It's Friday again! My favorite day of the week. :)
Here's my question for this week's Aloha Friday.
The other day at work, someone asked me a question. He'd been sitting at his computer and just happened to really look at all of the cables and cords coming out of it. He noticed that a lot of the cords have a round cylinder thing near the end and he realized that he had no idea what it is or why it's on there. So he asked me, thinking of course that as the resident 'IT' person I would probably know.
I have no clue. I've tried searching on the Internet, but without knowing what they're called, I get lots of information on how, where and from whom to buy cables and cords and lots of pretty pictures of 7,403 different kinds of cables - but no answer to the question. So, I turn to you, the blogosphere, to help me answer this, because it's going to drive me crazy until I know. I have a few guesses (some kind of surge protection? A 'terminator' of some type? Electrical jargon is not something I'm too up on) but really would like to amaze this guy with the correct answer. Somebody out there has to know, right? :)