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Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:36 pm
by walney
Has anyone else noticed?

hardly any posts on the forum
(...except for the odd one from James)
almost no tweets over the last 2 days
Add in the fact that it's been a week since the naked :o boards arrived, and I'm thinking that maybe something is going on in Cheshire...

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:49 pm
by abishur
I'm assuming you mean posts and tweets from the r-pi team (because otherwise it's been as active as ever :P ) The reason for it is a little less awesome then you're thinking. Liz is usually the one who responds on these forums (with James and Gert chiming in whenever their expertise is required), but she was off at chase the beginning of this week, and I image their regular jobs are keeping them busy right before the holiday as well :)

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:54 pm
by liz
Sorry - this is my fault. I have a stinking cold and I'm moping around in my dressing gown a lot at the moment, lacking both wit and energy. I will try to do better. :(

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:54 pm
by walney
@abishur:
Yeah, right.

And I suppose Unicorns aren't real, and Santa Claus is made up?

Pfft.

[EDIT: comment was directed tongue-in-cheek at abishur, and missed Liz's post]

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:55 pm
by walney
Damn!
Sorry to hear that, Liz. (There goes another conspiracy theory.)

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:06 pm
by Montekuri
Even so, there is a lack of "OMG! There is no VGA port!!!" threads these days.

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:16 pm
by walney
Quote from Montekuri on December 8, 2011, 15:06
Even so, there is a lack of "OMG! There is no VGA port!!!" threads these days.
WHAT????!!!! - no VGA???? That's insane!!!! ;)

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:25 pm
by liz
Wasn't there a bit of VGA frothing yesterday? I took one look and shut my laptop.

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:36 pm
by walney
(ssshhhh! - luckily no-one can search for VGA, so we can keep this thread quiet...)

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:38 pm
by Bacan
Some of us ( I assume I'm not the only one) are really tired of reading the whinny posts about what the R-Pi doesn't have included. Therefore I'm not posting to those, nor supplying Troll bait or feeding a thread fire with fuel that creates little heat.

My Hat is Tipped to the R-Pi team that moderates all these posting, you have infinite patients.

Instead, some of us (again I'm assuming ), are working with what the R-Pi does have for the day when millions of cards are in the hands of those that need this wonder!
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Liz:: Sorry to hear your under the weather.
I find a large stiff drink, big warm bed and 12-16 hours of good sleep helps me recover.

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:39 pm
by obarthelemy
WinCE is where the action is today. Next should be RAM, then back to Open.

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:42 pm
by tufty
You must have missed the memo. We're taking a deviation via PoE.

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:44 pm
by walney
LOL - still, no-one can search for PoE either so we are still safe here... (the only time that TLAs have ever proved useful IMHO)

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:44 pm
by ukscone
Phew it's only Liz being ill. I was really worried that maybe it was somethign serious like raspberry towers blowing away http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-s.....d-16079849

@Liz seriously though sorry you are feeling under the weather. Are you sure it's a cold and not the result of mixing your toasties?

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:45 pm
by walney
Gah - that's OK... it's just Scotland

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:51 pm
by ukscone
Quote from walney on December 8, 2011, 15:45
Gah - that's OK... it's just Scotland

it's supposed to be a little bit windy down south too but it's ok it's just Bizzy Lizzy being sick.

[i will probably get thwaped or banned for calling Liz Bizzy Lizzy though :D ]

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:56 pm
by johnbeetem
New blank boards are very exciting, particularly when they're especially artistic like RasPi. I once designed an FPGA-based board where I agonized over the pinout so that it could be routed with all signals on the outer two layers. Gorgeous! Beautiful river routing!

But the excitement over blank boards fades quickly. When we see the first populated beta boards the excitement returns, at least for a few days. But the real excitement comes when people actually get RasPi boards and start using them. But we'll also see new topics added continually covering items that should be in the FAQ and Wiki. You still get those all the time at BeagleBoard. Be careful what you ask for.

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:10 pm
by walney
I'm just waiting for the thread where people start whingeing about the cost of the board not being £22, because they'll forget to add the VAT at 20% and the postage and the VAT on the postage <winces>

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:16 pm
by abishur
@walney - very humorously, I was in a church in the middle of a lesson on Roman (teaching high-schoolers) and during some open discussion made an off hand comment about the Santa conspiracy and almost got in trouble because there happened to be a younger kid in there as well that day and thought to myself "If I can't speak the truth in the middle of a Bible lesson at a church when can I ?!!"

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:22 pm
by ukscone
Quote from walney on December 8, 2011, 16:10
and the postage and the VAT on the postage <winces>

There is VAT on stamps??????? WTF!!!!!!!!

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:36 pm
by mkopack
Hurry up and get better quick Liz, the boys @ Rasp Towers are gonna need you many the threads once the boards start rolling out!

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:37 pm
by walney
Quote from ukscone on December 8, 2011, 16:22

There is VAT on stamps??????? WTF!!!!!!!!



No, there is no VAT on stamps... until a VAT-registered business sticks them on the envelope, and then I am afraid it counts as a service, so they must charge you VAT on the postage too.

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:39 pm
by walney
Quote from abishur on December 8, 2011, 16:16
... I was in a church in the middle of a lesson on Roman (teaching high-schoolers) and during some open discussion made an off hand comment about the Santa conspiracy and almost got in trouble because there happened to be a younger kid in there as well that day and thought to myself "If I can't speak the truth in the middle of a Bible lesson at a church when can I ?!!"

Well, that's another one for the "naughty list", that's for sure...

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:42 pm
by Jongoleur
You mean Santa doesn't exist?

:-(

Re: Its Gone Awfully Quiet...

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:48 pm
by ukscone
Quote from walney on December 8, 2011, 16:37
Quote from ukscone on December 8, 2011, 16:22

There is VAT on stamps??????? WTF!!!!!!!!



No, there is no VAT on stamps... until a VAT-registered business sticks them on the envelope, and then I am afraid it counts as a service, so they must charge you VAT on the postage too.

because they have added the VAT as a service to the exchequer do they then add VAT onto the VAT?

this could get interesting and create an infinite loop that will cause a rip in time and space