【创业融资口语】Never deceive me.

别企图骗过我

2019-01-23
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Two days ago you told me that I was the building manager and that our involvement with our network partners ended at the rent we charged them

两天前,你说我是楼管

我们和网络合作伙伴的关系,仅限于网络出租费

Involvement [ɪnˈvɑlvmənt] n. 牵连

 

I disagreed ,  so this is what I did

我不同意,所以我是这么做的

 

I gave Mutiny a very specific set of benchmarks 

goals I want them to achieve

 in exchange for a reduced network rate of $3.5 an hour

我给穆特尼定下了一些参照,还有一些我要他们实现的目标,以换取将网络租费减到3.50块每小时

 

The floor you specified

也就是你设的下限

Specify  ['spesəfai ,  -si-]vt. 指定;详细说明;列举;把…列入说明书

 

I'm sure you did

当然了

 

This is beginning to feel like a pattern ,  Joe. How am I supposed to trust you if every

我觉得这有点成习惯了,你要我怎么信任你

 

Here's what happened

结果是这样的

 

They completed the first two in 24 hours

他们在24小时内完成了前两项

 

The third they deemed a waste of their time ,  but they didn't tell me that to my face

第三项被他们视为浪费时间,但却没有当面跟我说

Deem 美  [dim]vt. 认为,视作;相信

 

Instead ,  they decided to try and deceive me

而是企图骗过

Deceive 美  [dɪ’siv]v. 欺骗;行骗

 

Now you know how it feels

现在你知道那是什么感觉了

 

Here's the interesting part

有趣的是

 

Just to avoid doing it ,  they ended up using sophisticated Ethernet encode

为了避免那么做,他们用了复杂的以太网编码

Sophisticated [səˈfɪstɪˌketɪd] adj. 复杂的; 精致的; 富有经验的; 深奥微妙的;

Avoid  doing避免做某事;逃避…

 

And streaming data over line they were using to steal pay television

通过他们用来偷付费电视的缆线传输数据

 

The technology is called broadband

这项技术叫宽带

  

So new it's only being used in a couple college campuses and military bases

新到目前,只在几个大学和军事基地理由

 

Commercially it's too expensive and there's not nearly line laid ,  but...

商用太过昂贵,而且布线也远远不够 但是

Commercially [kəˈməʃəlɪ] adv. 商业上,通商上

 

But?

但是

 

10 years from now ,  it'll likely make modems irrelevant

10年后,这可能将淘汰调制解调器

 

These kids rigged it up on their own in a day

这些孩子一天内就搭建了出来

 

So what's your point ,  Joe?

你想说什么 乔

 

I think we should acquire them

我觉得我们该收购他们


 


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