacklang
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 201599

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Mention in today's Observer article by John Naughton "From Colossus to Raspberry Pi in seven decades" http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech.....on-neumann
by jacklang
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: It's Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day
Replies: 25
Views: 3537

Re: It's Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day

Its to let the gluten in the flour fully hydrate
by jacklang
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: It's Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day
Replies: 25
Views: 3537

Re: It's Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day

If you add some oil to the batter you won't need to keep regreasing the pan
by jacklang
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Inspirational (and with cool demos)
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: Inspirational (and with cool demos)

Circulated on the CAS mailing list. Maybe we should think about teaching coding in a different way

Have a look at some excellent demos in a video of a recent talk at
CUSEC 2012 by Bret Victor:

by jacklang
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Food! (was Charcutiers of the worlds unite)
Replies: 101
Views: 13509

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

no no no

An egg sandwich must be egg fried soft in butter, white bread and tomato ketchup, maybe bacon.

Unless of course its cold hardboiled and chopped into mayonaisse or better salasd cream

(onion/spring onion/chives optional)
by jacklang
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: config.txt
Replies: 172
Views: 72874

Re: config.txt

<t>You are right we had not discussed this aspect.<br/> <br/> Bear in mind that this is a development release and we do not warranty misuse, any more than say warranty return after drilling a hole through the board or connecting it directly to the 240v mains<br/> <br/> When we come to the educationa...
by jacklang
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tax
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: Tax

<t>The Foundation pays the import duty/tax and your board will be shipped from UK.<br/> <br/> If you are in the UK we have to charge VAT (20%), plus shipping and handling (around £5, but still to be determined)<br/> <br/> If you are in the EU but outside the UK we have to charge VAT unless you suppl...
by jacklang
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The BBC Computer Literacy Project 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

Re: The BBC Computer Literacy Project 2012

I am a Trustee and the secretary of the  Foundation
by jacklang
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The BBC Computer Literacy Project 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

Re: The BBC Computer Literacy Project 2012

<r>Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @jacklang – how did you find the website? can you say any more about the project?<br/> <br/> <br/> Its genuine, if still at the exploratory stage. See also Howard Baker BBC micro platform interview (mp3)<br/> <br/> That said, its early days. The project, as I under...
by jacklang
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The BBC Computer Literacy Project 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

Re: The BBC Computer Literacy Project 2012

Yes, we are mentioned on the "About" page http://www.bbchelloworld.co.uk.....about.html

Brief video of their IDE as well
by jacklang
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The BBC Computer Literacy Project 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4827

Re: The BBC Computer Literacy Project 2012

<r><URL url="http://www.bbchelloworld.co.uk/">http://www.bbchelloworld.co.uk/</URL><br/> <br/> BBC Learning aims to inspire a new generation to become literate in computer technology and programming.<br/> <br/> There are four key components:<br/> <br/> <br/> Content | Inspirational TV and Radio prog...
by jacklang
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tax implications of donating a Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Tax implications of donating a Pi

The Foundation  is registered as a charity with the UK tax authorities, so UK taxpayers can claim Gift aid on donations to the Foundation. To make use of this please indicate when you make a donation that you wnat it gift aided and supply your name and address
by jacklang
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi Power Supply - HTC Phone Charger - 5v @ 1A
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: RaspberryPi Power Supply - HTC Phone Charger - 5v @ 1A

That charger should work fine; the rating on it is a maximum. The Pi (and any peripheral plugged into the USB port) will take what they need up to that maximum
by jacklang
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: the REAL reason why we don't have the Raspberry Pi yet
Replies: 10
Views: 3010

Re: the REAL reason why we don't have the Raspberry Pi yet

Its also Chinese New Year/Golden Week which has slowed things down a bit
by jacklang
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: conditions for RP logo usage
Replies: 8
Views: 3929

Re: conditions for RP logo usage

See my post above.

You can use it so long as your website conforms and clicking on it takes you to http://www.raspberrypi.org
by jacklang
Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finally someone's doing something
Replies: 31
Views: 5673

Re: Finally someone's doing something

http://www.computingatschool.o.....p?id=cacfs
by jacklang
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 10988

Re: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?

70C is too hot. Aim for an internal temperature of 58C, so cook at about 60C

Double wrapped  in silver foil in the plate warming oven of a AGA does well, unless you have a sous vide setup.
by jacklang
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A vote of thanks...
Replies: 14
Views: 2344

Re: A vote of thanks...

<t>And thank you to all you good people out there, without whom this would not happen.<br/> <br/> You are the people who bring creativity, excitement, enthusiasm, patience and your special areas of knowledge to our small enabling step.<br/> <br/> This is just the start of a journey that we hope you ...
by jacklang
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 21101

Re: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.

No, we imported the major silicon components ready

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