* Posts by Stephendeg

9 posts • joined 28 Aug 2009

A fine host for a Raspberry Pi: The Register rakes a talon over the NexDock 2


I just want a good rPi laptop

I just want a good rPi laptop, I’m sure the pi-top(3?) is fine if you want to do hardware stuff, but I just want to use the good educational stuff on raspbian in a cheap laptop form that is a reasonable price. Maybe this already exists. (Please don’t say chrome book - it is the closed opposite of raspbian)


Close but no cigar

I’m honestly surprised that no one has done a *good* Raspbian laptop based on compute module. No bells an whistles just a good affordable education focussed laptop that isn’t crippled like chrome books.

FUSE for macOS: Why a popular open source library became closed source and commercially licensed



It is embarrassing that I used to spend more on hosting and AWS than on donating to OSS that I use every day(not a browser). I’ve dropped AWS, switched to free hosting, and instead donate a very small amount.

If you want your favourite tool to hang about I’d suggest donating if you can afford it. Even a small amount helps. I donate to my choice of OSS via https://sfconservancy.org/ but I believe github has launched a way to do it too.

Chrome ad-blocker crackdown preview due late July. Here's a half-dozen reasons why add-on devs are still upset


Fox. Henhouse

What could go wrong?

It's the wobbly Microsoft service sweepstake! If you have 'Teams', you've won a lifetime Slack sub


Re: Who would notice?

What? Worse than ‘Skype for business’?

Amazon’s Snowball snowballs as Google's clone gets real and IBM's comes to Europe


Will they throw one back if you need it?

Say a 747 lands on my data-centre - will they send me a snowball back?

NASA dusts off FORTRAN manual, revives 20-year-old data on Ganymede


Re: Don't understand

They literally published a book on it

‘Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems. (2012). Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)‘


The alternatives to password protection


Security deposit or fill in a police report

Would it be wrong to ask for a £50 security deposit when issuing a password.

- If it is stolen it should be in a police report. If you lose/forget it you lose your deposit.

Nothing focuses the mind like a £50 note.

(this does mean the delivery of accounts would have to meet a similar high standard)

UK Femtocell manufacturer goes it alone


Damn, Dect cordless

I was hoping I could use a femtocell so my mobile could use my landline- rather than the crappy dect or wifi phones.


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