Anyone Remember When Fiber Optics Was Brand New?…


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Date: July 10, 2020

01) The Future of Fiber Optics


I tried to find the very first commercial, where Candice Bergen introduces the technology of fiber optics in the early 80’s…before any common person had even heard of such a thing…

Really wanted to share that one, because it’s the one commercial I remember…but I kept running into other things.

My internet service has been really spotty as of late…Just last night, I tried to download something…at which point I was informed it would take an estimated 314 hours +, at the download rate it was currently at…

For the past month or so, I’ve been spontaneously losing connection to the internet…or some websites would become inaccessible…or accessing them would be painfully slow…and you’d get a lot of “X is handshaking with X” kind of messages…as it took forever to actually get something to load up…

I’ve suspected for a good while now, that my phone company [aka, ISP] was doing some type of major work on the lines…

…What I didn’t expect, was for them to send me a brand new modem…and a promise that faster speeds are on their way [with no specifics, of course]…

Upon visiting their blog…I about fell over, when I realized they are actually doing it!…They’re replacing the old phone lines with fiber optics…Holy crap, no way!…

…only about 35 years later than they should have…

I never expected this…the phone companies have refused to make this change, for decades…despite that we’ve wanted it for decades…particularly for the internet…

…but I live very rural, out among the corn fields…and when you don’t live inside a city, town or village, you literally get overlooked when it comes to this sort of thing…It’s like the old cable TV issue…If you lived “to far” outside of town, it wasn’t available to you at all…

They do have GB [“gigabits”?] speeds in the nearby community…but we’ve been stuck at less than 180 KB per second service, for years…

I’ve been contemplating contacting the service that offers it…But I know we could not get it out here…not from them…I’ve wanted it, though.

The new modem is hooked up…I’m accessing the internet through it…I’m just waiting for increased speeds…while still suffering through the agonizing slow works, and spells of “down” time…

I’m actually really excited about this…as it can be a game changer, where it comes to sharing media…

…but in the immediate moment…my internet access is really, really, really crap…most of the time…

It’s frustrating…and I’m probably going to take a few days off…literally…

I have no idea when we will be on the other side of this change…nor exactly what to expect…but I’m already paying pretty high for my internet access…plus, I’m getting bent over, to cover the cost of this new modem…So, I expect to experience absolutely no skimping, or being shuffled down to any lower speeds, by my ISP…When other people are getting to do it for twenty dollars a month…I also expect to be able to down load that 10 GB file, within a 20 minute time window…or whatever the norm is, on fiber optics.

I really want this over with…I’m very tired of the crappy internet connection.

According to their blog…it seems that GB speeds are the goal.

This is very welcome…but the transition is hell.

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Album: Serenity…


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Date: July 09, 2020

Serenity [19:55]

01) Swimming In Light


02) Widdows Path


03) Serenity


04) Shadow


05) Stirring


06) Thorax


It’s been a while…so, let’s release a new collection of tracks.

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Trump Makes A Religious Promise Impossible To Keep…


Date: July 08, 2020

01) Trump Makes A Religious Promise Impossible To Keep


“Trump vows to “protect” a statue of Jesus that IS NOT IN THE U.S.A. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.

President Donald Trump’s determination to preserve iconic statues and monuments is so profound and all-consuming that he’s apparently extending his policy abroad.

In a round of new digital ads, the Trump re-elect asks people to support the president as he stands up to the angry mobs trying to tear down iconic memorials. In one specific ad, the endangered statue that the campaign spotlights happens to be the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Citation:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-camp-vows-to-protect-brazils-most-iconic-statue-from-left-wing-mobs

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Tucker Carlson Attack BACKFIRES…


Date: July 08, 2020

01) Tucker Carlson Attack BACKFIRES


“Tucker Carlson is a right-wing hack. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who lost both legs in a 2004 helicopter crash during the Iraq War, hit back at Fox News host Tucker Carlson by asking if he wanted to “walk a mile in my legs” after he suggested she and other Democratic leaders “hate America.”

“You’re not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she served in the military,” Carlson said in the opening monologue of his Monday show. “Most people just ignore her. But when Duckworth does speak in public, you’re reminded of what a deeply silly and unimpressive person she is.”

“These people actually hate America,” he said, adding later in the show that Democratic leaders “despise this country.”

Citation:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/07/tammy-duckworth-slams-tucker-carlson-suggesting-she-hates-america/5389191002/

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Krystal and Saagar BLAST cancel culture meltdown over Chomsky, Rowling letter defending free speech…


Date: July 08, 2020

01) Krystal and Saagar BLAST cancel culture meltdown over Chomsky, Rowling letter defending free speech


“Krystal and Saagar talk about the Harper letter on free speech that ignited a twitter debate over trans rights and other free speech topics.”

Anyone against this letter, is entirely insane.

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