posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 01:07 PM
I have been using Time Warner Cable for over 4 years now. I run a small, home based computer repair service, so I need a high speed connection. My TV
cable, I should mention I still have a CRT (Picture Tube) television, and my picture has been perfect on all channels. We have had a few outages of
late. I called Time Warner customer service, and they told me they were getting new servers online, and I asked them about getting a new IP address?
The nice woman told me that their IP service contract was ending, and they were getting a brand new, switching IP server, which they did. My service
is now faster than ever. I run Fedora 15 KDE 86_64 with Autoproxy and Modify Headers, and No-Script extensions installed.
The only thing I have noticed it the guide is not always showing what is on, some says: "To Be Announced." I am also running a Netgear modem so
others in my home can use their wireless laptops from my connection.
Would an EMP Pulse affect Time Warner Cable? Sure it would, were it strong enough. We have small EMP Pulse emissions all the time, from various
sources, but a big one from a Solar Flare, for instance, could knock out all communications satellites, and all electronic devices that use
Transistors, instead of Tubes, which is basically everything not an Antique radio. I would say a large pulse like that would fry all Transistors,
including the ones still in the factory, so it would take a long time to get it all back up and running again. Let's hope nothing like that happens.