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Technology / Re: Bridgefy
« Last post by lanky on February 14, 2020, 00:06:12 AM »
Technology / Bridgefy
« Last post by lanky on February 13, 2020, 23:55:52 PM »
For those that have been to the farm you'll know how fun it is to get away from that pesky internet and all that phone coverage but I'm sure there have been times where you've wanted to communicate with each other via phone whilst there, either to share photos or have a sneaky gossip session about someone who is there.

This year i think i have found the answer. It's a communication platform that can function when there is no wifi or phone reception.


The tech behind it is actually quite cool. The app can use the Bluetooth system in your phone to connect to other devices with the app on it to set up a mesh network. The really fun part is if anyone in the mesh is sending messages to someone not in the mesh, if any one person in the mesh happens to find internet connectivity those messages will be broadcast.

I'd like to give it a go some day, I've got the app installed on my phone and it uses my phone number as an identifier. I'll include the Play store address to install it if anyone else is game to try it.
Internet / Youtube
« Last post by lanky on February 13, 2020, 00:59:45 AM »
Did you know that they are now hosting and streaming 8K video??

Example here
General / Re: Ditching Facebook
« Last post by lanky on February 11, 2020, 12:56:45 PM »
I hope so too.

This used to be a rather popular place to post before Facebook took over
General / Re: Ditching Facebook
« Last post by MommaSquid on February 11, 2020, 07:17:15 AM »
I have also ditched Facebook for mental health reasons. FB was giving me a false sense of friendship with people who don't spend time with me in real life.  I've been having health problems the past few years, and it made me realize that all my friends are of the fair weather variety. People I've known for a decade or more, who I thought I could count on, stopped coming around after a few months. Guess I didn't get better fast enough for them.

Lanky, I hope your new effort here turns out to be something enjoyable for you and everyone who joins the forum.

General / Ditching Facebook
« Last post by lanky on February 10, 2020, 18:34:13 PM »
I've ditched Facebook for my own mental health. I was spending far to much time on it, sitting on my phone instead of interacting with my children waiting for messages from people that are less important than my own offspring.

And it had all become very tailored for me, it would only suggest things that it thought I would like, there was nothing new or exciting that it was showing me.

So I have returned to the early 2000s and returned to my beloved forum, it may have been in a coma for the past couple of years but I know that there are more and more people out there that have grown tired of seeing the same ole shit on Facebook, people that have grown numb to clicking the Like button, sick of Sharing the same inane articles with their friends that all share it with their own friends but it never gets shared with someone that wouldn't instantly agree with it, nor would they want to properly discuss both sides of it.

All I need to do is convince people, again, that lankyland is the best place on the internet to discuss everything, the best place to come where the topics can be about anything and the boards aren't silos like sub-reddits are. You will find opinions, counter-opinions, in-depth discussion, along with simple posts about silly topics.

General / Re: Come check out my site and wreck it :D
« Last post by lanky on February 09, 2020, 23:03:01 PM »
Haha, remember that time you built a website, then handed me the old version of it and then I spammed everyone until they joined my one and your one faded away...

yeah I still feel a little bit shit about that
General / Come check out my site and wreck it :D
« Last post by bx83 on February 09, 2020, 22:35:37 PM »
I just made a new site, an SMF dicussion forum. Oh, you mean this already is?
Whatever, come look.
Internet / Starlink
« Last post by lanky on February 09, 2020, 19:48:00 PM »
Is it sad that I am eagerly awaiting Starlink to be deployed so that my friends and family that aren't lucky enough to have FTTP NBN. Pianoman has fucked internet thanks to shitty copper and the 4G alternative sucks total ass.

And my folks up on the farm have NBN Satellite but it is atrocious. $70 a month gets you 35/70... that means 35GB during peak times and 70GB in off peak times. Peak times being 0700-0100.. so yeah, you get 6 hours a day to use up 70GB a month and then have to sparingly use 35GB through 18 hours a day over the whole month.

I just know that Starlink is going to offer much MUCH better quotas and prices than the shitty fucking NBN here.

They've got a fun looking, space age website too.
Entertainment / Re: Banksy
« Last post by lanky on February 09, 2020, 00:42:17 AM »
Banksy is a wanker
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