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Comment: Re:Radioshack doomed by inept management (Score 1) 314

by Shatrat (#48824623) Attached to: Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

"Radioshack never offered what the consumers really wanted
a good unlocked cell phone and our choice of prepaid plans." Unlocked phones don't provide the store residual payments like selling contracts does. That's the only thing that has kept Radioshack open this long.

Comment: Re:No matter how much power we gave them ... (Score 1) 319

by Shatrat (#48775137) Attached to: MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack

I tend to agree with most of what you said, but you should also keep in mind how many of those millions of Muslims are sending money overseas to 'charities' that are really fronts for ISIS, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, whatever. Certainly far more than a few hundred people. I think those communities that are funneling money to fuel radicals overseas do have some responsibility for the deaths they cause, both abroad and at home and that has to be recognized internally before it will change.

Comment: Re:I don't see what the Telcos have to do... (Score 1) 74

by Shatrat (#48601411) Attached to: Govt Docs Reveal Canadian Telcos Promise Surveillance Ready Networks

Except that everyone is not doing this. The data collected by the big routers and voice switches can still be very incriminating to someone of a criminal or political, but I repeat myself, inclination. All of these capabilities are built into the hardware because the US government and other governments around the world requires it as part of 'lawful intercept' regulations.

Comment: Re:Let me be the first to say (Score 1) 107

by Shatrat (#48459523) Attached to: Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

I've never seen that. WAN links typically all aggregate back to the BOE/DOE headquarters in the county, or a large high school, and then there is an IP service that is also leased. The WAN links are generally 1GE or 10GE and the IP service then is provided to that location as a separate product and circuit and usually is 'right sized' to be anywhere from 250 mbps to 2-3gbps depending on the size of the county. Usually that IP service is still overkill. I'm not saying that based on "Oh that looks like way too much for a school" but "Wow these guys are peaking at 4% max utilization on that link" ellipsis ellipsis ellipsis

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