Category Archives: Tech Bits

Pi 3 Sound – It’s The G-Damn HDMI Adapter

I’ve been fighting sound failure on the Raspberry Pi since my Pi 2 B and then my Pi 3 buys. Just couldn’t get sound out, no matter what I tried. Turns out it is the DVI / HDMI adapter / my monitor not getting sound. Pi on the new HDTV, sound is fine. Continue reading

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Netflix – Black Mirror

Are the “Netflix Original” shows any good? What drives viewer choices and how I’m making mine. What to do, what to do… Continue reading

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New York Post, Flu May Kill Cancer

Can having a round of the flu cure your cancer? Looks like “maybe so”, and folks are trying to make a tame version for just that use… Continue reading

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Flying Kiwis In Space!

New Zealand joins the Space Faring Nations with the launch of the Electron rocket from “Rocket Lab”. Flying Kiwis, who knew… Continue reading

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Petya Ransomware Attack

The Petya ransomware attack, underway, locks up your system and reboots it, steals credentials, and is generally bad news. Looks to be Windowz specific and current security patch levels block it. Continue reading

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HDCP & Paranoid Copy Protection Wires

Adventures in HDMI / HDCP “copy protection” land, and how that will make support for computers in an AV setting a Royal Hell for desktop support I.T. folks. Continue reading

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Winner: “Russian Prince” Email

The whole “hack the election” meme seems to be based on seasonally themed spearphish emails. Golly, you mean, like happens to every single company every single season? THIS is what is so NSA secret? Continue reading

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