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by LeMoog
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4, out of order and Spectre vulnerabilities
Replies: 27
Views: 2006

Re: RPI4, out of order and Spectre vulnerabilities

You want to play dangerous games then go ahead, I will be watching the press for the first victim and waiting for every RPi owner to be tarred with the same brush. Or get a Pi4 and start designing your own RISC-V system? Nothing is safe unless you make your own custom system that no one can access....
by LeMoog
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4, out of order and Spectre vulnerabilities
Replies: 27
Views: 2006

Re: RPI4, out of order and Spectre vulnerabilities

LeMoog, With a vulnerable PI with it's single hardware base then it is going to be hit harder than even the x86 especially with the emphasis upon IOT and other always on services. Nonsense. Firstly are you suggesting that that x86 systems used by MS, Google, Amazon and most other cloud service prov...
by LeMoog
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4, out of order and Spectre vulnerabilities
Replies: 27
Views: 2006

Re: RPI4, out of order and Spectre vulnerabilities

Indeed do not poopoo securities vulnerabilities unless of course you are willing to help pay to mitigate the damage done when they are exploited. I really liked the idea of a desktop replacement PI but for me it would be to replace the known security fail that is the x86. With a vulnerable PI with i...
by LeMoog
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE
Replies: 376
Views: 62936

Re: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE

solar3000 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:06 pm
What is the max screen resolution?
Assuming I get the latest HDMI cable?
1080p as SoC is functionally the same persumably
by LeMoog
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE
Replies: 376
Views: 62936

Re: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE

Regarding MPG2 hardware/codec support, will this be enabled on all P3B+ since last of MPEG2 patents expired? Might be a nice little advantage for P3B+ over P3B see: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/15/world_farewells_the_last_mpeg2_patent/ Previously covered, eg https://www.raspberrypi.org/for...
by LeMoog
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE
Replies: 376
Views: 62936

Re: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE

Regarding MPG2 hardware/codec support, will this be enabled on all P3B+ since last of MPEG2 patents expired?

Might be a nice little advantage for P3B+ over P3B

see: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/1 ... g2_patent/
by LeMoog
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE
Replies: 376
Views: 62936

Re: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE

Hmm, tweaked 3B with PoE and new LAN chip, it is a shame that they didn't include an option for more RAM like the original Acorn B+. What part of "You're limited to 1GB with the VC4 videocore (the SoC on ALL raspberries)" are you failing to grasp? More than a gig of RAM needs a new videocore and de...
by LeMoog
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE
Replies: 376
Views: 62936

Re: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE

Hmm, tweaked 3B with PoE and new LAN chip, it is a shame that they didn't include an option for more RAM like the original Acorn B+. Given that the Organisation's intended market (electronic project hobbyists and education) then less is OFC more but the question is, can education and electronic proj...
by LeMoog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware
Replies: 12
Views: 2860

Re: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware

It's not just RPi who have switched from OE to LE - pretty much the entire Kodi community who used OE - at least at the bleeding edge - have. The Kodi Forums really only talk aboue LE these days. And the sponsership is moving too? I am sure this would be in no way related to the decision to fork Th...
by LeMoog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware
Replies: 12
Views: 2860

Re: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware

What's all the fuss about forking a project? If the license allows it there is nothing morally wrong with forking a project. Forking happens all the time. It can happen that the original creator/maintainer does not want to go in some direction. For whatever reason. So contributors fork the code and...
by LeMoog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sense Hat failure
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Re: Sense Hat failure

I would try swapping the SD card for known working first and trying on non-booting RPi without the hat before deciding the hat has damaged the boards, it is possible that the SD card has been altered to prevent booting and the attempt should not damage anything futher.
by LeMoog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware
Replies: 12
Views: 2860

Re: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware

The start of that thread and the about us LibreElec page would seem to suggest nothing but good motives for forking (less adverts and more democratic control) I'm presuming (without knowing) that RPi thought the same and switched I must have missed the adverts completely as I never noticed them wit...
by LeMoog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware
Replies: 12
Views: 2860

Re: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware

Correct me if I read it wrong: We have sraue who was original lead and project control, who was doing the work because he was an enthusiast with a life beyond his hobby and some devs pushing their own work got annoyed that the founder wasn't giving their offerings the consideration they felt they de...
by LeMoog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware
Replies: 12
Views: 2860

Re: regarding libreelec / spyware

Have a loong read here on the fork, with posts from the people involved: https://www.reddit.com/r/kodi/comments/4bm3kb/libreelec_fork_of_openelec/ There's no "spyware" - what that poster is referring to is the way KODI gets Movie thumbnails of your movies from the internet, and if logged that could...
by LeMoog
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Regarding LibreElec / Spyware
Replies: 12
Views: 2860

Regarding LibreElec / Spyware

I haven't been on here for a while so I may have missed the conversations about this but since I just bought yet another RPi3 I noticed the changed from openelec to librelec, in noobs. Openelec still seems active without the guys who left the effort, so what makes LibreElec a better fit for the RPi?...
by LeMoog
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using Raspberry Pi as USB monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: Using Raspberry Pi as USB monitor

To me the device you are trying to redesign is just acting as a terminal, assuming you can access the raw telemetry data on your PC then you just need to transfer it across to the pi and make a normal X windows display on the Pi to show it. USB in original product is either just serial over USB or m...
by LeMoog
Tue May 10, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Broadcom IoT sell off
Replies: 27
Views: 3356

Re: Broadcom IoT sell off

The point I was making was very simply that, historically speaking, the best CPU design doesn't mean you have a chance to lead the market. Sadly those who hold the purse strings actually control what is allowed to exist and these money men are only interested in money irrespective of the source. The...
by LeMoog
Mon May 09, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Broadcom IoT sell off
Replies: 27
Views: 3356

Re: Broadcom IoT sell off

It does not matter. The Pi Foundation has done it's job. If the Pi itself become un-manufacturable there are others now to take up the reigns. All is good. At some point, to meet the open and educational mission of the Pi Foundation they can adopt the free and open source RISC-V architecture. Chips...
by LeMoog
Mon May 09, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Broadcom IoT sell off
Replies: 27
Views: 3356

Re: Broadcom IoT sell off

What concern? I am pretty much talking to myself here As to likelihood of events following my projection, I guess you just haven't been around long enough to recognize the inevitable outcome of UK tech "management". The only time where success doesn't mean they were completely bought up or shutdown ...
by LeMoog
Mon May 09, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Broadcom IoT sell off
Replies: 27
Views: 3356

Re: Broadcom IoT sell off

Yes, more than likely I presume the organisation is attempting to retain privileged access but I would guess they will find they get problems I would advise them to change SOC vendor but as a lot of time and effort has been invested in Broadcom technologies and as they would be putting themselves on...
by LeMoog
Fri May 06, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pine64+ a good deal?
Replies: 191
Views: 52218

Re: Pine64+ a good deal?

Probably a good idea to check the Pine64 forum to gauge how stable the software is. Also, it doesn't come with a heat sink so that's an additional expense. I'd say the board that's leading with combination of hardware, software selection and software stability is Odroid XU4 then C2. RPi3 and Pine64...
by LeMoog
Thu May 05, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pine64+ a good deal?
Replies: 191
Views: 52218

Re: Pine64+ a good deal?

I just ordered a pine64+ with wifi/bluetooth module, for me the 2GB of RAM and gigabit Ethernet for fast network shares covers the two major issues with RPi hardware and the greater OS variety covers the software. I already have RPi1,2,3 so it will be interesting comparing performance especially GPU...
by LeMoog
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fat32 Root Filesystem
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Fat32 Root Filesystem

asandford wrote:I think they're asking if both /boot and /root can be on one FAT partition.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAT_filesystem_and_Linux

Not seen it for years but in theory yes however expertise level is higher than suggested by post
by LeMoog
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fat32 Root Filesystem
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Fat32 Root Filesystem

windows currently supports upto 2 primary partitions so yes data stored in boot will be readable by both and/or you could create an additional fat partition if you haven't passed the 2 primarie partition limit. From memory the noobs image creates the other partitions within an extended partition and...

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