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 Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens 
 Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens 
 Re: AT&T U-verse
 Do you know where there are Teletype machines for sale?

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Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 09:42:01 -0800 (PST) From: "harold@hallikainen.com" <harold@hallikainen.com> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens Message-ID: <af8091c0-3a89-48ca-98ab-41075cf21756@o9g2000prg.googlegroups.com> On Dec 12, 5:44 pm, sfdavidka...@yahoo.com (David Kaye) wrote: >  I am quite surprised, maybe astounded to know that > someone scanned all those old newspapers and that an OCR system > somewhere picked out my name and it got into Google's search It looks like Google is doing OCR on pdf images. I got a Google Alert this week showing my name in a 1972 Broadcasting Yearbook. I checked the link, and there was no embedded text, just scanned images. Anyway, it is pretty neat that images are now being OCRd. Harold ***** Moderator's Note ***** I'm glad that my old CIA ID had only a number. Air American, though, used names, to the extent that anyone flying for them had a "real" name. I'm glad I've kept my alternate identity and escape routes up-to-date all these year. Bill Horne
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 15:23:32 -0800 (PST) From: hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: 'Sexting' popular among teens Message-ID: <959cd5f7-2a34-4147-869a-a0252388416d@s20g2000yqd.googlegroups.com> On Dec 12, 8:44 pm, sfdavidka...@yahoo.com (David Kaye) wrote: > In the case of the cell phones, people are taking photos of > themselves!  And if they're taking photos of others, it's clear that > they're posing for them.  As you or someone else said, it's the > recipients who are complaining, not the people in the photos. Not always. Sometimes kids sneak pictures of others, such as in a locker room or in an embarassing situation. Sometimes they are private photos and the person who took them distributes them. > I think that this snooping thing is going to blow over.  It'll blow > over when employers realize that they won't be able to hire anybody > anymore; too many people will have had explicit photos and politically > incorrect content on the Web. I'm not sure about that. Different people behave differently--while many might have troubling material about them on the web, a great many others will have nothing at all because they do not lead such wild lives. (Contrary to myth, a great many kids lead extremely tame lives.) It will also depend on the extent of what's out there-- someone with just one nasty reference will be in a more competitive position than someone who has multiple references. In my personal opinion, the existence of computers and the Internet-- making storage, indexing, and remote access of personal information so easy--has changed the 'lay of the land'. Old privacy laws are not adequate to meet the new world I should note that journalists and some others sharply disagree with my viewpoint. They take a very strong stance on the "public's right to know". In your example, the ancient photo of you at age eight, in my opinion is not a matter of public interest, even if you were to become a major figure. But the $64,000 question is how would society differentiate between private stuff and matters that are of a legitimate public interest? For example: suppose someone at age 19 was active in a very extremist far-right or far-left group--should that be part of their record when they turn 30? If they run for political office when they're 50?
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 23:29:39 -0500 From: Chris Hoaglin / Primary Rate <chris@primaryratedata.com> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: AT&T U-verse Message-ID: <4B25BF33.5040908@primaryratedata.com> kd1s.nospam@cox.nospam.net wrote: > > One of the issues with network performace is the software on the > routers. ISP owned routers should be updated regularly but they > aren't. > > I keep the firmware on my equipment up to current versions. Same with > the computers, I try to keep the latest hardware drivers going. > > Your speed will increase because they'll give you a new DSL modem. Bear in mind that a carrier environment is lot more complicated that the customer premises, with many more considerations involved in what to upgrade and when. Often once a stable production firmware version is chosen, you stay on it unless a new feature or bugfix is absolutely needed, and any new version is rolled out on a couple boxes first to make sure nothing blows up. Otherwise you risk something else being broken by the latest "fix". Not that this is an inevitability, but it can and does happen, and the last time anybody wants to find out something isn't right is once it's rolled out on dozens of network nodes. Even worse would be to have upgraded two different vendors platforms in quick succession and not necessarily know which software upgrade is causing an interoperability isssue. Granted this happens anyway, and is the reason for said bug-fixes in the first place, but no reason to cause unnecessary pain deliberately. -- Chris Hoaglin Primary Rate Specialists in Lucent equipment. Data Comm./Networking/Telecommunications. Legacy/Specialty/Embedded systems parts support. Custom rework and re-engineering services. E-Mail: Chris@primaryratedata.com Voice: +1 978-835-4539 Fax: +1 774-233-0418 AIM: PrimaryRateData ***** Moderator's Note ***** IIRC, the last time that there was a major SS7 outage, it was caused by a software update to the STP's. The new software broke some old feature, and the problem cascaded into a major nationwide outage. It was a few years back. Bill Horne
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 02:32:09 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill.remove@this-too.billhorne.homelinux.org> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Do you know where there are Teletype machines for sale? Message-ID: <20091214073209.GA11152@billhorne.homelinux.org> I subscribe to a mailing list for Teletype users, called GREENKEYS. One of the readers posted a request for info on whether a Model 15 Teletype is available for purchase, and it got me wondering if any of the Digest's readers have knowledge in this area. Does anyone know of any repository of Teletype machines? I can't help but wonder if some Baby Bell has a warehouse full of them, and there's a fair number of users who'd be delighted to get at them. Thanks for your time. Bill -- E. William Horne William Warren Consulting http://www.william-warren.com/ "While you're waiting, read the free novel we sent you. It's a Spanish story about a guy named 'Manual'." -- Dogbert
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