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    A stranger gives you a USB device and you stick it into your device. The IT people in your org scream and pick up blunt instruments as they approach you menacingly.

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      With this business card, at least you’d know who to blame!

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        This is actually the ultimate power move. Give a guy your card, he sticks an unknown usb into his computer, gets fired for breaking security protocols, you get his job.

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          Or they’ve got their act together and USB access is disabled, via policy’s or the ports are physically disabled with locks and such.

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            You can still burn out the USB port and maybe do damage to the motherboard too.

            That being said USB being disabled doesn’t make sense if you have files that are large.

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          I designed and built a similar but much smaller scale project for kids and adults to work together that uses similar concepts. The shop is closed over the Christmas break but will reopen in the new year.

          Kudos to the author and thanks to OP for the find. This F1C100S looks like a really nice little chip used in a lot of stuff. I’ve ordered a dev board to play with but I think I might order some stuff that uses this once I’m familiar and see if I can use it as a base to teach hardware modification.

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            I loved reading this, I just read the author’s introduction to their Mastering Embedded Linux series and I can’t wait for the next posts in the series :)

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              This is quite amazing! Suggestion in case the author sees this: the fortune database should be facts from your resume!

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                I miss the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHIP_(computer) - I wish this cheap, small SoCs could lead to similar, and fully open, SBCs

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                  if anyone is interested, i still have one or two chips somewhere and in the eu shipping them shouldn’t be too expensive.

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                    I am actually! Might even take your offer on both of them if nobody else voices their interest! I’m located in Berlin. Currently out of town but should be back soon.

                    How can we organise this?

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                      Might even take your offer on both of them if nobody else voices their interest!

                      maybe i’ve even got three, i have to check the box first. :)

                      checked the box, it’s three, one with the baseplate-“case” and one spare baseplate: https://imgur.com/a/VUWpCXA

                      How can we organise this?

                      i guess the easiest way would be using lobsters-pm to discuss further details.

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                        Oh yeah perfect CHIP HA cluster here we come :D

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                    Not sure if it quite meets the goals of “fully open”, but I recently learned about https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/ROCK64 and it seems to be going in the right direction. They use closed-source CPU’s and such, natch, but they seem to put work into making open-source drivers for them and publish all of the specs and designs.

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                      I actually got my hands on 4 of the suckers and two pocketchips! It’s a shame that my kernel hacker alpha board is stuck in a bootloop. I have an arduino coming home for Christmas, so hopefully I can debug it back to life over serial.

                      I still use one of the chip boards for testing WebAssembly stuff. Go’s cross-compilation powers are great.

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                        My Docker Swarm home cluster run over a bunch of CHIPs

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                        There’s also a detailed wrietup about the business card design on the very same blog.

                        I’d be interested to understand the hardware design of the board. The post sadly doesn’t cover that part :(

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                          Instead of USB, this would be more practical if it could print something (e.g. a résumé) via NFC.

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                            I would be annoyed if someone handed me a business card that I had to figure out how to use.