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Oceanic File Cabinet

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GPS enabled bottles turn the ocean into a giant liquid file cabinet. Place your message/information in the bottle, toss it in the ocean and then retrieve the bottle from wherever it might be when you need it.

Batteries to operate the electronics charges from wave action

vfrackis, Jan 17 2013

As referenced below... http://www.nzherald...1&objectid=10847495
[normzone, Jan 21 2013]

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       I was about to say that this wasn't your best idea... then I read your other Ideas!   

       (OK, for those of simple minds; I was laughing when I wrote this, and I hoped vfrackis enjoys it.)
Brian the Painter, Jan 18 2013
  

       Better than storing vital data in a cloud.
UnaBubba, Jan 18 2013
  

       Yes, Miss Jones: File it under "C".
Ling, Jan 18 2013
  

       [+] just for [Ling's] anno if nothing else. Could the bottles be mobile so you could send for them?
AusCan531, Jan 18 2013
  

       I was imagining something more exotic like mermaid secretaries filing messages in seaweed folders...
xandram, Jan 18 2013
  

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       aren't messages in bottles intended to travel between tosser and retriever? how would you ensure your message was protected?
po, Jan 18 2013
  

       you couldn't ensure message security unless you had a specialized bottle
vfrackis, Jan 18 2013
  

       also i thought Shit Mufflers was brilliant BP
vfrackis, Jan 18 2013
  

       //aren't messages in bottles intended to travel between tosser and retriever?// That would be pointless. Dogs can't open bottles.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 18 2013
  

       [-] Cause: - There's too much trash in the ocean already. - With the currents there's no telling how far the bottle would be. - Some sea creature might consider the bottle to be food. Sharks are known to eat pretty much of anything. License plates and other strange objects have been found in the stomachs of sharks.
PauloSargaco, Jan 20 2013
  

       ^
"Dangit ! that's the third file clerk we've gone through this month, stupid shark." [+]
FlyingToaster, Jan 20 2013
  

       Heh!
blissmiss, Jan 20 2013
  

       A message dropped overboard in a bottle in the Indian Ocean in 1936 washed up on a beach in New Zealand last week.   

       Those database call lag times are a killer.
UnaBubba, Jan 21 2013
  
      
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