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Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:49 am

Wishing you all a Super Merry Xmas at the RasberryPi community!

Got the turkey in the oven. What are we all eating today?

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:18 pm

GrinEngy wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:49 am
What are we all eating today?
I'm planning on doing a simple turkey roast dinner for the main meal for the two of us, with a selection of cold cooked meats later - ham, reindeer, elk, smoked salmon, that sort of thing.

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:53 pm

GrinEngy wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:49 am
What are we all eating today?
Chilli con carne.

Long ago I figured it was a good idea to brew-up a 'bucket load' in advance and have nothing more to do on Christmas Day than throw it in the oven and heat it up.

I have some plastic holly leaves I can throw on top if people come round, expect to be fed, and think it's not Christmassy enough :D

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:46 pm

And a Happy Winter Solstice, too! (Except for our antipodean colleagues to whom I wish a Happy Summer Solstice.)

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:57 pm

GrinEngy wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:49 am
Wishing you all a Super Merry Xmas at the RasberryPi community!

Got the turkey in the oven. What are we all eating today?

Raspberry Pi users come from all over the world and have differing "beliefs" many do not celebrate or recognise Christmas, so making an assumption that everyone wants your wishes are presumptuous :roll:
adieu

Asus CS10 Chromebit / HP Envy 4500 Wireless Printer / Raspberry Pi Model 2B v1.1 / RealVNC Software...

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:16 pm

fruitoftheloom,

Raspberry Pi users come from all over the world and have differing "beliefs" many do not celebrate or recognise Christmas...


True enough.
..., so making an assumption that everyone wants your wishes are presumptuous
So what?

If someone gets upset with being wished a merry time, at any time, I think they have problems.

Speaking as a non-christian myself: Merry Christmas all. May your Pi be with you!

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:53 pm

Heater wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:16 pm
Speaking as a non-christian myself: Merry Christmas all. May your Pi be with you!
Exactly. I'm come from a Christian/Jewish background, but don't follow any religion (except perhaps Om, or the FSM ;-) ) My wife chooses Pagan. We both celebrate the seasonal holiday and wish everyone else a Merry Christmas too. :-)

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:14 pm

Yes, I'm true believer in the power of the Finite State Machine :)

Don't forget, the mid-winter celebrations are not a Christian thing exactly. Humans have been celebrating the mid-winter solstice for a long time before they turned up. At a time when you lived by the seasons, have survived another year and it's dark and cold it the winter it's great to get together and have have a festival. Besides, you probably have to kill your remaining pig or whatever to avoid starvation.

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:57 pm

Heater wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:14 pm
Yes, I'm true believer in the power of the Finite State Machine :)

Don't forget, the mid-winter celebrations are not a Christian thing exactly. Humans have been celebrating the mid-winter solstice for a long time before they turned up. At a time when you lived by the seasons, have survived another year and it's dark and cold it the winter it's great to get together and have have a festival. Besides, you probably have to kill your remaining pig or whatever to avoid starvation.
Actually... What you do is to kill the boar once you're sure all the sows are pregnant. That way, you get some good meals and you don't have to feed the otherwise useless (and probably difficult and cranky) boar all winter.

Hint for all... Shepherds only stay out in the fields with their flocks during lambing season...which *isn't* in mid-winter.

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Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:06 pm

W. H. Heydt,
Actually... What you do is to kill the boar once you're sure all the sows are pregnant.
That's good to know. I'll bear that in mind.

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:42 am

GrinEngy wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:49 am
What are we all eating today?
Well... Just came back from having a late Festivus dinner at TGI Friday's... That would be ribs for me, some chicken for the kids and lemonade and chicha morada for drinks... And yes, it's summer solstice around here. Live long and prosper, and may the schwatrz be with you! Ho ho ho!

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Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:18 am

Tzarls wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:42 am
GrinEngy wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:49 am
What are we all eating today?
Well... Just came back from having a late Festivus dinner at TGI Friday's... That would be ribs for me, some chicken for the kids and lemonade and chicha morada for drinks... And yes, it's summer solstice around here. Live long and prosper, and may the schwatrz be with you! Ho ho ho!
As shown in the 25 Dec. "Doc Rat": http://www.docrat.com.au/comic/christma ... and-ivory/

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:52 am

Bah Humbug.

Actually, the odd humbug goes down well after a couple of mince pies & cream

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:13 pm

And now, for all those that follow British traditions...Happy Boxing Day.

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:31 pm

Speaking of British Christmas traditions...

It used to be that kids would hang up a "Christmas Stocking" on Christmas Eve. When they woke up in the morning it would magically be full of little presents brought by Santa in the night. Do they still do that?

Often they might get a lump of coal as a present in the their stocking. Which I only found out recently meant they had not been behaving well that last year. I always got a lump of coal, I thought it was normal and totally missed the message there!

Anyway. This year I happened to mention to someone that I had not actually seen a lump of coal for thirty years. What with pollution regulations, central heating and all that. So I was over the moon when that person gave me a lump of coal as a Christmas present. It came from a guy that works in a local coal burning power station.

I have to say though, that coal they import from Russia here is not as shinny and beautiful as good old British coal.

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:23 pm

I was going to write about how good Welsh coal was, but went Googling first, just to get my facts right.

Turns out there's more to coal than I'd realised.
https://www.thebalance.com/all-types-of ... al-1182543
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-diffe ... oking-coal

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:06 pm

Welsh coal? Nah, I had good old Kent coal. Big shiny black lumps of hard stuff.

Coal is amazing. You can make so much from coal "Andrew Szydlo's Chemistry of Coal": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qi4rrQoruQ

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:36 pm

Heater wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:06 pm
Coal is amazing. You can make so much from coal "Andrew Szydlo's Chemistry of Coal": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qi4rrQoruQ
I watched that video the other day. I love the RI lectures. I went to the Humphry Davy lecture there when I was young. It was awesome! I want to go again some day.

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:41 am

Burngate wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:23 pm
I was going to write about how good Welsh coal was, but went Googling first, just to get my facts right.

Turns out there's more to coal than I'd realised.
https://www.thebalance.com/all-types-of ... al-1182543
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-diffe ... oking-coal
I have 2 fireplaces in my old 1930s house. Happy to know we won't run out anytime soon!

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:33 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:29 pm

jshslat wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:41 am
have 2 fireplaces in my old 1930s house. Happy to know we won't run out anytime soon!
Nice to know that some modern homes still have fireplaces :-)

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Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:11 pm

Merry Xmas RasberryPi!

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