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That's great, thanks!!

I have a pi as a media server* connected to a projector via HDMI, that reads media files from a NAS on my home network; very efficient and lightweight.

I will definitely try pi-hole; maybe I can have both running on the same pi.

* via Raspbmc, which I just found out has apparently ceased to exist...

> * via Raspbmc, which I just found out has apparently ceased to exist...

Try OSMC [1], it's a massive improvement over Raspbmc and is being developed actively. Works like a charm. If I'm correct, the main Raspbmc dev went over to OSMC a while back.

[1] https://osmc.tv

Yes, thanks, but for now raspbmc works really well, I'm not sure I want to go through the whole update now unless there's a big compelling reason.

I might upgrade to a 2B though, it's probably a lot faster (the current setup tends to freeze a little on rapidly changing frames).

You have to overclock to about 900 to get the resposiveness up.

Both of mine are perfectly stable at that speed.

OSMC is actually the successor of Raspbmc (And Crystalbuntu)


My frequently asked question: if I want to watch and record DVB-T television, what media centre solution should I be using?

I have been running the Pi since 2012 from the early days of Raspbmc to OSMC and sometime in 2013 starting watching and recording television using it.

I have ATSC (North American Over-The-Air TV) which is similar to DVB-T. I use an HDHomerun Network TV tuner. I watch using my Pi running OSMC and an Add-on for DVBLink, and when I select record, I use DVBLink software which runs on my Synology NAS. DVBLink however is paid software that can run on the Pi, as well as many other platforms (Windows, Linux, Asustor, Netgear, QNAP, Synology, Western Digital).

I tried using TVHeadend but found the interface and support of DVBLink to be better.

My other Pi currently runs Volumio (https://volumio.org) for music streaming.


I bought a 12C "anniversary edition" some years ago; it's fantastic.

You can still buy them (they're listed on Amazon) so it's not clear why the article mentions "rebirth": the thing's not dead!!

Great read (found moments ago on YC):


In another article I read this month (but can't seem to find right now) it was explained that "terrorism" was mostly... a social network -- and the article above agrees with that characterization, I think.

This whole mess doesn't have a lot to do with religion, Islam or otherwise; it's about young people trying to find meaning.

It may sound absurd, preposterous, ridiculous, despicable even, to compare today's terrorists to peaceniks from the 60s, but dismissing them as "crazies" is even more wrong, and less helpful.

(And I say this as a Frenchman having lived in Paris all my life).

Wow, very interesting comment, thanks! Wouldn't it make sense to build (and maintain) a kind of "official" reference of all pure spam domains? Or does this list already exist?

Well every crawler has to have this list, the Blekko crawler tries to keep these pages out of the index (with varying levels of success). But its not particularly useful for non-crawlers, and since every crawler will have a way of evaluating hosts (possibly uniquely) it isn't really transportable.

That said, if you have ever wondered why domains that used to have web sites on them suddenly become huge spam havens, it is because spammers buy up the domain as soon as it expires and try to exploit its previous reputation as a non-spam site, to push link authority into some (generally Google's) crawl.

The interesting thing about this specific incident is that the son of the victim chose to not pursue any claim against AirBnb, so as to be free to talk about the incident.

This is why the article exists.

IMHO, clauses where a party forbids the other party to talk about the deal, should be made illegal, because as it is, companies with deep pockets can totally control the story.

I agree with you in principle, but I believe these agreements exist so that you can't take a $10m payout (and drop the legal case with a no-fault agreement), and then turn around and tell the media that "I was paid $10m, but they TOTALLY were at fault". It'd come across as disingenuous all around (company & victim).

How would they agree to pay $10m and not be at fault?? ;-)

To make it go away. It happens all the time--generally when something is settled, it has a "no admission of guilt" statement attached somewhere. Both sides agree not to talk about it, and that ends that. It's useful in a case where it'd be difficult to prove conclusively one way or another, and it could hurt a company to have the publicity. It's probably cheaper for a company to pay $10m and make it go away than to fight a year-long legal battle, even if they eventually win, since there are bound to be stories linking them to something bad.

This is red herring. If the agreement says you can't talk about the deal, you cannot say "I was paid $10m". Period. The "It was TOTALLY their fault" affix is irrelevant.

Of course, people know you were paid $10m; it's not the sort of thing you can perfectly hide.

> Microsoft, the corporation, didn't seem to care very little about...

Very much.

Can someone please explain what this means:

> up to now, [traffic predictions] [were] limited to Google Maps for Work customers only.

> Today [...] we’re making all traffic features in Directions API and Distance Matrix API available under our Standard Plan, and increasing the waypoint limit in Directions API for these developers from 8 to 23 waypoints. (Traffic features and higher waypoint limits in the JavaScript Maps API are available to Google Maps for Work customers for now.)

Does it mean that the new traffic predictions, as well as the increased waypoints limits, are not accessible via the JavaScript API except for Google Maps for Work customers, but they are accessible to the general public via some other API? What is the non-JavaScript Maps API?


    Does it mean that the new traffic predictions, as well as the
    increased waypoints limits, are not accessible via the JavaScript API
    except for Google Maps for Work customers, but they are accessible to
    the general public via some other API?
It appears so, but they state "for now" so I'm guessing it will be available (hopefully) soon.

    What is the non-JavaScript Maps API?
There are Java and Python client libraries: https://developers.google.com/maps/web-services/client-libra...


Yes. If journals are biased against negative results, then governments should move in. Why do we need "journals" with the implication of a limited page count per issue anyway; in this digital age a database or wikipedia-style format should be able to host any number of results.

And it should not mater that some governments won't fund suchan initiative: all is needed is one, or a single benefactor, or maybe a tv-show à la Mythbusters. ResearchBusters would be a hell of a show!!


I recommend reading responses to other branches of the grandparent that address this.

I agree that if people do decent studies and get null results, it would be nice if the data became publicly available so further studies can be seen in the context of previous negative results.

But given the need for novelty in results, I wonder how much work actually duplicates work previously undertaken with a null result. I suspect it's much less than many people in this discussion are assuming.

And secondly, there's the issue of forcing people to do decent write-ups. Study results are useless without a very detailed description of both the experimental setup and the data collection/analysis procedures that were followed. Those write-ups take time and effort, and for an unpublishable result many researchers won't find the motivation. One could argue that funding agencies and institutional IRBs must force researchers to write much of this ahead of running the experiment. That might help a bit, but will still leave substantial holes.


Shouldn't we look to genetics and try to grow wings instead?

I often wonder how different the world would look if "humans" had evolved from birds instead of from primates...


Thank you,but i am happy a primate.but you have to consider faster heart beats ,very short life span etc


Not all birds are short lived... Over 60 and still producing offspring:



I'm behind a very stupid and extremely annoying corporate wall (McAfee Web Gateway) that blocks OpenStreetMap, but not Google Maps...


More generally I think we should campaign to get most McAfee stuff classified as some kind of badware: scareware, bloatware, nagware etc.

I do very little computer support (only friends and family and the occational coworker) and still I have solved a number of cases lately just by uninstalling anything McAfee related I could find.

Between drive by downloads and blocking internet access if you don't pay for protection it easily gets a place on my badware list at least.


Im also behind McAfee Web Gateway and have access to OpenStreetMap, its up to whoever maintains it in your corp to unblock


Yeah I'm sure someone could unblock it, but I doubt they blocked it in the first place on purpose: OSM must be in some default list when McAfee Web Gateway is first installed, and that's probably the root of the problem...


That sounds like a bug. Is there any way for people to report that bug?


Well, it's at a client's office, and I have another PC connected to the Internet via GSM so I don't care much...

Here's what McAfee says about OSM:

URL : https://www.openstreetmap.org/

URL Category : Public Information

Reputation : Minimal Risk

Application : OpenStreetMap

Rulename : Block Unwanted Categories of Applications



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