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Re: Telecom Collapse?
- From: Marshall Eubanks
- Date: Fri Dec 05 09:22:12 2008
On Dec 5, 2008, at 9:01 AM, David Cantrell wrote:
On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 11:08:49AM -0600, Jack Bates wrote:
911 services are heavily used when a geographical area has an
and that emergency usually includes not having power.
Yes, and it usually involves several thousand people all phoning to
report the same damned thing, clogging up the emergency service's
so that *other* emergencies (like, say, someone having a heart attack)
don't get dealt with.
Unless you live in a natural disaster prone location.
So don't do that. It's really rather silly.
I've always thought that people who choose to live on flood plains
the side of active volcanos etc are at least a little bit crazy. Of
course, if they're so poor that they don't have any choice
perhaps) then they can't afford the non-existent POTS infrastructure
anyway - but someone in the village might have a mobile.
There is literarily no place on the planet that is safe from natural
It's just that the recurrence times differ, and can be rather long in
an illusion of safety. For example, for the recent tsunami in
Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka, the recurrence time is estimated to be
Most people would think that they do not have to worry about a once
per 1000 year
danger, until the water starts entering the second story.
Or if your
grandmother's alert bracelet requires a phone line for notification.
That's no reason for almost anyone to have a POTS line, because almost
everyone doesn't live with their grandmother, and almost all
grandmothers don't have alert bracelets.
David Cantrell | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david
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