Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2022 00:47:13 +0000 (UTC)
From: Sean Murphy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: OnwardMobility Reportedly Loses BlackBerry License
There might never be a 5G-compatible BlackBerry.
By Nathaniel Mott
BlackBerry enthusiasts probably shouldn't hold their breath while they
wait for OnwardMobility to finally release the 5G-compatible,
keyboard-equipped smartphone that was originally supposed to arrive in
2021, because the company has reportedly lost the rights to the brand
CrackBerry and Android Police report that OnwardMobility's plans to
release a new BlackBerry have been scuttled. Both reports indicate
that BlackBerry wants to sever its ties with the smartphone market
entirely as it continues its transition into the security market.
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2022 23:06:11 +0000 (UTC)
From: Bill Horne <malQRMassimilation@gmail.com>
Subject: FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel Circulates Order to Classify
Ringless Voicemail Messages as Calls Under the TCPA
On February 2, 2022, FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel announced that she has
presented to her fellow Commissioners an order that will declare that
technology that leaves "ringless" voicemails on consumer cell phones
is subject to FCC robocalling restrictions. The order is described as
ruling that ringless voicemails are calls under the TCPA and thus
require prior express consent when sent to cellular telephone
numbers. The Chairwoman's proposal will be voted upon by the
Commissioners "on circulation," which does not establish an immediate
deadline for FCC action. Unlike orders under consideration at Open
Meetings, the text of a circulation item is not publicly released.
(Please remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2022 11:36:03 -0500
From: Curt <CPBinbox@remove-this.cfl.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Verizon Fios begins offering multi-gig home internet
speeds in NYC
On Sat, 12 Feb 2022 17:28:53 +0000 (UTC), Bill Horne
> I'm also curious about how a line that tops out at 940 Mbps can be
> labelled "Gigabit" when it obviously isn't: let's see, I'll grab a
> virtual pencil ...
> 940 divided by 1,000 is 0.94.
> 880 divided by 1,000 is 0.88.
> So, Verizon's "Gigabit" service, according to Cnet, is only 94% of a
> Gigabit on download, and only 88% of a Gigabit on uploads.
Shouldn't the divisor be 1024? Then down is 0.918 and up only 0.859.
Just my 1.7 cents worth.
interim moderator's note: No. Ethernet speeds are in decimal multiples of
10, kilo not kibi etc.