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Annadin Extra UK TV commercial - Errr How Fast?
If anyone has seen the Annadin Extra commercial in the UK. You'll notice that at the beginning it gives some figures to try and get across that Annadin is fast based on some other facts. Unfortuately, the facts given are completely and utterly false! Trains do not run at 300mph, in fact
125mph would be closer. And email does not travel at 3000 miles per second. In fact, it's much faster than that. In fact it's pretty difficult to measure the actual speed a signal is sent down a line. But the 3000 miles per second is obviously just a figure the made up. You can test it yourself
by pinging www.easysurf.co.nz I get a response in less than 1 second, and that's a signal going to New Zealand AND back again, which is further than 3000 miles away. So completely false information there! Well done!
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Contributed By: Boom on 06-18-2001 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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GFiendish writes:
Re:This Slip up In Countries such as France & Japan they do. Just because the former "Railtrack" skimped on track upgrades/maintaince, in order to give their shareholders a possibly illegal dividend, does not mean that trains cannot go faster than 125 MPH ! Currently, it's Bankrupt after TOO many Rail disasters e.g Hatfield, Paddington etc resulted in it regularly being fined by the rail regulators, in the United Kingdom. Cynically, it was argued, that paying the fines for failing to maintain the track, cost less to "Railtrack", than doing the job of track maintainence it was supposed to do. Natrually, this concept was initated by the Consertive Government Of John Major, Following the pro-privatsation, free market dogma of Margaret Thatcher !
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