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Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:57 am
by bananasdoom
Well dam I had a ice cream on the line, I was sure that the raspberry pi would be here yesterday So when do you think it will come? Next week or even later?

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:02 am
by grumpyoldgit
Keep up. They were coming off the production line in China Yesterday. Still a few days to go.

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:21 am
by bananasdoom
At the end of raspberry pi's fedora blog post I read

We hope the Raspberry Pis from the first batch will be out of testing by the end of Thursday, and on their way to freight.
I assumed that that meant that they would have them in the UK and were going to ship them off after testing, unless there were issues with the pi's

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:40 am
by Joe Schmoe
Ever hear the expression "A watched pot never boils" ??

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:56 am
by bananasdoom
Joe Schmoe said:


Ever hear the expression "A watched pot never boils" ??



so true, but as a counter argument The ignored pot boils dry

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:30 am
by kevco
This doesn't really fit the analogy but there are so many people watching this pot that it will go from boiling to dry almost immediately.

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:19 am
by bananasdoom
more reason to watch the pot

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:23 am
by abishur
"A watch pot never boils" proof that grandmothers everywhere knew about Quantum Physics for *years*

And yes, the boards were supposed to get done with being tested today today (key word, of course, being "supposed" which is not any where near "are" or "will") but even in the event that they finished being tested, were all packaged *and* miraculously made it to the shippers, I've never heard of a shipping company that delivers from China to the UK on the same day, especially when it would have already been late in the evening by the time they got them all packaged up!

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:45 am
by Chromatix
My guess is that the mailing list will get an e-mail once the bulk shipment has a definite arrival date/time.

Then, once it actually reaches the fulfilment warehouse (or is due to), the shop will go live.

That's just my guess of course, but an educated one.

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:15 am
by oninoshiko
bananasdoom said:


Joe Schmoe said:


Ever hear the expression "A watched pot never boils" ??



so true, but as a counter argument The ignored pot boils dry



This is true as well, I once burned the teflon off the bottom of a pot this way...

(who knew teflon could burn?)

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:45 am
by bananasdoom
I thought the testing was done in the UK not at the suppler, but in retrospect that makes sense. Anyway my bad for being impatient, as for burning Teflon I was surprised at how low the melting point is (327 °C) considering it is used for cooking.

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:14 am
by Tass
Joe Schmoe said:


Ever hear the expression "A watched pot never boils" ??



A watch Pi never bakes?

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:26 am
by bananasdoom
Tass said:


Joe Schmoe said:


Ever hear the expression "A watched pot never boils" ??


A watch Pi never bakes?



encore.... encore....

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:07 am
by timgiles
A Pi left the window sill will likely be taken by someone else

I think Monday, 9am.

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:25 am
by welshblob
Joe Schmoe said:


Ever hear the expression "A watched pot never boils" ??


That's before they invented inductions hobs .... boy do they boil so quickly you gotta watch em!

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:41 am
by Wooloomooloo
Joe Schmoe said:


Ever hear the expression "A watched pot never boils" ??



Nonsense. It boils at roughly 2519 °C, whether you watch it or not, as long as it's made of aluminium, for instance (note to the maintainers of Firefox's spell checker: there's no such thing as "aluminum").

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:04 am
by Jongoleur
bananasdoom said:


Well dam I had a ice cream on the line, I was sure that the raspberry pi would be here yesterday So when do you think it will come? Next week or even later?


I don't care when it arrives, I just hope its not like the hurried lover…..



Edit for insanity....

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:11 am
by Tass
Wooloomooloo said:

(note to the maintainers of Firefox's spell checker: there's no such thing as "aluminum").

Isn't there?  I thought it was metal that is a gray color?

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:19 am
by Jongoleur
Tass said:


Wooloomooloo said:


(note to the maintainers of Firefox's spell checker: there's no such thing as "aluminum").


Isn't there?  I thought it was metal that is a gray color?



Its just a word that some people use to wind others up.

Like nookillar.


Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:22 am
by walney
Tass said:


Wooloomooloo said:


(note to the maintainers of Firefox's spell checker: there's no such thing as "aluminum").


Isn't there?  I thought it was metal that is a gray color?



No such word as "gray" either

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:36 am
by steviewevie
Pedants of the world, untie ! 

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:40 am
by Tass
walney said:


Tass said:


Wooloomooloo said:


(note to the maintainers of Firefox's spell checker: there's no such thing as "aluminum").


Isn't there?  I thought it was metal that is a gray color?


No such word as "gray" either



Oh, come on - next you're going to tell me there's q in check!!

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:42 am
by walney
Tass said:


walney said:


Tass said:


Wooloomooloo said:


(note to the maintainers of Firefox's spell checker: there's no such thing as "aluminum").


Isn't there?  I thought it was metal that is a gray color?


No such word as "gray" either


Oh, come on - next you're going to tell me there's q in check!!



Well, actually, I spell it Czech.

Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:04 am
by Jongoleur
walney said:


Tass said:


walney said:


Tass said:


Wooloomooloo said:


(note to the maintainers of Firefox's spell checker: there's no such thing as "aluminum").


Isn't there?  I thought it was metal that is a gray color?


No such word as "gray" either


Oh, come on - next you're going to tell me there's q in check!!


Well, actually, I spell it Czech.



Wellllll...

I checked the cheque you sent me, but it was drawn on a Czech bank.


Re: Thought it would come yesterday

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:17 am
by nick.mccloud
Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana.