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  1. Pyramancer

    So, what's the current status of everything?

    Hasn't that suggestion been previously made and rejected? The reasoning was that that money would not actually be earned until the product ships, so it is debt rather than earned money. Should something go disasterously wrong such that the product never shipped, EvilDragon would feel obliged to...
  2. Pyramancer

    So, what's the current status of everything?

    Good update / status report. :) Thank you. Hmm... reading this literally, it sounds like the mass production will not begin at all until the cases have arrived. From an uninformed outsider perspective at least, it would seem to be better to populate the PCBs in parallel with the case...
  3. Pyramancer

    A video. Again. Mostly about cases.

    A significant chunk of your desk? ... My 28s took up a significant chunk of my time! It nearly caused me to fail my first year of university: I'd stay up night-after-night programming on it and then go to my morning classes without having gone to bed yet. Yup, having two "pages" of keyboard was...
  4. Pyramancer

    A video. Again. Mostly about cases.

    You'll have to wait for a second-generation CPU board for that... :p Some people think it is the best-looking calculator ever made. :) To my taste, that description applies to the 48GX with its grey plastics and purple and turquoise text on the keyboard!
  5. Pyramancer

    A video. Again. Mostly about cases.

    Hmm... these calculators have very very thick plastic cases. I wonder if the textured plastic hides flaws or if the thick plastic prevents them. (Or minimises them, I should say, because both my 48SX and my 48GX have (barely noticable) flaws in the plastic. And in your lower photo isn't there a...
  6. Pyramancer

    A video. Again. Mostly about cases.

    I'm not sure that I agree with this entirely. I think I maybe don't agree with it, quite. But it seems worthy of some serious contemplation. I don't envy ED over having to make this decision. The dragon is surely in danger of being impaled on one of the horns of this dilemma. [With regards to...
  7. Pyramancer

    A video. Again. Mostly about cases.

    This seems a bit overdramatic. (Not that a bit of drama on the boards isn't welcome now and again to relieve the waiting.) IIUC EvilDragon said he was considering exploring the possibility of a painted case and that he might have a few samples done to see what the effect is. That means that...
  8. Pyramancer

    A video. Again. Mostly about cases.

    No. Not if it is anything like the paint on my laptop. The paint doesn't flake or peel at all, or even really wear off -- it wears through. All the wear spots on my laptop are incredibly smooth, not just in their middles where the black plastic underneath is fully revealed but all the way across...
  9. Pyramancer

    A video. Again. Mostly about cases.

    Gosh EvilDragon... retract the blade of your knife before waving your hands around near it. I had to play the first part of the video three times 'cos I couldn't focus for worrying you would chop your fingers off! 1. I definitely think an informal, one-shot video like this is just fine. (It's...
  10. Pyramancer

    Even more to see here (now)

    Ah... yes. I remember that now! (Sneaky of EvilDragon to post news in the General Discussions forum!) I had a nagging feeling that there was something escaping me. I'm so looking forward to the news post that tells us that the above is in train.
  11. Pyramancer

    Even more to see here (now)

    Hmm... I don't think we had news that the boards for the first production run have been ordered yet (let alone arrived). Did I miss something? (Maybe my attention wandered off...) The boards were just about to be ordered last Christmas, and they definitely felt like they were almost about to...
  12. Pyramancer

    Preorder button does not work on Pyra main site

    That sounds like you've sold your soul into slavery. :( Such policies might be acceptable for things done on an employer's time or on an employer's premises or on an employer's computer equipment. But it is morally offensive for an employer to try to exert control of their employee's life...
  13. Pyramancer

    Even more to see here (now)

    Agreed that it's impossible to tell what colour things are from photos without some (primitive or sophisticated) means of calibration. But I think that the black is a black because that is what azouls said it is!
  14. Pyramancer

    Even more to see here (now)

    That brown doesn't look too bad, certainly no more ugly than the burgundy in the early Pyra renders. :p Of course tastes vary and mine seems to include an "allergy" to dark reds, probably due to suffering a school uniform in grey and burgundy (it was supposed to be claret, but it always turned...
  15. Pyramancer

    Gamescom 2019

    I like the two-tone Pyra, it looks quite smart. It's a lion!
  16. Pyramancer

    Gamescom 2019

    Is Gamescom mainly an international trade show or mainly a German trade show? That is, are the vast majority of the attendees from Germany, or do a lot of the attendees come from abroad? How well can a foreigner who speaks only English "survive" there? True if you replace "linux" in the above...
  17. Pyramancer

    Gamescom 2019

    Amazing! That solves a problem I've been puzzling over for some time: How to stow the Pyra so that it can be quickly pulled out while standing on a crowded bus or subway/tube. I'll put my Pyra in a holster on my left thigh. Now I have a new problem to puzzle over: What to house in the right...
  18. Pyramancer

    About the stylus - a historical inscription for it?

    Yes, but look! EvilDragon hasn't got the design right -- we need to go back to the drawing board! It's not supposed to be just a single clamshell. There are supposed to be five stacked clamshells! Perhaps there is a keyboard and a screen inside each clamshell, so people can have different...
  19. Pyramancer

    Even more to see here (now)

    IIRC, in his contract with FormAction (the previous case company) ED had an agreement to pay for the production of 500 cases. He decided that he would tell them to make these transparent (I think that was because they had already shown they could produce transparent cases) and that ED would sell...
  20. Pyramancer

    About the stylus - a historical inscription for it?

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wax_tablet.
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