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by Lynbarn
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 6899

Re: Communication!

<t>As for whining and wingeing, it probably does help the whiner/winger feel better at the time, but it doesn't change what has already happened, it doesn't make those in a position to help more disposed to do so, and it doesn't make the delivery of their 'Pi to their door any more imminent.<br/> <b...
by Lynbarn
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Would Farnell or RS make the ALPHA board available?
Replies: 21
Views: 3515

Re: Would Farnell or RS make the ALPHA board available?

<t>It is not for the distributors to decide to make the Alpha boards, it is for the Foundation to decide if they want to make them available.<br/> <br/> Personally, my guess is that at this time, and for the forseeable future, they will want to concentrate on seeing the production boards through to ...
by Lynbarn
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Your drink of choice
Replies: 33
Views: 5067

Re: Your drink of choice

Archers' Raspberry Schnapps?
by Lynbarn
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 6899

Re: Communication!

<t>Morgaine said: <br/> <br/> That"s why I suggested that the Foundation maintain a simple 5-row box containing 2 numbers and 3 dates.  If the community knows that you update the box with the latest info you obtain from Farnell and RS *every day*, then not so many people will be asking for news ever...
by Lynbarn
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 6899

Re: Communication!

<t>The Daily Pi 16 March 2012<br/> <br/> STOP PRESS!<br/> <br/> First batch of Raspberry Pi seized by HM Government – none available for sale!<br/> <br/> The British Government has today announced that the first batch of 10,000 – and the next 990,000 – Raspberry Pi single-board, credit-card sized co...
by Lynbarn
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 6899

Re: Communication!

<t><br/> roelfrenkema said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I very much doubt that any of the foundation members are exactly sitting around twiddling their thumbs, and whilst there may be some people disadvantaged by having their $35 "tied up", what about those same foundation memb...
by Lynbarn
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Communication!
Replies: 65
Views: 6899

Re: Communication!

<t>itsonlyme said: <br/> <br/> Eben and Liz deserve their break,  but while I realise the Foundation is all volunteers, is nobody up to speed in their absence? (Perhaps something that needs to be looked at for the future).<br/> <br/> And Liz, I hope you are soon back well again.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br...
by Lynbarn
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Coffee over IP
Replies: 19
Views: 9568

Re: Coffee over IP

<t>rlaniel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Nice.<br/> <br/> Coffee Machine over IP,<br/> <br/> Kitchen PC,<br/> <br/> Grocely list builder... on the same RPi!<br/> <br/> The Grocely list builder would be using a barcode scanner plugged into the RPi.  We finish the milk bottle, scan it, recycle it.  Finish t...
by Lynbarn
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Which browser do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 9775

Re: Which browser do you use?

<t>At work: MSIE, but they have just relaxed their stance, so we now have Google Chrome.<br/> <br/> At home: Mainly Firefox, as it mostly works on everything. MSIE for a few things that don't work in FF.<br/> <br/> I also do some web development, so also use Chrome, Safari, Opera,<br/> <br/> All hav...
by Lynbarn
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: You have GOT to be kidding - Ebay rip offs.
Replies: 18
Views: 3572

Re: You have GOT to be kidding - Ebay rip offs.

<r>Jongoleur said: <br/> <br/> <br/> bwoodbury said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I see we have t shirts too<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Raspber.....3a71b1e0cc">http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Raspber.....3a71b1e0cc</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> Deary me.  Liz is NOT going to be impressed......<br/> <br/> I li...
by Lynbarn
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Very funny
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Very funny

Now that's one thing you can't do so well with a 'Pi!
by Lynbarn
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PHPBB on Android
Replies: 9
Views: 3118

Re: PHPBB on Android

<t>Kernel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Actually I visited this site and the forum last night on my phone and it looked quite good - the main site had a 'mobile skin' which could be turned off - I'm not sure if this is a wordpress feature or a feature of opera mini browser though (as I have seem the...
by Lynbarn
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First unboxing of Raspberry Pi
Replies: 15
Views: 4135

Re: First unboxing of Raspberry Pi

NO, No, No, No NO!!! - that wasn't a Raspberry Pi - that was a TART!!!

by Lynbarn
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Teaching tool and shares in Raspberry Pi
Replies: 12
Views: 2693

Re: Teaching tool and shares in Raspberry Pi

<t>RMW5 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> JamesH said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Don"t think there is much point in having shares in a charity. All money is reinvested in the charity, so no dividend, so no real way of making money, which to be honest, isn"t the point of a charity in the first place (at least in the U...
by Lynbarn
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A release date?
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: Model A release date?

<t>citakis said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The original speculation was September but after RS and Fernell's involvement I believe that as soon as production of model B start and demand is at normal levels(I speculate 3 more months for this to happen) then model A will come forward, probably somewhere betwe...
by Lynbarn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Donating to RPF when buying a RPi?
Replies: 10
Views: 2038

Re: Donating to RPF when buying a RPi?

<t>The eBay missionfish account referred to above does work, but I believe that is only applicable for items linked to it and sold on eBay, which restricts its effectiveness as an income stream.<br/> <br/> There are various donation channels open to the Foundation, including using the PayPal gateway...
by Lynbarn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?
Replies: 84
Views: 23112

Re: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?

<t>Kernel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Lynbarn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Yes, just 256 for the forseeable future. I'm afraid we'll all just have to learn to right tighter code <br/> <br/> <br/> But first we can learn how to write "write" <br/> <br/> p.s. this happens to me all the time too doing the wrong ...
by Lynbarn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i just pop over to you guys and buy one?
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: Can i just pop over to you guys and buy one?

JamesH said:


We don't carry stock! I've only ever even seen two, and I wasn't allowed to touch!

Lucky you - That's two more than most of us!!
by Lynbarn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power cable
Replies: 7
Views: 1650

Re: Power cable

<t>thomhold said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Where can I buy a cheap R-PI power cable?<br/> Thom<br/> <br/> <br/> Cheap might not be a good idea - the really cheap ones are likely not to be of particularly good quality.<br/> <br/> RS and Farnell will both have suitable items available shortly if not already....
by Lynbarn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?
Replies: 84
Views: 23112

Re: Adding more RAM - presumably impossible?

<t>PisRUS said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks, didn"t see that topic (even though I did a search for "ram" in topic titles).<br/> <br/> Fair enough, 256MBytes is all we"re likely to have for now (AND for the next year or two at least?).<br/> <br/> <br/> "RAM" is three characters – the forum search only w...
by Lynbarn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: PHPBB on Android
Replies: 9
Views: 3118

Re: PHPBB on Android

<r>Kernel said: <br/> <br/> <br/> As the forum will be phpbb soon I have seen this: <URL url="http://www.phpbb.com/community.....;t=2091769">http://www.phpbb.com/community.....;t=2091769</URL><br/> <br/> would be nice if the foundation will consider using this<br/> <br/> <br/> Mobile Online phpBB3(M...
by Lynbarn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: shop link goes to under maintenance page
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: shop link goes to under maintenance page

Yep, it's all been said. Closing this thread, as it is a duplicate of several others.

…. Click!
by Lynbarn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wait for Accessory bundle or buy cables, hubs etc individually?
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Wait for Accessory bundle or buy cables, hubs etc individually?

If you have an order number, why not go back to Farnell and ask them what they will be able to provide at the same time? You'll save on the delivery costs too!
by Lynbarn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Very poor forum
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: Very poor forum

Locking again, to be sure!
by Lynbarn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Leads
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Raspberry Pi Leads

Nope. Read the FAQs, wiki, or seach this forum for more information.

Closing this thread, as it duplicates earlier discussions. ... Click!

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