News Telegram services to be discontinued from July 16th

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Timeline (from The Hindu)

    1850 - First experimental Telegraph line installed (Calcutta - Diamond Harbor)

    1851 - Services opened for East India Company

    1853 - Separate department and services opened (for the public)

    1854 - Construction of 4000 Miles or about 6000 kms of telegraph lines start across India

    1885 - Indian Telegraph Act comes into force

    1902 - First Wireless Telegraph Station between Sagar island and Sandhead

    1927 - Radio Telegraph system between the UK and India

    2013 - RIP Telegram
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    It's just that Independence Day is one of my favorite movies, and in the end we end up using telegraph lines and Morse code for beating the bad guys/Aliens.

    This does make for a bad deal if something of that sort was to happen :p
     
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    Even if aliens do take over our Satellites we have thousands of miles of under sea fiber optics to communicate.
     
  4. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    yeah, aliens have no other business to invade one of the most ?#@*&%!^$~ed up races on one of the most abused planet?
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Well not with THAT attitude !!
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    you do realize, humans are probably the only specie who have a need to establish a PSYCHOLOGICAL dominance over other beings.
     
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    We're already on top of the food chain what else is left to do.
     
  8. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I was looking at the telegraph as a backup resource, something from the old world technological advancements.

    What email was to us, was what telegraph was to our ancestors. The slower tech will eventually get obsolete and be removed, however the legacy will come handy for the future.

    For eg, today people have stopped installing land lines in their houses, coz cell phones have practically replaced them with the low calling charges and stuff.

    What of the day when your local cell phone tower is down, and you are unable to get a signal. Then one will have to fall back on one of these redundant and useful modes of communication.
     
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    True but to cause a cell phone outage especially in an dense urban area .. Dozen of towers need to go offline to have any kind of noticeable impact. There might be sudden dropped calls but the cell structure of mobile telephony would withstand such outage.

    The Landlines are still routed through one/few centralized exchanges. Cell Phones are routed locally ever KM or so .. and so they are more resilient.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Well, that is not where the problem stops.
    Look at it this way, humans try to establish dominance over each other(War history of world et al). Nowadays the dominance is wrt who controls more oil. Then we are establishing dominance over internet(Prism, NSA etc). Some people really have major complex so they resort to these methods.
    And since we human are such ?#@*&%!^$~ed up ?#@*&%!^$~s, we have a tendency to think that Aliens would invade us. In our known existence we have not any confirmed sign of aliens, so if there are aliens, they are
    1. Too far to reach us and have same technical problems as us.
    2. Already quite capable but won't come near us since they see us virus and don't want to get infected.
    3. Still in much less developed state than us, which puts us again in advantage.
     
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    i saw my first telegram when i was a kid.speed of delivery was incredible.unbeatable till date being cheap in cost.sad its going to be discontinued
     

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