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Whining packet mixers

Whining packet mixers

These packet mixers are the things that route data packets to the proper Internet
channel. They are customized versions of wind turbines, altered to stir data, not
air. Despite advances in sound-control technology, they emit a pleasant whine
as the stirring blades revolve in a circle.

Scientists have studied this problem for years. Outside consultants, including author
Ray Bradbury, have been here to try to unravel the secret behind the noise and to
develop a solution. Bradbury, who was amused by the noise, dubbed it "dandelion whine."

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Steve Ainsworth13-Oct-2006 18:31
Dave, what key is the whine in? Certain keys will cause animals to behave strangely. A coyote was actually filmed trying to mate with a jackrabbit near some of these structures. Nice photo, by the way--has a pleasant surreal quality to it.
Dave Beedon25-Sep-2006 10:17
Dan, that's right, but reversed currant also makes a lousy jam.
dan dunn18-Jul-2006 10:19
If you reverse the currant they make a nice breeze
1moremile17-Jul-2006 18:27
Ray Bradbury was a genius. He also carries practically the same opinion of a disgusting American weasel that I carry.
1moremile16-Jul-2006 02:17
Oh. that makes sense.
Dave Beedon28-Jun-2006 01:45
Larry, they don't whine when the blades are still.
1moremile28-Jun-2006 01:20
Nice photo , Dave. I am sorry I don't hear anything though.
AcroChik 17-Mar-2006 04:21
Very good photograph.

Good humour, as well.

"Pleasant whine."

And even Ray Bradbury!

I'm still chuckling.
Dale Doram10-Mar-2006 04:39
Hi Dave:

Nice windmill shot. Thanks for stopping by my gallery.

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