What happened to the Pi Zero W?
None available from any of the official UK stockists, and Amazon are asking for almost thirty quid.
Taking the piss.
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Re: Are they reliable now?
Just checked mine, and it was last restarted on May 12th, when I updated it to the latest version.
Prior to that, it had been happily and faultlessly running for months. Had to reinstall about a year ago, when a cheap SD card failed. No problems since. Just have to remember to SSH into it occasionally to run "pihole -up"
Doesn't time fly? Seems like only last week the first ones appeared.
I managed to snaffle a first batch Pi model B. It was a fine little thing, for its time, and served as a proxy server on my network until it was replaced by its newer cousin. That little beauty is currently running as a Pi Hole for the network.
There is still nothing to touch it for versatility, combined with its low price, and current draw.
Pi 4 is massively overpowered for anything I might want to do.
...my 2015 vintage Honor 7 is still running fine after four years.
Updates stopped after a couple of years, but I rarely install new software on it, and surfing is done through Opera Mini.
The battery still just about lasts a day, and I have a Huawei original to replace it when it dies. (Cost a tenner.)
Apart from a better camera, why would I upgrade?
I can't help but wonder what one of these cars would do if a New Forest pony decides to step out in the road on a dark night?
Do they know about animals? Does it assign scores to bigger ones over smaller ones, before deciding whether to squish or swerve?
My mail client kept failing with "Application specific password" errors, although I had changed nothing. Deleting the App from the "approved" list, and recreating its password, did the trick. Webmail was working OK.
YouTube was acting weird, but was still working.
> "some of us will be having "great sex" without human contact within the next six years" - hmmm, doesn't he know prison is full of purveyors of beastility already?
It's still perfectly legal in six states of the USA. It's a God given right, to fuck anything that can't eat you, or bite your dick off.
I set up a Pi-Hole about a month ago. What a wonderful use for an old Pi 2B I had kicking around. Apparently, it will run on a Pi Zero, too.
66% of almost 20,000 DNS lookups got no further than my Pi-Hole in the last 24 hours. They really make browsing for the whole network a lot faster, and I never see an ad on any device.
If you have an unused Raspberry Pi sat in a drawer, dig it out, and go for it.
> Hopefully they'll soon figure out how to talk, or send video, between two barges.
I've never understood why they don't relay video from the barge direct to the recovery vessel that is standing off nearby, rather than attempt direct satellite communication from the shuddering barge.
The tug is stable enough to maintain satellite comms.
I have one of their "robot" vacuum cleaners, and it is excellent, from both a technology and a vacuum cleaner point of view. It was also half the price of the "market leading" brand.
It cleans my floor with no intervention from me, and has had at least half a dozen firmware updates in the 14 months I have owned it. I liked it so much, I bought one for my cleaner. She loves it, too.
> Your use case is valid, it's the implementation that fails.
It works fine as a vacuum cleaner without any network connection, but you lose the facility to program scheduled clean ups, or adjust the power settings, along with many other features.
I agree with you that the external network access is not necessary for most use cases, but it does give you the option to trigger a cleanup from afar, or watch it fill in the map as it goes around. It uses LIDAR, not a camera.
It cost far less than any Dyson cleaner, and you don't have to do the hoovering yourself.
Xiaomi Mi robot vacuum version 1. Under £250 on GearBest. One of the best performing robo vacs on the market. It's my new best friend. ;o)
> I can't think of a good reason why your vacuum cleaner needs access to the internet at all. This is just more IoT madness.
So you / I can control it from the comfort of $wherever you like$ without having to physically go and fetch it.
If I drop crumbs on the floor, I can summon mine to the exact location for a spot clean, without leaving my chair. For us disabled folks, it's a marvel. I've ordered another one as a treat for my cleaner.
Just because you personally don't see a reason for something, doesn't mean there isn't a very good one for someone else.
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