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Echelon Conspiracy Text Alert Tone

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Have you ever seen this movie? Or even heard of it? Well, I made the mistake of watching it and the most satisfying part was being able to purge it from my hard drive with extreme prejudice. It’s that bad.

To spare you the details, it’s a movie about a guy who receives a phone (which looks remarkably like Nokia’s concept touch screen phone, the Aeon) anonymously and received omniscient text messages that seem to help him. That’s about where it falls apart. It turns out to be connected to a network called Echelon that controls everything and can calculate probability with God-like accuracy and… well if you’re still interested, watch it yourself. You’ve already been warned…

The GOOD thing is, I managed to extract the text alert sound used on the phone in the movie. I like it a lot and you should give it a listen even if you decide not to use it. Download link below and in the ringtone section. 🙂

Echelon SMS

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Written by Jonathan

April 21, 2009 at 9:00 am

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An epiphany, and waiting for the Samsung OmniaHD

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Back in January, I came to a firm realization. While I thoroughly enjoy mobile technology, I enjoy it for the wrong reasons. When I was a young teenager, I enjoyed buying the latest and greatest mobile phones because of a “my phone’s better than your phone” attitude. As I have been living my life around the actions and ideas of this lifestyle for several years, doing so became habit to the point of no longer enjoying it. I had been wasting far too much time pouring over mobile tech sites and forums waiting to hear about the “next” device that I would buy that would have more features (many of which I probably wouldn’t use) and perpetuate this lifestyle. The motives of a habitual childish interest started to bleed into the aspects I genuinely liked about mobile devices, even as far as this blog. I’m sure some of you know exactly what I’m talking about. As of 3 months ago, I’m done, and after I get my hands on an OmniaHD, I’ll really be done.

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Written by Jonathan

April 20, 2009 at 5:57 am