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 Post subject: Welcome to Pitetsbkrrh
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:21 pm 
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Since March 1929, the 33 story Grant building in downtown Pittsburgh has been home to a huge flashing beacon, using Morse code to spell the word "Pittsburgh". The beacon was installed so aviators could avoid the 500 foot structure, even though commercial air travel was not well established upon completion of the tower.

When Tom Stepleton was waiting for the local Fourth of July fireworks show to begin, he started decoding the Morse code message, but to his amazement, he noticed the flashing blink of the letter "K". Since there is no K in Pittsburgh, he decoded the rest of the message, and discovered that the landmark was actually spelling "Pitetsbkrrh".

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome to Pitetsbkrrh
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:27 pm 
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nad69dan wrote:
http://www.gadling.com/2009/07/13/famous-pittsburgh-morse-code-landmark-actually-spells-pitetsbkrr/?icid=main|hp-desktop|dl7|link6|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gadling.com%2F2009%2F07%2F13%2Ffamous-pittsburgh-morse-code-landmark-actually-spells-pitetsbkrr%2F

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Since March 1929, the 33 story Grant building in downtown Pittsburgh has been home to a huge flashing beacon, using Morse code to spell the word "Pittsburgh". The beacon was installed so aviators could avoid the 500 foot structure, even though commercial air travel was not well established upon completion of the tower.

When Tom Stepleton was waiting for the local Fourth of July fireworks show to begin, he started decoding the Morse code message, but to his amazement, he noticed the flashing blink of the letter "K". Since there is no K in Pittsburgh, he decoded the rest of the message, and discovered that the landmark was actually spelling "Pitetsbkrrh".


I wonder if a certain member of our board was in charge of the programming. :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Welcome to Pitetsbkrrh
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nad69dan wrote:
http://www.gadling.com/2009/07/13/famous-pittsburgh-morse-code-landmark-actually-spells-pitetsbkrr/?icid=main|hp-desktop|dl7|link6|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gadling.com%2F2009%2F07%2F13%2Ffamous-pittsburgh-morse-code-landmark-actually-spells-pitetsbkrr%2F

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Since March 1929, the 33 story Grant building in downtown Pittsburgh has been home to a huge flashing beacon, using Morse code to spell the word "Pittsburgh". The beacon was installed so aviators could avoid the 500 foot structure, even though commercial air travel was not well established upon completion of the tower.

When Tom Stepleton was waiting for the local Fourth of July fireworks show to begin, he started decoding the Morse code message, but to his amazement, he noticed the flashing blink of the letter "K". Since there is no K in Pittsburgh, he decoded the rest of the message, and discovered that the landmark was actually spelling "Pitetsbkrrh".


I wonder if a certain member of our board was in charge of the programming. :?:

Wouldn't that violate some child labor laws? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Welcome to Pitetsbkrrh
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You're the lawyer. You tell us. ;)

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