SpaceShipTwo Unveiled

spacetwo.jpgSir Richard Branson officially took the wraps off his shiney new spacecraft.  The SpaceShipTwo rides part of the flight in the center of the WhiteKnightTwo and the continues the last leg into space.  Space tourism will start in 2011 for 6 passengers per flight at around $200k each. Just in time to escape the end in 2012…

How Does Your Hi-Speed Compare To Pigeon Speed?

This was genius.

Broadband promised to unite the world with super-fast data delivery – but in South Africa it seems the web is still no faster than a humble pigeon.

A Durban IT company pitted an 11-month-old bird armed with a 4GB memory stick against the ADSL service from the country’s biggest web firm, Telkom.

Winston the pigeon took two hours to carry the data 60 miles – in the same time the ADSL had sent 4% of the data.- SA pigeon ‘faster than broadband’

Travel tip: remember your sat phone for data connection in South America or hire Winston.