rpiboy
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keep raspberry pi safe?

Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:30 am

Hi, a category 5 hurricane is heading my way how can I safeguard my Raspberry Pi?

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Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:38 am

Put it in your pocket.

Then keep yourself safe.

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Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:00 am

Which Category 5 is that? Last news I checked, Irma was only Category 3. Is it a different storm, or has Irma been upgraded?

On a more serious note...power it down cleanly before the storm hits. Power drops and surges have a chance to damage the Pi or corrupt the SD card.

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Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:58 am

Pop it in the mail to me. I'll keep it safe. :-)

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Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:01 am

After you have powered it down place it in a zip lock plastic bag or a saleable plastic container along with a silica gel bag or some dry rice to absorb any moisture in the air.
Then place it on the first floor of your house so flood water cant reach it, but all bets are of if your house is breached or badly damaged by the hurricane.


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Just to be clear any floor above ground level.
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Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:14 pm

pcmanbob wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:01 am
Then place it on the first floor of your house so flood water cant reach it
Or if you are in the States, that's the second floor :-).

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Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:30 pm

Do houses in Merrie Olde England have a zeroth floor?

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Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:33 pm

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Do houses in Merrie Olde England have a zeroth floor?
Mostly no. They're also predominantly built of brick not wood.
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Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:54 pm

Douglas6 wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:30 pm
Do houses in Merrie Olde England have a zeroth floor?
in Europe its called the ground floor, computers start counting from zero, humans have other conventions.
the first floor is one level up from the ground floor.
although elevator makers often use of "0" for the ground floor button, but people still call it ground floor (or "begane grond" for us Dutch, and use a button labelled "BG").

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:10 am

We have ground floors here, but they're synonymous with 'first floor'. We have brick buildings too, especially here in Chicago. Wood didn't work so well the first time. I guess London had a similar issue 200 years previously.

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:46 am

Douglas6 wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:10 am
We have ground floors here, but they're synonymous with 'first floor'. We have brick buildings too, especially here in Chicago. Wood didn't work so well the first time. I guess London had a similar issue 200 years previously.
Hmmm... As I understand it, it was *after* the Great Chicago Fire that "balloon construction" became popular, as it was fast (relatively) and inexpensive (relatively) to build. Now where I live--San Francisco Bay Area--the very last thing you'd want in a house is brick or stone construction. Masonry is a death trap in an earthquake, while wood frame, if properly done and secured to the foundation will ride through a lot of shaking with little or no structural damage. On our way to MidAmeriCon in 1976, we went by way of Chicago to see some museums. My wife was quite nervous seeing all the brick buildings.

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:10 am

My understanding is that balloon construction was basically regulated out of existence after the fire. I'm no expert. And yes, earthquakes are low on the threat list here.

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:28 am

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:10 am
My understanding is that balloon construction was basically regulated out of existence after the fire. I'm no expert. And yes, earthquakes are low on the threat list here.
According to Wikipedia (not the most releable source, but decent for non-controversial topics), balloon construction came in in the 1830s and has been superceded by "platform framing". You can look up the differences. I'll just note that until you have at least a two story structure, they appear to be functionally identical.

As for earthquakes... I suggest you look into the area of damage from the New Madrid 'quakes of 1811-12 and think again. Not as high a risk as some other things, I'll grant you. But Chicago is hardly immune to seismic damage.

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:37 am

As for balloon framing, I meant specifically in the Chicago area.

As to New Madrid (pronounced, as we do in Illinois, incorrectly, accenting the first syllable of Madrid), that's way downstate (out of state, in fact). And exacerbated by the tendency of the soil for liquefaction. But still, far away.

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:24 am

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:37 am
As for balloon framing, I meant specifically in the Chicago area.

As to New Madrid (pronounced, as we do in Illinois, incorrectly, accenting the first syllable of Madrid), that's way downstate (out of state, in fact). And exacerbated by the tendency of the soil for liquefaction. But still, far away.
The problem is that the eastern half of the continent is old, cold, rocks with few faults. This allows the seismic waves to travel a long way and still pack a punch. The New Madrid 'quakes were felt over an area about ten times larger than the 1906 SF 'quake. A major difference being that the Bay Area is riddled with faults--which partially reflect or otherwise dissipate energy--and much of the "basement" rocks are comparatively recent.

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:07 am

Douglas6 wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:37 am
As for balloon framing, I meant specifically in the Chicago area.

As to New Madrid (pronounced, as we do in Illinois, incorrectly, accenting the first syllable of Madrid), that's way downstate (out of state, in fact). And exacerbated by the tendency of the soil for liquefaction. But still, far away.
Talking of Chicago this video may interest you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHN7OJuVgXA
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Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 am

I'm back guys the PI is safe

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Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:20 am

rpiboy wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 am
I'm back guys the PI is safe
Me 2. I'm back from VMware Convention from Las Vegas.

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Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:19 am

Looks like two more hurricanes coming my way :shock:

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Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:14 pm

rpiboy wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:19 am
Looks like two more hurricanes coming my way :shock:
Lee and Maria?

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Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:59 pm

Heater wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:38 am
Put it in your pocket.

Then keep yourself safe.
I'm not sure why but this cracked me up :lol: :lol:

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Re: keep raspberry pi safe?

Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:02 am

RaspberryPiGuy1971 wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:59 pm
Heater wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:38 am
Put it in your pocket.

Then keep yourself safe.
I'm not sure why but this cracked me up :lol: :lol:
It's the most insightful suggestion. LOL

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