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by Jongoleur
Wed May 09, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Here's an ebay scalper who needs teaching a lesson....
Replies: 21
Views: 3999

Re: Here's an ebay scalper who needs teaching a lesson....

<t>@smartybones:<br/> <br/> Its not the selling, its the people willing to pay silly money for something thats going to be a depreciating value in mere weeks that makes me wonder at the sanity of my fellow human beings.  As of now (9/05 @ 18:55) some silly bugger has actually bid £89.99 + £3.49 deli...
by Jongoleur
Wed May 09, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I'm going to report the foundation to 'elf & safety
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: I'm going to report the foundation to 'elf & safety

Its a recurring problem...



by Jongoleur
Wed May 09, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Here's an ebay scalper who needs teaching a lesson....
Replies: 21
Views: 3999

Re: Here's an ebay scalper who needs teaching a lesson....

meltwater said:


In that case, £90 is quite a good price for an Alpha.



Or the vendor is supplying a Model B masquerading as an Alpha!  Naughty!
by Jongoleur
Wed May 09, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 61
Views: 11310

Re: Your item is being despatched

<t>The doorbell, the DOORBELL!!!!<br/> <br/> Hurryscurry down to the door wrench it open grab the package sign in the proffered box scurry back up fumblefumble damn packaging scrabble with plugs and sockets shove the hdmi into the back of the tv bash the psu into the mains tv on select source hdmi2 ...
by Jongoleur
Wed May 09, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Here's an ebay scalper who needs teaching a lesson....
Replies: 21
Views: 3999

Re: Here's an ebay scalper who needs teaching a lesson....

<r>We'll let the sheer ingratitude of the blighter pass without any further comment, but using a photo of Eben holding a Pi to illustrate his shoddy little auction….<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rasp.....53ece731a2">http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rasp.....53ece731a2</URL><br/> <br/> Gen...
by Jongoleur
Wed May 09, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Oracle support for Raspberry PI
Replies: 30
Views: 13570

Re: Oracle support for Raspberry PI

<t>shirro said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @JamesH - no you have it wrong. Raspberry Pi is now powered by Java(R) and if the foundation do not carry the Java(R) logo and pay a royalty to Oracle they will be in breach of Oracle's IP.<br/> <br/> I for one welcome our new enterprise ready unbreakable Raspberry ...
by Jongoleur
Wed May 09, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 61
Views: 11310

Re: Your item is being despatched

Grumpyoldgit said:


Sweepstake on how many RS Pis get put on Ebay today. 15 Farnell Pis were put up yesterday.



Well, none will be MINE!!!

I see the price people are willing to pay is beginning to fall...
by Jongoleur
Wed May 09, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 97056

Re: Invitation to order from RS

<t>Montala said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Lucky GOG! <br/> <br/> We will expect a full update later today... on the Raspberry Pi of course, and not whether he managed to make it to the loo in time, or not! <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Well, given he's a GrumpyOLDGit, that might be a moot point.....<br/> <br/> M...
by Jongoleur
Tue May 08, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?
Replies: 44
Views: 8222

Re: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?

<t>semtex said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I"d like to think I"m in the first 4,000 - but seemingly not since not since no invitation to order as yet<br/> <br/> <br/> RS mentioned in another thread that the 4000 RasPis would be given to users who expressed an interest up to 6:05am. In other words they ...
by Jongoleur
Tue May 08, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ebay.? does the raspberry foundation have an Ebay account.?
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

Re: ebay.? does the raspberry foundation have an Ebay account.?

liz said:


Actually, I think Myra mistakenly set that one up, not realising we already had one from January.


There you go.....  

At least, as the Foundation owns it, scalpers can't!
by Jongoleur
Tue May 08, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ebay.? does the raspberry foundation have an Ebay account.?
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

Re: ebay.? does the raspberry foundation have an Ebay account.?

<r>THIS<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/rasp.....4340.l2559">http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/rasp.....4340.l2559</URL><br/> <br/> is the Foundation ebay account - at least its the one the Foundation used to auction the 10 beta boards in January.  It could be that the "fishy" one is a marker...
by Jongoleur
Tue May 08, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 61
Views: 11310

Re: Your item is being despatched

<t>Mine is early in the 24xx series and the email is timed 4th May @ 09:44.<br/> <br/> According to what I read somewhere else, and I can't remember WHERE now.... this 4k batch is being allocated to people who registered in the first 5 minutes and who weren't blessed with the amazing reactions that ...
by Jongoleur
Tue May 08, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 61
Views: 11310

Re: Your item is being despatched

Grumpyoldgit said:


I think I'm going to wet myself.


I was going to blame the dogs for that....
by Jongoleur
Tue May 08, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your item is being despatched
Replies: 61
Views: 11310

Re: Your item is being despatched

@19:16

You have a shipment being sent from RS COMPONENTS LTD that is due to be despatched on 08/05/2012 using our Express 24 service!!!

I've instructed the dogs to keep watch....
by Jongoleur
Tue May 08, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New front page vid - with added Liz cameo
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: New front page vid - with added Liz cameo

<r>SN said: <br/> <br/> <br/> liz said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1181">http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1181</URL><br/> <br/> I do not enjoy cameras or microphones. (I'm a *wallflower*, me.)<br/> <br/> <br/> Tell you what, it didn't show - you practically sn...
by Jongoleur
Tue May 08, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powered USB Hub - anyone tried this one?
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: Powered USB Hub - anyone tried this one?

<r>Looking at the product info, a 1A PSU seems a little underpowered.  I've got a "Logik" 4 port USB hub from PC World for when my Pi arrives, that cost about 13 quid and has a PSU rated at 2A, which is a bit more reasonable.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/.....8-pdt.html">http:/...
by Jongoleur
Tue May 08, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wheels and a sandwich
Replies: 10
Views: 1985

Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Wheels and a sandwich (pause) No legs!

Sorry.

It must havebeen the lager test samples...
by Jongoleur
Tue May 08, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 30 Years of the ZX Spectrum (which was better than the Beeb ;)
Replies: 28
Views: 5136

Re: 30 Years of the ZX Spectrum (which was better than the Beeb ;)

Joefish said:


You know about tweed jackets too, right?


Got to get ammonia from somewhere... Pre-industrial processes are often gross!
by Jongoleur
Mon May 07, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where and How can I get a Raspberry Pi? in Brazil
Replies: 8
Views: 12024

Re: Where and How can I get a Raspberry Pi? in Brazil

<r>GeeHenrique said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hello I wonder how I can buy Raspberry Pi in Brazil has somewebsite that can sell for Brazil /'m new to the forum then I'm sorry for creating the topic!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> You can always try the local representatives of the distributors, RS and Farnell.<br/...
by Jongoleur
Mon May 07, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wheels and a sandwich
Replies: 10
Views: 1985

Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Joe Schmoe said:


But I love your "wheels and a sandwich" comments.  Please don't stop!

(Cute case, BTW.  What is it with you people and Legos?)



Because Meccano is too conductive......
by Jongoleur
Mon May 07, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 30 Years of the ZX Spectrum (which was better than the Beeb ;)
Replies: 28
Views: 5136

Re: 30 Years of the ZX Spectrum (which was better than the Beeb ;)

<t>Joefish said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I always used to think that about Babycham – "Hmm, it"s definitely the urine of some small woodland animal, if only there was some indication on the label…"<br/> <br/> <br/> I've always felt that way about cheap lagers, apart from the size and location of the donor...
by Jongoleur
Mon May 07, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Straw poll for new forums - gravatar, yea or nay?
Replies: 46
Views: 7379

Re: Straw poll for new forums - gravatar, yea or nay?

Definitely

Oh - direct upload, not third party. 

As for curries, I find (on swift and distressing inspection) that morning after curries mainly consist of diced carrot...
by Jongoleur
Sun May 06, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Happy Star Wars Day!
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Happy Star Wars Day!

I suppose we're not "Star Wars" geeks in these parts...

Unless you're Sean.
by Jongoleur
Sun May 06, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: tip to RpiF, RS and farnell
Replies: 27
Views: 3532

Re: tip to RpiF, RS and farnell

<t>Unlike JamesH, I'm not going to be so forbearing - in the two days since this thread has been active, some contributions have been so overheated that its failed my heat/light test on numerous occasions so its going to get locked.<br/> <br/> Personally speaking, I can't say much about Farnell as t...
by Jongoleur
Sun May 06, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RS & Order time
Replies: 1
Views: 571

Re: RS & Order time

<t>drdevil44 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I registered my interest with RS at 6:03am on launch day - yet I still haven't had an invitation to order.<br/> <br/> I'd be interested to know if anyone after this time has got their Pi before me?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> First things first.  Have you had any othe...

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