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Baltimore Train Derailment Knocks Some Verizon Landline Customers Offline

Verizon Communications said on Tuesday that a Baltimore-area train derailment is impacting long-distance and data services for some of its landline customers. The company said it is waiting for a go-ahead from local authorities to inspect and repair damaged facilities at the site of the accident.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work