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The SSD 960 Evo

Posted by clem57 Top Member Jan 23, 2017
     Samsung is the leader in SSD technology offering two brands at the moment. The "PRO" brand is geared toward the power hunger users where performance requires the extra umph in their work and the "EVO" brand for the mainstream value oriented folks like me. A close second is Intel which are always in the hunt in this category. Today I would like to look at Samsung who introduces the 960 series of NVMe SSD. They are only available in M.2 2280 form factor and not as PCIe car ...
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A Wanna Be

Posted by clem57 Top Member Jan 9, 2017
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Changing passwords often

Posted by clem57 Top Member Nov 30, 2016
     I used to work at a bank (leaving name out for now) where we had to change the password every month. Not only that, we could not reuse the same password twice in a year. I had over 100 systems to change. Needless to say, I worked out a convenient yet obscure way to generate my passwords in 8 characters or numbers. After a time the routine was not bad and made secure knowing I had done good. BTW, never use your name or birthday. So go and do it.  Clem ...
     A new board from Intel that compares to a Cortex M0 except it runs X86 instructions. Features include low power running at 32Mhz. Included sensors are six axis accelerometer, magnetometer with a temperature sensor and USB 2.0. This can be powered by either a coin slotted battery or normal 5v input micro input.  For more information refer to Intel on the cheap: Chip maker ships $15 IoT developer board | Computerworld . Intel seems to finally understand the marketplac ...
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Atmel no more?

Posted by clem57 Top Member May 26, 2016
With the recent announcement of Microchip acquiring Atmel, I was wondering what will happen? I read this http://makezine.com/2016/01/25/why-im-excited-that-microchip-is-buying-atmel/  which leads me to think good things. But who know where the portfolio of Atmel end up. Time will tell. ...
I found this article/blog and thought it bizarre. I am wondering how this can be true. Read this part first: https://wp.josh.com/2014/03/03/the-mystery-of-the-zombie-ram/ Then think a while before going to the next page.   Clem ...
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Unboxing NXP K82F

Posted by clem57 Top Member Apr 13, 2016
Unboxing NXP K82F       I was lucky enough to receive NXP's Freedom development board, the K82F in the mail the other day. Like some of the previous boards in the series, this one is well done with some interesting features. Here are some of the more salient points: Form-factor compatible with the Arduino™ R3 pin layout OpenSDAv2.1, the NXP open source hardware embedded serial and debug adapter running an open source bootloader, offers options for serial communica ...
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CloudFlare: Use or Snub?

Posted by clem57 Top Member Apr 4, 2016
I found this in Wikipedia: CloudFlare was ranked in the 7th rank among the top 50 Bad Hosts by Host Exploit.[31] The service has been used by Rescator, a website that sells payment card data.[32][33][34] Two of ISIS' top three online chat forums are guarded by CloudFlare but U.S. law enforcement has not asked them to discontinue the service.[35] An October 2015 report found that CloudFlare provisioned 40% of SSL certificates used by phishing sites with deceptive domain names resembling those ...
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Projects using Pi 3

Posted by clem57 Top Member Mar 10, 2016
First usage of Pi 3  I installed the Piaware software to feed ADS-B into FlightAware. At first I had problem with Dongle in use:   Found 1 device(s): 0: Generic RTL2832U   Using device 0: Generic RTL2832U   Kernel driver is active, or device is claimed by second instance of librtlsdr. In the first case, please either detach or blacklist the kernel module (dvb_usb_rtl28xxu), or enable automatic detaching at compile time.   usb_claim_interface error -6 Failed to open ...
At last, I purchased my first $5 computer. I am so happy, I had to show a picture here.   Clem ...
Andy's project the enchanted cottage even made it on the Arduino site since he used the Yun MCU. https://blog.arduino.cc/2015/08/07/a-traditional-weather-house/  which is a nice link from Home page. Congratulations again, C ...
     While browsing away at the internet, my eye caught this Vintage Electronics Magazines Predicted Our Current Future | Hackaday. Being a bit a a nostalgia buff,  I read with interest and noticed a picture with a lady wear a eye piece. WOW. So is the future rooted in the past? comment on other things like this. Thanks, Clem ...
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Answer

Posted by clem57 Top Member Jun 24, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA_1802 ...
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Udoo Neo

Posted by clem57 Top Member May 18, 2015
Normally I do not like to blog about Kick-starters, but I am going to make an exception here because of the interest by many in this topic.Drum Roll please!      Announcing a evolution in SBC computers: UDOO Neo ...    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/udoo/udoo-neo-raspberry-pi-arduino-wi-fi-bt-40-sensorsPlease feel free to comment with up finger or down finger. But only with reason why.  Details:    UDOO Neo offers a new paradigm in the single b ...
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AI

Posted by clem57 Top Member May 16, 2015
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software. It is an academic field of study which studies the goal of creating intelligence. Major AI researchers and textbooks define this field as "the study and design of intelligent agents", where an intelligent agent is a system that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chances of success. John McCarthy, who coined the term in 1955, defines it as "the science and engineering of making intellige ...