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I gotta say, this little computer does quite a good job as a HTPC. I'm using a 4gb Pi 4, with a 32gb Samsung thumb drive, and installed the latest version of LibrElec. For control, I'm using a Logitech universal remote.
I've been testing it for a few days on a 20-inch monitor, and it performs well enough for me to try it on the big 75-inch TV ion the living room. This will be replacing a
I found that installing Kodi on top of Raspbian caused the box to get much warmer than using LibrElec.
BTW, I have the Pi in a Wicked Aluminum billet case from Barch Designs. It's a passive cooling case that completely encloses the Pi. The entire case serves as a heat sink, but I feel like it needs additional cooling because it gets very warm to the touch when running an actual desktop OS.
All in, I've spent about $175 on this little box - a significantly lower amount than I spent on my full-sized HTPC box (hovering right around $750).
BTW, Raspberry just released an 8gb version of the Pi4 for $75 (last Thursday), and I already have one. I bet it's gonna make a decent daily computer for the wife...
I have also applied all of the hardware updates, as well as applied the beta USB boot eeprom.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
What do you guys do when a tune has been churning around for several weeks in your brain, with not indications that it is going to leave anytime soon? I hum it when I go to work, I hum it when I am making food, it is in my brain when I lay down to sleep... It is there all the time!
I had two traditional ways of handling such situations: Either play so much similar music that the one running around in my brain is drowned in the other stuff. Or, playing it so many times that I get sick of it: Oh no, not that one again! ... Sorry, neither trick has helped me this time.
It really doesn't matter which tune we are talking about, but if you are curious: This time it is William Albright: Burnt Fingers< a>[^] - maybe the most harmoniously complex ragtime tune ever made. Every time I listen to it, I enjoy all those nice twists and modulations. I have known the tune for years, but about a month ago I had to "defend" it for for a friend thinking that ragtime in general is harmoniously "primitive". To convince my friend, I really had to start listening closely to point out the details. After that, it stuck...
Last week I did a new clean install on my Windows 10 machine. When the install was done, I checked the startup list to see which apps in the list can be disabled. I found one app called simply "Program". It had no publisher, no icon, nothing. I disabled it and scanned the registry to see if it was listed anywhere. I found no entries. A Google search produced very little, other than the fact that it is probably malware. I could not get rid of it. A Defender scan came up clean.
However, this morning it was gone. It just disappeared. Does anyone have any idea of its origins and purpose? How did it get in the computer? Thanks!
No idea, but after reading the witch... I would consider another fresh install (including new download of the media tool). Just in case.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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