106 posts • joined Friday 27th June 2008 12:14 GMT
Strops in place ready for tomorrow!
Oops sorry ESA!
Sorry my excuse is I wasn't paying attention and I'd looked up 'Lagrangian points' which the Herschel uses and ended up at NASA:
Very interesting and understandable article. I'm in the UK so don't blame our American cousins this time!
Anyway congratulations ESA.
A premature death?
I looked in the article to find if it was a premature death but couldn't see that info.
According to Wikipedia it had a life expectancy of 3.5 years so survived over 10% longer than anticipated.
Well done NASA.
Re: I'll see your ARM core and raise you a SATA port. ;-)
Errr I would expect an SSD in a USB caddy to be faster than an HD in a USB Caddy!
Also I would expect any SATA interface on a motherboard to be connected to the SOC not via USB
embiggen = not read!
When I come to that ugly useless word embiggen I stop and think do I really want read what a person that uses such a word thinks. I would have to be very interested in the subject to get past it.
Memory? better or worse?
Using the adobe plug in eats memory on my xP system.
How is this new built in reader for memory useage?
Viewing free to air channels not in the FreeSat EPG?
If anyone can tell me how to View free to air channels not in the FreeSat EPG without losing the EPG my wife will be over the moon if she can watch Horse and Country!
"apologise for any inconvenience" NO it is "for THE inconvenience"
"Kaspersky Lab would like to apologise for any inconvenience" Statements like this really annoy me!
It should be
"Kaspersky Lab would like to apologise for THE inconvenience"
My wife nearly threw her laptop out of the Window it was so infuriating!
Embiggened that is one ugly word.
Embiggened that is one ugly word. I couldn't bring myself to actually read the story.
Seems like I was not alone!
More relevant links please. Use of Jargon
Can I request again more relevant links please. Things have improved a bit on what it was like a year or more ago. But I still often have to track down the relevant website / webpages myself!
I understand you have to use technical jargon on the site but an unexplained jargon word is often the main point of an article. Readers are often expert in their own area but total novices in other areas covered by your site, so a little help would be very useful.
"business ADSL with 2.5Mbps not hard to find in most developed nations!" 3rd world UK here!
"business ADSL with 2.5Mbps upstream ....(not hard to find in urban areas in most developed nations) "
BT can only give me 900K upstream in a large UK town. No BT Infinity here.
I'd love one with RISC OS on it
Try to find who's behind it 
Get the servers DNS entries removed
Hacking the server will only temporarily cover up the real problem.
If Hacking the servers can be done without compromising the higher aims, then yes do so, but don't publicize it!
 Follow the money! Most/Many such servers have a traceable financial motive
UK Police no better
We often get dodgy looking orders to our online shop and almost always spot them I've tried reporting some of these attempted fraud when they are using a UK delivery address and think there is enough evidence for the Police do something. But they are not interested, often telling me no crime has been committed which I find hard to see is true!
I was at the junction of the A3 and the A244 to Esher. I got the best information from another spectator using an FM radio. No capacity worries there!
An 'Olympic Size swimming pool' has a set length (50m) and Width (25m) but only a minimum depth (2m) so any use volumetrically is stupid!
"invest in a content delivery service." Why
If it had been "invest in a bandwidth efficient content delivery service." I could understand the last comment but without something like "bandwidth efficient " in there, what does it mean?
Hi Dave great work. Do you have the make and part no.s for the switching regulators to hand?
Shooting the wrong Person! Re: Yeah ... riiight
"hopefully they go bankrupt." ... and thousands of innocents would suffer, workers, shareholders etc (and you may be a shareholder indirectly via any pension or investment you have.) The government would also probably be left out of pocket in many ways. Senior managers heads should and will roll.
Option to play from say a NAS
I realise that because of DRM they don't want you to transfer the data off their 'secure' system, but couldn't a way be found to allow unprotected data stored on your network to be played?
I made money out A310 Archimedes
With the A310 only having 1MB people were soon crying out for more RAM. We (CJE Micro's) designed a memory upgrade that could take them to 2MB or 4MB. To fit it, eight memory chips and one decoder needed unsoldered, sockets put in their place and the removed chips fitted to our daughter board. Because of the work involved we used to arrange collection by courier, fitting and return. IIRC 1 to 2 MB was about £300 and going to a full 4MB a mere £450. I've still got a few in stock, I'm prepared to discount them!
We're now doing Raspberry Pi addons and Accessories. We won't be doing a memory upgrade though!
The old site wasn't much more reliable but it was much more useable!
Some things you used to be able to do are either impossible or much more awkward. Don't they test these sites with real usewrs before going live?
Multiple slip ups then they try to pass the buck!
As has been pointed out Check Point just weren't on the ball, and now they try and pass the blame... Best avoided!
Re: And so the nostalgia trip is complete.
Sinclair delays were 6-9 months, so the R-Pi will have to be delayed a lot longer to be in the same league!
Errr not often
I've posted critical and complementary postings and seen many postings I would delete if I was a moderator language, wild accusations etc, they appear to be very lenient.
Not paying attention!
They did think of it but as the plan was to sell a small quantity to a bunch of developers, it wasn't needed ahead of the Educational' launch, but then the massive reaction moved the goalposts, and RS/Farnell havn't helped by agreeing to distribute it without CE certification then backtracking when the penpushers got involved.
Because it does!
Because it does takes a lot more than about 10 minutes for someone at RS or farnell suitably armed with a scope!
In fact I don't think a scope is one of the pieces of testing equipment used.
When the call is routed into the UK if it has a fake caller ID (i.e. a UK number) why not just block it?
Re: The hand of Sinclair..... Not the same as 1980's
A week or two's delay isn't in the same league as the 1980's home micro fiasco.
The foundation would have to delay things for four months to come close.
Acorn started accepting orders in September 1981 there were unconfirmed reports of a handfull of BBC Model A's being received the week before Christmas but it was well into January for confirmed deliveries.. I'd ordered a BB Model B in September and recieved it on Saturday April 10th 1982 SEVEN MONTHS later
The Sinclair computers took even longer to ship and nearly a year to clear the backlog.
Re: BBC Micro heritage
[BBC] "Model A, Model B, initial production run of only 10,000, massive interest at launch and people unable to get through on the ordering line" I'm pretty certain there was no order line. I remember picking up the order form from the stand at the PCW? Show (Novotel Hammersmith) and that as they said they were not accepting orders before 22nd September I posted mine on the 21st. I recieved mine Easter Saturday. Others had to wait even longer. I don't think the wait will be that long this time.
Mail order how quaint!
Re: Element14 , E14 Inc, Broadcom & Acorn
In addition to the Element 14 (Farnell) name connection the Element 14 (E14 inc) that was split off from Acorn was bought up by Broadcom who designed the BCM2835 chip (AcornRiscMachine CPU) in the RPi!
How many if any of the original e14 Inc employees are at Broadcom and if any of them are involved in the BCM2835 it would be interesting to know?
I don't think any of the Foundation were involved in Acorn or E14 Inc.
As a director of RISCOS Ltd I was involved in the negotiations for the RISC OS license from Element14 as the breakup to E14 Inc and Pace was taking place.
 Yes the name change from Acorn Risc Machine to Advanced Risc Machine had allready occured at the establishment of ARM PLC, but I included it for nostalga!
It's going to be a game changer!
On the RPI forums: I predicted that the servers would fall over (I gave it a 10-1 chance)
I also predicted they will sell 500,000 this year, I'm now revising that up! (As I thought production would be the limiting factor)
I now predict it will be a game changer in more ways than I can think of!
Re: Re: They could still ramp up production
Re Cash Flow: If the RPI Foundation had carried on with the original plan of funding the builds itself then yes cash flow (Working capital) would have been a big problem (need £1M+). Given the massive demand handing over production responsibility to Farnell & RS is the only solution.
RE Ramping production. Sourcing the components couid be the bottleneck. The SoC may be single source and the crystal used whilst readily available in Europe isn't in Asia apparently. With most/all mass production now done alsewhere European distributors hold little stock.
n.b. I have just had in quotes from UK distributors for sockets and pins for the RaspberryPi GPIO port and two distributors are quoting 6 weeks delivery on 1000+ items (We're using them in a RTC module we have developed for the RPi)
Re: Re: A boxed RaspberryPi!
If that is what you want buy a Roku. I'll be using the Raspberry Pi's ability to use a keyboard and mouse, add other software, connect up a printer etc and.... run RISC OS:-)
I'm hoping to be able to buy my RaspberryPi next week!
A boxed RaspberryPi!
The Roku 2 XS uses the same Broadcom BCM2835 SOC + a LAN chip So the only differences seem to be just in the software and which CODEC's have been licensed.
n.b. Roku has a remote control the RPi has two USB ports
An EU wide manufacturing problem not a UK problem
The import problem is across the whole EU and it has been there for decades! Clive Sinclair used to moan about it!
Corel's involvement omited!
For about 10 years they were effectively a subsidiary of Corel I wonder why there was no mention of it!
Civil not criminal
The reporting doesn't pick up on the only interesting point which is that it is claimed to be a criminal offence! The article also fails to make it clear who is claiming it is criminal, apple or the newspaper?
Can't post back a counterfeit! Why not..
If they can't post back counterfeit item! Why not remove the label and then post back. Such pointless destruction of items does not reflect well on ebay/payal.
Anyway how many experts said it was counterfeit?
Why no lap top panels in desktop screen?
e.g. 17" 1920 x 1080 desktop screens?
I also don't understand the obsession with widescreen. Most? people rarely if ever watch DVDs on their computer!
I prefer more vertical resolution myself to width, less scrolling! 1920x1200 monitors were readily available two years ago, but now are rare and more expensive.
n.b. I find it strange that laptop screens are normally sold by resolution, but desktop monitors by physical size often not even mentioning resolution.
O.k. so how do I set up a reminder for 10 years time to renew my domains?
The best I've come up with is to put a text file called something like "Renew this domain 2021-11-15" in the root directory of the domains webspace. With the text file giving the details of who it was registered via etc. I do realise that not all domains have web space!
Maybe a summary of domains and renewal dates could be stored in the root directory of the main domain/s a company uses called "Domains to renew this year"
The above idea should cope with people leaving, company takeovers, offices burning down, hard disc failures, my electronic diary not reminding me for numerous reasons etc.
Proportion? More info needed.
"raising monthly build rates from 15 million to 25 million units" which begs the questions:
1. What is the total world usage per month"
2. How many a month were the now non operating factories making?
Without that information the numbers quoted have no meaning.
We rely on good reporting to give us the full picture.