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by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Get rid of permissions
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: Get rid of permissions

If you are comparing Linux with DOS, there are a few things to think about. DOS is a single user, originally non-networked system. Linux is and always has been a multiuser networked system. They have VERY different demands. If you are using sudo on 80% of command you are doing something very very wr...
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Get rid of permissions
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: Get rid of permissions

Really not sure what you are requesting. I've found, in general, that Linux permission and setting are much easier to get on with than Windows. That said, permission are a PITA when they get in the way, but you really do need them. Computer security is important. I have no idea what you mean when yo...
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 3 good enough for (future) kodi
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: RPi 3 good enough for (future) kodi

I'm looking to buy a RPi to replace an old android mediaplayer, who sometimes has problems with 1080p movies. Should I buy the RPi3 and will this be enough for current and upcomming changes to kodi or should I just wait for the new RPi4? Waiting for a Pi4 will be a long wait. As above, without know...
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Python
Topic: What can be done about Python 3.5 slowness?
Replies: 25
Views: 363

Re: What can be done about Python 3.5 slowness?

That’s why I tested the same on Windows as mentioned earlier. It’s actually faster there. But fair enough, I will test a slow part of my actual code to see if it makes any difference with 2.7. I am very interested in Cython though. It promises dramatic increases that go beyond downgrading. Will see...
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: KRACK Key Reinstallation Attacks raspbian patch?
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: KRACK Key Reinstallation Attacks raspbian patch?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/17/kracken_patches/ From the article No doubt we're going to see KRACK used in anger, but honestly it'll take a while. There's no easy-to-use exploit code out there, yet – in fact, there's no practical exploit code at all – but it will come, and even when it does...
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi3 with a lightning bolt?
Replies: 33
Views: 90477

Re: Pi3 with a lightning bolt?

I'm using the 7" with not problems on the latest code.

Have you tried with the very latest Raspbian download? Or are you using a older base version that you then need to upgrade?
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: use pi zero w in commercial production
Replies: 32
Views: 3001

Re: use pi zero w in commercial production

Note that quantity sales would have to be quite high quantity, i.e. probably at least 1000, but that is probably negotiable, and will depend on what you are happy to pay. You will NOT get Pi0W in quantity for $10, it will be a big percentage increase on that. So, if you just want 10 or 20 etc , you...
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Extremely New member - Models, release cadence, storage and power options.
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Extremely New member

All of these subjects have been covered multiple times on multiple websites, including here. We also have a large documentation section.

Google will find answers to all your questions quite rapidly.
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Python
Topic: What can be done about Python 3.5 slowness?
Replies: 25
Views: 363

Re: What can be done about Python 3.5 slowness?

Testing with just a 'pass' statement isn't particularly valid. You need some actual code in there, otherwise all you are measuring is the startup/shutdown time of the interpreter/program/whatever. And I would expect that to increase slightly with each version, since they are generally more complex e...
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Project: Covert Recording in bait car using Rasberry Pi + Camera Module
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Project: Covert Recording in bait car using Rasberry Pi + Camera Module

Heater wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:05 am
Are you proposing to spy on somebody?
Please look up what a 'bait car' is.
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: CVE-2017-15265
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: CVE-2017-15265

What is your actual question? Is this bug affecting you in some way?
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Gertboard classic
Topic: Gertbot with a Banana Pi?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Gertbot with a Banana Pi?

Get a Pi, then you can use this forum to ask questions about Raspberry Pi, not a competitors product.
by jamesh
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: KRACK Key Reinstallation Attacks raspbian patch?
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: KRACK Key Reinstallation Attacks raspbian patch?

... Whether there will be more updates needed is yet to be seen. Well, routers need to be patched as well, and that probably won't happen for older models and cheap no-name brands. I have a service ticket open with Asus to see if/when they will release an update for mine (or if they already have, t...
by jamesh
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Banana Pi - Model: BPI-M2-Berry compared to Raspi : fully compatible ?
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: Banana Pi - Model: BPI-M2-Berry compared to Raspi : fully compatible ?

Doesn't that constitute an announcement and we can all now speculate on the emergence of RPi5 from its cocoon. Think that just matches what Eben said a while back? There will be a Pi4, and unless you are a flatearther, it's over 12miles away. Kind of depends on how high up you are (and, yes, I unde...
by jamesh
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why do new forum members not come back?
Replies: 30
Views: 1461

Re: Why do new forum members not come back?

While this is not my preferred platform (raspberrypi.stackexchange.com is) I occasionally have asked questions, and often got good and helpful answers because of the expertise of those who answer - especially from Foundation staff. (I recognise that there are different classes of questions which wo...
by jamesh
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wifi keeps dropping
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Wifi keeps dropping

Also, dmesg log might help.
by jamesh
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Linux Kernel
Topic: Facing problem with KERNEL BUILDING
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Facing problem with KERNEL BUILDING

You appear not to have set the KERNEL environment variable.
by jamesh
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Banana Pi - Model: BPI-M2-Berry compared to Raspi : fully compatible ?
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: Banana Pi - Model: BPI-M2-Berry compared to Raspi : fully compatible ?

davidcoton wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:18 pm
I'm not quite a fen flatlander either.
I am !!
by jamesh
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Banana Pi - Model: BPI-M2-Berry compared to Raspi : fully compatible ?
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: Banana Pi - Model: BPI-M2-Berry compared to Raspi : fully compatible ?

Raspberry Pi do not announce schedules for new product. But you are OK for the moment, there is no Pi4 on the horizon. Doesn't that constitute an announcement and we can all now speculate on the emergence of RPi5 from its cocoon. Think that just matches what Eben said a while back? There will be a ...
by jamesh
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Burning down California
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Burning down California

It wouldn't just be over that post, I suspect. This. Sailing close to the wind over a considerable time. Straw, camel, back, etc. Perhaps you should give the "new Joe Schmoe" the exact same treatment as the old Joe Schmoe (since it's bloody obvious that Frezman is Schmoe). Meanwhile we can all cont...
by jamesh
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: eMMC flash memory reliability
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: eMMC flash memory reliability

Flash suppliers are generally fairly reluctant to release information like this, since the data is so dependent on the use case. In fact they simply don't release it. Also, Raspberry Pi do change flash suppliers over time, so it will also vary in that way. One thing to say that is valid is that the ...
by jamesh
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Burning down California
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Burning down California

Especially those with multiple warnings and previous temporary bans.... Sometimes, even mods have a line we don't like people to cross. Doesn't happen often. But don't think we are complacent. Please don't ban him over that post. I thought it was hilarious....in a very snide way. It wouldn't just b...
by jamesh
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Banana Pi - Model: BPI-M2-Berry compared to Raspi : fully compatible ?
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: Banana Pi - Model: BPI-M2-Berry compared to Raspi : fully compatible ?

They are not completely compatible.

Buy a Raspberry Pi. Just better.


Raspberry Pi do not announce schedules for new product. But you are OK for the moment, there is no Pi4 on the horizon.
by jamesh
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why do new forum members not come back?
Replies: 30
Views: 1461

Re: Why do new forum members not come back?

I estimate that 90% of the posts I make go unacknowledged, usually by first-time posters. Why go through the trouble of registering an account and typing up a question, if you don't come back to check on replies, whether or not you get an email? (subscribing works 100% of the time for me as well.) ...
by jamesh
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian not completed screenshots: need to power up the gpu mb?
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Raspbian not completed screenshots: need to power up the gpu mb?

Hmm . Although its not something we produced, I had a quick look at the source code for it, seems OK. So not sure what the problems might be, Might be worth trying to contact the author of the utility.

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