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Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:57 pm
by DavidK
I'm guessing it's the Fedora release.

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:06 pm
by nmahoney
Yoda007 said:


TheShack said: 


Apparently I'm sleeping downstairs tomorrow.


I almost jumped the gun too. Its on Wednesday not tommorow!



And where you wake up Wednesday morning depends on where you sleep tomorrow night!

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:15 pm
by msloan
FAQs said:


Can I join the mailing list?

You certainly can. Head to the home page, and you’ll see a form at the top right you can fill in. People who are signed up will get an email as soon as we have confirmed a release date.



Not to be rude, but what gives? Did anyone else get an email about the release date? Is Wednesday the 29th the release day or just the day it will be announced?

Anytime someone asked in the forums they were told to read the FAQs. These announcements on the front page seem to counter what the FAQ says if we will not be getting an email until the day they are available?

Am I taking this wrong?

I am excited though!

Good luck to all.

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:16 pm
by Joules
Oh no!!!

We have visitors staying and I have to appear sociable....

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:17 pm
by judderman
SLEEP!!

What's all this talk of sleep?  Think you'll be able to?

Regards, Stewart

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:20 pm
by Yoda007
Selfishly forgot about about all the different timezones. My apologies.

Just read the hour in the announcement and changed the planned time I leave for work tommorow, then I read more of the replies and realized that it is  on Wednesday at 6:00 GMT and not Tuesday.

So much teasing with the Raspberry Pi has made me impatient and anxious to get my hands on one .

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:23 pm
by peterpi
I wonder if the site will see a spike of activity tomorrow at 6am

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:28 pm
by max1zzz
I just told my dad and he gave me extra pocket money "just in case"

you know i won't sleep today or tomorrow now...

I want Pi NOW......

(i better ease off the energy drinks...)

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:36 pm
by Mattylad
I wonder how payment will be accepted?

I hope Paypal is on the menu.

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:42 pm
by itnufc
Might be drunk or reading to much into Mr Upton's statment, but it seams to read-

Dear Slashdot ,Engadget etc.

Yes we are releasing on Wednesday.

We know you know we are releasing on Wednesday

You can not report we are releasing on Wednesday because we never said we are releasing on Wednesday.

Foundation win, Less chance of server meltdown.

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:44 pm
by TheEponymousBob
Right. Well, with this news, I suppose it is only fair to let all the lovely people with whom I"ve enjoyed conversing on countless subjects over the past weeks that you are, as of this moment, The Enemy. I"m reasonably sure I"ll be back to my lovable self once I"ve successfully clawed, kicked and bitten my way to the order page.

In the meantime, may the best Bob win!

( )

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:52 pm
by liz
itnufc said:


Might be drunk or reading to much into Mr Upton's statment, but it seams to read-

Dear Slashdot ,Engadget etc.

Yes we are releasing on Wednesday.

We know you know we are releasing on Wednesday

You can not report we are releasing on Wednesday because we never said we are releasing on Wednesday.

Foundation win, Less chance of server meltdown.



This sort of extreme cleverness is why Eben is properly addressed as Dr Upton.

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:06 pm
by itnufc
liz said:
My apologies to Dr Upton, and could you change the previous post to-

I am drunk and reading to much into Dr Upton's statment, but it seams to read-

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:07 pm
by Bakul Shah
liz said:

Database Error
Error establishing a database connection


[Too funny -- "quote and reply" came up with that!]

My guesses as to what it could refer to:

0. 'Pis are ready to ship! First come first served.

1. The first run is not 10,000 but 1,000,000 'Pis.

2. Some very big company is donating money to give away the first 10,000 to developers.

3. They will be shipped with every box of cereals.

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:19 pm
by Jongoleur
You know, this means war!

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:30 pm
by peterpi
Free Raspberry Pi with every Big Mac meal!?

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:35 pm
by tzj
don"t ya mean happy meal?

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:48 pm
by pluggster
Bakul said:


liz said:


Database Error

Error establishing a database connection

[Too funny -- "quote and reply" came up with that!]

My guesses as to what it could refer to:

0. 'Pis are ready to ship! First come first served.

1. The first run is not 10,000 but 1,000,000 'Pis.

2. Some very big company is donating money to give away the first 10,000 to developers.

3. They will be shipped with every box of cereals.



on point 1 ... god i hope so

on point 2 ... if true, i think apple ... their cash pile has been in the news alot recently

on point 3 ... hope it's cinnamon grahams .... hmmmhmmmmmm

oh yeah, if this is war and you are all the enemy, then i'll be listening to this wednesday morning >>

its been emotional ... see you on the other side

X

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:59 pm
by spamel
6AM? Liz, are you quite mad?  Have you any idea how far behind on beauty sleep I am already? I look like the Hunchback on a good day!  I thought it was after tea?  YOU PROMISED!

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:02 pm
by rwgast
Ok i know no'one can tell us if weds is the official release!

Im in California so according to the GMT conversion you guys are 7 hours ahead so i need to be at my computer at 11pm Tuesday night. What i would like to know is when the PI is launched am I going to have to order from the UK, I'm guessing there in no way there will be any distribution from the U.S? If this is true am i going to have to worry about a large shipping fee and will be paying in USD be any kind of a problem? Also should we be linking are paypals to are visa cards or will the store be taking CC issued in America?

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:02 pm
by Jongoleur
Technically, it"ll be 18:00 somewhere…

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:04 pm
by liz
rwgast said:


Ok i know no'one can tell us if weds is the official release!

Im in California so according to the GMT conversion you guys are 7 hours ahead so i need to be at my computer at 11pm Tuesday night. What i would like to know is when the PI is launched am I going to have to order from the UK, I'm guessing there in no way there will be any distribution from the U.S? If this is true am i going to have to worry about a large shipping fee and will be paying in USD be any kind of a problem? Also should we be linking are paypals to are visa cards or will the store be taking CC issued in America?


I should just like to point out that I am currently at my computer at 11.03 at night. And have been most nights since last May. No sympathy at all.

As for the rest of it - I think you may have a pleasant surprise coming your way.

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:08 pm
by Alchemy
The announcement confuses me. Everyone will go to the shop.

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:08 pm
by rwgast
Im sorry im sort of misunderstanding i have no problem being on my computer at 11pm, im usually up till about 3am my time anyways lol, or was that directed at the post above about beauty sleep?

guessing you just cant give a straight answer to any of those questions?

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:13 pm
by pluggster
liz said:


rwgast said:


Ok i know no'one can tell us if weds is the official release!

Im in California so according to the GMT conversion you guys are 7 hours ahead so i need to be at my computer at 11pm Tuesday night. What i would like to know is when the PI is launched am I going to have to order from the UK, I'm guessing there in no way there will be any distribution from the U.S? If this is true am i going to have to worry about a large shipping fee and will be paying in USD be any kind of a problem? Also should we be linking are paypals to are visa cards or will the store be taking CC issued in America?


I should just like to point out that I am currently at my computer at 11.03 at night. And have been most nights since last May. No sympathy at all.

As for the rest of it - I think you may have a pleasant surprise coming your way.



coincidence ?? ... and i'm with Wade Garrett on the whole sleep thing.

but to be honest for a moment, you guys have done exceptionally well and you deserve all the zeds you can get

::smile::