I absorb your argument (on the placement of cables), and, in fact, agree with it completely. What I hadn't considered before replying initially is that you don't see this downtown which is right on the bay. Most of Miami's cables were put in place a long time ago. They didn't put them underground either because the technology wasn't available at the time or it was too expensive. Why do they still exist? Probably because replacing them with underground wiring would be too expensive.
I'm not from Miami and I honestly have never liked the city. I agree regarding how blighted the average street is. I live in a good neighborhood, one of the few where I don't have to worry about running into drug dealers, hookers and general thugs plus homeless people begging for money 2 blocks from a homeless shelter. This is not a city worth visiting. I'm only here for work. Miami is a cesspool.
The "amps" have nothing to do with it
You may be right. I am not an electrician but from what I have read, I know that amperage is a measure of the amount of electric charge passing a point in an electric circuit per unit time. Again, I am not an electrician so you may be right but to me it seems like this means it's a measurement of how much of the 110 volts my body would receive in the time frame of a shock.
I also know that when I have had to purchase industrial power wiring before that the wire gauge had to be proportional to the amount of amperage I would be passing through the wire as too many amps over an inadequate gauge could result in wire failure and present a fire hazard. Again, I'm just basing this off of items I've read and my experience purchasing industrial electrical wiring. I am not an electrician so please feel free to correct me.
Oh! I also just remembered fuses too. A traditional fuse is a piece of wire in a vacuum sealed glass container where the wire is designed to melt and break if too many amps pass through it. Circuit breakers cut off the electricity if too many amps pass through but I'm under the belief that fuses and circuit breakers exist so that in the event that excessive amperage is pulled through either one, it shuts off the circuit to avoid the fire hazard that can result from sending more then X amps through a wire designed to carry no more then X amps. Now if higher amps are responsible for melting wire as they pass through it then lower amp alternatives would be, it seems to me that higher amps would more likely cook you more thoroughly then lower amps would but I'm just guessing.
I'm open to any and all information and clarifications on this. I'm curious about how the measure of amps relate to the safety of a circuit and how relative potential damage based on the amperage used would be.
It's called a removable battery and virtually all cellphones have one
When I referred to people who don't carry a cell phone, I didn't think I really had to get into details here. My post was informative about a lot of information that you're average reader doesn't know. I think we'd be pretty hard pressed to find someone old enough to read who wouldn't consider removing the battery from the cell phone to disable tracking but your post seems almost like you're trolling. It's not so much that you recommended another method but in a measly sentence you seem like you're stating a riveting alternative in a condescending manner.
Anyways... I already discussed the untraceable cell phone aspect of the situation but kudos for mentioning another method that cell phone triangulation can be averted.
My guess would be a three-letter-agency, in the "war on (terror|drugs|communism|whatever)"
My guess would agree with you because...
I'm not saying it was one of the "three-letter-agency" but I think we've pretty much ruled out police, city, criminal, "hacker" and everything else I can think of. I'm still open to any other suggestions on who else could have done this. P.S.
What PI wouldn't find the answer to the question "did this car go down this road between these dates" unworthy of a small disbursement from their client's expense account fairly frequently?
I really don't think a private investigator would have these installed all over the city. I mean really? Leave evidence everywhere of a task that would have cost you a lot of money to implement knowing it would be disabled and confiscated during it's extensive investigation of a "terrorist" spying on local residents? No, but even if that was the case, a lot of my above points reming on why this wasn't done by an investigator either.
P.P.S. I find this an odd thing to do by most "three-letter-agency" too since, from what I read on
Now the debate in question that I read was whether cops can use cell phone triangulation without a warrant so if it is under negotiations of whether or not cops can use it at all without a warrant then I don't see the police springing to set up new camera spots if they may have access to unfettered maps of all residents movements next month. The only reason I can see a "three-letter-agency" is if they are looking to track people that they know would not carry a cell phone, perhaps because they understand the geo-location abilities of it and how it can be used to track them. FBI vs. mafia (do they still exist)? NSA vs. Terrorists? White House pilot project town before national deployment like the UK? I'm just guessing here. I listed a lot of reasons why it would not be any of a lot of the preconceived notions but those aren't guarantees either. I honestly can't confirm or deny it is the police or it isn't the police or it is a "three-letter-agency" or it isn't a "three-letter-agency" nor can I really say it is or isn't anyone else at all.I guess all I've done is play the devils advocate. Sorry
Google is just handing over Verizon's & Sprint's customer bases over to Apple, Microsoft and others?
Good Thing you added a question mark because this doesn't mean Google is handing anything over to anyone. Google and Carriers are still more then welcome to use CDMA technology all they like and are free to do anything they want with the phones as long as all the licensing requirements of all the software they use are met. Google removing CDMA from the developer pages is not the same thing as Google saying that the android license and therefor anyone using the android software is now restricted from using CDMA and it can no longer be used because that is not what it means. It means Google is having issues complying with certain licenses by posting the CDMA specs online and therefor they have simply taken it out of the open space where anyone in the world is now able to access it but carriers like Verizon and Sprint and Manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, LG, etc, etc will have no problem obtaining the resources and permissions to develop and implement the CDMA functionality and I'm willing to bet that Google will not only make it easy to load this functionality in a modular way which will ease integration but I also bet that will be aiding with the design and development to these companies to make sure it's done. Don't misinterpret Google taking CDMA from the open developer pages as meaning anything even close to saying Google is not going to allow CDMA on Android phones anymore because one example I can think of already is Sprint, a CDMA provider, has the contract to deploy Galaxy Nexus phones as soon as the exclusivity rights for Verizon finish. People shouldn't jump to conclusions so quickly based on a gross over simplification of what is actually being said without taken a moment to read it thoroughly and make an effort to understand the real implications of the actions. Hope this answers your question.
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