top FCC Fines Verizon For Failing To Investigate Rural Phone Problems
So actually, they have to do more than just cut a check.
FCC Press release
In its consent decree with the Enforcement Bureau, Verizon has agreed to:
Pay a fine of $2 million to the U.S. Treasury;
Commit an additional $3 million over the next three years to address the problem of rural call
completion on a company and industry-wide basis;
Appoint a Rural Call Completion Ombudsman within Verizon to centralize analysis of rural call
Develop a system to automatically identify customer complaints that may be related to rural call
Limit its use of intermediate providers, i.e., telecommunications providers between the Verizon
network and the local rural provider, that are often the source of call completion problems;
Monitor its call answer rates to individual rural areas and conduct an investigation when rates to an
area fall below a set threshold in any month;
Host industry workshops and sponsor an academic study on methods to detect and resolve rural call
Provide quarterly summaries of its investigations to the FCC and meet periodically with Commission
staff to identify lessons learned; and
Prepare a report to be publicly filed with the Commission at the end of the three-year compliance
top Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water
Agreed. It's sort of like saying "The water in NYC tatested about average for West Virginia"
top Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All
About 0.0000000000002 Pacific Oceans.
Hope that helps.
top It Takes 2.99 Gigajoules To Vaporize a Human Body
Nonsense. 2.99GJ is simply 1.21GW over 2.47 seconds.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Start Reading Other's Code?
Even without Doxygen's specific format for comments, you can use it to graph object relationships, call-trees, etc.
You can generate docs limited to a few files or classes if you just want to focus on them.
about a year and a half ago
top Is It Time For the US To Ditch the Dollar Bill?
Dollar coins have been in circulation since 1794, predating the Carter administration.
top EFF Challenges National Security Letter
In the Government's Reply in Support of Motion to Compel, it states that
... petitioner is a telephone company
top Testing for Many Designer Drugs At Once
Google results like this one?
At best, you can say that there are no definitive studies linking the two, but it appears that most combustibles emit carcinogens when burned.
I'm not saying that's a reason to ban marijuana, but, like with tobacco, users should really make informed choices.
top Facebook Co-Founder Saverin Gives Up U.S. Citizenship Before IPO
In which 3.84 is 4% of 11.8.
top iPad 3 Confirmed To Have 2048x1536 Screen Resolution
I'm not sure how you did your math, but I think 264 is the number you're looking for.
top New Mexico Is Stretching, GPS Reveals
And by parallels, of course, I mean meridians.
What is it with these 503 errors?
top New Mexico Is Stretching, GPS Reveals
the state is unquestionably expanding
By definition, New Mexico lies between the 103 W and the 109 03' parallels (
mostly). The only way New Mexico could be getting wider is if the earth's radius is increasing, pushing the meridians apart.
Since Arizona is bounded on the west by primarily by rivers, maybe it's the one getting wider (or Arkansas!)
top Taliban Seizes and Burns PCs, Cell Phones To Stop Obscenity
Leaflets used to spread obscenity.
Burn all leaflets.
top Hard Drive Prices Up 150% In Less Than Two Months
I bought a 3TB Deskstar for $130 on Sept 28. Current price is now $250.
The current price is 192% of the old price.
That's a price increase of 92%. Colloquially, the price is up 92%.
top The Register Hacked
No â" just missing punctuation.
So there. Credibility is lost.
top Samsung Ordered To Hand Over Unreleased Designs To Apple
Shut your festering gob, you tit! Your type really makes me puke, you vacuous, coffee-nosed, maloderous, pervert!!!
top Share Your iPhone Location Data Like You Mean It
To what end? Maybe you
want the Maps app to always locate you at the South Pole perhaps?
What restaurants are nearby? None. Sounds like loads of fun to me.
top Mazda Claims 70 mpg For New Engine, No Hybrid Needed
In the U.S., at least, premium is nowhere near twice the cost of regular.
http://www.fuelgaugereport.com/ It's actually pretty similar to the cost of diesel, currently.
top iPhone 4 Beta Shows AT&T Tethering
The beta release is under NDA, of course, so they certainly
could sue the individual who violated the agreement. Unlikely.
top Police Seize Computers From Gizmodo Editor
They teach you this on Sesame Street: You have to either give it to the police to hold for 30 days or report it to the management of the place you found it.
Whoa, Sesame Street must have gotten some serious steroids since I last watched it. I'll guess that Oscar is now an ex-con, Bert has filed a restraining order against Ernie, and probably the Count got deported.
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