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by Jongoleur
Sun May 06, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 97063

Re: Invitation to order from RS

<t>texy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Intersting comment on the front page announcement from [email protected] -<br/> <br/> "latest batch of 4,000 takes us to registrations recorded up to approximately 6.05am GMT on 29th Feb (which illustrates just how phenomenal the demand was that morning)."<br/> <br/> So if you ...
by Jongoleur
Sat May 05, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cases - fundamental problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4240

Re: Cases - fundamental problem

<t>It may look ugly and be difficult to assemble, but internal buttress moulding inside a case, supporting the back/top of connectors may be essential for high use (eg school) Raspberries.  The fragility of the micro-USB connector has been raised before, but  I'll have to wait for my Pi to arrive to...
by Jongoleur
Sat May 05, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Happy Dance!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Happy Dance!!!!

<t>JustThisGuy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> And here I was expecting that a Jongoleur would wait until he had at least 3 before attempting a proper Jongoleur Happy Dance. <br/> <br/> Edit: grammatical typo.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> But not always in medieval France and England - and the extra "o" got inser...
by Jongoleur
Fri May 04, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Happy Dance!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Happy Dance!!!!

Now that would be divisive. 

I'm just glad I'm getting one soon(ish).
by Jongoleur
Fri May 04, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Celebrating the Anniversary of Rory Cellan-Jones' BBC Blog Post.
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Celebrating the Anniversary of Rory Cellan-Jones' BBC Blog Post.

<t>I still have a hankering after that USB stick sized prototype.  Its a pity it can't be issued as a special edition!  Other important milestones of course include the start of this forum at the end of July 2011 (although there had been a web presence consisting of a static page with contact detail...
by Jongoleur
Fri May 04, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Happy Dance!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Happy Dance!!!!

Lead by example, that what I say..... 
by Jongoleur
Fri May 04, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 97063

Re: Invitation to order from RS

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Yes. The Royal Mail Pixies will also be having a rest.<br/> <br/> <br/> My "Royal Mail Pixie" is more an Orc.  He eats pitbulls for breakfast, especially if he"s on his third round of the day……<br/> <br/> Also I"ve found that putting a blob of beige Plasticine...
by Jongoleur
Fri May 04, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 97063

Re: Invitation to order from RS

Grumpyoldgit said:


I don't wish to upset you but Monday is a bank holiday in the UK. The RS elves may be taking a break.



Drat!  I'd forgotten that it was a Bank Holiday on Monday. 

At this rate my Pi won't arrive for WEEKS!!!!!!!
by Jongoleur
Fri May 04, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: still no paypal ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: still no paypal ?

<t>Sanddancer75 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> They referred to it as a unique activation code & they check it against your email address.  So I'm guessing they aren't transferable.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Thats a different thing, to stop people handing around invites to the store.  The "online referenc...
by Jongoleur
Fri May 04, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?
Replies: 44
Views: 8223

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

<t>Montala said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Judging by the number of posts already made in other threads this morning, it would appear that RS have been anything but quiet over the last 24 hours though.<br/> <br/> Nothing for me yet unfortunately! <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I think the threat of poison'd entrai...
by Jongoleur
Fri May 04, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 97063

Re: Invitation to order from RS

johnel said:


My nipples itch with excitement...



I think we'll file THAT under "Too much info..."
by Jongoleur
Fri May 04, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: still no paypal ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: still no paypal ?

<t>Sanddancer75 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I've just ordered from RS with PayPal (it didn't like my debit card for some reason) about half an hour ago.  I'm guessing there is quite a queue as I registered interest just after 6 AM in Pi Day & only got invited to purchase today.<br/> <br/> Good luck....
by Jongoleur
Fri May 04, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invitation to order from RS
Replies: 575
Views: 97063

Re: Invitation to order from RS

"Ordered", ok, "expressed interest" with RS Components early hours of the 29th Feb. Got my invite to enter the RS Pi Shop this morning. How much hesitation do YOU think there was?   Delivery is expected to be within 7 days, so maybe next Friday????
by Jongoleur
Fri May 04, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Happy Dance!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Happy Dance!!!!

The Man from RS Components he say YES!!!



Needless to say, clickyclickyclicky and its on its way...... 
by Jongoleur
Thu May 03, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 9488

Re: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi

<t>dukla2000 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Another first time poster starting a provocative new thread.<br/> <br/> Yup - thats 9 words - this stuff matters.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I think the general trend of subsequent posts have taken the piss quite adequately.  It could have been locked, but this is mo...
by Jongoleur
Thu May 03, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 9488

Re: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi

Dave_G_2 said:


Some say he has a holiday house in Redmond and

that he only runs in Ring 0.



All we know is that he's called Der Stig!

(Wheee!!!  9 words.....)
by Jongoleur
Thu May 03, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 9488

Re: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi

<t>Dave_G_2 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> But this would be 9 words and not too far fetched:<br/> <br/> Partnering with Microsoft to transform education in United Kingdom.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Sadly, they've already done that - its why we're in this particular pickle...<br/> <br/> As the Stigs German co...
by Jongoleur
Thu May 03, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?
Replies: 44
Views: 8223

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

<t>rmm200 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> We have quite a few Politicians you would be welcome to. That should take care of the entrails at least.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Dunno - most politicians have no guts to speak of, they prefer to spill others.  Evidently a Tiger's chaudron is merely entrails too, thou...
by Jongoleur
Thu May 03, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?
Replies: 44
Views: 8223

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

<t>bwoodbury said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I just received the following email from Allied Electronics (who is RS in North America)...  (etc)<br/> <br/> <br/> Thats pretty much the email RS sent out on 27th April.  If thats what they're still saying, then its pretty disappointing.  I expected better of th...
by Jongoleur
Thu May 03, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 9488

Re: The 9 Words That Could Kill Raspberry Pi

How about:

The Raspberry Pi is small and perfectly formed. Tadaaaaaaa!!!!

9 words, I counted..... 
by Jongoleur
Thu May 03, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?
Replies: 44
Views: 8223

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

<t>Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You need to check your spam. They have been sending out these stock emails in their tens of thousands each week and many email providers just think they are junk mail. I am on Gmail and I now check my spam on an almost daily basis as, frustratingly, that is wh...
by Jongoleur
Thu May 03, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I need clarification
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: I need clarification

<t>Brod said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Ok, so since I realised that my Pi would take ages to get shipped I didn't really follow the forums as much as I did and now I have come back on and I'm completely confused.<br/> <br/> 1. What is the BEST (easiest to install, better to run, just plain good) Linux to r...
by Jongoleur
Thu May 03, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adequate Power Supply Critical to Pi Stability
Replies: 78
Views: 25878

Re: Adequate Power Supply Critical to Pi Stability

I've got a number of USB chargers of at least the approximatly correct output and variously sourced cables.  WHEN I get a Pi, I'll give them all a go and provide a suitable pass/fail list...

by Jongoleur
Thu May 03, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?
Replies: 44
Views: 8223

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

<t>shirro said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I don't know if it is a cultural issue or what but some people seem to crave constant communication...<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Constant is not really an issue, occasional but regular is more important.  Once a week is fine, once a fortnight would be ok, just so long ...
by Jongoleur
Thu May 03, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?
Replies: 44
Views: 8223

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

<t>I've just had a look at the frequency of my RS emails.<br/> <br/> I got two "Thanks for registering" emails on the 3rd and 9th March.<br/> <br/> Then I got "We're thinking of you" emails at intervals of 6-8-6-6-14-9 days.  On a 6 day schedule, we're due another one this afternoon (GMT), otherwise...

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