I am testing a new image delivery system. The new system should server you cached images local to your country (and most US states) so that you don't have the lag of overseas. By offloading the images to servers that can respond magnitudes faster I hope to help our non-north american players out. This should also greatly cut down on the number of server requests at a time, allowing us to focus on the dynamic content DG is full of instead of the static pictures. Some people with good static browser cache's, or those close to the dg servers, may not notice any change but hopefully the further from the servers you are the better your improvement will be.
This is currently in a testing phase and may be switched off at any time if I dont believe there is an improvement gained from teh system.