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The Telecom Digest for July 05, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 181 : "text" Format

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  New state law spells it out: No texting while driving 
      / Cellphone use banned for under-18 drivers                      (Monty Solomon)
  For restless thumbs, a necessary discipline          		       (Monty Solomon)
  The incredible shrinking Queens NYC Yellow pages     		 (www.Queensbridge.us)
  Re: The Mystery of the iPhone Death Grip             		       (David Clayton)

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Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2010 00:27:20 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: New state law spells it out: No texting while driving / Cellphone use banned for under-18 drivers Message-ID: <p0624087ac855bd8ca899@[]> New state law spells it out: No texting while driving Cellphone use banned for under-18 drivers By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff | July 3, 2010 Governor Deval Patrick yesterday signed into law legislation making Massachusetts the 29th state to ban texting behind the wheel for all drivers and any cellphone use for those under 18. The law, the product of intense lobbying by safe-driving advocates and families of loved ones lost in fatal accidents, will take effect in 90 days, in October. It also requires drivers 75 and older to take vision tests and renew their licenses in person, rather than online. ... http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/07/03/new_state_law_spells_it_out_no_texting_behind_wheel/
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2010 00:32:42 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: For restless thumbs, a necessary discipline Message-ID: <p0624087bc855bf20075a@[]> For restless thumbs, a necessary discipline By Megan Woolhouse and Stephanie Ebbert, Globe Staff | July 3, 2010 Chantal Boxer wanted someone - anyone - to help her kick the habit. A personal concierge who is often on the road, she uses her BlackBerry to text and e-mail clients, friends, and associates from behind the wheel of her sport utility vehicle. She knows she's just one LOL away from a crash. Now help is on the way. Yesterday, the governor stepped in, signing a law that bans texting while driving. "I am definitely an offender,'' said Boxer, 34. "I'll tell you, this new law is going to change my life.'' The new law, which takes effect in October, could force painful changes for many. The constant checking, the inability to look away from an iPhone, and the aching thumbs represent more than a guilty indulgence; the phones are an increasingly necessary lifeline to work and family. It seems like everyone, from teenagers to college presidents, is tethered to the devices, using an idle minute at a red traffic light as an opportunity to check e-mail or tap out a text message. ... http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2010/07/03/for_restless_thumbs_a_necessary_discipline/
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 17:56:12 -0700 (PDT) From: "www.Queensbridge.us" <NOTvalid@Queensbridge.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: The incredible shrinking Queens NYC Yellow pages Message-ID: <04870f21-c937-4dbe-828b-b145025de3db@c33g2000yqm.googlegroups.com> I had previously posted about the number of White pages getting less in number. Got the new Yellow pages a few days ago and thickness seemed same. But the height and width of the book has shrunk a lot compared to the White pages. The White and Yellow used to be same height and width [left to right on the cover when book is laying flat] -- http://queensbridge.us/
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 08:59:17 +1000 From: David Clayton <dcstar@myrealbox.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: The Mystery of the iPhone Death Grip Message-ID: <pan.2010.> On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 23:13:49 -0400, Monty Solomon wrote: > > The Mystery of the iPhone Death Grip > David Pogue > June 25, 2010 > > The hot tech news on Friday is the exploding scandal that has been dubbed > the "iPhone Death Grip." Like everything else related to the iPhone, it > has turned into an overhyped emotional stew. > > Some people are reporting, and even posting videos showing, that when you > wrap your hand around the iPhone 4, the cellular Internet strength visibly > drops. You can actually see the bars disappearing. > > A cellphone that loses its signal when you pick it up? Well, that could be > considered a drawback. > > I must say, I was mystified at first. I have never seen it on the iPhone > unit I have been reviewing. I cannot even reproduce it, no matter how hard > I try. I'm sitting here right now. I'm wrapping my hand every which way - > I'm even holding it with two fists, completely concealing the silver band > around the edges - and my four-bar signal strength doesn't waver. > > ... > > http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/25/the-mystery-of-the-iphone-death-grip/ Ahh, but was it being held in the left or right hand? It is quite conceivable that the internal antenna (is there just one?) is on one side of the device, and depending on how it is held it the signal could be impeded by more body mass than if held differently. Squishy wet bags of protoplasm are quite good at absorbing RF. -- 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.
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