World's Raspberry Pi supply jammed in factory blunder

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  1. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    World's Raspberry Pi supply jammed in factory blunder
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/08/raspberry_pi_delayed_networking/

    Raspberry Pi shipping is delayed
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2158162/raspberry-pi-shipping-delayed

    Raspberry Pi delayed by "manufacturing hiccup"
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/education/373432/raspberry-pi-delayed-by-manufacturing-hiccup

    Cheers Don...

    ============================

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    Don McKenzie, Mar 8, 2012
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  2. Don McKenzie

    TTman Guest


    >
    > Seems all very amateur to me.
    > There is an old Dutch saying:
    > "Do not sell the skin of the bear before you shot it."
    >
    > It is not that I did never came acros a similar problem,
    > just that I did not shout from the roofs before everything worked.
    > On top of that I find this pretty stupid,
    > is not most RJ45 with magnetics, and perhaps with LEDs these days?
    > the ones I use are.
    > What if the new connectors are more expensive?
    > LOL
    >


    Tough shit then.... perhaps the manufacturer was tring to save a few pennies
    to go in their pockets by substituting a cheaper connector. Someone's head
    will roll :)
    TTman, Mar 8, 2012
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  3. Don McKenzie

    notbob Guest

    On 2012-03-08, Jan Panteltje <> wrote:

    > Seems all very amateur to me.
    > There is an old Dutch saying:
    > "Do not sell the skin of the bear before you shot it."


    Is that the same Dutch that surrendered to the Nazis even quicker than
    the French (ONE DAY!)? Have you ever heard of a Dutch Mauser variant?
    Do the Dutch even know how to shoot? I didn't think so.

    > It is not that I did never came acros a similar problem,
    > just that I did not shout from the roofs before everything worked.
    > On top of that I find this pretty stupid,
    > is not most RJ45 with magnetics, and perhaps with LEDs these days?
    > the ones I use are.
    > What if the new connectors are more expensive?


    Not a new practice. I think the term is "vaporware". Yell from
    rooftops, get venture capital, pad pockets, blame vendors, yada
    yada..... Everyone does it, including Apple and others. Wait six
    mos, buy the debugged version fer cheap if still alive, or look to the
    next pretender.

    nb

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    notbob, Mar 8, 2012
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  4. Don McKenzie

    Nico Coesel Guest

    notbob <> wrote:

    >On 2012-03-08, Jan Panteltje <> wrote:
    >
    >> Seems all very amateur to me.
    >> There is an old Dutch saying:
    >> "Do not sell the skin of the bear before you shot it."

    >
    >Is that the same Dutch that surrendered to the Nazis even quicker than
    >the French (ONE DAY!)?


    Its a small country. There is not much to defend. If you want you can
    get from the German border to the sea in less than 2 days with a
    bicycle. It actually took the nazis longer to conquer NL than they
    expected.

    >Have you ever heard of a Dutch Mauser variant?


    Does this count:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goalkeeper_CIWS

    NL is in fact a very big high-tech weapons manufacturer. Lots of
    development of radar systems.

    --
    Failure does not prove something is impossible, failure simply
    indicates you are not using the right tools...
    nico@nctdevpuntnl (punt=.)
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    Nico Coesel, Mar 8, 2012
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  5. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    delay comments:
    http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/...: Slashdot/slashdotIt (Slashdot: IT)#comments

    http://www.element14.com/community/message/46805

    and some snippets:
    ====================================
    [Chorus]
    Bye, bye Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey in Rye
    Singin' this'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die
    ------------------------------------
    Bye Bye, my Raspberry Pi,
    I thought that I might buy you,
    but the warehouse was dry,
    those good old boys say just wait one more month,
    but you keep running into delays,
    yeah, you keep running into delays.
    ====================================
    yesterday I read a this one on Beagle Bone board:

    Customer: How much is a BeagleBone?
    Seller: 89 dollars.
    C: 89 dollars! But a Raspberry Pi is only $35!
    S: So why don't you buy a Raspberry Pi, then?
    C: They're out of stock.
    S: Well, if BeagleBones were out of stock, they'd be only $30!
    ====================================

    Cheers Don...

    ====================================

    --
    Don McKenzie

    Dontronics: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/

    DuinoMite the PIC32 $35 Basic Computer-MicroController
    http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html
    Just add a VGA monitor or TV, and PS2 Keyboard.
    Arduino Shield, Programmed in Basic, or C.
    Don McKenzie, Mar 8, 2012
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  6. Don McKenzie

    keithr Guest

    On 9/03/2012 8:02 AM, Don McKenzie wrote:
    >
    > delay comments:
    > http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/...: Slashdot/slashdotIt (Slashdot: IT)#comments
    >
    >
    > http://www.element14.com/community/message/46805
    >
    > and some snippets:
    > ====================================
    > [Chorus]
    > Bye, bye Miss American Pie
    > Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    > Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey in Rye
    > Singin' this'll be the day that I die
    > This'll be the day that I die
    > ------------------------------------
    > Bye Bye, my Raspberry Pi,
    > I thought that I might buy you,
    > but the warehouse was dry,
    > those good old boys say just wait one more month,
    > but you keep running into delays,
    > yeah, you keep running into delays.
    > ====================================
    > yesterday I read a this one on Beagle Bone board:
    >
    > Customer: How much is a BeagleBone?
    > Seller: 89 dollars.
    > C: 89 dollars! But a Raspberry Pi is only $35!
    > S: So why don't you buy a Raspberry Pi, then?
    > C: They're out of stock.
    > S: Well, if BeagleBones were out of stock, they'd be only $30!
    > ====================================
    >
    > Cheers Don...
    >
    > ====================================
    >

    What is it about the Pi that makes you want it to fail? Because your
    attitude seems to indicate that that is what you want.
    keithr, Mar 8, 2012
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  7. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    On 09-Mar-12 8:17 AM, keithr wrote:

    >> ====================================
    >>

    > What is it about the Pi that makes you want it to fail? Because your
    > attitude seems to indicate that that is what you want.


    I am only reporting on what others are saying Keith, so that makes me
    the messenger.

    Me, I have one on order, and am looking forward to it.

    Cheers Don...

    ==========================


    --
    Don McKenzie

    Dontronics: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/

    DuinoMite the PIC32 $35 Basic Computer-MicroController
    http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html
    Just add a VGA monitor or TV, and PS2 Keyboard.
    Arduino Shield, Programmed in Basic, or C.
    Don McKenzie, Mar 8, 2012
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  8. Don McKenzie

    notbob Guest

    ["Followup-To:" header set to sci.electronics.design.]
    On 2012-03-08, Nico Coesel <> wrote:

    > Does this count:
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goalkeeper_CIWS


    Wrong answer! Actually, the US prototyped that weapon.

    OTOH, it was the Dutch Boers, expat Dutch, who upstaged and wreaked
    havoc and nearly brought the Brits to their knees during the famous
    Boer War in S. Africa. They merely showed good sense by buying German
    Mausers and outhinking the Limeys. In the meantime, the Dutch don't
    even have a good beer!! Apparently, ya' gotta leave Dutch soil to
    gain a pair.

    Hey.... jes kidding. I'm sure the Dutch are good for something
    besides tulips. ;)

    nb

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    notbob, Mar 8, 2012
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  9. Don McKenzie

    Bill Davy Guest

    "notbob" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 2012-03-08, Jan Panteltje <> wrote:
    >
    >> Seems all very amateur to me.
    >> There is an old Dutch saying:
    >> "Do not sell the skin of the bear before you shot it."

    >
    > Is that the same Dutch that surrendered to the Nazis even quicker than
    > the French (ONE DAY!)? Have you ever heard of a Dutch Mauser variant?
    > Do the Dutch even know how to shoot? I didn't think so.
    >
    >> It is not that I did never came acros a similar problem,
    >> just that I did not shout from the roofs before everything worked.
    >> On top of that I find this pretty stupid,
    >> is not most RJ45 with magnetics, and perhaps with LEDs these days?
    >> the ones I use are.
    >> What if the new connectors are more expensive?

    >
    > Not a new practice. I think the term is "vaporware". Yell from
    > rooftops, get venture capital, pad pockets, blame vendors, yada
    > yada..... Everyone does it, including Apple and others. Wait six
    > mos, buy the debugged version fer cheap if still alive, or look to the
    > next pretender.
    >
    > nb
    >
    > --
    > Fight internet CENSORSHIP - Fight SOPA-PIPA
    > Contact your congressman and/or representative, now!
    > http://projects.propublica.org/sopa/
    > vi --the heart of evil!



    Are you referrring to the 39-45 war or the 41-45 war?

    Like the 14-18 war vs the 16-18 war.
    Bill Davy, Mar 8, 2012
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  10. Don McKenzie

    keithr Guest

    On 9/03/2012 8:20 AM, Don McKenzie wrote:
    > On 09-Mar-12 8:17 AM, keithr wrote:
    >
    >>> ====================================
    >>>

    >> What is it about the Pi that makes you want it to fail? Because your
    >> attitude seems to indicate that that is what you want.

    >
    > I am only reporting on what others are saying Keith, so that makes me
    > the messenger.
    >
    > Me, I have one on order, and am looking forward to it.


    Glad to hear it Don, its just that your posts seem to take some delight
    in any Pi problems.
    keithr, Mar 9, 2012
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  11. Don McKenzie

    keithr Guest

    On 9/03/2012 10:12 AM, Bill Davy wrote:
    > "notbob"<> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On 2012-03-08, Jan Panteltje<> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Seems all very amateur to me.
    >>> There is an old Dutch saying:
    >>> "Do not sell the skin of the bear before you shot it."

    >>
    >> Is that the same Dutch that surrendered to the Nazis even quicker than
    >> the French (ONE DAY!)? Have you ever heard of a Dutch Mauser variant?
    >> Do the Dutch even know how to shoot? I didn't think so.
    >>
    >>> It is not that I did never came acros a similar problem,
    >>> just that I did not shout from the roofs before everything worked.
    >>> On top of that I find this pretty stupid,
    >>> is not most RJ45 with magnetics, and perhaps with LEDs these days?
    >>> the ones I use are.
    >>> What if the new connectors are more expensive?

    >>
    >> Not a new practice. I think the term is "vaporware". Yell from
    >> rooftops, get venture capital, pad pockets, blame vendors, yada
    >> yada..... Everyone does it, including Apple and others. Wait six
    >> mos, buy the debugged version fer cheap if still alive, or look to the
    >> next pretender.
    >>
    >> nb
    >>
    >> --
    >> Fight internet CENSORSHIP - Fight SOPA-PIPA
    >> Contact your congressman and/or representative, now!
    >> http://projects.propublica.org/sopa/
    >> vi --the heart of evil!

    >
    >
    > Are you referrring to the 39-45 war or the 41-45 war?
    >
    > Like the 14-18 war vs the 16-18 war.


    The 16-18 and 41-45 wars only apply to yanks, they were late for
    everything in those days, but seem to have learned their lesson, and
    these day they start wars instead of waiting around trying to decide
    whether to join in or not.
    keithr, Mar 9, 2012
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  12. Don McKenzie

    Chris Baird Guest

    > I don't know Don personally, but in my opinion reading here over the
    > years, I think that he is not the sort of person who would resort to
    > "rubbishing" the PI for ONLY the reason that it might cost him sales.


    I have know Don for years-- he was Australia's first "Green Card Lawyer"
    type commercial spammer, who'd flood our long-distance mailspools with
    adverting and won't stop when he was told how much it was costing us.
    After he was banned from Australian ISPs, he hopped to an American
    provider and continued.

    Dontronics doesn't give a shit if it makes him money..

    --
    Chris
    Chris Baird, Mar 9, 2012
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