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September 29, 2012, 07:22:16 AM
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What about some very cheap devices (from Asia? sure) you could get on ebay and have them set with your bitcoin address of choice that would be pulsing that bitcoin address in Morse code, or any other 34 alphanumeric chars, for that matter.
People would film the birds at night with their iphones and cypher the messages or bitcoin addresses, and if they liked the idea because they love animals and reckon they would feel we were giving them more importance, or for any other reason, like they just like it and have fun trying to find out and donating to the bitcoin addresses that was providing it.
The devices could use the kinetic energy to feed the eletricity for the lights to pulse (dynamos, like bikes use) and it would have just a small battery for the microcontroller of it.

You could love the bird sending tiny satoshis whenever you would see it again.

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/BIRDS_WITH_FLASHLIGHTS_LIKE_BIKES.svg

What do you reckon?
Let the birds feel a bit more important. Let them be given a bit more attention and importance.
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September 29, 2012, 07:37:30 AM
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Of course, forgot to mention, people would put their movies on youtube, for other people to figure...
It could definitely become a total cRaZe!!
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September 29, 2012, 07:48:11 AM
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Did a carrier pidgeon just deliver you some silk road merchandise ?

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September 29, 2012, 10:07:38 AM
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Ahh.. because environmentalists don't already hate Bitcoin enough due to perceived power wastage in mining?
Now they can hate us for using animals as billboards too? 
(seeing as many birds use colours and appearance to find a mate - putting flashing lights on them is a pretty mean thing to do)

What you need is some of these flying robotic penguins from the German robotics company Festo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff9F0qzxUtg

People will still hate you for visual pollution if  you release these to roam the skies  - but they definitely have some cool factor.
Perhaps they could carry a wifi access point and blockchain node too Wink


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September 29, 2012, 10:27:02 AM
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Bats or owls would be better as birds in general don't fly at night. They would also starve to death in a few days being stressed out by the flashes following them.

                                                                               
                
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September 29, 2012, 11:33:48 AM
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The bird robots have a problem: their light battery only allows for them to fly two o three minutes, or so.
But maybe cars could beam them electricity wirelessly. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_energy_transfer).
Still, I think birds would be better with the lights I envision, but I may be wrong. I don-t know that much of animals psychology, etc.
Indeed, most people, if not all, completly dislike this idea of mine.
So yeah, maybe bird robots is more cool  Wink
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September 29, 2012, 12:08:28 PM
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What about RFID tagging sharks. A RFiD chip shot in the dorsal fin of a great white. Could be some new kind of extreme sport. You swim around with a RFID reader maybbe with some bait around your to make it easier.

                                                                               
                
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October 01, 2012, 10:01:03 AM
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This is the cruelest thing I have ever seen.
First, most birds do not fly at night.
Second.... why the hell would you do this? The poor animal would be driven mad by the device you clamped onto it.

Shame Shame Shame.

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October 01, 2012, 12:19:12 PM
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Perhaps we should strap a raspberri pi computer to squirrels with a USB wireless thumbdrive so that when you are in the park and you see one of these cute squirrels with a computer attached to their back you can "love them" by sending it some BTC.

Just have someone plug the computer in for a couple of hours a day to charge.

It will be easy to catch the squirrels to do this daily because they will be slowed down by the machine attached to them.

Then the squirrel will feel more important because it is not just a little rodent gathering food, he is an animal with some processing power. He will feel very special among his squirrel friends for this.

Or perhaps we can brand a QR code on some baby seals to make them feel loved.

PM me if you are ready to actually start seasteading.
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October 02, 2012, 10:18:47 PM
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Interrogative, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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October 02, 2012, 11:28:02 PM
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"Gulls for sale, 1BTC each."

Put a QR code on the sign and you don't even have to come back to empty the tip jar.

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October 05, 2012, 02:27:44 PM
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What about some very cheap devices (from Asia? sure) you could get on ebay and have them set with your bitcoin address of choice that would be pulsing that bitcoin address in Morse code, or any other 34 alphanumeric chars, for that matter.
People would film the birds at night with their iphones and cypher the messages or bitcoin addresses, and if they liked the idea because they love animals and reckon they would feel we were giving them more importance, or for any other reason, like they just like it and have fun trying to find out and donating to the bitcoin addresses that was providing it.
The devices could use the kinetic energy to feed the eletricity for the lights to pulse (dynamos, like bikes use) and it would have just a small battery for the microcontroller of it.

You could love the bird sending tiny satoshis whenever you would see it again.


OMG, I had no idea Twist was into bitcoin.  So how are Shout, Kiki & Marina feeling about this idea?  Are they on board as well?

(If you don't know what I'm saying, you don't have preschoolers)

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