[ExI] Communications a Moore's Law Phenomenon?

efc at swisscows.email efc at swisscows.email
Mon Apr 1 20:37:27 UTC 2024

On Mon, 1 Apr 2024, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 1, 2024, 1:34 AM efc--- via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>       I
>       have heard that in the US there's enormous amounts of robo calls and sms
>       spam which almost makes the phone unusable for some people.
> One anecdote for that: later this month, we plan to finally permanently disconnect our landline, and discatd the associated phone
> number, that has served our family since - I think - a little prior to 1990.  One of the reasons is that it has become bombarded by
> spam, in particular calls where there is no one (or at least, no one speaking up) on the other end.  Only a minority of calls are
> even arguably legitimate: an actual person who's not a telemarketer, or a robocall from an allowed source (such as an appointment
> reminder).
> ...and in the middle of composing this, I got another spam call: someone who asked for another member of my household, and who hung
> up when I asked them to identify themselves.

Wow... such a huge difference between the US and Sweden. I imagine that 
people would move to using white lists only with that being so common.

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