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Internet engineers tear into United Nations' plan to move us all to IPv6

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Re: Simon says

Not sure about that specific episode (or potentially conductive parts in obscure phone models), but the plain old telephone network does already send you nearly mains* voltage every time it makes your phone ring (try holding the bare wires in your hand when it rings - you won't be doing it twice unless you like getting shocked)...

* Yes I do know it's only a similar magnitude** not actually a closely near value.

** No idea what it amounts to in practice these days considering all the modern "spoof-a-POTS" kit converting fibre into a "landline" right outside your door - some of it apparently can't even make TWO phones on the same line both ring...

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