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Old December 14th 17, 09:34 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42338067

And they got a better speed over 2m than I get via copper over 6 miles.
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Old December 14th 17, 10:06 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

On Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:34:33 +0000, Java Jive wrote:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42338067

And they got a better speed over 2m than I get via copper over 6 miles.


From the horse's mouth...

http://www.revk.uk/2017/12/its-offic...et-string.html
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Old December 15th 17, 04:04 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Java Jive wrote:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42338067

And they got a better speed over 2m than I get via copper over 6 miles.


Now you dunnit.

BT (British Telecum), Openroach and Offcum are going to steal your idea and
install wet strings with repeaters every 2 meters to deliver
superior than copper broadband experience and avoid installing fibre.

It will probably drag on for another 15 years of multi-billion pound
government hand outs while they perfect
a krone tool master bation tool equivalent such a wet string blow job
machine to cut and measure said string length +/- 0.001 mm before installing
to avoid unnecessary use of repeaters every 199.999mm for example.

And they are going to try and make sure it can only be
operated by someone wearing shirt and tie.

Anyone wearing sandals would cause the machine to just melt
and fuse into a heap of junk.


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Old December 15th 17, 01:34 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
AnthonyL
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Default Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

On 15 Dec 2017 03:04:25 GMT, 7 wrote:

Java Jive wrote:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42338067

And they got a better speed over 2m than I get via copper over 6 miles.


Now you dunnit.

BT (British Telecum), Openroach and Offcum are going to steal your idea and
install wet strings with repeaters every 2 meters to deliver
superior than copper broadband experience and avoid installing fibre.

It will probably drag on for another 15 years of multi-billion pound
government hand outs while they perfect
a krone tool master bation tool equivalent such a wet string blow job
machine to cut and measure said string length +/- 0.001 mm before installing
to avoid unnecessary use of repeaters every 199.999mm for example.

And they are going to try and make sure it can only be
operated by someone wearing shirt and tie.

Anyone wearing sandals would cause the machine to just melt
and fuse into a heap of junk.


All the water companies have to do is add salt and you can have
broadband down your tap.


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Old December 15th 17, 01:51 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham J[_3_]
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AnthonyL wrote:
On 15 Dec 2017 03:04:25 GMT, 7 wrote:

Java Jive wrote:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42338067

And they got a better speed over 2m than I get via copper over 6 miles.


Now you dunnit.

BT (British Telecum), Openroach and Offcum are going to steal your idea and
install wet strings with repeaters every 2 meters to deliver
superior than copper broadband experience and avoid installing fibre.

It will probably drag on for another 15 years of multi-billion pound
government hand outs while they perfect
a krone tool master bation tool equivalent such a wet string blow job
machine to cut and measure said string length +/- 0.001 mm before installing
to avoid unnecessary use of repeaters every 199.999mm for example.

And they are going to try and make sure it can only be
operated by someone wearing shirt and tie.

Anyone wearing sandals would cause the machine to just melt
and fuse into a heap of junk.


All the water companies have to do is add salt and you can have
broadband down your tap.




The electricity company could provide power that way - connect the live
feed to the water supply pipe and the neutral return to the sewer!

For heating and cooking, they could dissolve natural gas in the water, also.

Little waterproof capsules could carry letter post (rather like the
pneumatic change & receipt systems you see in some large department stores).



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Old December 17th 17, 02:00 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
AnthonyL
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Default Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

On Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:51:08 +0000, Graham J
wrote:

AnthonyL wrote:
On 15 Dec 2017 03:04:25 GMT, 7 wrote:

Java Jive wrote:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42338067

And they got a better speed over 2m than I get via copper over 6 miles.

Now you dunnit.

BT (British Telecum), Openroach and Offcum are going to steal your idea and
install wet strings with repeaters every 2 meters to deliver
superior than copper broadband experience and avoid installing fibre.

It will probably drag on for another 15 years of multi-billion pound
government hand outs while they perfect
a krone tool master bation tool equivalent such a wet string blow job
machine to cut and measure said string length +/- 0.001 mm before installing
to avoid unnecessary use of repeaters every 199.999mm for example.

And they are going to try and make sure it can only be
operated by someone wearing shirt and tie.

Anyone wearing sandals would cause the machine to just melt
and fuse into a heap of junk.


All the water companies have to do is add salt and you can have
broadband down your tap.




The electricity company could provide power that way - connect the live
feed to the water supply pipe and the neutral return to the sewer!

For heating and cooking, they could dissolve natural gas in the water, also.

Little waterproof capsules could carry letter post (rather like the
pneumatic change & receipt systems you see in some large department stores).


There we are - on the way to designing the ultimate delivery system
and clear the streets of of all that furniture.

Just need now to deliver spam to the sewage system for recycling.

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Old December 17th 17, 02:09 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham J[_3_]
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Default Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

AnthonyL wrote:

[snip]


There we are - on the way to designing the ultimate delivery system
and clear the streets of of all that furniture.

Just need now to deliver spam to the sewage system for recycling.



More seriously - and talking of sewage - our village is suffering major
road works while the water company installs a new public sewer.

The procedure is to cut a deep trench from 3 metres deep down to 5
metres deep and to lay the pipe at the bottom. The chaos and
inconvenience is significant.

Surely it must be possible to use some sort of tunnelling machine for
this work - and surely such a machine should reduce the cost of the work
quite significantly?

So why do they use such an old-fashioned technique?

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Old December 17th 17, 03:18 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Davey
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Default Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

On Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:09:56 +0000
Graham J wrote:

AnthonyL wrote:

[snip]


There we are - on the way to designing the ultimate delivery system
and clear the streets of of all that furniture.

Just need now to deliver spam to the sewage system for recycling.



More seriously - and talking of sewage - our village is suffering
major road works while the water company installs a new public sewer.

The procedure is to cut a deep trench from 3 metres deep down to 5
metres deep and to lay the pipe at the bottom. The chaos and
inconvenience is significant.

Surely it must be possible to use some sort of tunnelling machine for
this work - and surely such a machine should reduce the cost of the
work quite significantly?

So why do they use such an old-fashioned technique?


See or listen to: "The Gasman Cometh" by Flanders and Swann.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyeMFSzPgGc

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Old December 17th 17, 04:20 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham J[_3_]
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Default Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

Davey wrote:

[snip]


So why do they use such an old-fashioned technique?


See or listen to: "The Gasman Cometh" by Flanders and Swann.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyeMFSzPgGc


They wrote about the EU (then the Common Market). Time for a re-hash
about brexit ...???

And you're right, building does seem to be stuck in the mid 1950's.

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Old December 18th 17, 05:17 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Mark[_7_]
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Default Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

On Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:51:08 +0000, Graham J
wrote:

AnthonyL wrote:
On 15 Dec 2017 03:04:25 GMT, 7 wrote:

Java Jive wrote:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42338067

And they got a better speed over 2m than I get via copper over 6 miles.

Now you dunnit.

BT (British Telecum), Openroach and Offcum are going to steal your idea and
install wet strings with repeaters every 2 meters to deliver
superior than copper broadband experience and avoid installing fibre.

It will probably drag on for another 15 years of multi-billion pound
government hand outs while they perfect
a krone tool master bation tool equivalent such a wet string blow job
machine to cut and measure said string length +/- 0.001 mm before installing
to avoid unnecessary use of repeaters every 199.999mm for example.

And they are going to try and make sure it can only be
operated by someone wearing shirt and tie.

Anyone wearing sandals would cause the machine to just melt
and fuse into a heap of junk.


All the water companies have to do is add salt and you can have
broadband down your tap.




The electricity company could provide power that way - connect the live
feed to the water supply pipe and the neutral return to the sewer!

For heating and cooking, they could dissolve natural gas in the water, also.

Little waterproof capsules could carry letter post (rather like the
pneumatic change & receipt systems you see in some large department stores).


Do they still do this? I don't recall seeing any of these for about
40 years.

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