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The Telecom Digest for June 02, 2011
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Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:29:21 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6 CUPERTINO, California-May 31, 2011-Apple CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software - Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple's advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple's upcoming cloud services offering. ... http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/05/31wwdc.html
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 20:04:30 -0400 From: "ABLE1" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Need some help Message-ID: <jmfFp.email@example.com> Hello all, I am a bit stumped with the age of the equipment and the serious lack of any docs. Like it zero docs. All I have is the following: ITT Terryphone C23047 0100 Amplifier. Connected to multiple speakers that are labeled D31201-0500 VRC8 with a multi-tap Txfmr L50411-0010. What I have determined is that the Amp is a 100 Watt unit. What I can't find is this at 25v 70v or 100volt. The only reason I think it is a 100 Watt unit is the 0100 in the part number. However it could mean 100 volt system. Can anyone shed some light on this. It is not for repair of the system that is rapidly going away, rather it is to determine the size and voltages of a new Amplifier that is to be installed. I hate shooting in the dark. With the amount of dark I have right now any glimmer of light would be a blessing. Please respond. TIA Les
Date: 31 May 2011 02:09:33 -0000 From: "John Levine" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Study Sees Way to Win Spam Fight Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> It turned out that 95 percent of the credit card transactions for the >> spam-advertised drugs and herbal remedies they bought were handled by >> just three financial companies - one based in Azerbaijan, one in >> Denmark and one in Nevis, in the West Indies. ... > >Shut down those companies, and the spammers won't just change banks, >quicker than you can say "Johnnie Walker"? Well, who knows. These are pretty undesirable customers for a normal bank, illegal products with a lot of chargebacks, so finding other banks might be a challenge. And if the powers that be can set a precedent that Visa and MC disconnect banks who do a lot of that kind of business, it'll be easier to disconnect other banks [if] the crooks move there. R's, John
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 00:33:15 -0400 From: Barry Margolin <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Study Sees Way to Win Spam Fight Message-ID: <barmar-15B347.email@example.com> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, tlvp <tPlOvUpBErLeLsEs@hotmail.com> wrote: > On Sun, 29 May 2011 18:51:57 -0400, Monty Solomon <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > > Study Sees Way to Win Spam Fight > > > > By JOHN MARKOFF > > May 19, 2011 > > > > ... > > > > It turned out that 95 percent of the credit card transactions for the > > spam-advertised drugs and herbal remedies they bought were handled by > > just three financial companies - one based in Azerbaijan, one in > > Denmark and one in Nevis, in the West Indies. ... > > Shut down those companies, and the spammers won't just change banks, > quicker than you can say "Johnnie Walker"? Did you read [the] rest of the article? "If the financial companies like those found in the study would follow suit, then spammers would have to find new banks, and the cost of switching would be high." "The defenders can, in principle, identify which banks the scammers are using far faster than they can get new banks", Dr. Savage said, "and for basically zero cost." -- Barry Margolin, firstname.lastname@example.org Arlington, MA *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me *** *** PLEASE don't copy me on replies, I'll read them in the group ***
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