Episode 24

Shark-Proof Cabling


April 1st, 2021

1 hr 10 mins 31 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Welcome to Code Completion, Episode 24! We are a group of iOS developers and educators hoping to share what we love most about development, Apple technology, and completing your code!

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Today, we discuss:
Code Completion Club
• Indie App Spotlight, with three apps for you to check out:
• Highlighted by Damir Stuhec:
• Pro Wrestling Simulator 2021 by James Saeed:
• Replica by Tiago Martinho:
• Rumors around Apple TV, HomePod, and future Apple Silicon Macs
• The state of Siri and HomeKit

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Compiler Error

1 - A colony of electric eels was responsible in 2013 for disturbing the operation of fiber optic cabling resulting in significant packet loss to the islands of French Polynesia.
2 - In 2014, a security camera revealed that sharks were biting undersea fiber optic cabling, presumably attracted to the magnetic field emitted by the high voltage power required for optical repeaters.
3 - An undersea cable is technically referred as a submarine communications cable, and unlike the name implies, has little to do with submarines, but the cables were used as early as the 1850’s with the telegraph.
4 - It took more than a year to construct and install the MAREA cable, a 4000 mile cable connecting Spain to the United States, that can transmit up to 200 terabits per second..