The power management circuit on the rpi 3B+ is failing en masse, is considered not-user-serviceable, and the only fix is to get a new rpi
@kemonine I need to research something less shitty that's rpi 3 compatible so it'll fit in the cloudlet. Something that doesn't require a 100lb block of aluminum on the bottom to cool.
@sungo It did need to be said, because I didn't know, I thought the whole deal of raspberrypi is that it's all opensource software?
@emsenn Not at all. They pitch it as a cheap computer that you can use to learn to code or whatever, specifically in python. If you take out the broadcom closed source blobs, the rpi will cease functioning.
@kemonine i have a dell i bought at walmart 5 years ago at the same time i bought the acer monitor that goes with it, and a ~4yr old chromebook and a ~1.5yr old chromebook that's got a cracked touchscreen so i can't use it because i haven't put the time into seeing if i can something else running on it. (small crack, big effect on the screen's functionality. meanwhile my phone's screen is missing a chunk and works fine. technology.) @kelbot @sungo
@kemonine Actually! I have one not-normie thing I'm working toward: taking my todo lists and personal logs and records and each morning exporting the up-to-date version as an ebook and putting it on my kindle, as my star-trekky data PADD, and then i'll take notes with pencil/index card and transcribe once back at a computer where i can get it done properly.
@kemonine Another non-normie thing I do is I don't use my smartphone for more than texts or phone calls (and more recently pictures of my cat)
It's a stock verizon phone that's like 4 years old now, and the only custom app i have on it is Fastmail but if i get notifications... i decide whether it warrnats going to my computer or not and clear them and move on.
@kemonine @sungo @emsenn
Precisely this. There are a LOT of really common use cases that people use Pis for that other boards are much better suited for. Ranging from less expensive to slightly more expensive but WAY more performant. And that's not even considering the shitty power situation of the Pis. But I agree they do have a place and are good to have around to test new ideas because just about every project out there supports the pi due to its popularity.
@kelbot @kemonine @emsenn The rpi foundation has gotten themselves in a bind. They've said for a long time that every new piece of hardware will be backwards compatible. So Broadcom says "we're not making 32 bit chips anymore" and the foundation has to scramble to make their software somehow compatible.
They've never been willing to say "The RPI 3B is LTS and will stay compatible with software released to that point. The 4 however is a new thing and you'll need to port software over"
@sungo What would you suggest instead?
@starbreaker I do not have an immediate suggestion.
Is the Arduino a better option?
@dublinux Completely different use cases, for the most part
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.