Boy, and are we so happy. If the Puritans would have had DSL, they would have burned anyone who got it to work at the stake, because there is just no way to explain it in normal, naturalistic terms. Two hours on the line with the tech people, plus an assortment of used modems (none of them worked) combined to create an utterly dead connection. Finally, after days without net the combination of a cable from Tibi's dead-tech-object collection and the original modem all worked. Why, I ask? When the combined intelligences of SBC and 327 couldn't fix it. I even tried this combination before, to no avail. There are forces eddying in this room that have powers beyond our ken.