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Fake News or Is It?

Lord Chance

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#61
...and one I fully support, Bear!

I saw an interesting idea about threading optical fiber along the border. The sensitivity of the fiber would alert border watchers to illicit crossings and due to the sensitivity could indicate man, beast or vehicle by the mass it presented. More flexible to the terrain, less expensive for the tax payers and more palatable for those with my mindset.

I doubt this is the original article I saw, but it serves the same purpose - https://www.businessinsider.com/fiber-optic-sensing-technology-vs-border-wall-2019-2
While the technology is interesting the idea was never meant to be used on such a large scale. The original idea was to use it for military base security. Placing strands at preset intervals around a base in a hostile setting will help to pinpoint intrusion and help with weapons ranging. The weakness is that the fiber optics needs something to boost the signal after a distance. Damaging a repeater leaves a big hole in the coverage. It would be a constant battle to maintain the system which would drive the price up. You could never truly hide the repeaters. You would have to harden them somehow. Power and maintenance is the true cost of the fiber optics system. :)
 

Lord Chance

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#63
Out of the mouths of babes:

Caught having sex by our daughter, we calmly said that we were making her a brother.

She said do it doggy style as I want a puppy.
:eek::roflmao:

Careful with those Mate. I like to sip my whiskey without swallowing my shot glass. :lol: