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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:46 pm

Just read a post today from Liz about people not appreciating the effort & support Broadcom have put in to the project. Well I, for one, do appreciate it.

Given the amount of time & effort that it takes to bring a product like this to fruition, I don\'t think that anyone can honestly believe (when they think about it) that it could be achieved in such a short time scale, with so few individuals just in their free time, without significant support & understanding from Broadcom.

I\'m sure that everyone at Pi towers must (if anything) be more frustrated at the delays than the community at large, and it must grate given the amount of time and effort that they have donated - for free - when some of the carping posts come in to this forum.

So, please, cut them a bit of slack and raise your glasses in a toast to Pi and Broadcom... (I\'ll leave the text of that one to Bacan :) )

[EDIT: There are 4880 members on this forum, and no doubt a lot more lurkers. Dig deep - show your appreciation.]

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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:52 pm

+1

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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:01 pm

[quote]Quote from ukscone on December 19, 2011, 14:52
+1[/quote] +1



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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:11 pm

+3.1415926535897932384626433832

:) Merry Christmas.

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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:11 pm

I\'m very much amazed at the support Broadcom has indirectly supplied in this venture.

+1 to the company.

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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:16 pm

[quote]Quote from Bacan on December 19, 2011, 15:11
I\'m very much amazed at the support Broadcom has indirectly supplied in this venture.

+1 to the company.[/quote]

And directly too. That small number of units at a time price break is really huge. Unless some one in the foundation has the ability to mortgage Buckingham palace to fund buying a couple of million BCM2835\'s at a time.


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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:19 pm

\"You\'ve all done very well!\"
+1


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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:33 pm

+1

I have always thought that Broadcom must be doing a lot of free work for this project in the name of the greater good. That\'s what a charity is all about. I expect many are also making personal sacrifices to get things done. Working through their Holidays for instance?

Seriously guys, we can wait till January or later if we have to. So don’t sweat it. Make it ready when it’s ready and not before :D

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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:38 pm

+1

In some places can\'t even tell who you work for when making this kind of public appearance without risking getting fired, instead this company is actually helping the project.

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Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:44 pm

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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:53 pm

Indeed, bravo bravo Pi foundation, Muchos Gracias! I for one am a huge fan of everything done so far and waiting with baited breath for all future developments.

I f for one don\'t know of many SoC manufacturers who have been so helpful and actively making something of this scale/aims possible.

Unfortunately were seeing typical response from internets people so often, in general, they want it all and they want it now. People, life is a learning experience and you don\'t get offered it all on a plate, grow up!

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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:55 pm

toot toot!


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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:57 pm

My hat (and hair!*) is off to the R-Pi crew for all their hard work. To pursue this as an after-the-dayjob project? Whew! That takes dedication and commitment. In five year\'s time, it won\'t matter if it came out Q4 of 2011 or sometime in 2012. Don\'t lose faith - we\'re behind ya all the way :-)

(*DISCLAIMER: I didn\'t actually cut off my hair for the foundation, but I *did* just cut it off, so I\'m happy to multitask it for a good cause.)
I sometimes ride my Pi to the Forum.

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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:59 pm

I sometimes ride my Pi to the Forum.

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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:19 pm

Eben says PUT DOWN THE DAMN COMPUTER! YOU ARE MEANT TO BE ON HOLIDAY!, but I thought I should just stop by to say both awww, and also thank you very much. ;)
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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:21 pm

+1 to Broadcom, The Raspberry team, and all the forum members for their contribution and involvement in this great product!

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Re: Lets prove Liz wrong: 3 cheers for Broadcom

Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:50 pm

Hoorah to all, +1.




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