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pi-hole
« on: April 22, 2016, 04:48:20 AM »
The Pi-hole can block ads for all devices on your network.  All you need is a Raspberry Pi connected to your router.  It was inspired as a low-cost, open source alternative to the AdTrap.

http://jacobsalmela.com/block-millions-ads-network-wide-with-a-raspberry-pi-hole-2-0/

https://www.reddit.com/r/pihole/

https://pi-hole.net/

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Re: pi-hole
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 03:44:20 PM »
There are so many great application for the Pi boards.  They are in short supply but I was thinking about doing a cluster of the $5 Pi Zero boards and using them to mine gridcoins.  The power consumption of these things are just ridiculously low.

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 04:19:33 PM »

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Re: pi-hole
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 04:40:06 PM »
It is getting to the point where computing power is getting nearly disposable.  I suppose in the near future we'll have SOC boards so small and efficient that they'll be powered by radio waves.

I could actually get 95% of my work done on a Pi 3 set up with Raspian.  My only obsticle would be a couple of windows only programs I'm forced to use.

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2016, 04:14:14 PM »
I suppose in the near future we'll have SOC boards so small and efficient that they'll be powered by radio waves.

http://www.goreadus.com/technology/wisp-computer-has-no-battery-gets-power-wirelessly-from-radio-waves/

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2016, 04:43:13 PM »
powered by radio waves.

Which is kind of scary when you think about how much energy we're being hit with all the time...

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Re: pi-hole
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2016, 04:51:33 PM »
>scary

RFID scares me more

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Re: pi-hole
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2016, 04:57:04 PM »
Ergo, you are probably getting much less in the back country than I.  Although you are at a higher elevation which probably gives you a bit more solar radiation.

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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2016, 05:08:13 PM »
EG, couldn't pi-hole save you some bandwidth on your cottage network?

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I think I have seen percentages in the low teens.
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Re: pi-hole
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2016, 08:14:41 PM »
>>more solar radiation

In my dotage, I've taken to wearing a brimmed hat, long sleeves and long pants hiking and climbing. I call it my "batty old man" outfit.

>>couldn't pi-hole save you some bandwidth on your cottage network

First thing that crossed my mind. And if I could get it to block traffic to all destinations associated with Apple, that would be huge too.

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Re: pi-hole
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2019, 12:42:42 PM »
Anybody here running pi-hole?