| From: Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie>
| Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 12:25:54 +0100
| I can't believe there are many houses where WiFi does not work
| from top to bottom. [ ... ]
there are _some_: at university, the (old, c.1930s?)
student houses were built using some sort of ceramic
block (possibly with a high metal content?) and (this
was in California, so due to earthquakes) heavy metal
rebars and very dense metal grid) --- thus making the
entire building, and many of the individual rooms, a
quite good Faraday Cage. radio and TV reception was
notoriously bad, and Radio Amateurs (Ham Radio) had
fits. and of course, the housing department didn't
want aerials on the outside, leading to, I presume,
a considerable amount of ingenuity in nonetheless
having/hiding aerials outside .... ;-)
| Are there people still using Ethernet?
Yes! for security, reliability, and speed, at least.
Experienced (20+ yrs) kernel/software Eng: | Brian Foster Montpellier,
• Unix, embedded, &tc; • Linux; • doc; | blf at utvinternet.ie FRANCE
• IDL, automated testing, process, &tc. | Stop E$$o (ExxonMobile)!
Résumé (CV) http://www.blf.utvinternet.ie | http://www.stopesso.com
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