* Posts by Rubbernuke

18 posts • joined 3 Aug 2011

Bash Street bytes: Do UK schools really need the Raspberry Pi?

Rubbernuke
IT Angle

Re: No RPi please

Let me assist you in banging that drum-this is what we should be feeding our kids brains in lessons:

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/freshers/raspberrypi/tutorials/os/

Analogue TV snuffs it tonight on UK mainland

Rubbernuke
Terminator

Its all a bit HAL 9000....

'''Daisy....Daaaaiiiiiisssssyyyyy.....swwwitttttchhhh meeeeeeeeeeee tooooo BBC TWOOOOOOO.......''

Sorry, too much caffeine.

Raspberry Pi production back in Blighty

Rubbernuke

I for one am pleased with my first revision Pi built by skilled Chinese workers.I would not trust any UK technician to make them as caucasians are just to damn tall.

In seriousness though, its cool having the Pi built here too. I hope its the start of something good in these Dark Times of Dave.

Why British TV drama is crap – and why this matters to tech firms

Rubbernuke

Re: So what about these?

These are from the last 5 - 10 years:

Spooks

Shadow Line

Luther

Whitechapel

Sherlock

Being Human

The Fades

(not drama but) Monkey Dust

Prime Suspect

Hustle

Life on Mars

Ashes to Ashes

Poirot

Quatermass and the Pit (remade for BBC 4 starring D.Tennant)

Torchwood

Lots of good stuff, I don't know what you are moaning about.

Rubbernuke

Re: So what about these?

I'm not disputing that the US has some great TV- it does and I watch a lot of it. What I found silly was the article stating that UK TV drama was poor when its not. Its as rich and diverse as its ever been, its just not tailored to be sold in bulk because its written in a more concise manner.

And I liked Being Human. Some episodes were off but it delivered when it mattered.

Rubbernuke

Re: So what about these?

I hoped to pick a few dramas from each decade that stood out for me. Quite a few of these were/are modern- in fact the most modern good stuff has been detective or crime dramas in the UK. All we need is a good sci-fi show to balance the weirdness of Dr Who.

And was Threads (although brown trouser amazing)a film? Actually, thinking about it there was a good post WW3 US drama called Testament- imagine if an SS18 landed in the Wonder Years and that's what it was like, ideal Sunday lunch material.

Rubbernuke
FAIL

So what about these?

Rubbish: how about-

Hustle

Blakes 7

TorchWood (some!)

Doctor Who

Quatermass and the Pit

Lewis

Red Dwarf

Life on Mars

Fall of Eagles

Ashes to Ashes

Poirot

Spooks

I,Claudius

Shadow Line

Luther

Whitechapel

Sherlock

Being Human

The Fades

(not drama but) Monkey Dust

Smileys People

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

House of Cards

Edge of Darkness

Survivors (1978)

Doomwatch

Sapphire and Steel

The Singing Detective

Cracker

Inspector Morse

Prime Suspect

Cold Lazarus / Karaoke

....need I go on? Next time do some research, you are talking crap.

Review: Raspberry Pi

Rubbernuke

Re: Why oh why? Think about the children!

Programming and scripting are logical extensions of mathematics. It also develops logic skills and reasoning, even if the student does not pursue programming as a career.

Plus making games is fun innit!

Rubbernuke

Computers that run off solar power or batteries in areas with unstable power? My Pi runs of a battery trickle charged by solar in my shed and it works great. At the very least having a Pi means more computers can be run simultaneously due to much reduced power requirements.

And to the other poster (the coward no less) stop calling it a Linux media player, they are computers. Why not go back to licking your own balls under your bloody bridge you troll?

I can see here why Britain is in such a rut with all these people who put down anything that is unusual or might be successful. Even getting to this point here should be applauded.

Rubbernuke

What a bunch of whining b@st@rds! Some posters here need to chill out some getting so sweaty over a £30 device.

Have some faith that this is going to be something special, no-one seems to have mentioned developing nations like Africa where a very cheap Linux system would go down very well.

And have any of you read the stories on the official RasPi site? Perhaps this post might change our mind about the Pis educational value, and kids today>

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1185

Cameron 'to change his mind' on the one thing he got right in Defence

Rubbernuke

Quote from Think Defense:

Using some quick figures for the debate about ‘C’ ability to use the C de G:

Rafale M Empty Weight: 10,200 kg

Rafale M Max T/O Weight: 24,000 kg

Rafale Max Landing Weight: 22,000 kg (not clear to which variant / exactly to what this refers)

EC-2 Max T/O Weight: 26,100 kg (for reference)

F-35B Empty Weight: 14,515 kg

F-35B Max T/O Weight: 27,216 kg

F-35C Empty Weight: 15,785 kg

F-35C Max T/O Weight: 31,751 kg

F-18 E/F Empty Weight: 14,500 kg

F-18 E/F Max T/O Weight: 29,900 kg

So it looks like the B and C at max T/O weight might not be able to land on C de G, but clearly both could at less than max. Given landing at max weight is usually not undertaken, this point ‘in favour’ of the F-35B is suspect to say the least. With a larger deck, the Rafale could operate from QE class (though I am not sure if EMALS would in actuality rule this out)

http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2012/04/the-first-uk-f35-in-flight/

Rubbernuke

Ironically the B model would be more compatible with more navies- the Italians, Spanish, French plus any American Marine vessel. In fact, anything with a strong deck.

Interesting reading re the B, pure speculation but an interesting analysis none the less:

http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2012/03/forward-to-plan-b/

Rubbernuke

This is interesting reading re the Charles De Gaulles catapult:

http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-p-207412.html

It seems until the French build new carriers with stronger catapults the C would be disadvantaged as it would have to fly with a reduced weapon load- I would also be interested in seeing the maximum landing /takeoff weights of each aircraft to compare.

Rubbernuke

Then why the switch? And will you believe the Americans regarding the cost when they would say anything to sell the catapult system?

Rubbernuke
WTF?

Perhaps people have forgotten how much experience the UK has in VTOL/STOL combat aircraft and operations. It was a crime to sell of the Harrier and it would have been stupid to buy the C since the catapults would have added 7 years and nearly 2 billion onto the carriers themselves.

And since the UK is beginning to operate with the French, it would be great if UK F35s could land on the Charles De Gaule.... unfortunately the C is too porky so no go there.

F18? Nah, too old and limited. Rafale? If we could get them at the same price as the Indians (25 % off anyone?). A better use of money will be to invest in UCAV technology (like the BAE Tyrannis or the consortium built nEUROn) and have stuck with the Harrier.

Apple's TV killer 'on shelves by summer 2012'

Rubbernuke

Siri would be quite cool for a TV:

''Siri, switch to Babestation please...fap...fap....fap....''

Game graphics could be 100,000 times better

Rubbernuke
Meh

looks good but:

So, highly advanced voxels then?

Rubbernuke
Meh

sounds a lot like

Voxels to me.

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019