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Title: Ancap apps?
Post by: dpalme on June 21, 2012, 09:47:32 PM
Anyone know of any decent ancap apps I can get for my iPod? I have the LRC app and it's great. I'd love to get more.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: Seth King on June 21, 2012, 11:27:55 PM
Need to get a smart phone before I can start recommending apps.  :(


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: assasin7 on June 22, 2012, 03:08:27 AM
that rhymes


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: Aegidius on June 22, 2012, 03:22:42 AM
Anyone know of any decent ancap apps I can get for my iPod? I have the LRC app and it's great. I'd love to get more.

I have the LRC app too.  There's also an "Unofficial Mises App" that does pretty much the same thing as the LRC one, but for Mises.org.  That's all I have that's explicitly ancap, but some really neat general apps are:
Textnow, which allows you to send and receive text messages with a number they assign you.  The only price is seeing advertisements.  Yes, it will work on an ipod touch if you have wifi.  I use it on my phone and never pay for text service.
Prompt, if you're into computers, is an excellent SSH client.  I think this one is paid.
PocketCloud is a VNC client.  VNC lets you forward the monitor outputs from one computer to another, and send back mouse and keyboard inputs.  I use this as a remote for my tv-computer.
KissMyAgent allows you to spoof websites into giving you their regular versions, rather than those damn mobile ones.
Pseudo Random Number Generator's name is very descriptive.  Much more convenient than flipping coins or rolling dice.

And, if you're jailbroken:
SBSettings is indispensible.  Get it.  It lets you get a pulldown menu by swiping the top of the screen from which you can control the device's main settings.  It's much more convenient than mucking around in apple's menus.
SNES9x lets you play any super nintendo game on your ipod/iphone.  Awesome if you're into that kind of thing.  Touch controls can be awkward.
OpenSSH.  Prompt only gives you the client.  This baby gives you the daemon, so you can log in remotely and actually get a command line.  With this you can directly access your filesystem and add, remove, or edit whatever you want.  SBSettings makes turning the daemon on and off very easy, if you're security conscious.

Need to get a smart phone before I can start recommending apps.  :(

If you get an iphone, just make damn sure it has a software version that can be jailbroken, as iOS is terribly restrictive.  You know that feeling Linux gives you of being in control of the machine?  iOS does the opposite.  I can't speak from experience about any other smartphone operating systems, unfortunately.  



Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: LegesNullae on June 22, 2012, 12:27:11 PM
There's one for Freedomain Radio, which is pretty okay.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: dpalme on June 22, 2012, 04:29:22 PM
Anyone know of any decent ancap apps I can get for my iPod? I have the LRC app and it's great. I'd love to get more.

I have the LRC app too.  There's also an "Unofficial Mises App" that does pretty much the same thing as the LRC one, but for Mises.org.  That's all I have that's explicitly ancap, but some really neat general apps are:
Textnow, which allows you to send and receive text messages with a number they assign you.  The only price is seeing advertisements.  Yes, it will work on an ipod touch if you have wifi.  I use it on my phone and never pay for text service.
Prompt, if you're into computers, is an excellent SSH client.  I think this one is paid.
PocketCloud is a VNC client.  VNC lets you forward the monitor outputs from one computer to another, and send back mouse and keyboard inputs.  I use this as a remote for my tv-computer.
KissMyAgent allows you to spoof websites into giving you their regular versions, rather than those damn mobile ones.
Pseudo Random Number Generator's name is very descriptive.  Much more convenient than flipping coins or rolling dice.

And, if you're jailbroken:
SBSettings is indispensible.  Get it.  It lets you get a pulldown menu by swiping the top of the screen from which you can control the device's main settings.  It's much more convenient than mucking around in apple's menus.
SNES9x lets you play any super nintendo game on your ipod/iphone.  Awesome if you're into that kind of thing.  Touch controls can be awkward.
OpenSSH.  Prompt only gives you the client.  This baby gives you the daemon, so you can log in remotely and actually get a command line.  With this you can directly access your filesystem and add, remove, or edit whatever you want.  SBSettings makes turning the daemon on and off very easy, if you're security conscious.

Need to get a smart phone before I can start recommending apps.  :(

If you get an iphone, just make damn sure it has a software version that can be jailbroken, as iOS is terribly restrictive.  You know that feeling Linux gives you of being in control of the machine?  iOS does the opposite.  I can't speak from experience about any other smartphone operating systems, unfortunately.  

Score. I'll have to try out the Texting one. I'm too cheap to get texting on my phone, and my friends hate it. That seems like it'll do the trick.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: JustSayNoToStatism on June 22, 2012, 06:46:13 PM
It seems like paying for phone service and texting is a giant scam. Why don't we just have smart "phones" that are really just computers, skip out on the phone part, and then utilize wireless internet to chat that way? Am I missing something, or is there some weird social force keeping that from happening?


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: dpalme on June 22, 2012, 08:21:14 PM
It seems like paying for phone service and texting is a giant scam. Why don't we just have smart "phones" that are really just computers, skip out on the phone part, and then utilize wireless internet to chat that way? Am I missing something, or is there some weird social force keeping that from happening?

Dude, skip the smart phone, get one of the newer iPod touch's, they have a microphone built in them. This Texting app have phone call applications too (you get five minutes free then you can pay for additional credits). The ipod's are cheaper (I'm pretty sure anyway).


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: Aegidius on June 22, 2012, 10:08:08 PM
You can pay or you can watch ads and click on promotions and stuff.  I've never used the voice call feature myself, but it's cool that it exists.


Paying for texting is a terrible deal.  There's a lot less information being transmitted than with a voice call, why on earth would I pay extra for it?


As far as paying for phone service, if you had access to wifi everywhere you wanted to use the phone then this app would be an adequate substitute.  Personally, I find most networks I see around town are secured.  I pretty much just have connectivity at home or at school.  Elsewhere the cell service comes in handy.

If you have consistant access to wifi, though, you could get phone and text service without paying a dime.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: JustSayNoToStatism on June 23, 2012, 11:49:32 AM
Yeah. Can't you pay for one of those 4G USB devices where you get wireless all over for some monthly fee? That would effectively give you internet, phone, texting, video conferencing all for the price of internet alone.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: dpalme on June 23, 2012, 11:50:45 AM
Yeah. Can't you pay for one of those 4G USB devices where you get wireless all over for some monthly fee? That would effectively give you internet, phone, texting, video conferencing all for the price of internet alone.

That's exactly what I was thinking. You'd have to lug around a laptop presumably, but that's a small price to pay in my opinion.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: JustSayNoToStatism on June 23, 2012, 11:59:14 AM
Yeah. Can't you pay for one of those 4G USB devices where you get wireless all over for some monthly fee? That would effectively give you internet, phone, texting, video conferencing all for the price of internet alone.

That's exactly what I was thinking. You'd have to lug around a laptop presumably, but that's a small price to pay in my opinion.
I don't know a ton about smartphones, but if you had it "cracked," then isn't it pretty much just a computer? Now suppose you cancel your phone subscription, and buy one of those 4G cards....That assumes smartphones have USB ports, but I don't know...


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: dpalme on June 23, 2012, 12:24:20 PM
I don't they do, but I'm not sure. If they did, I would think they would be the micro usb sizes.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: SinCityVoluntaryist on June 23, 2012, 03:07:35 PM
Palme, which LRC app do you have? Is it the one with "A" wrapped around the circle or the one with half of Lew Rockwell's face in the picture? If you have the former, upgrade to the latter. The latter one not only gives you the articles, it will also give you access to Lew's radio blogs and Facebook page.

 Freedomain Radio's app is also awesome.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: dpalme on June 23, 2012, 03:26:07 PM
I have the lew's face app. It's pretty damn awesome. Still gotta get the FDR one.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: dpalme on June 23, 2012, 09:03:26 PM
Yeah. Can't you pay for one of those 4G USB devices where you get wireless all over for some monthly fee? That would effectively give you internet, phone, texting, video conferencing all for the price of internet alone.

That's exactly what I was thinking. You'd have to lug around a laptop presumably, but that's a small price to pay in my opinion.
I don't know a ton about smartphones, but if you had it "cracked," then isn't it pretty much just a computer? Now suppose you cancel your phone subscription, and buy one of those 4G cards....That assumes smartphones have USB ports, but I don't know...

Y'know, I just started thinking. Those portable wifi boxes that plug into your laptop may just use the USB for it's 5V supply. If that's the case, it could easily be modified to run off a few AA batteries.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: SinCityVoluntaryist on June 26, 2012, 12:41:17 PM
 Anyone ever consider creating a DA app for iOS?


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: Seth King on June 26, 2012, 12:44:52 PM
Anyone ever consider creating a DA app for iOS?

I've been told before by others that I need to create apps. Unfortunately, I don't have the faintest clue how to do it, so it doesn't get done. Maybe one day when I get a smart phone I'll better understand the whole apps thing and get on it. Until then, the site suffers.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: dpalme on June 26, 2012, 12:55:38 PM
Anyone ever consider creating a DA app for iOS?

I've been told before by others that I need to create apps. Unfortunately, I don't have the faintest clue how to do it, so it doesn't get done. Maybe one day when I get a smart phone I'll better understand the whole apps thing and get on it. Until then, the site suffers.

I've heard that a lot of app creators will make you a free app as long as they can put up and add for their services on it.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: braindead0 on June 26, 2012, 01:04:39 PM
Anyone ever consider creating a DA app for iOS?

I've been told before by others that I need to create apps. Unfortunately, I don't have the faintest clue how to do it, so it doesn't get done. Maybe one day when I get a smart phone I'll better understand the whole apps thing and get on it. Until then, the site suffers.

I've heard that a lot of app creators will make you a free app as long as they can put up and add for their services on it.
And you'll get what ya pay for.

The whole 'make an app for everything' craze is getting tired, and in the case of crapple it mostly serves to feed their inbred 'society' as it attempts to force every developer to purchase a Mac (your code has to be compiled with xcode). 

99% of the time the app is no better than just using the browser from what I've seen.  We develop one here and I still think it's a waste of time, but we do it because the consuming public excepts everything to be an app....

Does this site not look right on 'smart' phones?  That can be fixed, and doing so is a far better plan than creating apps IMO.

/minirant (not really much of a rant ;-)



Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: Seth King on June 26, 2012, 01:14:19 PM
Anyone ever consider creating a DA app for iOS?

I've been told before by others that I need to create apps. Unfortunately, I don't have the faintest clue how to do it, so it doesn't get done. Maybe one day when I get a smart phone I'll better understand the whole apps thing and get on it. Until then, the site suffers.

I've heard that a lot of app creators will make you a free app as long as they can put up and add for their services on it.
And you'll get what ya pay for.

The whole 'make an app for everything' craze is getting tired, and in the case of crapple it mostly serves to feed their inbred 'society' as it attempts to force every developer to purchase a Mac (your code has to be compiled with xcode). 

99% of the time the app is no better than just using the browser from what I've seen.  We develop one here and I still think it's a waste of time, but we do it because the consuming public excepts everything to be an app....

Does this site not look right on 'smart' phones?  That can be fixed, and doing so is a far better plan than creating apps IMO.

/minirant (not really much of a rant ;-)



This is sort of my attitude as well, but I've gotten angry emails from people telling me to create an app for this site because they only visit while on their phone.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: braindead0 on June 26, 2012, 01:36:05 PM
Anyone ever consider creating a DA app for iOS?

I've been told before by others that I need to create apps. Unfortunately, I don't have the faintest clue how to do it, so it doesn't get done. Maybe one day when I get a smart phone I'll better understand the whole apps thing and get on it. Until then, the site suffers.

I've heard that a lot of app creators will make you a free app as long as they can put up and add for their services on it.
And you'll get what ya pay for.

The whole 'make an app for everything' craze is getting tired, and in the case of crapple it mostly serves to feed their inbred 'society' as it attempts to force every developer to purchase a Mac (your code has to be compiled with xcode). 

99% of the time the app is no better than just using the browser from what I've seen.  We develop one here and I still think it's a waste of time, but we do it because the consuming public excepts everything to be an app....

Does this site not look right on 'smart' phones?  That can be fixed, and doing so is a far better plan than creating apps IMO.

/minirant (not really much of a rant ;-)



This is sort of my attitude as well, but I've gotten angry emails from people telling me to create an app for this site because they only visit while on their phone.
Is it that the site isn't phone browser friendly?  I forget if SMF supports tapatalk, I think that's the standard for browsing/responding to forum posts...

Or is this just for the DA front page content?  If that's the case it shouldn't be too hard to fixup the site css/html to be more phone friendly.  I've only done that kinda thing for one client and strictly for blackberry devices, so probably not much help from me ;-)

Perhaps direct them to RSS/feedburner..   

It seems to me there are alternatives to an app that would be just as good?


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: Will on June 27, 2012, 07:44:27 PM
Anyone ever consider creating a DA app for iOS?

Not worth it. Apple is going to charge you something like a $100 a year to have it in the app store and you're going to need a Mac to do the programming/testing on.

A mobile version of the website is a much better way to go. Though in my experience the current website isn't that bad on a phone, the banner links oddly require double clicking to work, but other than that the experience is pretty smooth.


Title: Re: Ancap apps?
Post by: Aegidius on June 27, 2012, 09:18:51 PM
I'm posting this from my phone, everything looks/works just fine.