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Huh? What Did You Say?

Let me set the scene…I was deep into a mystery book (The Death of the Six Foot Teddy Bear) which I will be sharing information with you about later this week. And my husband said something…Here is what I heard…
“Huh? What are you talking about? We don’t have 6 cats! We only have 4!” I grumble back, trying to keep my miind focused on my book.
He replied, “I didn’t say anything about how many cats we have. I asked if you know where I put that CAT6 cable?”
“What? What are you talking about?” I ask, the magical connection with my mystery story broken.
“It is a computer cable, I need to find it. Do you know where it is?” He asks patiently.
My eyes glazed over… “Nope, no clue.” I returned to my mystery book. But in the back of my mind, the term bugged me, so I checked out Wikipedia to see what I can learn.
According to Wikipedia: Category 6 cable, commonly referred to as Cat 6, is a cable standard for Gigabit Ethernet and other network protocols that is backward compatible with the Category 5/5e and Category 3 cable standards. Cat-6 features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise. The cable standard provides performance of up to 250 MHz and is suitable for 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet). It is expected to suit the 10GBASE-T (10Gigabit Ethernet) standard, although with limitations on length if unshielded Cat 6 cable is used.
Yeah…okay…now I get it…uh huh, sure do. Do your eyes glaze over when you are confronted with modern day technical terminology?
Oh well…where did I put that mystery book, anyway?