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by Joules
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: The South Yorkshire Pi Group
Replies: 53
Views: 9263

Re: The South Yorkshire Pi Group

Joules

Rotherham
by Joules
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PimpMyPi : new Raspberry Pi website
Replies: 17
Views: 4790

Re: PimpMyPi : new Raspberry Pi website

My Pimp keeps me working and I still ain"t got no pie....

I"m just singing the Blues berry Pi.... Ooh oh oh, I"m gonna die if I don"t get me some Pi.
by Joules
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Astro photography
Replies: 27
Views: 15557

Re: Astro photography

You can track and image from a CCD, a smart system could estimate its required track from a short pre alignment run, then allowing long exposure and check it"s tracking on completion of each image prior to stacking.
by Joules
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Anyone got a router recommendation?
Replies: 9
Views: 3429

Re: Anyone got a router recommendation?

Seriously old (7yrs+) but trusty 3com Office Connect 3CRWDR100A-72 you can only find them secondhand these days, but have 2 here and never lost one even during lightning storms. Fitted loads and never had an issue...
by Joules
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?
Replies: 62
Views: 21106

Re: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?

<t>I think you will find the Cray maxed out at 160MIPS, given that it"s 64bit rather than 32bit of the Raspi and it hits 900MIPS. Not to mention reduced latency in the board and memory, the Cray is just outclassed even by the Raspi"s "modest" spec.<br/> <br/> But thanks for that great document, if y...
by Joules
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Astro photography
Replies: 27
Views: 15557

Re: Astro photography

I used to have an SBIG ST-4 that was used for tracking, and could be used for imaging many many moons ago...  Yep, can see the Raspi being a good candidate for this application especially with a home build cooled webcam.
by Joules
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi. Supercomputer
Replies: 10
Views: 2955

Re: Raspberry Pi. Supercomputer

I"m not sure about the acronym here ? Cra-Pi
by Joules
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: the REAL reason why we don't have the Raspberry Pi yet
Replies: 10
Views: 2973

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

<t>jacklang said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Its also Chinese New Year/Golden Week which has slowed things down a bit<br/> <br/> <br/> how dare they have a holiday. don"t they know there are raspberry pi"s to be made. <br/> <br/> things have really gone downhill since we gave back the empire<br/> <br/> Use t...
by Joules
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Solar Power
Replies: 54
Views: 14515

Re: Solar Power

<r>Ideal solar supply for Rasberry and a few peripherals.<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://powertraveller.com/iwantsome/primatepower/powermonkeyextreme/"><LINK_TEXT text="https://powertraveller.com/iwantsome/pr ... eyextreme/">https://powertraveller.com/iwantsome/primatepower/powermonkeyextreme/</LINK_T...
by Joules
Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi. Supercomputer
Replies: 10
Views: 2955

Re: Raspberry Pi. Supercomputer

<t>Weight for weight, you would need about 100,000 Rasberry Pi"s to equal the weight of a Cray-1. I haven"t worked out the volume of the Cray but if it could house the same number it,would be a hell of a large bramble.<br/> <br/> They would however require a 250kw power supply, so not as economic as...
by Joules
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi. Supercomputer
Replies: 10
Views: 2955

Re: Raspberry Pi. Supercomputer

<r>An interesting point was raised on another Topic. The Raspi has exceeded the power of a late 70"s supercomputer that consumed 115kw and weighed over 10000lbs, the Raspi is the size of a credit card, and doesn"t need 40 tons of coolant.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.openloop.com/educat.....ithAd...
by Joules
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?
Replies: 62
Views: 21106

Re: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?

Bring on the comfy seats…. For those not old enough to remember the Cray-1, take a look at this and revel in what the Raspberry Pi has to offer, for less that 8.86M$

http://www.openloop.com/educat.....ithAdd.htm
by Joules
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"
Replies: 17
Views: 2957

Re: Cambridge's felonious youth "unfit"

But won't kids be able to run faster and have a Pi in each hand ?

(loads blunderbuss, with burnt out Pi parts)
by Joules
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?
Replies: 62
Views: 21106

Re: composite resolution too low to be of use for programming?

<t>Keep it in perspective, the composite output isn't for rooting tooting high end graphics.  It allows you to program in a text environment.  For simple programs and graphics it's fine.<br/> <br/> Remember, the whole point of this project and try to put yourself in the shoes of someone in a positio...
by Joules
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Microsoft and ARM
Replies: 42
Views: 8520

Re: Microsoft and ARM

I"m sure if Raspi reached a critical mass you would see MS develop a version of Windows to run on it if they thought it would turn a good profit. Look at Win CE for example.
by Joules
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Priceless! Introducing your eldest son to the joys of programming.
Replies: 9
Views: 2220

Re: Priceless! Introducing your eldest son to the joys of programming.

The forum seems full of 30+ kids.....

Are they here yet.
by Joules
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kinect?
Replies: 14
Views: 5860

Re: Kinect?

If your using a Kinect, shouting Pizza is a total waste of the technology. At least if you have to break dance for you pizza you can feel good you burned some calories off for it.
by Joules
Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi
Replies: 38
Views: 7921

Re: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi

Medical I believe. The taser part could be handy for both resuscitation and subduing the victim.... I MEAN PATIENT... ahem..
by Joules
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi
Replies: 38
Views: 7921

Re: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi

Sort of like a tricoder/taser....
by Joules
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi
Replies: 38
Views: 7921

Re: Star trek-style 'tricoder' invention using an r-pi

I just about have a prototype working for acne detection.
"Beam me up spotty"


Oh God do I want a Pi to fill my time....
by Joules
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The official "Are they nearly here yet?" thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 6044

Re: The official "Are they nearly here yet?" thread.

I have our old Gert, and No Pi

Desperate
Dan
by Joules
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 19749

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

Or the material in your rare earth magnets that allow your hard disk to function.
by Joules
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: logo tweak
Replies: 13
Views: 2574

Re: logo tweak

Perhaps the Pi should carry a health warning

"May Attract Nut"s"
by Joules
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We've hit the big red button - manufacture has started.
Replies: 119
Views: 19749

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

As long as we only talk about real rugby and not rugby league.

Is that some obscure programming language ?

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