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by TheEponymousBob
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157202

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Rot13: what a bloody marvellous idea for a beginners" programming project!
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When does the second production batch start
Replies: 34
Views: 6818

Re: When does the second production batch start

<t>JoeDaStudd said:<br/> <br/> I can see the shipping and handling as well as general order issues really messing up the batch releases.<br/> <br/> If you say 2 minutes to pack, label, pigeon hole and update the status of the order. Its over 330 hours for the first batch. That"s 10 people working a ...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.
Replies: 127
Views: 17944

Re: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.

<t>Abishur said:<br/> <br/> <br/> @stewiegriffin – I"m going to assume you"re from America (as am I) based on your user name so you might not get the subtle dry satire that counts as humor for those in the UK<br/> <br/> <br/> Although it"s true that us Rightpondians can be a baffling lot where humou...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157202

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>liz said:<br/> I have just had email from a well-meaning reader telling me that if I propose going to China to bring the boards up, I should be aware that I will need a visa.<br/> <br/> DO YOU BLOODY THINK? At least the guy telling me I should be sure to book freight space for the boards (he was ...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When does the second production batch start
Replies: 34
Views: 6818

Re: When does the second production batch start

Chris Rowland said:
We all need to bear in mind this isn"t a new kidney...


Quite; its much more important than that.

(With thanks to Bill Shankly)
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Would the Wrist Charger from ThinkGeek work?
Replies: 7
Views: 1956

Re: Would the Wrist Charger from ThinkGeek work?

george endrulat said:


Sounds like it would end up being better buying a LIPO battery + LIPO charger.  There's been plenty of discussion on here about them.



A charger that helps you lose weight?
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.
Replies: 127
Views: 17944

Re: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.

<t>Burngate said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Concorde: how late, and how much over-budget?<br/> <br/> Channel tunnel: how late, and how much over-budget?<br/> <br/> Raspberry Pi: on budget, and not late.<br/> <br/> And the datasheet as well. You didn't get that with the Chunnel.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> These ...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.
Replies: 127
Views: 17944

Re: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.

<t>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> GET AN EFFIN LIFE, YOU BUNCH OF WHINING CREEPS.<br/> <br/> <br/> I'm not sure this is entirely covered by "Keep it civil", and quite probably won't help.  That said, I do pretty much agree 100% with your points; Liz and the team have quite categorically refused t...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.
Replies: 127
Views: 17944

Re: New post on the front page: a date that'll interest you, and a datasheet that will too.

<r>kme said:.<br/> <br/> <br/> Okay, that"s in your power, but I can"t see I"m not civil. I"m merely expressing my disappointment with broken or at least misleading promisses. You did yourself claim production start a month ago, didn"t you? (<URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/509">http://...
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 16468

Re: what will you name your pis?

Easy. My devices are all named from Discworld. E.g. my firewall is Detritus, mail server Moist, iPad Necrotelecomnicon and Kindle is L-space.

I could only call my Pi Dibbler.
by TheEponymousBob
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Unofficial Raspberry Pi kits to be made availabne.
Replies: 31
Views: 5812

Re: Unofficial Raspberry Pi kits to be made availabne.

ukscone said:
That kit is too easy. real men"s Raspberry Pi kits would be 10 tonne of builder"s sand, 100 tonne of charcoal, some Malachite, a box of matches and some other odds and sods

Meh—just give me a whole lotta hydrogen and a few billion years to play with…
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Shopping Frenzy
Replies: 13
Views: 3204

Re: Shopping Frenzy

I don"t see beer. Tell me there"ll be beer?
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Adventure
Replies: 52
Views: 10095

Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

You have:
* An SD card
* A towel
* No tea

>

(9+11 AGAIN)
by TheEponymousBob
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157202

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>Chromatix said: <br/> <br/> Meanwhile, a €20 wireless router point-blank refuses to act as a wireless client bridge for my existing network.  This sucks.  Now going out to buy a dumb switch and a long cable.  Must remember to find a viable way of attaching said cable to the ceiling.<br/> <br/> I ...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I've a crush on Liz!
Replies: 30
Views: 5460

Re: I've a crush on Liz!

So, from knickers to socks. Where next, dare I ask?
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: I've a crush on Liz!
Replies: 30
Views: 5460

Re: I've a crush on Liz!

Concerned that amongst the tags here are "Uncomfortable" and "Knickers". I"d hate to think that anyone here would have to put up with knickers that are lacking in the way of comfort.
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: give top contributers heads up on sales date
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Re: give top contributers heads up on sales date

I"d like to place a vote for the foundation releasing the damn things any way they please, and for people to be grateful for what they get, whenever they get it. Is that possible?
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Design choices behind the RPi
Replies: 35
Views: 6474

Re: Design choices behind the RPi

<t>ArborealSeer said:<br/> <br/> I don"t have other linux boxes to cross-compile on (successful use of RPi may change that.. if RPi acts as a gateway drug )<br/> <br/> <br/> Assuming it"s the Linux, rather than the box, that you are missing, you might consider running Linux on a virtual machine host...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pedant Engineer Vent :)
Replies: 58
Views: 9990

Re: Pedant Engineer Vent :)

<t>I used to work on FIX (Financial Information eXchange) software, and we had a lovely Chinese colleague whose English (whilst infinitely better than my Mandarin) was at times rather tricky to follow.  The biggest problem was that she would pronounce silent 'e's.<br/> <br/> This became a nightmare ...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Confusing Forum Behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Confusing Forum Behaviour

I've certainly seen some very strange forum behaviour, but mainly from the participants.

9+11 AGAIN!
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Forum no longer readable on iOS
Replies: 11
Views: 1821

Re: Forum no longer readable on iOS

Looks fine on the iPad FWIW.
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 157202

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

<t>In our previous flat (and before Harvey came into our lives), I saw a mouse run across our living room floor late one night. Being without any made-for-purpose traps, and with shops being shut, I created a make-shift effort by propping a tupperware tub against the bookshelf it was hiding behind, ...
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Crazy ideas:
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

Re: Crazy ideas:

Nit sure if it"s exactly what you"re talking about, but the notion of clustered RPis has been discussed in another thread. A cluster of Raspberry Pis has been affectionately entitled a "bramble". This pleases me.
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Training for a career
Replies: 8
Views: 2160

Re: Training for a career

<t>The first thing to be aware of, I think, is that there are some very different aspects to professional software development, and without some idea of what sort of work you are interested in, it can be difficult to know what to concentrate on.<br/> <br/> For instance, an immediate distinction woul...

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