The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Images > Image of the Day

Image of the Day Images that will blow your mind - every day. [Blog] [RSS] [XML]

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-20-2019, 12:16 AM   #1
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 66,585
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.

link
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 03:47 AM   #2
Carruthers
Junior Master Dwellar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Buckinghamshire UK
Posts: 3,633
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.
__________________
Carruthers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 08:17 AM   #3
Undertoad
Radical Centrist
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Cottage of Prussia
Posts: 30,178
On the US side they terminate at a dirty, unlabeled warehouse in Wall Township, NJ, next to a Jiffy Lube and Joe's Pizzeria.

(That is how you do it people. Don't advertise where your good shit is.)
Undertoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 11:40 AM   #4
Diaphone Jim
Professor
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,215
1539?
Actually South America was fatter in those days.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:O...rldMap1570.jpg
Diaphone Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 01:37 PM   #5
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 66,585
South of the Equator gets less respect, look where the put New Zealand.
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.