The article at the top of this page is insightful in its research, fascinating in its composition, and eloquently constructed. You who have come to here, the bottom comment, to see what people are still talking about should jump back up there and read it.
Walter O'Brien is a fraud. You can't help but get that understanding from reading the article.
The article is not about the show. Like the show, hate the show, it's still not about the show.
There are many many forums to discuss the show. This is not one. Coming here to discuss the show is like overhearing someone saying "the parm is cheesy" and walking right to their dinner table, plopping your fat ass down, and saying "I love to play parcheesi!" and no matter how much they try and be polite and explain that no, we're just eating really cheesy parm you insist on staying, talking about parcheesi, and calling them rude for not listening to you.
Etiquette is important, and being tone-deaf to the dozens of people who have said "this is not about the show" reflects well on this forum that censors noone and on those who show courtesy and civility in the face of blatant disregard for all manners.
I close by adding one more thing. The article at the top (you *did* read it, right?) is about Walter O'Brien being a fraud. It is now about who YOU are or how old you are nor is it about me.
Yes, microwaves. It's a word people throw out as a lifeline to sinking sailors. Sadly the word is so obsolete because almost everything we do with radios now *is* microwaves.
Any frequency between 300MHz (100cm wavelength) and 300GHz (0.1cm wavelength) is a microwave frequency.
That includes every WiFi and Bluetooth device you have. It even includes those old 900MHz phones you threw out when you upgraded to DECT. Even garage door openers - the dumbest radio devices out there - are in the microwave band (315MHz).
You don't have to get gear from Ubiquiti (although I use their gear and like it) or Motorola's Canopy (although I've used that and like it) or ...
Pringles-can antennas and standard WiFi will work great. Or there's always the Ubiquiti radios.
The original program started in 1985 and back then the US portion of the Internet was the NSFnet and it did have one backbone. In 1993 the commercial Internet started and then there were multiple backbones.
Today there are unrelated long-distance fiber-optic Internet connections that link all sorts of cities and data centers. There is no "backbone" and there are no "backbones". All there are are tier-1 carriers, their links, and their interconnections.
Here, for example, is how AT&T transits IPv4 traffic to other providers. Note how many they are connected to. That means any traffic to or from those other providers are immediately shunted off AT&Ts network at the closest peering points. If you follow those other providers to their providers, peers, and customers, you'll see that the Internet of today --unlike 1985 or 1993 or 2002-- is very much just a spiderweb of interconnected networks.
Walter O'Brien is a fraud, and it's funny to see his supporters jump in here and ignore that the article is NOT about the TV SHOW. Surprised, right?
Then there are those who want to denigrate the posters on this forum. We have too much time. We're obsessed. We are socially inept. Except, of course, that by posting on this forum that same denigration applies to the poster.
Walter O'Brien is a fraud. His company is built on selling his fraudulent reputation. In an alternate world hypothetically speaking if he had died of a bad mosquito bite at birth, NOTHING would be safer, or better, except the TV show might have been affected. Good thing we're not talking about that, right?
Thank you, Anonymous Coward. Both your first name and last name are 100% correct. You are a coward. For you will not put your lackluster reputation behind your brilliant twit: > Wow [comma missing] someone has way too much time on their hands! Um [fragment]
Fortunately this shall not detract from the ultimate thread on how Walter O'Brien is a fraud. I hear that's now trending on google. In my opinion honesty is a good thing.
Real law enforcement video (that can be used in court) has either a frame-counter (so every frame has an incrementing number) or a timestamp with fractional seconds so every frame has a different timestamp.
This video doesn't. The video is clearly a composite (many different segments put together to make a longer product) sync'd with a soundtrack from a different video.
There is *no way* this is anything other than intentional. The sheer number of decisions required to come up with this, let alone post it, is second only to a lane-changer embarrassed to death. Suicidal death.