I am thinking of installing a GPS vehicle tracker; mostly with the hope
that I can know if someone is,
breaking into my vehicle; I can notify the police..... rather than
track it after has been stolen. !
Just to give clearer idea of the problem and to forestall already
-the vehicle is a 1994 Mitsubishi Starwagon 4WD with no remote locking
-it now has an after market engine immobiliser fitted
-recently someone made a fairly determined attempt to steal the vehicle;
(as contrasted with previous breakins where they just took stuff)
-unfortunately it is parked in undercover parking which is extremely
and too far away to set up a wifi camera; perhaps 50m away downstairs
around a corner !
To get an idea of the devices I am considering here is one from Jaycar
here is another $250- $300 depending on source
This later one uses an Android app
"iCar Advanced GPS tracker_v3.0.2_apkpure.com.apk" ;
(which I have installed in an old Samsung Galaxy SII)
but it seems to want to use Google for some kind of authentication.
I really don't like Google and would prefer a solution which doesn't
any suggestions eg should I be looking for a device which allows an
open-source apk ?
or will they all use proprietary apps ?
thanks Rohan McLeod
Mark Trickett via luv-main wrote:
> Hello All,
> I heard a BBC documentary on ABC Radio National, in the World Docos
> segment. I want the audio to pass on to others, and I would strongly
> recommend it to all here. I can get it to play, but not to save, yet.
> There are five episodes, and the last is the kicker.
Mark; I had a quick look
Episode 5 of 5
When Donald Trump announced his candidacy to become leader of the
he was already known by millions of Americans as a shrewd and astute
, for 10 years, had cut through the crap on national TV.
A ruthless bad-ass who hired and fired and got things done.
Just what Americans needed as real politicians seemed slow and boring
Rather than the xenophobic, reactionary, philosophically and
scientifically ignorant billionaire peasant;
so beloved of the now not-so-silent cultural working class; who were
always the true conservatives. !
I am wondering if the difficulty in passing on to others is just some
form of copyright protection by the BBC ?
I have re-posted to luv-talk because this seems mostly about politics
rather than Linux
regards Rohan McLeod
> I do have youtube-dl installed,and command runner firefox extension,
> but not yet sure how to go about. I would also appreciate examples to
> be able to use them to download from ABC iView, I want "saving Planet
> Mark Trickett
> luv-main mailing list
I had tabs open yesterday afternoon, watching the rain radar, then
problem connecting. Since then have tried to ping bom.gov.au and
nothing back. Has anyone heard anything. In similar vein, some other
sites are a lot slower than they were, I have a number of webcomics I
follow, and some are perennially slow, but some which were not slow
have slowed, along with some business sites. This includes
https//www.partsmart-corp.com/ who have been very slow to load. They
have been very good, that is where I was able to get the pickup
rollers, separation pads, all the output rollers and a fuser for a HP
LJ 4Plus and keep a very good printer up and running.
Robin Stephens asked:
> Is luv-main still the primary place for discussion of all things Linux
> in Victoria?
It kind of is (to my knowledge). As you perhaps observed, it's
reasonably active, with over a dozen postings over the course of July.
I'm going to return to your point via a seeming digression, so please
bear with me:
Point 1. My friend Michael Paoli has been doing fine work collecting a
list on Bay Area Linux User Group's (San Francisco) wiki of all known
recurring virtual LUG meetings, during the pandemic era. It's here:
You will note there's nothing (yet) from Oz: not Vic, not NSW, nothing.
This is perhaps accurate, perhaps not. Truth to tell, I was just now
double-checking all of LUV's public mailing lists and Web site to see if
there were mention of a LUV online meeting. (There is not - yet.)
As I find time, I intend to check other Australian Linux sites to see if
any ought to be added to the page. Please, if you (plural) have a
chance, kindly do likewise.
That was the _initial_ point I wanted to make.
Point 2: Hmm, one silver lining of the slow trend of rolling out online
meetings (on Zoom, Jitsi Meet, or others) is that suddenly physicality
is less important. I have lately been attending a number of
organisations' Zoom or Jitsi meetings that are thousands of kilometres
away from me. (Yr. humble servant is 60 km south of San Francisco,
and his time zone during this season is UTC-7: Locals call it PDT =
Pacific Daylight Time.)
Recently, for five days at the end of July, I helped run the annual
World Science Fiction Convention ('Worldcon'), a volunteer-owned/run
literary and fandom event, held this year in Wellington, Enn-Zed. But,
of course, 2020 being the dumpster fire that it is, few of the ~2000
attendees could be in Wellington, so this was the first-ever virtual
Worldcon, held using a mix of Zoom, Discord, WordPress, Jitsi Meet, and
some other technologies. (I did the buildout & administration of
Jitsi Meet for the Worldcon.)
Starting during staff planning and running through the event, I kept a
browser tab open to https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ , to keep an eye on
the two timezones: I came to think of NZ, being on NZST = UTC+12, as
five hours behind me plus a day ahead. (It seemed humourously fitting
for the Worldcon to be held in the future. ;-> ) LUV / Melbourne /
Vic, being on AEST = UTC+10 during these winter months, I would
naturally think of as seven hours behind me plus a day ahead. As a
mnemonic, you see. (I also switched to 24hr clock notation, as it makes
the maths easier.)
To sum: The jiggering of time differences is irksome but one quickly
finds heuristics & tools to cut the annoyance value, and reduce error.
The conclusion: How about other LUV people joining me in showing up at
select virtual LUG events with little regard to distance or national
borders? (I _am_ a longtime LUV person, even if I am Yet Another Bloody
Point 3: Also, please consider looking into occasional and perhaps
regular LUV meetings on Jitsi Meet (like: meet.jit.si/luv) or on Zoom.
Then, you (or I) can add them to Michael Paoli's list, and (for better
or worse) gain international attendees with peculiar accents.
I would be glad to give a virtual lecture on the construction, care, and
feeding of Jitsi Meet for LUV. (I could be LUV's first monthly speaker
to ever give a presentation to LUV's audience from 12,600 km away.)
(If Russell or another LUV officer considers this posting appropriate
for luv-main, great. I didn't want to presume.)
Been busy with life last few years so have not had time to engage with many
of the communities I used to be involved with.
Hope you are all safe and well.
Just curious about the status of LUV lately. Mailing list seems semi active
but the web site is severely broken.
Is luv-main still the primary place for discussion of all things Linux in
A board for self-hosted Linux development on RISCV (RV64GC), still at
corporate pricing ... (USD520).
The FPGA specs are there for people who understand them.
PolarFire SoC (MPFS250T-FCVG484EES)
600 MHz clock
1 x RV64IMAC core by SiFive
4 x RV64GC core by SiFive
254K logic elements non-volatile fabric
784 x math block (18 x 18)
4 x 12.7 Gbps SERDES
2 GB LPDDR4 x 32
1 Gb SPI flash
8 GB eMMC flash or SD card slot (multiplexed)
2 x Gigabit Ethernet
Raspberry Pi-compatible 40-pin header
Micro USB 2.0 Hi-Speed OTG
4 x UART (via single micro USB)
2 x CAN
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