Raspberry Pi – Center for monitoring

My previous post was about how to measure temperature using the Raspberry Pi. This time we add more power to the system, and create our monitoring center with munin. Release the crow!

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Raspberry Pi – sensing temperature

A small project, good for beginners, and can be done in 15 minutes. The Raspberry Pi as a temperature monitor using munin.

There has been a Raspberry Pi Model B in my possession for more than 1,5 years. In the early months my system administrator part was strong, so it was used as a DNS/DHCP/LAMP server with Raspbian and Arch. Later it was used as a smart extension for a HDMI capable TV with OpenELEC, but as a physicist it was not put to proper use. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi – sensing temperature”

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think

TED Blog

language Economist Keith Chen starts today’s talk with an observation: to say, “This is my uncle,” in Chinese, you have no choice but to encode more information about said uncle. The language requires that you denote the side the uncle is on, whether he’s related by marriage or birth and, if it’s your father’s brother, whether he’s older or younger.

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“All of this information is obligatory. Chinese doesn’t let me ignore it,” says Chen. “In fact, if I want to speak correctly, Chinese forces me to constantly think about it.”

This got Chen wondering: Is there a connection between language and how we think and behave? In particular, Chen wanted to know: does our language affect our economic decisions?

Chen designed a study — which he describes in detail in this blog post — to look at how language might affect individual’s ability to save for the future. According…

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