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Review: The iPhone on Straight Talk | 9to5Mac

Review: The iPhone on Straight Talk | 9to5Mac.
Just tested my Straight Talk micro sim on 3 devices (up/down in Mbps to same destination same source location):
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Installous is Gone: What Next?

I don’t condone piracy but in case you were in a panic to do so … Installous is Gone: What Next?.

How To Get Free HBO/Cinemax on Verizon FIOS

And I quote Pink Floyd when I say “I’ve got thirteen channels of shit on the T.V. to choose from” so I cancelled my premium channels. And lo an behold – I was able to reup any option at 50% for 6 months. So this works (to an extent) and you can do it all online.

How To Get Free HBO/Cinemax on Verizon FIOS.

Your iPad’s a Telephone With Google Voice

Who needs a phone when you have an iPad? Talkatone works well – is not entirely perfect but works well. Original story here.

iPad 3 (5.1.1 pwn’d) vs Nexus 7 (JB 4.1.2) vs HP Touchpad (w/ CM9)

Nowadays I can barely tell the difference aside from things like Retina display.

Root a Nook Tablet Using a Memory Card – Super Easy


Cloud-in-a-box by thinkingChuck
Cloud-in-a-box, a photo by thinkingChuck on Flickr.

This is my test cloud running OpenStack. Looks can be deceiving – its actually an 8 core rig with 24GB FBDIMM RAM. I call it Ghetto Cloud.

Free Book Catalogs

Here’s a list of catalogs you can add to ereaders…

Work in stanza:
Baen Books:
Project Gutenberg:
Internet Archive: (had to use user agent faker)
All Romance:
Book Glutton:
PragPub Magazine:
Beam eBooks – Der eBook Shop: (German)
EBooks libres et gratuits: (French)

Other useful links:

Don’t work in stanza:
Project Gutenberg:

Sources of above:…free_catalogues…stanza