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Regarding the internet undersea cables - only hard work because:

- cable installation is slow, tedious, expensive work

- sharks are trying to eat the internet

- the internet is as vulnerable underwater as it is underground

- spies love underwater cables

- governments are turning to submarine cables to avoid said spies

- underwater cables are not easy to repair, but after 150 years, we've learned a trick or two

- the internet's undersea backbone is built to last for 25 years.

Polar_Bear  ·  617 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre

Great and interesting article. Couldn't agree more.

This is so well explained: 'Shitposting is the act of throwing out huge amounts of content, most of it ironic, low-quality trolling, for the purpose of provoking an emotional reaction in less Internet-savvy viewers. The ultimate goal is to derail productive discussion and distract readers. “The Great Replacement” is a clear and brutally obvious example of this technique.'

Polar_Bear  ·  617 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: NASA: Space Travel Is Causing Astronauts’ Herpes to Flare Up

"Only six astronauts developed any symptoms due to viral reactivation. All were minor," said Mehta. Even so, there it is: an article with a title that generalizes a minor event.

Polar_Bear  ·  617 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Algeria's Perpetual Protest

The significance of Mr Bouteflika's resignation cannot be understated. He has been in power since 1999, so almost half of the country's young population have only known him as president.

There is no doubt that this is the end of Mr Bouteflika. A senior party figure in the ruling party, Hocine Kheldoun, said in a TV interview on Thursday that the long-serving leader was "history now".

Interesting video, I like it! But such a sad reality... The UN projects that Bulgaria’s population will fall from 7.2 million to 5.2 million by 2050. Currently, more than 1 million Bulgarians live abroad—most of them in the EU.