In a fit of pique at Comcast bricking my Motorola modem I signed up for ATT Uverse including digital voice. Overall I've been pleased with the speed and reliability of the internet and can't say I've noticed much decreased call quality but now none of my fax equipment works and caller ID is hit and miss. Not that fax is a big deal, scan and email is much better, but some institutions require that I accept a fax. I really miss the caller ID. Both are known issues ATT seems to have no interest in fixing. maybe if everyone was last mile digital folks would finally stop faxing, or less likely, the telcos would fix it. Up time has been as reliable as POTS, much better than Comcast whose "qualified technicians" were always in need.
I changed my wife from ATT/Yahoo just yesterday. She seldom uses email so when we got ATT Uverse I left here with the att.net email address. It's been constant trouble. I was one of those who adopted Yahoo back about 2003 as a disposable email account for such things as registering software etc. and wound up using it quite a bit for its access anywhere facility. With most ISPs of that time email only worked when you were logged in on their service. I changed to Gmail about 4 years ago when all my Yahoo contacts got phished. Don't know if it was me or Yahoo. It took me three days to update my registered email address for 90% of banks and merchants. Ten per cent were unchangeable and required a new account. Changing a decades old email address is not trivial.
When a discussion of financial monitoring gets this detailed on Slashdot it's time for me to cash out of the market.
Before undergoing a very high risk surgical procedure my mother, a retired nurse, gave written and verbal advanced directives to her children. She did not wake up from the anesthesia. Terminating the vent had already been agreed upon so our only decision was whether or not to comply with Mom's directive. I'm an MD with extensive experience dealing with end of life decisions. It was still hard.
O! I forgot about that Snowden fellow.
In my first career as an engineer working in Oak Ridge in the 60's I did some contract work for NASA. We had a bit of tech they needed for a small part. We at the K-25 were amazed by the money NASA could toss around. Getting into the moon did not seem so easy or cheap while we were doing it. Now I'm a retired ER physician, most of the time in direct patient care but was also involved in managing an ER staffing corporation. I can say with certainty that if you left finding the solution to current "best experts in health care and economics" you'd wind up with even more money in the hands of health care brokers with precious little more health care delivered. I have not a clue how to improve health care delivery in the USA. The website issue is much ado about nothing. I'm no coder now but did some 40 years ago and was always impressed by how easily someone else could find my mistakes. Error trapping is hard.
I replied "Within the past month" because of attempting to fax a document. One of my non profit's vendors,Cisco Webex, requested a tax exempt form by fax. None of my computers even have a modem so I dug out the manual for my multifunction printer/fax/scanner but after a frustrating hour and much Googling discovered ATT Uverse didn't like my machine. Emailed Cisco and asked if they would accept a scanned email attachment but have yet to get a reply. Then borrowed my son's usb modem and tried to fax. No luck faxing Cisco but I did use a modem in the last month. I finally used one of the internet fax services. Not a clue if it got through. Guess I'll know if taxes start showing up on our bill.
Selective reading is necessary, even on Slashdot. In my brain "Bitcoin" = "Keep scrolling."
First time I've had to Google a
While it is true that no parent is so liberal that a daughter can't find some intolerable music or boyfriend, every year there are fewer new pieces of music I want to hear again.
Modern Advocacy Organizations Call it "Getting the word out."
By Mike Resnik is my most recent. 1984, Childhood's End, and Cat's Cradle were pretty much downer's when I read them.
I have two hobbies that involve more meetings than any real job ever did. Funny how I'll do for free what I'd never do for pay.
No Aussie would waste time on such a project. Wait! Was beer involved?
DVD FAB has a "Rewind" option. Must be a hold over from the VHS FAB version.