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by FlexibleSigmoid
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcoming to new members
Replies: 151
Views: 23505

Re: Welcoming to new members

gregeric wrote:@FlexibleSigmoid with a username like that you are a natural for the role of Forum Enforcer of the Rules, or else...
Thanks! Was waiting to see who would get the first insult in.
by FlexibleSigmoid
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcoming to new members
Replies: 151
Views: 23505

Re: Welcoming to new members

So something like a thread for people to discuss why they are here? viewtopic.php?f=63&t=319
by FlexibleSigmoid
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcoming to new members
Replies: 151
Views: 23505

Re: Welcoming to new members

Do you have a suggestion for getting people to *read* the stickied threads? I certainly don't, and it's a *very* long standing problem...30 to 40 years ago you couldn't get people to read newsgroup FAQs. Fundamentally, nothing has changed in that regard. A support site for a project I'm involved wi...
by FlexibleSigmoid
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use of the name "Raspberry Pi"
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Re: Use of the name "Raspberry Pi"

What ever you end up doing, be prepared for a lot of footwork. It's a royal pain to run around constantly pulling the uSD's and re-imaging with a new OS followed by replacing the uSD and manually power-cycling the Pi every time a customer either pooches their image or wants to change OSes.
by FlexibleSigmoid
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: other pi-like boards
Replies: 26
Views: 8947

Re: other pi-like boards

tater1337 wrote:that if I wanted a less capable board that maybe i should look into other boards
I think you already summed things up quite nicely. Not much more needs to be said really.
by FlexibleSigmoid
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wrong time and date
Replies: 49
Views: 22093

Re: Wrong time and date

Basically, fake-hwclock replicates a real hwclock through a file. At shutdown, it writes the current time to a file, and upon bootup, it reads that time from the same file and sets the system clock to be that time. So your boot times shouldn't reset back to epoch, but the approximately the time you ...
by FlexibleSigmoid
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcoming to new members
Replies: 151
Views: 23505

Re: Welcoming to new members

But a Noob may not see much difference. Agreed, but a Google search on those three terms (individually of course) would return: 1) A large number of How-To's and READMEs with the direct instructions. (And YouTube videos if that's your learning style.) 2) How-to's and READMEs and links to the Kodi f...
by FlexibleSigmoid
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcoming to new members
Replies: 151
Views: 23505

Re: Welcoming to new members

Nah, the horse is still breathing...
by FlexibleSigmoid
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcoming to new members
Replies: 151
Views: 23505

Re: Welcoming to new members

The crazy thing is that all the way back in the 1990s certainly people had programs that downloaded their messages and then uploaded them when they were ready. It existed on the GEnie network with its Aladdin software or I'm sure CompuServe too. I'm not sure about AOL, I think they were the first t...
by FlexibleSigmoid
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcoming to new members
Replies: 151
Views: 23505

Re: Welcoming to new members

stderr wrote:I don't know why usenet newsreaders aren't being used.
Because us FIDONet users won't make the upgrade. You can't take SLiMeR away from me!
by FlexibleSigmoid
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply -- new product?
Replies: 40
Views: 6682

Re: Power supply -- new product?

HawaiianPi wrote:There already is an official Raspberry Pi Foundation power supply.
Interesting, wonder why there is the note:

Note
The power supply unit for Pi 3 is for use with Pi 3 only.
by FlexibleSigmoid
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply -- new product?
Replies: 40
Views: 6682

Re: Power supply -- new product?

it's performance it's availability Please, this is a website dedicated in some sense to education and there are impressionable youths potentially reading who could be confused by this. The possessive of it is its and not it's which is the contraction of it is. How embarrassing, their must be a way ...
by FlexibleSigmoid
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Request: New forum category
Replies: 9
Views: 2692

Re: Request: New forum category

Can you concisely state your category in one line of text, less than 80 char, (prefer less than 40 char)? I think you've covered quite a large area with your first post, and it would just end up with sub-cat upon sub-cat. Look through the forum and look at the categories, they are all 2 - 3 words lo...
by FlexibleSigmoid
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Lora
Replies: 7
Views: 2705

Re: Lora

But does it GPS?
by FlexibleSigmoid
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply -- new product?
Replies: 40
Views: 6682

Re: Power supply -- new product?

The power supply is kind of a catch-22. The wall wart style is pretty universal in it's availability and there's not a need for a supplier to stock a different style for each outlet configuration and voltage supply (since mains power configurations differ so widely.) But that also means that quite o...
by FlexibleSigmoid
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Run f.lux on a Pi? Probably not...
Replies: 8
Views: 2749

Re: Run f.lux on a Pi? Probably not...

Touché! :D
by FlexibleSigmoid
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcoming to new members
Replies: 151
Views: 23505

Re: Welcoming to new members

Why encourage Special Snowflake Syndrome?
by FlexibleSigmoid
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Zero USB cable trouble.
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: Zero USB cable trouble.

The cable you linked to is an OTG, those aren't straight through extensions, search for OTG pinouts and you'll see that the ground is shorted to one of the pins. Might explain the smoking.
by FlexibleSigmoid
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wrong time and date
Replies: 49
Views: 22093

Re: Wrong time and date

It's called The Epoch, and if the time is resetting back to epoch or another constant date it sounds like there may be issues with fake-hwclock. Does your distro have that package available, and is there a read-only filesystem set up that may block the fake-hwclock package from working?
by FlexibleSigmoid
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My RPi2's Public IP is the same as my laptop's!
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: My RPi2's Public IP is the same as my laptop's!

Learn to search for your error messages, there's a ton of resources available if you Google the last error line.
by FlexibleSigmoid
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPi 4 and USB3 and Gbit ?
Replies: 28
Views: 25263

Re: RPi 4 and USB3 and Gbit ?

Well I did stay at a Holiday Inn lat night.

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