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  • Salvador remi LE VOLTAIRE
    just a quick question, what is French (FO) ?? ... ADVERTISEMENT ... Yahoo! Groups Links ... Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of
    Message 1 of 10 , Aug 4 5:39 PM
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      just a quick question, what is "French (FO)"??




      > Message du 04/08/04 21:14
      > De : "Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604"
      > A : tristan-da-cunha@yahoogroups.com
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      > Objet : Re: [TdC] Tristan, Pitcairn and the Internet
      > I found my notes: 
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      > People in conversation- Merelda Warren, "Cookie" Warren, Steve
      > Christian.
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      > 9600 baud, always up, Inmarsat, French (FO) are paying for the
      > bandwidth, installed for seismic monitoring.
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      > That's what I was told in March of last year, by people who should know.
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      > 73, doug
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    • Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604
      French Polynesia. From: Salvador remi LE VOLTAIRE Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 02:39:44 +0200 (CEST) just a quick question, what is French
      Message 2 of 10 , Aug 5 3:12 PM
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        French Polynesia.

        From: Salvador remi LE VOLTAIRE <levoltaire@...>
        Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 02:39:44 +0200 (CEST)

        just a quick question, what is "French (FO)"??
      • Ian Turner
        Hhmmm, I think understand is a bit of an exaggeration! I do not understand any of the technology; I have just got a sense of the sorts of things that they
        Message 3 of 10 , Aug 6 8:26 PM
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          Hhmmm, I think 'understand' is a bit of an exaggeration! I do not understand any of the technology; I have just got a sense of the sorts of things that they do. I have only been following the discussion here quite generally, too. Anyway, I will pass on your questions below and see what they say.

          Ian

          In message <411207DD.9000307@...> tristan-da-cunha@yahoogroups.com writes:
          > Ian Turner wrote:<BR>
          > <BR>
          > > Please let me know if you would like me to put you in touch with<BR>
          > > anyone connected to Pitcairn who might be able to help. The<BR>
          > > internet has made a great deal of difference to Pitcairn.<BR>
          > <BR>
          > <BR>
          > Hi Ian,<BR>
          > <BR>
          > Since you're already in contact with the Pitcairners, and understand<BR>
          > what they're doing, you might as well do this.� I'm not in charge of<BR>
          > anything, and don't want to be.� And I'm trying not to dominate this<BR>
          > list.<BR>
          > <BR>
          > You've seen the questions that have arisen.� How many computers are<BR>
          > they using for this purpose?� If more than one, do they have to take<BR>
          > turns?� How do they deal with bandwidth problems?� If they're using<BR>
          > PayPal, they have to go to the PayPal site to deal with the account.<BR>
          > Do they do that from there?� If so, how slow it is?� How many people<BR>
          > have their email address?� Is spam a problem?� Are they getting<BR>
          > thousands of messages from people who want to chat about the romance<BR>
          > of their history and culture?� What equipment have they needed to<BR>
          > make this work?� Who can the Tristan Administrator send email to,<BR>
          > about doing the same thing there?� Why doesn't he already know about<BR>
          > this?� Does his Desk Officer know about this?� There's a whole system<BR>
          > established to serve the people of the Overseas Territories, with a<BR>
          > lot of well-paid, competent people.� It's called the Overseas<BR>
          > Territories Department.� Why are we doing their job?� Why isn't this<BR>
          > system working for the people of Tristan?� I'm on the side of the<BR>
          > people.� Whose side are _they_ on?<BR>
          > <BR>
          > Bob
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