If they're tongue in cheek, their event, the "Broadband-In-Gas 2005
Conference", is for real. I just called the property where they're
putting it on, and they are for-real there (with big-time,
already-paid-for catering) on August 24 and 25. One of you San Diegans
might want to register for it. It's free to attend. Hell, I might go
if my schedule permits.
> Seriously tongue in cheek, folks...in the same vein as the WOM (write only memory) and DED (dark emitting diode, used to
> verify operation of the WOM).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Albert LaFrance
> To: Cold War Comms list
> Sent: 09 July, 2005 16:04
> Subject: [coldwarcomms] Re: Broadband-in-Gas?!
> The more I study the Nethercomm web site, the more convinced I'm beconing
> that it is a fraud or a joke. As one example, consider this following
> gibberish (click on "Technology", then "FAQ"):
> BEGIN QUOTE
> Q. Some gas utilities are using plastic pipe instead of steel, especially in
> new construction. How does that affect your system?
> A: The natural gas industry is indeed making extensive use of plastic
> natural gas pipelines which are of course spectrally transparent to us.
> Nethercomm literally broadcasts into the private spectrum contained in the
> natural gas pipelines (metallic or non-metallic) so while a grounded
> metallic pipe makes our signal propagation laughably simple. The natural gas
> pipelines are also conveniently buried as such we can transmit with
> sufficient power to easily traverse the plastics without interfering with
> any external transmissions.
> END QUOTE