Re: Re: [TdC] Tristan, Pitcairn and the Internet
- just a quick question, what is "French (FO)"??
> Message du 04/08/04 21:14
> De : "Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604"
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> Objet : Re: [TdC] Tristan, Pitcairn and the Internet
> I found my notes:
> People in conversation- Merelda Warren, "Cookie" Warren, Steve
> 9600 baud, always up, Inmarsat, French (FO) are paying for the
> bandwidth, installed for seismic monitoring.
> That's what I was told in March of last year, by people who should know.
> 73, doug
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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)"??
- 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.
In message <411207DD.9000307@...> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Ian Turner wrote:<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>
> Hi Ian,<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>
> 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>