32 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for January 19, 2014
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Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:20:23 -0600 From: "Ryan M. Landry" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: R.I.P. Mark J. Cuccia Message-ID: <99D6A67266194F9B8A4AFEC923936B50@RyanPC> Mr. Horne, Just a short note to inform Telecom Digest that Mark J. Cuccia passed away yesterday. He was from New Orleans and contributed to TD for many years. I know he had friends in the telecom industry and I thought you may want to mention it. Regards, Ryan M. Landry Chalmette, La. ***** Moderator's Note ***** Mark was a long-time contributor who did a lot to help the Digest. We'll miss him. His obituary appears at http://obits.nola.com/obituaries/nola/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=169165433 Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 22:09:34 -0800 (PST) From: Neal McLain <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: R.I.P. Mark J. Cuccia Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Bill wrote: > Mark was a long-time contributor who did a lot to help the Digest. > We'll miss him. Indeed we will. I found many of Mark's posts interesting and well-researched, if a bit long-winded. In my own posts to the Digest, I sometimes cited his posts as sources of information. A search for "mclain cuccia" brought up eleven such posts. Neal McLain
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:10:48 -0800 (PST) From: Neal McLain <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Pleper: HBO prepared to go direct to consumer 'if model changes' Message-ID: <email@example.com> By Steve Donohue, FierceCable, January 17, 2014 | HBO doesn't yet plan to launch a standalone version of its premium | cable network that would be available to subscribers using tablets | and other IP-connected devices, but CEO Richard Pleper said | Thursday that it is preparing for the option. | | "If the market changes, we are not going to be caught without the | ability to pivot," Pleper said at an event in New York hosted by | BuzzFeed. | | In fall 2012, soon after HBO launched a broadband version of HBO in | Scandinavia called HBO Nordic, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings predicted | that HBO would eventually introduce a standalone product for | broadband users in the United States. | | On Thursday, Pleper said that the HBO Go app would debut on the | Sony PlayStation 3 before the fourth season of hit drama series | "Game of Thrones" premieres in April. As part of its deal with | Sony, Pleper said HBO will also launch an app on the new | PlayStation 4 gaming console. Continued: http://www.fiercecable.com/story/pleper-hbo-prepared-go-direct-consumer-if-model-changes/2014-01-17 Yes, Bill ... all TV programming is migrating to the web. Even HBO. Neal McLain
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 20:24:05 -0500 From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (unknown) To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Rachel (pls excuse formatting) Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> tlvp wrote: > Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> wrote: >> >>> I would also opine that Rachel would be dead meat if the enforcement >>> people moved her up in their priority list. ... > > Today Rachel contravened another sacrosanct principle -- she called one of > my cellular numbers (one that was never previously a landline). Tsk, tsk. I use Traysoft which blocks Rachel and all others like her.
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2014 03:12:01 +0000 (UTC) From: email@example.com (Brian Gordon) To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Rachel (pls excuse formatting) Message-ID: <email@example.com> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com> wrote: >tlvp wrote: >> Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> wrote: >>> >>>> I would also opine that Rachel would be dead meat if the enforcement >>>> people moved her up in their priority list. ... >> >> Today Rachel contravened another sacrosanct principle -- she called one of >> my cellular numbers (one that was never previously a landline). Tsk, tsk. > >I use Traysoft which blocks Rachel and all others like her. Unfortunately, Traysoft appears to be Windows specific :-( -- +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ | Brian Gordon brian dot gordon at cox dot net | | brianggordon.at.hotmail.com | | Bass: Lexington "Main Street Harmonizers" chorus | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 21:55:33 -0500 From: unknown <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: How to torment telemarketers (LA Times) Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> T wrote: > In article <r5Bn5.A.AfE.-9V1SB@telecom>, email@example.com says... > > That being said - on a cell phone go and get the app called > Blocker. I know it's available for Android and maybe IOS. It blocks > all private and unknown calls plus you can configure pattern based > blocking. So let's say Rachel from Card Services calls from > 854-222-2300 through 854-222- 2800. On Blocker you can just put in > 854-222-2 and tell it to block everything starting with that > sequence. Phonetray from Traysoft that I use on my desktop has the same feature but you have to use ? to make a complete number. In your example, I would use 854-222-2??? to block everything starting with that sequence.
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