By Bernie on 19 May 2012
For a long time I could not understand why so many people mistakenly believe that Islam is a religion instead of what it really is: a savage, violent, brutal political system bent on world domination.
Before the Internet came along one could make the excuse that it was difficult to hear sermons in mosques calling for the destruction of the infidel world, but today with an abundance of YouTube videos where Muslims in their own words tell us the true purpose of Islam, what excuse is there?
At first, I thought my fellow Americans who misunderstand Islam are simply misinformed, ignorant, badly educated, naive and plain stupid - but then I read this:
Yahoo! Shine, 12 Shocking Hoaxes for April Fool's Day
2007 Google introduces TiSP (Toilet Internet Service Provider), which supplies free broadband via the sewer system. A user flushes one end of a fiber-optic cable down his toilet; an hour later, it's recovered and connected to the Internet by a team of Plumbing Hardware Dispatchers. Chat rooms are filled with interested parties asking, "Can this be true?"
So I thought to myself if people exist who believe one can get broadband service by flushing a cable down their toilet, then it's clear that those who likewise misunderstand Islam are indeed simply misinformed, ignorant, badly educated, naive and plain stupid.
N.B. It should be noted that Fiber to the Home can be run through sewer pipes as well as any other conduits.
Govtech.com, Running Fiber Through the Sewers
Many current U.S. FTTH networks (in about 85 cities) deployed fiber underground via trenching or other alternatives. Trenching involves digging a three-foot channel in the public right of way, which is not only costly, but also highly disruptive. Then there are alternatives like microtrenching, which while still in the public right of way, requires a smaller duct -- about half an inch wide and less than a foot deep. This method is still disruptive, though less so, and is estimated to cost less than half the cost of traditional trenching, according to OSP Magazine.
On the whole, 16 percent of North American households have FTTH broadband connections, compared to 34 percent in Japan, according to the Fiber to the Home Council. Many of these international locales that offer FTTH -- like Tokyo, Paris and Vienna, to name a few -- are using the sewer approach, which saves money. The reason for that is simple: The wastewater system already exists, so there are no costs to run separate lines for fiber-optic cables.
However, getting the Internet by having a cable sticking out of your toilet bowl and connected to your computer is really incredibly unbelievable.
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