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[–] StephaniePaddock 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

They taste pretty good too.

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[–] JRHNBR 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

its faster competitor Odroid xu4 is vulnerable :( that thing at least have 2gig ram and usb3 to be semi usable pc replacement. down the drain goes my hope of build nsa inconvenient machine

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[–] bruinsdude 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Get an old thinkpad and flash libreboot. It'll probably be even cheaper.

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[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Still going to be vulnerable to these bugs.

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[–] RedditSucksFacebook 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Im guessing no one read the article because at the end all the founder says is "we believe they arent" thats a big stretch to immune.

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[–] glassuser 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

And without documentation and audit of the proc and firmware blob, his word is all we have.

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[–] ranch-othelioma 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I was so stoked upon first read about raspi coming out: cheap, open source, linuxable. then the reality of it only being partially open...fuuuuuuu. i still don't own one.

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[–] youareivan 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

...so are furbys.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Right? I don't this Pi's are going to replace my gaming rig for some reason.

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[–] thantik 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Pis are great as little VPN boxes for your home network, or FTP server, etc. - They aren't meant to replace your gaming rig, they're meant for intro to robotics, openCV stuff, introductory programming on a limited environment.

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[–] hatecrime 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I got a pi with libreelec on it. It runs kodi and i use it to watch movies and YouTube clips. I highly recommend it. 9/10

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Same here, it is great for that purpose!

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[–] Subtenko 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There is a known vulnerability to pi tho, m'stomach

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[–] stillinit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Funny, before all this came out I was thinking about building a pi set up strictly for web browsing. I find it hard to believe their cpu is not affected though, and if that's true great, but there's still backdoors. What can you do.

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[–] ShinyVoater 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I find it hard to believe their cpu is not affected though

These attacks depend on features not present in the CPUs used. It's the same as Linux not being vulnerable to Windows malware.

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[–] stillinit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

From what I understand the official narrative is the bug is a result of a work around to continually speed up CPUs. If the pi had to go through any performance decrease it would render them useless, so there's a lot riding on that. Is the iphone immune? They use ARM.

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[–] JRHNBR 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Pi is great as headless file server or torrent seedbox but pi can barely run GUI, most people will probably not tolerate such web bowing experience

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[–] stillinit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

My pi3 only struggles with web browsing with wifi on desktop distros. Connected through ethernet though is night and day. And I haven't overlocked, modified anything, added swap or anything. You're right though, at a certain point buying a cheap pc is a better option.

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[–] Cat-hax 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I still need to get me one of these.

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