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Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 23:20:56 -0400 From: Julian Thomas <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Teletypes and computers--50th anniversary of BASIC language Message-ID: <4B99D785-07AF-4D78-8294-4E0D2DE0BB95@jt-mj.net> On 1 May 2014, at 23:31, Mark Smith <email@example.com.INVALID> wrote: > They still made less noise than pin printers. <br/><br/>Mark<a href=" https://overview.mail.yahoo.com?.src=iOS" ;><br/><br/>Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone</a> Link doesn't work:(
Date: Sat, 3 May 2014 12:31:42 -0700 (PDT) From: Mark Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org.INVALID> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Teletypes and computers--50th anniversary of BASIC language Message-ID: <1399145502.39882.YahooMailNeo@web122306.mail.ne1.yahoo.com> Ignore, it's something the damn phone added. My links below: Mark L. Smith firstname.lastname@example.org http://smith.freehosting.net Http://marksfolkmusicphotos.shutterfly.com On Friday, May 2, 2014 11:20 PM, Julian Thomas <email@example.com> wrote: On 1 May 2014, at 23:31, Mark Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org.INVALID> wrote: > They still made less noise than pin printers. <br/><br/>Mark<a href=" https://overview.mail.yahoo.com?.src=iOS" ;><br/><br/>Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone</a> Link doesn't work:(
Date: Sat, 3 May 2014 20:58:38 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Teletypes and computers--50th anniversary of BASIC language Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Fri, 2 May 2014 23:20:56 -0400, Julian Thomas wrote: ... href=" ... https://overview.mail.yahoo.com?.src=iOS" > ... ;> ... > > Link doesn't work:( Works for my browser, and for isup.me ... but it's just a page inviting all and sundry to "Create your Yahoo email account Fast, simple to use email with 1TB of free mail storage". HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 20:42:55 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: FCC Whacks Cell Phone Vigilante $48,000 for Jammer Use Message-ID: <email@example.com> By Mitchell Lazarus, CommLawBlog, May 1, 2014 The defendant had sought to keep other drivers from talking on their phones. Cell phone jammers are illegal, and can draw large fines from the FCC, but people keep using them anyway: to keep workplace employees off the phone; to limit calls to and from a cosmetology school or sheriff's office; or for peace and quiet on the bus. Today's offender, one Jason R. Humphreys, drove his daily commute along Interstate 4 between Seffner and Tampa, Florida with a jammer concealed behind the seat cover of the passenger seat. His reason? To keep people from talking on their cell phones while driving. But his chosen method not only blocked drivers' calls -- including those to 911 -- but also calls by their passengers, people on nearby buses, and everybody else in range of his device. When a local cell company reported receiving interference, the FCC's Tampa office swung into action. Tracking down interference from a moving car is a lot tougher than finding one that stays still, but Mr. Humphreys's signal was strong enough to locate -- and indeed, was strong enough to shut down the sheriff's deputies' radios as they approached his SUV. When the FCC later tested the jammer, they found it clobbered not only cell phone frequencies, but many others as well, including some of those used for communications among first responders. Continued: http://www.commlawblog.com/2014/05/articles/enforcement-activities-fines-f/fcc-whacks-cell-phone-vigilante-48000-for-jammer-use/ -or- http://tinyurl.com/kpxpm6w Neal McLain
Date: Sat, 3 May 2014 03:38:17 -0400 (EDT) From: Randall Webmail <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: OOma? Message-ID: <1849162604.30505.1399102697815.JavaMail.firstname.lastname@example.org> From: Thad Floryan <email@example.com> >Two months ago in the ba.internet group one person wrote he recently >subscribed to Ooma's service and it was a no-brainer and the quality >is excellent and service is free with only a monthly cost of $3.91 >(in Silicon Valley) for federal and state taxes and E911 service. How is this preferable to the ~$50 Obihai box, which for a one-time payment gives permanent pseudo-POTS service?
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 23:14:51 -0400 From: Julian Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Legacy "message unit" telephone service still available Message-ID: <D615EA51-8DF2-4224-9188-D0E21F7C1BFF@jt-mj.net> On 1 May 2014, at 16:51, David Scheidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > :Some years ago, I had the impression that certain cities, like New York and > :Chicago, offered only message rate local service, not flat rate. There may Back in the 1950's in the Boston Mass area, there was an an option for 'unlimited suburban' calls, but calls to the downtown Boston exchanges were on message units. jt (been there, done that) [moderator pro tem's note: NET/NYNEX/BA kept its residential options until around the turn of the century, when they got rid of Suburban and Metropolitan. By then there were domestic LD bundles that included those areas. Suburban was local to everything in the "metro" area except the Boston Central exchange. Metro added Boston, but in the outer suburbs, it also included other outer suburbs that inner-metro exchanges didn't get. And a random smattering of exchanges could get "circle" service, local for 20 miles regardless of the metro area. Now the tariffed rates are just 1MR and 1FR, the latter being contiguous exchanges only, and measured rate elsewhere. I suspect most people buy packages.]
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