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For those of you who have (or can get) Grand Central accounts, a trick to make free VoIP phone calls from your computer to any land line:

http://onlineapps.newsvine.com/_news/2008/05/02/1466218-land-of-the-freeware-making-and-receiving-free-phone-calls-via-any-computer-or-internet-enabled-device-with-grandcentral

I just tested it, and it seems to work beautifully.

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From:magicpacket
Date:May 8th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Awesome, this is cool enough for me to dig out the grandcentral invite I got back in July and actually set up an account. Fortunately, that invite code still works! Now I'll have to go find the gizmo5 client for iphone and see if there's enough data bandwidth on EDGE there to support a voip call, although that's explicitly against AT&T's TOS. Should work nicely over wifi, though.
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From:mtbg
Date:May 8th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Now I'll have to go find the gizmo5 client for iphone and see if there's enough data bandwidth on EDGE there to support a voip call, although that's explicitly against AT&T's TOS.

If I weren't for the kernel source I'm hacking on in the next workspace over, I'd call that the nerdiest thing I'd seen all day.
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From:avani
Date:May 8th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
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Post some kernel source so we can compare.
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From:avani
Date:May 8th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
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Speaking of iPhones, you've heard about this, right?: http://lifehacker.com/386168/get-free-wi+fi-access-on-your-laptop-at-starbucks-barnes-and-noble

It's been a good week for easy hacks.
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From:magicpacket
Date:May 8th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
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That's pretty cool on a couple levels. One, that having an iPhone gets you free wifi at all (although really Starbucks sucks for not just having it always free), and two, that you can get it without tethering. I've already had the "tether your laptop to the phone via wifi to get EDGE access on the 'top" trick working in the past, which is nice because it works anywhere.

I really need to set up some of that IP-over-DNS awesomeness so I can get free internet anywhere that has real DNS outside of their captive web portal asking to pay for the wifi.

We live in the fucking future.
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