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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:56 am

In just over 3 hours some announcement will be made on the front site, I think we all know what we expect it to be (winks as good as a nudge!), but what are some jokes that they might put against us?

At 0600 they announce:

That they've finally decided on an official release date and the post will announce when that (future) date will be.

That they're finally releasing the runner ups for the logo contest (deep breaths Liz!)

That this whole thing was a social experiment by a bunch of freshmen at Yale and the cake... er the pi was a lie!
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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:01 am

my idea was that at 5:59am the store is setup to say they are sold out, emails to @raspberrypi.org are bounced back to sender and the forum 404's

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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:09 am

Good news we made 100,000 boards bad news we only populated 10% of them.
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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:33 am

Apologies to the last person who posted (not Vindicator) it's a sore spot that too many people actually (ridiculously) believe and got deleted.
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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:38 am

Oh sorry. I only meant it in jest. Didn't think it would be taken that way.

Anyhow, 2 hours 22 minutes to go.

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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:40 am

"So.. uh.. yeah.. that price point? We were off by a decimal point.. Nono.. not like that.. the other way. They'll be two or three bucks, depending. We can't figure it out either."

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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:42 am

The announcement will be that within this first batch will be five pieces that have golden tickets. Those tickets will admit the holder, plus a guest, to a behind-the-scene tour of Raspberry Towers where they can see the Raspberry version of an Oompa Loompa, see the research and development items, such as the everlasting Raspberry Pi, and the eatable Raspberry Pi.

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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:54 am

The Raspberrypi"s were completed on time but after all the affair over them they have become shy and ran away to not be seen again.
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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:01 am

The BCM 2835 has been replaced with an A5 SoC and the price has been raised substantially.
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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:06 am

Good news is that we managed to produce 10 times the original plan, and drop the price to USD 7.50, by a strategic partnership with Microsoft. Oh, the Raspberry Pi will come with Windows 8 Fruity Edition burned in a ROM.

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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:11 am

Microsoft is announcing RaspBerry Pi LIVE Gold, This is possible as Microsoft sued Raspberry Pi Foundation for ruining the price point of portable computer devices.
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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:21 am

the BBC plans to give out free TV licences, if you can prove you bought a pi for your HD TV

TBH I do wish that to be true.
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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:29 am

tzj said:


the BBC plans to give out free TV licences, if you can prove you bought a pi for your HD TV

TBH I do wish that to be true.


To be honest, I could more easily imagine that they'd use it as leverage for having people pay an Internet Tax, instead!

No joke-announcements to add, unfortunately, since at the time of writing, the real announcement is long gone!

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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:46 am

that does sound more like them, tho we do pay internet tax, its just the BBC don"t get a penny of it lol
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Re: Joke Ideas for the Announcement

Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:15 am

Lob0426 said:


Microsoft is announcing RaspBerry Pi LIVE Gold, This is possible as Microsoft sued Raspberry Pi Foundation for ruining the price point of portable computer devices.



That's not even CLOSE to being funny, but far TOO close to reality.

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