I call it "The Patriot Act".
Those communication lines weren't twisted pair to twisted pair. Termination, possibly. Guaranteed, those lines weren't passed over analogue copper. your response while valid, is equal to the FCC license requiring the ability to copy morse code without the requirement to have any knowledge of how analogue to digital conversion is accomplished, nor oscillated.
The fact that IP based communication failed during the aforementioned emergency was only due to the carriers terminations services. It's a given the long haul was packetized.
"I don't think this is going to be a popular platform with the carriers"
Isn't it time for the POTS (and it's younger brother cellular) system to die? Stateside termination is more fragmented than Android. One of the largest stateside carries uses termination that's not compatible with the rest of the world, designed to control income and users, not to provide quality services to it's clients. Available termination devices are designed to increase income for providers, not to provide the cutting edge of technology.
Project ARA is a big threat to the proprietary hold communication carriers have on the stateside voice communication market.
Whereas Joe Sixpac doesn't know it, anyone with little
technical ability can have a dialup number without any service plan from ANY carrier.
The separation between "data plans" and "phone plans" is ridiculous, but every carrier likes to make differentiations between the receiving device and the price they charge.
At the very least, project ARA is being supported by a company that clearly discloses it's participation in the services it provides, provides clear notifications to it's users when it changes those terms, and is a strong enough player to take on the legislated inequities the current players in the communication market are benefiting from.
". Is it wrong for the people of a sovereign state to have rules?"
No, it's just wrong for a public utility to use legislation to eliminate competition (thereby lowering the quality of service) instead of raising their level and competing on the same field of play.
First off TFA is about as weak on details as it is in verb conjugation. And we just clip and paste without editing?
What is proper insurance cover(age)? Are the limits too low, or not commercially based? Or not vetted properly?
Quite honestly, I've never "Ubered" a substandard ride. I've had a few tardy ones I canceled, sans expense. Nothing compared to ANY taxi service. When I "Uber" a ride I get immaculately clean vehicles, professionally dressed drivers who own high end vehicles. Compared to a possible slacker, who's leased a 200k mile sled with vinyl seats and a plexiglas separator, talking on his bluetooth earpiece and bitching when I want to settle with a card and not cash.
It would sure be nice to read an article with USEFUL UTILITY (not to mention an edited summary).
Definition: they've been using it for 5 years.
Reaching a "tech" that's not scripted on the first, second or third call is just as rare.
It will be interesting to see how the world sees creditability of a US issued "valid" warrant. There was a time when a stateside judicial order meant something. Probably before the time that habeas corpus had no exceptions, probably before the time that temporary exclusions to the bill of rights were waived.
Kinda kills credibility, doesn't it?
And a company follows the letter of that law, and due to the
way the law was written, a company creates wealth for their shareholders against the INTENT of your law, they did not break the law! Write the law as you intent to enforce. Don't cry foul when you fail to write proper law, or fail to amend your law.
And I'm sorry for this (not really).
Fuck the French anyway..
Kermet was just a terminal emulator. Before FTP we used Zmodem.
Total abuse of power.
The cameras get traded for food...or worse.
The Crimea is significantly less costly.