Day By Day


  • Swansonic

    It’s not the calls, it’s the data….

  • They could actually use that unlimited data, I’m sure.

  • WayneM

    I’m a Canadian… paying some of the highest rates for mobile phones & data in the world… If Javier wants to hack… I mean, adjust… the major service providers… I would be very appreciative…

  • Neil Frandsen

    Grin. This Albertan uses as my Internet, Telephone Land-line equivalent), and TV supplier. My cell phone supplier is Rogers, and their service is excellent! I am 78, therefore am old enough to remember the turnouts beside Alberta Forestry roads, that had a 4 foot tall, green-painted post with an incised lightning-stroke, painted yellow. This was the simple indication of there being a “strong radio-telephone signal available’, which was quite unusual along those roads between very tall hills (baby mountains, because they still had trees growing, all the way to the top…).
    Note: Alberta’s AGT was an early adopter of the Radio-amateur-invention of the cell-phone-switching software, building a complete set of Aurora Phone transmitter/receiver sets on their existing XJ, and YJ Radio Telephone towers. The large briefcase, that housed an Auroura telephone, required only the power-cord plugged into the cigar-lighter’s socket in your pickup, and the magnetig-roof-mounted antenna plugged into the Aurora’s case, for a phone which worked seamlessly as an ordinary phone, c/w a call-forwarding software/hardware combo, allowing for evening calls to be forwarded to the motel switchboard, or to the XJ radio-telephone in the Crew Manager’s office.
    The experience, of being a 1st-time user, was only topped by using an over-the-horizon telephone in the old DEW Line station on Lady Alexandra Point, Victoria Island, NWT (in those days, I am not sure just where the NWT/Nunavut boundary is, on Victoria Island, nowadays).

  • Bill M

    I remember the fun of calling the guy in the seat next to me on the airplane, but routing the call all the way around the world to do it. Aircraft with phone service anywhere in the world, never out of touch with headquarters, also with radio and satellite comms, and a long wire antenna capable of delivering messages to subs. All this 30+ years ago, long before cell phones. Scary capability back them, far exceeded by what we can do today.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    Bring up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not stray from it. Doesn’t matter how tall each of you are.

    • Pamela

      I’m glad Javier is on the side of right even with a mis-step.

  • MasterDiver

    Words to remember:

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Lyrics
    “Teach Your Children”

    You, who are on the road must have a code that you can live by.
    And so become yourself because the past is just a good bye.
    Teach your children well, their father’s hell did slowly go by,
    And feed them on your dreams, the one they pick’s the one you’ll know by.
    Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
    So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

    And you, of tender years can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
    And so please help them with your youth, they seek the truth before they can die.
    Teach your parents well, their children’s hell will slowly go by,
    And feed them on your dreams, the one they pick’s the one you’ll know by.
    Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
    So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

  • Badger

    Elegant in its simplicity Chris. It’s what we must do.

  • nonncom

    “I hear babies crying, I watch them grow, they’ll learn more than I’ll ever know”….and eventual;ly they might even be taller….

  • Old Codger

    Yes, in the technical sense, hacking the system to get unlimited calling and/or/data IS theft but, absent total system overload, individual calls or data streams cost the wireless company nothing. Network operation and maintenance costs the same irrespective of how much the system is used.

    • John

      Just as monetary inflation robs everybody holding currency of the value of their money, stealing capacity burdens the paying public with the extra cost of increased capacity and the costs that come with it.
      The fact that you get it for free doesn’t mean it doesn’t cost someone else. That’s Progressive Thinking.

    • I’ve been noticing that cellular service providers have moved away from limited minutes for calls and texts. everything is moving towards “unlimited call & text” and now it’s just packaged with the monthly data cap you pay for (4gb, 6,gb, 8gb, 10gb, etc.). The only providers that currently don’t do this are the pay-as-you-go companies like Boost, Net10, TracFone, or anyone with grandfathered-in plans of the Big-4 (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint).

    • VonZorch

      But the fixed costs, such as maintenance, employees compensation and such, are distributed to the paying customer on the basis of how much data is moved. Thus such hacking is stealing from the paying customers.

  • Halley

    On another note, so proud of PDT today. The socialists and Islamist-enablers in the audience (a vast majority?) must’ve soiled themselves all the way to the Hudson river… Bravo, Mr. President.

  • JTC

    So, how about a .50 cal. SUPPRESSED rifle you can order direct to your house, no paperwork and no time machine required? Even you in Kali Miz Pamela!

    I might have to scare up a grand for this thing.

    • Pamela

      *squee* That’s almost as good as having sex!

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    This is why children (should) have fathers, to teach them right from wrong. It’s not always a perfect system, but it works more often then not.