Why does the Raspberry Pi exist?

just very very badly..:-)
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The Natural Philosopher
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I use one of these
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it's really handy for temporarily attaching an optical drive, retrieving data from dead laptops etc. Wouldn't be the fastest storage solution though.
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Rob Morley
And much as I like the Pi, I'm sticking with my Atom servers too - the main issue in that department is the single USB interface - off which hangs the Ethernet interface and a USB hub - to serve the external peripherals - like disks, etc. Anything taking data from USB storage to Ethernet and vice versa isn't going to experience the performance you might like...
The Pi is a great little £25 personal computer - with limits.
Gordon
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On 21 Jun 2013 08:27:46 GMT, Rob declaimed the following:
Files have owners?
Wait a year for all the Win8 victims to be indoctrinated... Based on the commercials we are using the equivalent of a late-70s supercomputer... to run a single application at a time (since you have to basically minimize the application to even see that mess of icons on the screen). I have basically four icons on screen: recycle bin, home directory, top-level "Computer", and a shortcut to a lot of PDF files as I end up answering questions about various multi-track recorders so often.
What I DO miss, on this new machine, is the old Office Shortcut Bar -- I used to have some 7 or 8 "bars" on that thing, each dedicated to specific class of tools (programming, database, finance, photo edit, video edit, audio... Oh, and communications...
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On Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:18:59 +0100, Bill Doors declaimed the following:
While that may be a "default" behavior, it is NOT required. It is possible to create files/directories outside of "/users/" ("/documents and settings/") that ARE owned and locked to a user.
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Allied, Newark, Element-14 (those two trading under other names)
RS/Allied ship it in a polypropylene box that can be modified into an enclosure
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Jasen Betts
CPC is next-day delivery (at least, my last two were) and if ordered online there is no p&p.
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Bob Martin

That sounds like the scenario where directories, subdirectories and files are protected against Administrator. You do "change owner" on the tree, then try and change permissions, which appears to fail. It has however changed the top directory.
You then repeat the two steps, and it changed subdirectories, and I think all files. (It might need a third pass to get lower files.)
When I've encountered similar problems, this works.
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I think so. A USBIDE (meaning PATA, for those familiar with a different meaning of the acronym) adaptor with a PATA-SATA adaptor plugged into it ought to do the trick.
Have the PATA-SATA adaptor but haven't yet got a SATA drive to try this out, however I can access a PATA DVD drive from a FitPC this way so I don't see why it shouldn't work with an RPi.
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Amen to that.
I occasionally put up a simple web page or two, no bells nor whistles, just plain text and hand-written HTML, with links to low res pictures for some folks and (sometimes) identical but high res pictures for those who can use that. One second per page of text, maybe less if its compressible. Pictures are of course much slower, if someone decides they're interested enough to follow the link. If there had been free WYSIWYG HTML tools when I first did this, I might have been led astray, but without them it was DIY.
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The USBPATA adaptor I have runs from an unpowered hub because it has its own power supply. USBSATA might well be the same.
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Windmill
Does anyone do an inexpensive *metal* box? (to reduce radiated emissions)
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There is a TECO port for Linux.
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Obviously oak aged VINTAGE port..
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The Natural Philosopher
I've got it: it exists at the request of that secretive four letter acronym. The one whose existence was long denied, and about which reporting may recently have been discouraged by the issuance of notices whose existence is also denied.
The request would have been made when they realised that all the rhetoric about geeks and hackers had persuaded most young people in the UK to take courses in Media Studies instead of computing, and that in the absence of young UK experts it was perhaps unwise to rely too much on the loyalty of new employees who were foreign nationals.
The hope would be that the low cost of the RPi would encourage geeks-in-the-making to tinker obsessively at home and become able to do for HMG all the things that would get them jailed if they did it on their own behalf.
If all this is denied, that would of course prove the speculation to be true!
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Windmill
These already have a cutout for the GPIO pins. :-)
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Rob Morley
Why bother when you can get a cheap USB-SATA adaptor?
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Rob Morley
Or the one I bought a while ago, which does USB to SATA, and both varieties of PATA. It won't cope with very old non-IDE hard drives, though....
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John Williamson
Gulp! That rather implies that Raspberry Pis don't comply with RF emission regulations?
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Peter Percival
On Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:32:38 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@Onetel.net.uk.invalid (Windmill) declaimed the following:
What, GCHQ? Or whomever is behind "the Village"
(Only 4-letter I could think of... NSA and NRO are both 3-letter)
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