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  • About 100,000 pay phones left in the United States, says the FCC

    05/08/2018 11:16:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WCMH-TV ^ | March 19, 2018 | Joe Clark
    There are still about 100,000 payphones here in the United States, according to the FCC, but their numbers are dwindling fast. It's kind of like spotting a unicorn. Apparently pay phones still exist in the United States and apparently people are still using them! According to the FCC, there are approximately 100,000 pay phones throughout the country; about a fifth of them are in New York. There were around 2 million in 1999. Pay phones remain somewhat of a steady business, according to CNN. The FCC says providers reported a $286 million revenue in 2015. However with rising audit costs,...
  • Net neutrality is all but dead. Here's what happens now.

    04/23/2018 7:34:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 63 replies ^ | 4/23/18 | MJ FRANKLIN
    Everyone take a moment of silence please — the free and open internet is all but dead. In December 2017 the FCC, under chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality, signaling the end of the open internet as we know it. The decision was controversial at the time, with everyone from Alyssa Milano to Reddit calling out the FCC in the lead-up to the vote, but the the vote was just the first step toward repeal. To enact the change, the FCC would have to officially list the ruling and provide a timeline for it. That listing came in...
  • Ham / GMRS 400-1000mhz PC board antenna PCB LDPA review by Survival Comms

    04/06/2018 11:25:47 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    SurvivalComms ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | SurvivalComms
    Antenna review by Survival Comms
  • Carlo Ratti Associati Designs First Smart Highway System in Italy

    02/01/2018 10:08:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Architect Magazine ^ | January 31, 2018 | Ayda Ayoubi
    International design and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) is collaborating with ANAS, an Italian government-owned road construction and maintenance company, to design a smart highway system that will stretch across more than 1,500 miles of roads and highways in Italy. Dubbed ANAS Smart Road, the project aims to manage the traffic and enhance road safety, according to a firm release. The system will utilize drones and "flying poles"—a series of grounded smart poles that are equipped with sensors and in-motion Wi-Fi connectivity. The drones can take on various tasks, ranging from "monitoring tunnels, viaducts, or other remote pieces of...
  • Roy Moore’s Communications Director Resigns

    11/22/2017 3:58:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | 11-22-17 | ELAINA PLOTT
    John Rogers has resigned as communications director from Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, according to a source familiar with the matter. Reached by phone on Wednesday, Rogers confirmed his resignation. He declined to comment further.
  • For the First Time Ever, Quantum Communication is Demonstrated in Real-World City Conditions

    09/02/2017 8:30:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    In a massive step forward, researchers have sent the first quantum-secured message through the air above a city containing more than one bit of information. This proof-of-concept success means that high-capacity, free-space quantum communication will one day be both a practical and secure process between satellites and Earth—and a worldwide quantum encryption network will also be feasible. In their demonstration, researchers used 4D quantum encryption to transmit data over a free-space optical network between two buildings. The buildings on the University of Ottawa campus stand 0.3 kilometers apart. The high-dimensional encryption scheme is described as “4D” because it sends more...
  • Report: Bill Shine Considered for White House Post

    08/01/2017 8:14:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | August 1, 2017 | Michael Malone
    Bill Shine, former co-president of Fox News, is in talks with the White House about a post in President Donald Trump’s communications team, according to the New York Times. Shine, 54, resigned from Fox News in May amidst pressure when he was named in sexual harassment lawsuits related to founder Roger Ailes. Trump fired his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, July 31, after 10 days on the job. Scaramucci and Shine know each other from Scaramucci’s days as a Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network host. Press secretary Sean Spicer left the White House communications corps last month. An email...
  • This Is Not the Mooch I Know

    07/27/2017 5:56:57 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 24, 2017 | WILLIAM D. COHAN
    Anthony has the skills to make a big difference in this White House. He is smart, generous and funny, open-minded and ambitious — but not in an obnoxious way. He cares about being able to disagree without being disagreeable. I have always been impressed by the way he could proclaim his support for Mitt Romney, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush or David Koch while at the same time admiring Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
  • Anthony Scaramucci's First Round of Sunday Talk Shows Was Something to Behold

    07/23/2017 6:48:30 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/23/2017 | Jennifer Van Laar
    New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci survived his first round of Sunday talk shows, but not without a few unforced errors stoking controversy. His comments on each show centered on a few themes - Russia, leaks, and pardons. One of the biggest issues hobbling the administration is continual leaking and rumors about internal staff battles. Scaramucci told CBS' John Dickerson how he's going to solve the problem. "They're going to get fired. I'm just going to make it very, very clear, okay? Tomorrow I'm going to have a staff meeting. And it's going to be a very binary thing....
  • Scaramucci’s calls for tougher gun laws vanish from Twitter

    07/21/2017 6:10:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/21/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has posted his support for stringent gun-control laws – a position that would be at odds with President Trump’s views. “I have always been for strong gun control laws,” Scaramucci tweeted after the December 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 kids were gunned down. In August 2012, he tweeted: “We (the USA) has 5% of the world’s population but 50% of the world’s guns. Enough is enough. It is just common sense it apply more controls.”
  • PCB log periodic dipole array 850mhz -6.5ghz & 2.4ghz panel antennas for ham radio

    07/04/2017 10:14:14 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 29 replies
    SurvivalComms ^ | Apr 12, 2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    Several high quality and cheap PCB antennas demoed for ham radio and survival communications by Survivalcomms You can click here to go to the video.
  • Presidential Tweets

    07/01/2017 11:47:08 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 23 replies
    Artful Dilattante ^ | July 30, 2017 | Huckfillary
    Until 2011, I worked for a federal government law-enforcement agency. Just about every day, my coworkers and I wrote letters, speeches, and FISA requests that went out of the building under the Director's signature. Before it left the building, these communications were reviewed by dozens of people, especially the legal staff, to make sure it was legally perfect, grammatically perfect, and not stupid. Until now (how naive of me), I thought President Trump's tweets were thoroughly "scrubbed" in the same way. I assumed that the before a presidential tweet went out it was reviewed by the WH Counsel's Office and...
  • Michigan Adds Connected Car Upgrades to I-75

    06/10/2017 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    HDT Trucking Info ^ | May 23, 2017 | HDT Trucking Info
    The Michigan Department of Transportation has begun work on a vehicle-to-infrastructure communications project, in which 3M will provide lane markings, smart sign technology and dedicated short-range communication devices for a three-mile stretch of I-75, according to a report from ITS International. Once these items are installed, the Oakland County stretch of highway will allow the testing of advanced vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications. The construction project is expected to take about four months to finish.Michigan is emerging as one of the leaders in V2I and vehicle-to-vehicle communications research and adoption. V2I communications involve the wireless exchange of critical safety and operational data between vehicles...
  • Trump and JFK Are More Alike Than We Like to Think

    05/29/2017 10:26:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 29, 2017 | Professor Robert Strong, Washington and Lee University
    On the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth there are countless commentaries about the promise shown by our youngest elected president and the grief felt when high hopes were dashed in Dallas. Remembering JFK is worthwhile for many reasons, but one set of reasons is likely to be overlooked. Our nation’s youngest president might be able to tell us something about our oldest. John F. Kennedy and Donald J. Trump have more in common than devotees for either would want to admit. Both were second sons of successful and domineering fathers. Both grew up in wealth and privilege, though...
  • Weekly Update: JW Sues To Expose Anti-Trump Deep State

    04/15/2017 10:28:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 14, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Deep State Watch – JW Sues EPA for Records from Encrypted App We Warn 11 States to Clean Voter Registration Lists or Face a Lawsuit JW Sue the ATF for Records on AR-15 Ammo ‘Armor-Piercing’ Ban Gorsuch Confirmation a Victory for Constitutional Government Deep State Watch – JW Sues EPA for Records from Encrypted App The administrative deep state – the legions of unelected, entrenched bureaucrats in Washington – thinks it doesn’t have to answer to an elected president, the rule of law, or the American people. We are now seeking to uncover the truth about the particularly notorious...
  • US intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts

    04/12/2017 8:45:17 PM PDT · by USA-FRANCE · 140 replies
    The US military and intelligence community has intercepted communications featuring Syrian military and chemical experts talking about preparations for the sarin attack in Idlib last week, a senior US official tells CNN.
  • Judicial Watch Sues EPA for Communications Records of Officials Who May Have Used Cell Phone...

    04/12/2017 11:22:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 12, 2017
    Full title: Judicial Watch Sues EPA for Communications Records of Officials Who May Have Used Cell Phone Message Encryption App to Thwart Government Oversight Suit seeks to determine whether officials used software app known as “Signal” to secretly send and receive official messages (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for communications sent or received by EPA officials who may have used the cell phone encryption application “Signal” to thwart government oversight and transparency. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ( Judicial...
  • Russia ups ante by freezing communications with US in Syria

    04/07/2017 8:13:03 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 93 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | April 7, 2017 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    Russia reacted to U.S. military strikes on its ally Syria Friday by cutting a hotline intended to prevent midair incidents, a response that demonstrates Moscow's readiness to defy Washington and could even put the two nuclear superpowers on a course toward military confrontation. President Vladimir Putin signaled he was ready to risk a clash with the U.S. and abandon hopes for mending ties with the U.S. under President Donald Trump, rather than accept the humiliation of standing by while his ally is bombed.
  • Trump Team Communications Captured By Intelligence Community Surveillance, Nunes Says!

    03/22/2017 3:49:11 PM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    This is huge news, and thank God it is vindicating President Trump in his saying he was surveilled. Members of the intelligence community collected ‘incidental’ communications of the Trump transition team during legal surveillance operations, producing ‘dozens’ of reports which eventually unmasked several individuals’ identities and which were ‘widely disseminated,’ a top lawmaker said Wednesday afternoon. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said none of the reports he had read mentioned Russia or Russians and he was unsure whether the surveillance occurred at Trump Tower. Nunes also was unsure if then President-elect Trump was captured by the surveillance, which...
  • Amazon and Google Consider Turning Smart Speakers Into Home Phones

    02/15/2017 9:50:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 15, 2017 | Ryan Knutson and Laura Stevens Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are considering a new use for their popular home speakers: becoming the home phone.