Semaphore love poem
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You must send it
A Mirror translated into flag semaphore (Telegraphy). A revolutionary poetry! You must send it to her. On the map I positioned it first in the far north of Alaska, because it is probably there that she left, then i thank that Claude Chappe deserved that one emphasizes Brûlon, his city of birth... and then to finish and not to have too many signs overlapping on the map, I positioned this translation on the location of Molène island semaphore.
Semaphore is a way of communicating through optics, through articulated arms for aerial telegraphy, developed at the end of the 18th century by Claude Chappe born in Brûlon (Sarthe). Needless to say, how through this system the transmission of information was slow when people wantes to transmit it over a long distance. They sent this information from a first relay to a second one (necessarily just a little spaced from the 1st) and so on. It is in 1791 over 15kms that Chappe will demonstrate the efficiency of its process, which combines the technical developments in the field of optics (spotting scopes), with the coding of the letters related to the rotation of mobile wings perched on towers. Once set up its system will transmit messages over a distance Toulon - Paris (one hundred stations) in just twenty minutes. It should be noted that Claude Chappe carried for a long time his discovery, since very early this system was part of a game developed with his brothers.