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by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are your plans for no-forum-Wednesday?
Replies: 28
Views: 4957

Re: What are your plans for no-forum-Wednesday?

<t>Ah; I"m normally better about such things, but I took your winky as a "no offence" to the poor beef-deficient server, rather than applying to the questions as a whole <br/> <br/> And yes, if my spectator"s view of this project has taught me anything, it"s that there"s no Q so FA"d that it won"t b...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 32847

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Wouldn"t it be better to wait and find out whether anyone actually did miss the e-mail, Twitter, blog and forum announcements (not to mention links from tech news sites), rather than argue among those who clearly didn"t about what might be?
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are your plans for no-forum-Wednesday?
Replies: 28
Views: 4957

Re: What are your plans for no-forum-Wednesday?

Only model Bs in this batch, only one unit per person until demand starts to level, PayPal fine, and the shop is on totally different and far beefier servers.
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 32847

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

AlArenal said:

They"re gonna announce that they move their website from Wordpress to Drupal to be more manageable, gain performance, scalability, features and user-experience.

Surely Drupel would be more appropriate?
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 32847

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

liz said:
Have you guys checked your spam folders?


I hadn"t, in fact, and doing so now has uncovered some other non-junk I"d missed. However, nothing from you, unless you"re calling yourself "Fun Girl".
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: The w00t! life is good thread
Replies: 80
Views: 8985

Re: The w00t! life is good thread

So, RPi announcement in < 12 hours, MITx course starts on 5th March, Apple almost certainly announcing new iPad on 7th March... I fear I may asplode with excitement!
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: What are your plans for no-forum-Wednesday?
Replies: 28
Views: 4957

Re: What are your plans for no-forum-Wednesday?

Why, repeatedly hitting F5 on the shop to see if the second batch is ready yet, of course!
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 32847

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

<t>liz said:<br/> I"m not allowed to say what the announcement is for arcane contractual reasons (it"s actually quite interesting – I"ll explain when I can). But I *am* allowed to say that you will feel like a total a******e if you don"t get out of bed in time.<br/> <br/> <br/> TheEponymousBob said:...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 32847

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

<t>Some might consider that an announcement such as a future sale date or change of batch size wouldn"t really need one to be at the site at a particular time. Reading between the lines it seems pretty clear that those not here at the given time may kick themselves later. Draw conclusions as you wil...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Guesstimates for non-F5 release
Replies: 29
Views: 4844

Re: Guesstimates for non-F5 release

<t>Liz mentioned that they are being sent out in batches; with over 100,000 subscriptions they couldn"t send out en masse without server melting.<br/> <br/> Someone has pasted the contents of the e-mail in the main thread about the front page post; it really is exactly what is on the front page.<br/...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Forum software question: What does "watch" do?
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Forum software question: What does "watch" do?

Watched topics show up in the watch list at the top right; I suspect subscribed topics will also send e-mail notifications if so configured.
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Guesstimates for non-F5 release
Replies: 29
Views: 4844

Re: Guesstimates for non-F5 release

<t>pandapi said: <br/> <br/> Also, why has a UK company picked an early morning release for the UK? It"s a shame we couldn"t be given a little bonus.<br/> If I had to guess, I'd say that timing it then places the truly obnoxious times (0100-0500) smack bang in the middle of the Atlantic, thereby mak...
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 32847

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

1ne2woBe said:


Hmm. I never received an email, and have only 12 minutes left. Oh well. Next time. LOL



I think you may also have your times mixed, unless I'm missing the significance of your 12 minutes left - 0600 GMT isn't for another ~17 hours.
by TheEponymousBob
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 32847

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Presumably because it"s not 6 in the freaking morning for everyone.
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: There's a time and a date on the front page...
Replies: 177
Views: 32847

Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

<t>Right. Well, with this news, I suppose it is only fair to let all the lovely people with whom I"ve enjoyed conversing on countless subjects over the past weeks that you are, as of this moment, The Enemy. I"m reasonably sure I"ll be back to my lovable self once I"ve successfully clawed, kicked and...
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wargames on the Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Re: Wargames on the Pi

<t>On a tangent, a strange thing happened in the GCHQ challenge recently. One of the phases involved using a disassembler on an exectutable file, determining that it was expecting a string to be hashed using a hashed password as input, and figuring out what input would achieve this. The password was...
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux Drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

Re: Linux Drivers

<t>zicobarton said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm new(ish) to Linux so apologies if this is a stupid question.<br/> <br/> If something (say a keyboard or wifi dongle) has Linux drivers will it work with the Raspberry Pi or will it need to have ARM drivers or Debian ARM drivers?<br/> <br/> I just need to kno...
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I think we need to break up the forum differently.
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: I think we need to break up the forum differently.

nullstring said:


Sorry about the double thread. I blame your rampant database connection errors.


Perhaps, seeing your username, the software decided to terminate?
by TheEponymousBob
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: "From Colossus to Raspberry Pi in seven decades"
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: "From Colossus to Raspberry Pi in seven decades"

I was under the impression that the human variety was "computor", with the -er ending assigned to the electronic variety to differentiate.
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time...
Replies: 12
Views: 2342

Re: Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time...

Just whatever you do, try not to think "Jeff from Coupling" when you see the Prince"s brother. Too late? Whoops!
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mobile site updated to look prettier and work better
Replies: 31
Views: 4964

Re: Mobile site updated to look prettier and work better

Well how peculiar. Hard restarting the browser got the forum link working, but not the login; wiping all website data and closing tabs got the lot working fine.

Workaround 2: ignore everything I say.
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mobile site updated to look prettier and work better
Replies: 31
Views: 4964

Re: Mobile site updated to look prettier and work better

<t>Interestingly, I tried again with the iCab browser, and both the arrow drop-down and forum login worked fine. Must therefore be a problem with Apple"s Nitro JS engine, since all third-party browsers on iOS have to use the Webkit renderer, but can"t use the Nitro engine due to sandboxing (though I...
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Woohoo!! It's Thursday in China!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3851

Re: Woohoo!! It's Thursday in China!!!

Where"s the safest place to hide a valuable instrument?

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An accordian case
by TheEponymousBob
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mobile site updated to look prettier and work better
Replies: 31
Views: 4964

Re: Mobile site updated to look prettier and work better

<t>Have just given it a try on my iPhone (4, Safari). Looks great. Two things: firstly I couldn"t find a link to the forum from the homepage (not sure if it should appear under the "arrow" icon at the top left, but that didn"t do anything when clicked), though appending "/forum" to the URL got me th...
by TheEponymousBob
Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI to DVI adapter / cable
Replies: 10
Views: 9933

Re: HDMI to DVI adapter / cable

<t>Grumpyoldgit<br/> <br/> Again, without going into the whole gynaecological thing again, the HDMI end you will need is male, as it fits inside the female HDMI socket on the Pi. At least, that is how it was explained to me in the sex education class at school.<br/> <br/> <br/> Ah yes, for a single ...

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