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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-10 11:56
Subject: 'Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of quarter-inch tapes'
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Or in this case, a pigeon carrying a USB memory stick.
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2009-09-10 10:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's awesome. :)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-10 11:51 (UTC)
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There's also the '747 full of DVDs' example.

Of course, latency sucks, badly.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-10 11:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, not quite, since it wasn't working with datagrams.

But RFC1149 has been implemented.
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Korenwolf
User: korenwolf
Date: 2009-09-10 11:15 (UTC)
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Damm I was about to post the same story :)
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-10 12:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, the Beeb and the Reg both did before me, so why not?
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Sheep with a guitar
User: sbp
Date: 2009-09-10 11:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Your latency is terrible though.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-10 11:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
VoIP ... speak ... very ... very ... slowly
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Christer "Mort" Boräng
User: khrister
Date: 2009-09-10 12:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
William Shatner, is that you?
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jon_a_five
User: jon_a_five
Date: 2009-09-10 12:42 (UTC)
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Hack the pigeon,
Hack the pigeon,
Hack that pigeon nowwwwwwwww!
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-10 12:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
/me bans jon_a_five
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aardvark179
User: aardvark179
Date: 2009-09-10 14:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So... An Albatross with an SSD drive for communicating with your offshore data centre?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-10 14:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hmm. Dolphins may be better all-weather options. And they'd have higher capacity, I guess.
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Silly Swordsman
User: silly_swordsman
Date: 2009-09-10 14:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, but they'd have to be clad in tinfoil to deflect the laser beams from the sharks.
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Nik Whitehead: Raven
User: sharikkamur
Date: 2009-09-10 16:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Raven
I suspect we'd use trained ravens for data transmission here. After all, they are a tried and tested technology with a numinous user base.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-09-10 16:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Probably less prone to packet loss in that environment.

(edit: I was thinking of the pigeons, rather than your local tendency to consider dolphins as food.)

Hmm, mixed protocols: given both pigeon and raven based networks, do the ravens interfere with the pigeons?

Edited at 2009-09-10 04:33 pm (UTC)
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Nik Whitehead: Raven
User: sharikkamur
Date: 2009-09-10 17:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Raven
I think that depends on how hungry the ravens are.
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