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by TheEponymousBob
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disagreements on these Forums
Replies: 77
Views: 10532

Re: Disagreements on these Forums

<t>Foxhat said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Tim Vine has picked up the award for the year's funniest joke at the Loaded Laftas comedy awards with,<br/> <br/> "Conjunctivitis.com - that's a site for sore eyes"<br/> <br/> boom boom! <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Was it him that described multi-storey car-park crime a...
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disagreements on these Forums
Replies: 77
Views: 10532

Re: Disagreements on these Forums

The barman says "We don"t serve your type in here!"

A neutrino goes into a bar.
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A program to type in, like you used to
Replies: 35
Views: 7328

Re: A program to type in, like you used to

I should probably have trademarked the phrase "stealth education".
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: MIT launching a free Electronics course
Replies: 4
Views: 2587

Re: MIT launching a free Electronics course

<r>TonyD said:<br/> <br/> full url here:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ele.....-lectures/">http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ele.....-lectures/</URL><br/> <br/> I believe these videos will form the backbone of the course, but will be accompanied with reading matter and assessments when th...
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disagreements on these Forums
Replies: 77
Views: 10532

Re: Disagreements on these Forums

JamesH said:


One of the greatest play on word jokes in the history of the English language.


Who led the pedants" revolt?

Which Tyler.
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disagreements on these Forums
Replies: 77
Views: 10532

Re: Disagreements on these Forums

nmcc said:


My BlackBerry is not working:


That's the fellow!  I think I shall stick with letters and numbers in future
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disagreements on these Forums
Replies: 77
Views: 10532

Re: Disagreements on these Forums

One more try, and apologies if it fails again:



Edit: Bah! That was a quoted reply to GOG"s video with the URLs edited, but it just isn"t having it!
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disagreements on these Forums
Replies: 77
Views: 10532

Re: Disagreements on these Forums

by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disagreements on these Forums
Replies: 77
Views: 10532

Re: Disagreements on these Forums

Lynbarn said:


Four candles is that? (sorry krwren – that might not translate across the Atlantic!)


The RPi could have been included in the 21st Century update of that sketch:

Edit: Hmmm.  Can't seem to get video embedding to work
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: forgotten how to speak english
Replies: 19
Views: 2836

Re: forgotten how to speak english

<t>Oh definitely some decent French stuff; I"m quite partial to Emily Loizeau and Clare Denamur myself. The lovely Martha Wainwright also released a semi-live album of Edith Piaf songs a couple of years back.<br/> <br/> And Bill Bailley has a number called Doctor Qui, though I understand that"s inte...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: forgotten how to speak english
Replies: 19
Views: 2836

Re: forgotten how to speak english

<t>liz said:<br/> I have found what I am looking for, and am happy. And I do not endorse piracy. I had totally forgotten it had Sacha Distel in it too.<br/> <br/> They had him on Last Chance Lottery years ago, in a slot where some poor singer has to cover a song based on the spin of a wheel. He land...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: forgotten how to speak english
Replies: 19
Views: 2836

Re: forgotten how to speak english

<t>ukscone said:<br/> <br/> <br/> TheEponymousBob said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I have no idea if your music taste runs to the occasional (or not-so-occasional) hip-hop<br/> <br/> <br/> hip hop/rap is about the only thing I don"t listen too. I"ll listen to most other things but just can"t stand hip hop or...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: forgotten how to speak english
Replies: 19
Views: 2836

Re: forgotten how to speak english

<t>I have no idea if your music taste runs to the occasional (or not-so-occasional) hip-hop, but my foreign language mixtape wouldn't be complete without a track called Unpredictable by Australian band The Herd.  Combines Czech, Spanish, English, and a spot of Mandarin.<br/> <br/> I'm also somewhat ...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Packaging?
Replies: 30
Views: 7821

Re: Raspberry Pi Packaging?

True. If it"s fish, I want mine alive, thanks.
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No clue what I'm doing...
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: No clue what I'm doing...

<t>Another advantage to the above approach, now that I remember, is that programming is a big field. Writing application software for others to use is very different to writing a graphical game, or creating a dynamic servlet-based website, to name but a few sub-fields. By starting with some idea of ...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No clue what I'm doing...
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: No clue what I'm doing...

<t>First thing to remember is that you will probably have little-to-nothing to lose by diving straight in. Worst case you fry a $35 board, but the chances of doing that from your keyboard are tiny. If you somehow knacker your operating system, you should be able to revert the SD storage cart to its ...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: MITx
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: MITx

<t>Benedict White said:<br/> Bad Wolf said: <br/> <br/> <br/> 10+10    Thats both socks off now!<br/> <br/> <br/> Shees! learn how to count to twelve on one hand and a gross on two. It"s why the clock has 12 hour cycles.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> If the RPi does as well as I hope, we may even get a tra...
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: MITx
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: MITx

Ah, right. For some reason I thought he was talking about the videos themselves, rather than the contents. I should be OK; my degree was maths, so I can usually get the forum post sums right on the second or third attempt
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: FPoS
Replies: 13
Views: 2685

Re: FPoS

crundy said:
Do you think we could use the R-Pi to create our own version of this?
[snip]


Oh, is it not going to support that out the box?
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: MITx
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: MITx

Oh? Why, out of interest?
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: MITx
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: MITx

<t>Wow. Some might remember that I was recently asking about e-book texts on electronics and circuitry; I"ve since been working through the Openbook reference I was given. Now I read on the BBC news site about MITx, which purports to be providing online MIT courses—starting with electronics and circ...
by TheEponymousBob
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Why I think Raspberry Pi will be an easier Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 3679

Re: Why I think Raspberry Pi will be an easier Linux

<t>Gert said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Second we hope there will be images where you do not end up in Linux at all. In fact you will end up in some BASIC (or Python) environment just like in the old Zx-Spectrum days.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> This.  I'll be honest: while it may be considered blasphemy around ...
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: hy guis!! a question can i install a windows xp version or windows mobil in this device??
Replies: 14
Views: 4710

Re: hy guis!! a question can i install a windows xp version or windows mobil in this device??

No. It is an ARM device, not x86, and currently only x86 versions of Windows exist. See the FAQ.
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The w00t! life is good thread
Replies: 80
Views: 9153

Re: The w00t! life is good thread

liz said:


Fish from Marillion once threatened to beat up the guy who sits next to Eben at Broadcom. Now, *that"s* notoriety for you.


I had a fight with Bruce Dickinson…

(He beat me 5:2)
by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.
Replies: 127
Views: 18388

Re: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.

<t>The funny thing about Family Guy (well, apart from the fact it"s pretty hilarious on its own) is that while shows like South Park were immediately funnelled off to post-watershed "grown-up" TV slots, early episodes of FG were broadcast on terrestrial during early evening (~18:00) slots.<br/> <br/...

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