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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:28 am

http://ow.ly/i/wlCt <- tweeted from RS - RS with PI's in China
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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:33 am

Is that the first shipment in the box?

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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:40 am

I hope not; 10,000 RaspPis is about a cubic metre.

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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:42 am

dunno - it could be just a teaser - those boxes will be empty
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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:56 am

Ohhh, that is why they asked me to send some alpha boards.

Not true, I am only joking....

(I have to be careful after that spoof post about 'the next version' I posted a while ago. Seems everything I say is taken seriously.)

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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:56 am

Hmmm - if you look behind them, you can see a website: http://www.rsprc.com. Searching for R-Pi leads you to : http://china.rs-online.com/web.....aspberrypi

... which includes the information about electronica:

http://china.rs-online.com/web.....id=epc2012

..bugger, that means we'll never get one now

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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:17 am

So in China they're going to be delivering Raspberry Pi via airship?



Cool!

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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:34 am

Jongoleur said:


So in China they're going to be delivering Raspberry Pi via airship?



...or maybe they are delivering to the UK by airship... that might explain the delays (unfavourable head wind, etc)

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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:50 am

walney said:


Jongoleur said:


So in China they're going to be delivering Raspberry Pi via airship?


...or maybe they are delivering to the UK by airship... that might explain the delays (unfavourable head wind, etc)



Even so, at an average speed of 80 knots, an airship should be able to make it from China to the UK in about three days, non stop. Adding a few days for headwinds and refuelling, it shouldn't be more than a week. 
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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:58 am

It is clear from the picture that they intend to distribute by parachuting Pi from the airship, so not only do I need to keep an eye for the postie but also for packages descending from the skies.

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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:05 pm

Pi in the Sky

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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:54 pm

They put a logo on the counter and are serving champagne! (http://ow.ly/i/wlCt)

Must be their biggest sale hit ever

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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:08 pm

poing said:



Must be their biggest sale hit ever



Or at least it would be if they actually took my money instead of my interest!
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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:15 pm

Yeah, um, how about, I don't know, SHIPPING some of them?!?!? Geesh...

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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:46 pm

Abishur said:


poing said:



Must be their biggest sale hit ever


Or at least it would be if they actually took my money instead of my interest!





/nods @ Abishur

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Re: RS RPi's

Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:59 pm

Cheer up guys! It means they do take the product seriously if even the people in China react like that. I mean, they drown in gadgets.

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Re: RS RPi's

Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:56 am

Abishur said:


Or at least it would be if they actually took my money instead of my interest!



I don't know, Abishur, always the complainer

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Re: RS RPi's

Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:53 pm

The picture (http://static.ow.ly/photos/ori.....l/wlCt.jpg) seems to be taken by an iPhone 4 on 2012-03-20 11:23.

GPS-coordinates:

Latitude:  31; 12; 40.800000000002861

Longitude:  121; 33; 37.200000000011784

Altitude:  34.185758513931887

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Re: RS RPi's

Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:06 pm

In google maps it translates* to the following location: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=.....pn=0.5,0.5

*: I used this URL for fetching the google location: http://regex.info/exif.cgi?img.....2FwlCt.jpg

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Re: RS RPi's

Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:22 pm

Shanghai

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Re: RS RPi's

Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:28 pm

"The Shanghai New International Expo Centre" in fact - isn't Google Street view amazing?

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Re: RS RPi's

Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:58 pm

tbar said:

GPS-coordinates:
Latitude:  31; 12; 40.800000000002861

Longitude:  121; 33; 37.200000000011784

Altitude:  34.185758513931887


And a good demonstration of why you should use a metadata scrubber before posting photos on the web!

I never have any problems with FP4...... 
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Re: RS RPi's

Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:03 pm

Last day today...  Where's my passport?

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Re: RS RPi's

Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:21 pm

tbar said:


In google maps it translates* to the following location: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=.....pn=0.5,0.5


If you zoom in all the way to that location and then look to the right of the white roof you see someone lying on his back playing with a Pi! At least now we know where the other 9,999 Pies went

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Re: RS RPi's

Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:30 pm

Jongoleur said:


tbar said:

Altitude:  34.185758513931887



Accurate to an attometre. Aren't iPhones clever?

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