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Re: today's Wash Post Business section

  • From: Jim Popovitch
  • Date: Thu Dec 21 20:43:29 2006
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On Fri, 2006-12-22 at 11:36 +1100, Mark Andrews wrote:
> >(Hint - how much smaller would the spam problem be if end users actually
> >looked at their cable or DSL modem and wondered why the Tx/Rx lights were
> >on steady even though nothing was apparently happening?)
> 	Given the amount of noise on a cable modem flickering lights
> 	mean nothing.

My cable modem, and my Dad's, and my friends', flicker endlessly even
though when the computers are are shutoff (OK, my wifi router is still
on).  The flicker isn't from outbound traffic, it's from incoming crap.

-Jim P.