I ordered a thing from a place in the US some weeks ago. The parcel tracker has now reported it on three different continents, and two of those after it already reached my own country.
Or possibly the parcel tracker is not entirely correct, or maybe it's just misleading me. I don't know, but I sure don't understand physical packet routing either.
@liw A famous (apocryphal?) result says that you can avoid congestion by routing to a random node on the network, then to final destination.
@bremner Interesting. Would you happen to have a reference? (Serious question.)
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