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Linphone for Android setup for Sipgate

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Linphone is a soft phone program, as well as a SIP client. It's able to place direct calls through VoIP softswitch boxes or IP-PBX. Linphone can also send and receive short text messages (SMS). It incorporates a multilanguage GUI based on GTK or QT. The Linux version also offers a console based (text) client. It's available for Linux, UNIX, Mac OS, Windows, Android and iOS. In this article I want to have a look at the Android version of Linphone and its setup, in special to set it up for sipgate.co.uk . Linphone for Android While I only know the Linux QT based client otherwise, I thought it might be fun to also have it available for Android. But as with many Android versions of nice Linux programs, Android versions seem often to be neglected and buggy. That is already the case in my opinion in the case of VLC for Android , which long lacked a playlist and still lacks support for audio and video codecs the desktop version handles with ease. Preparations to setup Linphone fo

Nena celebrates her 40th stage anniversary

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Nena is a legendary German singer and songwriter, known for her iconic hit song "99 Red Balloons". Born on March 24, 1960, in the city of Hagen in Germany, Nena's real name is Gabriele Susanne Kerner. She started her career in music in the late 1970s, performing in local clubs with her first band The Stripes. In 1982, Nena and her band released the single "99 Luftballons", which became a massive hit across the world. The song was a protest against the Cold War and the fear of nuclear war, and it became an anthem for peace. The song reached the top of the charts in many countries, including Germany, the UK, and the US, and it helped to make Nena an international superstar. After 99 Red Balloons Nena continued to have success with her music throughout the 1980s, releasing several hit albums and singles. In 1985, she released the album "Feuer und Flamme", which included the hit single "Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwann". The album was a commer

How to not pay Paypal fees

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How to get around Paypal charges Paypal was founded in December 1998 in San Jose. It's involved in the money transfer business and serves as an online alternative to the old method using paper for money orders or checks. Their main means of income is charging customers fees for transactions. While sending money is and was always free in private and business Paypal accounts, charges apply when receiving money. At the start Paypal acquired EBay, and most of the income came from people paying auctions, because this business model deemed to be very attractive for vendors and customers alike, because many could not directly deal with credit cards or forms of local payment methods and currencies varying in different countries. Receiving money without paying fees with Paypal Paypal charges private and business customers for receiving payments only alike, with fees being higher in some cases and circumstances for business customers. They claim that one reason is the calculation of the

I am God

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I am God, or something close to that. When I'm in a café, none of the other customers has any idea who I am. Alone I drink my beer and smoke. Maybe I appear to others like ordered but not picked up. Like one who's been dumped and sorted out. Like someone coerced into being the asshole next door. May be as someone who doesn't seem important. Nevertheless, I am God – creator of all life. I bring together what would otherwise not fit together in order to create something new on the side. In a café across the street, I see a couple sitting at one of the small tables at the window. Both are talking and smiling at each other. They try to discover each other, seem to be excited. I give them names like Sweetheart or Sunnyboy; all names I make up. I keep inventing new life and everyone in the café thinks it’s their own independent life. It's like typing something on a computer and then hitting enter – I've just created new life. The whole world eats what I write in order

Seth MacFalane hates The Orville?

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Seth MacFarlane's show The Orville was probably supposed to be a mix of jokes similar to Family Guy or American Dad! with Star Trek, mainly The Next Generation . No surprise, MacFarlane being a known Star Trek fan. Seth MacFarlane as Ensign Rivers in Star Trek Enterprise on the right. That seemed to have worked quite well. Although professional critics gave season 1 only a 19% approval, in the audience 4 of 5 loved it. There were lot of guest appearances of Star Trek actors, and some of them, like Jonathan Frakes even directed some episodes. But the production company seems to not have been too happy - only looking st the "professionals". Darker tone in season 2 Somewhere mid-season 2 The Orville became darker, some say "matured". The professional ratings went up to 100%, but fun and Star Trek connections slowly faded away. In my opinion that was with the double episodes Identity I and II and the Kaylon war. Thus it was decided that there will be a third s

Beware of Skype scammers!

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While Skype itself is a nice service for chat conversations, but especially for audio and video chat, its functions are abused by spammers and scammer too, like any other service, for example WhatsApp , the Facebook Messenger or Telegram . That doesn't make any of these services evil. Like a road isn't evil, although it can transport bad people. But computer users should be aware, that anything can and will be abused. You probably found this page when looking up a certain Skype ID, coming from either a mail or direct call. The Skype IDs here are my personal collection I received mainly in fraudulent emails. Others I found doing research on a scammer's email address, social media or home page. Although some are not used in a scam message themselves I collect them from the pages a scammer uses to advertise his scam. People who owns them want to scam you out of your money. You might want to put the ID you looked up plus other below in your black list. While normal people sh

WHATSAPP numbers of spammers and scammers

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You probably came across of some Nigerian scam, where a rich prince asking you to take his million bucks for a small fee. Nigerian scam is older than email. It was done by letter post before that. These so called 419 scammmers went digital decades ago. Pretty new is the use of Whatsapp numbers, where as they also still use normal phone numbers or phone numbers to send SMS messages (text messages) to. If you found this blog then you probably checked Google for a certain Whatsapp number coming in an email. Just don't call them, it's scam. Unless you want to have some fun by stealing their time. +16466560350 +12409550536 +22958892584 +12393875744 +12134438076 +13852730666 +256781264647 +12026953496 +19796350182 +22958143871 +5491165013756 +19362262716 +60167670851 +19296471605 +15086840284 +15202613229 +22994295395 +79225420760 +22951994894 +17755382898 +16507626679 +15146711429 +13138317140 +15512458029 +17187104521 +5491158632489 +2349166768463 +541151427136 +15622872275 +54