[vcf-midatlantic] Greenbar printout DONE!

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Mar 1 05:05:13 UTC 2021

On 2/28/21 11:57 PM, Neil Cherry wrote:
>>    Big ink-jet printers being called "plotters" never irked me quite 
>> as much as "broadband", but it's still wrong, and my 
>> terminologically-obsessive brain just goes into involuntary "NO THAT'S 
>> WRONG YOU MORON!" seizures when I hear it.
> I took a course on networking (having worked in networking for about 20 
> years at that point) and
> the course described switching hubs as routing packets. I went a bit 
> nuts on the professor for
> the double whammie (it was on a test).

   The guy did that to you on a test?!  Wow what a dick.

   Yep.  Someone who doesn't know any better could be forgiven for 
thinking that switches "route" packets to the appropriate port, which 
they do.  But, we draw a distinction between routing and switching, 
because they happen at different layers of the dip.

   Just like someone could be forgiven for thinking "broadband" is 
"bandwidth that is broad" and thus has something to do with transmission 

   But, in my lifelong study of becoming the absolute best a**hole that 
a man can be, I forgive neither. ;)


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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