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by Michael
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An ethical policy
Replies: 4
Views: 4356

Re: An ethical policy

Thread cleaned.  Please don't take it personally if I've deleted your post.

Please keep things civil, or the thread will be locked.
by Michael
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: An ethical policy
Replies: 4
Views: 4356

Re: An ethical policy

<r>Raspberry Pi Foundation, RS Components and Farnell all have corporate social responsibility positions.  I don't believe the Foundation has a publically available document yet, but the others do have public policies.<br/> <br/> Here is Farnell's:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.premierfarnell.com/...
by Michael
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is there a way to block certain users on this forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 4904

Re: Is there a way to block certain users on this forum?

Lynbarn said:


dognosh said:


So michael, if I can get a few of us to complain about you, can we get you banned ? Lol


Nope - You can't get rid of admins THAT easily!!!


Oh   Damn.
by Michael
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for the Wiki admin
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Re: Looking for the Wiki admin

<t>Hi naicheban,<br/> <br/> I haven't tried recently, but any logged in registered user should (or used to) be able to upload files.<br/> <br/> If you are still having problems, please raise with user 'wmat' on #elinux in irc://irc.freenode.net or send me a PM.<br/> <br/> Kind regards,<br/> <br/> --...
by Michael
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is there a way to block certain users on this forum?
Replies: 20
Views: 4904

Re: Is there a way to block certain users on this forum?

<t>If you do come across users that are being rude on a consistent basis, please do drop the moderators (not Liz, Eben and Jack – they are busy enough) a PM with a link to the offending post(s).  If we agree, we can warn the user or take temporary or permanent action.<br/> <br/> The moderators do tr...
by Michael
Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is Newark reputable?
Replies: 12
Views: 3576

Re: Is Newark reputable?

<t>RS and Farnell have both been trading for about 60 years.  Most UK schools have accounts with one or both companies and use them for all sorts of school supplies and this, along with their manufacturing, logistics and worldwide distribution capabilities are among the key reasons why these two com...
by Michael
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO pins 11 & 12
Replies: 18
Views: 6393

Re: GPIO pins 11 & 12

<r>Okay, wiki updated.  Please check *everything*.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-leve.....eripherals">http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-leve.....eripherals</URL><br/> <br/> I've left the tables in the <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-leve......28GPIO.29">http://elinux.org/RPi_Low-leve......
by Michael
Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GPIO pins 11 & 12
Replies: 18
Views: 6393

Re: GPIO pins 11 & 12

Agreed.
by Michael
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: This web site's design and making a donation
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: This web site's design and making a donation

<t>You will eventually be able to make donations from this site (or possibly from raspberrypi.com, once merchandise is available).  The Foundation are also working with their distributors to see if together thay can find a way to offer buy-one-donate-one and similar donations directly from the distr...
by Michael
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Discussions about Raspberry Pi are NOT off topic!
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Discussions about Raspberry Pi are NOT off topic!

On that note, and as further discussion on this topic is likely to only cover old ground or become less civil, I've locked the thread.
by Michael
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: using logo or pictures of raspi board
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: using logo or pictures of raspi board

Please see this post for the draft logo policy.  Please contact Jack Lang for further information.
by Michael
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Discussions about Raspberry Pi are NOT off topic!
Replies: 29
Views: 5606

Re: Discussions about Raspberry Pi are NOT off topic!

<t>I agree with the other admins - discussions about sales, batches, availability, manufacturing, ordering, delivery dates, taxes, postage charges and discussions about communications regarding the former are all implicitly or explicitly discussions about topics for which the authorised distributors...
by Michael
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: why not use the wiki?
Replies: 49
Views: 10110

Re: why not use the wiki?

<r>Well done to everyone that's contributed to the wiki - its come such a long way from its rather humble beginnings.<br/> <br/> Computer weekly has written a nice little piece about the wiki:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.computerweekly.com/.....ry-pi.html">http://www.computerweekly.com/.....ry-p...
by Michael
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi day time/date
Replies: 9
Views: 2317

Re: Pi day time/date

<r>Andius said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I think 3:55 of the 11th of March works quite well.<br/> <br/> <br/> ?<br/> <br/> For teaching resources and ideas about how to celebrate International Pi Day on March 14th (if you want to celebrate to the second, at 1:59:26pm), try <URL url="http://teachpi.org/">ht...
by Michael
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why no unboxings yet, when there are 10.000 Raspis produced?
Replies: 53
Views: 11915

Re: Why no unboxings yet, when there are 10.000 Raspis produced?

<t>Burngate said:<br/> <br/> <br/> We know for a fact - it certainly hasn't been officially denied, so it must be true - that carrier pigeons are involved in the transport of our Pis from the far east to the UK.<br/> <br/> <br/> I'm sure that you are well aware that the correct term is avian carrier...
by Michael
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 231007

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<t>What the Raspberry Pi Means for ARM and Open Source Computing<br/> <br/> Mar. 6th, 2012 by Christopher Tozzi<br/> <br/> The latest ARM product to hit the market, the Raspberry Pi mini-computer, might be proof that there is something to the supposed ARM revolution after all — particularly for the ...
by Michael
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: It seems it's impossible to buy one in Portugal
Replies: 9
Views: 2717

Re: It seems it's impossible to buy one in Portugal

<t>pixolex said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Well, you are not convinced, but i'll convince you! <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Okay, I'm convinced.  However, in general both companies are making exceptions to their 'no individuals' policy for the Raspberry Pi.  If this turns out to be the case for Farnell Portugal ...
by Michael
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rationale behind missing connectors? [RESOLVED]
Replies: 31
Views: 9365

Re: Rationale behind missing connectors? [RESOLVED]

Excellent news, Gert!  Is this a result of distribution manufacturing, or just a coincidence?
by Michael
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: It seems it's impossible to buy one in Portugal
Replies: 9
Views: 2717

Re: It seems it's impossible to buy one in Portugal

<r>I'm not convinced they are official distributors for Farnell.  According to Farnell's own website, they have direct operations in Purtugal and no authorised distributors:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://export.farnell.com/jsp/.....rtHome.jsp">http://export.farnell.com/jsp/.....rtHome.jsp</URL><br/> <...
by Michael
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pie Week
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Re: Pie Week

Yup, and next wednesday is International Pi Day!
by Michael
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farnell UK pricing $46.65 US
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Re: Farnell UK pricing $46.65 US

This has been covered in numerous other threads.  Please use the search function before creating a new thread.
by Michael
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: In light of the distribution deal..
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Re: In light of the distribution deal..

<r>The intention to manufacture in the UK died before the distribution deals were signed.<br/> <br/> See this blog post for details:  <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/509">http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/509</URL><br/> <br/> You may not realise, but both distributors are headquarter...
by Michael
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Farnell UK - link for ordering
Replies: 25
Views: 6915

Re: Farnell UK - link for ordering

buddy87: Did you order more than one?

niggle: I don't think its broken, I think its just that they want people to signing up to the expression of interest form rather than preorder.  Presumably to give them time to iron out any remaining pricing kinks.
by Michael
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Delivery to US
Replies: 4
Views: 2125

Re: Delivery to US

They'll be available directly from the US divisions of the distributors:

http://elinux.org/RPi_Buying_Guide#USA

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