Frontier left millions - MILLIONS - of American households on slow DSL rather than fast fiber, not because it wouldn't be profitable to connect them, nor because it wouldn't be profitable ENOUGH, but because it wouldn't be profitable enough OVER LESS THAN FIVE YEARS.
Those are the households trying to get their educations, do their jobs, seek medical care, stay connected to their families, tend to their finances, and engage in politics over infrastructure that dates to the previous century.
Happy International Workers' Day!
We whine about 8-hour workdays being long but we got it down to 8 hours 5 days a week literally through the blood and deaths of protesting workers demanding their freedoms while the police shot at them. Capitalism kills; your VC buddies and billionaire idols don't give a shit if you live or die.
I just tried out DeepL again and I'm baffled. It got even better since I last used it, and today I wouldn't have changed a single word in the translation.
Kinda crazy to think about it this way, but maybe we have to consider machine translation a solved problem (for formal texts anyways, I wouldn't want novels translated with it).
Selfie-to-anime GAN! Love the lighting-induced eye heterochromia, and, well, *everything* that happens with my hair! https://waifu.lofiu.com
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