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Dual mode router

An obvious development
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"Router" has more than one meaning.

One is a woodworking tool <link>.

The other is a data management device <link>.

BorgCo have decided to combine the two.

The design team have therefore prototyped a high speed wireless router.

This is a battery-powered rotary woodworking tool which supports 802.11a and g protocols, DNS and DHCP, and has an integral firewall.

Now, it's possible both to reprofile pieces of wood and support a WAN/LAN installation, simultaneously, using the same piece of equipment.

8th of 7, Dec 22 2020

Router https://en.wikipedi.../Router_(computing)
Very useful [8th of 7, Dec 22 2020]

Lie Nielsen Router Plane https://www.lie-nie...arge-router-planes-
This is what the folks in the olden days used to use for all their internet traffic. [zen_tom, Dec 22 2020]



       Do you have anything else you want to ask before sentence of death is carried out ?
8th of 7, Dec 22 2020

       Why stop at two modes? Surely a third mode could compete robotically in a long-distance horse race?
RayfordSteele, Dec 22 2020

       Will this range of workshop tools also include a drill that makes holes in things, instructs people how to march properly, and broadcasts loud, violent rap music?

And a screwdriver with a hollow hip-flask-like handle full of vodka and orange juice?
hippo, Dec 22 2020

       And a saw that no longer sees?
pocmloc, Dec 22 2020

       And a hammer that processes pork.
pocmloc, Dec 22 2020

       And a light switch that controls a light bulb as well as network traffic.   

       5 Cat cable: run wires by placing 5 cats each with a coil of wire next to the router, and an open can of tuna next to each networked device.
sninctown, Dec 23 2020

       You will roux the day!

       No that was just wrong.
As you were.

       There shall be a device to hold the workpiece, and it shall be something so vile that I refrain from mentioning it here.
neelandan, Dec 23 2020

       made for the pun [-]
Voice, Dec 23 2020

       In British English, "route" is a homophone of "root", not of "rout". In Australian English, "root" is not a homophone of "route", but is a synonym of "fuck".   

       However, since "debauch" is a medieval French metaphor from "being away from your workbench", this is of no help whatsoever.
pertinax, Dec 23 2020

       I thought debauching was something one did at the edge of a forest or wooded area?
pocmloc, Dec 23 2020

       That's "debouch", is it not?   

       <Adds original meaning of "debauch" to extensive list of interesting yet completely useless facts/>
8th of 7, Dec 23 2020

       Depends on taste
pocmloc, Dec 23 2020

       //"Router" has more than one meaning.//   

       "Bus" has more. Perhaps you could make a large PCI-E x16 slot with a 1000Amp+ capacity at 300kV into which failed members of the public are encouraged for transport reasons. "I know it looks strange, but trust me, it's an electric bus, take a seat, it will be good for the environment and you'll get where you're going in no time."   

       // French metaphor from ""being away from your workbench",//   

       I'm suspicious. On one hand, it would mean that a state of debauchery is the default for the population of France. Which makes complete sense. However, for them to generate that metaphor, it would mean they would understand the meaning of work in the first place, which is a bold claim. Maybe it's a loose term for sections of Europe? Debauchery: France, Spain, Italy & Greece. Non- Debauchery, Bauchery if you will: The rest.
bs0u0155, Dec 23 2020

       //but the root is also said to be a word meaning "workshop," which gets toward the notion of "to lure someone off the job;//   

       - if you read all the way to the end of the Etymonline link, without getting lured off the job.
pertinax, Dec 23 2020

       ... by strong drink, gambling, tobacco, and negotiable affection, presumably...
8th of 7, Dec 23 2020

       Presumably the job is in the bushes.
pocmloc, Dec 24 2020


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