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Comment Raspberry Pi in general (Score 4, Informative) 99

Have not played with one of these but I have several A and B+ being used daily.

  One is my voip system using Nerd Vittles PIAF http://nerdvittles.com/?p=1015...

The other does my weather station
http://weewx.com/

The other does my BBQ controller
https://github.com/CapnBry/Hea...

Sure there are many more uses.
The new board may save a bit in my new builds will see...

All running quite fine...

So yes they have their place, low power, and reliable, no fan.

Comment Re:If your critical stuff is IOT.... (Score 1) 68

Even with this security problems, in a "real" wind farm and not the item in this discussion (which is smaller intended for a home type) you would network all these together and have access only via vpn per farm area.

Still does not excuse the problem of inadequate security, but direct access to internet from a large wind turbine would be a no-no for sure.

Comment DC (Score 1) 597

As you know being a RV dweller doing this type of stuff you will have to upgrade the wiring size just to deal with current increase, and circuit break box. The only way would be in new homes.

While this would integrate well if using wind power and solar as a supplement to your home, those homes just using AC/DC will see high loss in total conversion requirements.

Unless your talking conversion to like 48VDC throughout house, or something that would just require half wave conversion and then current control on output into a battery bank as both a buffer and filter.

Comment Re:tethering (Score 1) 112

I switched from verizon to sprint, got 20 gig plan, lease two IPhone6+ and got a free Tablet, my bill is 200 a month, 75$ of that is phone lease, got the upgrade anytime thing.. So for 20 gig of data, on 3 devices including all calling and text is 125$ including taxes. I live where there is no cable and wireless internet is nuts due to installation costs. You can tether off any of the devices, I use the tablet as my access point and get good data rates and ping. I was really hoping that their data rate would be more reasonable, I know a few ISP guys and 2$ a gig is normal so I expect that they are are paying the carriers probably 4$ a gig.. Then they have all their internal costs and provisioning etc, so ya figure 8$ a gig with loaded overhead.

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