30 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for April 25, 2012
====== 30 years of TELECOM Digest -- Founded August 21, 1981 ======
Telecom and VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Digest for the
Internet. All contents here are copyrighted by Bill Horne and
the individual writers/correspondents. Articles may be used in other
journals or newsgroups, provided the writer's name and the Digest are
included in the fair use quote. By using any name or email address
included herein for any reason other than responding to an article
herein, you agree to pay a hundred dollars to that person, or email address
Addresses herein are not to be added to any mailing list, nor to be sold or given away without the explicit written consent of the owner of that address. Chain letters, viruses, porn, spam, and miscellaneous junk are definitely unwelcome.
We must fight spam for the same reason we fight crime: not because we are naive enough to believe that we will ever stamp it out, but because we do not want the kind of world that results when no one stands against crime. - Geoffrey Welsh
See the bottom of this issue for subscription and archive details and the name of our lawyer, and other stuff of interest.
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:18:28 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: 11 percent of all sexts end up sent to the wrong recipient Message-ID: <email@example.com> 11 percent of all sexts end up sent to the wrong recipient APRIL 19, 2012 BY NATT GARUN Sexters beware: A new poll finds that your sexy messages may end up in the wrong hands if you're not careful enough. If you're into mobile, virtual sexy time, we have no judgment with what you want to do in your private life. But according to a poll conducted by United Kingdom-based mobile news site Recombu, 11 percent of sexts are sent to unintended recipients. Looks like too many of you are getting too caught up in the moment! The poll, which surveyed approximately 2,000 adults, showed that 47 percent of responders sext on a regular basis. About 48 percent of sexters are female, and 45 percent are male (we're guessing the rest means undisclosed gender or transgendered). However, the numbers show that males seem to get more heated and eager than their female counterparts. About one in 10 sexts from male senders get accidentally shipped to someone it wasn't meant for, while females stats stand at one in 20. What's worse: 16 percent of men have had their sexy messages end up in a family member's inbox while just 8 percent of females suffer the same embarrassment. ... http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/11-percent-of-all-sexts-end-up-sent-to-the-wrong-recipient/ -or- http://tinyurl.com/d85tspe
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:14:02 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Airline pilot distracted by new text messages botches landing attempt Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Airline pilot distracted by new text messages botches landing attempt APRIL 19, 2012 BY MIKE FLACY While U.S. residents that fly commercially have to turn off their cell phones prior to take-off, a airline pilot in Australia left his phone on during a flight and found new text messages more interesting than landing the plane. As detailed by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, an investigation into a Jetstar flight JQ57 between Darwin to Singapore discovered that the airline captain failed to lower the landing gear during the first attempt at a landing as he was too busy with his mobile phone. While the incident occurred nearly two years ago, the details of the investigation were released this week. According to the report, the captain neglected to turn off his mobile phone prior to the 220-seat Airbus 320 taking off in Darwin, Australia. When the plane began an initial descent into Changi Airport within Singapore, the captain's phone started beeping with new text message alerts when the plane was in between 2,500 to 2,000 feet off the ground. The captain turned his attention to the phone during the descent and the co-pilot attempted to get the captain's attention. After trying to alert the captain twice, the co-pilot switched off the auto-pilot during landing, but started to notice that something was wrong when the plane was just 1,000 feet off the ground. ... http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/airline-pilot-distracted-by-new-text-messages-botches-landing-attempt/ -or- http://goo.gl/F2Koh
TELECOM Digest is an electronic journal devoted mostly to telecom- munications topics. It is circulated anywhere there is email, in addition to Usenet, where it appears as the moderated newsgroup 'comp.dcom.telecom'. TELECOM Digest is a not-for-profit, mostly non-commercial educational service offered to the Internet by Bill Horne. All the contents of the Digest are compilation-copyrighted. You may reprint articles in some other media on an occasional basis, but please attribute my work and that of the original author. The Telecom Digest is moderated by Bill Horne.
43 Deerfield Road
Sharon MA 02067-2301
bill at horne dot net
This Digest is the oldest continuing e-journal about telecomm- unications on the Internet, having been founded in August, 1981 and published continuously since then. Our archives are available for your review/research. We believe we are the oldest e-zine/mailing list on the internet in any category! URL information: http://telecom-digest.org Copyright (C) 2012 TELECOM Digest. All rights reserved. Our attorney is Bill Levant, of Blue Bell, PA.
Finally, the Digest is funded by gifts from generous readers such as yourself who provide funding in amounts deemed appropriate. Your help is important and appreciated. A suggested donation of fifty dollars per year per reader is considered appropriate. See our address above. Please make at least a single donation to cover the cost of processing your name to the mailing list. All opinions expressed herein are deemed to be those of the author. Any organizations listed are for identification purposes only and messages should not be considered any official expression by the organization.