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by oninoshiko
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: Windows 8

We are aware of this, It will likely not run on the raspi. (AFAICT there are only a couple of ARM chips it's going to be able to run on.)
by oninoshiko
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Plea for a transparent case
Replies: 29
Views: 7669

Re: Plea for a transparent case

I dont think I've seen a post suggesting haveing all the components etched onto a transperent case. It's not a bad suggestion either!
by oninoshiko
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using RPi for NAS (with RAID)?
Replies: 4
Views: 35279

Re: Using RPi for NAS (with RAID)?

<t>Software raid in linux can get a little touchy. Personally, I reccomend ZFS in OpenIndiana or BSD (cant remember the distro right now). Unfortunately, IIRC with these you are stuck in the x86 world.<br/> <br/> btrfs might bring some of the same features to linux.<br/> <br/> There are a number of ...
by oninoshiko
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Debian Image via eMule
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: Debian Image via eMule

Personally, I haven't heard eMule in YEARS. I didn't know it was popular anywhere.

Anyway, it's always good to have another distrobution method!
by oninoshiko
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Novice, Expert, Demi God Forums ???
Replies: 20
Views: 3913

Re: Novice, Expert, Demi God Forums ???

<t>I have heard a number of posts about seperating the forums into "experence levels." I'm not so sure that's a good idea.<br/> <br/> Back in the day, they used to teach in small schools, students at all levels in the same room. I've read accounts that seem to suggest that this exposed the yonger st...
by oninoshiko
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gaming
Replies: 36
Views: 8956

Re: Gaming

<r>Goggles2114 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.zeldaclassic.com/">http://www.zeldaclassic.com/</URL><br/> <br/> Any chance of the linux port working on arm?<br/> <br/> <br/> I wouldn't put money on it. I don't see source on there, so a port (likely a rebuild, and little more) would have...
by oninoshiko
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Self-Learning
Replies: 5
Views: 2217

Re: Self-Learning

<t>many of us are atleast partally self taught, so it's definitely possible.<br/> <br/> I would reccomend avoiding C or C++ to start. Not that they are bad languages, but it's too easy to get caught up in the details of those langauge and miss the point of what you are learning, which is the logic o...
by oninoshiko
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Stop Motion - PI to PC Key Presses?
Replies: 15
Views: 4474

Re: Stop Motion - PI to PC Key Presses?

<t>Velko said: <br/> <br/> <br/> For controlling a stepper motor, R-Pi sure could do that, but it feels like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. So much power at such a simple task.<br/> <br/> <br/> Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and they ask me to take you to the bridge. Call that job sati...
by oninoshiko
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: It's Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day
Replies: 25
Views: 3724

Re: It's Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day

My co-worker says "Koolaid Pancakes."

Apperently this odd delicasy is exactly what it sounds like, although he informs me that "you have to use the koolaid with the sugar already added."
by oninoshiko
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Templates
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

Re: Templates

<t>JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If you got the database error when trying to post, you should just be able to refresh, and it will try again. Maybe wait a couple of minutes.<br/> <br/> <br/> it wasn't a database error. I was researching as I wrote and while I did paying-work, so I took to long and...
by oninoshiko
Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...
Replies: 42
Views: 11295

Re: What I would like to see in a future version of Raspberry Pi...

In addition, there are a number of keyboards which include a small USB hub. It's quite convinent for the mouse, actually!
by oninoshiko
Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Educational Computer Lab Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 2919

Re: Educational Computer Lab Setup

<t>JeremyF said: <br/> <br/> <br/> bakoolguy2 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> What kind of Network management tools are available? i.e. if I wanted to wipe them all with a clean install in one command?<br/> <br/> <br/> 8. No idea, I've never liked computers where a network admin has control.<br/> <br/> <br/...
by oninoshiko
Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Templates
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

Re: Templates

<t>Well, I just got booted after writing a nice, well written, well researched post. Unfortunately, that means you get the abriged version <br/> <br/> There are a number of them, but most are for windows. I found about 5 in my search, only 2 of which really looked promising:<br/> <br/> <br/> IRE - (...
by oninoshiko
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Templates
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

Re: Templates

<t>I was looking around for the same thing last night, and there are a number of them.<br/> <br/> If you'll humor me, A few questions:<br/> <br/> Do you intend something more along the lines of older FF-style? (probibly easier)<br/> <br/> Maybe something with less "jarring" transisions between walki...
by oninoshiko
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: We need Standards!
Replies: 64
Views: 11455

Re: We need Standards!

EEP! gentoo.

I've used it and, as I recall, because of it's "source based nature" the installation takes forever. Particularly X11. That's on a two core machine at over 1Ghz.

The thought of asking users to install gentoo on a single-core, 700Mhz ARM is cringe-worthy.
by oninoshiko
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to protect the filesystem without a save shutdown button?
Replies: 61
Views: 27119

Re: How to protect the filesystem without a save shutdown button?

<t>rrolsbe said: <br/> <br/> <br/> When/if the Puppy Linux developers get it working on the Pi, I hope to run the SDHC card write-locked most of the time.  Let me explain:  I currently boot most of the time into x86 Puppy Linux on my Netbook with the SDHC card write locked and with my Kanguru USB st...
by oninoshiko
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shipping issue regarding the one-device-per-person limit
Replies: 4
Views: 1614

Re: Shipping issue regarding the one-device-per-person limit

<t>Not in the inital batch.<br/> <br/> Allowing for this would permit people to easily get around the "one per person" rule, so there is only only allow per delivery address. This will change with the later runs.<br/> <br/> (This has been discussed before, I expect this to be locked in short order.)...
by oninoshiko
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is this a British website?
Replies: 69
Views: 11159

Re: Is this a British website?

<t>liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Born in Lincolnshire, where we called them baps. Also rolls and buns once we'd moved to Bedfordshire. My mother made us stop saying bap, because she thought it was common. Dear old Mum.<br/> <br/> <br/> Isn't it great being all grown up? Now you can call them whatever ...
by oninoshiko
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Girls
Replies: 40
Views: 9280

Re: Girls

<t>It's worth noting, that there are some fairly famous women in computing.<br/> <br/> <br/> Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (wrote the first computer program)<br/> Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (found the first (literal) bug in a computer, Wrote the A compiler (one of the first compilers)...
by oninoshiko
Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power Old and New.
Replies: 9
Views: 2537

Re: Power Old and New.

<t>S0litaire said: <br/> <br/> <br/> i remember the days when CPUs just got into the hundreds of MHz<br/> <br/> Think i've an old Pentium DX2(or was it 3??) + Maths Co-Processor chip in the back of a box somewhere!! think it ran at 100Mhz<br/> <br/> <br/> Sheesh, you guys are making me feel old.  My...
by oninoshiko
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: USB communication with a PC
Replies: 40
Views: 9435

Re: USB communication with a PC

<t>Deus said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> So why the hell is connecting to PC's together so hard in the 21th century? Because of the RS232 and COM ports this was very easy in the old times. Now we need to use Ethernet (even if the computer usually has one port and that involves using TCP/UDP, assigning ...
by oninoshiko
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: General "I can't wait until release day" thread!
Replies: 29
Views: 5638

Re: General "I can't wait until release day" thread!

<t>Well, it seems to me there is alot of excitement going around.<br/> <br/> I know I'm excited!<br/> <br/> I don't even know what I want to play with on it first!<br/> <br/> <br/> Some of my coworkers and I have talked about puttin one in a keyboard.<br/> The SD cards would be great for distributin...
by oninoshiko
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Needs a launch game?
Replies: 32
Views: 8012

Re: Needs a launch game?

If you want to go retro, what about Spacewar?

I don't think you can get more retro then that!
by oninoshiko
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi as NeXT Cube NetBoot Server
Replies: 4
Views: 2124

Re: Raspberry Pi as NeXT Cube NetBoot Server

<t>DHCPd - doesn't use much in the way of resourses, but you likely already have a DHCP server on your network. In general, you should not add more then one.<br/> <br/> TFTPd - again, uses trivial amounts of resources.<br/> <br/> bootparamd - shouldn't use much. It's being used to tell the machine w...
by oninoshiko
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Multi-sensory room instrumentation and control for people with autism
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: Multi-sensory room instrumentation and control for people with autism

<r>from what we know at this time, it should all be doable!<br/> <br/> <br/> easy<br/> concensous seems to be the wiimote should be easily adaptable, <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....-interface">http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....-interface</URL><br/> The stereo plug should work well for...

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