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    And to all our other SA members

    I just heard on our radio that they had a test between Telkom (the largest SA broadband provider) and an 11 month old carrier pigeon called Winston.

    Winston carried a 4Gb USB stick 60 miles in 1 hour 8 minutes, and the data upload took an hour. In the same time Telkom managed to deliver 4% of the data Of course there were rules for the contest:


    They included "no cats allowed" and "birdseed must not have any performance-enhancing seeds within".
    BBC article here:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8248056.stm

    Last edited by nihil; September 11th, 2009 at 08:04 AM.
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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