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Comment: Re:Apple's new streaming service? (Score 2) 87

I am a DJ who frequently plays gigs in places aptly described as "out in the middle of nowhere". As a reference, the last two gigs both involved a client telling me, "If you need more power, let me know. I'll go get the generator". I sent an SMS to my wife at the start of my most recent gig, and it got to her when I got back in range, an hour an a half after I left. Connectivity is zero. If I need connectivity to play it, I can't play it. I will be happy to tell anyone at the gig why I can't play it.

Comment: Re:Standard remote access (Score 1) 317

VNC might be really slow over dialup though, you'd need to use Tight encoding with JPEG quality cranked all the way down to make it usable at all.

I will admit to trying such stupidity and confirm that this is true. Watching a screen refresh, even when using -compresslevel 9 and -bgr233 is very painful over dialup. Try to avoid it if at all possible.

SSH, OTOH, is fairly usable by dialup.

Comment: Re: So how is that going to work (Score 1) 188

And I'll make it a point to start worrying about inconveniencing others when they start doing the same for me. After all, if folks would actually think about everyone around them that they're pissing off when they fire up that phone in ( insert any number of inappropriate places here ) then the rest of us wouldn't NEED a jammer now would we ?

I am sure that rationale will be a great consolation when one of your neighbours dies of a heart attack because his family couldn't call for an ambulance.

Comment: Re:So how is that going to work (Score 1) 188

I agree with Garble Snarky. Further, if there is coax involved, finding one antenna will enable you to follow the cable back to the device.

In all seriousness, though, FCC fines or not, and regardless what you think of the FCC, don't fuck with this stuff. If you prevent an emergency call from going through, someone could die. Just don't mess with comms.

"Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards." -- Soren F. Petersen