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by Canuck
Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An idea to get kids interested in buying a unit if their school does not use them.
Replies: 41
Views: 6088

Re: An idea to get kids interested in buying a unit if their school does not use them.

<t>Kids won't really be interested unless they're 12+ and are very interested in computers. I don't see how packing some FPS onto it is going to solve this, even if it did most kids don't have credit cards so that in itself is a another issue. Most kids have Xbox or PS3's, or some budget gaming PC a...
by Canuck
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Any of you US citizens like voting and chocolate? So do I! Help me out!
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: Any of you US citizens like voting and chocolate? So do I! Help me out!

These petitions go nowhere.. your government has locked on policies. Also no kinder surprise because drugs can be hid in them, war on drugs horray.
by Canuck
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157740

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Why are all the mods here conservative pickle bags.
by Canuck
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PC's are boring
Replies: 83
Views: 16216

Re: PC's are boring

<t>OP, if you hate boring case design go design your own.. having them mass produced would be too mainstream for you from what I learned in your post.<br/> <br/> The only "whats that thing do" the Raspberry Pi would get out of me would be "what can that thing do" since it only has a ARM11, would hav...
by Canuck
Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Android for Pi
Replies: 35
Views: 25727

Re: Android for Pi

Most of the people who buy it are not programmers nor want to learn how to program. The admins/moderators here have no clue.
by Canuck
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Planning to power the pie with a li-ion battery
Replies: 0
Views: 1130

Re: Planning to power the pie with a li-ion battery

-snip-

Nevermind.. 
by Canuck
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:31 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?

Apparently editing is disabled so I can't fix my post mangled in with the quote. Oh well.
by Canuck
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:20 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>scep said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Canuck said: <br/> <br/> <br/> your method/logic in use for nitpicking posts is rather immature and comparable to "god is real unless you prove me wrong" argument.<br/> <br/> <br/> Your example is called "the argument from ignorance". It's a logical fallcy. Asking for...
by Canuck
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: New theme...What do you think
Replies: 42
Views: 7395

Re: New theme...What do you think

Will the site/forums ever scale for widescreen, this cramped layout hurts. Even on a average 1440x900 its bad..

http://img198.imageshack.us/im.....creens.png
by Canuck
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:27 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?

<t><br/> scep said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Canuck said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I dont think it will catch on, to many teachers are unwilling to learn anything IT<br/> <br/> <br/> Evidence please.<br/> <br/> <br/> and most "IT Guys" in schools only know office and some basic networking in Windows.<br/> <br/> <...
by Canuck
Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:49 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?

<t>I dont think it will catch on, to many teachers are unwilling to learn anything IT and most "IT Guys" in schools only know office and some basic networking in Windows. Its sad but this generation of teachers are clueless about anything tech, infact I've heard stories of schools restricting tech, ...
by Canuck
Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:16 am
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

Set these up as dumb terminals connected via network to a amazing machine, make it do all the hard work.
by Canuck
Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Scratch on Raspberry Pi (and other Linuxes)
Replies: 12
Views: 6389

Re: Scratch on Raspberry Pi (and other Linuxes)

I think Scratch is more harmful to learning how programming and computers work then it is beneficial. On paper it seems nice but it actually teaches you absolutely nothing. I think Python is the best way to teach programming to minors, Python is also well supported within the linux community.

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