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Old 2019-12-06, 17:32   #1
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Default repurposing random consumer electronics

Saw https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/3/2...=pocket-newtab and recalled the linux repurposing of certain Linksys wireless routers and Ernst's recent cellphone effort. I wonder how many other items are sitting around that could be doing GIMPS work in their mostly idle days and nights. https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/shield-tv/ seems a candidate. How about the various other models of smart TVs? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_TV
https://hdtvsandmore.com/toshiba-4k-...u20-55lf711u20
Or addon boxes? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Fire_TV shows sufficient ram for primality testing or trial factoring is typical, and they're based on a variant of Android.

http://marksmods.com/Hack-the-Fire-TV/
http://www.aftvnews.com/root/
https://forum.xda-developers.com/fire-tv

Conversely, how should one secure/firewall a smart TV? https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protec...ked-1822805501

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