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SlideshowTop 10 Bizarre Things Found Inside Telecom Hardware
Steve Saunders
8/23/2013
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Telecom equipment requires a clean environment to operate optimally. Dust and other forms of dirt can result in overheating, reducing efficiency and the overall lifespan of the equipment. But every now and then, engineers open up the cases in their wiring closets and find strange things inside.

Click the image below for a slideshow of odd things engineers have unearthed.

 

10. A silicon engineer's name etched with a microlaser.
10. A silicon engineer's name etched with a microlaser.

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8/23/2013 | 6:39:28 PM
Polly grip
The outside plant also is prone to some strange invasions: http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2013/03/photos_edgewater_parrot_nests_removed_from_utility_poles_along_the_palisades.html

This may have been a first-gen prototype for government surveillance.
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