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Re: Time Warner Cable Takes Firm Stance on Carriage Deals
Re: Jamaica running out of phone numbers
Re: Old Caller ID Info on New Provider Caller ID
Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens
Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens
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Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 20:40:07 -0800
From: Steven <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Time Warner Cable Takes Firm Stance on Carriage Deals
> In reply to: <_MPG.email@example.com_
> (mailto:MPG.firstname.lastname@example.org) >
> In article <Pine.NEB.email@example.com>,
> firstname.lastname@example.org says...
>> In the good old daze of "One Bell System - It Works", the local
>> operating companies used to justify their need for higher rates
>> because... they had to pay more for the physical instruments.
>> That is, Western Electric, a division of AT&T, was charging
>> the local RBOC, another division of AT&T, more...
> As a former Bell employee, I have to disagree with that. Many Bell
> employees thought WE prices were about normal or high. So when we
> acquired two independent company offices with Stromberg-Carlson XY
> switches and a few years later need an addition, they assumed
> Sromger's prices would be in about the same range and wrote estimates
> on the basis of XY additions.
> When they got quotations from Stromberg, they found the Stromberg
> prices were so much higher that they could scrap the old office and
> replace in its entirety with a WE step-by-step offices, including the
> cost of new buildings in both places, for less cost than
> Stromberg-Carlson would charge just for the additional XY equipment.
> Wes Leatherock
That is the same reason GTE chose to add SXS i an office that they got
from Calif. Water & Telephone. We removed the XY switch and moved it to
another office and later replaced both offices with EAX type switches.
By then Stromberg was owned by General Dynamics and they were pretty
much out of that type of business.
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Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:25:40 +1100
Subject: Re: Jamaica running out of phone numbers
Adam H. Kerman wrote:
> John Mayson <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Jamaica was assigned eight million usable numbers in 1997, but is
>> now down to one million, according to Maurice Charvis, OUR deputy
>> director general, due largely to the growth in the mobile market.
> Jamaica has 2.7 million people, about the size of Chicago. Can they
> prove that the 876 allocations were done efficiently without number
> portability? Of course not. But then, this hasn't prevented NANPA
> from assigning new area codes anywhere else.
Of course, not everyone has a home phone, a mobile and an office phone (or they would have used more
than 8 million numbers already) but PABX's will have a block of numbers with many spares.
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 07:23:31 -0800
From: AES <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Old Caller ID Info on New Provider Caller ID
I've been reading this thread on Old Caller ID, and realizing just how
much I don't know about Caller ID -- likely because I'm a seriously
old "Old Caller" myself (nearing 8 decades of calling) and have gotten
seriously out of touch.
My uninformed understanding has always been that Caller ID just
delivers the caller's phone number to the callee's phone; but
apparently it can deliver significantly more information than that
. . . ?
So, who inputs this additional information, or is allowed to input
additional information? And how, and when? What and where is this
mysterious database that telcos are allowed to "dip" into to get this
information? When did it come into existence? And who can "poke" new
info into it?
Any tutoring will be much appreciated.
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 14:25:51 -0500
From: T <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, sfdavidkaye2
> T <email@example.com> wrote:
> > And where was this darkroom? The local Boys Club.
> The local Catholic high school I attended had a better darkroom than I
> had at home, so most of the naked photos I took were developed
Nice! The whole post-Vatican church was awesomely liberal.
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 17:17:08 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens
On Dec 7, 4:15 am, sfdavidka...@yahoo.com (David Kaye) wrote:
> In fact, the name Polaroid became synonymous with naked photo. "Do
> you have any Polaroids of her?" meant "Do you have any naked photos of
> As I developed my own photos I never owned a Polaroid camera. I
> produced my own collection of photos, though. It was amazing how many
> people would pose for photos, too.
> So, sexting and cell phone photos are nothing new at all.
Actually, it's two very different things, with a critical distinction.
Back then, not everyone owned a Polaroid nor had access to a darkroom.
Polaroid prints weren't cheap, so duplication was difficult. Further,
back then, lots of kids didn't have cameras at all, if they did, they
were quite cheap; only a rare few had good ones. While b&w duplicates
were cheap, they weren't free, and there was still a cost to darkroom
chemicals and photographic paper, as well as the time involved.
Today, in contrast, virtually every kid has a cellphone with a camera
in it which is far easier to use. No film cartridges, no flashcubes,
no developing. Press a button and it's done.
Most significantly, duplication and distribution is very easy and in
most cases free with simply a click. That's a big problem with
sexting--the pictures get shared and shared again. They could even
get posted to the Internet, which didn't exist back then.
It's the incredible ease and low/no-cost of sharing the photos that
makes this a problem. This also applies to embarassing secret
We must remember that information that once stayed hidden in the
bottom of a file cabinet is now easily indexed and accessed remotely
via computers and the Internet. To say an element of information was
"always out then, nothing has changed" is not at all accurate; much
has changed thanks to computers.
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