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Old 16-05-2014, 16:21   #481
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Re: Call for Help/ This American Life (Merged)

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Meet me at Mullion Cove near The Lizard. Bring Atoll, a lobster, and the biscuits. There is a smugglers cave in the back. A map is in the cave. It explains the nature of existence and was co-written by Samuel Pepys and Plato.

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a Lobster?

LOL..... gas is $8+ a gallon and you really DONT want to know what a Lobster costs........
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Re: Call for Help/ This American Life (Merged)

So now the Satphone company denies cutting off the SIM card:
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We contacted the company's manager, Phil Sexton, for a comment on the SIM card controversy. He was adamant that his staff would never discontinue service without first getting voice or email confirmation from a customer that they had received a new SIM card to use. "We would never do that," he says. "These phones are used for emergency purposes by 80% of our customers. Legally, I could not do that" — even if the account were in arrears.
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It wouldn't be the first time the manager of a company was unaware of what a *lowly* clerk was doing. Given that the Kaufman's phone was not the only one affected, I suspect that Eric's totally right on about his phone.

Always two sides to a story of course, but so many resort to lying when at least for me, the road to respect is to confess the wrong, and move on. Denied wrongdoing stays around as issues for a long time.

On edit: makes one wonder about all "reliable informants," doesn't it?

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a Lobster?

LOL..... gas is $8+ a gallon and you really DONT want to know what a Lobster costs........
Subliminal reference to a quote by Pepys:

"Gadzooks, where be my lobsters?!"

he left them in his carriage.

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At least someone is trying to control the damage.
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Would be interesting if they could prove it...
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The Lat 38 blurb did mention another customer of the company had the same problem and the wife who was on shore was able to get service restored.

I am considering getting some type of device to communicate with shore and a sat phone was one of the options. I am not sure what the story is, but it made me question the reliability of a sat phone.
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The Lat 38 blurb did mention another customer of the company had the same problem and the wife who was on shore was able to get service restored.

I am considering getting some type of device to communicate with shore and a sat phone was one of the options. I am not sure what the story is, but it made me question the reliability of a sat phone.
Well, the article non specifically says "similar" problem it seems without going into exactly what the problem was for the other guy and why.

So I'm not sure it's any new information other than the manager saying legally they can't turn off service, even for unpaid bills...
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The Lat 38 blurb did mention another customer of the company had the same problem and the wife who was on shore was able to get service restored.

I am considering getting some type of device to communicate with shore and a sat phone was one of the options. I am not sure what the story is, but it made me question the reliability of a sat phone.
It isn't the reliability of the phone, itself, I don't think, as the technology has been around a while. It is the reliability of the service itself that is at issue.
Tough question.

On edit: maybe the real issue is whether or not we choose to accept the risk that anything electronic may not work how we want when we want it, for some unknown Murphyish reason the future holds.
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The Lat 38 blurb did mention another customer of the company had the same problem and the wife who was on shore was able to get service restored.

I am considering getting some type of device to communicate with shore and a sat phone was one of the options. I am not sure what the story is, but it made me question the reliability of a sat phone.
You could look into the 'Spot Phone'... should cover most every where your going..
http://www.findmespot.com/en/index.php?cid=123
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I have a friend who breeds homing pigeons.
If you up to a bit of bird company, they are rather nice.
Come with a lovely message neck band.
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he did it on purpose.....
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