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Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 01:39:04 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: UK workers who use their own devices risk being sacked Message-ID: <email@example.com> Mobile pioneers risk being sacked Karl Flinders 25 October 2012 A group of UK workers are driving the use of consumer devices in the workplace and are risking being sacked as a result, according to research. .. http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240169288/Mobile-pioneers-risk-being-sacked
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 01:39:04 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Hurricane Sandy disrupts data centers, wired Internet, cellular Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Hurricane Sandy also disrupts cellular networks and wired Internet AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint are all hit by outages. by Jon Brodkin Oct 30 2012 In addition to taking New York City data centers offline, Hurricane Sandy has disrupted cellular service and wired Internet, TV, and phone services from major providers. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and Sprint have all acknowledged cellular outages. Wireline services are also being disrupted. Verizon (the non-wireless part of the company) has acknowledged loss in service for FiOS voice, Internet, and video, as well as non-FiOS Internet and phone services. .. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-also-disrupts-cellular-networks-and-wired-internet/ -or- http://goo.gl/LqjR4 Hurricane Sandy takes data centers offline with flooding, power outages Hosting customers stranded as generators in NY data centers run out of fuel. by Jon Brodkin Oct 30 2012 http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-takes-data-centers-offline-with-flooding-power-outages/ -or- http://goo.gl/KuMBn
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 01:39:04 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say Message-ID: <email@example.com> Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say By MATT RICHTEL November 1, 2012 There is a widespread belief among teachers that students' constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday. The researchers note that their findings represent the subjective views of teachers and should not be seen as definitive proof that widespread use of computers, phones and video games affects students' capability to focus. Even so, the researchers who performed the studies, as well as scholars who study technology's impact on behavior and the brain, say the studies are significant because of the vantage points of teachers, who spend hours a day observing students. The timing of the studies, from two well-regarded research organizations, appears to be coincidental. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/education/technology-is-changing-how-students-learn-teachers-say.html -or- http://goo.gl/qDx5w
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 06:25:31 -0700 (PDT) From: bill@horneQRM.net To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Is anyone else having trouble reaching Google Voice? Message-ID: <email@example.com> I've been having trouble reaching Google Voice ever since Sandy passed by. When I dial "my" Google Voice TN, which usually gets me a computerized voice that tells me if I have messages, I'm hearing an ATB recording instead. Has anyone else been having trouble? Bil -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 19:14:08 +0000 (UTC) From: David Lesher <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Is anyone else having trouble reaching Google Voice? Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> bill@horneQRM.net writes: >I've been having trouble reaching Google Voice ever since Sandy passed >by. When I dial "my" Google Voice TN, which usually gets me a >computerized voice that tells me if I have messages, I'm hearing an >ATB recording instead. >Has anyone else been having trouble? Yes, GV seems to be having multiple issues. Many appear to be the CLEC's failures. You may have better results by going to the GV page and playing your messages from there. -- A host is a host from coast to coast.................email@example.com & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:45:01 -0400 From: Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Rachel busted Message-ID: <email@example.com> > >http://tinyurl.com/a6223j3 > Did I read it wrong, or is there no mention of prosecuting based on robocalls - just on deceptive practices? -- Pete Cresswell
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2012 00:32:25 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Upcoming ITU conference may be turning point for Internet Message-ID: <email@example.com> A U.N.-sponsored conference next month in Dubai will propose new regulations and restrictions for the Internet, which critics say will censor free speech, levy tariffs on e-commerce, and even force companies to clean up their "e-waste" and make gadgets that are better for the environment. Concerns about the closed-door event have sparked a Wikileaks-style info-leaking site, and led the State Department on Wednesday to file a series of new proposals or tranches seeking to ensure "competition and commercial agreements -- and not regulation" as the meeting's main message. Terry Kramer, the chief U.S. envoy to the conference, says the United States is against sanctions and believes management of the Internet by one central organization goes against free speech. http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/11/01/one-month-until-regulate-internet/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:50:31 -0500 From: Jim Haynes <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Rachel busted Message-ID: <slrnk97uen.5d2.jhaynes@Frances.localdomain> On 2012-11-01, Jim Haynes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/ftc-escalates-anti-robocall-campaign---takes-out-5-mass-callers > > > -or- > > > http://tinyurl.com/a6223j3 > > And then, this morning after, who did I get a call from? none other than Rachel. I've got to where I always press 1 to talk to a live agent, and then just put the phone down. Hoping that annoys them as much as they annoy me. - - jhhaynes at earthlink dot net ***** Moderator's Note ***** The trick is to get to a human, and stop just short of giving them your credit card number: keep them interested and string them along. If everyone did that, they'd be out of business in a month. Think of it as "taking one for the team". After all, you've already been bothered: try to save the next home on their list. Bill Horne Moderator
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