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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:37 pm

Brief Radio 4 discussion on Rasp this PM.

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:59 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/e.....2_01_2012/

Here's the Radio 4 piece - Rob (that's DR Rob Mullins; he appears to have his title excised in pretty much every piece of media he appears in) is on pretty much from the start.
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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:12 pm

liz said:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/e.....2_01_2012/

Here's the Radio 4 piece – Rob (that's DR Rob Mullins; he appears to have his title excised in pretty much every piece of media he appears in) is on pretty much from the start.


Its the egalitarian BBC, they're probably trying to be approachable…. 

Edit: Or so I thought until I listened to the podcast and heard the intro to the segment Hmmmmmm  It was Dr Sue Black, but (as noted) only Rob Mullins.  Perhaps the researcher for Material World also works for Womans Hour???
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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:04 pm

http://my.opera.com/emoller/bl.....nd-are-you

I thought this was absolutely lovely.
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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:22 am

Front page treatment on HardOCP today.

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:31 am

So I see theregister has an article on the Raspberry Pi :

Raspberry Pi Linux micro machine enters mass production

The photo of the R Pi looks different to ones I've seen before is this the production version?

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:34 am

No. It's an old photo. Looks like the alpha board to me.

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:17 pm

Ahem - not that it's up there with arstechnica or gizmodo or eetimes, or, anything else for that matter -- But around the first of the month, I added a RPi page to my personal site:

http://www.borderlinegeek.com/.....rry-pi.htm

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:20 pm

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So I see theregister has an article on the Raspberry Pi :

Raspberry Pi Linux micro machine enters mass production

The photo of the R Pi looks different to ones I've seen before is this the production version?


That's a beta board. (I know this because that's a photograph I took…) It doesn't have the SD card slot soldered on, which is possibly why you thought it looks different.
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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:24 pm

Paul Maunders, the generous chap who bought Pi#8, has posted some pics:

http://www.pyrosoft.co.uk/blog.....hotoshoot/

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:06 am

[linkie]

the google results for news in the last 24hours are now in so many places and languages I can't really link them all...

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:54 am

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:28 am

Not about the Pi directly, but the BBC Micro connection is there and it shows the ball is rolling:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/tech.....y-16515275

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:54 am

To help promote the Raspberry PI and put some focus on the educational benefits, I added an article to my blog :

http://www.mattsbits.co.uk/item-151.html

Deliberately opinionated as I wanted to emphasise how much we lost when kids stopped programming gadgets and simply started using them.
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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:11 pm

One of Sweden's largest tech sites had an article yesterday (in swedish):

http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.426.....+IDG.se%29

Unfortunately they end the article by saying that sales will be limited to one per person initially. As I recall it that was just a false rumour some while ago, right? Would you like me to e-mail them and ask for a correction?

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:51 pm

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One of Sweden's largest tech sites had an article yesterday (in swedish):

http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.426.....+IDG.se%29

Unfortunately they end the article by saying that sales will be limited to one per person initially. As I recall it that was just a false rumour some while ago, right? Would you like me to e-mail them and ask for a correction?



I'm pretty sure that that's correct. My understanding of it is that the first batch will be limited to one per address, to prevent scalpers and the like from stockpiling tons of them.


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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:14 am

http://russelldavis.org/2012/0.....-part-one/ - thanks Scone!

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/arti.....97,00.html (moody photo of Eben taken by yours truly)
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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:26 am

liz said:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/arti.....97,00.html (moody photo of Eben taken by yours truly)
Very good interview by Deutsche Welle.

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Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:24 am

[linkie]

Found our first public detractor, while i wanted to argue with him, as I was sure someone had officially compared performance to a SGS2 but i didn't want to harp on too much without being fully informed.

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:47 am

liz said:


http://www.dw-world.de/dw/arti.....97,00.html (moody photo of Eben taken by yours truly)

And directly from the article in question: "This project came out of several of us who work out of the missions at the University of Cambridge"


LOL

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:58 pm

walney said:


liz said:


http://www.dw-world.de/dw/arti.....97,00.html (moody photo of Eben taken by yours truly)

And directly from the article in question: "This project came out of several of us who work out of the missions at the University of Cambridge"


LOL


Yeah saw that too.  Sainthood coming their way for their work in the missions.

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[linkie]

Found our first public detractor, while i wanted to argue with him, as I was sure someone had officially compared performance to a SGS2 but i didn't want to harp on too much without being fully informed.



I guess some of it is fair point, but they are missing some of the key aspects...

1) You can't go soldering parts/plugging components into breadboards on their consoles/phones/home pc's because they are all mission critical and expensive.  There are not many main stream devices which allow you the low level access to hardware pins, while simultaneously giving you the resources to research/develop/code on the same device all in one package at such a low price.

2) It is no less ready to run, than android or windows or ubuntu...just pick an image with the stuff you want on.  Granted, the images may not be there yet, but it's a small matter of time before they will.

3) The Gertboard isn't essential for expansion, just a nice to have (just like the many Arduino shields).

4) Why have an app store (if we do get one)...well it is pointless reinventing the wheel that's why!  That way you can code new and interesting stuff on top of what is there...

5) Ok, the whine about not having kid friendly software and resources ready to run...well you kind of need hardware for that...and people to do it.  I guess the foundation could wait 6 months after having hardware ready, hold on to it and write it themselves...ONLY then release the hardware "or" they can do what they are doing now, which is release it and let the community develop these things (and let us use the hardware well in advance).  We've already seen some excellent examples even without actual hardware to use!

6) We are short of software for programming...no...not at all, there is tons for all levels.  Also other groups are covering that...KidsRuby, Qt and the like, as well as Stencyl and concepts like PictureScript.  I think they are lacking the bigger picture which the foundation see, when they've talked to the groups involved.  Yes, you can program your phone, perhaps even your console, and your PC, but you have to install lots of software (and in some cases risk breaking things) to do so.  With the R-Pi, pick up a pre-configured image load it onto a spare SD card and go...if you don't like it, swap your SD card back and try something else.

But hey, I'm a fan so I'm a "little" bias.
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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:05 pm

Not really a blog post, but a friend of mine is running this website.  He introduced me to the Raspberry Pi, waiting patiently like everyone else to get my hands on one.

http://berry-pi.co.uk

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:09 pm

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Found our first public detractor, while i wanted to argue with him, as I was sure someone had officially compared performance to a SGS2 but i didn't want to harp on too much without being fully informed.


Oh dear – as I read through his blog, it reminded me of the "Intelligent Design" plonkers who Richard Dawkins keeps slapping down (rather like Whack-A-Mole…).  In essence, everything must spring forth perfectly formed and arranged just so.  I think the main problem is that he's taking the first batch as the finished product and getting wound up over perceived problems that don't really exist if such a blinkered view isn't taken.

There's no rebutting such folk.  They think they've understood whats going on and thats that.  Everyone else must be out of step, THEY can't be wrong!  So like a /. troll, leave well alone!  What I did like was his insistence that for the Pi to be valid, there must be a proper expansion board, otherwise you might as well just use an Arduino.  Eh? And that children need appropriate software.  Well yes, come back mid-year when the Education pack comes out….   Another whine was the continual "it needs a heyboard. And a mouse. And you need to BUY a TV to plug it into. And an SD card.  Its EXPENSIVE!!!!  The poor guy must feel that its beneath him to look for cheap kit and so pays top whack for everything.  Hey, we're back to Whack-A-Mole again.  SPLATTT!!!!!!

Now you've got me ranting.   *sigh*

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Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:25 pm

A quick (or so we thought) interview with Eben we did during CES for a TV station an hour outside of Las Vegas. It was primarily to raise awareness to a town that has a large, retirement/hippie community that like tech.

http://www.geek-grotto.com/201.....rview.html

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