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walney
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Re: RaspPi on ebay :(

Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:20 pm

tufty said:

All the world owes me is a wall to line the rest of it up against.
Simon



I'll get me gun^H^H^H coat!


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Re: RaspPi on ebay :(

Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:23 pm

tufty said:


lewmur said:


You must be forgetting that it was the Foundation who first auctioned Pi's on eBay for "exorbitant prices".  Remember the ten "beta" boards?


Yep, the "greedy" Foundation auctioned the ten first beta Pis in order to raise funds and help to get the first 10K batch commissioned.  Shocking, obviously; the people who bought them weren't at all making a charitable donation that happened to be rewarded with $35 worth of computer hardware.

lewmur said:


Yes, it takes a "certain kind of mind".  One that thinks logically. And it is only characterized as "greedy" or "unethical" by "fussy minded socialist" who think the world owes them a living.


I can't speak for the others, but I take offence at being referred to as a mere "socialist", fussy-minded or otherwise (or were you meaning to say "fuzzy-minded"), by someone from a country where socialism is considered to be anything to the left of that nice Mr Goebbels. I am, in fact, an actual, flesh-and-blood, baby-eating communist, and any imperialist running dog lackeys out there better remember it.  All the world owes me is a wall to line the rest of it up against.

Simon



And I dare say the people who made a perfectly legal and ethical sale of their own property might object to being called "greedy, selfish and unethical".

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Re: RaspPi on ebay :(

Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:40 pm

lewmur said:

  So you feel only charities are allowed to make money?
Damn right! I give all of my wages and my son's paper round earnings to the charity LAUGH (Lacking Any Understanding of Genial Humour). It helps those people on the Web less fortunate than ourselves who take things far too seriously.

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