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  Re: Ken Auletta: Why Oprah Needs Cable 
  Re: Compatibility of 3G GSM with HSPA 7.2 and LTE service   
  WikiLeaks releases 573.000 pager intercepts from 9/11 2001.   

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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:21:43 -0600 From: John Mayson <john@mayson.us> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Ken Auletta: Why Oprah Needs Cable Message-ID: <6645152a0911230821i7180c729md3042a5aea1717d4@mail.gmail.com> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 8:39 AM, Neal McLain <nmclain@annsgarden.com> wrote: > Maybe Auletta (along with John Mayson, Bill Horne, and John David Galt) are > right: broadcast television is dying. That I do. I honestly have no idea if and when it'll ever happen. My theory is cable-only networks and Internet TV are going to continue to chip away at over-the-air television and one of the large networks is going to shock the country by announcing they're dropping their affiliates and going cable-only. I don't think it's out of the question to see an NBC among the TNT's, MTV's, an A&E's of the world. > But I think Auletta underestimates the power of the NAB. That is true. I'm waiting for them to ask Congress for a bailout. Of course that would muddy the waters given all the networks have expansive news departments. If party "X" gave billions of taxpayer dollars to the networks, would those networks criticize party "X"? One advantage to all of this is it would free up a whole lot of bandwidth of TV stations went dark. John -- John Mayson <john@mayson.us> Austin, Texas, USA
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 01:16:58 -0500 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Compatibility of 3G GSM with HSPA 7.2 and LTE service Message-ID: <op.u3xs2kj5o63xbg@acer250.gateway.2wire.net> On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 04:10:40 -0500, Thad Floryan <thad@thadlabs.com> wrote: > The "Tech Blogs" of the San Francisco Chronicle's SFGate web site: > > http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/techchron/detail?blogid=19&entry_id=51761 > > yesterday states: > > " [...] > " AT&T said it's making strides in building up its 3G coverage and > " performance by upgrading more than 800 cell cites and deploying > " more 850 MHz spectrum for 3G use. AT&T said it has spent $65 > " million locally this year and has doubled network capacity in the > " last 45 days. [Note: local = SF Bay Area] > " > " The upshot is: more coverage, better 3G performance and more > " in-building penetration, precisely the stuff AT&T users have been > " asking for. > " [...] > " The company plans to begin rolling out HSPA 7.2 by the end of > " next year, (next year for the Bay Area) which will double 3G > " speeds. And it's got LTE coming perhaps next year and into 2011. > " > " "We know there are still challenges and we will continue in invest > " in more network upgrades," said AT&T spokesman John Britton. > > So, what happens when HSPA 7.2 and LTE are rolled-out? Do those of > us with 3G GSM phones end up with non-functioning devices and are > forced to buy new phone instruments? Dunno: in Poland, with Orange (PL) anyway, HSPA 7.2 falls gracefully back to as slow as GPRS, through some retraining-like mechanism: so everything in the GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA spectrum can be accomodated. I've no idea what the unlightened US providers will do, though. > Unless I'm going blind, I don't see new cellular phone instruments > with the features and no junk that are equivalent to my 5-year-old > Motorola RAZR V3. I don't play games on the phone and I don't text. > > Are those of us with similar "basic" but high-quality requirements > (no $30 phones in this household) requirements going to be left out > in the cold with our SIM cards rolling in the dust along with the > tumbleweeds? That's certainly what happened to T-Mobile customers with CSD WAP service on their handsets (but no GPRS) when T-Mobile pulled the plug on CSD data some years back: those handsets, sold on their WAP browsers' merits, just became dumb voice/SMS phones for all practical purposes. And I'm stuck w/ three of them -- two ancient Moto TimePort P-7389s and a less old P-280. > And, note, I'm not a Luddite. :-) Now *that*, Floryan, I've know for *decades* :-) . Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:48:26 -0500 From: danny burstein <dannyb@panix.com> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: WikiLeaks releases 573.000 pager intercepts from 9/11 2001. Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.4.64.0911250942250.1730@panix5.panix.com> "2001-09-11 08:50:25 Arch [0901509] B ALPHA A plane crashed thru the twin towers. Real bad..BR" ---------- [wikileaks.org] > From 3AM on Wednesday November 25, 2009, until 3AM the following > day (US east coast time), WikiLeaks will release over half a > million US national text pager intercepts. > The intercepts cover a 24 hour period surrounding the September 11, > 2001 attacks in New York and Washington. > To foster a deeper understanding, the messages will be released > to the global community "live". That is, the first message, > corresponding to 3AM September 11, 2001, five hours before the > first attack, will be released at 3AM November 25, 2009 and the > last, corresponding to 3AM September 12, 2001 at 3AM November 26, > 2009. > To follow the release, please visit http://911.wikileaks.org ----------- - eyup, they've started. _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key dannyb@panix.com [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]
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