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So Long Landline? Senate Bill Could Cut the Cord
Fox Channel 8, Cleveland ^ | 9:10 pm, March 26, 2012 | Emily Valdez

Posted on 03/28/2012 4:03:14 PM PDT by jonascord

Landline telephones could soon be a thing of the past in parts of Ohio if a senate bill passes.

“I would not like it too much. I think landlines are important and I have to make a lot of long distance calls,” said Jerry Viola.

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(Excerpt) Read more at fox8.com ...


TOPICS: Ohio; Parties
KEYWORDS: stupidity; wireless
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To: mrsmith

Actually there was a specific term used on work orders that i don’t remember lo these 40 years later.

That’s gonna bother me now.


21 posted on 03/28/2012 4:43:38 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: madison10

Plus we get the internet at home over the copper lines. There’s a ton of copper infrastructure out there that could be better utilized.


22 posted on 03/28/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Naplm

How are you liking the Note?


23 posted on 03/28/2012 4:53:53 PM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: jonascord

Geez, what’s with the two sentence teaser that doesn’t even tell us why land lines are disappearing? I understand the copyright restrictions (is there one for this TV station?), but some background (even if it were in your comment) would be helpful.


24 posted on 03/28/2012 5:12:35 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: lacrew
The GPS on my (fairly old) Blackberry can pinpoint me to different parts of the house.

So when you dial 911 on your cell phone the emergency service people know what your address is?

I may have misspoke about the GPS ability.

If you have a GPS application on your phone it may be able to pinpoint you but when they are triangulating your signal from cell towers it is not that close.

25 posted on 03/28/2012 5:25:45 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: jonascord

The telephone poles around here are full of fifty year old telephone lines that are no good. They leave them in place, I guess they still have value on the books. They haven’t installed any new lines in those fifty years, and when a “pair” goes out, it takes the phone guy an hour to find a replacement pair. We’re in a dense suburb, less than a mile from the telco office. There are five 2” cables on the poles. The telco can’t wait to abandon this business.


26 posted on 03/28/2012 5:41:41 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Just another Joe

I haven’t tried the 911 call to find out. My phone just uses the radio and towers to show me my location. Nothing special, as far as I know.


27 posted on 03/28/2012 6:05:20 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Paladin2

Let’s just say I won’t be on ‘MTV Cribs’ anytime soon. I just tried it, in the middle of a thunderstorm here....blinking blue dot in my living room.


28 posted on 03/28/2012 6:11:23 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew
I went outside with my Garmin and found that the 5th longitude decimal place incremented with ~each pace I made in the westward direction. The device claimed a +/- 26 ft accuracy, but did monotonically increase the value with each pace.

Accuracy vs. precision I suppose.

29 posted on 03/28/2012 6:16:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jonascord

>> seem to be mostly Republicans

Plenty of assholes in both parties.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 12:35:34 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: jonascord

Heh...
I have a feeling a lot of people with monitored home alarm systems are not going to be pleased.
My alarm system is the only reason we still have a landline.

Anyway, at least getting rid of land lines will make things easier for Homeland Security monitoring. Wiretaps are so... retro. Of course, without landlines, EMP bombs will be a slightly bigger concern.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 1:13:29 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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