Did you know that Android devices expose a modem on the USB interface, even when "Tethering" is turned off? It appears like this in dmesg:
[22338.529851] cdc_acm 1-3:1.1: ttyACM0: USB ACM device
You can connect to this as a raw serial console like: screen /dev/ttyACM0 or: minicom -D /dev/ttyACM0
This will accept GSM modem commands prefixed with AT, and give information about the phone, and presumably allow a dialup-like interface.
Many of the examples on M2MSupport.net will work with the phone, depending on which manufacturer and capability set, presumably. With my Samsung Galaxy XCover 4, I got the GSM capability set.
Try playing around with this, but don't get charged by your provider too much for making calls you never end! Make sure you hang up properly as per the protocol.
For more on standard modem commands, see the Hayes command set article on Wikipedia.
That's all for now!
I love the game Sauerbraten. But I can think of lots of ways I think it could be improved. I'll of course try to help this happen, and might update this list (and add suggestions!).
1. Proper gravity (including flying objects, perhaps toggle gravity of objects) 2. Fire hurts 3. Gunge/Poison 4. Circles/spheres easy creation 5. Saving of objects/big stuff for later 6. Admin coop AKA Play God - in which only the master can use editmode - great fun for "playing god" and wreaking havoc when no one else can. 7. Heightmaps in multiplayer (H key) 8. Breath (eg you die underwater after a while, like in Quake) 9. More ambient soundtracks, ambient noises. 10. Button triggers (eg you press or shoot something and something happens). 11. Proper doors that open or swing 12. Moving objects (automatic or manual via button/trigger) - eg trains. 13. Large walls of teleport material, for e.g. trains, yourselves. 14. Materials that change to others after a certain time, e.g. noclip slowly to air 15. Door k…
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Windows for Workgroups 3.11 is remembered for its Terminal application and ability to use a multitude of networking technologies to connect to networks back in the day.
DOS also had limited support for networks - but this required third party software, unless one would talk directly to "COM1" as it would name the serial device.
Windows 98, although it has proper TCP/IP and Ethernet card support built in and there's therefore no need to use serial for internet when virtualising, for the most part it is remembered for its dial-up connections, since when we were using it, no one had broadband yet. But one of the best things ab…