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by Lynbarn
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "show unread posts" not working
Replies: 24
Views: 2189

Re: "show unread posts" not working

<t>obarthelemy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> yep, speech bubble with + is show unread (you"ve got to click the icon), not the text; and open book is mark all read (you"ve got to click the text, not the icon … … …)<br/> <br/> I"m on Win7x64 with Opera, all latest versions/patches.<br/> <br/> Just checked w...
by Lynbarn
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "show unread posts" not working
Replies: 24
Views: 2189

Re: "show unread posts" not working

<t>obarthelemy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I used to be quite active in the forum. I no longer am,mainly because the "show unread posts" function doesn"t work, making keeping up with new posts a pain.<br/> <br/> <br/> You're an admin, and even you can't fix it? It seems to work for me, but I do have a f...
by Lynbarn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Did you see that?
Replies: 15
Views: 3925

Re: Did you see that?

Grumpyoldgit said:


Admittedly, there was a USB connector on that TV, but the cable fitted exactly. I'm still a little suspicious.



Yes, I noticed that, and you know what they say about something that seems too good to be true...
by Lynbarn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone (in the US) looking for a cheap but reliable SD card.
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: Anyone (in the US) looking for a cheap but reliable SD card.

<r>JeremyF said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks for an even better deal. Anyway, even cheaper:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-.....038;sr=1-2">http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-.....038;sr=1-2</URL><br/> <br/> or even<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-.....38;sr=1-15">http...
by Lynbarn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Did you see that?
Replies: 15
Views: 3925

Re: Did you see that?

Grumpyoldgit said:


USB power from the TV. Do TVs have USB sockets?



Mine does - I think many do these days.
by Lynbarn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the trend R-Pi is hoping to fix
Replies: 16
Views: 3972

Re: the trend R-Pi is hoping to fix

<t>Prometheus said: <br/> <br/> <br/> axiomprime said: <br/> <br/> <br/> There's nothing wrong with closed hardware. Most consumers want an OS that does a handful of things really well where you can't accidentally delete a vital file.<br/> <br/> In my job I deal with a lot of computer users that are...
by Lynbarn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the trend R-Pi is hoping to fix
Replies: 16
Views: 3972

Re: the trend R-Pi is hoping to fix

<t>Prometheus said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Same here, though the lack of research about certain things he incorrectly stated(that part just sounded like he was parroting the FSF's incorrect line on the whole thing) does undermine said point somewhat, thus making me wonder what else he got wrong…<br/> <br...
by Lynbarn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the trend R-Pi is hoping to fix
Replies: 16
Views: 3972

Re: the trend R-Pi is hoping to fix

Joe Schmoe said:


I just want to point out that it is hard to avoid giving the people what they want.

Bread and circuses - and reality TV - doncha know?

3+5



Reality TV - I'd certainly vote for THAT to be outlawed!
by Lynbarn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 16078

Re: what will you name your pis?

<t>MarshallBanana said: <br/> <br/> <br/> liz said: <br/> <br/> We like the idea of bingly bingly bip boot sounds. Perhaps a boot sound competition once the logo competition is done would be a nice idea – anyone remember the Brian Eno Windows noise?<br/> <br/> <br/> No (although I've just reminded m...
by Lynbarn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: the trend R-Pi is hoping to fix
Replies: 16
Views: 3972

Re: the trend R-Pi is hoping to fix

<t>I'm not taking any form of political stance here, but the speaker, Cory Doctorow, speaks well, and has a very interesting outlook on where he sees things are going with computers, the internet and regulation. I've never heard of him before, but I can definitely see his point.<br/> <br/> I'm not s...
by Lynbarn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Moderated blog comments: your input wanted!
Replies: 57
Views: 8733

Re: Moderated blog comments: your input wanted!

<t>There seems at the moment to be a number of new members to the forum posting, in their first few posts, basic questions, that have been answered many times before, either in the FAQs or in previous threads.<br/> <br/> Perhaps a restriction on members starting new threads for, say, their first ten...
by Lynbarn
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What's in a Name?
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: What's in a Name?

<t>It is in there, keep looking <br/> <br/> IIRC, "Raspberry" is an homage to various other fruit-based names for computing devices (Apricot, Tangerine, Orange, Blackberry, for example, oh, and there is another that escapes me at the moment) Pi is for Python - a language considered as an ideal educa...
by Lynbarn
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to the Beta Boards?
Replies: 31
Views: 13151

Re: What happened to the Beta Boards?

<t>Vindicator said: <br/> <br/> <br/> So were the beta's considered part of the 10,000 production boards or were they a completely separate PCB order than the 10,000?<br/> <br/> <br/> The answer is in the question really - the beta boards (as in "beta-testing") are, by definition, pre-production, so...
by Lynbarn
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to the Beta Boards?
Replies: 31
Views: 13151

Re: What happened to the Beta Boards?

<t>hippy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Vindicator said: <br/> <br/> <br/> What is the future of the 75 to 80 that were not modded.(rubbish bin)<br/> <br/> <br/> It would be nice to think someone is sitting at Foundation HQ wearing plate-mail armour made from production-test R-Pi boards <br/> <br/> <br/> <...
by Lynbarn
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Solar powered web server
Replies: 15
Views: 5169

Re: Solar powered web server

<r>Hgat said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I also would like to do this! However I have never set up my own server before, how much traffic could it handle?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> RAM might be an issue, but it looks like it could be done: see here: <URL url="http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/.....w-end-vps/">http:...
by Lynbarn
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pedant Engineer Vent :)
Replies: 58
Views: 9848

Re: Pedant Engineer Vent :)

<t><br/> Bakul said: <br/> <br/> Missing words in sentences is are becoming more and more common – even in "respected" online newspapers! I think this has to do with people either not reviewing (or not carefully) before sending or maybe we all are speed-reading and auto-correcting!<br/> <br/> Oh goo...
by Lynbarn
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Need a recommendation for cheap, good wordpress hosting
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Need a recommendation for cheap, good wordpress hosting

Do either of these two offer softaculous and/or fantastico?
by Lynbarn
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Unofficial Raspberry Pi kits to be made availabne.
Replies: 31
Views: 5718

Re: Unofficial Raspberry Pi kits to be made availabne.

<t>meltwater said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Cooking a Pi on a fire....that is a shooting offence!<br/> <br/> I'm going to write to my MP and start an ePetition, won't somebody think of the Pi's...<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> or, as John Lennon once said (and indeed, sang):<br/> <br/> "All we are saying, is give...
by Lynbarn
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to the Beta Boards?
Replies: 31
Views: 13151

Re: What happened to the Beta Boards?

<t>dh04000 said: <br/> <br/> ... not a single buyer has put a video on youtube showing off their beta board in action.<br/> I don't think that was a condition of the sale! As private buyers, and generous supportes of the Foundation, I'd say they are entitled to do (or not do) whatever they like with...
by Lynbarn
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry case
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

Re: Raspberry case

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> When you say you need to verify the dimensions, do you mean with something like this?<br/> <br/> Or do you mean with the physical board in your hand <br/> <br/> <br/> The something like this quotes the (beta) board width as 56mm, whereas the FAQs state 53.98mm. I h...
by Lynbarn
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How long does the pi last?
Replies: 45
Views: 10609

Re: How long does the pi last?

Not quite on topic, but my mother had to replace her chest freezer just before Christmas. We found the receipt on the back of it - she had bought it in 1970, and had been in continuous use (barring brief periods for 4 house moves) throughout!
by Lynbarn
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: A National Treasure
Replies: 19
Views: 2843

Re: A National Treasure

Jongoleur said:


Continuing with my Whytes Notation fixation, this was post 262

2-6-2 Prairie Locomotive



Or, if you come from the South (''cos ""The Sun Shines Most on the Southern Coast""), that would be 1?C1?
by Lynbarn
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Adventure
Replies: 52
Views: 9939

Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

>look at stack again

It says: Find a nipped fairy brontosaur in here

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by Lynbarn
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Greatest game of all time
Replies: 152
Views: 38087

Re: Greatest game of all time

<t>It may be apochryphal, as I never actually saw it myself, but there were reports of a working flight sim "hidden" in the code for Microsoft's Excel. (97, I think). Not the greatest game of all time perhaps, but it does show a certain degree of geekiness on behalf of the MS coders:)  Apparently, a...
by Lynbarn
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Moderated blog comments: your input wanted!
Replies: 57
Views: 8733

Re: Moderated blog comments: your input wanted!

<r>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> ElReg have just changed their moderation policy – seems sensiible..<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2.....ines_2012/">http://www.theregister.co.uk/2.....ines_2012/</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> That"'s actually quite a good policy – a well-balanced approa...

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