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How The Internet Works In Pictures

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That's my phone line which connects me to the world; I'm not sure if having it wrapped round an old fence post with all the connectors hanging out is "best practice" but I had that Jacqui Smith down here with a pair of headphones fitted with crocodile clips once...

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Your broadband speed would be massively increased if you did not have that rather large "inductive load" artificially inserted into your line, by all that coiling!

Your broadband speed would be massively increased if you did not have that rather large "inductive load" artificially inserted into your line, by all that coiling!

I estimate it to be about 10 microHenries, which is causes a large inductive resistance at 2.4 GHz...

Having said that, thanks for sorting out the comment prob. The next prob is what we do about all this State snooping. One can hope for a libertarian Administration, which would repeal all that crud, but we'll have to call that "theory A" for some time.

Dang but that is offensive to the eye. The waste of material, the improvised looking alligator clip and tape connection, and of course the waste of line giving you an inductance problem. If it was me I'd be so tempted to buy the connecting kit and redo it but that probably carries a prison sentence if you are caught. I know, send the Japanese brace out there to do it. They may not have much English but if you use the illustrations in the kit and give them a couple of extra packs of ciggys, they'll probably do a better job that the guy or guys who did it first.

Jesus, this sort of looks like a lash-up or two I seen up by Minot last year, on Ferret Hutsenreiter's place where she ranches with her dad and husband Holt. He is Hidatsa and whenever he sees work like this laughs and says, "Damn Indians!"

It looks as if it were wired up by an Indian.

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