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FRONT PAGE  |  11/13/2019
FRIDAY, SEP 11, 2009  |  2 comments
Pigeon beats Internet firm in data transfer race
A South African company on Wednesday proved it was faster to transmit data by carrier pigeon than to send it using the country's leading internet service provider.

Local news agency SAPA reported the 11-month-old pigeon, Winston, took one hour and eight minutes to fly the 50 miles from Unlimited IT's offices near Pietermaritzburg to the coastal city of Durban with a data card strapped to its leg.

Including downloading, the transfer took two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds — the time it took for only four percent of the data to be transferred using a line provided by Telkom. ...


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djc49 | at the library  Find all comments by djc49
Fancier wrote:
"A South African company on Wednesday proved it was faster to transmit data by carrier pigeon than to send it using the country's leading internet service provider."
Does this mean that SermonAudio is going to use pigeons, for the comments board, in future?
That's one lousy ISP!
And that's South Africa's LEADING service provider!
Ha!

Good thing they got rid of "apartheid," huh ...
Nelson Mandela would be proud that his efforts have brought South Africa back to pre-carrier pigeon days!

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Hi, *rogerant*!

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Fancier  Find all comments by Fancier
"A South African company on Wednesday proved it was faster to transmit data by carrier pigeon than to send it using the country's leading internet service provider."

Does this mean that SermonAudio is going to use pigeons, for the comments board, in future?

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