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Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:03 pm

Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Prince could have been parodied by Weird Al.

And why do some British singers sing in 'American'? Like Rod Stewart, George Michael, Elton John,...
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Re: Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:41 pm

solar3000,
Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?
Yes, me. :)
And why do some British singers sing in 'American'? Like Rod Stewart, George Michael, Elton John,...
No idea about George Michael but I would never have identified Rod or Elton as American.

But hey, musical and languages influences flow both ways, but perhaps if you find a style that a hits a big market like the USA you are on to a winner.

Or are you suggesting that the English forever sing like Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khJbffN2yGI or Flanders and Swan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdY1Y5XNJBY
?

What actually are you talking about?
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Re: Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:30 pm

uhh yah, their songs don't sound British. I've heard their songs from the 1980s and I just now learned they are British.
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Re: Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:05 pm

solar3000 wrote:Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?
Eben Upton, OBE
And why do some British singers sing in 'American'? Like Rod Stewart, George Michael, Elton John,...
The only Brit I hear much music from is Alison Balsom, aside from various conductors and composers (Sir Arthur Sullivan is pretty good). I don't think you can hear much of an accent from Balsom,

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Re: Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:55 pm

solar3000 wrote:And why do some British singers sing in 'American'? Like Rod Stewart, George Michael, Elton John,...
Much of what is termed accent isn't relevant when singing so you are simply thinking that someone is singing 'American' and shocked when they talks funny later.

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Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:57 pm

"why do some British singers sing in 'American'?"

This question makes no sense.

What language and/or accent is "British"?

What language and/or accent is "American"?

As far as I can tell a lot of the population of the USA speaks Spanish. Never mind a bunch of other languages.

Back in the UK we have a lot of language things going on as well.

If you mean "English", well, that does not exist. The only language that has any standing in law in England is Welsh!
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Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:24 pm

W. H. Heydt wrote:
solar3000 wrote:Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?
Eben Upton, OBE
KBE actually, even better.
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Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:31 pm

jamesh wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:
solar3000 wrote:Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?
Eben Upton, OBE
KBE actually, even better.
He's "only" a CBE !

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Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:41 pm

Forum mod and Pi insider might be letting something slip before the New Year list ;)

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Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:53 pm

jamesh wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:
solar3000 wrote:Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?
Eben Upton, OBE
KBE actually, even better.
I wish it had been KBE. Then they'd be Sir Eben and Lady Liz, if I have my nomenclature correct. (For what it's worth, Wikipedia says CBE.)

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Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:54 pm

Mister_C wrote:Forum mod and Pi insider might be letting something slip before the New Year list ;)
Unlikely, I'm afraid. Perhaps when Pi sales look to hit 50 million and distribution upgrade might happen.

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Re: Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:49 pm

solar3000 wrote: ... And why do some British singers sing in 'American'? Like Rod Stewart, George Michael, Elton John, ...
Because the US of A is the biggest, richest, market, and so anyone with any wish for advancement would want to break that market.
But Americans are as parochial as any other nationality. To them, like us Brits, or the French, or ..., anyone speaking "foreign" is suspect, frightening.

It's like the old-fashioned Chinese chippy. I (mis)spent my youth eating Chinese fish 'n' chips, but no-one from Hong Kong would have recognised the dish as from their home town, because the Chinese imigrants who started it were wise enough to to adapt to their market - different enough to be special, but not too different to frighten.

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Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:58 pm

That's right. Visitors from India I have spoken to would never dream to go to an Indian restaurant in England. It's just not the same.

I have noticed that the Chinese and Indian restaurants in Scandinavia serve noticeably different style food to those in England.

It's wise to adapt to your market.
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Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:06 am

Heater wrote:That's right. Visitors from India I have spoken to would never dream to go to an Indian restaurant in England. It's just not the same.
The company I work for has an employee in India. He visited the UK a few weeks ago. He was taken to an Indian restaurant and said he enjoyed the food.

Later in the same week we went to a Thai restaurant with him and he ordered their hottest curry. It wasn't hot enough for him. I thought it was OK, but I like spicy.

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Re: Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:51 am

jamesh wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:
solar3000 wrote:Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?
Eben Upton, OBE
KBE actually, even better.

What's OBE and KBE?
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Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:59 am

solar3000 wrote: What's OBE and KBE?
From bottom to top:
MBE: Member of the Order of the British Empire
OBE: Officer of the Order of the British Empire
CBE: Commander of the Order of the British Empire
KBE: Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire

(That's going from memory from the last time I looked it up. I take that Google is down today?)

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Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:47 am

Sorry, I was wrong above, I thought Eben got a KBE, but it's actually a CBE.
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Re: Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:18 pm

Raspberry Pi made a guest appearance in Mr. Robot. Does that count as celebrity promotion?
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Re: Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:46 pm

solar3000 wrote:What's OBE and KBE?
Status symbols.

We hand out knighthoods to those who represent the very best; Sir Jimmy Savile, Sir Philip Green, Sir Fred Goodwin, Sir James Crosby, Sir Benito Mussolini, Sir Robert Mugabe, Sir Nicolae Ceausescu, Sir Anthony Blunt.

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Re: Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:50 pm

Hippy,

Certainly there may be controversy over awards some times. But to be fair three of the cases you list have been annulled:

Benito Mussolini - Annulled 1940
Robert Mugabe - Annulled 2008
Nicolae Ceausescu - Annulled 1989

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_h ... _and_dames

The others have been revoked:

Anthony Blunt
Fred Goodwind
James Crosby

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_r ... ed_Kingdom

The others I cannot find references for:

Philip Green

In Savile's case it seem the honor ceases to be after death so it cannot be revoked anyway.

Where are you getting this from?

You forgot Rolf Harris.
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Re: Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:15 pm

Heater wrote:Where are you getting this from?
Memory.
Heater wrote:You forgot Rolf Harris.
I recall he was just a CBE.

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Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:51 pm

What is a " OBE" = Other Bugger's Efforts
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Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:59 pm

In day's of old King's & Queen's Never Knighted " COURT JESTER'S"
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Re: Any celebrities promoting raspberry pi?

Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:53 pm

Heater wrote:"why do some British singers sing in 'American'?"

This question makes no sense.

What language and/or accent is "British"?

What language and/or accent is "American"?

As far as I can tell a lot of the population of the USA speaks Spanish. Never mind a bunch of other languages.

Back in the UK we have a lot of language things going on as well.

If you mean "English", well, that does not exist. The only language that has any standing in law in England is Welsh!
Thanks Heater. " John Thomas Vaughan Davies" ( BoyOh ) Welshman
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