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  1. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York scientists
    found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the
    conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than
    100 years ago.

    Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers in the weeks that followed, an
    archaeologist in California dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly
    after wards, headlines in the LA Times ?read: 'California archaeologists
    have found traces of 200-year-old copper wire and have concluded that their
    ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred
    years earlier than the New Yorkers.'

    One week later, the Greenville News, a local newspaper in South
    Carolina, reported the following: 'After digging as deep as 30 feet in his
    pasture near Travelers Rest in Greenville County, South Carolina, Bubba
    Mitchell, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely
    nothing. Bubba has, therefore, concluded that 300 years ago, South Carolina
    had already gone wireless.
     
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    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey, I didnt find any copper wire at my last dig, 90 million year old rocks, I guess we've been wireless for ... :lol:
     
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    You better hope that your walls are curved.
    The hounds know all about wireless.
     
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    Hmm the old absence of evidence is not evidence of absence trick.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Actually, if you think about it, Greg has a point. Communication replication without wires WAS used long before wired transmissions (think smoke signals, One if by Land, Two if by sea ... for humans and wolf howls).
     
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    Nice yeah I hadn't looked from that angle.
     

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