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Apologies where they are due

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April 22, 2018, 11:22 am

I must apologise if I periodically raise the same subjects as before, such as the graphics processor and instruction encodings, etc, but the situation is that I have a number of very deep seated i... Read more »


April 20, 2018, 8:11 pm

Thanks to all those contributing to my recent queries; now head down in deep study :-) Read more »

what physical size SD card for Pi 3 - Model B+?

April 19, 2018, 2:16 am

What physical size of SD card (full-size or micro) does the Pi 3 - Model B+ take? (I'd like to buy the card before the Pi shipment arrives.) Thanks, -- Robert Riches spamtrap42@jacob21819.net... Read more »

The GPU?

April 18, 2018, 3:13 pm

It seems to me that the GOU must be divisable conceptually into two parts (All Gaul is divided into three parts? :-) ) Secondly, to take it out of order, is the mechanism to output the frame buf... Read more »

Hopefully one last query

April 18, 2018, 8:46 am

In the days of DEC minicomputers, one had a Programmer's Card which showed all the instructions in their binary form. (I've still a couple for the PDP11 in the archive somewhere) Is there such a ... Read more »

Blinkenlights; you did ask :-)

April 17, 2018, 10:56 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blinkenlights Read more »

OT : Dog Latin

April 17, 2018, 10:29 am

ISTR an urban legend about a hoax that was perpetrated with a terracotta pot, that had the inscription ... ITI SAPIS SPOTANDA BIGO NE ... It is a piss pot and a big one Those who learnt Latin at... Read more »


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April 16, 2018, 6:40 pm

I wonder if anyone has implemented a blinkenlights interface for the RPi, so that one is not reliant on the complexity and reliability of VDU monitors, mice and keyboards? Read more »

Booting the PI

April 15, 2018, 6:08 pm

AIUI, the GPU is used to boot the PI through its SD card interface. Is there any info around on the file format needed, as my interest (and professional experience going back over 40 years) is as... Read more »

Google Smart home assistant or Alexa with Pi3?

April 14, 2018, 1:16 am

I am looking to set up different home automation projects, just wondering which device from your own experience will work the best with Pi3? Read more »

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Controlling HD44780 as a character device?

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Hello, beeing a Linux guy for nearly two decades now, I wonder why all the suggestions for controlling a HD44780 from a Raspberry Pi will use direct GPIO (or I2C) access from userland? Despite th... Read more »


Best way to share between two raspberry pi's

I got the setup off more then one rpi's 1. My media player runs on openELEC 2. Raspbian Wheezy (debian) my download center So that's my setup Now I want from rpi2 to write on a usb drive on rpi1.... Read more »