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Boeing used potatoes to improve its Wi-Fi capabilities on airplanes

0. phoneArena 23 Dec 2012, 19:38 posted on

Boeing has been able to improve the Wi-Fi signal that airlines offer to passengers thanks to the potato; Boeing used sacks of of the stuff as stand-ins for passengers in tests to find where Wi-Fi signals have been spotty during flights as real passengers couldn't be expected to sit in a plane for hours without moving while Boeing collected data...

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posted on 23 Dec 2012, 19:44 11

1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1148; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I salute you mighty spud! (duct tapes potato to back of iPhone, 4 bars FTW!)

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 22:03 3

3. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


you should've got an android. You wouldn't have wifi issues in the first place. Not that tot you mentioned.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 23:27 1

6. BattleBrat (Posts: 1148; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I have a 4s, but I use a RAZR

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 21:49 7

2. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Boeing should make their wifi free for android users and charge a premium for Apple users. They'd make a ton of money and apple users are used to paying a premium.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 11:54

7. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


If it's Boeing, they're going to do Blackberries for free and not support anything else...

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 22:34

4. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Laptop not lap top, but interesting article.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 22:50

5. Alan01 (Posts: 199; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Thanks for the heads up on that. Problem was that since this story concerned potatoes, I consulted Dan Qualye and he told me to put the space in between!

Alan F.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 11:56 1

8. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


You should see how Boeing tests the toilets... Dog food, Butter and Candy Bars... Happy Holidays Y'all!

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 07:16

9. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


The ultimate test for a toilet is Taco Bell.

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