I've got a couple of friends whose only home phone service is cell
phone service. I was wondering how common that was.
[ ] Have home land-line phone service only.
[ ] Have cell phone service only.
[ ] Have both land-line AND cell phone service at home.
Also just added wireless link for computer/internet [100-150k
Unka' George [George McDuffee]
He that will not apply new remedies,
must expect new evils:
for Time is the greatest innovator: and
if Time, of course, alter things to the worse,
and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better,
what shall be the end?
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher, essayist, statesman.
Essays, "Of Innovations" (1597-1625).
And it is a Southwestern Bell Styleline wall ROTARY phone. Been in service
for 32+ years (installed when we moved into the house). Also have Bell
Telephone (black desktop) in the spare bedroom that came from my folks
house. I bet that phone is older than me and I'm 62.
I heard cell phones are killing off the bees in America. I guess it screws
up their gps and they can't find their way home.
Cell phones suck. They took away the ability to easily ignore people. Now if
you don't answer your cell phone it's presumed your ignoring the person.
That's the main reason I don't have one.
Our home phone sys consists of an older Merlin key system 510 which can
handle up to 10 CO lines and 30 extensions--though currently its only carded
for 5 lines and 20 extensions.
Ext 10~19 are the merlin atl phones, and ex 20 ~ 29 are carded with ring
generator and setup for use with for plain old telephones ( handy for use
where a twisted pair already exists and fairly difficult to install a new 4
pair cable )
Line 1 is land line for residence
Line 2 is land line for shop
Line 3 is direct line to the shop phone sys ( a nother Merlin pbx but is
only a 410 ) via a Teltone TLS-3 line simulator ( this patch allows calls to
be placed between shop and house without tying up both of the land lines )
Line 4 is overhead page-3 speaker zones can be accessed singly or together
in combination, its tied into the old Nu-tone intercom speakers.
Line 5 is for security and alarm sys it also is connected to one of the the
shop phone lines, but not gonna get in to any great detail here as what all
hardware is conneted to that line but the below should give an idea :
Look it up on the PBS site. I watched the program about a year ago and it
included the big bee convention in Oz.
Interesting piece as it explored some of the actual consequences. This could
get ugly very quickly. It is already I guess. The cell phone thing is bogus.
One of the big Ag colleges has been working like a bastard with the industry
to screen for the virus on one hand and find a way to eradicate it on the
Whoever says PBS isn't worth every penny is dead wrong.
Produce and fruit farmers is killing off the bees with their goddamned
indiscriminate pesticide use fuckem they can whine all they want but its
themselves causing the problem and I dont feel sorry for them one bit,
around here we constantly have escaped colonies as well as wild
ones....perfectly healthy they take up residence in the tree trunks attics
wood fences etc
Easy enough to just turn it off if you don't want to be bothered.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John R. Carroll"
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: Survey: Is Your Cell Phone Your Only Phone?
Thanks I'll look into it.
Agreed--( and esp so during the friggen telethon )
I saw on the news today that this camp has now grown pretty big. I wasn't
paying attention but the number I remember hearing was either six or sixty
thousand. I realize there is a big difference but either number is a long
way from the 300 that were living there six weeks ago.
I do know that last February there were 35 homes sold in foreclosure
auctions in Riverside County and that this February there were 1350 that
actually sold for the month and another 100 or more that didn't.
We've had a few lumber mill closures but those folks layed off went onto the
unemployment rolls IIRC say six months ago or so no prob at this point
though might be later.
Real estate is kinda crashing here as to the higher end homes that were
built on speculation other than that the average sale price has dropped
maybe 20% in the last couple year--to be expected as they were overpriced
pretty much anyone would agree.
Crack houses on the wrong side of the tracks still show up over in Longview
/ Kelso Craigslist ( btw nice little airstrip there ) going for 55 ~ 80 K
though GOOD LUCK cause probly not gonna find anything but perhaps a 2 acre
building plot near me me here in Kalama for under 120,000
IMO John has paid his dues and so if he wants to change subject in the
middle then fine with me.
I blame the current situation directly upon our federal government which has
so far displayed a complete lack of effective domestic economic policy
towards benefitting the middle and lower economic classes.
Yeah, I guess, but I thought maybe Gunner would see it and respond.
He has a pretty short attention span you know.
He also spends his week in Ontario so anything that size should be something