Bad news for wardrivers

by Esther Schindler

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The tornado that ripped through Jackson, Tenn., Sunday shut down the Pringles plant there -- the only one in North America -- and Procter & Gamble has temporarily suspended all U.S. distribution of the snack food.

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I refer to c't 9/03 tests: Espresso coffee cans are better antennas than Pringles. Supply is good, no tornados in Northern Italy ;-)

Moritz Schroeder, 2003-05-09

Also, the headline is misleading. The Pringles antenna is unidirectional. Hardly what you need for wardriving. :-)

Volker Weber, 2003-05-09

Hmm. Are tornados peculiar to North America? I can't recall ever having seen a reference to one in Europe, or elsewhere.

fretting over the safety of coffee beans worldwide

Esther Schindler, 2003-05-10

Tornados exist in Europe, but they are weak,"small" and short lived, nothing compared to the US ones . They only produce minor damage (if any) and therefore are rarely mentioned on the news.

Anyway, P&G being a multinational company are producing Pringles in Europe as well. Therefore no need to create an worldwide pringles fund to preserve that species ;-)

Moritz Schroeder, 2003-05-12

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