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Average Internet Speed in European Countries (current data)

Average Internet Speed in European Countries (current data)
Fun fact, the company responsible for the high speeds in Romania (RCS&RDS aka Digi) is also responsible for the vast internet improvement in Hungary after they expanded there.  

This is what I get from Digi in Romania for about 10 euros/month

Fun fact, the company responsible for the high speeds in Romania (RCS&RDS aka Digi) is also responsible for the vast internet improvement in Hungary after they expanded there.

Tiny population concentrated in a single city helps, and it's very wealthy country.

As the current frontpage post is at least three years old, I created a graph with current data. It is quite interesting to see how the average speed almost doubled in some countries over the years. If someone is more talented than me to create a better looking image, feel free to download the raw data at https://bulling.mobi/downloadspeeds-rawdata.csv

Why do you need so many versions of Linux?

Architectural details inside the mosque of Cordoba

Architectural details inside the mosque of Cordoba

This is so gorgeous, and props to the Spannish people for being able to keep something like this in such a great state, this is also a big part of theirs History a common one with Morocco.

I‘ve been there and it‘s really fucking cool (figuratively. It was like 43C). If you are ever in Andaluce, which i can only suggest you visit, go there. Also visit the Alhambra in Granada if you want to get absolutely blown away.

Also a secret pro tip for anyone visiting Cordoba: There‘s a really small Tapas place in the middle of the city called La Tata. Eat there. You will not regret it. It‘s super cheap and really really great. (Edit: i don‘t quite remember the exact location, but if memory serves me right it was in Calle de la Clara or somewhere around there.)

Now you are a thief that told us where he stole it from :p

(j/k)

Source, so that I don't seem like a picture-thief.

A tiny 'lollipop' church in Oia, Santorino, Hellenic Republic

A tiny 'lollipop' church in Oia, Santorino, Hellenic Republic

They are flag masts.

Could maybe some Greek help answering what purpose those colourful poles serve?

How much does 1l of milk & 1kg of bread cost for someone on the poverty line (% of at-risk-of-poverty threshold per day)

How much does 1l of milk & 1kg of bread cost for someone on the poverty line (% of at-risk-of-poverty threshold per day)

Yuss Romania is the first and Bulgaria isn't. Today is a good day.

How much does 1l of milk & 1kg of bread cost for someone on the poverty line (% of at-risk-of-poverty threshold per day)

part of the post "28 shades of EU poverty"

sources: Eurostat / Numbeo

more data of the research can be found here: https://jodi.graphics/2018/01/20/28-shades-eu-poverty/

So the poverty threshold in Romania is what, 2 lei for bread and maybe 3 for milk? If 5 lei is already almost 50% of the daily threshold that means it's only 10 lei a day, a whole 2 euros.

Not sure I understand. Does this show purchasing power or poverty level?

Average internet speed across the European Union

Average internet speed across the European Union
Average internet speed across the European Union

Why DOES Romania have such high speeds?

edit: I'm reading on the subject now, and it is quite interesting actually. Brb learning română to destroy you all in Dota

I feel obliged to turn to this again

http://i.imgur.com/BHjPcJB.png

Rates of women killed across Europe

Rates of women killed across Europe
Don't forget about the fact that "one in four homeless people are women"

Don't forget about the fact that

I wonder what the other 3/4 is?

You can't ask such questions, that's sexist \s

Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat.

—Hillary Clinton without a trace of Irony.

Seriously, you can complain a lot about female persons being discriminated against in the work place but as far as becoming the victim of violence or robbery male persons are just more often the victim.

People have this weird conception as well that females are more likely to be robbed than males which is the inverse.

EU reminds Apple it still has to repay €13bn in taxes after Apple announces it will pay $38bn in US taxes

EU reminds Apple it still has to repay €13bn in taxes after Apple announces it will pay $38bn in US taxes
EU reminds Apple it still has to repay €13bn in taxes after Apple announces it will pay $38bn in ...

If I remember correctly they appealed the decision and deposited 13bn into a bank until the end of the ruling. So if the ruling will be they still need to pay, bank will transfer those funds to Ireland, if Apple wins the case, bank will transfer money back to Apple.

TLDR: Apple already gave up the money, they are waiting for court ruling

and deposited 13bn into a bank until the end of the ruling

Apple might have deposited it into one of their own bank accounts.

But Ireland was asked to collect the 13bn to put them into an escrow account. Which I think they have not done yet.

TL;DR: no they haven't

Tim Crook can't hide for much longer. Tax cheats and frauds was accepted for far too long in the name of 'technological progress'. It's time to move from word to action. If the Irish want to continue to shelter tax frauds(or sorry, is that "financial planning", a.k.a. legalised theft) then they have to be pressured much more strongly too.

This absolutely is one of them, the fact that Apple needs to be taken to court to pay their taxes is ridiculous in the first place. If they want to profit off of our consumers, they should abide by our laws instead of evading taxes until someone finally sues them.

Czech lower house votes to lift immunity of prime minister

Czech lower house votes to lift immunity of prime minister

Sanity prevailed.

My wishlist for 2018: Zeman out of office and Babiš in prison.

The greatest part for me came when he called the Czech Republic a country where it's possible to commission and construct a fake case with the participation of "mafia-like" police forces and dishonest media... even though it was his own party that controlled the justice department for the past four years and he owns however many major newspapers.

As much as I despise the current state of Czech politics, I'd much rather have the institution of political immunity abused than live in a system where bogus criminal accussation are used to eliminate one's political opponents. Better to have a couple of frauds go unpunished than open the door to dismantling the democratic order.

Let's build a bridge to Europe after we Brexit, Britain's Boris Johnson suggests

Let's build a bridge to Europe after we Brexit, Britain's Boris Johnson suggests

As an engineer:

43km

absurdly dense sea traffic lane

I'm gonna go with: "Politician says shit he doesn't understand because he doesn't know how stuff works"

We're going to build a bridge and make Europe pay for it. MBGA

You guys know the Oosterscheldekering? Part of the engineering challenge there was the fact that it's 9 km long and there's something like 6 meters difference between low and high tide. It was an absolutely massive undertaking that took a huge combined effort of industry and government. Not to mention public commitment to the project, since it ended up costing 2.5 billion euro, and it took like 10 years.

This would be over twice the length of the Oosterscheldekering. AFAIK the tide in the English channel is one of the strongest in the world, with 11 meters difference in height at the narrowest part. The construction would take years and almost certainly impact one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. And then the cost, would you be ok with paying 1 billion euro for it? Because that seems to me like it would be a very low guess. Somewhere in the order of 10s of billions seems more likely.

All in all, on a scale of 1 to 10 I'd rate the likelyhood of this happening at "I will go to the store, buy a fedora, and eat it if this happens"

We'll add it to your bill, don't worry.

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