Anyone want a free pi ?


 
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by GuessWhatMyAgeIs » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:54 pm
1st of all... this is not a scam. if your synical then stop reading now, this isnt for you.


ok, ive got a raspberry pi, i couldnt wait for it, i wanted one.... im the kind of gadget person who likes things, then gets board of them. when my pi arrived i was excited, i kicked the mrs off the tv ( jezza was on so i was being either brave or suicidal ), plugged in the pi, put my sd card in and nothing...

ok, another os was tried... started up, lights flashed and the screen came on... i chose raspbmc, it started to download the install files then restarted and nothing again.

i downloaded the full card image (cant remember who did it, sorry) of raspbmc and it worked, love it, tiny computer playing 1080p movies ( slight stutter at start while it settles down).

this is where things go wrong for me and the pi. im lazy ( i know before anyone flames me ) i should of researched linux... its not the os, its me. linux is amazingly fast, even loading from a sd card its more than usable, its just the support/available software that i cant get to grips with. compiling things is definately a no no for me and like i said, im lazy and liek things "just there"

now, i had a bad thought... ive actually qued and got a pi before someone who can make use of this amazing little peice of kit. hats off to the designers / os compilers... this kit is brilliant, i love the thought of it, i just cant cope with the work involved (jeez, im being a little too harsh on myself :) ) so, this is my redemption..

IM GIVING MY PI AWAY.

(model B)
((no sd card included, just the stuff it was delivered to me with will be sent))

ok, synical people still here?

im running a small compitition, you have 24hours from this post time to be first to guess my date of birth and its yours. if you guess it correctly and your first in the email list then its yours.

send your guess to guesswhatmyageis@gmail.com and it might be yours.

no charge, no p+p either, i`ll send it and thats that.
if no one guess`s the actual dob then the closest to it will be the winner of the pi.
if more than one person gets the dob correct then the first person in the delivery list will be the winner.
im not going to bother with mardy, whingy people who say "google delayed my email, its not my fault" well,its not anyone elses fault either.. you didnt have a pi before and you tried your luck...
please dont get all pollitical on me either, its just a simple give away, not associated with the pi foundation or anything like that,its just a pi user who no longer thinks his pi is right for him.
no bids or money offers either, this is simply a guess and hope luck is on your side.

i`ll check the email in 24hrs and the one who has the correct date 1st will be notified by return email and as a reply on this post.

FORUM MODERATORS :- if you think this post is against any rules then please tell me and i`ll pull the plug on it. (sorry guys, i dont make the forum rules and i dont wanna break them either)

i just want to give a pi away to hopefully help a dev/enthusiast get a peice of kit who properly deserves it.

GOOD LUCK PEOPLE.
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by pygmy_giant » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:12 pm
got one thanks - it might get jelous if I had another
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by Joe Schmoe » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:24 pm
Did you want month/day/year - or just month/day?

American or European format?
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by GuessWhatMyAgeIs » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:26 pm
lol, sigh... Date. Month. Year. European Format. :)
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by GuessWhatMyAgeIs » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:29 pm
and its open to anyone in any location.
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by metaljay » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:47 pm
22nd October 1982?
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by nick.mccloud » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:52 pm
Great way of collecting personal date for a phishing exercise!
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by GuessWhatMyAgeIs » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:55 pm
then dont enter nick, phishing? im giving away a pi not scaming people.. jeez. people, if you think its a scam, dont have a guess. simple.

and the phishing ? was not me askign what it means, its me questioning why you label me as such a person who would do that....

cheers buddy...
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by metaljay » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:05 pm
Just give it me and be done with it lol

You know you want to ;)
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by GuessWhatMyAgeIs » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:09 pm
LMAO !
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by Lorian » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:43 pm
so just let people enter by replying here.
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by GuessWhatMyAgeIs » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:18 pm
fine with me, just didnt want anyone getting upset about flooding a topic.

i`ll change it then, have a guess and leave it here instead of emailing...

1st one to get it gets the pi, still same time limit, 24 hrs from topic start, closest to date at time up is winner of the pi.
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by flakeshake » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:41 pm
Well , one can atleast try participate :
17 Februrary 1976 ?
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by t166err » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:42 pm
How many tries can a person have ?
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by nick.mccloud » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:17 pm
GuessWhatMyAgeIs wrote:then dont enter nick, phishing? im giving away a pi not scaming people.. jeez. people, if you think its a scam, dont have a guess. simple.


I didn't, I wouldn't, I have Pi, I also have concerns, I expressed my concerns as a fair warning to all.
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by zardoz99 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:57 pm
I'm game... 21 Sept 1991.
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by Dilligaf » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:10 pm
26/2/1962
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by t166err » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:00 pm
18-3-1976
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by Joe Schmoe » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:25 pm
28 June 2004
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by hippy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:59 am
1st July 1985
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by markb » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:09 am
it's spelt cynical, BTW.
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by Troublesome » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:10 am
18th August 1983
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by clickykbd » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:18 am
I didn't see anything about only one guess. Does it count if we write a script to email you consecutive guesses via an anonymous smtp server? Ignoring the anonymous part surely someone has started doing this already knowing the crowd here?

I already have one, will let someone else flood your mailbox.
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by Mortimer » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:21 am
23rd September 1988
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by kghunt » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:02 pm
20th march 1982
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