On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:51:10 PM UTC-4, johny...@sigaint.org wrote: > > Yeah, Joanna is seriously epic. > > Upon that, we can all agree. > > Everything she designs or writes up, seems bang-on (and wonderfully > informative) in this increasingly security-threatened world we're living > in. > > She's probably just a fictional character created by the NSA to mesmerize > and lure us Linux geeks into this honeypot known as Qubes. :) > > (Even I'm not quite that paranoid. Yet, at least.) > > > How about Raspberry Pi..? That seems to have very few components. > > That's interesting. > > As a side project (one of soooo soooo many), I'm working on a > Arduino-based system that will let me do secure, encrypted note-taking, > email, SMS, messaging, etc., with (similarly secure/encrypted/hack-proof) > mouse/keyboard/storage, as well as even being a platform for further > development of the same system, without dependency upon a vulnerable PC or > laptop. > > And also being lower-power and mobile, which helps security further. > > Things like secure and encrypted SMS, messaging, email, note taking, > PDA-like functionality (on par with Palm Pilots in days of old) are > certainly possible, without being threatened by hacks from all the > organized (or disorganized) crooks or overly-aggressive governments > pushing, unhindered and beyond reproach, way beyond constitutional and > ethical boundaries. > > They will be portable, low power, low cost, open source, transparent tools > that could be used by the oppressed, the abused, whistle-blowers, the > relentlessly hacked, that are afraid to speak out, as well as the general > public. > > I've been focused upon Arduino/atmega328 due to the low cost, > accessibility, transparency, etc.. > > (The harassment I've personally been undergoing has been keeping me, errr, > rather "frugal," so the atmega328 platform is appealing.) > > Raspberry is a bit like Arduino/atmega on steroids. I've not gone there > because it draws more power, costs more; but at the end of the day, it's > more powerful and probably has similar security/transparency as the > Arduino/atmega328 if done properly. > > And with its additional processing power, it's a more likely candidate for > replacing a PC for things like web browsing, Tor, VPN, PGP, (things a bit > beyond atmega328's capabilities). And in those cases, the extra cost is > still far below even a basic notebook or tablet. > > (Not sure how it rates power-consumption-wise as compared to > notebooks/tablets, maybe a bit worse. I see it used a lot for home media > PC's, which I doubt would last long on a couple of CR2032 batteries. :) > But still way better than a PC, as long as we still can rely upon power to > our homes, it'll do. :) ) > > I am firmly convinced that the only salvation to corrupt surveillance > states and the take-over of the world by the greedy and corrupt, is a > revolution to more simplistic, secure, and (especially) transparent > technology that achieves a lot of the same things as today's hopelessly > complex smartphones, Wifi, broadbands, web browsers. > > I'll stop the rant now. :) But progressing/expanding up to the > Raspberry's power while still achieving the same goals, is something I'm > going to seriously ponder. > > (There are a number of other processors, like STM32 and others, that can > similarly bring more processing power without blowing security. My > approach is quite portable, so any or all of the platforms should be > viable to include in the solution.) > > Thanks for the inspiration. :) > > JJ
I use a raspberry pi as a print server with a usb printer for my qubes machine. Its great its just like running debian. and chromium running on it for google loud print for android devices. runs great. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/3a0a5b3b-183a-4938-9bc9-2bc9a6419e77%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.