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Re: [avr-chat] Re: [avr-gcc-list] OT: Like to recommend any other goo

From: E. Weddington
Subject: Re: [avr-chat] Re: [avr-gcc-list] OT: Like to recommend any other good AVR mailing lists?
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 10:30:13 -0700
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Anton Erasmus wrote:

On 19 Nov 2004 at 9:54, David Brown wrote:

Anton Erasmus wrote:

On 18 Nov 2004 at 10:43, E. Weddington wrote:


Well, I'm a little more sanguine about it. AVR Freaks, I feel, has
it's place. There's a number of good people there. It's a good
place if you have fast question. I've noticed that a number of
times questions don't get answered on avr-gcc-list, or at least it
seems cyclical. There are times that avr-gcc-list is very quiet
and then, like recently, a huge surge in traffic. AVR Freaks is a
good place for newbies; they learn the ropes. I agree the name is
almost embarassing, but I didn't choose it. One other nice thing,
is that, *finally*, there are people from Atmel who are answering
some questions on AVR Freaks, especially in regards to their AVR
Studio software. I think it's getting monitored more by Atmel.

I believe that the term freak comes from the German usage where it
carries basically
the same meaning as fan.

Have you told that to the Norwegians who are running the site? :-)


As far as I know (I Scottish, but live in Norway), "freak" does not
correspond to any Norwegian word.  However, I can well imagine that
the Norwegian (students?) who started the website felt it meant
"people who are madly enthusiastic about AVRs".

That was what I meant to imply. When a native english speaker hears the word
freak, it does not have a positive conotation. Native english speakers hence 
get the wrong impression of the quality of the content of the avr freaks site.

And, unfortunately, a number of them do get the wrong impression....

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