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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I just watched this vid. Truly amazing! Wait till you get to the math, wunderbar. This dude is right up there with Einstein and Newton. Yes, Albert and Isaac. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG5cEik2ABY

First he exposes those rotten cable companies and those filthy cable manufactures for bilking us on a daily basis. Then comes the conspiracy theory: what those high speed providers are hiding from us.

Yep, you only need 2 ethernet cables, a scissor, 8 inches of electrical tape and good old fashioned American know how. He wraps one cable around the other and tapes the ends so no electricity will leak out.

I had a hunch my electricity was leaking out and this dude proves it.

Plugs that into his ethernet jack and whamo! Double you internet speed.

Proves it in two ways. First, a surface integral and then a net speed test. He gets double the download and 17 times the upload speed. The amazing thing is the cables are not connected in any way, just wrapped at the ends together. Must be some sort of electrical osmosis.

I wrapped four cables together and sealed the ends real good. No electrical leakage here I tell you. Guess what my speed is? Over 20 megabits download and 17 megabits upload. This is amazing because my provider only has a top speed of 10 megabits! Must be due to the quantum tunneling effect first predicted by Raymond Chow. Those 4 wires act like a giant antenna capable of sucking up all the bandwidth on my block!

I only need a few more cables...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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This looks very ironic. Yup, it's ironic. I couldn't help but just laugh at the guy. I wonder if he is serious or is he just trolling, but I am even more concerned about are the people who actually did this.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No one did it. He knows little about mathematics and even less about circuitry. Also, he is not a very convincing liar.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I think it would've been even easier to say something like "s=v*t, so when we double s, the v (i.e. speed) is doubled!"

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That wouldn't have convinced anybody either. The viewers noticed he switched his connection and that is what resulted in a different speed.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Even better. I stuffed my ethernet cable straight into the soil outside the window. That way the whole Earth acts as the increased area. My connection is now so fast that it downloads pages before I even request them!

Bob

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is fine but I would ask that you do not do that. For one thing the electrical leakage will leech into the soil, causing the entire earth to glow like a lightbulb.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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It's OK. I saw your post two days ago (ahead of you posting due to my new internet speed) so I've already taken care of it. I've connected my house electricity supply to the Earth to take off the excess, so now I have free electricity as well. If there's any surplus I'll sell it back to the grid.

I'm just wondering if I can send a post back to 1975 and buy some Mircosoft shares.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I thought since ethernet cables are apparently magical. I just strapped mine to my head. Now I have perfect mind to modem communication.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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No, Bob! If you increase the power of electricity in the UK, then the power of electricity in Australia will decrease! That could slow down phro's post for decades! The whole Australian part of the net would be cut off from the rest by a gap of a few years!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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No, stefy, that's not so. Down here in the "Land of Tomorrow" that can never happen to us, for "tomorrow never comes".

*Last edited by phrontister (2012-09-28 03:06:02)*

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi phro,

Now I too am worried. If Australia is the Land of Tomorrow, and also tomorrow never comes, that appears to mean that Australia never comes, which is strange gramatically, but appears to mean Australia doesn't exist.

So you are in some sort of virtual reality.

That would explain a lot.

No wonder you disobey the laws of gravity.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I firmly believe that Phrontister or Phro does not exist.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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There's a difference between {doesn't exist} and {virtual reality}.

If Phro doesn't exist then post 11 doesn't either => the statement about 'tomorrow never comes' wasn't said.

We are in danger of a logical paradox here.

{virtual reality} is a safer conclusion because you can learn things from vr.

Bob

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What post #11?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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This post 11:

No, stefy, that's not so. Down here in the "Land of Tomorrow" that can never happen to us, for "tomorrow never comes".

Oh I get it. Because you believe he doesn't exist, you also cannot see the post.

But I can, so it would appear this virtual reality works differently for each of us. Maybe we are all in our own virtual reality.

Certainly the guy from post 1 is.

Bob

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What post #1? Never mind that for a second.

The question is, if post #11 does not exist and you copied it and pasted it into post #16. What would it look like?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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You guys are becoming confusing.

Let's see... The text from the non-existent post #11 was copied and pasted. But, although it was copied and pasted, it is a different object and doesn't depend at all on whether Phro exists or not. You should be able to see it, bobbym.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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See what?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Bob posted this: "No, stefy, that's not so. Down here in the "Land of Tomorrow" that can never happen to us, for "tomorrow never comes"." Do you see that text in post #16? It should be inside some sort of a grey box...

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I see post #16 but there is nothing inside that box. How could there be?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I sure am wondering why your post is blank. I mean I see your signature and the avatar of someone wearing a bearskin but nothing else. If this is your idea of a joke...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Ever tried posting an empty post? If you have, you should know that an empty post is impossible to post.

Let's try this. Can you see the words:

No

stefy

that's

not

so.

?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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When you are copying non existent material even paste can not work. I see that, yes.

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