Bicycles to power internet link

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  1. Mike Kruger

    Mike Kruger Guest

    BAN PHON KHAM, Laos -- Villagers in this jungle hamlet have lived for years without electricity or
    telephones, ...

    But soon many of its residents will be jumping on stationary bikes to pedal their way onto the
    Information Superhighway.

    Custom-built computers--running on bicycle-powered generators--will transport villagers from rice
    fields to chat rooms and Web sites worldwide...

    They connect to the Internet with a radio network and are powered by hulking batteries attached to
    stationary bicycles imported from India. One minute of pedaling yields five minutes of power.

    full story at:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/technology/chi-0302140069feb14,1,6737242.story

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    Mike Kruger Yukon dream of living in the north but it isn't worth Aleutian sleep about
    it.
     
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  2. Hunrobe

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    >"Mike Kruger" [email protected]

    wrote in part:

    >Custom-built computers--running on bicycle-powered generators--will transport villagers from rice
    >fields to chat rooms and Web sites worldwide...

    I assume then that not only will spamming become a capital offense.... "I pedaled my butt off for
    THIS?!?!?".... but top posting and improper quoting in NGs will be punishable by long prison
    terms. <g>

    Regards, Bob Hunt
     
  3. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    On 18 Feb 2003 01:40:14 GMT, [email protected] (Hunrobe) wrote:

    >>Custom-built computers--running on bicycle-powered generators--will transport villagers from rice
    >>fields to chat rooms and Web sites worldwide...

    >I assume then that not only will spamming become a capital offense.... "I pedaled my butt off for
    >THIS?!?!?".... but top posting and improper quoting in NGs will be punishable by long prison
    >terms. <g>

    Yes! There _is_ a God!

    Guy
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  4. "Just zis Guy, you know?" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 18 Feb 2003 01:40:14 GMT, [email protected] (Hunrobe) wrote:
    >
    > >>Custom-built computers--running on bicycle-powered generators--will transport villagers from
    > >>rice fields to chat rooms and Web sites worldwide...
    >
    > >I assume then that not only will spamming become a capital offense.... "I pedaled my butt off for
    > >THIS?!?!?".... but top posting and improper quoting in NGs will be punishable by long prison
    > >terms. <g>
    >
    > Yes! There _is_ a God!

    Three Persons, one God, two Wheels. Miracles never cease.

    -Luigi How many angels can trackstand on the head of a pin?
     
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