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by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to Raspbian-X?
Replies: 58
Views: 6250

Re: What happened to Raspbian-X?

Yes, and that is the key difference: theft is criminal. Infringement may not be. It may be, over here: think high-volume CD copiers producing knock-offs to sell at car-boot sales and the like.
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 184
Views: 13544

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28

What are the %cpu usage stats in top?

(My 4's busy ATM on a 32b-only workload (as I can't get it to do H.264 decode on 64b) so I can't check myself)
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to Raspbian-X?
Replies: 58
Views: 6250

Re: What happened to Raspbian-X?

What about "taking with intent to deprive the rights owner of economic benefit"? That is, functionally, what infringement is. Now, I can see people thinking that's no big deal when the owner is a large, wealthy corporation, but those same laws protect individual authors and artists, some of whom th...
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to Raspbian-X?
Replies: 58
Views: 6250

Re: What happened to Raspbian-X?

hippy wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:09 pm
dickon wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:01 pm
I reject that ...
You can but the courts won't.

https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/i ... erty-crime
That's not relevant. It isn't *theft*. I'm *not* saying it's OK.
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should I buy 8Gb Model
Replies: 76
Views: 3578

Re: Should I buy 8Gb Model

The 4GB sold out in hours; the 8GB has taken a tad longer than that. I do wonder how many of each were produced for the initial launch.
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to Raspbian-X?
Replies: 58
Views: 6250

Re: What happened to Raspbian-X?

I reject that, because a: it isn't true (there's nothing stopping the infringer from purchasing a legal copy at some point in the future, assuming it's still available, and if it isn't, then that's the owner's problem), b: it isn't true (because not everything copied would have resulted in a sale ha...
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: [SOLVED] The certificate of `archive.raspberrypi.org` has expired
Replies: 28
Views: 1116

Re: The certificate of `archive.raspberrypi.org` has expired

*Are* there any clouds over Cambridge today?

It's been gloriously sunny here all day...
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to Raspbian-X?
Replies: 58
Views: 6250

Re: What happened to Raspbian-X?

The author still owns the copyright in the original work, no matter if someone makes an unauthorised copy of it. 'Copyright theft' is the act of stealing that copyright. This can and does occur: the most egregious example is probably the theft of Happy Birthday in the US by Warner Brothers -- take *...
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What happened to Raspbian-X?
Replies: 58
Views: 6250

Re: What happened to Raspbian-X?

Copyright infringement is not theft, no matter what the entertainment industries would like you to believe. Theft is the act of 'taking with the intention to permanently deprive', which is not the same thing.
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two text editors?
Replies: 19
Views: 515

Re: Two text editors?

Entirely agreed. I just wish it wasn't the default.
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two text editors?
Replies: 19
Views: 515

Re: Two text editors?

The first thing I do when accidentally coming across it -- crontab editing, for example -- is quit it, and blow the damned thing away with a --purge. The *one* thing it has going for it, as far as I'm concerned, is that you can explain to a user how to drive it over the phone in extremis, and the in...
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two text editors?
Replies: 19
Views: 515

Re: Two text editors?

Ghastly thing. I hate it.
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can the RPi4 display HDR10 content through HDMI?
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Can the RPi4 display HDR10 content through HDMI?

We were waiting for kernel 5.4, but that's been around for a while now and 10b still hasn't materialised.

Apparently LibreELEC is likely to have it before Raspb^WPiOS, so it might be worth keeping an eye on their source trees.
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian rename to Raspberry Pi OS - a bad idea?
Replies: 78
Views: 2917

Re: Raspbian rename to Raspberry Pi OS - a bad idea?

"'8" and "'4" -- use the number of bytes in a void *...
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: network interfaces boot
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: network interfaces boot

Having just configured a Pi to ship to the other half, so I've finally got some visbility into her network, it seems that it'll use both. And they'll fight each other if you're not careful. I couldn't work out how to get dhcpcd to setup a bridge, so I've done it in /etc/network/interfaces, and exclu...
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two text editors?
Replies: 19
Views: 515

Re: Two text editors?

About a decade ago, apt gained a misfeature called install-recommends that's on by default. And there's also install-suggests, which installs 'Suggested packages' (although that's off by default). Could something have updated that has pulled in the second text editor via one of those mechanisms? Not...
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Network Boot: Retry to connect
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Network Boot: Retry to connect

Hmm. It seems UDP support has been dropped.

I use v3 anyway, so hadn't noticed.
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to work comfortably on kaggle.com from a Raspberry Pi 4?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Is it possible to work comfortably on kaggle.com from a Raspberry Pi 4?

Identical post to Stack Exchange, looking very spammy to me...
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Network Boot: Retry to connect
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Network Boot: Retry to connect

'hard' just means it won't fail when the server disappears; you'll not get any dataloss that way. 'soft' means it will return errors to the processes which are blocked on IO: if they're correctly written you won't get any dataloss, but that's one hell of an 'if'. Yeah that's why I added the option....
by dickon
Sat May 30, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 184
Views: 13544

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28

That just means one of the kernel threads is blocked in D state. It isn't consuming anything.
by dickon
Fri May 29, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 184
Views: 13544

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28

Not sure why that would be, given the same files seem to boot OK from the tftp server. Actually, this is a subtle one, I think, from some further testing this evening. timg236, I *think* you have a bug. If you enable network booting, and it times out, the kernel fails to boot when asked to prod the...
by dickon
Fri May 29, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Network Boot: Retry to connect
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Network Boot: Retry to connect

'hard' just means it won't fail when the server disappears; you'll not get any dataloss that way. 'soft' means it will return errors to the processes which are blocked on IO: if they're correctly written you won't get any dataloss, but that's one hell of an 'if'. Use proto=udp. It recovers faster th...
by dickon
Fri May 29, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 184
Views: 13544

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28

Because this is actually useful information, and in absolutely no way because I'm feeling a bit bored and there's nothing on telly, I can confirm that the -28 firmware can boot from a micro SD card in a Kingston uSD USB holder, which identifies itself as Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e3:0736 Genesys Logi...
by dickon
Fri May 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Bookshelf Download Destination
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Bookshelf Download Destination

Er. ln takes the destination as its first argument, not the second.

Code: Select all

sudo mv Bookshelf /NetDrive
ln -s /NetDrive/Bookshelf .
is, I think, what you want.

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