top Connecting Android Phones Without Carrier Networks
Most T-Mobile android phones have wifi calling built into them. great for calling when outside the US and not paying roaming fee's.
about a year and a half ago
top Falcon 9 Prepares For High Stakes Launch
I believe the contract includes nonrecurring engineering costs. Basically the engineering time to meet NASA requirements for docking to the station that wouldn't have been there just to launch into orbit. SpaceX's website puts per launch costs at around $45-50 million.
top Giving CubeSats Electric Propulsion
Picosatellite is just a general classification in the satellite community of 1kg. "Small" satellites are anything from 500kg down. Notice it's not Pico- kg but pico-satellite.
top Data Center Raid About Unpaid Telco Fees
Maybe because VOIP has NEVER BEEN A GOOD 911 OPTION.
What happens when the power goes out?
My UPS kicks in supporting the modem, the VOIP router and the phone.
What happens when the internet goes out?
I assume you mean when your internet connection goes out. I've got DSL and I've had it go out once in three years and that was during a pretty nasty storm. I'm pretty sure the phone was out also though I had no way of checking. So as long as the phone system works my DSL and VOIP are probably up.
What happens when...
The list goes on and on and on and on which is why if you're really concerned about 911 you should have at least one land line phone plugged into an outlet. Why? Because the FBI doesn't need to worry about VOIP service. You should have a 911 phone available.
Why should I be forced to subsidize an out of date POTS when I don't use it? Maybe we should all be forced to buy and maintain emergency radios so we can call first responders when the phone system goes out.
If 911 was REALLY a problem then Comcast shouldn't be able to cut anyone's internet access... ever.
Because the phone company has never disconnected anyone before either.
top Does Obama Have a Problem At NASA?
IAAAE (I am an aerospace engineer) and Ares looks silly. Solid rockets should never be used for manned vehicles. The capsule idea is the way to go but the LV is a bad choice IMHO.