Raspberry Pi store "much cooler" than Apple's


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/11/raspberry-pi-store-much-cool.html


#2

But for $600, can I get a model that can’t be repaired?


#3

Not to derail this topic, but if anyone can give me a hint how to opt-out in Oath’s (TC mothership’s) looping recursive horror of data collection opt-outs, I would be pretty thankful. PM, please. Don’t want to spam.

On topic: send updates, @beschizza, and keep us posted on your steps of becoming… illuminated.


#4

Wish I lived near by!

I have about 3 or 4 RPi’s, what a great device, right along side the Arduino in terms of making coding and basic electronics more widely held skills.

I will forever be in debt to the developers of both for enabling me to do so many cool things as a hobbyist and parent.

If you are into either of those types of devices, I encourage you to take a look at the NodeMCU ESP8266 unit. Basically a $2.00 arduino compatible with built in wifi and usb-to-serial.

I guess more of an arduino than RPi now that I think about it, but the GPIOs is what all three have in common that makes me think of them as one class of device.

I’d love to see a BB blogger or two try out a NodeMCU device if they are not already playing with them, and help get them exposed to a larger audience.


#5

Don’t worry about over-powering your clock. I use a 3B for my weather clock, but it’s also running Taiga agile project management as a trial.

eta: I copied the SD card out to a USB stick, changed the boot, before installing Taiga. If it’s not for me, I’ll swap the boot back and pull the stick. It saves remembering what to uninstall.


#6

The Illuminati are already very proud of what they’ve achieved with the Seiko pyramid clock, and until you invest in some shielded headgear, you’ll never know why


#7

Is there anywhere else in the world where you can actually buy Pi’s at the list prices (without shipping charges)?


#8

Ummmmm…
What???


#9

I actually bought my first Raspberry Pi just today, and I didn’t pay for shipping. I just went to my local distributor here in town and picked it up from them. That’s not the same as a real brick-and-mortar store though, of course, but it was the list price.

Incidentally, I was inspired to get one after reading Mark’s post a few weeks ago about making a homebrew tabletop arcade:


#10

If you’re in the US, and fortunate enough to have a Micro Center in your area, you can pick a 3B+ up for list (plus sales tax), and sometimes they’re on sale for about $5 less.

They do have a sliding price scale for the Pi Zero and Zero W, though, with a quantity penalty rather than a discount. That’s mostly to discourage people from flipping them on eBay.


#11

I love these doohickeys soooo much. I’ve got four of them scattered around my apartment: two running arcade emulators with RetroPie, one acting as my music server with Volumio and a HifiBerry DAC hat, and one that I’ve set up as a Pi-hole to kill ads network-wide. Looking for the next project. They’re SO ADDICTIVE.


#12

Several times i’ve gone into that labyrinthine nonsense with the intention of finding the opt-out and every time i’ve failed, it just doesn’t exist. Though, forbidding first party scripts in noscript/umatix does circumvent it and you can read the content - making sure cookies are disabled. The gdpr opt-out is such bullshit anyway, it should be opt-in because as soon as my cookies get auto-deleted i have to go through the whole thing again.

By the by, why does that raspberry pi zero need a heat sink? If the pi needed one wouldn’t it already be fitted? Or is it just for running the pi at top clock speed for long periods of time?


#13

If you’re overclocking the Pi a heatsink might help, but I’m not convinced there’s any need for one for normal usage.


#14

For a Pi 3 (not a 3+), I’d recommend a heatsink if you’re going to be maxing out the CPU for extended periods. The 3+ did a better job with heat management, putting a heat spreader on the CPU.


#15

Can’t comment on the heat sink for the nano, but my old pi was streaming content via kodi’s Plex plugin much more stable when I applied one.

Regarding opt-outs, you are of course correct. But I wonder if their way is even legal. I’m not totally stupid and tech-inept, so I should be able to opt out. But I didn’t manage.

I wonder how and to whom we could report this for a check.


#16

But can you use animojis of a singing Ariana Grande in a Raspberry Pi? I didn’t think so. \s

Have you seen the latest Apple commercials? Steve Jobs needs to raise from the dead as a zombie and eat the brains of the current Apple leadership.


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