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by solar3000
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When will Raspberry Foundation admit that the Pi destroys your SD cards?
Replies: 88
Views: 14186

Re: When will Raspberry Foundation admit that the Pi destroys your SD cards?

Heater wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:42 am
Looks like you can buy SanDisk Industrial SD :

https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/silica ... osd-cards/
Haha! Thanks man. I didn't know 'Industrial' SD cards existed. I'll be sure to look for one.
by solar3000
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What Do You Guys Think Of This Raspberry Pi Pad?
Replies: 21
Views: 2238

Re: What Do You Guys Think Of This Raspberry Pi Pad?

I built one using a clipboard. The one with enclosed flat storage.
by solar3000
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why not a low power Raspberry?
Replies: 43
Views: 4337

Re: Why not a low power Raspberry?

Maybe PIC microcontroller?
by solar3000
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Raspberry Pi model 3B+ 1.4 GHz, 330Mbit Ethernet, 802.11ac, PoE
Replies: 376
Views: 61196

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

What is the max screen resolution?
Assuming I get the latest HDMI cable?
by solar3000
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: heavily discounted Pi0Ws - new product announcement coming?
Replies: 22
Views: 3583

Re: heavily discounted Pi0Ws - new product announcement coming?

What slightly bothers me is the assumption that MicroCenter would know about it before the rest of us. But not enough to make a song and dance about it. Unless the weather gets bad again, and I'm stuck indoors with nothing better to do than moan. Should I moan about the weather, or Brexit, or the p...
by solar3000
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Re: Can I desolder the micro USB port in the pi zero and replace with usb c

this thing would be easier. no work needed.


USB-C (female) Adapter, ARKTEK Micro USB (male) to Type C (female) Adapter for Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge and more, Pack of 2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072J5B3BR/re ... HAb5JX1X0K
by solar3000
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: power supply
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: power supply

You also didn't mention which pi. All pis will work off that power supply. But the raspberry pi 3 is very picky. So you make sure you get a good USB connector too. Unless of course the plug is integrated into the power supply. So, we have a lot of variables to address here before we can say yes or n...
by solar3000
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)
Replies: 25
Views: 13206

Re: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)

I am not being disrespectful or comparing you to any animals, I just hope that as a genuine expert in this subject you might expand your 3 second list into a workable tutorial. and this.... A security expert, not me, would need to write for you several volumes, not a tutorial. Really, I'm just tell...
by solar3000
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)
Replies: 25
Views: 13206

Re: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)

Why is that? You're right opening port 22 is a security risk. But if you need it open, then....you open it. Opening any port is a security risk. I have ports open: HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, SSH. Because I need them open. And yes, its a risk. Banks have ports open too. You have to constantly patch at the ve...
by solar3000
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)
Replies: 25
Views: 13206

Re: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)

Within minutes of opening port 22 on my router, my Pi /var/log/auth.log showed multiple attempts to login, mostly as root. I changed the port to a much higher number some months ago and have not seen a single unauthorised attempt to connect since. I conclude that hackers are not dumb but they mostl...
by solar3000
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)
Replies: 25
Views: 13206

Re: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)

Within minutes of opening port 22 on my router, my Pi /var/log/auth.log showed multiple attempts to login, mostly as root. so what? those are bots. not humans. I have port 22 open. you use a simple firewall. At the very least: * iptables * /etc/hosts.deny * /etc/hosts.allow * /etc/ssh: dont allow r...
by solar3000
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unpleasant new board smell ?
Replies: 68
Views: 10053

Re: Unpleasant new board smell ?

Mhann, Heater, you must have been THE coolest kid. Sniff'n mercury, sniff'n cyanide, do'n lead.

The latest thing is smok'n pi boards.
by solar3000
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unpleasant new board smell ?
Replies: 68
Views: 10053

Re: Unpleasant new board smell ?

Heater wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:05 pm
....

Anyone ever sniffed a bottle of cyanide? I have. Smells likes almonds. Mothers home cooking.
I love inhaling cyanide. BTW you're still alive after sniffing that?

Can't believe we're still on this topic.

I would have washed it or tossed it. It costs too much to ship it.
by solar3000
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)
Replies: 25
Views: 13206

Re: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)

I have 22, 23, 80 and 8080 open. I'm sorry, why do you have port 23 open? I hope you're not using that next generation technology called telnet. BTW why do you trust some website to give you passwords? I can generate the same random password by banging my forehead on the keyboard. Don't trust them.
by solar3000
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)
Replies: 25
Views: 13206

Re: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)

I never knew Mr Joe Evil Hacker was too dum to find open ports. In that case, my password is 12345678. I have nothing to worry about. I can teach my 4 year old kid to scan ports.

Sir, leave ssh port on 22. Disable pi user. Disallow root over the internet. Use firewalls.
by solar3000
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)
Replies: 25
Views: 13206

Re: Is there any free VPN service for Raspberry Pi 3(instead of PiVPN)

I agree with everything except obscuring port 22. That just monkey wrenches everything. What security does that provide? So, mr evil hacker simply has to switch to another port. Boy, I feel really safe. I have port 22 wide open for more than 23 years ( since 1994? ). Also, you can access many resour...
by solar3000
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can you put a pi zero on a pi 3 to boost performance
Replies: 31
Views: 3642

Re: Can you put a pi zero on a pi 3 to boost performance

W. H. Heydt wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:14 pm
This is akin to this old question... If one woman can have a baby in 9 months, how long will it take if you put 9 women on the job?
That's easy. Working together, they can produce one full baby in 29.5645 days.
Now, how many men are needed? Just one very happy man.
by solar3000
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: crontab not running
Replies: 15
Views: 3513

Re: crontab not running

according to your own post, cron __IS__ running.
If you want an easy way to run cron, you can put your script in /etc/cron.daily/
by solar3000
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LM1084 power supply
Replies: 36
Views: 2955

Re: LM1084 power supply

A full wave rectified AC will produce an output √2 times the RMS voltage. The missing link. That is the piece I needed. I would never have guessed √2 * v . That did give me the a value near the 37 volts I measured. In short this is doomed to failure! This part you got wrong. I never said I connecte...
by solar3000
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: LM1084 power supply
Replies: 36
Views: 2955

LM1084 power supply

I don't see a matching Hardware category so... Building my own power supply here. I have a chip that says LM1084. Not sure which version it is. I know there are 3.3, 5, 12, and adjustable voltage. I know there are different Amp variations too. I am holding the adjustable one, I don't know which ampe...
by solar3000
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blue Raspberry
Replies: 31
Views: 3861

Re: Blue Raspberry

Seriously? People want it?

I have a pi with a scratch on it. Maybe I can sell it for $100USD.
by solar3000
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: httpd path/filesystem safety
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: httpd path/filesystem safety

In apache, I can write a five line script that will allow access to the entire filesystem. Now, of course, if you simply click on the link to say /etc, you simply get /var/www/yourstuff/etc. But just the thought that you can see the filesystem is bad. So I put in basic blocks as listed in my first p...
by solar3000
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blue Raspberry
Replies: 31
Views: 3861

Re: Blue Raspberry

I got a can of spray paint.

You can probably check ebay.
by solar3000
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: httpd path/filesystem safety
Replies: 3
Views: 515

httpd path/filesystem safety

So I have a 0 with a camera. I have a bunch of jpgs, apache... In a browser I can see images with a file browser that I wrote. If Joe Evilhacker gets a hold of it what are paths I should be concern with? So, regardless of the programming language, c, c++, python, java, Hindi, etc... I would think re...
by solar3000
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ifup eth0 ifdown eth0 doesn't work anymore?
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: ifup eth0 ifdown eth0 doesn't work anymore?

sometimes pi disconnects from wifi for unknown reason. But does not reconnect sometimes.

So, I guess I could write a script to check status. Like if network is down, restart it.

Thanks.

And I mean static IP.

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