The acronym for "Ad-Hoc Network Demonstration for Extended Satellite-Based Inquiry and Other Team Endeavors" should be the rather more worrying ANDESBIOTE.
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From the map it seems it would be a simple matter to continue the fibre through the Straits of Gibraltar and make a complete loop. Then if (when?) there is a break, countries downstream of the break can be fed from the other end.
Or they could try continent-sized FDDI...
Many years ago I was taking a short-cut through the data centre and spotted smoke coming from one of the (washing-machine sized) disk drives. Naturally I pushed the Big Red Button. My boss was not entirely happy; he pointed out that the drive wasn't loaded at the time so just powering it down would have been sufficient. Perhaps.
He brought just about everything else. At one time it was reckoned that the best tutorial guide to writing a device driver for NT was the VAX/VMS Device Driver manual.
VAX FORTRAN may have been standard, but the VAX floating-point representation was decidedly strange. There were four different formats and all of them had the exponent in the middle of the word with the mantissa wrapped around it. I believe the aim was some level of compatibility with earlier generations of DEC hardware.
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nssdc/formats/VAXFloatingPoint.htm for the gory details.
Satellites don't all traipse round in neat circular equatorial orbits. Most are inclined to the equator and many have elliptical orbits, some very elliptical indeed. Imagine a three-dimensional motorway with traffic continally swapping lanes; sooner or later someone's going to get side-swiped.
"As mobile phone mast are NOT transmitting the same signal (as they are talking to different phones), why do they need the precision timing ?"
Presumably to allow triangulation of the mobile's location. Maybe also so that base stations on the same frequency which overlap in coverage area can interleave their transmissions.
I use this on a Raspberry Pi:
It has blacklists and whitelists, which can include regular expressions. For blacklisted calls it can play a recording or emulate a fax machine. Best of all, in the UK it will seize the call before the first ring, so you are never interrupted by the spammers. It's a simple matter to parse the log file to create a web report.
(No connection other than as a user).
Goody Market UK made an application to strike the company off the register on January 2nd. On the 10th an objection was received by Companies House and the process suspended.
Barrington Claims were about to be struck-off for non-compliance but that is now suspended.
TFLI filed for strike-off on 4th Jan; ICO hasn't stopped that yet.
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