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    Talking $499 ethernet cable

    Amazon is selling this "audio" cable for a "discounted" price of $499. That in and of itself is funny, but what had me rolling on the floor is reading through the customer reviews.

    Now UserFriendly has picked it up for the past couple of days in their comic strip. 1 2 3
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    Somebody pick me up off the floor !! ooohhh the pain !! i haven't laughed so much in ages. that is absolutely hilarious .

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    I guess it's not really an "ethernet" cable, but at that price, and with their claims, it's not important. This is the mother of all cables. Imagine, a cable designed for use in a home audio system that will "eliminate adverse effects from vibration". Son of a ..... I had no idea my music was feeding back through my cables, and screwing up things. I gotta get me one of these!

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    'Free shipping' though ...
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    Maybe it is rat proof
    Or maybe it is burn proof, or nuke proof?

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    kgroneman wrote:

    >
    > Amazon is selling 'this \"audio\" cable '
    > (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...roduct_top)for
    > a "discounted" price of $499. That in and of itself is funny, but what
    > had me rolling on the floor is reading through the customer reviews.
    >
    > Now UserFriendly has picked it up for the past couple of days in their
    > comic strip. '1' (http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20080618)
    > '2' (http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20080619) '3'
    > (http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20080620)
    >
    >


    It think the point people are missing is that the cable housing is sanitized and hermetically sealed, which prevents your valuable data from being infected by viruses. Security carries a price, you know.

    The best part about it, though, is I don't feel so bad for paying $79 for a fricking HDMI cable, now.

    Cheers,
    KV

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    Hurry!
    Only 5 left in stock--order soon (more on the way).
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    lol

    It just adds weight to the saying: "There's one born every minute"!

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    kgroneman wrote:

    >
    > Amazon is selling 'this \"audio\" cable '
    > (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...roduct_top)for
    > a "discounted" price of $499. That in and of itself is funny, but what
    > had me rolling on the floor is reading through the customer reviews.
    >
    > Now UserFriendly has picked it up for the past couple of days in their
    > comic strip. '1' (http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20080618)
    > '2' (http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20080619) '3'
    > (http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20080620)
    >
    >


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    ridiculous prices for kit that may produce sound improvements that will
    only benefit passing bats.

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    I just don't get all this "perfect audio" nonsense! It all sounds the same to me, I can't tell the difference between vinyl records and 128kbps mp3 files!

    Well, apart from the scratches and jumping of course .

    I kind of miss scratches, I had a "Police" record that had a scratch, and it always jumped in "Man in a suitcase", I always heard the song with the jump in it, and was thoroughly confused when I heard it without the jump! _.

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