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The Telecom Digest for Oct 2, 2015
|I think that if there were a God, there would be less evil on this earth. I believe that if evil exists here below, then either it was willed by God or it was beyond His powers to prevent it. Now I cannot bring myself to fear a God who is either spiteful or weak. I defy Him without fear and care not a fig for his thunderbolts.|
|Donatien Alphonse François de Sade|
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|Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 08:54:25 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: The ad-block-alypse has arrived Message-ID: <92B410EA-FF13-41A5-A9B0-B3CF57D4B3AF@roscom.com> The ad-block-alypse has arrived: a mobile carrier has for the first time begun blocking ALL ads on its customers' phones http://www.businessinsider.com/digicel-becomes-first-mobile-carrier-to-sign-up-shine-ad-blocker-2015-9|
|Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 03:10:35 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Any details about the Verizon outage in Raleigh, NC yesterday? Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:10:15 +1000 > David Clayton <dc33box-usenet2@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au wrote: > Subject: Re: Any details about the Verizon outage in Raleigh > Message-ID: <pan.2015.09.27.23.10.05.888530@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au > > On Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:31:34 -0700, Neal McLain wrote: >........ >> On the other hand, the owner of a buried cable also must >> meet certain requirements. It must be able to demonstrate >> that it has legal permission to put the cable there in >> first place. It must have placed the cable in accordance >> with the requirements of the National Electrical Safety >> Code and by applicable state and local laws. It must have >> responded to every 811 notification by accurately marking >> the location of the cable on the surface of the ground (by >> paint, flags, or other means) and it must have monitored >> the situation to remark any marks obliterated as a result >> of the contractor's work. Failure to meet any these >> requirements can relieve the contractor of liability. > ....... > Question: > > In these days of mega-paranoia about protecting "critical" > infrastructure then surely marking out buried fibre cables > essentially paints a big, fat target on them saying "Come > and get me"? > > Much easier to cripple telecoms with a couple of stolen > diggers than blow up a building. Assuming the backhoe guy knows the difference between a telecom cable and a high pressure natural gas line. Neal McLain|
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