How does fiber optic cable work

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+26 1. batman34 commented 12 years ago

very interesting and educational video.
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+18 2. huldu commented 12 years ago

#(removed comment) You'll always have a ping. It's just the form of means that your signal actually reached the host. If you can't reach the host you can't connect to it hence you can't even play cs. The greater the distance the higher the latency, or ping in this case will be.
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+5 3. Burimi commented 12 years ago

really useful video
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+6 4. DarkPegasus commented 12 years ago

Red safety googles for a green laser?
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+5 5. blackd commented 12 years ago

#4 well you seed them as red because mostly red light passes trough and is being reflected.
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+1 6. HellsVacancy commented 12 years ago

Waaaaaaaaaaay over my head man, interesting though, id like to know how computer chips work, you know, INSIDE it
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+3 7. cretia commented 12 years ago

magnets #6
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+1 8. IceIsIce commented 12 years ago

My head Hurts :S
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+4 10. medicino commented 12 years ago

yet most people does not have a clue how hard it is to connect two continents, it remainds me of the Louis CK interview with Conan Everythings Amazing & Nobodys Happy :D
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+5 11. h8isgr8 commented 12 years ago

How fiber optic cable is made....
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+1 12. orion commented 12 years ago

Standardly inaccurate explanation for kids. Most technologically useful fiber cables are so thin you mustn't use description with rays. You must treat light as a wave, then you see that there is no bouncing, just a few (or even better, one) modes of uniform propagation, where the wave has a constant cross section.
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+3 13. davor1387 commented 12 years ago

There is allot more than that but i guess in its simplistic form its affective. We studied this form of media for about half a semester.
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+1 14. NotFirst commented 12 years ago

44.35 degrees... Right, got it!
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-5 15. TesticleTom commented 10 years ago

"Total Internal Reflection"

Total? I think not.

If it were 'Total' internal reflection, we wouldn't be able to see it from the side as it leaves the bucket. Some light escapes.