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Date: 07/10/12 05:15 PM

28 Responses to Behold, It`s Submarine Communications Cable [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18923 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    Link: Behold, It`s Submarine Communications Cable - This is what it looks like. It`s laid on the sea floor between land-based stations to carry signals across the ocean.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    I absolutely hate splicing fiber. But having to do it with that much shielding has to be a bitch.
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    tuxkamen Male 30-39
    83 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    Wow, are they just structural members? I agree with ggolbez on the fiber splicing. That would just plain suck.
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    GuiStuie Male 30-39
    119 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm
    @ggolbez Good thing the guys that splice this stuff are paid handsomely, otherwise that two thousand mile cable would turn up poo.
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    sdgwsdgwe Male 30-39
    3 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36829 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Wow. This is an all time low.
    A picture of a wire! OOOOOOOOO!

    Thanks Fancy, that`s very entertaining!






    Dude, whatever meds you are not taking....get back on them!
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3286 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm
    I`ll just go back to believing that the interweb is part of the fabric of space/time and I wont need to know where chicken nuggets or fajita strips come from.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm
    that post was so boring I passed out and hit my head on my desk....true I do that anyway but this time it was definitely because of this post.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3909 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    Agreed, splicing fiber is a pain in the a$$, polishing it is what really annoys me...
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    Magickrat Male 40-49
    535 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm
    Here`s an idea for Gerry & Jamie, since they seem to love to pitch a b1tch & cry every time they see something they don`t like in here. See that little "X" in the upper right hand corner? CLICK IT & SHUT THE FARC UP!
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
    1250 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    noobs wont understand the craziness of the shielding on this bad boy
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    I thought it was a sideways birthday cake for a 1 year old Borg
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33070 posts
    July 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm
    @handimanner: lolz! I though birthday cake for a second too! But Borg? That`s brilliant!
    Have been reading a lot of Manga lately, thought it was a Japanese Sex Toy. Heck, it probably IS used as one... Rule#34!
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 12:18 am
    Magickrat

    thank you for the enlightening and constructive criticism. Before you came along, I lived a life of darkness and worry, never knowing the truth about myself...then behold, you showed me the error of my ways!!

    and for that, all I can say in return is, stfu.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2375 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 1:03 am
    Hey Fancy, I get it! Thanks. If your ever in my neck of the woods I`ll gladly buy you a pint.
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    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 1:13 am
    The first thing I thought of when I saw this... Inner structure of muscles Spent too long looking at those things...
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 1:50 am
    It is an interesting picture, but not one that I would spend ages staring at. But then I am an engineer by profession and CGLI3466 certified as part on my range of skills. I agree with the other fibre people, that would be a beggar to splice. The intelligent amongst us do tend to look at such stuff.
    Now for the benefit of `jamie76` etc, let`s return to the juggling cats, pics of silly vegetables and hoards of imbeciles dressed in silly clothes infesting a shopping centre.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33070 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 2:51 am
    "...let`s return to the juggling cats..."

    NOOOO! Not That!

    Oh wait, wait, you mean "cats who juggle" not "cat being juggled"... of course!

    Phew! Here`s One Now!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36829 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 6:03 am

    @ Magickrat - and the differance between me bitching about a thread
    and YOU bitching about me is . . . what?
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 6:55 am
    I thought this was interesting.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 8:13 am
    I am suprised to see such few fibers in the cable. I found it interesting, but I work in the telecom industry, and I do splice fiber optic lines. The real chalenge for the splicers of this cable is locating the break, and bringing it to the surface. If these cables were not maintined, we could loose communication with europe. Then how would MacG upload pics of her tatoo and cat to IAB?
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2369 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 8:58 am
    Hey, looks like my speaker cables.
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    cyb2600 Male 30-39
    11 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 9:04 am
    Looks more like copper than fiber to me. Why would there be all that insulation and rf shielding on fiber?
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 9:18 am
    the steel cables are for strength, not rf shielding. To pull the cable up from the ocean floor, they drag a hook along the floor until they snag the cable, then pull it up. It has to be strong. Copper would be stupid to use for such a trunk cable, when fiber is available.
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    demonjas Male 40-49
    3 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 11:34 am
    The steel cables are for both protection against the pressure at depth and for the injection of high voltage DC to power repeaters along the sea floor.
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
    606 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 11:59 am
    @turdburglar
    Nice one!! Lol
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1074 posts
    July 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    this picture needs a scale
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    What do they make it as they go? How the hell would you carry an intact cable of that magnitude?

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