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And yet despite this, the relatively limited traffic currently coming from the continent means that even in Nairobi, a substantial amount of traffic ends up routing through London or Amsterdam, producing 150-250ms round trip times, even to the most sophisticated companies with aggressively global solutions.

David E. Weekly added 8 new photos — at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. by (588 words).





Some miners are currently generating invalid blocks. Almost all software (besides Bitcoin Core 0.9.5 and later) will accept these invalid blocks under certain conditions.

Some Miners Generating Invalid Blocks 4 July 2015 (786 words).


The idea of Web Components and specifically their custom elements, is that you no longer depend on the browser to provide you with elements: you can bring your own. Many blog posts about the subject emphasise how exciting this is. Yes, this is exciting new tech. It gives website owners lots of freedom, but also a big responsibility. I think Web Components have their use case for the web at large, but I can’t help but feeling that for many websites, it will be too costly to create and unnecessary to use custom elements.

What kind of Web Components do we need? by Hidde de Vries (1822 words).



Animated gif: First a shot of a female rugby player with a bloody nose. Then a shot of a male football player who goes down wailing when touched.

It was this tweet that lead me to search on imgur for something more closely resembling an original.



At 71, Robert De Niro still looks just as radiant and youthful as he did before he became a dad of six. As he glides into an effortless downward dog during our interview — “Yoga is my bliss,” he tells me — you realize that this is a man who’s resisted the temptation of Botox and lip fillers but still looks every bit the glowing Hollywood ingenue. What’s his secret? “Swiss chard,” he purrs.

If Male Actors Were Described The Way Female Actors Are by Jessica Misener (1153 words).


Now, this stock market crash isn’t necessarily the precipitating event: I doubt it is, and even if we look back in 20 years in the sweet nuclear glow and conclude it was, we won’t know for some time that it is.

But we are in a world which is a ton more dangerous than most people, who buy into “the world is getting less violent” stuff are willing to believe.  Yeah, the world is less violent than it was for most of the post-WWII period, but such periods, well, end, when the conditions for them end.

Chinese Stock Market Woes and the Pre-War World by Ian Welsh (709 words).





Required reading.

Here’s the simple truth: if you’re competing in a modular market, as today’s publishers are, profits are slim at best, and you generally take what you can get from a revenue perspective. To put it another way, publishers today have about as much bargaining power as do Uber drivers, and we’ve seen how that has gone.

Why Web Pages Suck by Ben Thompson (1594 words).


Also required reading.

Note the common element to all three of these companies: all have managed to modularize the production/delivery of their service which has allowed them to move closer to the customer. To put it another way, all of this new value is being created by specialized CRM companies: Airbnb for travelers, Uber for commuters, and Netflix for the bored.

Netflix and the Conservation of Attractive Profits by Ben Thompson (1879 words).