Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
143 posts

Master Geek

Reply # 222860 8-Jun-2009 23:13
Send private message

lmao i just had to lol after reading this :) you guys are all hilarious on a good note that is :)

3000 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 222870 8-Jun-2009 23:36
Send private message

"duct" tape is (was) actually quite often referred to as "Duck" or more commonly "Gaffa/Gafffer" tape.

lol at humour and lack-of-it.

Saw an article about installing your own fibre if you are a farmer. If you can make a business case and sign up some neighbouring farms to make getting the fat i'net backhaul worthwhile, it's actually proved quite viable, especially for the blistering speeds they got.. Labour force/machinery etc can be collimated into one project often for free or "barter".


153 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Reply # 222880 9-Jun-2009 01:20
Send private message

marmel: As a farmer you no doubt have more skills than MacGyver. Get out there and dig it up, take a length of number 8 wire, a small knife which you no doubt would have in your pocket anyway as all farmers do, a length of string and some duck tape.

Within an hour or so I'm sure you will be connected to the main line, maybe an hour and a half if you have to keep yelling at your dog.

edit: the above advice should only be taken if you are actually a farmer and not a townie with a "lifestyle" farm and a ride on mower.

Love it!

1) I'm not a farmer
2) It appears you know nothing about farmers/farming
3) Any farmer would have more life-skills/enginuity than non-farmers.
4) What are you, 10?
5) It seems you don't even know the basics; 'DUCK tape'?? WTF is that (Townies version of 'Duct' but they just hear it and think it's 'DUCK'
6) Funny how you wasted time typing that up to get to no point what so ever just to look like a right arrogance.

Lighten was a funny satirical reply: he didn't mean you any harm Smile. Connecting to what is likely to be a major long-haul fibre is not the least of your worries: it's easy enough, as you can probably just hang the cable to your house on some poles rather than burying it. That Telecom fibre will be single mode and is likely to be carrying traffic/data @ 1330Nm wavelength (could be 1550Nm but doubt it). Cutting into that will require optical-electrical hardware which is not cheap and which Telecom is likely to charge to you, and then there is the optical budget constraints which Telecom might not want to meddle with too much for a one-off drop.
The best option is probably to get a few of your farming community mates together and get some of the funding available so you can get a hook-up and then share the cost among yourselves, using wireless as the final distribution medium to your mates. And then there is Broadband PLC as an option.....

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.