EffeteTrees t1_jdsg5ql wrote

The cables are bundles of incredibly fine fiberoptic strands. Each strand is used to the maximum- i.e. very fast state-of-the-industry optical switches cramming as much data through as possible. In terms of privately-owned globe-spanning infrastructure, I can’t imagine something more vital than these undersea cables at the moment.


EffeteTrees t1_jbosv1l wrote

Guantanamo needs to be emptied out. That prison is hypocritical to US values & and a total waste of money- how many prisoners are left there? 20 something? A whole overseas military prison complex for 20-30 aging afghan/Pakistani/Arab prisoners who’ve been in solitary for 20 years.

There are plenty of other military prisons, they’re just inconveniently located in countries. Lawyer up and deal with it. That’s my rant. Close gitmo.