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Just for Thomas...

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Just for Thomas...

SA pigeon 'faster than broadband'
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scootie
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sorry BTw your dumped am getting a pigeon loft instead  Grin
just tryed to do quick sum o what that conection was uploading at an got 0.02mbps no idea if i got it right as i dont own any gcse's
will be abit slower than that as i used PNs magicaly way of working how many mb's are in a gb
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The pigeon's data transfer rate was just under 4.5Mbs by my calculations.
Not bad for WiFi over that distance.
Correction: Just re-read the article and the pigeon was only carrying for 1hr and 8 minutes which equated to a staggering 7.7Mbs Shocked
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They had to limit the pigeon to a 4GB stick, if they went any higher it would have used it's usage allowance  Crazy
Why is there no d in pigeon?  Shouldn't it be pidgeon?
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That's unfair, I was expecting a really detailed dictionary reference as to why there is no D in pigeon  Grin
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Adie pointed that news article out to me a few hours ago, pretty funny. Though I'm confused - what's its connection to me? Huh
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A link to a news article with no other text!
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Oh - it's the two Jameses who don't like that; I'm not that fussed. Tongue (My idea for a new board wasn't in pursuit of some kind of personal wish - just an idea I thought might prove useful.)
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According to http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/30005264?query_type=word&queryword=pigeon&first=1&max_to_show=10...
Pidgeon is misprinted as pigeon.
When was the Pidgeon stripped of it's 'd'?
Even my spellchecker says I should use Widgeon (a kind of duck) Cheesy

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Must be a "pidjin inglish" dictionary he has there  Roll eyes
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any one my age dat remembers the cartoon in the 80's called pigeon street
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If you lived in Pigeon Street,
Here are the people you could meet,
Here are the people who would say
Hello, Goodbye, Hello, Goodbye
Every day
If you lived in Pigeon Street,
Here are the people you could meet,
Here are the people who would share
the sights, the sounds, the air
Where pigeons beat their wings, wings beat.
Pigeons beat their wings, wings beat
to meet in Pigeon Street
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i bet you know all the words to "Thomas the tank engine," !  (and others on Milkshake too ! ! !)  Cheesy