Tido

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    Tido got a reaction from NicoD in Daily (tech related) news diet   
    Don't forget the 'grey' cost. I do not replace my "old-power-saving-bulbs" because of the grey energy needed.  Same thing as driving an old car until it breaks or buy a new more efficent car.
     

     
    PinePhone UBports Community Edition Pre-Orders Now Open
      https://www.pine64.org/2020/04/02/pinephone-ubports-community-edition-pre-orders-now-open/
     
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    Tido got a reaction from OrangePee in Need your help - what else beside Etcher   
    I installed it and let everything as it is. Two things I don't like:
    1a. To start flashing or writing, the button says in german: Ausschreiben (terrible translation),  just 'Schreiben'  would be much better
    1b. When it finished it says. Done. Picture (Bild) written successfully instead of 'Abbild'.  I wonder if a human did the translation.
    2. It doesn't remember the window size. It is good it starts small, but I have 24" and I like to see the path-to-the-folder I am about to write.
     
    It lists the right devices: I attached an USB-Stick and an SDcard and only these two I was able to choose
    And finally, it wrote the Kubuntu 20.04  2,3Gb within 1 min and this inlcudes the writing-verification to my understanding   2300/60 = 38MB/s  
    Aside from being fast, Zero-Load on the CPU
     
    In opposite to Etcher, it is not ejected at the end of the process. Well, if USBImager ensures proper termination of the process it shouldn't harm if the user unplugs it before ejecting it.
     
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    Tido reacted to NicoD in Daily (tech related) news diet   
    Bit off topic, that's what the topic is for
    So I've been using the NanoPi M4/V2 for over a half year as main desktop and left my pc off most of the times. That today gave me a nice advantage in my electrical bill.
    While the price of electricity goes up, I consumed 8.8% less only by using SBC's instead of my pc. And that not for a full year even. I can still improve with LED lights. And keep using my SBCs.

    This does give an example why using ARM can be very benificial. I even made a quick video about it. Not really Armbian related. I don't think I need to convince any of you of the advantages of using arm.
    But it is a good thing to think about where we can save money/energy in replacing x86 machines with arm boards.

    Arm also has disadvantages off course. Less user friendly, do it yourself... I also talk about that. So you don't need to see the video any more actually, bit if you do, please enjoy.
    Greetings, NicoD
     
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    Tido reacted to Igor in THE testing thread   
    Currently it does not retries. Only once. Will do two retries, otherwise error.
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    Tido reacted to Igor in armbian-config mayan edms deployment fails   
    https://www.google.com/search?q=How+to+remove+existing+docker+container 
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    Tido reacted to Igor in armbian-config mayan edms deployment fails   
    I ran it now on Odroid N2 and it gets stuck at:
     

    I will ofc not proceed with debugging this 3rd party software, but it would be good to notify the author that there is something wrong ...
     
    Armbian config script only calls their installer after installing Docker first: https://github.com/armbian/config/blob/master/debian-software#L1780
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    Tido got a reaction from Werner in Need your help - what else beside Etcher   
    I installed it and let everything as it is. Two things I don't like:
    1a. To start flashing or writing, the button says in german: Ausschreiben (terrible translation),  just 'Schreiben'  would be much better
    1b. When it finished it says. Done. Picture (Bild) written successfully instead of 'Abbild'.  I wonder if a human did the translation.
    2. It doesn't remember the window size. It is good it starts small, but I have 24" and I like to see the path-to-the-folder I am about to write.
     
    It lists the right devices: I attached an USB-Stick and an SDcard and only these two I was able to choose
    And finally, it wrote the Kubuntu 20.04  2,3Gb within 1 min and this inlcudes the writing-verification to my understanding   2300/60 = 38MB/s  
    Aside from being fast, Zero-Load on the CPU
     
    In opposite to Etcher, it is not ejected at the end of the process. Well, if USBImager ensures proper termination of the process it shouldn't harm if the user unplugs it before ejecting it.
     
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    Tido got a reaction from OrangePee in Need your help - what else beside Etcher   
    I learned about Etcher and the writing verification from TK and since I still use: etcher-1.2.1-x86_64.AppImage    based on their release page in the year 2017.  I will now start to use/test USBimager, I read the manual and it sounds just good.
     
    I hope you help us testing too?
     
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    Tido got a reaction from gounthar in THE testing thread   
    IS ANYBODY OUT THERE ???
    I have improved the How To, Igor improved the Tool even more.  Will you please give it a chance and test your Single-Board-Computer (SBC)  - who doesn't like to test and tinker ;).  If you depend on your installation do a backup of your SDcard first   and then, please give it a try:  https://github.com/armbian/autotests
    Report back here or on github if bad or good. If good even more, who doesn't like to hear it works well.
     
    Thank you
     
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    Tido reacted to OrangePee in Need your help - what else beside Etcher   
    Newest Version 1.0.2 has this automatically turned on 
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    Tido reacted to Igor in THE testing thread   
    You are running the script on your desktop / server. It scans armbian boards on the network. If you set SUBNET, it will scan for devices on that subnet. I have dedicated subnet for testing armbian devices. I only hook power and network cable and they are ready for this script. I don't need to do nothing else.
     
    If you only run a few devices in your only subnet, use HOSTS and type there IP addresses of devices you want to run tests on.
     
     
    Put your phone BT to discoverable mode and run:
    hcitool scan on a Linux computer that has BT dongle.
     

    Welcome to try adding those hints.
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    Tido got a reaction from Werner in What's your favorite heat sink   
    #me too ... soon after the power connector died    https://forum.armbian.com/topic/6909-pi-factor-power-solution/?tab=comments#comment-52516
    But some day I will amend the power-HAT from @TonyMac32  cut out the middle part in KiCAD and see if I can get it manufactured in China. So this great board, with the gorgeous heat sink gets back to live :-D
     
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    Tido got a reaction from manuti in What's your favorite heat sink   
    I think they are a bit 'overkill' and quite expensive. See the answer below.  Means, unless you want to run at maximum all the time, a cheap heat sink should do the job.
     
    I guess this is correct and IIRC with the idea in mind helping to spread the heat (increase the surface of the SoC) for short high load. With the idea to have sane settings to throttle the SoC and keep the temperature on a healthy level software wise.
     
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    Tido reacted to Igor in THE testing thread   
    I have 25 boards in the automated testing facility ATM  and this is how the report (with bugs) looks like:
     

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    Tido got a reaction from manuti in What's your favorite heat sink   
    I got a pack of these:  https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2031287967.html
    USD 2.99.- (8 pieces/lot) back in 2017
     
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    Tido reacted to _r9 in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    So I read through this thread and there are a few thoughts that came up.

    I believe when you want to solve a spam problem efficiently one needs to focus on the spam itself and not on the spammers.
    I'm dealing with lots of spam on my mailservers and manually blacklisting is the least efficient way to solve this problem. In my case 2000 - 10000 Spam mails a month.
    The main reasons why this is not a good practice are already described in a few posts inside this thread. Automated mail creation for example.

    So what are the real problems with spam posts?
    I think the most potential thread, if we focus on security, is that a user could get mislead to a dangerous URL.
    There is also the problem that the Armbian Forum could get misrelated to porn pages or other ugly stuff through google searching or other online indexes.
    Worst case would be if someone types porn stuff into the google search box and gets the Armbian forum as a result
    or someone finds a post that should help him and this post is full off ads. This would harm the forums image.

    So IMO the real problem is related to the URLs the spammers uses. So maybe there's a function like "URL registering"?
    So if a user wants to add a URL which is not known by Armbian he needs to register it with a small form or so and a moderator needs to approve the URL.
    Another concept could be that posts with unknown URLs needs to be approved even if they are changed after a while.
    So the system needs to run the approval recognition not only on new posts but on each change to.

    What's with the existing spam URLs?
    I don't know if such functions exists but if we could run through all posts with URLs (maybe inside the database) and disapprove all posts with unknown URLs then we have a list we can score.
    Moderators would need to approve all this posts again and register the URLs if they are valid. Maybe we should do this with a small amount of posts each.
    So we would need a function like "disapprove the first 100 posts with unknown URLs". May be we could assign each moderator a few posts automatically so he can approve 10 posts a week or so.
    11 Moderators would solve 110 posts a week. I don't know how big the problem is but the year has 52 weeks so we could to a lot of work without really doing anything.

    I'm absolutely new to this forum so maybe this is all nonsense but hiring volunteering spamfilters does not seem to be the smart way.

     
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    Tido reacted to chwe in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    to our luck this is not a forum only for moderators right? @Igor/ @lanefu if my style of moderating stuff is no longer valuable you can happily revoke my moderator rights then.. I'll spend my time on github and PM depending on motivation.. A forum needs to work for its users not only for the moderators. After all we as moderators do only a bit of housekeeping to keep the rest going.
     
    I favor the less active moderating style where you only take actions when things run out of control, either due to people insulting each other or it gets bloated by useless crap not related to the topic at all.. as long as things go more and less smooth I don't see a reason to either cut peoples rights or giving them 'official' warnings.. Others might have a different moderation style and that's also fine.. Different people will have different approaches how to solve things. Not everyone has to solve it the exact same way as I do but being able to edit posts is a feature people use and there are reasons to have it. and if 12 out of the 8204 users abuse it we're talking about less than 0.15% 'bad citizens'.. IMO a percentage we can and must accept. I'm confident that a higher percentage will use the same feature in a sane way..
     
    Obviously if I see spammers I flag them, game over.. next one will come, next one will be banned as soon as it gets spotted.. Ofc this won't keep the forum a 100% clean from spam, but I can life without a 100% clean forum.
     
     
     
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    Tido got a reaction from lanefu in What's your favorite heat sink   
    I got a pack of these:  https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2031287967.html
    USD 2.99.- (8 pieces/lot) back in 2017
     
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    Tido reacted to Werner in Rename Supporter to Donator   
    Since - in my eyes - at least - there is a likelihood of confusion regarding the "Supporter" tag of members that actually (recurring) donating to the project. People could think "Supporter" means staff member that actually support people with their issues. The real staff rank, Moderator and Administrator to say, is "hidden" in their individual profiles. Since I like the idea of flat hierarchy I do not suggest to make the actual staff visible in forum postings but simply rename the Supporter to something like "Donator" to make it clear that these people donated to the project but are not necessarly involved into it.
     
    Tell me what you think,
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    Tido reacted to guidol in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    link filtering to special known domains only for new users?
    because if I post instructions I also add a link to a page where I did find the info for my solution.
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    Tido reacted to guidol in [Moderation] Dealing with subtle spammers placing "tiny little ads"   
    I often edit my posts... maybe for correcting a word, entry or a new command or link
    and this sometimes days later.
     
    I also got sometimes problems, that not all editing options are available when editing a post against the editing options while creating a new post.
     
    In a other forum the where the timed editing option is enabled there is much "thread-overhead" because some people have to add something to the thread because they cant edit it anymore.....
    They dont got spammers (I dont see there any) - maybe they check in a other way?
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    Tido got a reaction from OrangePee in Censorship 2020   
    In conclusion:
    - you allowed someone to attack you - You allowed that - You could have simply ignore the post
    - by allowing this offense and reacting on it, you spent energy and minutes if not hours  of your valuable time !
    - you can close a negative webbrowser tab, take a deep breath and count to ten. Stand up, stretch take a deep breath and do what you like . But use your time wisely, it won't come back. These minutes/hours are gone
     
    Now create a .txt file on your desktop. Copy these lines in it and next time you feel attacked, re-read it  or paste it in the forum instead for others before you close the tab.
     
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    Tido reacted to sgjava in User Space IO is Python 3 and Java 8 bindings for user space GPIO, SPI, I2C, PWM and Serial interfaces   
    @TonyMac32 @Tido I've gone through all the demo code and everything is working with the updated libraries. non-root access works with everything except PWM which has been a bear to figure out. Also added system LED library which includes triggers. I still need to work on some demos for LED triggers. 
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    Tido got a reaction from justin.wills in Flush Swap   
    why do you need this?