funny telecom cartoon (telecom) [telecom]
For a bit of telecom humor, see:
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...[telecom] Need some guidance on telecom easements [Telecom]
> ***** Moderator's Note *****
> IANAL, and you need a good one, experienced in both easements and
> tower leases. Don't go to the local guy: this is an area where new
> precedents are being set almost daily, as cell towers and cellular
> infrastructure pop up at every streetcorner. You need a firm that
> does this all the time.
> You can start by getting some facts by yourself:
> 1. What frequencies will the transmitter(s) operator on?
> 2. What company will hold the FCC license?
> 3. What are the authorized emission types?
&...Re: [telecom] Do you know a telegraphy expert? [Telecom]
On Friday, October 17, 2008 10:21 AM firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> I'm trying to locate an expert who knows a lot about telegraph
>> signalling, especially the technology used during the Civil War.
> Even a 50 year old book may have references to legacy technology.
[ ... ]
> Indeed, did the technology change that much from the Civil War to WW
> I? Perhaps technical books of WW I might serve your need and be
> easier to find.
When I worked for United Press in Dallas in the 1950s, Western
Union still had Morse operators skilled in...Some Teletype and other teleprinters for sale on Craigslist [telecom]
My previous inquiry has generated a number of leads to teleprinters
available on Craigslist: there may be others, but these are what I have
It looks like spring cleaning is turning up lots of machines. The usual
disclaimers apply: I'm not involved with any of these.
Model 15 call 626 four19 2508 Rosemead, CA $50
Model 33 TWX with sound booth Asking $350 obo Phoenix, wants local pickup
Leatherbound ma...Cut Your Telecom Bills [telecom]
There is a good article called "Cut your telecom bills" in the May,
2011 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.
There are several parts of it that caught my eye right away: a section
titled "Some fiber really isn't", covering some of the physical-layer
issues we've been discussing here, and a section on the "Ooma" VoIP
service, plus a section on "The benefits of bundling and bargaining".
I'm curious what the Digest's readers think about the article.
(Filter QRM for direct replies)
Bill Horne wrote:
...Telecom News in TELECOM Digest
No offense, but I read other sources of news, and I see the stuff
below in several places where it's accurately sorted by topic. I read
Telecom Digest to get *telecom* related information, not the latest
Dish TV "special" or what Amazon is doing this week. Just a simple
> Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 12:10:52 -0500
> From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com>
> Subject: DISH Network $999 HDTV Promo
[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: And no offense taken. Monty Solomon is
a sort of e...Telecom in High Art [telecom]
I'm just listening to a classical radio program - this one featuring
the modern and rather hard-to-take composer Elliott Carter. He set
three of Robert Frost's poems to music, one of them being "The Line
Here come the line-gang pioneering by.
They throw a forest down less cut than broken.
They plant dead trees for living, and the dead
They string together with a living thread.
They string an instrument against the sky
Wherein words whether beaten out or spoken
Will run as hushed as when they were a thought
But in no hush they string it: they go past
With ...[telecom]recorded telecom messages
an archive of recorded messages:
Dave Garland wrote:
> an archive of recorded messages:
heh heh, those have some humor potential!
Rick Merrill wrote:
>Dave Garland wrote:
>>an archive of recorded messages:
>heh heh, those have some humor potential!
Friend of mine had a very realistic sounding ring tone with perfect SIT
(tone) sequence and "We're sorry due to call overload, our system ...[telecom] Harassed by robocalls [Telecom]
On Saturday, November 15, 2008 10:20 PM "Steven Lichter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
[ snip ]
> the Golf Course in Lon Beach. What was happening was when the hunt
> group was busy the next call would go to another hunt group, which had
> out number on it; I would tell them they reached the wrong number, most
> were understanding and would try again. I passed the problem to our
> customer service office and they contacted the golf course and told
> them that they needed to add more numbers to their hunt group because
> they w...Verizon FIOS (telecom) [telecom]
This was originally posted to comp.dcom.telecom.tech in error, it was
intended for cdt, so reposting to proper place with some followup
During the recent FIOS discussion, I had nothing to add, so I didn't.
Its been fine since it was installed 2+ years ago.
Just recently, I had some issues, and I wanted to pass along what I
encountered for the benefit of the group.
At first, both wired and wireless went dead. A power cycle fixed it,
and the wired connections had no furthur problems. The wireless was
not working. The first time or 2 the Verizon "In Home Agent&qu...[Telecom] Series on Telecom security
Bruce Schneier, who coined the term "Security Theater" and is the
author of "Applied Cryptography", publishes a newletter called
CRYPTO-GRAM, which I recommend to those who are interested in both
cryptography and security issues.
The January 15, 2010, issue includes these links:
'A very good four-part series:
"Risk and Security in the Telecommunications Industry." '
The series discusses the issues of survivability and resilience tha...Need a telecom attorney [Telecom]
I'm looking for an attorney in the Philadelphia area who specializes
in land easements. We have a telecom company looking to put some
antenna's, and I guess transmitters on our property and want someone
to review the agreements. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
***** Moderator's Note *****
Michael, you're a very wise man.
IANAL, and I'm sure the readers will offer suggestions, but let me add
these suggestions to get you started:
* How many antennas? How man transmitters? (It's NOT a one-to-one relationship!)
* For _their_ radi...Telecom
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variety of phone equipment including telephone systems, transmission, swi...Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You [telecom]
Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You
by Lois Beckett
ProPublica, March 7, 2013, 9:48 a.m.
Data companies are scooping up enormous amounts of information about
almost every American. They sell information about whether you're
pregnant or divorced or trying to lose weight, about how rich you are
and what kinds of cars you have.
...If You're Happy and You Know It, Must I Know, Too? [telecom]
If You're Happy and You Know It, Must I Know, Too?
By JUDITH NEWMAN
October 21, 2011
MARY LOU DiNARDO checked three times to make sure: was that a smiley
face at the end of the latest e-mail from her most dour client?
A West Coast real estate executive, he had an M.B.A. from a
prestigious university and was "a very intellectual, serious man,"
said Ms. DiNardo, president of TK/PR, a public relations firm. "I've
been dealing with him for seven years. All of a sudden, while we're
discussing problems with a vendor, he's signing off with these
sm...Nice interface to Telecom-Digest [Telecom]
I spent quite a bit of time digging around for the instructions to
change my email address on this list. Yesterday, I found:
For whatever reason, this site made more sense to me than what I found
Hope this helps someone....
...telna / 3U Telecom outage [Telecom]
The following is a email I just received from 3U Telecom, now "telna",
concerning a power outage in their long distance service over the
preceding day or so (which meant we could send and receive local calls,
but long distance calling just seemed to go nowhere).
I'm posting it here because of its potential technical interest, but
also because its prompt, helpful and informative content seems to be in
sharp contrast to the communications difficulties in dealing with other
telecom companies that are often reported in this group.
...Re: [telecom] Cellphones and driving [Telecom]
In a message dated 7/3/2009 9:15:12 AM Central Daylight Time,
> I think a first-rate hands free system, although of some
> distraction, is far, far less hazardous than holding a phone to
Repeated studies have shown their is no difference in the
distraction caused by cellphone to your ear or hands-free. It's
apparently the conversation, not the holding of the phone to your ear.
> In a message dated 7/3/2009 9:15:12 AM Central Daylight Time...Telecom Digest archives questions [TELECOM]
I had a discussion tonight with Bill about our archives. As most of
you are aware we have long maintained our own set of archives here:
http://massis.lcs.mit.edu/telecom-archives/. This forum started in
1981 when Sergey and Larry were doing whatever 8 year-olds did in 1981
and Google Groups did not exist. If we wanted an archive we had to do
it ourselves. I can't speak for everyone, but going back and reading
the old archives has been like a trip down memory lane. I remember
when we had The Phone Company and would wait until 11 PM to call our
grandparents to save on to...Telecom Digest F.A.Q. [telecom]
This is the list of frequently-asked questions for The Telecom Digest,
and it is sent to new subscribers automatically. It is also posted in
the Digest whenever the contents change, and once per quarter even if
the contents have not changed.
Q. What is The Telecom Digest?
A. The Telecom Digest is the oldest continuously published mailing
list on the Internet. It was started before Usenet existed, but is
now available via the Usenet group comp.dcom.telecom.
Q. Who's in charge?
A. The current Moderator is Bill Horne, and you may reach him by
sending email to teleco...[telecom] Enforcing state telecom law
From: John Mayson <email@example.com>
>On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 5:37 PM, Steven <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> And how are they going to enforce their state law from someone
>> spoofing who is in India or China?
> Simple. They aren't. This is yet another example of a useless piece
> of legislation pushed through because the people demand they "do
> something". I wonder how many in the state capitol even understood
> the technology they were attempting to regulate?
They are not going to be able to incarcerate anyone for vi...Telecom challenge: Hurricane Irene [telecom]
Hurricane Irene is expected to hit the eastern US this weekend with
very heavy rains and high winds. Considerable flooding is expected.
Also expected are many power failures. This is because the ground is
already saturated from recent rain storms, the hurricane will add
considerable rain, and high winds will knock many trees into wires.
It is expected to take a few days to restore power.
It will be interesting to see how the telecom providers react to the
storm to keep service running in terms of landlines, cellular, and
Internet traffic. Will traditional landline central office...Telecom Digest Reader Survey [telecom]
An invitation, from the Moderator:
> In an effort to improve both the quality of The Telecom Digest and the
> skill of its moderator, you are invited to take part in a survey. The
> survey results will be used to help guide the Moderator's choices when
> he decides what posts are appropriate, and to give him a better idea of
> the interests, likes, dislikes, and tastes of the Digest audience.
> The introduction to the survey is somewhat lengthy, but please bear with
> it -- you are entitled to know how your responses will be handled, and
> that ...Re: [telecom] 5XB arcana [Telecom]
In a message dated 6/20/2009 2:10:35 AM Central Daylight Time,
> I visited the CEntral CO in Topeka, Kansas around 1970. That was a
> huge Stroger SXS office, with the auxiliary line finders in wooden
> cabinets with glass windows. I forget their actual name, but they
> appeared to oscillate back and forth, left to right, with contacts
> somehow stopping and held to terminals when a subscriber went ROH.
Are you sure that those weren't line switches instead of line finders?
had some of those in in the office named "North,...