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  1. So far, this billing cycle, I have only used 3 megabytes of data out of a 3 Gb data plan. Because I am not using LTE or because I am using a T-Mobile device, all of my data usage does not appear to be recorded. The only down side to this is that my bandwidth seems to be limited to download speeds of 7 Mbps and the upload seems to be limited to 1 Mpbs. This is probably due to the limitation of HSPA, but it makes me wonder if I could run torrents with ADownloader and not be charged for that data. This seems to be the case at the moment. Interesting.
  2. I found this. http://forums.att.com/t5/Android-Discussion-and-Support/No-LTE-Data-Connection-AT-amp-T-PTA-APN-issue/td-p/3275673 I notice that in my APN settings, I don't have an option for bearer. I can't select LTE. I might be on to something. It should look something like this: APN: wap.cingular User Name: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM Password: CINGULAR1 MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com MMS Proxy: wireless.cingular.com MMS Port: 80 MCC: 310 MNC: 410 Auth Type: none APN Type: internet + mms Bearer: unspecified (unless you're in an LTE area, then select LTE) User Name / Password ARE case sensitive.
  3. I recently got a data plan with AT&T, but have decided to use an unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Blaze with their service. One of the apps that I have on this fine Android phone is myAT&T. Every time I have checked my data usage, it shows nothing. Specifically, the LTE Data Basic meter shows absolutely nothing. Similarly, when I login to my AT&T Wireless account online at https://www.att.com/olam/loginAction.olamexecute (login portal is easily found by searching Google for "att wireless login"), I get the following error: UD1515: Unfortunately, we are unable to display your account information at this time. Please wait a few moments and try again. Anybody know why this is? I am suspecting that it has something to do with using a T-Mobile phone on the AT&T network, but that is a guess.
  4. Why is your tnsnames entry at the end of that string instead of just a host name? What am I missing here? Oh, and you can probably Google the answer you are seeking. I work with Oracle all the time and Google is my best friend for solving stuff like this.
  5. http://panama-information.executivehotel-panama.com/in-panama-telephone-cellphone.htm The above link is the best reference I have found on Panama. Not one travel guide has as much information as that page does.
  6. I have found two websites that look like they could be promising. http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/operators.html http://gsmworld.com/roaming Please post here if you can find any more than the above.
  7. I don't know how many world travelers are here at Binrev, but here it goes. I am considering a trip to Panama sometime in the near future. I wanted to ask in this forum if there is any information that has been assembled all in one place regarding GSM phones in other countries. Specifically, I would like to know if it is possible to get a SIM card after arriving in a particular country. I would then like to insert that SIM into an unlocked handset so I can do local calling during my visit and avoid insanely expensive roaming charges from my American based carrier, AT&T. For example, I know that such a thing is possible in England. Unlocked handsets and prepaid SIMs are much more common over there. I have bought 3 different travel guides about Panama. I have Fodor's, Lonely Planet, and Frommer's. Frommer's, to their credit, is the only one that even mentions the phone system in the country of Panama. From what I read, it is possible to "rent" phones from the airport, but I hear it is more expensive. Better rates can be had from the mall in Panama, so I'm told. As an aside, I think it would be useful to start providing information like this to the travel guide publishers. They might even be willing to pay for such information. I will be looking into this and I will follow up with any results that I find.
  8. This comic sums it up nicely. You can't profess computer related knowledge to immediate family. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/computers
  9. waiting to hear back from Tenchi

  10. I tried a few times but I couldn't receive anything from the car. My friend also thinks this unlikely as he has a spare keyfob at home, both of which can open the car at any time. I had a wonderful black and white camera, but alas its still stuck to the front door of an old apartment I (hopefully) attached a text file with five sequential readings, about 20 seconds apart. They were taken out of range of the car. merc_sequential_readings.txt My friend pointed out the box in his trunk that works the magic, but he's reluctant to let me open it, or the keyfob. In fact he hasn't said much since I opened his car What format is that hex code in that text file, "merc_sequential_readings.txt"?
  11. Can anyone recommend a good XTerm client? Would Putty be a good one? What about Cygwin?
  12. I am working on getting my MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) certification so that I can get my MCSA certification. This will hopefully lead to me being a drone in the corporate world somewhere where I can make lots of money. Not having an income sucks.
  13. I am pretty sure it is a Panasonic cordless phone after listening to it again. If you want to hear what I am talking about, then look for it at almost 54 minutes into the movie. It is right after the scene when Deniro's character calls the computer criminal/gamer guy and asks him to participate in the heist.
  14. There is a very short scene in the movie, "The Score", when Dinero's character is checking messages on his answering machine. That answering machine is the base receiver for a cordless phone. I know this because I used to be in possession of a similar model of cordless phone. I identified it because of how the voice prompts sound. I am hoping someone knows who makes that model of phone. A lot of those voice prompts are the same across different models of cordless phones. Does anyone know what manufacturer of phone is in that scene in the movie? You have the voice prompts to listen to in the movie and you might catch a glimpse of it, too. I figured this would be a good place to ask since the binrev demographic probably loves this movie and phones as well.
  15. I went to a local Infragard meeting recently and while there is definitely a vibe of the "good ole boy network" there, I didn't find it to be nefarious. I didn't hear anything that alarmed me too much, nothing of a "big brother is watching you" nature. They had two presentations from from 2 different agents of the FBI respectively. I suspect that some of it was extremely elementary for the binrev crowd, but it was informative and educational nonetheless. One talk was basically how hackers identify target machines by scanning subnets. They never mentioned nmap by name, but the concept was very familiar to me. That was nothing new. The other talk was about pen testing the power grid for vulnerabilities, which was a very interesting talk. Essentially windows sucks when it comes to security. Again, nothing new here for me. This was one of their public meetings so all of the information was content that they felt comfortable releasing to the public. I found out from the VP of that chapter that there was a reporter from the local CBS affiliate sitting in the back taking notes. It is a safe bet that your local news media frequents these meetings in your area as well. My recommendation is to visit one of their public meetings and be a fly on the wall. Whether or not you bring business cards is up to you, but it might be wise to do so even if only to appear that you are a social animal who is there to network (hackers are not known as being very social animals). Whether or not the business card is real is up to you. Fake business cards are a different topic. Having said that, if you have a clean criminal background, then you might consider incorporating a business with a security-sounding title and then apply for membership. I imagine most of the content from an Infragard is quite boring, but that is just my opinion.