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The Telecom Digest for January 14, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 13 : "text" Format

Messages in this Issue:

Re: ZIP Codes and barcodes(Steven)
Catching Exam Cheats With a Spectrum Analyzer(Thad Floryan)
Re: Catching Exam Cheats With a Spectrum Analyzer(Richard)
Re: Very interesting product(John Mayson)
Re: Somerville woman says she lost job because of iPhone glitch (David Clayton)
What you don't want to see in a telco pit(David Clayton)


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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 20:42:50 -0800 From: Steven <diespammers@killspammers.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: ZIP Codes and barcodes Message-ID: <iglvsc$h51$1@news.eternal-september.org> On 1/12/11 1:53 PM, Lee Choquette wrote: > In article<eb91522a-0f5a-4043-bfb7-0a212fcfb8fb@32g2000yqz.googlegroups.com>, > Lisa or Jeff<hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> wrote: > > Our post office, just inside California at the Arizona border, has had a > separate box for the neighboring states for many years. There were for a > long time three places to deposit mail inside the post office: > * local ZIP code only > * neighboring states of Arizona and Nevada > * all other destinations > > Far from removing boxes, they recently added a fourth: > * Netflix discs only > > I haven't seen dedicated spots to deposit Netflix discs in the customer > areas of any other post offices, although I have spotted them in the > employee areas of some. > > Lee > The San Bernardino Regional Center in Redlands has a Netflix box, I think the reason is the Netflix is also in Redlands. I have gotten movies the same day a couple of times. -- The only good spammer is a dead one!! Have you hunted one down today? (c) 2011 I Kill Spammers, Inc. A Rot in Hell Co.
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 20:49:32 -0800 From: Thad Floryan <thad@thadlabs.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Catching Exam Cheats With a Spectrum Analyzer Message-ID: <4D2E845C.7060302@thadlabs.com> In today's (12-JAN-2011) Slashdot: Catching Exam Cheats With a Spectrum Analyzer Police in Taiwan have used a set of spectrum analyzers to catch at least three people suspected of cheating http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/373172/spectrum_analyzer_catches_exam_cheats_taiwan/ on an exam by monitoring them for mobile phone signals. Officers used three FSH4 analyzers specially configured by the German manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz to monitor an exam in south Taiwan for prospective government workers.
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:20:07 -0800 From: Richard <rng@richbonnie.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Catching Exam Cheats With a Spectrum Analyzer Message-ID: <gijui6dkqvuh1jchchk06to5u71agg006j@4ax.com> On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 20:49:32 -0800, Thad Floryan <thad@thadlabs.com> wrote: >In today's (12-JAN-2011) Slashdot: > >Catching Exam Cheats With a Spectrum Analyzer > >Police in Taiwan have used a set of spectrum analyzers to catch at least >three people suspected of cheating > >http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/373172/spectrum_analyzer_catches_exam_cheats_taiwan/ > >on an exam by monitoring them for mobile phone signals. Officers used three >FSH4 analyzers specially configured by the German manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz >to monitor an exam in south Taiwan for prospective government workers. I am a Volunteer Examiner for amateur radio licenses and manage the testing team in my town. We require that examinees turn off their mobile devices and put them on the floor under their seats. If they say that they were planning to use the calculator built into their device, we say "no" and offer them the use of one of the four-function calculators I carry in my box of testing supplies. We routinely examine any calculators which they bring, making sure that all memories are flushed. Dick ***** Moderator's Note ***** Cheating on an exam for government employment could be interpreted in two different ways - 1. As an unfair and illegal practice that deprives those who studied the manuals and worked hard to prepare for the exam. 2. As a part of the test designed to screen out those who aren't willing to cut corners and break rules in order to get results. You could argue it either way ... Bill Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 23:14:48 -0600 From: John Mayson <john@mayson.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Very interesting product Message-ID: <AANLkTik8KCn3WAdQ5rAi0XanFsi7dQ4-pBh4+ABOKgEv@mail.gmail.com> On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 4:24 AM, tlvp <tPlOvUpBErLeLsEs@hotmail.com> wrote: > > John, would that be 3G of the 1700 MHz "T-Mobile USA" variety, or 3G > of the 1900 MHz "at&t & nearly everybody else" variety? And, any idea > if the GSM for voice uses a world-wide 4-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 > MHz) radio? What's the best way to determine this? Frankly I don't know and this has got to be the most poorly documented device I have ever used. I have one site that claims: network:GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA frequency:850/900/1800/1900/2100 But it also says they're made in Malaysia when mine says it's made in China. Yeah, it could be built in both or production was moved to China. >> I have never seen a new unlocked Android anything anywhere close to this >> price. > > Interesting find :-) . Cheers, -- tlvp I'm really resisting the urge to carry it around work and use it as a phone. People think I'm strange enough. ;-) And speaking of strange, my email about the iPhone Fork was intended for another private list of phone geeks. I was sending stuff into this list and went into autopilot. John -- John Mayson <john@mayson.us> Austin, Texas, USA
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 19:48:50 +1100 From: David Clayton <dcstar@myrealbox.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Somerville woman says she lost job because of iPhone glitch Message-ID: <pan.2011.01.13.08.48.46.536724@myrealbox.com> On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 15:07:26 -0500, Monty Solomon wrote: > Somerville woman says she lost job because of iPhone glitch ......... > Garvey said she worked until 4 a.m. on New Year's, and was scheduled for > a noon shift later that same day. She had no reason to think the alarm > would fail to go off, as it never has since she bought the phone in > September 2009. It was not until Sunday morning when her alarm didn't > work a second time, that Garvey thought there might be a glitch. > > She then sent the e-mail to Jobs, which Garvey said was just a way for > her to vent. And I've been late for appointments because the power has gone off overnight and my digital alarm clock didn't go off at the appropriate time - but I never made a fuss because ALL technology has limitations and should not be relied on. The world is increasingly inhabited by people who have some bizarre expectation that all their technology will always be there operating as they expect, and if not then they will COMPLAIN! -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have.
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 08:59:00 +1100 From: David Clayton <dcstar@myrealbox.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: What you don't want to see in a telco pit Message-ID: <pan.2011.01.13.21.58.59.670965@myrealbox.com> Snakes on a plane?, no.....: http://images.theage.com.au/2011/01/13/2131885/telstrapitmain-420x0.jpg http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/thousands-disconnected-as-floods-sink-telcos-20110113-19oz4.html -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have.
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