Re: [WISPA] FBI Seeks To Pay Telecoms For Data

2007-07-29 Thread Michael Erskine
The FBI wants to pay the major telecommunications companies to retain their customers' Internet and phone call information for at least two years for the agency's use in counterterrorism investigations and is asking Congress for $5 million a year to defray the cost, according to FBI

Re: [WISPA] FBI Seeks To Pay Telecoms For Data

2007-07-29 Thread Michael Erskine
to Government control. This is one place it just plain is not needed. On 7/29/07, Michael Erskine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The FBI wants to pay the major telecommunications companies to retain their customers' Internet and phone call information for at least two years for the agency's use

Re: [WISPA] FBI Seeks To Pay Telecoms For Data

2007-07-26 Thread Michael Erskine
. Thanks, M. (I think isp-chat is for this). - Peter Michael Erskine wrote: Jeromie; I am writing this before reading the rest of the thread. Please be patient with me. UHG!!! What a waste of resources. Can anyone point to even ONE terrorist that has even been sniffed out due to data from

Re: [WISPA] FBI Seeks To Pay Telecoms For Data

2007-07-25 Thread Michael Erskine
Jeromie; I am writing this before reading the rest of the thread. Please be patient with me. UHG!!! What a waste of resources. Can anyone point to even ONE terrorist that has even been sniffed out due to data from an ISP? I did a few quick Google searches and no case has popped up. I

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-23 Thread Michael Erskine
Try filing a suit for taking your customers... :-\ You won't win that one. They have the same sort of pockets you fear in Google, except that they have already proven they will sell you DSL at twice the price they will offer retail... When we started reselling Verizon DSL we paid them

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-23 Thread Michael Erskine
of common sense. -m- Travis Johnson wrote: I figured it out a long time ago wireless internet go around the big bad phone company... since 1997. :) Travis Microserv Michael Erskine wrote: Try filing a suit for taking your customers... :-\ You won't win that one. They have

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-23 Thread Michael Erskine
Travis Johnson wrote: Hi, Maybe you need to read my posts a little better... I think I have said it twice already, but I will say it again: I am not after Google, nor am I saying they are evil. What I am saying is there is a grand plan already in place with this 700mhz auction they are

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-22 Thread Michael Erskine
Travis Johnson wrote: And thus you just hit the nail on the head... and it brings us back full circle to the original subject of this thread... Google is going to bid on 700mhz spectrum... billions of dollars... then, once they own it, they are going to start some type of wireless internet

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-22 Thread Michael Erskine
Travis Johnson wrote: Ok... let's take a look at it for a second... Time Magazine article from 2006 documents how a senior writer for CNET wanted to see how much they could learn about the CEO of Google using just Google to search. Well, they found all kinds of info (address, home phone,

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-21 Thread Michael Erskine
Travis Johnson wrote: Google is quietly and methodically taking control of the internet. They already control what results we see on a search... No they don't... Once upon a time there was CERN's search engine and then there was Altavista, and then there was Yahoo, and then there was MSN,

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-21 Thread Michael Erskine
Travis Johnson wrote: I'm not sure what the hell your problem is, but you really need to get a grip. I started in the internet space in 1994... back before Google or even Altavista... back when there were no real search engines to speak of... and now today, Google's search is used by 44% of

Re: [WISPA] Google makes it official -- putting up $4.6 billion

2007-07-21 Thread Michael Erskine
and not controlled. You really need to open your eyes and take a look around... Google is becoming the Microsoft of internet space. Travis Microserv Michael Erskine wrote: Travis Johnson wrote: Google is quietly and methodically taking control of the internet. They already control what results we

Re: [WISPA] history of the internet

2007-07-17 Thread Michael Erskine
Aye, and cool also is the fact that DIRNSA paid BBN to do the development of IP. Early Linux IP stacks still contained the copy rights. I think they were removed around the 2.4 kernel release. Marlon K. Schafer wrote: This is too cool! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2QdEj8UjBc marlon

Re: [WISPA] CWA's suggested improvements of Form 477

2007-07-17 Thread Michael Erskine
Marlon K. Schafer wrote: Their belief is that there are companies getting government moneys but are NOT actually servicing the customer bases that they are being paid to service. That's why they want the 477 data. To prove or disprove who's stealing what. Ver ... cough cough er...

Re: [WISPA] Fw: REMINDER: 7/17 America's $480 Billion Spectrum Giveaway

2007-07-16 Thread Michael Erskine
Marlon; You just need to present this to O'Reilly or some similar news person. What is posted here is completely true. How do we find someone that will give the TRUTH air time? -m- Marlon K. Schafer wrote: fyi - Original Message - From: New America Foundation To: New America

Re: [WISPA] FCC Auction Should Allow for Open Wireless Network, Say Lawmakers

2007-07-12 Thread Michael Erskine
Gawd, it is this kind of thing that makes me wish I was a Democrat. Why can't we all find the middle? -m- David Hughes wrote: FCC Auction Should Allow for Open Wireless Network, Say Lawmakers By Kim Hart Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, July 12, 2007; D08 Key lawmakers on Capitol

Re: [WISPA] Fw: Judges OK warrantless monitoring of Web use

2007-07-09 Thread Michael Erskine
Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote: comments? Marlon (509) 982-2181 (408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services 42846865 (icq)WISP Operator since 1999! [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.odessaoffice.com/wireless www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam

[WISPA] Interstate Service

2007-06-24 Thread Michael Erskine
If you are strictly an ISP, what legal constraints prevent or influence your ability to cross state lines with your service? Thanks in advance -m- -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives:

[WISPA] [Fwd: [Radio_Mobile_Deluxe] Venezuela's WiFi world record!!! About 238 miles using RMD]

2007-06-23 Thread Michael Erskine
Well there seems to be a new long distance PtP record. http://www.eslared.org.ve/articulos/Long%20Distance%20WiFi%20Trial.pdf ---BeginMessage--- For second time, this scientist broke a world record in WiFi, using inexpensive components, RMD for his radio planning and digital road maps from a

Re: [WISPA] Wifi @ a Motel

2007-06-22 Thread Michael Erskine
http://www.meraki.com Modeling indicates that this little high density design is probably just the ticket for you application. Michael Erskine Kaballero.Com -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http

Re: [WISPA] ISP's Required to Block Sites

2007-06-22 Thread Michael Erskine
Alan Cain wrote: Michael Erskine wrote: It seems that we are all quite busy, John. I want to comment and agree with your sentiment if I may. This list is a *professional* list. People's politics are irrelevant and people who can not separate politics from their profession are immature

Re: [WISPA] Adelstein backs Open Access 700

2007-06-21 Thread Michael Erskine
Ok, The whole idea is a bone tossed to the small fry. If you are going to make it ISM, make it ISM. Otherwise, please don't pee on me and tell me it is raining. That just upsets me. Lets review the Verizon deal of the past three years. First they were required to let the small fry

Re: [WISPA] Adelstein backs Open Access 700

2007-06-21 Thread Michael Erskine
Sorry, lost my thought. First Verison was told to sell the retailer DSL at a resonable cost. Then they kissed up to the FCC and suddenly they were selling wholesale DSL to the retailers at $23.50 while they were advertising the retailer's customers $14.95. Sweet deal for Vz. Then we got

Re: [WISPA] ISP's Required to Block Sites

2007-06-21 Thread Michael Erskine
, *TAKE IT SOME WHERE ELSE* Thanks -m- John Scrivner wrote: The next political grandstanding we see I will request the person(s) responsible get a week away from the list. This is NOT a place to spew your politics. Scriv Alan Cain wrote: Michael Erskine wrote: Jack Unger wrote: Michael

Re: [WISPA] ISP's Required to Block Sites

2007-06-21 Thread Michael Erskine
DSLR's Excuse for being off line Thu Jun 21 21:58:42 EDT 2007 == DSLR is offline at the moment, total power failure at the data center we use (www.nac.net) an hour ago means we have to bring servers up individually, and check for errors.

Re: [WISPA] ISP's Required to Block Sites

2007-06-18 Thread Michael Erskine
Jack Unger wrote: Michael, I appreciate your sharing your thoughts and your son's thoughts and I think I understand your concern. Although he's not in the Army, my oldest son also works for the U.S. government and he too is assigned to serve in a country that experiences daily street

Re: [WISPA] ISP's Required to Block Sites

2007-06-17 Thread Michael Erskine
Jack Unger wrote: For the moment anyway, it appears that ISPs will not be required to block websites based on either suspicion or on the orders of governmental agencies that may or may not have specific political motivations to deny free speech in the name of protecting public security or

Re: [WISPA] ISP's Required to Block Sites

2007-06-17 Thread Michael Erskine
Jack Unger wrote: Michael, OK but please clarify. No need to be vague here. Who was paranoid and/or what was the slip? jack Michael Erskine wrote: Jack Unger wrote: For the moment anyway, it appears that ISPs will not be required to block websites based on either suspicion

Re: [WISPA] ISP's Required to Block Sites

2007-06-17 Thread Michael Erskine
. jack Michael Erskine wrote: Jack Unger wrote: Michael, OK but please clarify. No need to be vague here. Who was paranoid and/or what was the slip? jack Michael Erskine wrote: Jack Unger wrote: For the moment anyway, it appears that ISPs will not be required to block websites

Re: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-12 Thread Michael Erskine
Dawn DiPietro wrote: Is it that I keep misunderstanding what you are trying to say? But I feel like this has been discussed before in no uncertain terms. Maybe I wasn't there? I gladly yield to your apparent superior knowledge, until that is proper reflected in an FCC ruling and the only

Re: [WISPA] Good Luck to all.

2007-06-12 Thread Michael Erskine
Dawn DiPietro wrote: All, Some on this list have felt it important to steer the discussion towards personal attacks and try to discredit me anytime I want to discuss how the rules and regulations affect this industry as a whole. My only agenda is to help others to understand how they can

Re: [WISPA] Good Luck to all.

2007-06-12 Thread Michael Erskine
Peter R. wrote: Michael Erskine wrote: Dawn DiPietro wrote: All, Some on this list have felt it important to steer the discussion towards personal attacks and try to discredit me anytime I want to discuss how the rules and regulations affect this industry as a whole. My only agenda

Re: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-11 Thread Michael Erskine
and posturing, say, Yeah, Go ahead! You call them. What a joke. -m- Ryan Langseth wrote: On Mon, 2007-06-11 at 01:09 -0400, Michael Erskine wrote: Rick; I think that your opinion is like mine, both informed and experienced. I am perfectly comfortable with my opinion. And I did not get

Re: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-11 Thread Michael Erskine
Ryan Langseth wrote: I made one comment in this entire thread, which I am already regretting. I hardly consider that vocal. My bad, Ryan, My bad. I did not mean to lump you in with a few vocal people.. My comment was not meant to be sarcastic, I would like to see a ruling on it one way or

Re: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-11 Thread Michael Erskine
Dawn DiPietro wrote: All, I have come to the conclusion that there are some on this list that think FCC certification is up for debate. There may be a need for clarification in some cases but like it or not the FCC has the final say in what can and cannot be certified. Regards, Dawn

Was [WISPA] MT Babble -- Now who is strictly legal?

2007-06-10 Thread Michael Erskine
Mike; She is making perfectly good sense and she is not trying to make you look like anything. When you deal with legal issues things are usually pretty black and white for the little guy. Now if your name is Paris Hilton usually things are pretty much white all the time, except yesterday

[WISPA] I repeat, Who is STRICTLY legal 100%?

2007-06-10 Thread Michael Erskine
It looks like the list is about to go down the finger pointing exercise of legalities, perceptions of legality, and interpretations of minutia. That is probably not a good idea so in the true tradition of casting the first stone, let me say this: If you are absolutely certain that you are

Re: [WISPA] I repeat, Who is STRICTLY legal 100%?

2007-06-10 Thread Michael Erskine
on certification will only in the end destroy WISPA. I ask again STOP IT NOW. Tim CV-Access, Inc. - Original Message - From: Michael Erskine [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 9:51 AM Subject: [WISPA] I repeat, Who is STRICTLY legal 100

Re: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-10 Thread Michael Erskine
Dawn; I think you are reading the letter of the law and not understanding the reality. An RB153 is *NOT* an intentional radiator any more than the PC you mention is an intentional radiator. The cards which are placed in the RB153 are intentional radiators just like the cards you put in that

Re: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-10 Thread Michael Erskine
that device and slap pretty fcc labels on it and sell it as certified. If not, fix it, resubmit it and try again. Repeat until certified. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Michael Erskine Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 9:41 PM To: WISPA General List

Re: [WISPA] MT Babble

2007-06-10 Thread Michael Erskine
Matt Liotta wrote: George Rogato wrote: Matt there is a tool for every job. Just because someone uses MT or Star does not mean they don't use canopy, trango or alvarion as well. And nobody needs to explain why. I am well aware of that, which is why we use so many different vendors' radios.

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [WISPA FCC] FCC 3650 band response today..

2007-06-09 Thread Michael Erskine
Doug Ratcliffe wrote: Actually, they have implemented a CSMA/CA bypass on their new 3.0 beta versions, using their NStreme Polling protocol. Cool. GPS Sync has been very high up on their list, however, the issue at the moment is that conventional serial GPS units lack the necessary timing

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [WISPA FCC] FCC 3650 band response today..

2007-06-09 Thread Michael Erskine
Mike Hammett wrote: The N-Streme protocol has been around for a while and supports polling and resolves many disadvantages in WIFI. N-Streme may not be able to work in 3.6 GHz as it may not be wifi enough. They could couple the GPS sync with the N-Streme at least for other bands.

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [WISPA FCC] FCC 3650 band response today..

2007-06-09 Thread Michael Erskine
Ralph; Why bother? Tell us why they should bother doing that? It is one thing for you to bring a GPS unit to the device and quite another to ask the vendor to incorporate the GPS device on his board so please *justify* your comments. Explain, WHY, I want them to incorporate a GPS on their

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [WISPA FCC] FCC 3650 band response today..

2007-06-09 Thread Michael Erskine
to whoever it really was who said it. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Michael Erskine Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 7:05 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Fw: [WISPA FCC] FCC 3650 band response today.. Ralph; Why bother? Tell us

Re: [WISPA] the big wild card statement from the 3650 order

2007-06-08 Thread Michael Erskine
John Scrivner wrote: Patrick, I would expect that the optimistic perspective would be better here. This is better than no protections at all. At least we have a statement from the FCC that we must try to work together here. That is better than the Wild West we have in Part-15. For sure owning

Re: [WISPA] Fw: [WISPA FCC] FCC 3650 band response today..

2007-06-08 Thread Michael Erskine
John; John Scrivner wrote: I personally wish all manufacturers would standardize on a GPS sync system to allow for multiple reuse of frequencies. This is one place where Motorola definitely has the right idea. I have never seen a convincing argument for any reason why GPS sync is not a great

Re: [WISPA] the big wild card statement from the 3650 order

2007-06-08 Thread Michael Erskine
:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Michael Erskine Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 8:45 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] the big wild card statement from the 3650 order John Scrivner wrote: Patrick, I would expect that the optimistic perspective would be better here. This is better than

Re: [WISPA] the big wild card statement from the 3650 order

2007-06-08 Thread Michael Erskine
: 760.580.0080 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Michael Erskine Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 8:45 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] the big wild card statement from the 3650 order John Scrivner wrote: Patrick, I

Re: [WISPA] Want a bucket truck?

2007-06-05 Thread Michael Erskine
What do you want from me? I give you an idea... You all talk smack. I am supposed to care when you choose to remain ignorant? NAW I don't think so. Believe what you want. All it means is there are more places for my FIRE TRUCK to put down poles. So, yeah... talk it up... -- WISPA

Re: [WISPA] Want a bucket truck?

2007-06-05 Thread Michael Erskine
Mike Delp wrote: Mike, It was a pleasure talking with you at MUM. The pleasure was mine, sir. I will probably make more of those MUM's when they are closer to home. -m- -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless

Re: [WISPA] Want a bucket truck?

2007-06-04 Thread Michael Erskine
Mike Hammett wrote: I remember Mike Delp talking about having a fire truck. Advantages of a fire truck over a standard bucket truck (other than coolness)? Price? Who maintains their bucket truck like the FD maintains their engines? Miles? Wench? Ladders? Generator on board? Storage? and the

Re: [WISPA] Want a bucket truck?

2007-06-04 Thread Michael Erskine
Mike Hammett wrote: It comes with a wench?! Can I winch the wench back if she tries to run away? LOL PSSS Everybody loves a good wench... winch. - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Michael Erskine [EMAIL

Re: [WISPA] Want a bucket truck?

2007-06-04 Thread Michael Erskine
Blake Bowers wrote: Advantages of a fire truck over a standard bucket truck (other than coolness)? Price? Who maintains their bucket truck like the FD maintains their engines? As a long time fire department guy, it all depends on the department. Thanks Blake for your service. One of my sons

Re: [WISPA] Dense canopy for Canopy was: Want a bucket truck?

2007-06-04 Thread Michael Erskine
help for a Canopy newbie? Thanks, Scriv Michael Erskine wrote: John Scrivner wrote: I guess you guys do your signal checks with this truck? Any downside? Can it be used to lift anything up to a tower top? Scriv Scriv; We don't do signal checks with the truck. If our installers can't

Re: [WISPA] Want a bucket truck?

2007-06-04 Thread Michael Erskine
Blake Bowers wrote: My hat is off to all three of you. To your sons, and to you for evidently doing a great job raising them. Thanks. - Original Message - From: Michael Erskine [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 7:39 PM Subject

Re: [WISPA] Copper landlines gone by 2013

2007-05-31 Thread Michael Erskine
Sam Tetherow wrote: Sam Tetherow wrote: Hmm, I'll take that bet. People that make these types of claims obviously haven't been in areas where you can go for more than 40 miles with no cell service, on a major highway, not to mention getting off the beaten path to individuals homes. Some

Re: [WISPA] FM Radio and Ethernet

2007-05-23 Thread Michael Erskine (804) 436-9428
years. I hasten to add that is not braggin' and please don't get me God, I didn't mean it to sound like anything but thanks. -m- - Mike Hammett Intelligent Computing Solutions http://www.ics-il.com - Original Message - From: Michael Erskine (804) 436-9428 [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [WISPA] What is WISPA? MORE THAN YOU!

2007-05-17 Thread Michael Erskine
JohnnyO wrote: Good Riddens ! *Singing* Oh Say Can you see... By the stars early light was so ... JohnnyO Don't hate me because I am American. :) ahem, dawn's early light ... ;) -m- -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe:

Re: [WISPA] What is WISPA? was Promotion of services on-list

2007-05-17 Thread Michael Erskine
Lonnie Nunweiler wrote: You have shown your good nature many, many times George. Thanks for the hard work and peace making. He is a good man. Are you sure you're not Canadian? Peace making is not something peculiar to Canadians. In fact that is what American's do best. We make peace.

Re: [WISPA] Frontline this week

2007-05-14 Thread Michael Erskine
Dawn; I'm going to try to watch it and I am an old school spook. I'm going to watch it with an open mind because I think that this is a very important topic and we should all stay as informed about it as we possibly are able. It is unfortunate that in this day and time everything has to be

[WISPA] Mea Culpa

2007-05-11 Thread Michael Erskine (804) 436-9428
that I disrupted the list and I'll be more careful in the future. Special thanks to Rick who does such an excellent and thankless job of moderating the lists. Michael Erskine -- WISPA Wireless List: wireless@wispa.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless

[WISPA] RE: Are you for sale?

2007-05-09 Thread Michael Erskine (804) 436-9428
henny penny. Help yourselves, then, if you must. Matt; Michael Erskine wrote: What makes you such an authority on CALEA, Matt? What qualifications or experience with CALEA do you bring to the table that give credence to the fear that you are mongering on this list? Purchasing

[WISPA] RE: Are you for sale?

2007-05-08 Thread Michael Erskine
Matt; This is going to be a bit rough but I feel the need to call a this as I see it. You are running roughshod on a lot of people with your fear mongering and it needs to be called into the open. So... In discussions with others it has come to my attention that several companies are

[WISPA] Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt -or- The SKY is NOT falling.

2007-05-01 Thread Michael Erskine (804) 436-9428
I have seen numerous posts on the WISPA list indicating that a cost effective and compliant solution for this issue was being worked on and would become available in the near future. || I think that is wishful thinking on some people's part. When you see || companies like Cisco struggle to