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Philip Banks
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the advice in the title and threw out my ISDN and installed COVID. Tried a test but as so few people have it used a Bridging service, Herpes Simplex 2.

Hoorah! Our first session went viral!
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todd ellis
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ 5:29

It's the Younger Brothers. We got the Younger Brothers!
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, kinda meh.

Wow, the whole movie online. Itís a decent little Western if you like them. It was the last major film shot in the Old Tucson sets before it all burned down. Iím in there for brief flashes in the first several minutes. When they take the photo Iím two people to the right of the sheriff with black vest and full beard.

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Dan-O
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Annnnnnnd... Covid-19 wins.

ISDN has been disconnected.

My very last client that was connecting to my ISDN box via ipDTL, called me for a session yesterday on my cell phone. As the story was relayed, the producers let their boss know they were essentially using ipDTL as a phone patch. After each session, I would send the audio file to them because the quality was so much better. The boss then cancelled ipDTL altogether.

This morning, I asked the studio I most frequently connected with prior to the shutdown if it was cool to disconnect. They said "Yeah, we're never going back." So, there you have it. A living virus killed ISDN.

End of story. Good night. Sweet dreams.
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Jack Daniel
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if I should consider dropping ISDN on my ipDTL account. 90% of what I do is via patch, and the rest is SC.
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Dan-O
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last I checked, ipDTL does have one-day $20 ISDN rental. So, if you need it in a pinch it's still available.
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Lee Gordon
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cancelled my ISDN last week.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Itís hard to say goodbye to an important, reliable piece of equipment thatís been a valuable part of your life. They had to pry the buggy whip from my hands as I kicked and screamed all those years ago.


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Jack Daniel
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good point, Bruce--we develop feelings for tools that have served us well.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good night, sweet prince...


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Jack Daniel
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I call Fake News. Staged! Staged!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack Daniel wrote:
-we develop feelings for tools that have served us well.


As did the studios, who were the driving force behind keeping the technology going. But since the pandemic forced many of them to switch to alternatives (mostly Source Connect), I suspect fewer and fewer of them will remain married to ISDN going forward.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an older photo, but the sentiment is still accurate.

Real photo from 2017 of my old Prima that couldn't be repaired. My boy and I had to go to the waste transit station (the dump) with a bunch of junk to drop off and the light was streaming through the windows in such a way, I had to take the photo. Staged? No. Lucky lighting? Yep.
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Jack Daniel
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee Gordon wrote:
As did the studios, who were the driving force behind keeping the technology going.


I think it was less feelings and more inertia in the case of studios.
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Karyn OBryant
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee Gordon wrote:
I suspect fewer and fewer of them will remain married to ISDN going forward.


Oh, ISDN ... we just can't go on like this. We've just ... grown apart. You've stayed in the past and I ... I've moved on ...

(cue 70s heartfelt breakup song ...)
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