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Author Topic: Photos from the Days When Thousands of Cables Crowded the Skies  (Read 1764 times)
Rogue Ætherlord
Canada Canada

Student in Techno-Shamanism and Lyncanthrope

« on: April 02, 2017, 11:29:38 pm »

What A Sight It Was:

The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

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Extract of the Dreamflesh article ''Path of The Sacred Clown''

United States United States

« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 01:51:45 am »

So what happened to the phone lines? Were they replaced with different versions, or were they all moved underground?
von Corax
Squire of the Lambda Calculus
Board Moderator
Canada Canada

Prof. Darwin Prætorius von Corax

« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 04:15:45 am »

Modern phone lines are all underground (at least in these parts), and most of the big multipair trunk lines have been replaced with fibre.

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By the Beans of Life do my thoughts acquire speed
My hands acquire a shaking
The shaking becomes a warning
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The Leverkusen Institute of Paleocybernetics is 5838 km from Reading
J. Wilhelm
╬ Admiral und Luftschiffengel ╬
United States United States

Sentisne fortunatum punkus? Veni. Diem meum comple

« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 07:41:41 am »

One of the things that called my attention in the USA, when I first came in 1987 was how popular wooden posts and power cables were, even in middle class neighbourhoods in San Diego, California. By the 1970s in Mexico City almost all wires had been buried along avenues of upper and middle class neighbourhoods, while in poor neighbourhoods electrical and telephone posts tended to be made of steel or a combination of steel and steel reinforced concrete. The wooden poles full of tar, bolts and cracking from multiple holes made by the special boot "knife cleats" that workers use to climb them seemed like a throwback in time to me, and a unique feature of North America.

Hurricane Annie
Zeppelin Captain
New Zealand New Zealand

« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 04:07:43 am »

I have overhead phone and power.  Most of the country is underground. They haven't got round  the  2  million or do residential  dwellings  to do it.
James Harrison
England England

Bachelor of the Arts; Master of the Sciences

« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 06:03:53 pm »

Can you imagine being the poor bloke who had to sort that mess out?!? ("Hey, Jimmy, can you come in early tomorrow?")

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