Ran across this guy performing on O’Connell street in Dublin today.
If you’ve ever wondered how data gets from one continent to another on a terrestrial level, the Submarine Cable Maps site is a pretty good roadmap. They gather data from TeleGeography and compile it into a very useful format, using Google Maps to display loads of information about the line, who owns it, the bandwidth, etc.
Wondering how those communication lines are dropped down to the bottom of ocean? The Discovery Channel did a pretty decent documentary on it here:
TE SubCom also has a pretty interesting video on how they tackle undersea lines (a bit of PR in this video, but the explanation of the methodology makes up for it).
So the next time you visit a site hosted in another country, think of the folks that helped to make that happen, and the amount of work it took.
First off, this video is several years old.. well the original is anyways. Digitally remastered! Or something like that. This should probably be watched at least once a month. 🙂
Just now catching up on Super Bowl adverts (really, my favorite part of the game) and came across this, which I thought was great:
I would totally do this as a team sport.