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Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Mon May 07, 2012 9:33 pm

Regular readers will be aware that I have an unpleasant habit (I am working on rounding the sharp corners off my personality, but it takes time) of appending "And wheels and a sandwich?" to requests that are currently cost-impossible for the Raspberry Pi. That is to say, requests like PoE, integrated GPS or WiFi, VGA support and so on.

Sadly for me, a fine fellow on Twitter called James Shead has now made a wheeled case which looks like it'd manage a sandwich just fine. I think I need to find a new snark.
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Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Mon May 07, 2012 9:43 pm

But I love your "wheels and a sandwich" comments.  Please don't stop!

(Cute case, BTW.  What is it with you people and Legos?)
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

(One of the best lines I've seen on this board lately)

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Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Mon May 07, 2012 9:45 pm

Thank you Liz

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Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Mon May 07, 2012 10:49 pm

Joe Schmoe said:


But I love your "wheels and a sandwich" comments.  Please don't stop!

(Cute case, BTW.  What is it with you people and Legos?)



Because Meccano is too conductive......
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Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Mon May 07, 2012 11:42 pm

Joe Schmoe said:


(Cute case, BTW.  What is it with you people and Legos?)


Nothing wrong with that!  Now what is it with you people and always putting an "s" on the end of LEGO???

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Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Tue May 08, 2012 1:32 am

Joefish said:


Joe Schmoe said:


(Cute case, BTW.  What is it with you people and Legos?)


Nothing wrong with that!  Now what is it with you people and always putting an "s" on the end of LEGO???


Ummm ... because a one-block LEGO creation is kinda boring?
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Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Tue May 08, 2012 1:39 am

liz said:


I think I need to find a new snark.


Is "everything including the kitchen sink" only a U.S. English utterance?

Yes, there is a variant worded as, "everything but the kitchen sink".
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Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Tue May 08, 2012 4:37 am

Jim Manley said:


liz said:


I think I need to find a new snark.


Is "everything including the kitchen sink" only a U.S. English utterance?

Yes, there is a variant worded as, "everything but the kitchen sink".


No it works both sides of the "pond"

On the Lego/Legos think.  It was the subject of a very long pub debate, and I think the conclusion we came to was that it depended on your native tongue.  Native english speakers tended to call them Lego Bricks whereas a number of other languages it was acceptable to use Legos as the plural.  The debate also ranged into how people described individual bricks "2 by 4s" vs "4s" vs "standards" vs "fourers" etc.

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Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Tue May 08, 2012 5:41 am

Wheels and a sandwich (pause) No legs!

Sorry.

It must havebeen the lager test samples...
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Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Tue May 08, 2012 8:25 am

SeanD said:


Jim Manley said:


liz said:


I think I need to find a new snark.


Is "everything including the kitchen sink" only a U.S. English utterance?

Yes, there is a variant worded as, "everything but the kitchen sink".


No it works both sides of the "pond"



Liz,

For your information the German equivalent is

auszug aus egypten

I will leave it to your imagination (or babelfish) for the literal translation, I could never figure out how on earth they arrived at this, given that they are such a  logical thinking bunch.

Roy

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Re: Wheels and a sandwich

Tue May 08, 2012 10:05 am

Jim Manley said:


Joefish said:


Joe Schmoe said:


(Cute case, BTW.  What is it with you people and Legos?)


Nothing wrong with that!  Now what is it with you people and always putting an "s" on the end of LEGO???


Ummm ... because a one-block LEGO creation is kinda boring?



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