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Bernd 01/22/2019 (Tue) 19:04:51 [Preview] No. 22642
What type of phone do you have bernd.

Me: note 9

Bernd 01/22/2019 (Tue) 19:17:18 [Preview] No.22659 del
I can call Trump anytime I want.

Bernd 01/23/2019 (Wed) 21:09:24 [Preview] No.22709 del
I've had rare Finnish meme phone with autistic l*nux inside for 4 years, but few days ago it's died completely.

Very disappointing.

Bernd 01/24/2019 (Thu) 06:24:52 [Preview] No.22726 del
How open source phones fair nowadays?

Bernd 01/24/2019 (Thu) 09:47:00 [Preview] No.22729 del
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It isn't really open source actually (it is Jolla, not N9 from Nokia). There are closed parts, including some apps and part of UI, but it doesn't matter anyway. For example, browser is open source, yet no one still really did any code, except Jolla devs.

As phone it was pretty usable, I've used it daily. It has android compar layer, so many apps work (many don't though, because it is 4.1). Native apps are ok, but there aren't many of them, and some of them suck (like native default email and jabber clients).

Companies and services of course wouldn't make own apps for small unknown platform. GUI is pretty and usable, it is very swipe-centered, overall OS is pretty fast on slow hardware (faster than android of course). Apps are made with Qt (C++ or Python) + QML. Internals are plain linux, i.e. rpm, systemd, wayland, just average modern linux distro. Few features I've missing at android now (bought some cheap chinese thing for emergency reasons), although technically android is much more polished and usable for average user.

Sadly, internal partition died on upgrade, looks like it is just age, device isn't even could be flashed anymore.

Bernd 01/24/2019 (Thu) 13:59:44 [Preview] No.22731 del
Just some old chink shit, I only use it for the alarm clock anyway.

Bernd 01/24/2019 (Thu) 20:00:16 [Preview] No.22749 del
Smart phones made mp3 players obsolete but big tech doesn't care about throttling it somehow yet because keins stream everything on an app anyways.

Bernd 01/24/2019 (Thu) 20:10:24 [Preview] No.22751 del
For me one selling point of a smart phone would be good privacy. By default the usual brands are basically "tapware", so I don't want them - not really need them either. But the open source phones might offer some solution.

Bernd 01/24/2019 (Thu) 20:20:39 [Preview] No.22752 del
I have a dedicated desk drawer where I dump the ones women and relatives buy for me when they learn I don't have one
from old or second-hand ones to brand new tablet-like monstrosities
the only one I sometimes use is a very old one with a hardware keyboard, no network connectivity whatsoever (apart from usb, technically), just a terminal emulator and an epub reader

man, it drives me mad to see people download 89832401324 times the same fucking jewtube video to listen to some barf-tire pseudomusic

Bernd 01/24/2019 (Thu) 20:28:54 [Preview] No.22753 del
Never get the drive to experiment circumventing the gps (if it's a separate chip and not integrated into any other vital ones) on one of those unused ones and see if it works?

Bernd 01/24/2019 (Thu) 21:06:30 [Preview] No.22757 del
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>people unironically pay to stream 160kbps music via Spotify

Bernd 01/25/2019 (Fri) 07:44:22 [Preview] No.22766 del
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>For me one selling point of a smart phone would be good privacy. By default the usual brands are basically "tapware", so I don't want them - not really need them either. But the open source phones might offer some solution.

Yes, that is one reason to use something open source and uncommon. Although using those common data-stealing services will broke your privacy anyway, maybe just less. I mean, it matters that your phone doesn't track you every second by default, but when you installing skype/whatsapp/telegram/whatever and use google/yandex/etc it matters less. And this shit is often required for everyday usage nowadays.

Considering open source phones and such, I think there are still no really truly user-friendly non-android devices on market right, only toys for autistic linux users. Maybe that Jolla is the closest thing for average person, but it has multiple flaws (some of them are problems may be fixed by community though, it is just too small) and not really open. Although it still worth a try if you are ok with hardships of linux enthusiast and not using all those services much.

Bernd 01/25/2019 (Fri) 18:10:42 [Preview] No.22775 del
I looked up what's "note 9" is and found this:
So my question: did you start the thread as a bragging?

Hmm. Interesting. Thx for the info.

Bernd 01/25/2019 (Fri) 22:07:44 [Preview] No.22787 del
I despise smartphones, everything from limited capabilities to phone "games" to apps encapsulates what's wrong with mass Internet access.
But it's also nearly impossible to live without one, not just because of direct calls but also due to WhatsApp, which, believe it or not, seems to be the most critical channel of communication -even professional- here. So I own a Motorola.

Bernd 01/26/2019 (Sat) 08:01:17 [Preview] No.22793 del
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>Critically important whatsapp shitdomain and shitriver of app crap

Bernd 01/26/2019 (Sat) 14:35:31 [Preview] No.22799 del
It's not my fault everyone uses it for critical communications.

Bernd 02/17/2019 (Sun) 19:49:03 [Preview] No.23309 del
What about the Librem 5? When the company finally gets it shit together you should be able to run the linux distro by your liking. The company makes high promises about it valuing the privacy of its customers and they want a shitload of money for outdated stats, so I guess they won't need to sale one's data on top. They are from Cali though and therefor fall under patriot act and similar shit.

Are there any boards left worth visiting? Deutsch/pol/ gone to shit and 8ch drifts back in the cesspit it never really crawled up. I won't go on discord nor GAP. I would rather join a tox group or shit.

Bernd 02/18/2019 (Mon) 17:24:20 [Preview] No.23324 del
>Librem 5
>You can preorder the phone at early-bird pricing ($599) until January 31st 2019 or $649 until shipping begins and regular pricing comes into effect. Kits with an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, are also available for preorder.
Uh. I'm not familiar with smart phone prices but it's expensive to me. Maybe after a while it will go down. If I was a first worlder I might consider it, privacy would worth that much. But then I'd had to find more extensive use of it.

Bernd 02/18/2019 (Mon) 18:02:04 [Preview] No.23325 del
>Are there any boards left worth visiting?
I toyed with the idea of making a chan/board review thread. Simply: lurk a board on whatever chan for a while then write about the experience, and rate it too. I can't really do it, I'm still mired down by the Icebreaker (I think I'll be ready this week), and I started/continued some irl stuff that whittling away my free time - not to mention the solar cooker is also still waiting for me here. But if you guys have anything to share and can be bothered to write it feel free to do it.

Bernd 02/19/2019 (Tue) 00:19:44 [Preview] No.23327 del
I might start it myself with brief and sometimes more in-depth descriptions of 8jim boards. They tipically fit into 5 categories:

A) Massive boards
B) Porn boards
C) Dead boards
D) Opaque boards in which all discussion (mostly small talk) happens in generic threads that last for hundreds of posts, with none of the usual thread organization. In some cases all posters are namefags.
E) "Normal" boards about some very specific theme. Sometimes surprisingly healthy.

Excluding A, B and C still leaves dozens of boards to explore. D is hard to make sense of but E has a lot of potential.

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