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by Skygod
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Link from the Wiki page
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Link from the Wiki page

<r>The wiki page on the site states :<br/> <br/> There’s a page of tasks for the board that we need volunteers to address, and a page for beginners,<br/> <br/> The issue is that clicking on the 'beginners' link takes you to the "RPi Advanced Setup" which states in bold type :<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> ...
by Skygod
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 171495

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

I went to the local 7/11 to get a top up for my mobile phone. I asked for 100 baht and was told "no have". "Okay do you have 50 Baht?" "Yes, we have many". "Good, I will have two at 50 Baht" "Yes sir"

This happens all the time.
by Skygod
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "ICT causes more health problems than it helps to overcome." (Discuss this statement.)
Replies: 20
Views: 2736

Re: "ICT causes more health problems than it helps to overcome." (Discuss this statement.)

<t>This was the last question in the 'Paper 1 (Higher Tier)' ICT GCSE for January 2011.<br/> <br/> I just wish I could see some of the answers and compare them to what would be found by members of this forum.<br/> <br/> Let's see. February 29th 2012 caused elevated stress levels, higher than usual n...
by Skygod
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Sub-£100 Kitchen PC?
Replies: 8
Views: 4183

Re: Sub-£100 Kitchen PC?

<r>Raspberry Pi 21.60 + 4.95 P&P = 26.55 GBP<br/> <br/> Washable Mouse – 3.99 GBP<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Belk.....0638098810">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Belk.....0638098810</URL><br/> <br/> Washable Keyboard – 4.47 GBP<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-......
by Skygod
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware
Replies: 21
Views: 3370

Re: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware

Grumpyoldgit said:


Err. I think that's what's been discussed for the last few months on here.



That is true, but there seem to be so many new members that are not aware that the Foundation is NOT about being a hardware manufacturer.
by Skygod
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware
Replies: 21
Views: 3370

Re: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware

<t>Kernel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> erm the project is closed? really? has this been said anywhere officially<br/> <br/> with all the problems with distribution and the time it will take for these to get into schools I think there is still a lot of work to be done<br/> <br/> Not to mention it has take...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware
Replies: 21
Views: 3370

Re: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware

<t>RaTTuS said: <br/> <br/> <br/> http://www.charity-commission......ryNumber=0<br/> <br/> its not closed ^ that is what RPi Foundation is about<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> What I mean is that getting the hardware to market is the first project for the Foundation.<br/> <br/> The aim of the Foundation acc...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What started you off?
Replies: 13
Views: 3015

Re: What started you off?

<t>1976 with dial up modem (acoustic coupler) to timeshared resources with Rolfe & Nolan VAX systems. You had to file 78 under S (Seventy Eight) <br/> <br/> So many hardware platforms and OS syntaxes learnt and forgotten since then.<br/> <br/> The one I enjoyed the most was VAX/VMS as it sort of...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing
Replies: 21
Views: 3785

Re: RaspberryPi heralds the next era of computing

<t>I found that video slightly disturbing in that the human interaction is still felt necessary, but they are simply part of the 'machine'.<br/> <br/> Just put your hand out and the part is delivered to you. Can you really imagine doing that every working day for 30 years?<br/> <br/> How could you e...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Exactly what is a Pi?
Replies: 65
Views: 12319

Re: Exactly what is a Pi?

<t>Another problem I often encounter with forum software is that somebody 'does' use the search and they find a relevant thread and post their question/response and then get 'flamed' for opening such an old thread.<br/> <br/> Or, they find a thread that interests them and after following it through,...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware
Replies: 21
Views: 3370

Re: Raspberry Pi Foundation | Raspberry Pi Hardware

<t>The Raspberry Pi board is simply the first project undertaken by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The project is almost closed as they have brought a product to market and there are distributors that are willing to undertake manufacture under licence on their behalf.<br/> <br/> The project will be co...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New logo?
Replies: 49
Views: 9711

Re: New logo?

<t>Wikipedia have a few sources for the colour 'Raspberry' as shown below<br/> <br/> Raspberry<br/> <br/> Raspberry (Pourpre.com)<br/> <br/> Raspberry Rose<br/> <br/> Raspberry Glace<br/> <br/> Raspberry (xona.com)<br/> <br/> And now we have<br/> <br/> Raspberry Pi<br/> <br/> (It stills looks too re...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A release date?
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Re: Model A release date?

The Model B has been released and the distribution partners are no doubt frantically arranging for production runs to fulfil their pre orders, but is there any news on when the Model A will go into production?
by Skygod
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New logo?
Replies: 49
Views: 9711

Re: New logo?

Definately looks more Strawberry than Raspberry now.
by Skygod
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Expensive shipping from Singapore to Indonesia
Replies: 4
Views: 4304

Re: Expensive shipping from Singapore to Indonesia

<t>The Korean price MUST be some mistake. 70,050 KRW is around $62.35 and the site states that the price is "Subject to applicable national and local taxes and input duty"<br/> <br/> On launch day, the quoted price was 41,850 KRW.<br/> <br/> For me though, the statement about the price including del...
by Skygod
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell
Replies: 65
Views: 17711

Re: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell

<t>exartemarte said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think you're right. The only thing that should vary significantly from country to country within the EU is the locally imposed rate of VAT (20% here in the UK).<br/> <br/> But if you're ordering from another EU country the postage/freight charges will be high...
by Skygod
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How Many Raspberry-Pi got pre-ordered?
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

Re: How Many Raspberry-Pi got pre-ordered?

<t>TonyHoyle said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The guardian article said 700 per second.. which is a tad the high side I think (that's 400 million per week!  Call me sceptical, but...)<br/> <br/> I think we can safely say the number is somewhere between 1 and that number.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> And ALL the pr...
by Skygod
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post Pi Launch Snag List (questions not venting)
Replies: 35
Views: 6445

Re: Post Pi Launch Snag List (questions not venting)

<r>varkey said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The pricing in India seems too high. The product page can be seen here -- <URL url="http://in.element14.com/raspbe.....dp/2081185">http://in.element14.com/raspbe.....dp/2081185</URL><br/> <br/> The base price itself comes to about 2350 INR ie 48 USD. Why such a diff...
by Skygod
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: A good read
Replies: 30
Views: 4395

Re: A good read

<t>I also had a snipe at that one, but there were no comments that ever got allowed. They've obviously reacted to it though as the page has now been taken down.<br/> <br/> Claire will be looking to get out of Tech Reporting I'm guessing. There are blogs and articles dedicated to rubbishing that arti...
by Skygod
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My thoughts on the Bun Fight
Replies: 57
Views: 7735

Re: My thoughts on the Bun Fight

<t>steviewevie said: <br/> <br/> <br/> spamel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I feel like I was along for the ride, the excitement, and then booted off the bus before we got to Alton Towers.<br/> <br/> <br/> Yeah, but try and look on the bright side. There are still buses going to Alton Towers, just that yo...
by Skygod
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell
Replies: 65
Views: 17711

Re: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell

<r>Farnell will have a distribution arrangement in <country>. All orders for <country> will be shipped to the distribution centre from one of the stock centres (UK, USA, Singapore). If the value of the combined order is more than the duty 'minimum collectable value' for <country>, then duties will b...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell
Replies: 65
Views: 17711

Re: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell

<t>tufty <br/> <br/> <br/> So, Farnell's price pretty much globally appears to be $35 + $7 + tax[2].  Now, that $7 could be considered to be a shipping cost, but that's entirely deceptive.  Farnell are advertising "free shipping", but that's entirely untrue - they are artificially inflating the (fix...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell
Replies: 65
Views: 17711

Re: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell

<t>Consumers can buy add on products which they need to make the board a fully functional unit.<br/> <br/> This is nothing new and the policy of free shipping (based on minimum order size) has been in place for many years.<br/> <br/> The issue is at what price do they make shipping 'free'?<br/> <br/...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell
Replies: 65
Views: 17711

Re: Disgusted - Price Hike by Farnell

<t>Okay folks, I HAVE worked out what is going on through an arduous process of checking the local prices on more than 20 Farnell websites.<br/> <br/> YOU ARE NOT BEING RIPPED OF BY THE DISTRIBUTORS!<br/> <br/> Farnell charges on each website, the cost of the unit of $35 and then applies the import ...
by Skygod
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Post Pi Launch Snag List (questions not venting)
Replies: 35
Views: 6445

Re: Post Pi Launch Snag List (questions not venting)

I read that RS captured the timestamps when the Thankyou page appeared after you'd entered your details, so they should have a fairly accurate log.

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