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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:37 am

I may be wrong but I believe that, at this point in time, "all the foundation money" accounts to a negative value !!

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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:00 pm

physiotherapy on her knee LOL


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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:37 am

Liz is a foodie.. so some nice meals out in great restaurants..

And it will be the her well earned wages, not the foundation's money!

All the foundation's money is reserved for R-Pis for schools.

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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:01 am

Just to remind people, and for the avoidance of any doubt, the OP was making a light-hearted, observation.To my mind, buying such a piece of compressed carbon is a complete waste of money, very pretty, I guess, if you like that sort of thing, but what can you DO with it?

Liz, like all the other Foundation members, is a volunteer. They have all been working on this project for several years for NO WAGES - indeed they have put money IN to the project, including mortgaging their homes and the like just to raise the money to build the first 10,000.

Liz announced a few weeks ago that the Foundation's first paid employee will be joining the team shortly to manage the online shop selling RPF Merchandise when it reopens.

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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:20 pm

Lynbarn is of course correct. it was a poor attempt at humour perhaps i should have plastered smileys all over the post to make it clear.

the foundation are of course all volunteers and liz probably wouldn't want anything so gaudy anyway

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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:30 pm

I don't think it was a poor attempt at humor at all.  It was quite good, although I actually think the note about the 600,000 pound (aka, about a million USD) TV was even better.  Just what every foundation member needs - a 13 foot TV to display their Pi output on.
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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:43 pm

ukscone said:


Lynbarn is of course correct. it was a poor attempt at humour perhaps i should have plastered smileys all over the post to make it clear.

the foundation are of course all volunteers and liz probably wouldn't want anything so gaudy anyway



I thought it was funny, just didn't take the time to post.  But this is the internet and on public forums there is always (at least) one ding-dong that makes sure no one can have any fun.

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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:59 am

So why is it that diamonds are a girl"s best friend but man"s best friend is a dog? And I"m fairly certain I saw Liz"s name on the list of registered bidders for the upcoming Imelda Marcos complete collection auction.

And yes, it"s a joke.

Except the dog part. Answer: Men got first pick.

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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:57 am


Rek wrote: Men got first pick.


A diamond-headed pick would be an industrious use for a diamond

(Not required for any of Liz"s cooking though, I" m sure! )

Of course, Pic-axe  is a complimentary range of PICs with inbuilt BASIC aimed primarily at school users, buit open to all..

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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:26 am

Phil Spiegel said:

Of course, Pic-axe  is a complimentary range of PICs with inbuilt BASIC aimed primarily at school users, buit open to all..
but now one of the afore-mentioned ding-dongs will probably complain that picaxe is not "open"...

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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:02 pm

Phil Spiegel said:

Of course, Pic-axe  is a complimentary range of PICs with inbuilt BASIC aimed primarily at school users, buit open to all..

but now one of the afore-mentioned ding-dongs will probably complain that picaxe is not "open"...

And that axes are being aimed at children.

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Re: What Liz is going to spend all the foundation money on (not shoes)

Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:09 pm

Have to admit, I *do* like diamonds. But that's a little - I don't know - gaudy.
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