[IAEP] OT was Re: The Guardian: PlayPower: 1980s computing for the 21st century

Yamandu Ploskonka yamaplos at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 11:59:20 EST 2009

please bypass this one if you do not enjoy some nonsense

Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 4:57 PM, Yamandu Ploskonka <yamaplos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ROFL!!!
>> żte tragaste un payasito?
> This is not a forum for trolling. And do take note that this work...
> is serious work for a lot of us. Not for you clearly.
Hopefully this forum is not for vaporware either.
I have no interest or intention to be unnecessarily obnoxious, this case 
was a clear exception :-)

> I don't think you know much about the strange dynamics of
> manufacturing electronics. 
Niiiice !  a reference to arcane "misterios".  And it is me who you call 
to order...
> If you did, you'd be looking for more
> information about what these people are doing. It is incredibly hard
> to get good pricing, unless you cheat somehow.
It's called sourcing in China.  Everybody is doing it.
It works by finding people who will work for low wages in a highly 
regimented society.
Even do-gooders prefer it tahtw ay

>  And there are many ways
> of cheating.
no comment
> If you are curious, maybe you should contact those suppliers and ask
> them if they have a limited stock or whether they can build them at
> that price, and on what conditions -- cash up-front? how long before
> delivery? Is the price FOB, and at which port?
if *I* am curious?  My wonder, why aren't *you* curious?

That information is available to anyone through Alibaba.com
actually the conditions are pretty straightforward, but vary a bit 
amongst suppliers. 
If this goes on I might put a link

> A usual trick in many markets where stock is expensive (and "short
> lived" as 'hot electronics' are) is to get a good profit on the early
> sales (when the product is hot), and then dump the remaining stock
> (sometimes below cost) at the end of the sales cycle.

Hmm, I heard Uruguay got a very good deal out of G1G1 v2
Is that what you are referring to ?
> I don't know how the technique is called, but I've seen it in action
> since I was around 14 years old, and bought my computer parts at the
> tail end of it :-)
> I think 
I don't, when *I* think I get in trouble

> the battery we ship is for anyone to buy from the suppliers --

How could anyone get that information ?
Who would know?

What suppliers? what price, and on what conditions -- cash up-front? how 
long before delivery? Is the price FOB, and at which port?

I *am* curious...

> but they'll have to bring the whole machine down in consumption
> radically for our battery is very low power. And that takes real
> engineering. Screen -- it's not "ours" I suspect (but I don't know for
> a fact).
Ahem, apparently then it's no Pixel Qi's either, so who knows...
me neither, sorry
> m

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