The Telecom Digest
Volume 29 : Issue 99 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: Wireless network upgrade at ballpark (Ken Wheatley)
Re: batteries (was Waiting for Verizon..) (Paul)
Re: batteries (was Waiting for Verizon..) (Steven)
New York City establishes police cellphone policy (Jeff or Lisa)
Re: Data security law sparks concerns (Robert Bonomi)
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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 10:38:21 +0100
From: Ken Wheatley <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Wireless network upgrade at ballpark
On 2010-04-08 15:57:35 +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> Fans at the ballfield had trouble using their wireless devices when
> the stadium was very crowded. An article in the Phila Inqr describes
> what will be done to increase traffic capacity.
I suppose they could always watch the game.
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Ah, but could they call their bookie via Skype and see the current line in Vegas? ;-)
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 15:04:51 +0000 (UTC)
From: Paul <email@example.com.INVALID>
Subject: Re: batteries (was Waiting for Verizon..)
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in
> Side note 1: My current car has an automatic relay that turns the
> headlights off if I forget when I open the car door with the motor
> off. Nice feature. Still, I carry full length jumper cables in
> the trunk, very useful to have.
I carried jumper cables for about 40 years, but now I have a portable
car start battery kit in each car. It is much easier to use, and it
also has a small air compresser and LED flashlight built in. Anything
it can't handle is a job for AAA.
This is partly possible because we all carry wireless phones now
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 09:06:03 -0700
From: Steven <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: batteries (was Waiting for Verizon..)
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in
>> Side note 1: My current car has an automatic relay that turns the
>> headlights off if I forget when I open the car door with the motor
>> off. Nice feature. Still, I carry full length jumper cables in
>> the trunk, very useful to have.
> I carried jumper cables for about 40 years, but now I have a portable
> car start battery kit in each car. It is much easier to use, and it
> also has a small air compresser and LED flashlight built in. Anything
> it can't handle is a job for AAA.
> This is partly possible because we all carry wireless phones now
I have a few batteries (12V), they were made for AT&T and we used them
on remote sites, they are about half the size of a car battery. The
data on them says they are a 10 year battery, The company would
replace them about once a year. I use them on my very old and very
very large UPS. I can run it for 5 plus hours on both of my computers
and a few other small radios. I guess I'm under using them, but all
of them are over 10 years old and still hold the same charge as when I
first got them. I have not seen then [for sale] in years, so I guess
when [these] do go I'll have to look for something [else] to replace
The only good spammer is a dead one!! Have you hunted one down today?
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Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 09:50:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jeff or Lisa <email@example.com>
Subject: New York City establishes police cellphone policy
An article in the New York Times describing the evolution of a new
policy governing the use of cell phones by police officers.
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 16:11:47 -0500
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Bonomi)
Subject: Re: Data security law sparks concerns
In article <email@example.com>,
Jeff or Lisa <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Do companies somehow 'lock' their desktop computers so that people
>can't copy data (by a merely resaving it or a screen print) onto a
>flashdrive or floppy disk?
SMART security-conscious employers do tend to disable the use of -any-
removable media -- for exactly that reason. Not just 'writable' media, but
even read-only ones -- blocking the latter does wonders for reducing the
possible infection vectors available to malware.
On portable machines, networking is also often locked down so that the only
connectivity available is via VPN back to 'corporate' -- behind the same
defenses/filters/protections/restrictions/*monitoring* of external Internet
access, and with only 'restricted" access to corporate internal resources.
This gives a laptop effectively the same degree of protection as the 'in
office' desktops. BOTH in terms of preventing malware from 'sneaking
in', and with regard to 'confidential' (or 'more sensitive') information
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