One of our own in the Guardian.

Bill Woodcock woody at
Sun Jul 14 09:36:47 UTC 2013

On Jul 14, 2013, at 2:12 AM, shawn wilson < at> wrote:

> You're on a continent with the second least amount of light pollution
> of all of the continents on earth (iirc) and are somehow surprised
> about bad net access? I would question the wisdom of planning a tech
> conference there, but not the facility itself.


Here's a trace to the same destination, from Cape Town:

woody$ ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=241 time=228.552 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=241 time=241.209 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=241 time=243.835 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=241 time=316.949 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=241 time=283.197 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=241 time=229.341 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=241 time=242.710 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=7 ttl=241 time=307.105 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=8 ttl=241 time=330.387 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=9 ttl=241 time=244.312 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=10 ttl=241 time=231.485 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=11 ttl=241 time=241.859 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=12 ttl=241 time=249.606 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=13 ttl=241 time=250.695 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=14 ttl=241 time=253.704 ms
--- ping statistics ---
15 packets transmitted, 15 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 228.552/259.663/330.387/32.060 ms
b8f6b1147369:~ woody$ 


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