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by Lynbarn
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Don't forget that Valentine's day is nearly upon us
Replies: 24
Views: 4712

Re: Don't forget that Valentine's day is nearly upon us

<t>Crundy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I always cook a nice meal for tehmizzus on Vals day. So this year (as mentioned elsewhere) I'm using loads of recipes from the Fat Duck cookbook and am doing:<br/> <br/> <br/> Red cabbage gaspacho with grain mustard ice cream<br/> Hot & iced tea<br/> Sous vide o...
by Lynbarn
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Moderated blog comments: your input wanted!
Replies: 57
Views: 8673

Re: Moderated blog comments: your input wanted!

<t>ukscone said: <br/> <br/> <br/> oh and yes i say disable the ability to comment on blog posts. if they really want to comment let them do it in the forum.<br/> <br/> Although that might cause another problem that we'll need to be quick on the close thread button as there will end up being 30 thre...
by Lynbarn
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Moderated blog comments: your input wanted!
Replies: 57
Views: 8673

Re: Moderated blog comments: your input wanted!

<t>Hmmm. Tough call, and a difficult job, especially as the profile of the 'pi - and therefore, the forum - is likely to grow considerably in coming weeks and months.<br/> <br/> Plus, as you say, it will add to the burden of work for the mods. although I have to say, considering the number of people...
by Lynbarn
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Infant School 'Pi
Replies: 23
Views: 5313

Re: Infant School 'Pi

<t>Thanks for the link - very useful.  In fact, I remember as a 9-10 yo, in 1968-9, having a forward-looking class teacher, so we learned about binary and very basic computing concepts (not that any of us had actually ever seen a real computer - probably not even the teacher!), and building a simple...
by Lynbarn
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Infant School 'Pi
Replies: 23
Views: 5313

Re: Infant School 'Pi

<t>As a governor in an infant school, I am a little envious (well in this respect at least - having been a governor in two secondary schools, I have the utmost respect for you guys!) - of those in education at Junior and Secondary levels who are looking at using the 'Pi in their teaching, but I am w...
by Lynbarn
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Anyone have a Twitter to Old Fogie phrasebook?
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

Re: Anyone have a Twitter to Old Fogie phrasebook?

Andre_P said:


I will revel on the day that said YOUF actually understand the insult

"I expect a priapic door mouse could make a better point"


ROTFLMAO! as the youf might say
by Lynbarn
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Don't forget that Valentine's day is nearly upon us
Replies: 24
Views: 4712

Re: Don't forget that Valentine's day is nearly upon us

<r>Cheapskate!<br/> <br/> Get your cards from Tesco - every little helps - and not only for Valentines!<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.code-d.com/tesco-cards/">http://www.code-d.com/tesco-cards/</URL><br/> <br/> Actually, I'm hoping to get my better half a small card this year - about credit-card s...
by Lynbarn
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Variable" Pricing
Replies: 13
Views: 2264

Re: "Variable" Pricing

hedgehog said:


For me, in a corporate environment, it's easier to get 150 @ $36 past the beancounters, rather than 150 @ $35 + $150 donation.



Just remind the beanies that the donation is tax-deductible!
by Lynbarn
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The shop is down...
Replies: 21
Views: 4855

Re: The shop is down...

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You would, of course, be doing us a massive favour if you didn't run scripts against the server - we have enough trouble keeping it going as it is. And it's really not necessary; everybody on the mailing list will be told in advance, before the store goes live, so all ...
by Lynbarn
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The shop is down...
Replies: 21
Views: 4855

Re: The shop is down...

<t>bredman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Sorry about the shop. It was my fault.<br/> <br/> The F5 key finally wore out on my keyboard so I looked for a better solution. A nice guy from Russia has rented me a botnet which keeps reloading the shop website just to check if anything has changed.<br/> <br/> I ...
by Lynbarn
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: another UK "alternative" to the pi
Replies: 47
Views: 18031

Re: another UK "alternative" to the pi

<t>Philip Machanick said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm still interested in R-pi for larger-scale projects but given that the delivery date keeps slipping and the initial batch will be limited to 1 per customer, I'm looking at other options that should be similar enough to switch over after prototyping. CuB...
by Lynbarn
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this the correct Micro USB cable needed for the Pi?
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

Re: Is this the correct Micro USB cable needed for the Pi?

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I am not sure whereabouts in the forums it is (do a search on "wet string"), but Dom bought a 99p USB cable that you put 5V in one end of, and which produced 4V at the other. Caveat emptor. Personally I'd suck it down and spend a bit more, and forgo the day's coffee.<b...
by Lynbarn
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is this the correct Micro USB cable needed for the Pi?
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

Re: Is this the correct Micro USB cable needed for the Pi?

<r>SE43 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Micro-.....038;sr=1-1">http://www.amazon.co.uk/Micro-.....038;sr=1-1</URL><br/> <br/> Is this correct, just about to buy it.<br/> <br/> Thanks <br/> <br/> <br/> Depends what you want to use it for. The USB ports on the 'Pi are full si...
by Lynbarn
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The shop is down...
Replies: 21
Views: 4855

Re: The shop is down...

It does seem to be struggling a bit - I had to reload a few times to get in - perhaps there's a run on stickers at the moment... It could of course just be a temporary issue with the ISP.
by Lynbarn
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Small, cheap computer for learners
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Small, cheap computer for learners

<r>I saw an article in today's Metro (London free daily paper) about new releases at Media World Congress next month<br/> <br/> There was mention of a series of presentations to UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)<br/> <br/> One in particular stood out to me:<br/> <br/> "Among the offerings on show were:...
by Lynbarn
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FAQs updated
Replies: 20
Views: 3978

Re: FAQs updated

<t>The FAQs say:<br/> <br/> "What are the dimensions of the Raspberry Pi?<br/> <br/> The Raspberry Pi measures 85.60mm x 53.98mm x 17mm, with a little overlap for the SD card and connectors which project over the edges. It weighs 45g."<br/> <br/> ... but I'm pretty sure I read somwehere on the forum...
by Lynbarn
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Variable" Pricing
Replies: 13
Views: 2264

Re: "Variable" Pricing

<t>Steady_Bear said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I may, or may not, be the only one to feel this way, but:<br/> <br/> I'm much more likely to enter a few quid in an optional box as part of the check out process (a bit like ebay's) than to go to a dedicated donate via Paypal.<br/> <br/> I can't figure out the ...
by Lynbarn
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PimpMyPi : new Raspberry Pi website
Replies: 17
Views: 4965

Re: PimpMyPi : new Raspberry Pi website

<t>One website with a single page (no content, just a twitter link) and a twitter account with one tweet (pointing back to the website) is hardly much to go on. If the 'Pi takes off as we all hope and expect, there will be plenty of similar sites starting up all over the web.<br/> <br/> It's perhaps...
by Lynbarn
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 13998

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

<r>Burngate said: <br/> <br/> <br/> 1960 signatures, 17th on the Treasury list, 155 overall.<br/> <br/> Also 148 votes on 38degrees (still page 7 - I've voted, have you?)<br/> <br/> Re. Ashley Fox's question to jltgordon, he could be pointed at the current petition, and to HMRC and <URL url="http://...
by Lynbarn
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards
Replies: 31
Views: 6207

Re: Raspberry Pi Playing Cards

Nice idea. I wouldn't mind a couple of decks if they are marketed. I wonder if you could add a fifth suit - Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades, and Raspberries ...

Could make for some interesting card games! 
by Lynbarn
Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What do the status indicator LEDs indicate the status of?
Replies: 13
Views: 13467

Re: What do the status indicator LEDs indicate the status of?

According to the published board graphic I've seen, there are five Status LEDs shown .

For the production boards, what colour are these, what do they indicate, and in what order on the board?
by Lynbarn
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Let them eat Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 3940

Re: Let them eat Pi

<t>digi999 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Thankyou for the welcome and support of my first post .. I honestly wasn"t sure to hit post or not but I really do feel that strongly about such a wonderful project!<br/> <br/> As a slight O.T if anyone does know a Mod could they please ask them to correct my spell...
by Lynbarn
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Let them eat Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 3940

Re: Let them eat Pi

<t>Welcome digi999 to this forum.<br/> <br/> I have only been here a few weeks and, whilst I guess I do have a little more computing experience than you, like the vast majority of the 9,500 or so members of this group, I have nothing to do with the Foundation other than as a supporter of their ultim...
by Lynbarn
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommended SD Card Size
Replies: 38
Views: 13751

Re: Recommended SD Card Size

<t>I have just got some SD cards to go in my 'Pi starter set – SanDisc 4GB Secure Digital cards – I got 4 for under £4 each, from Amazon UK, including free postage! they should allow me to get things moving. If they are not as described (the vendor seems well regarded) I can always get my money back...

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