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# 254264 4-Aug-2019 14:23
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I obtained this for free from another Geekzone member a while back, and since its been collecting dust since I got a 3B+, this one can now be passed on.

 

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Aqik9ueMDi69oJgxOQE7akd4F1gocA?e=8oX8Zb

 

 

 

Prefer it goes to someone who will use it for education (kids, school etc), they're a lot of fun :)

 

Pickup from Stanmore Bay, Symonds St during business hours, or can post.

 

 





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  # 2289662 4-Aug-2019 15:04
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I am interested, may I be considered please.  I will be using this to teach my little boy with programming. 

 

 

 

Happy for this to go to someone else who has a greater need. :)

 

 

 

Thanks.


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  # 2289713 4-Aug-2019 16:01
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These old ones are best used for a single non interactive purpose like automation or an internet of things device. Giving this to a kid to learn on will just lead to them hating it from impatience, and many things operating at such a glacial speed that things time out before they actually happen.

 

They can sort of run retropie but the install process on them is long and slow and if you accidentally start it compiling anything you are in for many hours of waiting instead of 20 mins or so IME.





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richms:

These old ones are best used for a single non interactive purpose like automation or an internet of things device. Giving this to a kid to learn on will just lead to them hating it from impatience, and many things operating at such a glacial speed that things time out before they actually happen.

 

They can sort of run retropie but the install process on them is long and slow and if you accidentally start it compiling anything you are in for many hours of waiting instead of 20 mins or so IME.

 

 

If nothing else, someone could use it for pihole - one of the most satisfying 20 minute projects I've ever tried.

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  # 2289837 4-Aug-2019 18:57
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eugeneykc:

 

I am interested, may I be considered please.  I will be using this to teach my little boy with programming. 

 

 

 

Happy for this to go to someone else who has a greater need. :)

 

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

Its yours :) Drop me a PM.

 

 





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  # 2289982 5-Aug-2019 07:33
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If nothing else, someone could use it for pihole - one of the most satisfying 20 minute projects I've ever tried.

 

 

Awesome, thanks for this info. ! a pihole project will be on the cards this week

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  # 2289996 5-Aug-2019 08:20
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I installed pihole on a VM, works well and gives some interesting stats :)

 

Its default options tho does tend to stop some streaming services, but if you use the built in monitoring you can whitelist/bypass the required sites.

 

 





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Emulation - The art of getting your $4000 PC to run an 80's system - and still fails.

 

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  # 2289998 5-Aug-2019 08:28
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While on the subject of Pihole - is it possible to also run a DNS service (Getflix in our case) with their DNS at the router level, at the same time as using Pihole? A friend's set up a RPi with Pihole for me, but I've not yet tested it as I'm assuming I may hit an issue with Getflix. Thanks for any advice.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2290115 5-Aug-2019 11:15
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jonathan18:

While on the subject of Pihole - is it possible to also run a DNS service (Getflix in our case) with their DNS at the router level, at the same time as using Pihole? A friend's set up a RPi with Pihole for me, but I've not yet tested it as I'm assuming I may hit an issue with Getflix. Thanks for any advice.

 

 

I don't use one of these services, but I suggest asking on Reddit's pihole sub.

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  # 2290150 5-Aug-2019 12:36
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Ha - did that come from me originally @xpd? Nice to see you paying it forward - really is a top little community this.


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  # 2290153 5-Aug-2019 12:49
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Ha - did that come from me originally @xpd? Nice to see you paying it forward - really is a top little community this.

 

 

Possibly was :D

 

Ive got to have a clean out of the office and garage (again) soon so may be some more bits and bobs soon for free :)

 

 





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Emulation - The art of getting your $4000 PC to run an 80's system - and still fails.

 

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  # 2290793 6-Aug-2019 10:43
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And its gone. 

 

Who knows, it may reappear one day to be passed on again :D

 

 





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https://www.xpd.co.nz - Games, emulation, geekery, and my attempts at photography.     Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk

 

Emulation - The art of getting your $4000 PC to run an 80's system - and still fails.

 

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  # 2290813 6-Aug-2019 11:10
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jonathan18:

 

While on the subject of Pihole - is it possible to also run a DNS service (Getflix in our case) with their DNS at the router level, at the same time as using Pihole? A friend's set up a RPi with Pihole for me, but I've not yet tested it as I'm assuming I may hit an issue with Getflix. Thanks for any advice.

 

 

Pihole can use any upstream DNS services.  Your ISPs, Getflix's, Google, Cloudfare whatever you choose.

 

The most common implementation of this would be to have your Router hand out DHCP addresses and issue your pihole as the DNS server. Your Pihole would then use Getflix (in your case) as its upstream DNS servers.  You can even have Pihole forward conditionally for a domain to your router.  This allows you to resolve names on your network where the router issued the dhcp addresses.

 

Another approach would be to have the router using Getflix DNS servers and your pihole forwards to your router completely. Thats fine too.

 

I use the former approach as its easier to switch DNS providers in Pihole.

 

In either of the above scenarios you will still be blocking advertising and tracking sites.

 

Does that answer your question?


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