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    Re: Raspberry Pi - What do you use it for

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Network-wide ad blocker: https://pi-hole.net/
    didnt know about this, will be trying it tomorrow. thanks for replying.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi - What do you use it for

    Use it for office software.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi - What do you use it for

    Thanks for the pi-hole suggestion, would be great to be able to skip/not see youtube ads.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi - What do you use it for

    1) One as a bot for competing in PiWars 2015 as part of our Slice of Pi Club [Bot for competing in this years competition under way]

    2) Automated Propagator, logs temp to a database on my NAS and controls a heat mat to keep the soil temp at desired level. Also has moisture sensor and sends a message to you when it gets too dry

    3) Mini robot that we were trying to control with Wii mote over Bluetooth cause steering by keyboard wasnt the best

    *Most of the credit must go to the wife though as she writes most of the code!

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    Re: Raspberry Pi - What do you use it for

    Quote Originally Posted by bytejunkie View Post
    didnt know about this, will be trying it tomorrow. thanks for replying.
    I use p-hole too. It is really good and so simple to install. The only downside for me, and this is nothing to do with pi-hole, is that my VM router does not allow me to change the DNS servers, so I have to configure each pc, phone, tablet, .... etc. I will have to buy another more configurable router and switch my VM router into modem mode.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi - What do you use it for

    Quote Originally Posted by edgars70 View Post
    I use p-hole too. It is really good and so simple to install. The only downside for me, and this is nothing to do with pi-hole, is that my VM router does not allow me to change the DNS servers, so I have to configure each pc, phone, tablet, .... etc. I will have to buy another more configurable router and switch my VM router into modem mode.
    No need to go into modem mode, or get another router.
    The VM router doesn't allow custom DNS settings, but you can turn off its DHCP server.

    Just turn off dhcp on the VM router, and setup dhcpd on the pi.
    (that's actually how I'm running pi-hole here)
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    Re: Raspberry Pi - What do you use it for

    Is it worth an upgrade? Performance improvements are always welcome of course but is 64-bit and WiFi support really that great?

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    Re: Raspberry Pi - What do you use it for

    Quote Originally Posted by HotCoke View Post
    Is it worth an upgrade? Performance improvements are always welcome of course but is 64-bit and WiFi support really that great?
    If you need bluetooth or wifi, it means you no longer need to fork out for another dongle = win!

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    Re: Raspberry Pi - What do you use it for

    Quote Originally Posted by HotCoke View Post
    Is it worth an upgrade? Performance improvements are always welcome of course but is 64-bit and WiFi support really that great?
    Short term, 64 bit isn't that useful right now as there hasn't been a cheap 64 bit ARM platform. Now there is, it should mature very fast

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    Re: Raspberry Pi - What do you use it for

    About to commence a Kodi/Raspi build for the 1st time will report on progress

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    Re: Raspberry Pi - What do you use it for

    Mine was used for looking up Skyrim potion recipes and such for a while. But the monitor it was attached to died so I haven't used it in ages.

    I never managed to get a good enough AC adapter to power it off a USB hub I picked up along with client devices.

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