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    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
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    Talking Sympathies to Cider

    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.
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    Ouch..

    But i feel that even with this embarassement the company still claims it's not there fault thus i cannot see this changing at all in SA..

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    Someone on Slashdot made a good point... The carrier pigeon is only half-duplex...

    The question remains though... was it an African pigeon, or a European pigeon?
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    I plan to do something like that here ..
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    @ westin

    It was a European pigeon. Pigeon racing is a big thing over here, particularly in my part of the UK, and the Brits spread the sport all over the Empire back in the day. Actually they are not true pigeons; they are domesticated rock doves.

    http://www.rpra.org/

    The Queen of England is patron of the sport

    Note the $35,000 first prize..........a single egg can change hands for over $2,000!!!!

    Even the colonials are in on the sport:

    http://www.canadianracingpigeonunion.com/



    The French have the record for the most highly decorated pigeon though........... one of theirs was awarded the Croix de Guerre.

    http://www.homeofheroes.com/wings/part1/3b_cherami.html

    He saved 200 New Yorkers from "friendly fire"......................he was on loan from the French Army.

    Someone on Slashdot made a good point... The carrier pigeon is only half-duplex...


    Not only that; it doesn't have a DNS server.....

    I plan to do something like that here ..
    You will have to train those ducks that can fly at 26,000ft to get over the Himalayas...............Peking Duck?.............ooops!
    Last edited by nihil; September 12th, 2009 at 08:16 AM.
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