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Pigeon Turns Out to be Faster Than S. African Net

Postby Egaladeist » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:49 pm

"The results are in: it's faster to send your data via an airborne carrier than it is through the pipes.

The media outlet reporting this triumph said that it took the pigeon just over 1 hour to make the 80km/50mile flight, whereas it took over 2 hours to transfer just 4% of that data."

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Re: Pigeon Turns Out to be Faster Than S. African Net

Postby Morganlefay » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:04 pm

Already posted here Eg

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=12920

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Postby Egaladeist » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:06 pm

Opps :D
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Postby Morganlefay » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:51 pm

No worries...we could just Taz this thread and go off topic..'

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Re: Pigeon Turns Out to be Faster Than S. African Net

Postby THE Doctor » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:07 pm

lol.. the Pidgeon was faster than the speed posting of the Eg-man
.. The trouble with life is there's no background music..

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Postby Aspman » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:31 pm

Morganlefay wrote:No worries...we could just Taz this thread and go off topic..'

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Postby dinowuff » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:20 pm

Aspman wrote:Can I get my shorts back?


No but you can explain how they ended up on my bedroom floor :angry1:
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Postby Morganlefay » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:20 pm

I was wondering whose those were. 8)



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Postby dinowuff » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:21 pm

^ & ^^

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Re: Pigeon Turns Out to be Faster Than S. African Net

Postby Aspman » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:44 pm

dinowuff wrote:
Aspman wrote:Can I get my shorts back?


No but you can explain how they ended up on my bedroom floor :angry1:


Tequila :imsorry:
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Re: Pigeon Turns Out to be Faster Than S. African Net

Postby Morganlefay » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:36 am

Tequila...............hahahahaha

That will do it fer sure...never lost me knickers though...but did walk into a pole <ouch> :?

I know forsure Harry has some of those kind a tequila stories....such as the misplaced cell phone <snicker>

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Re: Pigeon Turns Out to be Faster Than S. African Net

Postby THE Doctor » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:18 pm

Driving home this afternoon I spied a pair of dead Pigeons on the side of the road.

This concerned me on two counts: First.. Nasty Packet collision if Winston and Co get going we will see more of this!

Then How much data was lost in that data crash, 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64GB?

My wife comments.. I wonder if the birds chances of survival would have improved if they were not Gigabit carriers

Would we see a new series of term to go with these birds.. like
Gigabeaks 1024 bids on the data route,
Pigeon Hole = Lost data,
Lofted data = Birds resting enroute
.. The trouble with life is there's no background music..

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Re: Pigeon Turns Out to be Faster Than S. African Net

Postby |3lack|ce » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:18 pm

I just wonder how long it will be before the scriptkiddies figure out that a well-aimed slingshot == full on data theft, plus a nice flashdrive as a bonus.
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Re: Pigeon Turns Out to be Faster Than S. African Net

Postby dinowuff » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:11 pm

Morganlefay wrote:Tequila...............hahahahaha

That will do it fer sure...never lost me knickers though...but did walk into a pole <ouch> :?

I know forsure Harry has some of those kind a tequila stories....such as the misplaced cell phone <snicker>

:galdancin:

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LOL misplaced cellphone - that wouldn't be a Nokia phone now would it?
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