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Text Me Anytime: Scientists Send Text Message w/ Vodka

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In news that sounds suspiciously like a shitty MacGyver episode, researchers at York University in Toronto, Canada, were able to send the text message 'O CANADA' twelve feet across the room using vodka. It marks the first time 'O CANADA' has ever been sent as a text message.

The authors of the paper, published Thursday, used specific concentration levels of the vodka to represent bits 1 and 0. They wafted the "message" across 12 feet in the lab to the receiving unit, which read out the message as it detected the concentration of vodka in the air rising or falling over time.


The process sounds slow and short-range, but the researchers suggest that it could work for closed environments that don't have the benefit of a cellular or Wi-Fi signal.

Fascinating. Do you think they drank on the job at all? I feel like it would be hard not to with all that vodka around. Then start sexting dick pics. Call me old fashioned, but I still like to send messages the old fashioned way: with a severed finger. That's how you let somebody know you mean business.

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Thanks to LupusYonderboy, who sends messages via telepathy because he's a superhero and should take me for a ride on his back if he can fly.

There are Comments.
  • harshaguduru

    Nice try Russia

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    "The process sounds slow and short-range, but the researchers suggest that it could work for closed environments that don't have the benefit of a cellular or Wi-Fi signal."

    That sounds like a lot of BS to me. And this is why people like Sarah Palin get to say that there is money being misappropriated when it comes to scientific research (I know this particular experiment is in Canada, but the point does stand).

  • joevsyou

    chemical left by a robot to leave a message for other robot? Sorry but WIFI!

  • dingusthemonique

    Thanks for the demonstration...

  • Nathan Klassen

    This would be a really easy signal to disrupt. A guy could stand in the wrong place at the wrong time and several bits would be dropped and he'd have a slightly alcoholic shirt.

  • Vladeon

    Or, you know, we could just use light bursts like we've been doing for the past 2000+ years. I fail to see how using a spray bottle improves at all on the established method for doing the exact same thing.

  • herpderp

    Your comment is so stupid, it doesn't deserve a rebuttal.

  • Vladeon

    And so you decided to create a completely useless comment. Good job.

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