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    A video. Again. Mostly about cases.

    Thank-you both to azouls and EvilDragon for taking the time to update us with facts and participate in the discussion. I can see the commercial advantages in having coated/painted cases. Aesthetics do matter to many people, and EvilDragon is looking to make a commercially-driven decision here...
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    A video. Again. Mostly about cases.

    Actually, I'd like a reasonable replacement for my Ericsson MC218, which I still use heavily, despite its outdated cpu, unfinished features, and broken plastics (broken hinge mounting and replaced screen cable (twice), but the surface finish has not peeled). But as things go, a micro pc...
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    A video. Again. Mostly about cases.

    I think the video works well in giving a better impression of how the plastic cases have turned out. It is very easy to get a false impression from a single photograph. A video showing several different lighting conditions works well. As for painting: it adds complexity, and therefore more...
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    Even more to see here (now)

    I think that is an USB 3.0 Micro B Superspeed receptacle, which for backwards compatibility reasons allows you to plug in an USB 1.x-2.0 Micro B cable. See: https://www.cnx-software.com/2014/03/25/usb-3-0-connectors-and-receptacles-explained/ [I see levi got in first with the answer.]
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    Some personal stuff - and prototypes building!

    With a high enough potential difference, everything conducts <grin>. So long as the fluid is adequately separated from the necessary conducting elements by insulating materials, it would be fine. I'd be more worried about the magnetic fields playing fast-and-loose with the electrical current...
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    Quick update and summary

    Hi ED, you have nothing to catch up. The project takes as long as it takes, and rushing to get things done simply generates more mistakes that need clearing up later. Please don't get caught up in the Planning Fallacy. And, please don't lose sleep over unnecessary self-imposed deadlines. If you...
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    Quick update and summary

    Hmm, an accidental Internet search turns up that Letux is a place in Spain (picture, pictures). It is not very big, and appears to be fairly remote. So who will get a picture of themselves holding a device running Letux in front of a village roadsign?
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    Quick update and summary

    I agree, more RAM is never a bad thing...unless we talk about the 2Gb to 4GB transition for the Pyra. That said, I have 'only' 8 Gbytes of RAM on my daily-driver PC, and my (bad) habit of leaving tabs open in Firefox means most of it is taken up by Firefox processes and Firefox 'bogs down' once...
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    Quick update and summary

    You might want to look at a Ubiquiti Edgerouter-X or Edgerouter-X SFP - Wikidevi - not sure if it meets your needs re: switching, or indeed throughput, but I'm quite tempted. I too have looked at the ClearFog. I'm looking for something I can use as a Firewall that has multiple GigE LANS, so I...
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    Quick update and summary

    If you want a device with two GigE ports, the GnuBee has that, as does the Ubiquiti Edgerouter X - both have OpenWrt firmware available. I don't think either can cope with full GigE throughput, though.
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    32-bit future?

    Well, on the one hand, knowing the Pyra cpu is contains 2x ARM Cortex-A15 @ 1.5Ghz with NEON SIMD allows me to work out that that is an architecture supported by Debian as the 'armhf' port, and the debian armhf 'stable' package repository contains packages labelled 'libreoffice', 'thunderbird'...
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    32-bit future?

    Excuse me if this has been asked before, but I haven't found a clear view regarding the 32-bit future. I _have_ looked, but perhaps in the wrong places. AFAIK the Pyra, as currently designed and being implemented, uses a 32-bit cpu. In the Intel/AMD world, 32-bit 'x86' cpus are pretty much dead...
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    Wrapping everything up!

    I didn't know that. Thank-you for letting me (and others) know. (Techdirt article on the reasons behind the IP-blocking of German access to Gutenberg).
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    Wrapping everything up!

    It is not well known that Samuel Clemens visited Germany, but he did, and better known as the writer 'Mark Twain', wrote about it. It is interesting reading an American's impressions of pre-First World War Germany (he travelled starting in April 1878). The texts are available to download from...
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    Repo site tagged as "Dangerous" by chrome

    I came here to report the issue too. Thanks for being so responsive. It is very irritating that full screen warnings are given with very little information to allow a diagnosis of what actually caused the warning. It must be both frustrating and irritating for site owners. When I access the...
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    Wrapping everything up!

    Well, I hope that EvilDragon is not suffering from burn-out. (<-That is an unintentional pun). I, for one, am looking forward to when the Pyra gets into our collective sweaty hands, but being an 'eventualist' by persuasion, I'm also happy wait until it is ready, and ED should not feel pressured...
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    Wrapping everything up!

    Actually, the current leader is Thermococcus gammatolerans. Cockroaches are way down the list.
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    It's the speed that counts.

    To be honest, having just have a look around the Letux project Letux kernel home page, and having read their philosophy, I don't think they'll let EvilDragon go far wrong. I especially like the pushing of patches upstream, because for long-term use and support, you get closer and closer to...
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    It's the speed that counts.

    I'm assuming EvilDragon can promote this to a separate topic if he desires, but I saw some discussion on the mailing list about which Linux kernel to use for the Pyra to start off with, even if just to enable testing. Greg Kroah-Hartman has a page up on his blog about this topic. It is at...
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    Back to normal!

    The optimal state of charge in which to store a lithium-ion battery is 40% Battery University - BU-702: How to Store Batteries: https://batteryuniversity.com/index.php/learn/article/how_to_store_batteries Battery University - BU-808: How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries...
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