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Submission + - Pigeon transfers data faster than South Africa's T (news.com.au) 2

Attila Dimedici writes: I believe that we discussed this when they first proposed it, but now they have gone and done it.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/pigeon-transfers-data-faster-than-south-africas-telkom/story-e6frfro0-1225771449209?from=public_rss

Workers at a South African information technology company this week proved it was faster for them to transmit data with a carrier pigeon than to send it using Telkom, the country's leading ISP.

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Pigeon transfers data faster than South Africa's T

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  • ...but I have no idea what it means. They don't say how much data they were transferring. Assuming the "data card" they used was a microsd card, it could have been as much as 31+ gigabytes. It'd be interesting if there was a more thorough source available.
  • from original article

    From correspondents in Johannesburg From: Reuters September 10, 2009 11:00AM

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