Julian

London, United Kingdom

uk.linkedin.com/in/juliancable

Age: 54

Media techie and traditional boat sailor

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revised Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
added history
Apr
15
comment Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
I don't know how many of the rotary dial's features were there from the beginning and how much was evolution. There are many other rotary designs that 'just work'. For example the echo sounder on my boat is similar to this one. i.ebayimg.com/t/seafarer-3-echo-depth-sounder-/00/s/…
Apr
15
awarded Editor
Apr
15
revised Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
deleted 1 characters in body
Apr
15
answered Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
Apr
3
comment My USB mouse needs to be turned on when the pi boots - why?
All ideas are appreciated. raspbmc is XBMC on raspbian - XBMC is just an application. I can't find any problems with the mouse and raspbian - as I noted, raspbian produces mouse data in all scenarios when the mouse is turned on.
Apr
3
revised camel jetty continuation exception
added 776 characters in body
Mar
27
comment My USB mouse needs to be turned on when the pi boots - why?
@RPi Awesomeness if the adapter were powered down I don't see how cat /dev//input/mouse0 would be doing anything?
Mar
21
asked camel jetty continuation exception
Mar
10
awarded Editor
Mar
10
revised Identify this manga for me?
added 156 characters in body
Mar
9
comment Has there recently been a trending popularity with scissors as weapons over swords?
And, at least eponymously, Pumpkin Scissors.
Mar
9
awarded Supporter
Mar
9
answered Identify this manga for me?
Mar
9
awarded Supporter
Mar
9
comment C If statements not working
Run your code through a formatter like astyle or manually set all the indenting to something rational and view it in an editor with syntax highlighting. You will probably spot the problem.
Mar
8
awarded Autobiographer
Mar
8
comment "Cut their hawsers"
Where are the ships? What is the tide doing? What is the wind doing? If the pirate ship is in port and can't be turned around or towed out then hawser could make sense. If there is no wind and the ship needs to be towed by rowing boats it could make sense.
Mar
8
comment Why is "distro", rather than "distri", short for "distribution" in Linux world?
I'm from the UK and my department is called Distribution. We pronounce the second i the same as the first so "Dis-tri-byu-shun". So the 'trib' is the same sound as in 'tribble'.
Mar
8
answered Is there a secular, non vulgar alternative to "for heaven's sake"?
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