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Re: Benefits of Cairo backend over Ghostscript for PDF

From: Kenneth Wolcott
Subject: Re: Benefits of Cairo backend over Ghostscript for PDF
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 08:38:01 -0700


On Sun, Mar 19, 2023 at 3:41 AM David Kastrup <> wrote:
> Andrew Bernard <> writes:
> >> On 18/03/2023 11:44 pm, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> >>>> Hi Werner, With NBN in Australia, the speeds are amazing.  [...]
> >>> Well, a great percentage of the world does not have such amazing
> >>> circumstances...
> >
> > Well as I said, I don't know. I thought America would be way ahead.
> The political system in the U.S. considers bribes by lobbyists a First
> Amendment protected variant of free speech.  As a consequence, cable
> companies receiving government subsidies for implementing broadband
> coverage save a lot of money if instead of increasing broadband coverage
> they bribe the politicians responsible for implementing oversight or at
> least ensuring there is a reasonable chance for competitors to get
> access to the market.
> The FCC government agency responsible for regulating cable companies has
> currently spent more than a year headless, with lobbyists sabotaging an
> appointment for the leadership position after the last one had left.
> Sometimes it is not sufficient to be good at developing technology...
> --
> David Kastrup

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