Do you have Cable Television?

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Do you have Cable Television?

Unread post by Seth Milner » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:31 pm

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Re: Do you have Cable Television?

Unread post by O Really » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:57 pm

I doubt it would work, and can't find any reference to the method other than that one vid. Why don't you try it and let us know.

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Unread post by O Really » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:31 pm

Well, what I know about electricity is that it comes from a switch. But seems like there would be more out there about that "fix" if it worked, and the cable people would know about it and make it unworkable. Just thinking.

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Unread post by rstrong » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:24 am

Seth Milner wrote:Do you have cable TV? I saw this video on YT, looks interesting.
Let's watch....

The premise of come channels being amplified and not others applied to *some* old cable systems. Thought often it wasn't the cable box being told what to filter. The signal was sent full strength through the network, and filters out at the pole or streel-level distribution box filtered out channels.

More "modern" analog systems - in use from the late '80s onward - actively scrambled the signal. There were many ways this was done. In *some* versions of this, suppressing the horizontal and vertical synch signals - there were claims that by adding an inductor to the cable you could get the signal to stabilize. But it never worked for most people because, again, there were many different scrambling systems.

Today most North American cable systems are digital, with encryption and compression handled by the DigiCipher 2 format. It has nothing to do with amplifying the signal; the cable company remotely tells your cable box which channels can be decrypted. The original signal - even non-encrypted - never gets through to your TV, because it not in a format your TV can use. Pass it through and amplify it, and your TV still can't use it.

So no, adding an inductor won't work in the age of digital cable, and VERY rarely worked with analog cable.

Also, his premise that inductors will amplify a signal is pure rubbish. Inductors don't do that.

Also, the only metal in a CD is aluminium. It's nonmagnetic, so not an inductor.

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Unread post by rstrong » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:30 am

Other videos from the same guy:

- Double your phone storage for free. By temporarily wrapping it in a towel with a couple AA batteries and putting it in a pan.

- Instantly charge your phone. By wrapping it in tinfoil when you charge it.

- Double your CPU speed for free. How to get an Xbox One S for free. Tripple your WiFi speed for free. Etc. Etc. Etc.

It's a practical joke channel.

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Unread post by rstrong » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:13 am

The classic Seth Milner "when I posted that goddamned stupid thing I was only joking" response.

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Unread post by Seth Milner » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:21 am

rstrong wrote:The classic Seth Milner "when I posted that goddamned stupid thing I was only joking" response.
You'll have to forgive me. I forgot that only serious, non-humorous, spiel is to be posted in these forums. My bad.

Essentially, what you're saying is, that "unless you're an asshole, keep humor to yourself". Got it; carry on.
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Seth Milner wrote:
rstrong wrote:The classic Seth Milner "when I posted that goddamned stupid thing I was only joking" response.
You'll have to forgive me. I forgot that only serious, non-humorous, spiel is to be posted in these forums. My bad.

Essentially, what you're saying is, that "unless you're an asshole, keep humor to yourself". Got it; carry on.
You were serious when you posted it. But OK, you were actually joking if that's what you desperately want people to believe. Sure.

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Unread post by Seth Milner » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:54 am

rstrong wrote: You were serious when you posted it.
So you're not only a full-blown asshole; you're also clairvoyant. Impressive.
I'm betting you have a sign in your yard advertising your palm-reading business as well?
If I apologize profusely for all my comments to you, past and present, will you tell me the next winning Powerball numbers? I'll share.

What a jerk you are. Stay your ass in Canada.
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Seth Milner wrote:
rstrong wrote: You were serious when you posted it.
you're also clairvoyant. Impressive.
Nah; I was just going by what you posted.
Seth Milner wrote:Stay your ass in Canada.
Stay your ass in a Trump rally, you bigoted, racist, misogynistic, stupid little shit.

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Unread post by Seth Milner » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:10 pm

rstrong wrote: Stay your ass in a Trump rally, you bigoted, racist, misogynistic, stupid little shit.
Can't do that since I don't have directions to your house.
rstrong wrote:Why is everyone looking at me like that?
Because you're looking in a mirror when you spew those names; those labels fit you to a tee because they can be applied both ways.
Sorry.
You got that shit right.
(btw, 6'3'' is hardly "little"; shows you're clueless)
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Unread post by rstrong » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:25 pm

Seth Milner wrote:(btw, 6'3'' is hardly "little";
Says the "journalist" frequently shown incapable of researching his own claims.

:bs: :lol:

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Unread post by Seth Milner » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:57 pm

rstrong wrote:
Seth Milner wrote:(btw, 6'3'' is hardly "little";
Says the "journalist" frequently shown incapable of researching his own claims.
:bs: :lol:
You're doing a great job of parroting your hero. You must sorely miss him.
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Unread post by rstrong » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:28 am

Seth Milner wrote:You're doing a great job of parroting your hero. You must sorely miss him.
Spoon-fed Tea Party wingnuttery, you don't think anyone else is capable of independent thought or conclusions either.

"Journalist" :lol:

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Unread post by Seth Milner » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:27 am

rstrong wrote:Spoon-fed Tea Party wingnuttery,
You're a fine one to accuse someone of being spoon-fed. If it weren't for your dance partner, you'd be an illiterate mute.

you don't think anyone else is capable of independent thought or conclusions either.
Just you.

"Journalist" :lol:
"Intelligent" . . . :sleepy: :crybaby:
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Unread post by rstrong » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:55 am

Seth Milner wrote: :sleepy: :crybaby:
"Journalism."

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