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Comment: Re:Implement locally? (Score 5, Insightful) 133

by ThatsMyNick (#48922465) Attached to: How One Small Company Blocked 15.1 Million Robocalls Last Year

1) A close family member's cell phone battery dies, they try to call you from a pay phone or a friend's (or stranger's) cell phone.
2) A friend (old friend if you wish) has changed their number, and wants to reach you.
3) Someone who has you as their Emergency contact number had a mishap, and the emergency service wants to reach you..

Comment: Re:Weekend Project (Score 1) 211

by ThatsMyNick (#48891889) Attached to: China Cuts Off Some VPNs

Yup, getting the GeoIP 100% right is the corner stone of any good VPN software provider. /s

Note that it is not a japanese software without much thought into UX and it doesnt look polished (in western standards atleast). You cant get a better throughput using any other VPN tech though. The research (publications) and their throughput are their main motivators, the software/UX do take a bit of backseat.

Comment: Re:Here's an idea. (Score 1) 421

by ThatsMyNick (#48730797) Attached to: What Isn't There an App For?

OP is obviously not asking for ideas you plan on implementing yourself. For certain things, you may have always wanted an app, but couldnt be bothered enough to write objective c or an android app for it, those are the ones the OP is asking for. If you are an app developer, you obviously shouldnt post apps you are planning to implement. Some people would rather take their ideas to their grave, than see someone else implement it, those people need not give their ideas either.

Comment: Re: Understanding the Indian retailers. (Score 1) 53

by ThatsMyNick (#48441611) Attached to: Indian Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Snub Android One Phones

Are you from the 90s. We have retail stores run by reliance, tata and huge chains. They have their own sister banks and investment firms. I doubt they have to borrow money at all, surely not at 25%, unless it is an accounting trick. Your whole post screams 90s mom and pop store. They have been replaced by chains even in larger towns

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