I would think the suns magnetosphere would redirect any plasma, and possibly water steam would be effected by it too.
This is why Sol is the worst target possible.
>Mice build houses and Alpha males can cooperate, also live as families in big groups with NO wars.
You are really clueless and completely wrong. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_B._Calhoun#Mouse_experiments
The size of human social structures are an order of magnitude larger than mouse structures.
Ants on the other hand, which form colonies that rival humans, war between colonies is very common.
>it costs money to maintain
No, it costs fuckloads of money to maintain. Which is why they want to get rid of it. It is why they HAVE been getting rid of it for over a decade now by attrition. Huge portions of POTS was supported by taxes and other 'universal fees'.
If we are going to support some system with tax dollars, POTS is no longer the right one to do it with. Finding a system that meets the needs of its users when there is an emergency is important, the issue is we need a system that meets the needs of its users under daily usage for people to adopt it in the first place. POTS is no longer used by huge portions of society.
Echo and latency.
For the most part the latency of voice over a POTS line is constant. Over IP it can change dramatically, and that messes with the minds interpretation of the words.
A few reasons.
1. The government gave BILLIONS of dollars from taxes to the telephone companies to put in the POTS network.
2. Only recently is POTS service 'cheap'. Go back to the '80's and do some long distance dialing, or try to get multiple lines in many places. Many places still pay long distance over POTS.
3. Spectrum. Cell phone companies paid billions for 'ownership' of ranges of it.
4. Technology stability. Where POTS has been stable for decades, wireless technology has not been. 2G, 3G, 4G+. Every few years a new technology comes out either serving more phones in the same amount of spectrum, or providing more bandwidth to each phone. It's rather expensive to role out.
>They will always be on POTS.
Where art thou thy immortals.
>Why not serve them?
Because they are a dying breed.
In another decade the POTS system will be so under profitable that on one will touch it. It's been rotting for at least 15 years now in most places. Over a decade ago the SWB (now ATT) either retired or fired their long term staff that could maintain the POTS network well. A smaller number of new staff were brought in, but they were under trained and over worked. POTS from that point has gone to shit, no money has been put in place to replace aging infrastructure and now the costs of fixing it are staggering.
Simply put, there is far more profitability in other communications avenues, POTS will suffer attrition till people move to other means of communicating, and it will die from under funding.
If your damned cell phone can't last the night, then you shouldn't carry around a huge ass tablet/computer/game machine/financial planner/web cam/video camera/motion sensor/wireless access point/cell phone. Even power hungry iphones should have a 200+ hour standby time. Just shut all the other shit off and worry about the goddamned emergency instead of posting of facebook. Tell one other person outside of the emergency area to tell other that you're still alive. Only use it for contacting 911.
With solar charging your phone should be able to stay on standby forever.
ProTip: Don't base your cell phone number of a CO that is located below sea level.
>They have been dismantling it by attrition and entropy for decades now.
This right here. Most people have no idea how bad of shape the the copper systems are in. Working with the telco on DSL and T1 installs there were times it took days longer to get a install setup simply because they could not find enough working pairs, things were either mislabeled or in such bad shape we couldn't get signal.
What is most interesting about your rant, is that you sound like a psycopath in saying it.
>Reminds me of Douglas Adams' telephone sanitizers.
You seem to forget the part where the parent populations planet died because of a disease spread by unsanitary telephone handsets.
>The network infrastructure is setup as a Class C 172.x.x.x
You mean Class B, or specifically the 172.16/12 private network. It may be further subnetted via CIDR, but only having 256 IPs (Class C) doesn't work well in most enterprise settings.
The effective compliance date of the Privacy Rule was April 14, 2003 with a one-year extension for certain "small plans"
Or pretty much 10 years ago.
A whole shitload of the XBOX is based on on line servers or gold membership for usability If MS decided to shut it all down, your single player disc based games will still work, but all the rest is gone.