And you thought your 'net connection was slow?
May 4, 2001 3:28 PM   Subscribe

High-ping bastards.
posted by dhartung at 5:58 PM on May 4, 2001

Hasn't anybody thought of attaching memory cards to the pigeons' legs? The latency would be drastically reduced by skipping those bottleneck digital-to-analog-and-back conversions, and the bandwidth would increase as much as one million times! All this with the current infrastructure! I'll call this new standard DPL (Digital Pigeon Line).
posted by sja at 6:43 PM on May 4, 2001

Apparently not, sja.

Yet another highly vital frontier as yet uncharted. How about it, science?
posted by chicobangs at 6:59 PM on May 4, 2001

sja, I think your idea might increase packet collisions...
posted by machaus at 7:09 PM on May 4, 2001

...and the linux enthusiasts touted their pigeon packet delivery system as a replacement for any microsoft product you can think of...
posted by benjh at 9:43 PM on May 4, 2001

What is interesting is that, due to flocking behavior, the more people use this protocol, the higher the latency becomes. Just like in the real Internet, only for a completely different reason.
posted by kindall at 10:20 AM on May 5, 2001

"It's not digital, it's pigital."
posted by rodii at 4:58 PM on May 6, 2001

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