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Archive for April, 2004

AP Story:Police in the southwest

AP Story: Police in the southwest Ohio city of Oxford say they will start training civilian residents to write parking tickets. Sergeant Jim Squance says residents will have to complete a nine-week Citizens Police Academy as well as additional training in parking enforcement. He says volunteers only will write tickets for residential violations, such as […]

Swedish Regulators Stops UMTS Spectrum License Sale

The Swedish PTS has put a temporary stop to Orange’s plan to sell its UMTS spectrum license to a joint venture between TeliaSonera and Tele2. The JV, Svenska UMTS-nat, holds a spectrum license already and agreed to purchase the license from Orange last December for only SEK50M, saying at the time that it needed the […]

I Can Only Hope To Be This Good One Day

Rumsfeld noting an example of how biased the media can be (from his daily briefing yesterday): There are two ways, I suppose, one could inform readers of the Geneva Convention stipulation against using places of worship to conduct military attacks.  One might be to headline saying that Terrorists Attack Coalition Forces From Mosques.  That would […]

European Investment Bank Jumps into UMTS

The European Investment Bank has agreed to loan Investor AB SEK1.8B for Hi3G, the joint UMTS venture with Hutchison. According to the press release the funds will be used for “construction of a third generation UMTS mobile communication project in Sweden and Denmark”. One presumes that the loan will fund network expansion since 3 Sweden […]

Friday’s Quote of the Day

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”          – Anatole France

mmmm….Planked Salmon with Pesto Crust

…and grilled veggies was last night’s dinner. John (one day he’ll have a new bio, I’m sure ๐Ÿ™‚ ) says I should share the source of the recipe, so here it is. I had a hard time choosing between “Mike’s Pesto Planked Salmon” and “Big John’s Planked Salmon with Feta Cheese Crust”. Went with the […]

“Fast, Good, Cheap: Pick Any Two”

The above retort, often uttered by engineers when presented with a laundry list of requirements and an aggressive timetable by product managers, has a wireless equivalent: “bandwidth, coverage, battery life.” Consider two examples. Mobitex networks have excellent terminal battery life and very good base station coverage radii but the airlink data rate is relatively low. […]

RIM-NTP Appeal Court Date Set

The US Court of Appeals will hear RIM’s arguments on June 7 in its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit with NTP. In January 2003 the US Patent and Trademark Office said it would reexamine NTP’s patents; RIM subsequently petitioned the court to delay its appeal until after the reexamination was complete but the court denied the […]

Surprise: Spammers Don’t Obey Can-Spam

CNET: According to a Jupiter Research study, many companies fail to respond promptly to opt-out requests from recipients of marketing e-mail, as required by the new law. Although a majority of the companies tracked provide ways for recipients to opt out of e-mail mailing lists, as required by the federal Can-Spam Act, nearly one-quarter of […]


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