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a homing pigeon used to carry messages

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Once accused in jest of using carrier pigeons and burros to get the financial news out, Boeing is planning to broadcast its third-quarter earnings presentation on the Internet this morning.
It imagines a silly world of 'old-timey' office equipment like carrier pigeons and employees sharing an antique phone for a conference call.
We have more than 30 messages from WWII carrier pigeons in our exhibition, but not one is in code.
Carrier pigeons were said to have been used to relay the result to outlying districts of Huddersfield.
Just as humanity grasped the potential of smoke signals and carrier pigeons to convey messages of love and warning, so computer engineers - many of whom are still alive today - opened a new chapter of communications.
Legend has it that he increased the family fortune 20 times over using a network of agents throughout Europe who, using fast boats, coded letters and carrier pigeons, got information to the family ahead of official sources.
And to be perfectly honest, he's the best thing in this animated tale of the brave carrier pigeons who helped win the war by flying across the English Channel to the French Resistance with vital messages.
In the forthcoming animated feature film Valiant, a tale of wartime derring-do by carrier pigeons, Ricky provides the voice of Bugsy, feathered sidekick to the hero, voiced by Ewan McGregor.
Mr Banks' new EDM reads: ``This House is appalled, but barely surprised, at the revelations in M15files regarding the bizarre and inhumane proposals to use pigeons as flying bombs; recognises the important and life-saving role of carrier pigeons in two world wars and wonders at the lack of gratitude towards these gentle creatures; and believes that humans represent the most obscene, perverted, cruel, uncivilised and lethal species ever to inhabit the planet and looks forward to the day when the inevitable asteroid slams into the earth and wipes them out, thus giving nature the opportunity to start again.
Birmingham City Council's multi-million pound computer system is so inefficient that the local authority would be better off using carrier pigeons to communicate, according to a frustrated councillor.
9 KZLA FM will release two carrier pigeons from the KZLA studio in Burbank to predict the winner of tomorrow's USC vs.
Spitfire is the star employee of an adventure holiday company in Colorado - one of a team of carrier pigeons who fly a photographer's memory chips down the Rockies so that tourists can get speedy photos of their white-water rafting expeditions in double-quick time.
We'll have to stop using carrier pigeons and enter the modern world.
Gustav was one of six carrier pigeons issued by the RAF to Reuters war correspondent Montague Taylor, who had crossed the Channel with the allied forces.
Meanwhile, thanks to all those exasperated readers who picked up the phone, sent e-mails or released carrier pigeons to tick us off.