One for the birds

Winston, the bane of Telkom, has just landed. From this Twitter feed it seems he took just under an hour (previous trial runs took around the same time) and they have the disk in hand. The ADSL download of the same…

The race is on!!!

Today we’ll see which is faster – pigeon or ADSL. Sadly, I’m betting on the pigeon. There is competition going for guessing the winner and winning time, see the race site and their Facebook page for details. I’m curios about Telkom’s…

Simple Analogy

An economics professor at a local college made the statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor…

Pigeon carrier vs. Telkom

Just saw this on WatKykJy: A South African company will be transporting data via a pigeon carrier in parrallel with it’s ADSL line from a branch office to see which is faster. Test runs indicate the pigeon is the favourite to win, and they are looking at savings of R35k per month using the pigeons compared to Telkom :-P

An eye for the immaculate

From the DailyMail: “Even before his eyesight drastically deteriorated, Will Palmer was never to be seen when the housework needed doing in his home. But after a corneal transplant to correct a serious visidailn problem, the father-of-three has suddenly become…