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xoxoxoBruce Monday May 20 01:16 AM
May 20th, 2019: Map Recycling
In 2015 an outfit called TeleGeography down in Washington, thatís DC not the hilly one, got sponsorship from an outfit called
PCCW Global in Hong Kong to make an up to date map of the intercontinental under ocean cables.
The drafting guy, after whining about having to draw the whole damn world, decided to have his buddy at the National Archives
steal a world map. The buddy being a good friend, and bribable, got them a nice map. A map that focused on the oceans,
Magnusí Carta marina from 1539. Thatís the year, not the price.
They just had to draw in and label the cables, but that was so easy they added some information about cable placing and maintenance.
They also added some of the hazards cables face down there and the primary enemy of the cables.
Then since they didnít have to draw the whole damn world, they had time to add some performance specs of the various cables
from the USA round trip to a few destinations. They did the same for Olde Blighty, and Hong Kong too
Last but not least they added some of the hazards the 44 ships and crews placing and taking care of these wet cables, face in
the performance of their duties.
I think I'd be asking for Mo Money.
By the way I lied, they didn't bribe a buddy to steal that map.
After 500 years only Disney could keep a lock on it.
Carruthers Monday May 20 04:47 AM
A GCHQ establishment being next door to the place where the trans-Atlantic cables come ashore on the north coast of Cornwall is pure coincidence.
Now, if you'll excuse me there's a helicopter overhead and some menacing chaps in dark glasses making their way down my drive.
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