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  • Ginger 28 Feb 2012 19:01:28 6,808 posts
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    Wouldn't like to be the admin looking after that server tomorrow morning.

    Although given what they did on the beta boards they might just whack all 10,000 on eBay.

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  • Rhythm 28 Feb 2012 21:01:12 2,375 posts
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    Meh, I want a model B anyway. The first run is a curiosity, nothing more
  • faux_carnation 28 Feb 2012 21:08:28 8,484 posts
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    It's gone nuclear on hukd :-(
  • MMMarmite 28 Feb 2012 21:39:46 911 posts
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    Rhythm wrote:
    Meh, I want a model B anyway. The first run is a curiosity, nothing more
    I'm sure I read that the first batch are only model B, with the cheaper model A's being manufactured later on.
  • Rhythm 28 Feb 2012 22:41:21 2,375 posts
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    @MMMarmite I heard the other way round, with the first run being the 128MB versions :-/
  • Rhythm 28 Feb 2012 22:45:40 2,375 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    It's gone nuclear on hukd :-(
    Just saw that. Loads of "Don't know what this is but I'll buy one anyway" posts :-(
  • Chopsen 28 Feb 2012 23:35:27 15,176 posts
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    If Braben makes money on each sale, then that's all good as far as I'm concerned.
  • mal 28 Feb 2012 23:58:10 21,958 posts
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    @rhythm Got a link for that? As far as I've heard the first run was model B but without a case or OS. Sure you're not thinking of the Pandora which first launched with 128MB RAM but since got boosted to 256MB then 512MB with the latest batch?

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  • Rhythm 29 Feb 2012 06:09:08 2,375 posts
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    They are indeed model Bs.

    The announcement is not that they're on sale but that the distribution networks been sorted and that preorders are open. :-D
  • uiruki 29 Feb 2012 06:22:09 3,531 posts
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    Or they would be if the manufacturers' sites weren't completely unresponsive.
  • Rhythm 29 Feb 2012 06:26:01 2,375 posts
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    Yeah, just realised that I'm only seeing the "register your interest" page because things are borked. They *should* be up for purchase :-/
  • spamdangled 29 Feb 2012 06:26:50 27,197 posts
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    BBC News has a segment on this this morning.

    3DS: 4055-2781-2855 Xbox: spamdangled PSN: dark_morgan Wii U: Spamdangle Steam: spamdangled

  • kingcrowbar 29 Feb 2012 06:34:07 875 posts
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    The RS Components site is useless for me as it expects me to register as a business here (Czech) and the UK site only accepts to UK addresses. :(

    It's nice that they have new partners but I was hoping to simply order directly from the RPi site with paypal.
  • Rhythm 29 Feb 2012 06:37:44 2,375 posts
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    Sold out
  • spamdangled 29 Feb 2012 06:45:28 27,197 posts
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    lol at the Braben plug for Lostwinds in the BBC interview.

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  • mcmothercruncher 29 Feb 2012 07:14:50 5,726 posts
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    That was a farce, haven't even been able to load the Farnell site for the last 20 minutes.

    Looks a bit amateur hour, I suppose we'll just have to be patient.
  • uiruki 29 Feb 2012 07:25:10 3,531 posts
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    In fairness, the Raspberry Pi site has been solid, and according to Twitter they warned RS and Farnell about the traffic. It's a bit disappointing to see two British companies who claim to be leaders in electronic distribution look more like a guy in a brown coat with a pencil behind his ear, web presence-wise.
  • mcmothercruncher 29 Feb 2012 07:28:48 5,726 posts
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    Yes, the supposedly warned both distributors but, perhaps, weren't taken seriously.
    A Twitter user claims he contacted RS by phone and were told they won't deal with the public anyway- they only sell to business clients... could be a troll attempt but he seems quite adamant.
  • mal 29 Feb 2012 08:14:04 21,958 posts
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    On the news segement they're making a bit of a balls up in their reporting. They're saying first that it comes without software, which is true for now. Then they're saying kids will need to hook it up to s/kbd and program it themselves. Also true, but as I understood it, no one's expecting kids to code the kernel themselves. This is the dev edition - normal mortals should wait for the education edition which comes with a case and OS designed to teach you coding.

    This version is the equivalent of the old kit computers. The later version should be the equivalent of a Speccy which comes preloaded with a high level language.

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  • Ginger 29 Feb 2012 08:27:26 6,808 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    It's gone nuclear on hukd :-(
    Frankly, that makes me smile. hukd poach so many of all the good deals and then felabay them, I'm glad they've' had their chips pissed on

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  • Blerk Moderator 29 Feb 2012 08:55:27 48,224 posts
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    mcmothercruncher wrote:
    Yes, the supposedly warned both distributors but, perhaps, weren't taken seriously.
    A Twitter user claims he contacted RS by phone and were told they won't deal with the public anyway- they only sell to business clients... could be a troll attempt but he seems quite adamant.
    Raspberry Pi just retweeted the following:
    component suppliers only require a company name - you don't actually have to be a trading company!
    With that in mind, I hope they someday publish a list of the company names. :)
  • kingcrowbar 29 Feb 2012 09:06:12 875 posts
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    I "think" that I've managed to grab one from the Czech farnell site. At least I've gone through the whole checkout process and got a confirmation email.

    I used my name for company name which seems to be a required field here, but hopefully it's just a quirk of their order system and I haven't inadvertently created a company and need to start worrying about extra taxes.

    It worked out to about 33.

    I really need to learn the language instead of passing everything through google translate :-)
  • warlockuk 29 Feb 2012 09:16:42 19,101 posts
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    Some bellend's posting on how he's sold five on eBay. Damnit.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Whizzo 29 Feb 2012 09:26:18 42,760 posts
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    Yeah it's nice to see someone making a profit on something built by a non-profit organisation. Cunt!

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  • warlockuk 29 Feb 2012 09:48:32 19,101 posts
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    Exactly. I hope one of the sites starts working, though tbh I can wait until it dies down. I think the original plan of a 10,000 unit run doesn't apply now they've got Farnell and RS Components on board. So to speak.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • kingcrowbar 29 Feb 2012 10:32:53 875 posts
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    \o/ Second confirmation email with estimated delivery on 26th March.

    I suppose it gives me a chance to fiddle with the current debian image in a VM and find something for the kids to play with other than using espeak to say naughty words.
  • DaM 29 Feb 2012 11:44:26 12,607 posts
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    I think they are going to sell an awful lot of these. Especially once they look a bit more refined and the community builds some user-friendly software. I managed to sell the concept to my 7 year old without even trying (he gets bored with me droning on about science and who things work...).
  • FWB 1 Mar 2012 00:34:59 41,943 posts
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    Can I install this in my cat when she dies?

    I'm intrigued but know sod all about programming.
  • monkehhh 1 Mar 2012 00:42:08 3,128 posts
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    Can't wait to get one of these and make a little portable media machine :)
  • mal 1 Mar 2012 00:43:40 21,958 posts
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    I don't see why not

    Edit: @FWB

    Edited by mal at 00:44:33 01-03-2012

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