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The Telecom Digest for June 29, 2011
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Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 01:55:51 +0000 (UTC) From: David Lesher <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Battery power support today Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> T <email@example.com> writes: [call blocked during NE Blackout] >Probably because while the central offices were fully backed up, the T >carriers probably had no redundant power at the repeater points. That >resulted in trunk losage, no doubt. I've never seen T-carrier run off anything but loop voltage, aka span power. That's why there's 130 vdc to bite you when you are on the pair... And since that span power is appled by/at the CO.. -- A host is a host from coast to coast.................firstname.lastname@example.org & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:04:34 +0000 (UTC) From: David Scheidt <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Battery power support today Message-ID: <email@example.com> David Lesher <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: :T <email@example.com> writes: :[call blocked during NE Blackout] :>Probably because while the central offices were fully backed up, the T :>carriers probably had no redundant power at the repeater points. That :>resulted in trunk losage, no doubt. :I've never seen T-carrier run off anything but loop voltage, aka :span power. That's why there's 130 vdc to bite you when you are :on the pair... 48Vdc, I'm pretty sure. In any event, in the 60s there were still lots of L and N (analog FDM) trunks around. Since one of the driving reasons behind the T-carrier system was saving Ma money on her electric bills, it wouldn't surprise me to learn the L and N stuff got turned off, at least partly, when the power went off. -- sig 103
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 06:55:11 -0700 (PDT) From: "John C. Fowler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Flash Exploits on the Loose: Update Now Message-ID: <1309182911.46972.YahooMailClassic@web34204.mail.mud.yahoo.com> AES wrote: > Interestingly, this gives for me "You have version 10,2,153,1 installed" > -- and yes, those are commas in the version number. Maybe just a > trivial formatting error? It's always had commas in that field, as long as I can remember. It may just be the way Flash Player reports itself. (Adobe didn't invent Flash. They acquired the company that did.) Anyway, the commas and periods are interchangeable. > Is that the "Adobe Flash Player" we're talking about here? (Are plugins > technically apps?) That's the same Flash Player. Of course, if you've got a Flash blocker so you only see the Flash animations you want to, you're pretty well protected anyway. "App" is a fuzzy term which could mean anything running on your computer at all if you stretched it enough. John C. Fowler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 08:44:16 -0700 From: AES <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Flash Exploits on the Loose: Update Now Message-ID: <siegman-E2B8E3.email@example.com> In article <1309182911.46972.YahooMailClassic@web34204.mail.mud.yahoo.com>, "John C. Fowler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > "App" is a fuzzy term which could mean anything running on your > computer at all if you stretched it enough. > Agreed -- but also, when you see "app" (or "plugin", or "fldr") appearing in the "Kind" column in a Finder window, those terms are referring to a very sharply defined identifier or characteristic of each individual "Finder object", is that not so? And by the way, what about the term "Finder object"? I just spent a couple of hours reading the user's manual for a popular sync program which repeatedly used that term for the objects it would operate on in a Finder window -- but never, ever defined it. Is "Finder object" a defined term in "Mac-talk"? (that is, in technical discussions of Apple's OS X?) Is anything of any sort whose icon you can drag into a Findow window a "Finder object"? Or only a more limited set of objects, like certain types of files?
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:46:06 -0400 From: danny burstein <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: FCC to Caller ID spoofers: STOP IT Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.email@example.com> FCC press release [excerpts]: Consumers Gain New Protections Against Fraudulent Caller ID "Spoofing" Violators Face Substantial Fines Washington, D.C. - Consumers have gained new protections against fraudulent and deceptive use of caller ID services under new rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission today. Increasingly, bad actors are altering or manipulating caller ID information - known as caller ID spoofing - to further a wide variety of malicious schemes, from identity theft to placing false emergency calls to SWAT teams. Using spoofing services accessible through the web or prepaid cards, anyone can inexpensively mask the origin of a call with fake caller identification information. Under the FCC's new rules: Violators are subject to up to $10,000 for each violation, or three times that amount for each day of continuing violation, to a maximum of $1 million for any continuing violation The FCC may assess fines against entities it does not traditionally regulate without first issuing a citation The FCC can impose penalties more readily than it can under other provisions of the Communications Act Under the Act, callers are still permitted to alter caller ID information if their purposes are not harmful or fraudulent. For example, domestic violence shelters may have important reasons for not revealing the actual number of the shelter, and doctors responding to after-hours messages from patients may choose to transmit their office numbers rather than their cell phone numbers. ----------- rest of press release [a]: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-307891A1.doc http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-307891A1.pdf http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-307891A1.txt ------------------ actual "REPORT AND ORDER": http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-11-100A1.doc http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-11-100A1.pdf http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-11-100A1.txt [a] FCC material is often available in "Word Doc" form, a well as PDF and pseudo-ascii text. The URLs are identical except for the trailing extension. ---------------- and for good measure, here's EPIC's take on it: http://epic.org/2011/06/fcc-adopts-new-penalties-for-c.html _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key firstname.lastname@example.org [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:22:40 +0100 From: "Ricardus" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Battery power support today Message-ID: <3E893697B96D4F01B2B54969BAB5AD43@RichardPC> On Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:43:12 -0700, Sam Spade <email@example.com> wrote: >Ricardus wrote: >> On Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:21:02 -0700, >> Bruce Bergman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> >> >>>It is a nice idea, but not all that practical - you almost have to >>>get (or build) a dedicated generator set to do this with. For >>>openers, the engine has to hold 1800 or 3600 RPM, so the generator >>>holds 60 Hz fairly closely - many electronic devices do NOT do well >>>when the power input takes major voltage or frequency excursions. >>>And that takes a purpose designed governo r system on the engine to >>>apply throttle as necessary to hold the prime mover running speed in >>>a very narrow range. >> >> >>>[Moderator snip] >> >> >> Will all concerned with power generators go to the Bedini website & give >> opinion? >> >> Richard Powderhill >> > > Do you have a link to the correct website? Try this: http://www.icehouse.net/john1/foreward.html +--------------------------------------------------------------+
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