From computer1, I've used a national ISP's DNS (ISP is called Free).
I'm on a computer2 now using a different (unknown) provider (still in France) and now I'm hitting the Nothern Europe server.
So it might well be the DNS.
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Interesting, I'm in the south of France and I'm hitting your "Noth Central US" server.
While it's possible, I find it hard to believe that my connection is faster, the latency between Europe in general and US is on the order of ~150ms while reaching sites in Europe usually takes on the order of ~40ms.
Just letting you know that you might want to revise your algorithm