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Comment Fix the limit of USB 2.0 and 1G ram (Score 2) 134

Since raspberry Pi 2, the CPU hasn't been the weakest link, but then my use of the device isn't classroom, but home server, or connected to a TV. But I was very disappointed in the improvements in the 3 as it addressed non issues.

The single USB 2.0 bus really limit things. All IO sharing ~35MB/s . Even a single USB 3.0 bus would be 10x increase. After that it's RAM. I know these are constraints based on the chips you can get cheap, but any chance of seeing an upgrade?

 

Comment Re:Not Really Required.... (Score 3, Interesting) 113

Unfortunately not everyone is as luck as you with their commute, and some people do things on the weekend. 40 mile range is laughable. If it didn't also have gas engine it would sell as well as electric bikes...

What would be cool, is a quick way to add batteries. 150 mile standard, and add/remove battery where you can add multiple 25lb batteries under the back seat to get up to 300.

300, which isn't high(comparing to gas) is respectable and 20 min charge times are not much longer than normal fueling.

Comment I really really really wish.... (Score 1) 426

I wish the add block and host files communities would work more on the problems than blocking everything under the sky.

If we only blocked the abusers, then the add companies would have incentives to not be abusing things. As it is right now, they abuse everything they can to get a chance to get things seen, or do tracking.

No flash, scripts, no sounds, no pop ups/unders, no cookies or other tracking. And no hosting of scammer, trick, or malware stuff....

Comment I don't get it, am I missing something? (Score 1) 186

I must be miss something please clarify: My understanding is Theranos product/services are not as good as marketed, not fully vetted, accusations of using the older tech to do much of the testing, and some mistakes found in the lab work. Further, not disclosing secret sauce information and not being very forthcoming with outside requests.

So far, that just sounds like a normal company, so whats the fraud, crimes, etc?

They also lost a lot of business with companies backing out from all the bad press, feeding the spiral downward. It's worth dropped from $9 billion to $800 million but is still more than what's been invested. And now its under criminal investigation.

So this has to be more than it's Edison tech isn't panning out right?

Comment Re:How to create a problem (Score 1) 92

per your article, it kind of says they do, but it's not the only thing they look at...

The Australian Classification Board (ACB) has confirmed to Somebody Think Of The Children that a persons overall appearance is used by the Board to determine whether someone appears to look under the age of 18 in a film or publication.

Asked whether breast size was considered by the Board when determining age, McDonald said he had no further comment to make.

But really it's disturbing that they ban adult females just because they claim they look young.

Comment Re:How about (Score 1) 100

I use dnsmasq and rather than 127.0.0.1 it points to a local web server where every request returns a zero byte file.

The hostfile is auto updated from multiple sources, some white listings, and the domains with many subdomains are parsed out and added to dnsmasq.conf to block the whole domain.

All very fast running on a raspberry pi 2.

Comment Re:Ethernet (Score 1) 203

True, and I do rsync via rsyncd to increase speeds, but getting data from the network and then back onto a USB drive(or two) results in double dipping of that USB pool. And 100mbs has been slow for LAN since 2000. USB Gig will exceed that with out double dipping.

Which is why many was really hoping to that limitation address, by USB 3 or other means. I don't know anyone needing the wifi or bluetooth to be onboard. But I know plenty of people that hit limits of CPU, RAM, or the single USB 2 hub. (oh and quite a few wanting flash w/ hardware support)

Comment Re:Ethernet (Score 1) 203

I'm thinking the same. If all they had changed was USB 3 and Gig Ethernet I would be buying to replace the old. Even with it still being limited to 1 root USB port would be 10x improvement. (480MPs vs 640MBbs)

Even better would have been Ethernet not going through the usb, more multiple usb root ports. (or the ability to add on higher speed devices like SATA/eSATA/Firewire/More USB 3.x ports )

*sigh* Maybe there will be another revision with it, or next release . . . .

Comment Re:interesting (Score 2) 63

You're both right. Returning fingerprints that are not as unique and changing. But then you still have cookies and your IP.

But I'm conflicted, as data like User Agent (OS info) and the window/screen sizes are very useful, and making them useless hurts those creating the sites.

EFF's tool also shows so many bits of information, even getting rid of a dozen wont change much. I would assume trackers would take into consideration browser version changing and methods to track that can also over come random.

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