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Comment httptunnel (Score 1) 251

I had a similar problem with O2 Telefonica, over 3G, in Czech Republic. Their FUP is quite bad. After you reach the imposed limit, they will throttle *all* connections individually to something like 4-5KB/s. Using OpenVPN, or even just HTTPS was impossible.

However, I noticed that HTTP connections were allowed a throughput 4-5 times higher. It's still very low, but usable. My guess is that they separate HTTP connections from everything else. Note that using OpenVPN over TCP port 80 did not help. So, I've started using OpenVPN over httptunnel. While it has some problems, it did offer me an overall better throughput. The downside is that you need it server-side too.

Bottom line, try httptunnel

Comment Re:How Can We Be Supportive? (Score 1) 176

Those governments can only block so many IP addresses and they have the big VPN providers in their crosshairs.

You obviously haven't considered DPI. I have been to Iran in the past and OpenVPN to my own server in Europe was entirely blocked, no matter what protocol/port combination I used. I could see the initial packet exchange (tcpdump), and after a short while the connection was identified as illegal and dropped, and the protocol/port combination entirely blocked from there on.

However, they did allow PPTP (possibly because it's so insecure), and SSH. As a side note, I haven't seen any try to do MITM on SSH.

Comment Re:Wow (Score 0) 396

Sooner or later, even if we find primitive life, we should start thinking about what can be done with the planet, even if it takes 1000 years to get something to live there.

Let's first decide what we do with this planet for the next 100 (one hundred) years. So far we seem to be incapable of doing that.

Comment Re:N9 or N900 -- full *nix (Score 2) 197

You can use FingerTerm on Nokia N9, like I do. It isn't as good as a HW full keyboard, but it's the next best thing. Even more, it is also opensource.

Aegis security system is a bit more limiting than I would like it to be, but you can easily bypass the limitations with inception (for the moment the site seems to be down, so just use your favorite search engine to get some info). With inception you don't even need a computer, everything is done on the phone afaik. Haven't yet tried it myself, because so far I am fully satisfied with the official "developer mode" which can be easily activated from settings menu.

One extra feature for N9 is the community backing it up. You can join IRC freenode network and join #harmattan channel for instance and get help in matters related to SW development.

An alternative would be to try to find a Nokia N950, but as I recall although it has a full hw keyboard, it has some drawbacks compared to N9.

Finally I must also add that as far as I can tell you can't get a better user experience than with N9 UI. It's simply amazing. I hope Jolla will be able to provide it in their future phones.

Comment Re:I've had mine for about 3 weeks. (Score 1) 107

I specifically like the motion based silence mode, if I see a call I don't like, just upturn the phone face down, put it on the desk - silenced, love that.

My Nokia N9 has that. It works for calls and alarms of any kind (clock, calendar).

Only "con" I know of is that there's some issues installing swype to it but that can be gotten around.

Nokia N9 has Swype by default and it works extremely well. Although I thought I would never use it, now I use it for everything.

Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan