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When Was the Last Time You Used a Landline Phone?

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When Was the Last Time You Used a Landline Phone?

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  • Re:Landline? (Score:5, Informative)

    by rubycodez (864176) on Monday January 21, 2013 @12:34PM (#42647979)

    along with fax techs. "I'm a buggy whip repairman"

  • POTS rules (Score:5, Informative)

    by Christopher Bibbs (14) on Monday January 21, 2013 @01:08PM (#42648285) Homepage Journal

    I'll use my land line forever, much the way I do my Slashdot account.

  • by gman003 (1693318) on Tuesday January 22, 2013 @02:47PM (#42659583)

    No. Minutia is first declension, not second.

    -a to -ae is the correct method to decline nominative singular to nominative plural for first declension nouns. Thus, singular nominative "minutia", plural "minutiae".

    You would be correct if minutia were a second declension noun (singular nominative "minutium", plural "minutia"). And I would forgive you this mistake, as datum/data follows this same pattern, but you are still incorrect.

    Citation []

  • by girlinatrainingbra (2738457) on Wednesday January 23, 2013 @03:46AM (#42666745)
    So in the USA, if you are incarcerated (put in jail when arrested), you are given the opportunity to make a phone call to let your family or mates know that you are in jail and that you need help (whether to notify a lawyer or have your mates come to the police station or jail and bond you out = pay for your bail out of jail with a bail bond, []
    If your friends and family all have cell phone numbers and do not have land lines, it is very possible that the telephone service which is used by the constabulary at the jail will not allow you to call those cell phone numbers.
    These limited service telephone systems will only allow you to make a local telephone call or a collect telephone call [] which can only be accepted or received on a land-line system telephone (POTS = plain old telephone service) and not at all received on a cellular carrier's service. Thus if you get a job where one of the benefits is "bonding out benefit", then you get the perk of your work temporarily loaning you enough money to be bailed out of jail and giving you a telephone number which you can call to carry out the receipt of this job benefit. Thus, no need to bother friends who may not be able to answer anyway on their cell phones. Ahh, the benefits of a cellular-phone society.
    One surprising thing I learned from wikipedia is that tihs crazy high bail cost is only prevalent in the USA: the rest of the world has lower affordable bail-out costs, or if you're dangerous they keep you in jail. I guess the prison-system and the jail system really IS a business industry in the US of A!

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