[LINK] Australian internet fails pigeon test

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Thu Oct 29 09:33:33 AEDT 2009

On 29/10/2009, at 9:13 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn quoted iTnews' Ben  
> The bizarre experiment, conducted in rural New South Wales, was  
> prompted

Why does everything unusual have to be "bizarre"? Sigh.

> "Surely our internet speeds are faster than a pigeon," asked co-host  
> Dan
> Ilic.

He obviously missed that these are different levels if the IP stack,  
confusing the application with the transport layer.

Have we all forgotten RFC 1149," A Standard for the Transmission of IP  
Datagrams on Avian Carriers"?

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