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2013-01-21 Science & Technology
Difference Engine: Phones up in the air
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Posted by Mike Ramsey 2013-01-21 12:42|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [226 views ]  Top

#1 Not our problem.
Fix it.
Posted by Snakes Chavitch8940 2013-01-21 15:08||   2013-01-21 15:08|| Front Page Top

#2 The cell phone: A little known use.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-21 15:14||   2013-01-21 15:14|| Front Page Top

#3 Compounding this is that an airborne phone would be moving too fast across the sky for the ground-based network to respond.

..or to be traced?
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-01-21 15:47||   2013-01-21 15:47|| Front Page Top

#4 I'd guessed something along P2K; a security problem wrapped in a pretty bow.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-01-21 16:35||   2013-01-21 16:35|| Front Page Top

#5 Had people flying in airplanes on 911 not used their cell phones, we might not have known exactly what was going on as quickly as we did.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-21 17:46||   2013-01-21 17:46|| Front Page Top

#6 Had people flying in airplanes on 911 not used their cell phones, we might not have known exactly what was going on as quickly as we did.

JohQC,
Which was a good thing.

The article didn't say that a call wouldn't work, just that the network might be inundated with connect requests and otherwise be trashed.
Posted by Mike Ramsey 2013-01-21 21:07||   2013-01-21 21:07|| Front Page Top

#7 Another reason to improve TESLAN + AIRSHIP TECHS + CAPABILITIES.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-21 23:39||   2013-01-21 23:39|| Front Page Top

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