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There’s a great little post on XKCD examining the speeds of data delivery–especially useful given today’s confirmation that Saturday USPS delivery is shutting down. It’s long been the case that if you need to send someone a lot of data–like, a few hundred gigabytes–it’s faster to just FedEx the hard drive. But internet throughput is growing steadily, whereas FedEx’s delivery capabilities have a distinct cap–so when will the internet truly be faster than FedEx? Read the post here.

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