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Comment Re:Stupid Anti-TRUMP FUD (Score 1) 256

To be accurate, the cost increase is for Special Access Lines. This just covers the transport portion of the cost, and it's only for areas that aren't already served by existing infrastructure.

As an example, if you're in an area that there is no form of existing infrastructure to reach your site at the desired data rate, like some place remote enough that existing copper won't support even T1s, then the telco is allowed to charge it as a special access line. If the service is already in the region, nope, standard rates apply, telco is not allowed to charge Special Access rates. So let's say the special access line itself costs $300 a month. And the actual internet service on top of that is $200 a month for whatever you've contracted for. Now the line cost is estimated to go up by 25%, so from $300 to $375, but the service itself hasn't changed, so the total is now $575. That works out to about a 9% increase overall, not the 25% across the board doomsday scenario described above.

Also note this only applies to the incumbent ILEC, AFAIK there has never been any such restriction on cable cos, etc. They wanna charge three arms and twice as many matching legs to run coax 5' to 'reach' a new site, it's always been allowed.

Comment Re:Pi lasts over 13 hours for me on battery... (Score 1) 59

As of now, the Pi 3 is running the exact same kernel and binaries as the Pi 2 thanks to the Foundation deciding that 64bit support isn't relevant to their intended uses of the device. Until they or the community figures out a 64bit safe bootloader and ports a kernel, no 64bit love for you. If it'll run on the Pi 3 it'll run on the Pi 2 currently.

(Don't get overly jazzed about the 802.11n support, it's fed by a slightly hotted up serial connection so...)

Comment Re: Finally (Score 1) 319

The AMD Elan / Geode does have CMOV support. I've got Gentoo running on one with a hacked kernel that id's and treats it as a 686 class CPU instead of 486 and so far no issues. I should collect my changes and see if I can get them mainlined...

Comment Re:Monitoring these transmission illegal in 3..2.. (Score 1) 88

https://www.law.cornell.edu/us...

Specifically note: (g) It shall not be unlawful under this chapter or chapter 121 of this title for any person—
(i) to intercept or access an electronic communication made through an electronic communication system that is configured so that such electronic communication is readily accessible to the general public;

Analog cellular broadcasts fall under that rule. Now, there are limitations on what you can DO with information gathered from listening to those calls, in short you can't act on it. But that does not mean it's illegal to receive it.

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