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Science and Technology links (January 26th, 2018)

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  1. In practice, there remains a lot that can be done with respect to network latency. Real world web sites have huge latency due to a complicated collection of factors. The most significant of these (I believe) is the sheer number of “outsourced” connections required to complete a page, couple with the inability of the browser to reasonably render the page until many key pieces of media have been fetched.

    One can take a typical commercial website that takes in excess of 5 seconds to load (far from uncommon), and by the simple adding of dimensions to its all images make it present all its text in under a second, with no need to redraw once the images started loading.