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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:03 pm

hmmmm just realised that some unscrupulous people might wait until the Raspberry Pi is released and go back and edit their post. So word of warning cheaters never prosper :) and i'll be writing all the guesses down in my big black graph paper notebook.

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:18 pm

Let me guess... Christmas Ave is 24th December... let's subtract 5 Days for Shipping. My guess will be 12/19/2011 (Date) 13:37 (Time)....

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:25 pm

2012-01-11 09:30:00
These things never happen as quickly as we'd like.
No matter what the date, it will mark a new day in computing availability. It will be worth waiting for.

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:27 pm

It'll still taste sweet if we have to wait until February.

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:46 pm

When its ready :P

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:54 pm

Quote from Nutmeat on November 30, 2011, 18:27
It'll still taste sweet if we have to wait until February.
If it takes too long to get the pie from the oven it can burns. :D

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:02 pm

somewhere in Javanese Island, there's a guy waiting for that cookie ... :P

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:11 pm

No idea about the day, but I'm thinking that the time will be such that everyone gets a chances... so maybe 15.00 - that gives west coast US a chance (up early... 7am), and Oz (up late)

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:12 pm

9th December at 11:00.
Got no idea why.

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:15 pm

Quote from Andius on November 30, 2011, 18:46
When its ready :P

You don't work for Blizzard, do you? =P

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:35 pm

Put me down for Dec 19th, say 1800 GMT.

Given that they don't have the 100 sample prototype boards back from the manufacturer yet to do last minute proofing on, I figure they won't get those until next Monday (Dec 5).

Give them a week to proof them, and then submit the order for the circuit boards for the initial 10000. That sort of order will take at LEAST 2 weeks to fulfill given the small run.

So I'm thinking the 19th....giving them until 6pm GMT so they have time to work out any last minute details before posting them for sale....

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:59 pm

Hehe, Liz said this in another thread:
We do have T-shirts and some other bits and pieces ready to go; we're just not selling them until we start selling the hardware itself. This is in order to prevent accusations of Raspi being a scam to sell merch. So if those of you who want a T-shirt can bear to wait a few weeks, you'll be able to buy as many as you want.


So tshirts available after launch, and will be in a few weeks, thus R-Pi in a couple of weeks?

(waits for Liz to show up and yell at me for taking her words out of context)

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:29 pm

Tuesday December 6th, 10AM.

I am being optimistic, because the more likely pessimistic guesses were already taken. Assume that everything just works on the first try, that the manufacturing slot is available, then they will wait until everyone is awake.

I don't know anyone on the team, so I might be wildly off on their idea of start of the day.

I don't know what testing they plan, so that is just a wild guess too.

I admit it. This is entirely a fact free post.

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:19 pm

Quote from hamjudo on November 30, 2011, 20:29
I admit it. This is entirely a fact free post.

Random speculation based on fragments of reality is what we're all about. Join the club!
I'm just a bouncer, splatterers do it with more force.....

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:25 pm

And on that note, I quote a tweet from the feed (ugh!).

Sacrifice a goat unto Loki. (That, or you could just wait until we launch later this month.)
(My emphasis)

Its 1st December tomorrow, and a "few" weeks gels nicely on to the 19th. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.... I may be on the money 8-)
I'm just a bouncer, splatterers do it with more force.....

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:38 pm

I'll take Jan, 2nd 2012 at 8am.

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:47 pm

I'll guess 21st Dec @ 10.30am

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:56 pm

If it helps any make a guess not only are they *all* still saying Q4 on this year (shame on you for not believing they'd keep us posted! :P ) but they also recently tweeted that they will still be releasing before the end of the year, but the exact date all depends on testing.
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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:35 pm

Quote from abishur on November 30, 2011, 22:56
If it helps any make a guess not only are they *all* still saying Q4 on this year (shame on you for not believing they'd keep us posted! :P ) but they also recently tweeted that they will still be releasing before the end of the year, but the exact date all depends on testing.
Well, until December 31, 11:59 pm, is still Q4 of this year. :P

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:44 pm

I will say December 27th @ 5pm

though a Christmas Release would be an awesome Christmas Present.

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:01 am

1st December 2011 - Noon

In tribute to the BBC Micro unveiled / released in 1981 - 30 years ago today (happy birthday!).

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:08 am

dec 17 5:35 pm, i also predict they will sell out at 6:35 pm, i further predict that firefox nightly will crash at 5:34 pm and continue to not work untill 6:36 pm (or i'll melt the phone line by clicking refresh too meny times)

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:29 am

I'm going with December 10 at 14:31:49 UTC. That's the peak time for the next lunar eclipse.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.....ar_eclipse

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:29 am

Today is first December... I can hear the drums...

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Re: Release Day Pool (just for fun)

Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:29 am

January 3, 9 am.

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