Do you have a computer that can access Google?
Nobody transfers video to POTS, so it hardly matters that you are unaware of such.
TOX really didn't re-invent the wheel. They simply re-deployed the original concept of Skype, with public nodes located via Torrent-like technology and encryption keys that are in the hands of the client, and unknown to the nodes or anyone else. And they did it with open-source code.
As to why they did it, you would have only to review what Microsoft did to Skype and who they did it FOR to understand that Skype is totally backdoored, and unsafe to even have on your machine. There is no way microsoft will ever recoup the price they paid for Skype. Someone else footed the bill for them.
Who, besides you, cares about your mom's problems?
Who, besides you, set your mom up on Skype in the first place?
Uninstall Skype Install any one a dozen open source package that do the same thing.
Works on almost any IP network, without any major configuration and allow you to make free calls to many and cheap calls to many networks. Please name that package? I've been looking for years.
https://tox.im/ for private person to person calls voice and video calls.
Any number of SIP packages with a carefully selected SIP provider for direct calls. CSipSimple for instance.
Jezus even Google Hangouts on Android and Iphone provided direct connect and video calls either free or cheaper than skype for calls to POTS.
How can you have been looking for "years" and not found any of these? Just how hard have you been looking AC?
There is nothing "open source" that could offer the services Skype offers.
Bullshit. You certainly haven't looked very far.
Android, Windows, IOS.
Voice, text, video.
Tox does video and voice.
Not backdoored like skype is.
The network is hopelessly backdoored. Most people use skype just to talk to family and friends, and moving all of that to one of several TOX clients, or even to Google Hangouts is smarter than handing the entire conversation over to Microsoft.
Install any one a dozen open source package that do the same thing.
CDC has already apologized for blaming the victim.
So your failure to see them doing the original blaming, and your apparent failure to see the apology suggests you weren't paying attention.
Really? Huffington post is your bible? Seriously?
What about all the scrap metal missile parts that went through the port of Rotterdam? Did Huffington post knock that story down too?
Because when you start talking about that kind of amperage even the resistance of the cables becomes significant.
Look up cable requirements in the electrical code some time.
Put a hundred connectors in. Same problem.
Too many amps in too short of time.
Are you going to cover the entire rear end of the car with a 4 foot wide connector? How is that going to sell?
Do 4 or 6 plug-ins hanging from each car?
Don't see that happening any time soon.
Moving all of the energy that a 85 kW-hr lithium-ion EV battery can hold into a battery in 2 or 5 minutes would require some truly dangerous amperage,
and some enormous amount of heat could be generated.
I don't disagree that is what they should have done.
But I suppose they have to allow for some sites that don't support ssl/tls.
It seems very ham-handed, and easily detectable.
Still, Golden Frog should have Named and Shamed, instead of protecting the guilty.
I've run into hotels that wouldn't allow smtps or secure imaps connections over their wifi.
I checked out, and filled out the complaint form, and mailed to corporate headquarters. (I was pissed).
I've never stepped foot in that chain since.