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    As we all know, connections to phone lines are illegal unless made through a data coupler supplied by TPC (The Phone Company).

    Interesting. Modems are so commonplace now it’s strange for them once to have been illegal.

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      You used to have to rent the phone from the phone company. You didn’t even own that.

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        Still the case in a lot of countries.

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      This is a great read, I’m really glad it’s getting exposure here.

      I wonder if humans will ever do problems 95 (solve chess) and 96 (solve Go). Computers are dramatically better than humans at chess, and looking likely to become so at Go in the near future, but actually solving the games … doesn’t seem useful, other than as a matter of theory.