Sunday, 24 January 2021

Video Library at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

 

Bare Oaks now has a video library that makes available some of the movies and videos that are in our collection. It is important to note that many videos are not consistent with naturist values. Many of them include content that is misleading, inaccurate, inappropriately titillating, sexist, objectifying, and exploitative. We have included them in the library because they offer context about how naturists were and are portrayed by mainstream society – sometimes with the cooperation of naturists themselves!

The video server also gives access to the live local television channels that we capture with the antenna on our tower. These are the same TV stations that you find in our guest rooms.

You can access it all on almost any internet device at video.BareOaks.ca but only when you are connected to our WiFi network. As members and regular visitors know, the first 30 minutes per day is free. But if you want to have additional time, you need to purchase internet tickets from the office. 




Friday, 15 January 2021

Fibre Optic Internet at Bare Oaks

Fibre Optic Internet at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Bare Oaks is now connected to the internet via a fibre optic connection. The image is of a single 'naked' core of fibre optic cabling coming into our telecom closet. Yet through that wire, experiments with 'flexible grid' technology have shown that you get get speeds in excess of one Tbps through a single core. What does that mean? Currently, we generally measure internet speed in Mbps. Gbps are 1,000 times faster and Tbps are a further 1,000 times faster! Of course, we have not contracted for anywhere near that much speed. But it means that as demand grows, we can easily increase our service. The cable coming into the park has multiple cores so our speed is, for our purposes, unlimited. We could build the first naturist server farm! 😁

This will not fix the problems that some people are currently experiencing with WiFi. Internet distribution on the property is still principally wireless. Foliage and the metal skin of trailers can pose a formidable challenge for 5GHz signals. So we will continue to do our best to improve access to some of the areas with poor coverage.