Re: @ Ole Juul (was: To opine or not)
" you are a fucking idiot.
TCP/IP isn't a guarantied delivery mechanism. Never has been, never will be."
Of course I'm an idiot. You don't need to tell me that. However, where I live the land based telephone line has had a very bad record of not staying functional and the whole little town has been disconnected for days on end. My internet connection is wireless and has been on almost 100%. For emergency use I'll take my VoIP over a corporate don't-care approach. Especially if my life depended on it. Yes, in larger centres the copper has a stellar reputation for both reliability and quality but that is not the case in many smaller places. Remember too that my local ISP depends on it's uptime for making a living. The big telco (Telus) operates under law that says it does not even have to reimburse you beyond a legally mandated very low amount if the service is poor or non-existent. Even worse, the metric used by the Canadian phone companies in their legally mandated quarterly quality of service reports avoids most serious outages. Jake, I recommend you don't comment on communications relate matters until you have a look around. :)