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by TheEponymousBob
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I buy Raspberry Pi in Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 2613

Re: How do I buy Raspberry Pi in Australia

<t>Once the first batch arrive in the UK, a sample will be tested, and assuming everything is OK, they will become available to buy, exclusively from the official shop (linked above). The shop will offer international shipping, though to the best of my knowledge shipping prices are not yet known. Th...
by TheEponymousBob
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Proper release date not in FAQ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

Re: Proper release date not in FAQ?

<t>euxneks said:<br/> <br/> Apologies! I had simply assumed the way everyone was acting on the forums that a release date was set. If the reason it hasn"t been updated on the FAQ is because they don"t know about the release date, then I will withdraw my question, and await eagerly with bated breath ...
by TheEponymousBob
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The w00t! life is good thread
Replies: 80
Views: 9736

Re: The w00t! life is good thread

Plan for the weekend: drink beer, get older, drink beer. Not necessarily in that order.
by TheEponymousBob
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the RaspberryPI going to be sold as a Kit?
Replies: 16
Views: 5086

Re: Is the RaspberryPI going to be sold as a Kit?

Thank you, SeargentFTC and Gert - it turns out that it was "header" that I was misunderstanding, rather then whether or not it was populated.  Wikipedia's entry had me thinking that the term only (normally) applies to the male variety.
by TheEponymousBob
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 170914

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>riFFraFF said:<br/> <br/> In retrospect, I"d much rather do sums to post.<br/> <br/> Just now read a medical article from my Android"s news widget and wanted to post a comment.<br/> <br/> Message at bottom reads "All opinions are moderated before being included (to stop spam)" and includes a ReCa...
by TheEponymousBob
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the RaspberryPI going to be sold as a Kit?
Replies: 16
Views: 5086

Re: Is the RaspberryPI going to be sold as a Kit?

May I please betray my embarrassingly poor understanding of the hardware side of things by asking what it means for a header to be "populated" or not?
by TheEponymousBob
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Copyright and licenses
Replies: 38
Views: 6264

Re: Copyright and licenses

Anything I write under the heading of Education will always be intended for public domain.

Although My preferred GPL is the Groucho Public Licence: I don"t want my code associated with any project foolish enough to use it.
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio and Video Codecs
Replies: 19
Views: 7304

Re: Audio and Video Codecs

<t>@The Cageybee: I would imagine any defensiveness is a product of being repeatedly badgered about a post with which I have to say I didn"t see any problem. And frankly, accusing him of condescension at this point is straight-up pot/kettle. Personally, I"d let it rest, though perhaps that"s just me...
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Apple Education Event
Replies: 5
Views: 1922

Re: Apple Education Event

<t>JamesH said:<br/> <br/> Most people would be happy with PDF I think – LibreOffice outputs it easily, and you can read it on pretty much anything. Even Kindles, although the formatting can go a bit weird sometimes.<br/> <br/> ePub or one of the eBook formats would also be good – you could use Sigi...
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Game over
Replies: 21
Views: 4608

Re: Game over

<t>Chromatix<br/> Here"s the thing.  If *I* didn"t notice at first that there were different points values attached to these, how will a beginner programmer?  They"ll just see the badges and think they are aspirations.<br/> <br/> <br/> I rather doubt a beginner programmer would be using the plugin. ...
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Game over
Replies: 21
Views: 4608

Re: Game over

In all fairness, had this been a Google Labs add-on, people would be calling it a cute giggle. I was joking about it being a boon to education, but I don"t think it"s fair to lambast MS for raising a smile.
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Apple Education Event
Replies: 5
Views: 1922

Re: Apple Education Event

<t>obarthelemy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Sure if it's an open format and doesn't for you to have a Mac + some kind of developper subscription for content creation and a iDevice +iTunes for content viewing.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> For some reason I didn't even consider the Mac requirement on the authori...
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Apple Education Event
Replies: 5
Views: 1922

Re: Apple Education Event

Not sure if anyone else has been paying attention to Apple's event today, but their new textbook stuff - including free authoring tool - might be interesting in terms of community documentation.
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Game over
Replies: 21
Views: 4608

Re: Game over

While I'm sure the Raspberry Pi will help a little, I'm afraid Microsoft's just scooped you with the perfect scheme to get kids programming: Visual Studio Achievements.

Ah well, fun while it lasted.

(do I need a here?)
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which kernel
Replies: 24
Views: 4669

Re: Which kernel

<t>macemoneta said: <br/> <br/> <br/> JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Avishay said: <br/> <br/> <br/> OTOH, it's completely satisfying to the vast majority of users.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> The vast majority of Linux users?  I doubt that.  In any case, as Fedora is one of the distributions, I know tha...
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is the RaspberryPI going to be sold as a Kit?
Replies: 16
Views: 5086

Re: Is the RaspberryPI going to be sold as a Kit?

No, there are (I believe) no plans to release the Raspberry Pi in kit form; they will all be sold pre-built.
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WiFi for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 24
Views: 12313

Re: WiFi for the Raspberry Pi

I have another wired-only device in my living room, so I opted for a wifi access point/4-port switch, running in AP client mode. This seems to be working just fine, and might be a better option for anyone running several RPis.
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi playing 1080p video and AirPlay
Replies: 13
Views: 6483

Re: Raspberry Pi playing 1080p video and AirPlay

<t>mkopack said: <br/> <br/> <br/> OOooh...<br/> <br/> Ok, as a Mac fan, this is VERY interesting, however, I've never really used AirPlay (never seen the point since my content is all on a Mac Mini server and not on my iPad...)<br/> <br/> Would this allow me to, say, stream stuff from my iTunes vid...
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: You Know what I like about this forum
Replies: 11
Views: 2696

Re: You Know what I like about this forum

Right now what I like best about the forum is the smell of beef, ginger beer and cloves coming from my kitchen. Proof that even the worst threads can be turned to good
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi playing 1080p video and AirPlay
Replies: 13
Views: 6483

Re: Raspberry Pi playing 1080p video and AirPlay

Gosh—I"d been half thinking of getting an Apple TV specifically for Airplay...
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Absolute, absolute beginner
Replies: 27
Views: 7773

Re: Absolute, absolute beginner

<t><strong<br/> <br/> Well I am almost certainly an absolute beginner. I"m a mechanical engineer trying to learn a bit bit of electronics and a bit of computing. I saw this on the bbc news website and I must say I"m quite exciting to start leaning programming.<br/> <br/> It seems people like me have...
by TheEponymousBob
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 12177

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

<t>jacklang said:<br/> <br/> 70C is too hot. Aim for an internal temperature of 58C, so cook at about 60C<br/> <br/> Double wrapped  in silver foil in the plate warming oven of a AGA does well, unless you have a sous vide setup.<br/> <br/> <br/> Well I don"t have a sous vide setup, but that"s one of...
by TheEponymousBob
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 12177

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

Lol—I knew it wasn"t the tinned stuff of school dinner nightmares; I was just wondering whether it would work with an uncured joint rather than one that had been corned! But the notion of slow cooking a lump of the tinned stuff made me giggle
by TheEponymousBob
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 12177

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

<t>liz said<br/> <br/> This all started as a result of people reading my ham in coke recipe. I hate to blow my own trumpet, but I do recommend it.<br/> <br/> <br/> Blow away; it"s now on my list to try, but not before the beef in ginger beer, which I"ll be doing tonight. That said, would you recomme...
by TheEponymousBob
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Offer a "made in UK/EU/West" batch?
Replies: 90
Views: 12177

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

<t>toxibunny said:<br/> <br/> *edit*<br/> <br/> …so, disregarding the trolls, is cooking *BEEF* in *CHERRY COLA* really a tasty thing to do? tastier than just roasting it normally?<br/> <br/> <br/> I"ve not (yet) tried either, but I"d just mention that the cola discussed above was with ham, not beef...

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