• Linux Tablets With Synchronet?

    From The Millionaire@VERT to All on Friday, November 29, 2019 18:03:52
    Is there a real Linux tablet out there that just runs Linux only with Synchronet?

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  • From Al@VERT/TRMB to The Millionaire on Saturday, November 30, 2019 04:51:00
    Is there a real Linux tablet out there that just runs Linux only
    with Synchronet?

    The Android is linux based. They run a linux kernel, probably modified
    for that purpose. A tablet (Android or not) is a great client app but
    probably not as good of a server.

    I don't know of anyone who has installed Synchronet (or any BBS) on an
    Android device. It might be doable but I think BBSs generaly are best run
    from some kind of a server so they are always available for callers.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Saturday, November 30, 2019 00:33:28
    Re: Linux Tablets With Synchronet?
    By: The Millionaire to All on Fri Nov 29 2019 06:03 pm

    Is there a real Linux tablet out there that just runs Linux only with Synchronet?

    As far as I know, there is no tablet that runs a plain Linux distro. Tablets that aren't Apple-based or Microsoft based are normally Android-based. Android does have Linux at its base, but of course, they have the Android UI and support the Android ecosystem. If you root an Android tablet though, you should be able to access the Linux system via SSH and such. But that depends on whether you want to root the device or not.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Al on Saturday, November 30, 2019 00:34:19
    Re: RE: Linux Tablets With Synchronet?
    By: Al to The Millionaire on Sat Nov 30 2019 04:51 am

    I don't know of anyone who has installed Synchronet (or any BBS) on an Android device. It might be doable but I think BBSs generaly are best run from some kind of a server so they are always available for callers.

    What exactly do you mean by "a server"? Synchronet can run on any PC capable of running Windows or Linux. And I seem to recall hearing some sysops had gotten it running on Mac OS X as well.

    Nightfox

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  • From Al@VERT/TRMB to Nightfox on Saturday, November 30, 2019 09:11:00
    What exactly do you mean by "a server"?

    I mean a BBS is a server. I've run my own BBSs on DOS, OS/2, Windows and
    Linux.

    I find a tablet (although I don't have one) is a great little mobile
    device. Because they can drop their internet connection when you are
    roaming around with it and pick up a signal again, drop the connection
    again is why I say a tablet is not the best platform for a BBS since it
    would drop folks who were online as that happens.

    A good and handy device to be sure for their mobilty. They are easy to
    take with you wherever you are going. I think they are rather client
    centric.

    Synchronet can run on any PC capable of running Windows or Linux.
    And I seem to recall hearing some sysops had gotten it running on
    Mac OS X as well.

    Synchronet is a very flexible software to be sure. I know folks run it on
    the platforms you mention as well as the BSDs and RPi's also.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Nightfox on Saturday, November 30, 2019 02:52:26
    Re: RE: Linux Tablets With Synchronet?
    By: Al to The Millionaire on Sat Nov 30 2019 04:51 am

    What exactly do you mean by "a server"? Synchronet can run on any PC capable of running Windows or Linux. And I seem to recall hearing some sysops had gotten it running on Mac OS X as well.

    Nightfox

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    Yeah I got Synchronet working on a VM with Mac OS X. It was cool had the best of both worlds on one computer.

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Al on Saturday, November 30, 2019 03:02:20
    The Android is linux based. They run a linux kernel, probably modified
    for that purpose. A tablet (Android or not) is a great client app but probably not as good of a server.

    I don't know of anyone who has installed Synchronet (or any BBS) on an Android device. It might be doable but I think BBSs generaly are best run from some kind of a server so they are always available for callers.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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    Well actually Al there was a Linux based machine that was released by Canonical. I believe it was called the PineTab or something like that and was ARM based. Was about $79. Good deal I think in my opinion. Linux is a pretty cool OS with lots of goodies that you get to tinker around with.

    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/01/pine-tab-linux-tablet


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  • From Mortifis@VERT/ALLEYCAT to Nightfox on Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:44:55
    Re: Linux Tablets With Synchronet?
    By: The Millionaire to All on Fri Nov 29 2019 06:03 pm

    Is there a real Linux tablet out there that just runs Linux only with Synchronet?

    As far as I know, there is no tablet that runs a plain Linux distro.
    Tablets that aren't Apple-based or Microsoft based are normally Android-based. Android does have Linux at its base, but of course, they have the Android UI and support the Android ecosystem. If you root an Android tablet though, you should be able to access the Linux system via SSH and such. But that depends on whether you want to root the device or not.

    There is AnLinux app that is basically an Android VM that allows Linux to be installed and run without needing to root the device, though I do not recommend it. https://github.com/EXALAB/Anlinux-App

    Personally, I believe in using the proper tool for the job, and a bbs on a tablet doesn't seem to be viable, except for shits-n-giggles experimenting :)

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Mortifis on Saturday, November 30, 2019 08:23:35
    There is AnLinux app that is basically an Android VM that allows Linux to be installed and run without needing to root the device, though I do not recommend it. https://github.com/EXALAB/Anlinux-App

    Personally, I believe in using the proper tool for the job, and a bbs on a tablet doesn't seem to be viable, except for shits-n-giggles experimenting :)

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    Maybe there will be an easier way to run Linux on an IPad. Unfortunately the only way atm is through Parallels Access but I find it rather complexifying.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Al on Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:02:23
    Re: RE: Linux Tablets With Synchronet?
    By: Al to Nightfox on Sat Nov 30 2019 09:11 am

    I find a tablet (although I don't have one) is a great little mobile device. Because they can drop their internet connection when you are roaming around with it and pick up a signal again, drop the connection again is why I say a tablet is not the best platform for a BBS since it would drop folks who were online as that happens.

    Yeah, if I were running a BBS on a tablet (for whatever reason), I wouldn't move the tablet around.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:03:23
    Re: RE: Linux Tablets With Synchronet?
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Sat Nov 30 2019 02:52 am

    What exactly do you mean by "a server"? Synchronet can run on any PC
    capable of running Windows or Linux. And I seem to recall hearing
    some sysops had gotten it running on Mac OS X as well.

    Yeah I got Synchronet working on a VM with Mac OS X. It was cool had the best of both worlds on one computer.

    I seem to recall someone saying they got Synchronet running natively on OS X. But I know there has been some work recently on improving Synchronet's support for OS X.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mortifis on Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:04:31
    Re: Re: Linux Tablets With Synchronet?
    By: Mortifis to Nightfox on Sat Nov 30 2019 10:44 am

    Personally, I believe in using the proper tool for the job, and a bbs on a tablet doesn't seem to be viable, except for shits-n-giggles experimenting :)

    I agree. I think it could be run easily on something like a Microsoft Surface, since that's basically just another Windows Intel platform, but I wouldn't move it around anywhere. Might as well get an inexpensive PC to run the BBS on.

    Nightfox

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Nightfox on Saturday, November 30, 2019 13:02:03
    Re: Re: Linux Tablets With Synchronet?
    By: Mortifis to Nightfox on Sat Nov 30 2019 10:44 am

    I agree. I think it could be run easily on something like a Microsoft Surface, since that's basically just another Windows Intel platform, but I wouldn't move it around anywhere. Might as well get an inexpensive PC to run the BBS on.

    Nightfox

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    Now with more and more Linux enthusiastics involvement in the computer genre of BBSes and generalized computing, I would most likely run a BBS on Linux using a Windows OS on MSP due to the simplicity and easefullness of the Linux structural system.

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  • From Al@VERT/TRMB to The Millionaire on Saturday, November 30, 2019 22:28:00
    Well actually Al there was a Linux based machine that was released
    by Canonical. I believe it was called the PineTab or something like
    that and was ARM based. Was about $79. Good deal I think in my
    opinion. Linux is a pretty cool OS with lots of goodies that you
    get to tinker around with.

    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/01/pine-tab-linux-tablet

    I'll have a look at that. I think the Pi's are also an option. Here in
    Canada you can get a starter kit for $100.00 os so.

    In the past those Pi's needed to boot and run from an SD card. SD cards
    don't have to life span of an SSD or HD and I know some folks have lost
    their BBS when the SD card failed.

    I'm not sure if that is the case with the newer Pi's. If you could boot
    it from an SD card and use an external HD or SSD it would be quite
    workable.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Richard Miles@VERT to The Millionaire on Saturday, November 30, 2019 19:49:54
    Is there a real Linux tablet out there that just runs Linux only with Synchronet?

    Pine64 is supposedly working on a linux tablet, was supposed to be out late this year. You can install Ubuntu on some of the older Nexus hardware, I've fooled around with it on a Nexus 7 as well as one of my old Nexus 6's. Don't know what your results would be on a newer tablet. Check Reddit or maybe over at XDA Developers. Both good places to start.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Al on Saturday, November 30, 2019 20:36:00
    Al wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    Well actually Al there was a Linux based machine that was released
    by Canonical. I believe it was called the PineTab or something like
    that and was ARM based. Was about $79. Good deal I think in my
    opinion. Linux is a pretty cool OS with lots of goodies that you
    get to tinker around with.

    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/01/pine-tab-linux-tablet

    I'll have a look at that. I think the Pi's are also an option.
    Here in Canada you can get a starter kit for $100.00 os so.

    In the past those Pi's needed to boot and run from an SD card. SD
    cards don't have to life span of an SSD or HD and I know some
    folks have lost their BBS when the SD card failed.

    I guess they didn't believe in having backups?

    I'm not sure if that is the case with the newer Pi's. If you
    could boot it from an SD card and use an external HD or SSD it
    would be quite workable.

    Yes, that is quite easy to do. I have an RPi-2 running 24/7 here
    (not running a BBS but doing other things), that boots from SD and
    then runs entirely from an externally powered and USB-connected
    500GB 2.5" hard drive. The only thing on the SD card is the /boot
    partition so it is basically read-only and should last a long
    time.

    Starting with the RPi-3B you can boot/run entirely off an external
    hard drive, no SD card needed at all. I do think I remember
    reading that the RPi-4 can't however, for some strange reason.



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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Richard Miles on Saturday, November 30, 2019 19:33:39
    Pine64 is supposedly working on a linux tablet, was supposed to be out late this year. You can install Ubuntu on some of the older Nexus hardware, I've fooled around with it on a Nexus 7 as well as one of my old Nexus 6's. Don't know what your results would be on a newer tablet. Check Reddit or maybe over at XDA Developers. Both good places to start.

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    What is Nexus like?

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  • From Oli@VERT to Gamgee on Sunday, December 01, 2019 09:13:53
    Starting with the RPi-3B you can boot/run entirely off an external
    hard drive, no SD card needed at all. I do think I remember
    reading that the RPi-4 can't however, for some strange reason.

    The PI 4 has a different desgin. It's bootloader is in the EEPROM and it does not use bootcode.bin on the SD. USB ports and Ethernet are on the PCIe bus. When the Pi 4 was released the code for USB boot just didn't exist, but they are working on it. I don't think there is a release date yet, maybe sometime next year.



    == Network and USB boot ==

    Support for these additional bootmodes will be added in the future via optional
    bootloader updates. The current schedule is to release network boot first, then
    USB boot.
    -- https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/booteeprom.md


    == Raspberry Pi4 bootloader EEPROM release notes ==

    2019-11-18
    * Various internal refactorings to prepare for USB MSD storage boot in
    the next beta-series.

    2019-09-23
    * Add support for network boot
    -- https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-eeprom/blob/master/firmware/release-notes.md


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  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to The Millionaire on Sunday, December 01, 2019 01:02:42
    Re: RE: Linux Tablets With Synchronet?
    By: The Millionaire to Al on Sat Nov 30 2019 03:02 am

    I don't know of anyone who has installed Synchronet (or any BBS) on an
    Android device. It might be doable but I think BBSs generaly are best
    run from some kind of a server so they are always available for
    callers.

    Ttyl :-),
    Well actually Al there was a Linux based machine that was released by Canonical. I believe it was called the PineTab or something like that and was ARM based. Was about $79. Good deal I think in my opinion. Linux is a pretty cool OS with lots of goodies that you get to tinker around with.

    No Canonacal deals with Ububtu Linux, Pinetab is from pine64.org and it can run BSD, Android and numerous linux distros.
    Pine also makes a singlrboard computer much like the raspberry pi.

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  • From Richard Miles@VERT to The Millionaire on Sunday, December 01, 2019 06:09:46
    What is Nexus like?


    They were really good phones/tablets. Unfortunately since the
    Nexus program was superceded by the Pixels it doesn't really matter anymore
    <g> although you can still find good ones on Swappa or eBay. I just picked up
    a Nexus 6 a couple of weeks ago so that I could integrate something into my home automation system.

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Richard Miles on Sunday, December 01, 2019 03:46:55
    They were really good phones/tablets. Unfortunately since the
    Nexus program was superceded by the Pixels it doesn't really matter anymore
    <g> although you can still find good ones on Swappa or eBay. I just picked up
    a Nexus 6 a couple of weeks ago so that I could integrate something into my home automation system.

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    So IYOO, what would you recommend for putting Linux on a tablet then?

    $ The Millionaire $

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  • From Mortifis@VERT/ALLEYCAT to The Millionaire on Sunday, December 01, 2019 09:20:19
    I just picked
    <g> up
    a Nexus 6 a couple of weeks ago so that I could integrate something into my home automation system.

    What are you using for your home automation system?

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Oli on Sunday, December 01, 2019 08:02:00
    Oli wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Starting with the RPi-3B you can boot/run entirely off an external
    hard drive, no SD card needed at all. I do think I remember
    reading that the RPi-4 can't however, for some strange reason.

    The PI 4 has a different desgin. It's bootloader is in the EEPROM
    and it does not use bootcode.bin on the SD. USB ports and
    Ethernet are on the PCIe bus. When the Pi 4 was released the code
    for USB boot just didn't exist, but they are working on it. I
    don't think there is a release date yet, maybe sometime next
    year.


    == Network and USB boot ==

    Support for these additional bootmodes will be added in the
    future via optional bootloader updates. The current schedule is
    to release network boot first, then USB boot.
    --
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/boo teeprom.md


    == Raspberry Pi4 bootloader EEPROM release notes ==

    2019-11-18
    * Various internal refactorings to prepare for USB MSD storage
    boot in
    the next beta-series.

    2019-09-23
    * Add support for network boot
    --
    https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-eeprom/blob/master/firmware/rel ease-notes.md


    Very good information, I didn't know the Pi4 was so different in
    design. I think I'll wait a little longer before trying one.
    Thanks for the reply.



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  • From Richard Miles@VERT to The Millionaire on Sunday, December 01, 2019 19:19:48
    On 01 Dec 2019, The Millionaire said the following...

    So IYOO, what would you recommend for putting Linux on a tablet then?

    Now? Either try to find a gently used Nexus 10 or pony up for the MS Surface Go. That or put one together with a Raspberry Pi. That's probably the
    cheapest option.

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  • From Richard Miles@VERT to Mortifis on Sunday, December 01, 2019 19:29:59
    On 01 Dec 2019, Mortifis said the following...

    What are you using for your home automation system?

    I am assuming you were replying to me (the message was to the Millionaire).
    The main backbone is HomeSeer. I've been running it since around 2000 and am very partial to it. Also use Home Assistant, MQTT and NodeRED to communicate between HS and the few things it doesn't support very well (Sonoff's and
    stuff like that). As far as the hardware I finally retired the rest of my X10 stuff recently and use mostly Z-Wave switches and plugs although I have a few sonoff's scattered around. I like that they are cheap and easy to mod (who doesn't like spending $5 vs $40+?) I did replace my thermostat with a Nest
    that I really like and a Nest Hello at the front door. Oh yeah, pull the
    video in from that and a mix of cameras using Blue Iris, which also
    interfaces with HS. For voice control I use both Alexa devices and Google
    Home, although I am considering converting to raspberry pi's since the voice control is the only thing I have that doesn't strictly rely on the Internet being accessible. I like local control.

    I also use an app called Tasker on my phones (I am strictly an Android guy, don't see anything wrong with iphones, just what I prefer) and can trigger a lot of stuff from that as well depending on my activities.

    You asked...<g>

    Talking about HA is like going down a huge rabbit hole. I tend to spend more time fooling around with my system than I save by automating it haha. Kind of like BBSing. Always "fixing" something that doesn't need fixing.

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  • From Mortifis@VERT/ALLEYCAT to Richard Miles on Monday, December 02, 2019 06:27:43
    On 01 Dec 2019, Mortifis said the following...

    What are you using for your home automation system?

    I am assuming you were replying to me (the message was to the Millionaire). The main backbone is HomeSeer. I've been running it since around 2000 and am very partial to it. Also use Home Assistant, MQTT and NodeRED to communicate between HS and the few things it doesn't support very well (Sonoff's and stuff like that). As far as the hardware I finally retired the rest of my X10 stuff recently and use mostly Z-Wave switches and plugs although I have a few sonoff's scattered around. I like that they are cheap and easy to mod (who doesn't like spending $5 vs $40+?) I did replace my thermostat with a Nest
    that I really like and a Nest Hello at the front door. Oh yeah, pull the video in from that and a mix of cameras using Blue Iris, which also interfaces with HS. For voice control I use both Alexa devices and Google Home, although I am considering converting to raspberry pi's since the voice control is the only thing I have that doesn't strictly rely on the Internet being accessible. I like local control.

    I also use an app called Tasker on my phones (I am strictly an Android guy, don't see anything wrong with iphones, just what I prefer) and can trigger a lot of stuff from that as well depending on my activities.

    You asked...<g>

    Talking about HA is like going down a huge rabbit hole. I tend to spend more time fooling around with my system than I save by automating it haha. Kind of like BBSing. Always "fixing" something that doesn't need fixing.

    Now that we are completely off topic :-P ... I've been slowly building mine using RPi's. What voice command will you use with RPi? I wrote mine called gizmo in php, but it relies a little on Google Voice api (it arecords a sound file piped via flac, etc then curls the response from google

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  • From Tracker1@VERT to Richard Miles on Monday, December 02, 2019 06:33:16
    So IYOO, what would you recommend for putting Linux on a tablet then?

    Now? Either try to find a gently used Nexus 10 or pony up for the MS
    Surface Go. That or put one together with a Raspberry Pi. That's
    probably the cheapest option.

    The Raspberry Pi is a very good option. Though you might be able to get a
    used x86 system for a similar price, but will use more power from the wall. Getting DOS doors on Pi is going to take some jumping through hoops, and may just want to use DoorParty as a remote option.

    --
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  • From Richard Miles@VERT to Mortifis on Monday, December 02, 2019 10:05:12
    On 02 Dec 2019, Mortifis said the following...

    Now that we are completely off topic :-P ... I've been slowly building mine using RPi's. What voice command will you use with RPi? I wrote
    mine called gizmo in php, but it relies a little on Google Voice api (it arecords a sound file piped via flac, etc then curls the response from


    I've been looking at Ada. Fairly new voice assistant project for Home Assistant. Only issue there is that any microphone I plug into my pi's is not going to be nearly as good as what's in Google and Amazon's equipment. I used to use MS Voice recognition and SAPI as support for that is built in to Homeseer, but once I realized how much better the recognition was in Alexa I dumped it. Keeping stuff local and private is part of my end game though
    which is why I am looking at Ada.

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  • From Mortifis@VERT/ALLEYCAT to Richard Miles on Tuesday, December 03, 2019 09:54:14
    On 02 Dec 2019, Mortifis said the following...

    Now that we are completely off topic :-P ... I've been slowly building mine using RPi's. What voice command will you use with RPi? I wrote mine called gizmo in php, but it relies a little on Google Voice api (it arecords a sound file piped via flac, etc then curls the response from


    I've been looking at Ada. Fairly new voice assistant project for Home Assistant. Only issue there is that any microphone I plug into my pi's is not going to be nearly as good as what's in Google and Amazon's equipment. I used to use MS Voice recognition and SAPI as support for that is built in to Homeseer, but once I realized how much better the recognition was in Alexa I dumped it. Keeping stuff local and private is part of my end game though which is why I am looking at Ada.

    Yes, I have looked into that a little myself https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2019/11/20/privacy-focused-voice-assistant/

    I think with Almond & Ada there is potential, and it seems that some SBBS events could be integrated into SBBS ie: "hotword sync msgmaint" could force an SBBS msgmaint timed event. (Just keeping this topic relevant LOL). I hvae some commands setup in my gizmo STT-TTS script that run shell_exec("/sbbs/exec/jsexec /path/to/*.js); scripts. I had also been playing around with that on a Win10 system using Voice Attack.

    If you have an RPi,a crappy usb mic and a speaker, I can let you look at my Gizmo STT-TTS php script (Lolli Speak v2). I won't put it on github but I will share it with you for SAGs

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Tracker1 on Tuesday, December 03, 2019 20:40:25
    The Raspberry Pi is a very good option. Though you might be able to get a used x86 system for a similar price, but will use more power from the wall. Getting DOS doors on Pi is going to take some jumping through hoops, and may just want to use DoorParty as a remote option.

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    Raspberry Pi does look pretty cool but I like tablets more. No wires just a charger.

    $ The Millionaire $

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to all on Saturday, November 30, 2019 16:43:35
    Re: Re: Linux Tablets With Synchronet?
    By: Mortifis to Nightfox on Sat Nov 30 2019 10:44 am

    Re: Linux Tablets With Synchronet?
    By: The Millionaire to All on Fri Nov 29 2019 06:03 pm

    Is there a real Linux tablet out there that just runs Linux only wit Synchronet?

    As far as I know, there is no tablet that runs a plain Linux distro. Tablets that aren't Apple-based or Microsoft based are normally Android-based. Android does have Linux at its base, but of course, they have the Android UI and support the Android ecosystem. If you root an Android tablet though, you should be able to access the Linux system via and such. But that depends on whether you want to root the device or not

    There is AnLinux app that is basically an Android VM that allows Linux to be installed and run without needing to root the device, though I do not recomm it. https://github.com/EXALAB/Anlinux-App

    Personally, I believe in using the proper tool for the job, and a bbs on a


    boy i guess i need to write a script to shitcan anything with millionaire in it.

    i thought i was free of him after twitfiltering him, but here it is with the tablet on a bbs shit yet again.
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