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IRC Log for 2011-11-21

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[14:48] * Topic is 'currently "unofficial" discussion channel for the RaspberryPi http://www.raspberrypi.org/ the $25 computer -- FAQs: http://www.raspberrypi.org/?page_id=8 -- Wiki & Specs: http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard -- logs available at http://srv.datagutt1.com/ -- More fun than a spreadsheet, Tastier than chocolate dipped bacon'
[14:48] * Set by ukscone on Wed Nov 02 16:40:46 CET 2011
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[14:50] <ukscone> ReggieUK: yes more bits on cheese and of course melton mowbray pork pies and of course walker's crisps and KP nuts (are KP still based in ashby de la zouch?)
[14:56] <ukscone> ugh i miss having a dotmatrix printer and boxes of printer paper -- i hate debugging on screen or using listings on inkjet printouts
[15:00] <ahven> e-paper!
[15:02] <ukscone> nah you can't make annotations with a blue pencil on that -- well you can but only for a little while before it gets all manky
[15:03] <IT_Sean> How about one of those big line feed printers, with the paper with the holes on the edges. :p
[15:04] <ukscone> IT_Sean: yeah the really wide (132column???) printer paper that's the stuff
[15:04] <ukscone> with a daisywheel or golfball printer
[15:05] <ukscone> who needs to live in california when you can create your own earthquakes just by printing
[15:05] <IT_Sean> I used to have one of those
[15:05] <IT_Sean> GOt a bit hard to find ribbons for, though
[15:06] <IT_Sean> I ended up selling it to a collector
[15:06] <ukscone> i had to leave my okidata dotmatrix printer back int he uk when i moved but about 10 years ago i had an IBM displaywrite -- bloody big and heavy but great system
[15:06] <IT_Sean> God a pretty good price for it, too... enough to put new Recaro seats in my car :p
[15:06] <ukscone> :)
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[15:17] <ReggieUK> wahay, my birthday presents should be here this afternoon :)
[15:17] * ReggieUK does a happy dance
[15:17] <IT_Sean> happy burfday
[15:18] <ReggieUK> it was last week but thanks :)
[15:18] <IT_Sean> well, since i didn't say it last week... :p
[15:18] <IT_Sean> wha'd you get?
[15:19] <ReggieUK> lets see, what did I ask for.....
[15:20] <ReggieUK> 1x 4 port usb hub (unpowered), 1x 7port usb hub (powered), 2x sheets of 25cmx25cmx1mm aluminium, 2x lm317s, 1x Easydriver board and 1x stepper motor (200steps per rev)
[15:21] <IT_Sean> stuff for the raspi, i take it?
[15:21] <ReggieUK> now, if santa could manage that kind of order I'd probably be into christmas
[15:21] <ReggieUK> nope, none of it for the pi
[15:21] <ReggieUK> all of it for other stuff
[15:21] <IT_Sean> oh
[15:22] <ReggieUK> well, the pi might get plugged into the 7 port hub
[15:22] <ReggieUK> the ali is for boxes and brackets
[15:22] <ukscone> blasphamy -- how can anything not be for the raspi -- that's sacrilidge
[15:22] <ReggieUK> unpowered usb hub is for putting in a box and directly soldering 'stuff' to it
[15:23] <Anppa> ... so I put raspi into your raspi
[15:23] <ReggieUK> powered hub is for making sure laptop/PC can cope with all the usb crap I want for astronomy
[15:23] <ReggieUK> lm317s, are just handy little regulators (transistor case style)
[15:24] <ReggieUK> that I might use for bluetooth
[15:24] <ReggieUK> and the easydriver + stepper is for messing around with, might end up on a focuser though
[15:24] <ReggieUK> brb
[15:33] <ReggieUK> back
[15:33] <ReggieUK> oh and of course I get to see my dad today too, he doesn't come over too often
[15:36] <ReggieUK> and I get to show him an actual, real, nearly finished project :)
[15:37] <IT_Sean> oh?
[15:38] <ReggieUK> he's delivering my presents
[15:38] <Thorn_> I thought you were like 40 :)
[15:38] <ReggieUK> right, so what are you saying? People over the age of 39 don't have parents and shouldn't have presents?
[15:39] <Thorn_> chill
[15:39] <ReggieUK> or shouldn't look for approval :D
[15:39] <Thorn_> i just got in the door, just made an observation, thought maybe you were indicating you were younger :p
[15:39] <ukscone> better not be the rules although i am sans several parents i do want pressies and people had better get them for me otherwise i'll sulk
[15:40] <ReggieUK> thats one of the many reasons I hate christmas
[15:40] * IT_Sean ties a bow around a raspberry and sends it to ukscone
[15:40] <Thorn_> my parents stopped getting me presents when i was 7
[15:40] <Thorn_> :D
[15:40] <ReggieUK> not to self, don't ever expect a present off Thorn_'s tight-arse parents
[15:40] <ukscone> my parents never got me pressies when i was a kid because my birthday was always in the middle of our family camping trips
[15:40] <ReggieUK> note*
[15:41] <IT_Sean> heh
[15:41] <ReggieUK> ;)
[15:41] <ukscone> i had to buy my own bike and computer
[15:41] <ukscone> in fact i had to buy everything i wanted
[15:41] <ReggieUK> most of my pressies stopped as a teenager some time but when I hit 40 they went nuts again
[15:41] <ukscone> my sisters always got birthday presents though as their birthdays were earlier in the year
[15:42] <ReggieUK> 40th was probably the best present I ever got :)
[15:42] <ReggieUK> 2" hutech idas LPS filter with a borg filter holder
[15:42] <ukscone> ReggieUK: they unlocked the attic door and let you out?
[15:44] <IT_Sean> HA!
[15:45] <ReggieUK> yeah, the sounds of my knuckles dragging across the floor finally got too much for them to cope with
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[16:11] <PiBot> ukscone| no i am british we are used to summer just being the third wednesday in august
[16:36] * IT_Sean threatens the vonage box with painful death via woodchipper
[16:45] * mdavey wonders just how many Raspberry Pies Liz and Eben will be given this Xmas.
[16:46] <mdavey> Will be 2011s version of Turkey for them. Still be eating the damn things come Easter :)
[16:47] <IT_Sean> they'd be a bit... stale by then, i might think.
[16:50] <ukscone> wonder what raspberry pie curry tastes like
[16:51] <ctyler> ewww
[16:53] <ukscone> they put fruit in curry on occasion -- might not be too bad
[16:54] <IT_Sean> blegh
[16:56] <ukscone> we'll ask liz sometime around jan 3rd she shoudl know by then
[16:58] <DaQatz> Fruit in curry done correctly can be quiet good.
[16:59] <DaQatz> Though with raspberries in curry. I would only use the juice.
[17:03] <traeak> i'ev had curry turnovers before
[17:03] <traeak> they're good
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[17:15] <UnderSampled> hi
[17:15] <IT_Sean> 'ello
[17:15] <traeak> youch
[17:15] <UnderSampled> Does anyone know if it's going to be possible to output on the hdmi and the dsi at the same time?
[17:16] <traeak> forums said 'no'
[17:16] <traeak> (classic RTFM reply)
[17:17] <IT_Sean> RTFM, in this case = Reat The Forums, Man! :p
[17:18] <IT_Sean> *Read
[17:18] <UnderSampled> is it possibly easier to convert from dsi to an lvds lcd panel?
[17:18] <UnderSampled> than it is to convert from hdmi?
[17:20] <ctyler> DSI is LVDS at the physical level , so likely yes
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[17:34] * IT_Sean blinks
[17:53] <traeak> so split the same signal basically
[17:53] <UnderSampled> how?
[17:53] <UnderSampled> I found this: http://www.toshiba-components.com/mobile/displaybridgehub.html
[17:54] <UnderSampled> But it's not on digikey
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[19:09] * IT_Sean gives ukscone a copy of "The Beginners Guide to Booger Sculpting" by Anita Hankie for christmas
[19:09] <mdavey> hmm, my /home directory has gone 231 days without being fsck'd.
[19:09] <IT_Sean> well... fsck it
[19:11] <ukscone> anyone bored and need to do something to kill a few minutes?
[19:11] <traeak> if you run a journaled FS it shouldn't realy matter
[19:11] <ukscone> i need someone to find a LCD display that will fir in a tandy model100 case and can be driven by the raspi
[19:12] <traeak> heh :-p
[19:12] <traeak> work for free i gues :-p
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[20:48] <IT_Sean> today is just flying by, for some reason
[20:50] <Thorn_> its been ridiculously slow
[20:50] <IT_Sean> it has?
[20:50] <IT_Sean> bummer.
[20:55] <IT_Sean> it's nearly three here. I've been busy all day, so, never had a chance to get bored :)
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[21:59] <mdavey> pop quiz, hot shots.
[22:00] <mdavey> What is an Onomasticon?
[22:00] <mdavey> is it a) a type of animal; b) a thesauraus; c) an ointment
[22:00] <IT_Sean> A
[22:01] <ukscone> an exclaimation that a small elephantlike creature has popped up on your computer screen?
[22:01] <ukscone> and you can double click it
[22:01] <IT_Sean> An animal that only eats the toe fungus of other animals!
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[22:33] <ukscone> oooooo was doing some tidying up and just found an unopened barrett's sherbet fountain i didn't know i hadn't eaten already
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[22:54] <traeak> or else you're involved in corporate food theft
[22:55] <ukscone> i wouldn't be stealing sherbet fountains if i was i'd be workign on getting cadbury cree eggs and twiglets
[22:56] <traeak> :-p
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