At the ammusement park, they make kids go through twists and turns on
the roller coaster. The kids come out of the ride wobbly, can't talk,
and sometimes barf on the sidwalk.
I think the last phone guy might have used twisted pair wire, for my
phone. The electrons come out wobbly, and I can't tell what people are
saying. Maybe I should call em back and ask for straight wire, so the
electrons don't sound so funny at the receivers?
I think it's most likely the other way around. The use of twisted pair
reduces the interference of changing magnetic fields on the
voltages/currents in the wires. That would give better reception. Take a
I remember one time long ago my Mom was on the phone and she was
complaining about the static. It was before the days of cordless
phones. I was over by the counter and I picked up the cord and started
twisting it and going through all kinds of gyrations and ask my Mom if
she thought what I was doing had anything to do with her problem. She
screamed at me to put that wire down so she could hear. She really
thought I was choking off the words running through the lines.
I'm actually a persecuted minority. North European. My ancestors were
German and English. Everyone discriminates against my type (fat,
balding white guys). Since I actually have held a productive job, I'm
not qualified to be in the O'Bonzo administration.
On Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:17:34 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"
This is the second time I've noticed you make a nasty crack like this.
For a member of the LDS, that claims to be Christian but instead of
love has a history of persecution of Blacks, of keeping Blacks at the
back of the bus and out of the Mormon priesthood, which every other
Mormon male over the age of 12 joins, you have a lot of nerve
complaining about YOUR self-imagined persecution.
There may be other racists here but they don't brag about belonging to
a racist church. Oh, yeah, your church claims it's changed, but
apparently not before they taught you (and how many others) their
hateful lesson. If they changed, how did you turn out the way you did?
How do they treat you at church when you make your racist wisecracks?
They laugh, don't they, and congratulate you, or you wouldn't tell
them here too. Did you raise your children to be pigs?
Why learn more? If you're His ambassador, who's going to want to
learn more about Him. You're an embarrassment to Christianity and a
disgrace to Mormonism. Or it's likely you're an advertisement for
what Mormons are really like.
It took me a while to get that, but it's pretty funny. Right after the huge
tree in my front yard was taken down, I began to notice young neighbors
appearing right in the area where the tree had been. At first I couldn't
figure out what was going on. Druids? Treehuggers in mourning? "Why are
all these different kids come out to stand one by one in front of my house,
pacing around with the hands on their heads?"
Then I saw the cellphones and realized that they had walked around until
they could find a strong signal on their phones. Apparently I own a "sweet
spot" now that the big tree is gone.
Phone call "quality of service" is but one of many ways we've given up
something to accept new technology. None of the phone conversations I have
with people on various devices are of the consistent quality they when the
world was only analog landlines. I hear echoes, time delays, other
conversations, doppler shifting Star Trek sounds and the cackling of the
Devil himself on the lines. I wonder if this is the new status quo and it
will never get better?
In the same vein, I used to be able to watch at least three major TV
stations in my basement on a portable analog TV with a little snow - now all
I get is buzz and "failure to receive" on every digital channel.
You know that times are changing when a company advertises a cell phone you
can watch Avatar on. *Why* would you *want* to watch Avatar on your
Or they're still programmed to talk by that tree. The difference being that
you can see them now. ;-)
I doubt it. It's "good enough". Any new bandwidth will always be put to
Other uses. ;-)
LOL! I can't imagine spending tens of hours on the phone per month. I don't
"get" text messaging, either. Email, fine. SMS?
SWMBO uses an hour or two (kid is out of state) on her cell phone. I think I
use *maybe* ten minutes a month on mine (when she calls). BTW, we have no
Your phone is meant to be used while seated in a swivel chair, which became
popular in the fifties. As you converse, it is natural for a person to
rotate themselves in the chair, offering themselves a different view.
This is why twisted pair was developed.
If you notice the downlead wire from the pole to your network interface box
(on your house), it is standard "side-by-side" two conductor wire, because
it would be silly to expect one's house to spin around.
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