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Nextcloud Box – a private cloud and IoT solution for home users

Companies launch Raspberry Pi-based device to enable consumers greater control over their data

Stuttgart, Germany – September 16, 2016 – Nextcloud, Canonical and WDLabs, are today launching the Nextcloud Box, a secure, private, self-hosted cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) platform giving consumers a way to take back control over their personal data. Nextcloud Box makes hosting a personal cloud simple and cost effective whilst maintaining a secure private environment that can be expanded with additional features via apps.

The Nextcloud Box consists of a hard drive and a case, complemented by a Raspberry Pi 2 or a similar credit-card sized computer. The pre-configured, easy-to-use platform handles file storage and syncing, communication and more, requires no maintenance and enables users to install more functionality through apps like Spreed, OpenHab and Collabora Online. The box offers 1TB of storage at the price point of Eur 70. For information on where to buy please visit nextcloud.com/box

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This is a start. A company planting a seed using the Raspberry Pi, a small single-board computer. Open source at the heart of this idea and some much more 🙂

Our project, Dreaming About Open Hardware, aka NOC-in-a-Box™ shares a deep kinship of its heritage due to Open Source 🙂

 

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Get to know JACK

JACK :JACK Audio Connection Kit, is what this article is about.

JACK is a Open Source Project, and they say it best.

Have you ever wanted to take the audio output of one piece of software and send it to another? How about taking the output of that same program and send it to two others, then record the result in the first program? Or maybe you’re a programmerwho writes real-time audio and music applications and who is looking for a cross-platform API that enables not only device sharing but also inter-application audio routing, and is incredibly easy to learn and use? If so, JACK may be what you’ve been looking for.

In my particular case I am using this and many other Open Source tools to take full advantage of the technology I have around me.

JACK’s source code is available and is available on Windows, Linux and OS X.

 

What Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money? — Discover

Would a basic level of income change the world for the better? At FiveThirtyEight, Andrew Flowers writes on how guaranteed income is gaining traction.

via What Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money? — Discover

 

Would people be less stressed because they do not have to worry about where their next paycheck is coming from? The stress of living paycheck to paycheck can not be overstated.  Those who deal with poverty on a day to day basis know that it can be a choice between tuna or chicken salad, as an example. You learn to stretch your meals using creative things like rice and lentils.  Chick peas can be made into hummus and so much more.

I am currently investigating crowdfunding to support the development of some of my innovations.

#OpenGrid #bitcoin #encryption #cyberpunk #cypherpunk #cyberspace #sprawl #Gibson #neuromancer #consolecowboy

#dystopian #bladerunner #blade_runner #deckard #analysis

http://dramatica.com/analysis/blade-runner

 

WordPress & crowdfunding

Some searches resulted in these links below:

http://www.wpexplorer.com/crowdfunding-website-wordpress/

https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/tags/crowdfunding

http://ignitiondeck.com/id/

http://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2013/05/15191-launching-crowdfunding-site-wordpress/

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#WellingtonStreet

#BayFinancialSector

http://ncfacanada.org/canadian-crowdfunding-directory/

http://ncfacanada.org/

https://www.seedups.ca/

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/investing/equity-crowdfunding-for-canadians/

https://cloudfund.ca/

http://www.crowdcapital.ca/

 

 

Make Life Accessible contest

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Dreaming about Open Hardware

Sometimes I sit and day dream  (Offsite URL: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-couch/201003/decoding-hidden-meaning-in-your-daydreams )  about what I see as possible configuration of existing technologies that can be combined in novel ways, to expand their versatility and usefulness in improving all of our collective, quality of life?

I have always believed that our current level of technology was being restrained for less than positive motives.  Built-in obsolescence, do not fix all the bugs in your first go round, you are eliminating work too quickly is unwise. 🙂 Maybe I am sounding pessimistic, I know that this is a truth for Closed Source companies. Entropy.

Back to Hardware

Oui, octal core setup is adequate for my base 4/3 sim setup (4 cores, 3 for the sims and one for the databases.) Octal core allows for 2x2x2x2 (2coresX2coresX2coresx2cores)=2x2x2x2=16 and external servers are 4core minimum @home (3200/3400 opterons in a cube with 3 1Gb Ethernett, USB3, HDMI, Lightning, FibreChannel, DVI, Firewire 800.
#OpenHardwareIdea
#GPLv3
#David E. Carlson

Turn your Raspberry Pi V1 into an Automatic Backup Server

https://opensource.com/life/16/3/turn-your-old-raspberry-pi-automatic-backup-server

Currently implementing with 2 drives, minus a USB Hub or external power. Running off Battery Pack at present.

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–Dave