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The Telecom Digest for Jan 22, 2015
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|Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:09:55 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: CenturyLink realigns execs, continues pokey roll out of 1 gig Internet Message-ID: <email@example.com> By Tamara Chuang The Denver Post CenturyLink has reorganized its local leadership and replaced longtime Denver general manager [and high-speed fiber champion - mod] Scott Russell, the company confirmed Tuesday. Penny Larson, its operations vice president for Colorado, now adds Denver to her responsibilities. ... On Tuesday, CenturyLink said its gigabit effort is available only to Denver residents and declined to say which neighborhoods can order it. The company said it plans an update this month. A search on Century Link's website shows the speedier service available in Washington Park, Park Hill and Glendale. One person even put together a CenturyLink Gigabit Coverage map to track availability. http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_27313810/centurylink-realigns-execs-continues-pokey-roll-out-1 -or- http://goo.gl/eVdfjv -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Sitting on a park bench Eying little girls with sad intent Snot running down his nose Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes - Ian Anderson|
|Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:58:38 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: New hope for water-damaged phones Message-ID: <email@example.com> Carmel entrepreneurs, Verizon revive water-damaged cellphones by Jeff Swiatek Using some old-fashioned workbench tinkering, Joel Trusty revived his wife's cellphone after a full cycle through the washing machine, only to get another challenge from her: Make a business out of it, she suggested. The world needs a reliable fix for water-damaged cellphones. http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2015/01/21/carmel-companys-creation-revives-water-damaged-cellphones/22081131/ -or- http://goo.gl/DmjKty -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) The small-town eyes will gape at you in dull surprise when payment due Exceeds accounts received - Janis Ian|
|Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:15:56 +1100 From: David Clayton <dc33box-usenet2@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: New hope for water-damaged phones Message-ID: <pan.2015.01.21.22.15.53.241647@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> On Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:58:38 -0500, Bill Horne wrote: > Carmel entrepreneurs, Verizon revive water-damaged cellphones > > by Jeff Swiatek > > Using some old-fashioned workbench tinkering, Joel Trusty revived his > wife's cellphone after a full cycle through the washing machine, only to > get another challenge from her: > > Make a business out of it, she suggested. The world needs a reliable fix > for water-damaged cellphones. > > > http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2015/01/21/carmel-companys-creation-revives-water-damaged-cellphones/22081131/ > -or- > http://goo.gl/DmjKty It's one thing removing the moisture from electronic circuit boards and components with heat etc., it's another to remove any residual muck left behind that can either cause corrosion or conductivity problems in the future. If the process had the device dipped in a bath of circuit board cleaner I'd be more confident of it being a longer-term fix, but with the short lifespan of these devices it may not be an issue. I once had a situation where a customer had a server sitting on the floor of a meeting room and it became unreliable after a couple of years, it turned out that the motherboard had a slimy film on it caused by six-monthly carpet steam cleaning which was sucked into the always running server by its fans, a good clean of the motherboard by the appropriate product fixed it but there would still have been long-term corrosion problems. -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have.|
|Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:50:33 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Security flaw in Verizon mobile app has been patched Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> The vulnerability, which Verizon has already fixed, would have let anyone to tap into a Verizon email account. by Charlie Osborne A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability tied to a Verizon application that would have allowed any user access to any Verizon email account -- and a fix has been rapidly pushed out. As reported by ThreatPost on Monday, Verizon pushed a fix out for the flaw last week after security researcher Randy Westergren Jr. disclosed the vulnerability in the application program interface, or API, used by Verizon's My Fios mobile app. The flaw was severe enough that the telecommunications giant patched the problem within 48 hours. Fios is Verizon's bundled phone, Internet, and television service. http://www.cnet.com/news/verizon-races-out-fix-for-email-security-flaw/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Won't you look down upon me Jesus, you've got to help me make a stand You've just got to see me through another day - James Taylor|
|Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:05:00 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Google's Next Telecom Move - Becoming a Wireless Carrier Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Google is preparing to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers and manage their calls and mobile data over a cellular network, according to three people with knowledge of the plans. The new service is expected run on Sprint and T-Mobile's networks, two people familiar with the product say. Google is expected to reach deals to buy wholesale access to those carriers' mobile voice and data networks, making it a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, they say. https://www.theinformation.com/Google-s-Next-Telecom-Move-Becoming-a-Wireless-Carrier -or- http://goo.gl/hW2Frw -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) A thousand other boys could never reach you How could I have been the one? I saw the world spin beneath you And scatter like ice from the spoon that was your womb - Goo Goo Dolls|
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