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Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. klapse

    klapse Central Scrutinizer

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    A little bird told me pulseaudio was running 88khz, 32-bit.  (and using a lot of CPU)
     
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  2. logenkain

    logenkain Still Fresh

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    True, I forgot about the KS tax. 

    When I say "Market the hell out of it", I really mean to target Linux podcasts and the such.  Gamers are a great target too, but I really think the Linux admin crowd would fawn over stuff like this.  Now only if only we could make it completely FOSS.....
     
  3. TeDaDeS

    TeDaDeS Very Active Member

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    Congrats for the lucky buyers, now we wait...
     
  4. Neelix

    Neelix Insecticidal Maniac

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    Keep in mind though that at that point the Pandora was already released hardware, all they had to do was make sure the production process was working.   This is a bit different because they also have to give the product a thorough shake down, and may need to further revise the hardware if something turns out to be broken.

    -Neelix
     
  5. Spirit

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    So what is the voucher exactly?
     
  6. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    In this case D.

    Definition of VOUCHER1

    :  an act of vouching

    2

    :  a piece of supporting evidence :  proof 

    :  a documentary record of a business transaction 

    :  a written affidavit or authorization :  certificate 

    d :  a form or check indicating a credit against future purchases or expenditures
     
  7. Spirit

    Spirit Member

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    So, then, it is just throwing in about half the cost to ensure you get one? No risks or anything?

     Doesn't matter anyway, as they are all sold x(
     
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  8. Wrath Of Khan

    Wrath Of Khan Soul soother...

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    Bah! I'll have to wait till round 2... fight!!!
     
  9. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

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    There is always risks, right now the device is still in a pre-prototype state, so there still might be a major gotcha in the future. It should be safe, EvilDragon has a good handle on things, but many of us remember horrors of the Pandora pre-order so it's good to be cautious like the first post states. 
     
  10. Eight Bit

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    Well, Ed now has 71k more breathing space. Must be a nice feeling to be able to pay for a large part of the prototypes cost if not all. (I wouldn't know) :)
    Knock 'm dead Ed! B)
     
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  11. Spirit

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    I've got until February until I get a refund check form Financial Aid, so I'll know if anything comes up before buying one.
     
  12. Jumpman

    Jumpman Advanced Member

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    I'll be joining you, with my ICP2 voucher in hand, can't wait.

    Congrats to everyone involved! To the team for having a FULL sale out within a few days, and to the community who got in on the first 200+ units, the Pyra is going to ROCK!

    Chris
     
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  13. Vardius

    Vardius Still Fresh

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    Thankfully I was able to get in on the Pre-Preorders around the middle of the first day.   :)   I should be in the late 120's to early 130's or so.  Although I'm okay with it either way, as in the end it's helping further the development/etc. of the Pyra.  Anyway hopefully everything will go smoothly and without problems.  I would also like to congratulate the Pyra Team and everyone involved as well as to those that ordered the prototypes and the vouchers.  Thank you and have a good day!   :)
     
  14. Wrath Of Khan

    Wrath Of Khan Soul soother...

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    Yup. It's gonna be fun. It was quite cool the first time I unboxed my Pandora. All 200 sold out in a short time, I thought as much. The Pyra may be more successful than the pandora ever was.
     
  15. comradekingu

    comradekingu Glowing ember

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    I was having fun recruiting technical members, but now my new hobby came to an end. Moar please.
     
  16. Jumpman

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    I don't want to jinx the project, but just these preliminary Pyra efforts are better than almost the Pandora's whole life(at least until ED took over). As long as the Pyra doesn't run in to any serious defects or production issues down the road, I would guarantee the first 6-12 months alone should eclipse the Pandora.

    Chris
     
  17. ekianjo

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    I think so too - the investment spent on better design and thinking everything through should pay off in terms of user acceptance in the end - and hopefully financially as well for ED so that we can see more developments in the future too. 
     
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    I got in on the Pandora and had one of the first shipped out. Broke the screen, sold it for cheap to a board member, don't remember who. Got another on ebay with a broken shoulder button (easy fix), and have cherished it since. Couldn't resist spending my PayPal balance (plus a little more) getting in on the Pyra. AND, I am unemployed. (Just got an offer and accepted, so all is well, but ED has handled this so well I know it will work out) I only really lurk, but all the news on the Pyra lately has me so freaking excited!!

    I had a feeling these would sell out quick. The Pandora was/is awesome, the Pyra will be insane! Congrats ED!
     
  19. Jumpman

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    That's how I was for the Pandora, super excited all the time. Those where the longest months and years of my life, especially with the piss poor production issues. Molds, Broken Nubs, Volcanoes, what the fuck didn't go wrong back then? That would be easier to list than all the issues that did happen.

    I have refused to let myself get that excited for the Pyra, as I just don't want to be disappointed, as I was during Pandora production. For every two steps forward that the team took back then, they had like 5 steps back, it was just crazy.

    Chris
     
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  20. socket

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    Heh, I don't get excited about much these days. Gotta have something!
     

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