The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games. Continue reading
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*** Getting help:
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I’ve got a Raspberry Pi running in my garage as part of a security system. It’s been running for so many months that I forgot the password so I was unable to access it via SSH.
Luckily there is was a technique that I could use to reset the password and get it back up and running. You need physical access to the SD card, a separate PC and the ability to connect your Pi to a monitor and keyboard. I used a Windows PC but this should work fine on a Mac or Linux machine.
Step 1 – Grab The SD Card
Power down the Pi and remove the SD card. Insert it into your PC.
Step 2 – Edit cmdline.txt
The Model B+ features a new 3.5mm audio jack which also includes the composite video signal. This has allowed for the removal of the composite video socket found on the Model B.
The new jack is a 4-pole socket which carries both audio and video signals and is often found on other multimedia devices such as iPods, MP3 players and smartphones.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people.
My Review: Criminal Minds
The Behavioral Analysis Unit consists of an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds and anticipate their next moves before they can strike again.
Criminal Minds stars Thomas Gibson as Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner, Joe Mantegna as Senior Supervisory Special Agent David Rossi, Paget Brewster as Supervisory Special Agent Emily Prentiss, Shemar Moore as Supervisory Special Agent Derek Morgan, Matthew Gray Gubler as Supervisory Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid and Kirsten Vangsness as Analyst Penelope Garcia. Continue reading
My Review: Lie to Me
Inspired by a real-life behavioral scientist, this FOX drama tells the tale of a deception expert who helps uncover the truth for the FBI, local police, law firms, corporations, and individuals. Dr. Cal Lightman and his team are effectively human polygraph machines, and no truth can be concealed from them.
The Lightman Group is headed by Dr. Cal Lightman and his partner Dr. Gillian Foster who is a gifted psychologist. Continue reading
Blood alcohol content, or BAC, is a measurement by volume of alcohol in your body. It can be taken with a blood test or with a breathalyzer.
Just The Facts:
- An individual’s BAC (Drunkenness) is subject to many variables, and cannot be determined simply by counting the number of drinks consumed.
- Alcohol absorbs into your body in your intestines, and it absorbs at a constant rate, no matter how fast or slow you drink. Continue reading
Gentlemen – Welcome to Fight Club. It’s time for change. We have to stop living a boring, robotic life where everything is a copy of a copy of a copy – as Tyler says. We have to wake the fuck up and understand that life is not what they’re telling us. Society is feeding us a lie – and that lie has to stop, today… now. There’s no more time for bullshit, no more time and no more tolerance for mind washing. We want the truth, we want freedom – not slavery.
This site took the red pill – and it will make you take it too. Fight Club is probably the best movie of the last decade – Fight Club is more than a movie and more than a book – it’s a cult, a philosophy that will open your eyes and make you free and strong.
1. “Let’s evolve, let the chips fall where they may” Continue reading