Don B: We are waiting on their request to do so.
Mike M: Well why not allow us to actually call in while you wait? Why piss off so many customers?
If I read Don Barslow's posting correctly, the company that hosts your free conference calls bills the company that tries to connect to them. So Don won't make that connection because it'll cost him money which he won't be able to get back from you, because the price of his service is so darn low.
By inviting the "free" conferencing companies to connect to him for "free", he's trying to change the Telco's business models where they like to be paid for everything.
I hope that the lines for the make-believe security at the airports take longer and longer and longer until finally somebody says "well, these checks serve no actual purpose, and they waste valuable time for thousands upon thousands of people, so let's get rid of them".
Of course, that presumes that fear mongering goes out of style with our elected officials, and I don't see that happening in a hurry.
I just dug my old 35mm out of the basement and have been bringing it back up to speed. Been buying film (negative, black-and-white and slide film) and getting re-acquainted with my camera. I've also started to look critically at the digital pics I've been taken the last nine years. Digital looks fine on the screen, and often looks like crap when put on paper.
I have pictures of family, going back 80 years now, and I'm wondering how many of my digital snap shots will survive even one generation.
There's still a lot of room for improvement, that's for sure.
Go online, purchase the rights to watch something, say "Spiderman VI" for $30 (or so...). You get mailed a physical copy, DRM-ed to the hilt.
If you want another copy, you go online again, authenticate, and because you have the rights to watch some specific contents, you can get a replacement physical copy for $5, including shipping, again mailed to your physical address. Put a cap on how many replacement copies you can order to, say, 3 per year, or as many as you like, as long as you send the original (broken, or damaged) media back.
There's a small profit margin for the additional copies, and it makes it interesting to buy a physical replacement copy (from one of your friends) instead of doing a torrent download.
By increasing the cap on replacement copies without returned damaged media, you can now compete with (free) torrents, because it'll be a service worth paying for.