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Boeing uses potatoes instead of people to test wi-fi

Antilope | Dec 21, 201206:13 PM    

Gives a whole new meaning to couch potatoes.....

"US planemaker Boeing used an unusual substitute for passengers to test its in-flight wi-fi system - potatoes.

Passenger seats on a decommissioned plane were loaded with huge sacks of the tubers for several days as signal strengths were checked.

The company's researchers say that potatoes "interact" with electronic signals in a similar way to humans.

The technique also took advantage of the fact that spuds - unlike humans - never get bored...."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-...

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