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by ejolson
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Making a VPN gateway with two ethernet ports?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Making a VPN gateway with two ethernet ports?

Its because what you want is illegal in the countries that block VPN. Thanks for the reply! It's no more illegal than using VPN with Netflix to watch another countries content. Both me and my parents live in the EU, northern Europe. NordVPN has been working perfectly until now, but these days Netfl...
by ejolson
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Alternative to Open Media Vault?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Alternative to Open Media Vault?

Just going back to this... I found this... https://www.ionos.co.uk/digitalguide/server/configuration/raspberry-pi-plex-server/ ...that shows you how to install Plex on a Raspbian desktop. Presumably I could then also set up folders on my HDD as samba shares to give me what I’m looking for....a Plex...
by ejolson
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 150
Views: 5776

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

It's just that when you start to expect such high performance from the very cheap and humble Pi I wonder if that was ever it's intended use case. The thing about a cheap general-purpose single-board computer marketed towards schools, makers and hobbyists is that the intended use case is very open e...
by ejolson
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Test Comparisons on Raspberry Pi 4 on 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB models
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Test Comparisons on Raspberry Pi 4 on 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB models

This equation obviously changes for large scale deployments but for the home user the differential we are talking about is roughly the price of a large pizza. I definitely agree about that the 4GB model is the one outside of large deployments for personnel use. I bought what was in stock at Micro C...
by ejolson
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Return or Fix bent pins.
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Return or Fix bent pins.

I am open to suggestions on what I should do? Fix the pins myself? Or return and ask for replacement? Also isn't it their duty to send me the replacement in express delivery?? Since technical support from Canakit recommended straightening the pins, then presumably doing so will not void the warrant...
by ejolson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Change root in cmdline.txt
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Change root in cmdline.txt

Folks, Think I misunderstood something some time back that I read in an article somewhere. In the cmdline.txt file in the /boot directory there is an entry as follows; root=PARTUUID=c82337fe-02 which seems to allow setting the root directory to a different location. Now I am thinking you need the o...
by ejolson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bitdefender Box
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Bitdefender Box

I have just installed a Bitdefender Box on my network. Seems to be working, but it has flagged up all four of my Pis as vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks. Does anyone know why this might be, and what I can do about it? I think it means you haven't installed or set up fail2ban on each Pi. In m...
by ejolson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 150
Views: 5776

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

I'm wondering who are all these people that need 100 megabytes per second in or out of their Pi, and why do they need it? I can't collect data anywhere near that fast from any devices connected to my Pi. If I could I cannot get it over my internet connection or mobile connection. I'm the first to a...
by ejolson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: Fan failure?

I can't hear the fan on my Pi and it is sitting approximately 2 feet away on my desk. Earplugs can also help. I used to have a set of over-the-ear hearing protectors for use when the computers got loud. Those can be purchased at typical hardware stores, an ironmonger or sporting goods store. My bro...
by ejolson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 150
Views: 5776

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

I'm wondering who are all these people that need 100 megabytes per second in or out of their Pi, and why do they need it? I can't collect data anywhere near that fast from any devices connected to my Pi. If I could I cannot get it over my internet connection or mobile connection. Encrypted gigabit ...
by ejolson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why moving to 64bit?
Replies: 150
Views: 5776

Re: Why moving to 64bit?

Running AES (specifically focused on openssl speed -evp aes-256-gcm ) showed a major anomaly with 64-bit achieving half the throughput. I investigated and if you look closely at the compiler options above the likely reason is there. My understanding is that many of the 64-bit ARM processors have AE...
by ejolson
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: Fan failure?

I think that there must be QUITE a bit of variation in the Pi4 boards. Most peoples' numbers track like yours, but I have talked to several others whose boards track like mine. When I first put mine in the Flirc case it was idling at about 57C in a 75F room(after the firmware update). The case was ...
by ejolson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fan failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: Fan failure?

Hi, is connecting fan to the raspberry pi 3 b+ GPIO directly safe? I have my raspberry in home network and the CPU temperature +60C, so I decided to add a small fan and some heat-sink from online retailer. First I added fan and connect it to GPIO 4 & 6 (5v), the fan worked fine for two weeks and th...
by ejolson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Four dead Pis in one class!?
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Four dead Pis in one class!?

The Explorer Hat, which is what the OP is using, does not support running the motors off of a separate supply. The royal road to robotics seems paved with good intentions. I guess there is a reason why it takes four years of higher education to train an electrical engineer. Fortunately, amateurs do...
by ejolson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime
Replies: 90
Views: 53022

Re: Longest Raspberry Pi uptime

14:44:31 up 47 days, 19:22, 2 users, load average: 0.04, 0.06, 0.01 I so need to reboot but I can't. :mrgreen: :lol: Tell me about it. 15:19:20 up 406 days, 9:15, 1 user, load average: 0.36, 0.35, 0.34 I want to upgrade that Pi to Buster. I've done about half of mine so far. Long uptimes come from ...
by ejolson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Project Digital Apocalypse Not Now
Replies: 1061
Views: 38780

Re: Project Digital Apocalypse Not Now

This doesn't seg fault so I'm getting closer. The issue seems to be what I'm doing with updating the hash value. FYI: This HASH library is used internally by ScriptBasic's lexer. ScriptBasic HASH Extension Module Docs INCLUDE hash.bas hh = HASH::New() flen = FILELEN("tail.dat") OPEN "tail.dat" FOR ...
by ejolson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Four dead Pis in one class!?
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Four dead Pis in one class!?

I'm a relatively new raspberry pi educator (I was fortunate enough to get to go to a Picademy last year) and have been running a weekly robotics club for teens this summer where the kids have been using the 3B+ and an explorer hat to build a simple two wheel drive rover. This week we tried moving f...
by ejolson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Project Digital Apocalypse Not Now
Replies: 1061
Views: 38780

Re: Project Digital Apocalypse Not Now

John_Spikowski wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:00 am
I hope new challenge suggestions haven't ended.
How is the anagram finder using the hash extension for Script Basic?

Is there a memory leak?

What's not working?
by ejolson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 130
Views: 9060

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

Like I said in another thread, if there's a problem, please give details. "A guy at work had a problem with chromium" or anything along those lines is not something that can be investigated. An office full of people here do not see most of the problems you've mentioned. Quite a few of them use the ...
by ejolson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 130
Views: 9060

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

I think this topic has outlived its purpose... My understanding is that the person who started a thread on this forum doesn't own it in the same way as some other places. At the same time, the original post sets the title for the thread, so you could change the title by editing the original post. O...
by ejolson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Project Digital Apocalypse Not Now
Replies: 1061
Views: 38780

Re: Project Digital Apocalypse Not Now

A doggerel generator? Fido's tail has been wagging in excitement at the idea of a doggerel generator. After the usual $ sudo ln cat dog $ sudo rm cat solution, the dog developer has been working all day on an option that converts standard input to verse before writing to standard output. When I ask...
by ejolson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 130
Views: 9060

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

You seem to be saying that greater than 50% (i.e. A Majority) of devs working for Google means you won't use the software. PeterO Google == Microsoft in the 80s... I try to avoid all things where Google has influence. I still have separate Gmail account serving as a junk mail honeypot and it seems ...
by ejolson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 130
Views: 9060

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

Chromium is open source, so should be entirely free of bad stuff. The bad stuff is Google and wherever they extend their tentacles. Writing about tentacles might be off topic even more so than Rust. Back on topic, it's notable that most of the discussion in this thread has focused on critical appli...
by ejolson
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Project Digital Apocalypse Not Now
Replies: 1061
Views: 38780

Re: Project Digital Apocalypse Not Now

Hey, what happened to iba-main.rs, previously charted at 0.462 seconds? It wouldn't be insane unless there were two virtually indistinguishable bar charts of fame: one for the 3B+ and the other for the 4B. The earlier chart has not been kept up to date; however, since a particularly lengthy calcula...
by ejolson
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Project Digital Apocalypse Not Now
Replies: 1061
Views: 38780

Re: Project Digital Apocalypse Not Now

scruss, I have a bug report readytime for when the /usr/share/dict/british-english-insane changes and breaks your program :) It wouldn't be the insane British dictionary if it hadn't already changed between Raspbian Stretch and Buster. Fortunately zoogrpahy is in both versions of the dictionary. Al...

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