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Re: AT&T U-verse
Question on ESI Communications Phone Systems
Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens
Re: AT&T U-verse
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Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 09:32:03 -0500
From: T <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: AT&T U-verse
In article <email@example.com>,
> I have had DSL for some years and as of late have had major speed
> problems; speed as low as 32kps; I'm told it is do to the age of the
> cable; 30+ years old and having been put on a Network Router with
> heavy users; gamers.
> I have just ordered U-verse and have been told I will not have the
> same problems since it is Fiber and then copy the last 2000 feed;
> still the same old cable; Am I going to have the same problems? I
> have Elite DSL, and am sticking for 6M at least for now.
> I have been telecom for over 40 years in COEI and have installed DSL
> CO switches as well as Verizon(GTE) Fios and that is fast since it
> is glass until the last 50 feet.
One of the issues with network performace is the software on the
routers. ISP owned routers should be updated regularly but they
I keep the firmware on my equipment up to current versions. Same with
the computers, I try to keep the latest hardware drivers going.
Your speed will increase because they'll give you a new DSL modem.
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 22:18:04 -0800
From: "W" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Question on ESI Communications Phone Systems
Can someone explain to me why the ESI Communications IVX and S-Class systems
are widely available as used product, but the larger systems like ESI-100
and ESI-200 almost never appear on the used market?
What do others think of ESI-100 for an organization with under 25
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 01:44:31 GMT
From: email@example.com (David Kaye)
Subject: Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens
> Again I must respectfully disagree. Because of the ease in which
> information (any information, be it nude photos or personal history)
> is captured and disseminated, the rules have to change to protect
> individuals' privacy.
Last year, Hong Kong actor/singer Edison Chen's photos were uploaded
to the Internet because someone had stolen his laptop. He ended up
apologizing to the various women who were clearly engaging in sex with
him, some of whom were stars themselves. The photos are as explicit
as explicit can be. It was clear that those were supposed to be
In the case of the cell phones, people are taking photos of
themselves! And if they're taking photos of others, it's clear that
they're posing for them. As you or someone else said, it's the
recipients who are complaining, not the people in the photos.
> I can't help but suspect some of the producers had second thoughts
> about their work when they grew older and were happy they were
With the Internet nothing is forgotten anymore. I was surprised to
Google my name and the name of my grade school and come up with a
newspaper photo that was taken of me when I was 8 years old.
By the way it was at that photo shoot that I learned that the press
lies: I was asked to stand in front of some pictures kids had drawn as
if to imply that those were my pictures. The photographer wouldn't
let me stand in front of mine. I hated that because mine were better
and I didn't want to be associated with bad art. At age 8. I
remember it well. I am quite surprised, maybe astounded to know that
someone scanned all those old newspapers and that an OCR system
somewhere picked out my name and it got into Google's search engine.
I fully expect to see copies of my old underground mimeo newspapers to
show up any day soon.
> Which they would've been; it's extremely unlikely a prospective
> college or employer would ever find out. But today, many kids
> discover the hard way their their ancient explicit social website or
> wild times has come back to haunt them.
I think that this snooping thing is going to blow over. It'll blow
over when employers realize that they won't be able to hire anybody
anymore; too many people will have had explicit photos and politically
incorrect content on the Web.
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 15:21:50 -0800
From: Steven <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: AT&T U-verse
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 11:45:01AM -0800, Steven wrote:
>> T wrote:
>>> In article <email@example.com>,
>>> firstname.lastname@example.org says...
>>>> I have had DSL for some years and as of late have had major speed
>>>> problems; speed as low as 32kps; I'm told it is do to the age of the
>>>> cable; 30+ years old and having been put on a Network Router with
>>>> heavy users; gamers.
>>>> I have just ordered U-verse and have been told I will not have the
>>>> same problems since it is Fiber and then copy the last 2000 feed;
>>>> still the same old cable; Am I going to have the same problems? I
>>>> have Elite DSL, and am sticking for 6M at least for now.
>>>> I have been telecom for over 40 years in COEI and have installed DSL
>>>> CO switches as well as Verizon(GTE) Fios and that is fast since it
>>>> is glass until the last 50 feet.
>>> One of the issues with network performace is the software on the
>>> routers. ISP owned routers should be updated regularly but they
>>> I keep the firmware on my equipment up to current versions. Same with
>>> the computers, I try to keep the latest hardware drivers going.
>>> Your speed will increase because they'll give you a new DSL modem.
I'm switching from 6[Megabit/sec] DSL to 6M U-verse. The systems are
totally different: it rides on glass from the CO, then to copper for
the last 1000 feet (unless it is a new build area), then it is fiber
to the door. I was told by a DSL tech that what appears to have
happened in my case [was that] I was on a Network Router with high use
(Gamers), [and] they are supposed be monitor that kind of activity so
that [they can correct it] if speeds get too slow; much like the old
busy time trunking in old CO's [where] they move customers or trunking
to spreed the traffic around.
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