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dbarrow
12-08-2006, 09:10 AM
http://techdirt.com/articles/20061206/111617.shtml

It's Christmas season again, which means it's time for the newswires to be stuffed with company press releases that use yuletide gimmicks to bask their brand in (Christmas) lights. One wireless monitoring software vendor is gunning for press today by informing everyone that Christmas Lights deteriorate your Wi-Fi. Using the software they're trying to sell, the company concluded that light-up holiday decorations actually degrade your signal strength by 25%, and increase signal deterioration over distance by one-third. ...

*Turn off that tree! The laptop won't connect!

golfmore
12-09-2006, 12:06 AM
Kinda makes sense. Lights and wire are basically an antenna at 60Hz.....