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by liz
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recycle My Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 5444

Re: Recycle My Pi

Absolutely not throwing any shade on the OP - this is a great idea - but I think it's quite easy to underestimate just how hard setting up a scheme like this can be, especially if you intend it to scale (and if you don't intend it to scale, what's the point?) Administering something like this is goi...
by liz
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recycle My Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 5444

Re: Recycle My Pi

There are other charities looking out for your used Pis - check out https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/#computer-aid-connect for one of my personal favourites.
by liz
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I use the Raspberry Pi to help me get up in the morning?
Replies: 31
Views: 4457

Re: Can I use the Raspberry Pi to help me get up in the morn

Didn't you post about this earlier this year? I'm going to merge that thread and this (duplicate threads are strongly discouraged round here) - I think the suggestions you got back in May were good ones. (I still stand by using a PIR sensor in your room to see if anyone's moving, or using Open CV to...
by liz
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 11 million sold...
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: 11 million sold...

You're right, I'm mixing my Ms and my Os. Back of the class for me!
by liz
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 11 million sold...
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: 11 million sold...

1) That would be disrespectful
2) It's a CBE - two rungs up from an O!
by liz
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 11 million sold...
Replies: 11
Views: 2306

Re: 11 million sold...

No, that was Eben. Prince Philip was very, very funny about it. (A lot of the guys there weren't wearing ties; it was, after all, a technology event!)
by liz
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Party 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: Party 2017

No date yet, but there's plenty already being planned - watch this space. (It'll likely be in March rather than at February this year because of issues with other events and the venue - but that's not confirmed yet, so if you're particularly keen on coming don't block out any time around then just y...
by liz
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Graph & timeline of Pi Sales
Replies: 88
Views: 27898

Re: Graph & timeline of Pi Sales

We're not partying or making a particularly big fuss about it - but you can bet we'll be making a fuss when we hit 13m, which will mean Raspberry Pi will have outsold the Commodore 64, to become the biggest selling home computing platform outside the Mac and the PC. Already rubbing my hands together...
by liz
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi, a new chapter? Made in Japan.
Replies: 8
Views: 4876

Re: Raspberry Pi, a new chapter? Made in Japan.

It's real. These are for the Japanese market only, and they're produced in a Sony factory that's cloned the production line from the Sony factory in Wales that makes the vast majority of Raspberry Pis. We're going to Japan to do some press about the new development (and to go to a Jam, which I'm rea...
by liz
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Graph & timeline of Pi Sales
Replies: 88
Views: 27898

Re: Graph & timeline of Pi Sales

Since I know you folks track these things, I thought this thread would probably want to know that we've just hit 11m. https://twitter.com/Raspberry_Pi/status ... 3458532352 :)
by liz
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcoming to new members
Replies: 151
Views: 20721

Re: Welcoming to new members

It's staying off by default. We'd be inundated with complaints otherwise.
by liz
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No Beginners luck here!
Replies: 26
Views: 5221

Re: No Beginners luck here!

Hi Dariem - REALLY glad you finally got it working! Please send your Grandma our best wishes.
by liz
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcoming to new members
Replies: 151
Views: 20721

Re: Welcoming to new members

Not much to add - but I should point out that the five-year-old new poster DEFINITELY wasn't a genuine five-year-old. There were certain tells: language, typing ability, technical knowledge and more. Someone using the same account tried to justify the fact that the original post was pretty idiotic b...
by liz
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Humidity controlled cellar ventilation
Replies: 13
Views: 9808

Re: Humidity controlled cellar ventilation

I really like the look of this! I'll see if we can give it a push via some of the Foundation's channels; I think a lot of people might be interested in it. Have you documented it anywhere else?
by liz
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Older Pi Models Surprisingly Expensive
Replies: 17
Views: 4475

Re: Older Pi Models Surprisingly Expensive

Pi2 is the only product we have ever EOLed - 2B is a direct drop-in replacement for it and is completely backwards compatible, so nobody's projects or businesses were affected negatively. You can still order a 2B - lead times are longer than they are for other models because demand is minuscule sinc...
by liz
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Premier Farnell (Element14) bought by Daetwyler
Replies: 7
Views: 3044

Re: Premier Farnell (Element14) bought by Daetwyler

I just passed a journalist from the WSJ on to Eben for an interview on this (they wanted to know more about our relationship with them), so I guess that'll be published later today. It won't mean any changes here, or with our relationship with them; we licence them the IP so they can manufacture (th...
by liz
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: the most irritating PI Zero question
Replies: 16
Views: 2728

Re: the most irritating question

I think you've maybe missed some announcements: they're being shipped to Adafruit, Microcenter, Pimoroni and The Pi Hut weekly. All those retailers are emailing those on their mailing lists to let them know when they arrive on shelves. At the moment they're still incredibly popular and are tending t...
by liz
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Upton CBE
Replies: 39
Views: 7482

Re: Eben Upton CBE

Mostly I'm excited about meeting Brian Blessed, who was made an OBE today! (I don't think this means Eben gets to order him around, but we can dream.)
by liz
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PCB schematics open source?
Replies: 17
Views: 2396

Re: PCB schematics open source?

This is going off-topic, and OP has his answer: closing.
by liz
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi email contact not working?
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Pi email contact not working?

Right - that's been fixed. We've been moving to a new email client across the organisation, and it turns out some permissions weren't set correctly. Thanks for letting us know!
by liz
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi email contact not working?
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Pi email contact not working?

Hi Sblair

You're the second person who's reported that today - could you please try forwarding me the error message you're getting? I'm liz[at]raspberrypi.org.
by liz
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to record and play sound with CAVA ?
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Re: How to record and play sound with CAVA ?

Duplicate thread locked.
by liz
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Can I post about a cheap board in this (off-topic) forum?
Replies: 15
Views: 3514

Re: Can I post about a cheap board in this (off-topic) forum

OP is being a little disingenuous when he says: So, if you see this previous thread the Foundation reacted quite negatively to the idea of posting about a kickstarter around any raspberry pi product, also stating that it's not appropriate to these forums and that they do not support any kickstarter ...
by liz
Tue May 31, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ongoing supply issues
Replies: 40
Views: 5204

Re: Ongoing supply issues

@audiolab1 Two questions: have you approached both manufacturers (RS and Farnell), and what's the reason you can't use Pi 3 in your project?
by liz
Mon May 30, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 2 B bulk purchasing?
Replies: 10
Views: 2486

Re: Pi 2 B bulk purchasing?

I'm afraid I don't have time to enter into another long discussion; please keep it to the forums. Plenty of people here have been around for long enough to give you guidance.

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