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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:03 am

I'm waiting for that first photo, preferably taken hostage-wise, next to a daily paper, to prove they do exist and are on UK soil.

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:06 am

Assuming they passed certification without any rework required...

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:11 am

Grumpyoldgit said:


I'm waiting for that first photo, preferably taken hostage-wise, next to a daily paper, to prove they do exist and are on UK soil.



That's what I am waiting for too. Perhaps a post of those factory pics Liz mentioned that they had put on display at the Beeb@30 event also!.

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:34 am

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I don't think they are over Siberia any more.........


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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:46 am

I'll have some news on this for you before the end of the day - I have to wait for some people to have meetings and make decisions based on them before I can let you know more, but we're excited too!
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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:47 pm

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I'll have some news on this for you before the end of the day



which day? today? what time zone? I mean, if you are in china, then you have about 2 and a quarter hours to go to inform the world of the great announcement !!! or if you are in Anchorage then we have over 18 hours to wait !!!!

I feel like that bank robber in the dirty harry movie after harry says,


"I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”...



"I have just gots  to know !!!!!" (sic) LOL

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:53 pm

I'm in the UK today.
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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:59 pm

but is it end of Business Day?

or end of Daytime - i.e. when sun goes down?

and is that Daytime in Cambridge or further south or north?

or midnight?
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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:05 pm

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A Cluster of Pi, their tiny wings beating like mad over Siberia, flying their way home, home again!


This reminded me of the flying toasters screensaver.

I think it has to be done :-)

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Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:07 pm

SN said:


but is it end of Business Day?

or end of Daytime - i.e. when sun goes down?

and is that Daytime in Cambridge or further south or north?

or midnight?



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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:26 pm

A moving bright light thought at the time to be a meteor, or something like that, was seen in the Siberian sky, around 21:00 their time last night. That bit is true.

Now the conjecture. Was it the rocket with the pi's taking off, or was it the pi's re-entering the atmosphere?

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:26 pm

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This reminded me of the flying toasters screensaver.

I think it has to be done :-)



I have the source code for that screensaver (or a clone of it) somewhere. If I can find it, I will change it to a suitable Pi graphic....

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:10 pm

smartybones said:


stevepdp said:


This reminded me of the flying toasters screensaver.

I think it has to be done :-)


I have the source code for that screensaver (or a clone of it) somewhere. If I can find it, I will change it to a suitable Pi graphic....



Oh hell yeah!!  I DEFINITELY want a Pi screensaver!!

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:12 pm

Gin and Tonic o'Clock is the best time to post stuff. IMHO. Which is about 2 hours after beer o'clock.
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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:20 pm

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Gin and Tonic o'Clock is the best time to post stuff. IMHO. Which is about 2 hours after beer o'clock.



Its just about warm enough for a BBQ.

Does that make beer o'Clock before or after Pimms o'Clock?

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:42 pm

Bah. After all that, we're still waiting on a call from someone, so that post will have to go up tomorrow, not today.
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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:47 pm

So that'll be Pimm's O'Clock RIGHT NOW then!
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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:53 pm

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So that'll be Pimm's O'Clock RIGHT NOW then!



OK.  I'll tell my boss that you've ordered me to start drinking.  Thanks!

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Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:04 pm

That reminds me ...

pub time
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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:18 pm

The sun is well over the yard arm.

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:22 am

Soooo ... it appears that time has finally just stopped altogether ...

Well, I suppose that"s one way to meet a deadline ... just stop time until a very hot place becomes very cold
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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:31 am

Isn't it in Parliament that they have a habit of 'stopping the clock' when legislation has to be passed by a specific deadline….and 23.59 continues for ….. well I suppose 1 (extended) minute.

Hopefully they won't take long to reject (re-)naming a 2nd hand Clock Tower as part of the Jubilee Celebrations…..  "Ma'am we have great pleasure in naming this old tower with your name in your 'onour ….. of course, as a listed building, it will cost you a lot to maintain, but it won't be on our expenses any more."

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:51 am

Personally, I don't think that Big Liz has the same ring to it.

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:35 am

^ well Liz says she is still waiting on emails before anything else can be said ,

the 1950 made it - as to where they are .... GOK

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Re: 1950 Over Siberia

Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:47 am

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Nurbit said:


I did say in another thread that I've started stocking Pis


I don't think a stocking pi would be very tasty. Bad business plan. :p



At the risk of being told off, wouldn't that be a raspberry tart a totally different platform?
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