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17 Apr 16:58

A QUIC update on Google’s experimental transport

by Google Chrome Blog
Last year we announced QUIC, a UDP-based transport protocol for the modern Internet.  Over the last quarter, we’ve been increasing the amount of traffic to Google services that is served over QUIC and analyzing QUIC performance at scale. Results so far are positive, with the data showing that QUIC provides a real performance improvement over TCP thanks to QUIC's lower-latency connection establishment, improved congestion control, and better loss recovery.


For latency-sensitive services like web search, the largest gains come from zero-round-trip connection establishment. The standard way to do secure web browsing involves communicating over TCP + TLS, which requires 2 to 3 round trips with a server to establish a secure connection before the browser can request the actual web page. QUIC is designed so that if a client has talked to a given server before, it can can start sending data without any round trips, which makes web pages load faster. The data shows that 75% percent of connections can take advantage of QUIC’s zero-round-trip feature. Even on a well-optimized site like Google Search, where connections are often pre-established, we still see a 3% improvement in mean page load time with QUIC.


Another substantial gain for QUIC is improved congestion control and loss recovery. Packet sequence numbers are never reused when retransmitting a packet. This avoids ambiguity about which packets have been received and avoids dreaded retransmission timeouts. As a result, QUIC outshines TCP under poor network conditions, shaving a full second off the Google Search page load time for the slowest 1% of connections.   These benefits are even more apparent for video services like YouTube. Users report 30% fewer rebuffers when watching videos over QUIC. This means less time spent staring at the spinner and more time watching videos.


Where do we go from here? Today, roughly half of all requests from Chrome to Google servers are served over QUIC and we’re continuing to ramp up QUIC traffic, eventually making it the default transport from Google clients — both Chrome and mobile apps — to Google servers. We plan to formally propose QUIC to the IETF as an Internet standard but we have some housekeeping to do first, like changing the wire format and updating our reference implementation from SPDY-over-QUIC to HTTP2-over-QUIC. In the coming months, we also plan to work on lowering handshake overhead to allow better server-side scalability, improving forward error correction and congestion control, and adding support for multipath connections.   


If you want to follow along or play around, feel free to check out the code and experiment with it, or join proto-quic@chromium.org as we continue to improve the Internet, one packet at a time.

Posted by SYN, SYN-ACK and ACK (also known as Alyssa Wilk, Ryan Hamilton and Ian Swett)
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Code Quality

I honestly didn't think you could even USE emoji in variable names. Or that there were so many different crying ones.
13 Apr 17:00

How Long Until They Notice?

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4gifs: Cat Ops. [video]



4gifs:

Cat Ops. [video]

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by Cyanide and Happiness

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Sharing is caring. (image via ninjapandav1)



Sharing is caring. (image via ninjapandav1)

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Karma. (tweet by @elsatanico)



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08 Apr 22:30

Anybody Have a Water Bottle Around?

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The Story of a Dummy That Got a Free Ride

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by admin

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The Rescue

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(photo by psychnosiz)

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31 Mar 23:41

Pull it.

by Ryan

Pull it.

Finally back in the posting saddle! Thanks to all who came out to ECCC. It’s my fav con of the year fo reals.

31 Mar 23:54

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31 Mar 00:28

RT @kaepora: By combining Haskell + Unicode, you can write perfectly functional programs...

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01 Apr 20:36

Sushi Bath Towel Concept by Jenny Pokryvailo

by Christopher Jobson

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Designer Jenny Pokryvailo came up with this amusing concept for a series of towels that when properly folded resemble different types of maki rolls. You may previously recognize Pokryvailo’s design work from her wildly popular (and equally quirky) Nessie Ladle, Sardine Paper Clips, and Rainbow Marker Set. (via Laughing Squid)

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“My friend sent an awkward memo at work today.”  - WindumArc



“My friend sent an awkward memo at work today.”  - WindumArc

31 Mar 16:30

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30 Mar 14:38

25+ Hilarious Pranks For April Fools’ Day

by Lina D.

Bathroom Is Occupied

Bathroom Is Occupied

Leave A Surprise For Whoever Redoes The Carpet

Leave A Surprise For Whoever Redoes The Carpet

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Make Dinner For Your Friends

Make Dinner For Your Friends

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Insect Lamps

Insect Lamps

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Attach An Airhorn To Their Seat

Attach An Airhorn To Their Seat

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Make Mentos Ice Bombs For Your Friends That Love Soda

Make Mentos Ice Bombs For Your Friends That Love Soda

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Fake Poop

Fake Poop

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Infest Their Office With (fake) Rats

Infest Their Office With (fake) Rats

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Hang Kim Jong Un On The Staff Picture Wall

Hang  Kim Jong Un  On The Staff Picture Wall

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Mentos Prank

Mentos Prank

Chicken Soup Shower

Chicken Soup Shower

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Balloon Prank Fake Out

Balloon Prank Fake Out

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Plant A Grass Garden In Your Coworker’s Keyboard

Plant A Grass Garden In Your Coworker’s Keyboard

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Offer Them Some Water In An Original Way

Offer Them Some Water In An Original Way

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Create An Infinite Loop Of Shopping Carts Around Their Car

Create An Infinite Loop Of Shopping Carts Around Their Car

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Install An Airhorn As A Door Wall Protector

Install An Airhorn As A Door Wall Protector

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Paint Soap With Clear Nail Polish And Leave It In The Shower

Paint Soap With Clear Nail Polish And Leave It In The Shower

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Leave This In Your Roommate’s Bathroom On April Fools’ Day With The Door Shut

Leave This In Your Roommate's Bathroom On April Fools' Day With The Door Shut

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Replace Air Freshener With Shrimp Scent

Replace Air Freshener With Shrimp Scent

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Flying Sausages

Flying Sausages

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Delight Their Taste Buds With Caramel Onions

Delight Their Taste Buds With Caramel Onions

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The Cage Copier

The Cage Copier

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Mouse Prank

Mouse Prank

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Become A Seat And Watch People’s Reactions

Become A Seat And Watch People’s Reactions

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Turn Their Cubicle Into A Bathroom

Turn Their Cubicle Into A Bathroom

27 Mar 04:03

“Found this in the kitchen after a party.” (photo via matto113)



“Found this in the kitchen after a party.” (photo via matto113)

26 Mar 22:17

“I took a panoramic picture of our living room. But my cat...



“I took a panoramic picture of our living room. But my cat decided to walk through.” -Jannik Görtz

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grinandclaireit: If I was gonna hire a dog walker off of...











grinandclaireit:

If I was gonna hire a dog walker off of Craigslist it’d be this guy

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - DIE OPPRESSORS!

by admin@smbc-comics.com
popular shared this story from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.


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