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Started by Gurke and Hare, May 14, 2022, 11:03:23 PM
Quote from: Gurke and Hare on May 14, 2022, 11:03:23 PMI wonder if there's anyone here who may be able to answer this with some authority due to their experience of telephone technology?
Quote from: MojoJojo on May 14, 2022, 11:39:24 PMIt's similar to why mobiles got universal voicemail very quickly, while it had been possible with landlines for decades.
Quote from: Gurke and Hare on May 14, 2022, 11:03:23 PMIs this a rip-off? Surely, with modern comms technology there must be a simple way to take a number offline when a voting period closes, or even not to put the one for the UK Eurovision entry online. Is there, and is it a choice they're making to still charge for a late vote? Or are they not actually, but they say it as a bit of compliance in case there's a mistake?I wonder if there's anyone here who may be able to answer this with some authority due to their experience of telephone technology?
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on May 15, 2022, 06:02:34 PMIf you think that's bad, we populated the tv listings on our own website by calling api's belonging to the freeview system because the jabronis in the scheduling department refused to tell us.
Quote from: Paul Calf on May 16, 2022, 02:20:13 PMI worked for a broadcaster on a project that automatically scheduled ads according to how much time the advertisers had paid for. You'd think that this would be one of the low-hanging fruits of automation, but up until then they'd paid part-time casual staff to sit in a room watching TV, counting the ads in the break.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on May 19, 2022, 09:14:26 AMI'd guess that even with a tip top system, stopping vote counting and disabling lines at the exact same pre-publicised time would be impossible
Quote from: touchingcloth on May 19, 2022, 02:39:47 PMBuzby might know the answer to this, but how do you send a text to one of those weird short donation/voting numbers ("Text WantTitMilk to 55378008") from outside of the UK? Adding +44 to the start of the number never seems to work, and I'm not sure if that's because the numbers never start with the leading 0 you're supposed to drop after entering the country code.
Quote from: buzby on May 19, 2022, 02:49:02 PMMobile stuff so outside my remit really, but they use a similar IN routing system as described above (except for SMS there are no circuit connections required, it's purely signalling). They are usually set up to refuse call attempts originating from overseas* due to billing complexity issues.* When the call signalling enters the national network via an international interconnect, it has an 'International' flag set in it that the destination can use to reject the call
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