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Episode 24: Shark Proof Cabling

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⭐️ This Week's Topics

  • Rumors around Apple TV, HomePod, and future Apple Silicon Macs.
  • The state of Siri and HomeKit.

⚠️ Compiler Error

This week's theme: Undersea Cabling!

  1. A colony of electric eels was responsible in 2013 for disturbing the operation of fiber optic cabling resulting in significant packet loss to the islands of French Polynesia.
  1. In 2014, a security camera revealed that sharks were biting undersea fiber optic cabling, presumably attracted to the magnetic field emitted by the high voltage power required for optical repeaters.
  1. An undersea cable is technically referred as a submarine communications cable, and unlike the name implies, has little to do with submarines, but the cables were used as early as the 1850’s with the telegraph.
  1. It took more than a year to construct and install the MAREA cable, a 4000 mile cable connecting Spain to the United States, that can transmit up to 200 terabits per second.
Compilation Results

This time, Ben went first, followed by Spencer. Let's see how they did!

4. It took more than a year to construct and install the MAREA cable, a 4000 mile cable connecting Spain to the United States, that can transmit up to 200 terabits per second.

Both our completionists believed this to be true, because it was a code completion!

3. An undersea cable is technically referred as a submarine communications cable, and unlike the name implies, has little to do with submarines, but the cables were used as early as the 1850’s with the telegraph.

Ben had doubts about the long history of submarine communications cables, but this was also a code completion!

2. In 2014, a security camera revealed that sharks were biting undersea fiber optic cabling, presumably attracted to the magnetic field emitted by the high voltage power required for optical repeaters.

Spencer thought they would have thought about sharks eating cables before, but they didn't, since it was also a code completion!

Which means…

1. A colony of electric eels was responsible in 2013 for disturbing the operation of fiber optic cabling resulting in significant packet loss to the islands of French Polynesia.

That's right, the compiler error! Turns out electric eels were impacted by some undersea cabling, but they never caused such an incident before…

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