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  • Use an LCD Monitor as a TV Without a Computer

    Get some external speakers. Your video source might have audio output jacks.Or it might not. If you're using something like a Roku stick or a Chromecast, you will first have to plug it into an HDMI audio extractor. and then connect the audio output from that to your external speakers.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9083VW8930&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC-_-pla-_-Adapters+and+gender+changers-_-9SIA9083VW8930&gclid=CNO8p-H9684CFQKsaQodjCYBYg&gclsrc=aw.ds

    If you don't have cable and want to get OTA signals through an antenna, you can get a DTV converter box. Be sure to get one that has HDMI output, and then you can connect that to your monitor. (You might need an adapter if your monitor only has DVI or VGA inputs. DVI > VGA...HDMI = DVI plus audio.)

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  • KeyPi - A cheap portable Raspberry Pi 3 "Laptop" under $80

    I got an e-mail notifying me of a comment that I can no longer see. But here's what the commenter wrote. I thought it was a good idea / use case for the hardware, although the ergonomics would be even worse than they are on the Freewrite. If the screen were in a different spot, perhaps a bit larger, and (crucially) flipped up at least a little, you might have something there. ---------------------------------------From: powerfulparadoxI think some custom software and it can replace this: http://www.getfreewrite.com

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  • KeyPi - A cheap portable Raspberry Pi 3 "Laptop" under $80

    OK, that's fair. As long as we can agree this item is not practical in any way. I was hoping someone might explain a use case for this that I hadn't thought about.

    Here's my question: Why? What purpose does this serve? Is anyone who cares about having a full-sized keyboard going to be willing to live with a 3.5" screen?

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