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[#] Tue Aug 02 2011 16:30:18 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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ummm ... how is a specific phone's upgrade of the Android stack a victory for open source?

Now it does seem that people are having *some* success [ ] loading up Cyanogenmod on that particular phone. If you could get a software stack running on that phone with zero carrier mods, *then* it would be a Phear Teh Penguins moment!

(And I'm thinking at this point that "can be rooted; compatible with Cyanogenmod" will be an absolute requirement for any phone I buy in the future. Not only do carriers add annoying stuff to the stack, but the CM folks also keep the builds coming long after the carrier has abandoned a phone. CM had builds for my G1 right up through Android 2.2; T-Mobile stopped at 1.6.)

[#] Thu Aug 04 2011 03:28:40 EDT from arabella

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I've a freind with an Andriod phone (She claims not to like Blackberry) and she wants to use "Viber" anyone have a review?

[#] Thu Aug 04 2011 03:33:05 EDT from triLcat

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I'm having a discussion with someone who is answering me in Japanese.

this is amusing.

I bought an app that worked with my phone

then I had to reset my phone

turns out that in the meantime the app was upgraded and now it no longer works with my phone.


I'm trying to get them to send me the app by email so I can re-install the earlier version.


[#] Mon Aug 15 2011 22:32:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I've a freind with an Andriod phone (She claims not to like
Blackberry) and she wants to use "Viber" anyone have a review?

That sounds like an application whose use involves turning off the ringer and then doing things that would probably void your warranty.

[#] Mon Aug 29 2011 20:50:10 EDT from fleeb

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Uncensored is unkind to view on Android's web browser. But you can find an okay ssh client to use instead.

Just slow to type on this software keyboard.

[#] Mon Aug 29 2011 21:47:17 EDT from zooer

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ok, how do you ssh to it?  I tried ssh and it told me I was a bad boy.  I also tried a few this with my virtual citadel that didn't seem to work.

[#] Mon Aug 29 2011 22:33:58 EDT from fleeb

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You use, then the shell session will ask for authentication.

[#] Mon Aug 29 2011 23:23:44 EDT from Sig

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It would be helpful if that were documented somewhere more prominently. I was telneting for years because I didn't know I could ssh in as 'bbs.'

ConnectBot seems to be a pretty decent SSH client for Android.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 13:29:26 EDT from wizard of aahz

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or k-proposed-at-t-t-mobile-merger.html

or Merger between AT&T and T-Mobile running into federal anti-trust complaint.

One wonders how the Foobar household views this niews?

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 15:29:39 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Well, one member of the household just got here to post the news [] but I see you got to it first.

I would very much like to see the whole deal fall apart. I like T-Mobile the way it is.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 16:22:45 EDT from wizard of aahz

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[] but I see you got to it first.

Just showing you that I'm paying attention to something these days.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 20:07:07 EDT from zooer

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Yesterday I was responding to my ssh from a blackberry when uncensored crashed.  I have come to the conclusion that the problem is with the Blackberry ssh (BBSSH) program.  It wants a user name and password in a separate pop-up window before you establish the connection and I think the program gets confused.  Using "" with no user name and password doesn't work, using "" with "bbs" for the user name and blank for the password doesn't work.


Connecting to OK               
ssh-dss (key)     
Requesting authentication                                   
Start keyboard-interactive                                  
Authentication failed.                                      
Available methods are: publickey,password 


I tried using just the user name with no password on a server I have connected to before, it gave me the same error.  The program wants to send the user name password.

Another reason to hate my Blackberry.




[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 20:16:55 EDT from zooer

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After posting the above I tried entering bbs for the user name and a space for the password. It worked. Still hate my Blackberry. It is slow.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 20:21:00 EDT from zooer

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Finally solved that problem.  Quirky program, the screen updates were very slow, I am sure I had it set for local wifi and not blackberry service.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 22:07:32 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Get an Android!

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 23:21:21 EDT from zooer

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I have time before the contract ends, but I am starting to think about my next move.  I went with the blackberry because I didn't want android (don't trust Google) or an Iphone (over priced) but we as consumers are running out of choices.  I think I am going to have to assimilate and get a android phone.  I have thought about dropping a smart phone, getting a regular phone and then picking up a netbook, but I still have time to think about it.  I no longer need a smart phone at this point.

[#] Wed Aug 31 2011 23:33:07 EDT from Sig

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You can get an Android phone with the CyanogenMod and have as little tie-in with our Google Overlords as you wish; you don't even have to have the G apps installed on it.

[#] Thu Sep 01 2011 06:21:35 EDT from dothebart

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had a blackberry way back in 2006; I liked the little keyboard a lot, but not being able to do anything without having a bbes in place, and paying truckloads of money sucked badass.

Its a total data dead end and you won't get anything out it without a wintendo plus a microshit RFC Violator Client edition. It wouldn't even offer a serial connection via its usb connector.

the only one missing me not having it anymore was my gf, because of I wouldn't send as many sms'es as with it anymore.

I was realy hapy getting rid of that proprietary shitbrick.

btw, right now i've got a samsung b2700 (had an htc magic inbetween which wouldn't stand me roadbiking & sweating) and a netbook. works great.


[#] Wed Oct 19 2011 22:01:43 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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so... I may end up trickling-down my G1, leaving an opportunity to buy a new phone for myself. What should I get? (I'm on tmobile, so it has to be compatible with their network, but it doesn't necessarily have to be one of their branded models.)

Android answers only, please.

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