[Tfug] windows to linux
angussf at geoapps.com
Sun Sep 27 09:15:48 MST 2009
On 26 Sep 2009 at 11:13, earljviolet at deserthowler.com wrote:
> I remember riding my bicycle to town to the local bbs because it was
> faster than 300baud modem. :S
Something like this is still being done today.
IP over Avian Carriers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Other avian data transfer methods
Rafting photographers already use pigeons as a sneakernet to transport
digital photos on flash media from the camera to the tour operator.
Over a 30 mile distance a single pigeon may be able to carry tens of
gigabytes of data in around an hour, which on an average bandwidth basis
compares very favorably to current ADSL standards, even when accounting
for lost drives.
Inspired by RFC 2549, on 9 September 2009 the marketing team of The
Unlimited, a regional company in South Africa, decided to host a tongue-
in-cheek "Pigeon Race" between their pet pigeon "Winston" and local
telecom company Telkom SA. The race is to send 4 gigabytes of data from
Howick to Hillcrest, approximately 60 km apart. The pigeon carrying a
microSD card (an avian variant of a sneakernet), versus a Telkom ADSL
line. Winston beat the data transfer over Telkom's ADSL line, with a
total time of two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds from uploading data on
the microSD card to completion of download from card. At the time of
Winston's victory, the 4GB ADSL transfer was just under 4% complete.
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