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etcetera.

Posted 06-13-2016 at 02:52 AM by peonuser

Gosh I hae not logged in a long time, need to look and see what is in the forums.
Passed on getting an RPI zero,because by the time you get the cables you are better off just gett9ing an a except for the speed boost.
The most recent version of raspian seems to be more stable.
Been running kodi in the living room.. kind of neat. Makes up for not having an appletv or roku box.
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Raspi sound.

Posted 03-01-2016 at 05:08 AM by peonuser

Finally decided to do something with my Raspberry Pi. Made a desktop to put it the den. Normally I use a composite monitor, but I decided to use a VGA monitor with an HDMI to VGA adapter. Unfortunately the adapter did not support sound, so I had to use the standard analog audio adapter.

Well I hooked everything up and everything was working but the sound. Hmmm. The sound worked before. Did a bit of research and found I had to use a utility to change the default sound output.
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Some fancy tech school grad.

Posted 03-01-2016 at 05:04 AM by peonuser

So many years ago I worked in a small family owned computer store. At one time we needed a second repair tech whose primary job would be to repair and upgrade equipment.


One particular tech came from a highly advertised tech schools,who was highly recommended and was suppose to be the cream of the crop. Our existing tech wanted to hire the individual. So he gave the prospective employee an easy test. The potential employee was asked to point out a ram chip.

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More than logic

Posted 03-01-2016 at 05:03 AM by peonuser

Thinking back oh so many years ago when the internet was not universal yet and everyone used dial-up bulletin board systems to communicate with. There was a lot of messaging as there is today. When it came to file transfer, that was another story.


At that time, the only way to download a binary file was to download a file full of hex data. The hex data ascii file was then converted to the binary file. There was no error checking so that if you have line noise and extraneous...
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More than logic

Posted 03-01-2016 at 05:02 AM by peonuser

Thinking back oh so many years ago when the internet was not universal yet and everyone used dial-up bulletin board systems to communicate with. There was a lot of messaging as there is today. When it came to file transfer, that was another story.


At that time, the only way to download a binary file was to download a file full of hex data. The hex data ascii file was then converted to the binary file. There was no error checking so that if you have line noise and extraneous...
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