September 20, 2018

Google builds its own subsea cable from the US to France

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By Frederic Lardinois From TechCrunch Google, like all major internet companies, often participates in building new subsea cables because it wants to own the connectivity between its data centers around the world. Those cables are typically built and owned by a consortium of companies (and sometimes shared by competitors). Now, however, Google is building its […]

Facebook and Microsoft’s big undersea cable is finally finished

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BY MONICA CHIN From Mashable  More than 17,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, there now lies the “most technologically advanced subsea cable,” providing up to 160 terabits (Tbps) of data per second — beating Google’s alternative, now poorly named,“Faster.” The cable is the handiwork of Facebook, Microsoft, and Spanish telecommunication company Telxius. Construction on the […]

World travelers, social butterfly among Fla. airport victims

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  BY TAMARA LUSH, JEFF MARTIN, BEN FINLEY AND DAVID PITT Associated Press From The Olympian FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. At least four of the five people killed in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting were on vacation, headed for cruises that promised sun, sand and fun. They were collecting their luggage when a gunman opened fired […]

Commemorating courage on Lynnhaven Bay

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By Jorja K. Jean From The Virginian-Pilot Come early in the Morning. In View of the Fleet – a grand Sight! 32 Ships of the Line in Lynn Haven Bay just under the point of Cape Henry…. — Jonathan Trumbull, governor of Connecticut and secretary to Gen. George Washington TO GEORGE WASHINGTON, the sight must have […]

The Editor Speaks: A smile

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I thought today I would try and make you smile. As I write this today is Monday and what better than to start the week with a SMILE. According to Wikipedia: “A smile is a facial expression formed primarily by flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth.[1] Some smiles include a contraction of […]