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Date: 03/26/13 07:52 AM

6 Responses to Squirrel Memory Test Experiment

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2013 at 7:52 am
    Link: Squirrel Memory Test Experiment - Now I want a squirrel as my GPS
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    March 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2013 at 9:50 am
    That was a VERY well done experiment! Bravo for "home science"!

    "Even a blind squirrel finds the occasional nut."
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    iLove Female 18-29
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    March 26, 2013 at 10:03 am
    This was somewhat fascinating, but I admit I felt a little bad for the squirrel when he couldn`t find the nuts anymore xD
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2013 at 10:34 am
    I guess it`s time to explain how we squirrels do the whole nut thing.

    Each nut cache is assigned a unique Cache ID based on date, GPS coordinates, Nut Code, expiration date, and Squirrel User ID. Thus, the Cache ID for a stash of acorns I buried in my backyard yesterday is: 20130325-43.29468N/ 71.4681W-Ac1-20140625-Squrlz4Sale.

    This Cache ID is then uploaded to our mainframe, Deep Squirrel, which stores the information in a massive Oracle database available to the international squirrel community. To retrieve a cache, the information is downloaded and displayed on an internal HUD etched within each squirrel`s corneas, overlaying the data upon the squirrel`s view of the surroundings--think of it as Google Glasses for squirrels, only we squirrels have been doing it for decades.

    (Cont`d next post)
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

    This video makes clear that our algorithms for locating nuts, as opposed to hiding them, is sorely in need of further development. As I type this, a team of squirrel programmers are busily working the problem, with a beta test scheduled for release some time late this year. =^.^=

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