Some guys in the Czech Republic figured out how to broadcast data in beams of light capable of streaming DVD-quality video over neighbourhoods.( 10 Mbit/s full duplex Ethernet point-to-point link.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RON…
Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe predicted that the internet would collapse in 1996, promising to eat his words if not. In 1997, he took a printed copy of his column that predicted the collapse, put it in a blender with some liquid and then consumed the pulpy mass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
The data connection between the ISS and other modules is just plain old ethernet via the International Docking System Standard connector (page 73) internationaldockingstand…
ALOHAnet was the first computer network in the world to use randomized packet access to a shared medium and heavily influenced the development of modern protocols such as ethernet spectrum.ieee.org/the-ins…
Home AC power lines and outlets can carry Ethernet signals. youtu.be/ywQeJCa3jl8
Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, predicted in a 1995 InfoWorld article that the Internet would "catastrophically collapse" in 1996, and promising to "eat his words" if wrong. In 1997, he put his article in a blender and drank it at the International World Wide Web Conference. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
100Mb/s was reliably sent over barbed wire to demonstrate Ethernet robustness in a Broadcom showcase sigcon.com/Pubs/edn/SoGoo…
There is a supercomputer -- "Spaceborne Computer" -- aboard the International Space Station. "[W]e include standard Ethernet cables, standard 110 volt AC connectors and NASA-approved water cooling technology . . . We literally use the chill of space to pull heat out of the Spaceborne Computer!" news.hpe.com/one-small-st…
Ethernet is named after the Luminiferous Ether (or aether) once postulated to exist as an "omnipresent, completely-passive medium for the propagation of electromagnetic waves." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
Today I learned about a R&D company - Palo Alto Research Centre which was responsible for development of GUI, text editor, ethernet, LCD, laser printer, optical disk, OOP, MVC - all being elements of modern computing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAR…
Ethernet cables can transmit both data and power to devices makeuseof.com/tag/poe-can…
Gibson Guitar and 3COM developed an audio-over-ethernet protocol called MaGIC in 1999 that features 32-bit/192 kHz sampling rates (most audio interfaces today are only capable of 24-bit/96 kHz at most.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gib…
Today I learned of RFC1149 - Using Avian Carriers (birds) instead of Ethernet. Despite claims to the contrary it was accepted as a valid standard by the IETF ietf.org/rfc/rfc1149.txt
You can increase your computers WiFi using an ethernet cable, your cell phone, and a salad bowl marksinfinitesolutions.co…
In 1995, Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe predicted that the Internet would collapse and promised to eat his words if it did not. At a conference two years later, he took a copy of his column that predicted the collapse, put it in a blender with some liquid, and then consumed the pulpy mixture. ibiblio.org/pjones/ils310…
Xerox invented Ethernet, in the 70s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
Cat6 cable was invented for an Ethernet standard that was never adopted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100…
Xerox's PARC lab actually innovated many important aspects of the computer (GUI, Ethernet, the mouse, and more), but the company's management believed it was a waste of resources and did not incorporate it into their business model. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAR…
Ethernet is named after the "Ether" which was believed to exist our in space. It was also originally called Alto Aloha Network. ethermanage.com/ethernet/…
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) have their own Ethernet vendor code registered with IEEE standards.ieee.org/cgi-bi…
You can distribute power over CAT5 ethernet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pow…
In 1978, DEC, Intel, and Xerox together created one of the earliest ethernet protocols, also known as DIX en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIX…
Ethernet is named for the historical 'luminiferous ether' through which light was once alleged to travel through theregister.co.uk/2009/03…
How to repair a broken ethernet plug with a cable tie instructables.com/id/Repa…

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