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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:42 pm

…what do you think it could *possibly* refer to?
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Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:45 pm

Cry Havoc!!!!!

You DO know this'll get onto /. and the site'll be down for the rest of the evening?
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Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:47 pm

As long as it's a static page - lest the interweb wires glow red hot between the rest of the world and Cambridge!

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:47 pm

Questions Is, will there be any left by 7am? I dount it

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:49 pm

We'll be turning the forum (and the rest of the site, apart from a static page) off for the day, so it'll be a lovely opportunity for all of us to catch up with the gardening.
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Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:50 pm

Bettter brush up on solving hairy equations just to get onto the ordering page...

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:51 pm

"Error establishing a database connection"

Everyone better get their F5 fingers warmed up for wednesday

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:51 pm

Early to bed tomorrow then.... Getting excited now.

All I have to do is explain to my wife why I need to get up at 5:30.... Hmmmm

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:52 pm

That'll get the lazy buggers out of bed then! The point is though, is that when they go on sale or is it when the details of when it will go on sale are released, or ...........

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:53 pm

liz said:


We'll be turning the forum (and the rest of the site, apart from a static page) off for the day, so it'll be a lovely opportunity for all of us to catch up with the gardening.


How am I supposed the procrastinate all day without a Raspi forum??????

You realise this product launch has consumed millions of man-hours? I'm pretty safe saying man-hours as most women would be too sensible to hang around here as much as we do!

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:54 pm

Super job top team. Liz and everyone else involved, super amazing fabulous.

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:55 pm

Grumpyoldgit said:


That'll get the lazy buggers out of bed then! The point is though, is that when they go on sale or is it when the details of when it will go on sale are released, or ...........


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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:02 pm

liz said:


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.


= they'll be on sale at 6am

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:03 pm

do you think the shop can simultaneously sell 10,000 items at once.. if it can you will be looking at total sell-out in the time it takes to run through the purchase process... 1 minute?  ;)

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:09 pm

You do realise that this means that SOMEWHERE IN THE UK there is a crate containing 10000 Raspberry Pis?

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:14 pm

liz said:


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.


Well i feel like a total a******e all the time anyway but with a bit of planning and moving furniture around you won't even need to get out of bed (I did the furniture rearranging years ago so i'm prepared)

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:15 pm

Apparently I'm sleeping downstairs tomorrow.

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:18 pm

How about it being 'live coverage' from a BBC roving reporter on 'Breakfast' which starts at 6.00?

Bill and Sian in the studio with Carol  forecasting its Raining Rapberry Pi's in Cambridge?

Demonstating it's output in 1080i via HDMI of course,and with a BBC Model B sitting beneath it

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:25 pm

I expect we're getting a new forum to accommodate another week of "are we there yet?" posts!

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:28 pm

Phil Spiegel said:


How about it being "live coverage" from a BBC roving reporter on "Breakfast" which starts at 6.00?

Bill and Sian in the studio with Carol  forecasting its Raining Rapberry Pi"s in Cambridge?

Demonstating it"s output in 1080i via HDMI of course,and with a BBC Model B sitting beneath it



And at about 8:45AM, Eben and Liz on the sofa explaining to the Nation that its now too late to get one as the shop ran out of stock at 7:15AM!
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Re: There's a time and a date on the front page...

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:29 pm

you know, i'm just glad we're a month away from april!

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:31 pm

TheShack said: 


Apparently I'm sleeping downstairs tomorrow.



I almost jumped the gun too. Its on Wednesday not tommorow!

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:35 pm

Woohoo! Midnight on Tuesday night!!! (for me)

And I already have to use the F5 key to just look at the forums....

(Apologies in advance If i double post!)

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:36 pm

Liz is probably getting her own back and, extrapolating the cryptic contractual comment, is just going to tell us the postage rates.

And thus it will run until the 1st April, by which time we'll be worn down and won't bother reading the 'shop open' message, or if we do, treat it as a hoax.

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

Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:49 pm

My guess is that the super-secret announcement is that somebody financed a bigger run and that there are a great many more than 10,000 Pis in the crate.

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