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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 07 Jan 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 7 : "text" format

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Re: More Teletype triviaJay Hennigan
Hey, AT&T, Flagrant Racism and Sexism Are 'Not OK'Moderator
See the Future of Caller ID – And How it can Stop Scam RobocallersModerator
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <2020010523361114171-jay@west.net> Date: 5 Jan 2020 23:36:11 -0800 From: "Jay Hennigan" <jay@remove-this.west.net> Subject: Re: More Teletype trivia On 2020-01-04 18:43:02 +0000, David said: > AP always required: > Carriage Return > Line Feed > Letters > > at the end of each line; this insured that even when the receiving > machine falsely jumped into Figures during the carriage return > glich, it would be reset into Letters for the new line. > > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > I always thought that the extra "rubout" after the CR/LF was to give > older machine a little extra time to swing the type basket all the > way to the left. This would compensate for old springs, a dashpot > with too little space on the air outlet, or just general gunk, dried > grease, etc. With the 5-bit Baudot machines I've always thought the proper sequence was Carriage Return Carriage Return Line Feed Letters The second C/R is to give the mechanism the extra time. Keep in mind that the carriage return only returns the carriage to the left and does not advance the paper. The line feed does that. The garbage characters where someone didn't type Letters were typically limited to one word as most machines would automatically shift to Letters when receiving a space character (Unshift on space.) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20200106171331.GA4917@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2020 17:13:31 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Hey, AT&T, Flagrant Racism and Sexism Are 'Not OK' By Jack Cashill One of the several downsides in watching too much football this past weekend was watching too many TV commercials. And although I had grown used to the "stupid white man" trope, now a staple of comic advertising, I was unprepared for AT&T's impressively racist and sexist "Just OK is not OK" campaign. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/hey_att_flagrant_racism_and_sexism_are_not_ok.html -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20200106171816.GA4940@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2020 17:18:16 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: See the Future of Caller ID - And How it can Stop Scam Robocallers If you loathe robocalls, you might just love this story. We have an inside look at a new type of caller ID that's designed to shut down scammers. By Chris Chmura, James Jackson and Joe Rojas Robocalls are annoying - and constant. Irvine-based YouMail estimates U.S. phones received about 147 million robocalls every day last month. San Francisco Bay Area phones rang about 81 million times in December - with a robocaller on the other end. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/consumer/see-the-future-of-caller-id-and-how-it-can-stop-scam-robocallers/2210148/ -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 07 Jan 2020
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