Re: [coldwarcomms] Former AT&T Microwave towers put to use as
- Music sites were verboten, we used Realaudio internally, and couldn't
download it, OR the players. Winblows video was not used though we
were stuck being a windows operation. I trans-coded many a file both
ways to fit the computer.
Even then, the crap Dell servers, with all the "designed to be
secure" DMZ, filtering etc. prevented any reasonable speeds. I
managed video teleconferencing, and had 6 slots of a T1 for the
conferences, most days we needed half an hour to get thru Drainsville
and into ATT master control. The system was designed when a T1 was fast. cof..
In trying to find out why the connectivity issues, I found I never
put any appreciable load on the T-span, it was all downstream. ATT
would just stick their head in the sand whenever I questioned them.
At 13:24 9/4/2006, you wrote:
>Hey, let's be fair now......[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Not everyone was downloading the jokes & music..
> Some are still into printed matter, and cassette tapes.
> And it's actually an administrative privilege, not an enginering problem.
> Heaven forbid an engineer cause a problem. Particulary, an IT or comm
> Has anyone really ever thought about the dynamics of restricted
> information and communications access? Like they always said,
> the most dangerous appliance you have is your com radio.
>ie. extension to a laptop with SDR.
>Sheldon Daitch <sheldondaitch@...>
>wrote: Sounds like
>an engineering problem. I suppose if
> every agency had DSL or a cable modem at every
> employee's desk, they'd match your home speed, too,
> wouldn't they?
> When our system traffic load was down on our agency
> LAN in DC, I could see download speeds over 11 meg and
> upload speeds over 7 meg with SpeakEasy SpeedTest,
> when I was in DC. When everyone was trying to
> download all the new morning jokes or log into their
> favorite music source, things would slow down.
> I must have missed out on the free lap tops, internet
> service and telephone service. I could get an agency
> lap top if I needed one for travel. And yes, I could
> get to my email account 24/7 from the outside world,
> but unless I was on travel status, I had to pay for
> that access via my personal account.
> --- blitz <blitz@...> wrote:
> > Haha...but with HALF the Internet blocked, and
> > speeds of a T1 rivaling a 56k
> > dialup...sure....been there, done that. My cable
> > modem goes faster than what their T1's.
> > NOT Surprisingly, the more "advanced" the agency
> > the worse their system performance.....my sister
> > works in county gooberment, and their system
> > smokes, and they share their T1 with everyone, every
> > department.
> > At 12:26 9/3/2006, you wrote:
> > >or, you can just go to work for the government &
> > get all of your internet
> > > service & telephone services for free at the
> > expense of the taxpayer.
> > > they usually hand out laptop and fobs like candy
> > as well, so then you can
> > > play anytime 24 x 7 instead of the normal 8
> > hours.
> > >
> > > i think school teachers now have the same access
> > too.
> > >
> > > God Bless America!! What A Country!!
> > >
> > > I'll never go back to Mexico or the Baltic!!
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