Pigeons (Was: NLP followup)

Tony Kennick 0995a06aaeaf6b70e79c3aafd6719329 at half.pint.org.uk
Tue Nov 13 13:39:35 GMT 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 12:32:51PM +0100,
the following was promulgated by Rafael Garcia-Suarez:

> On 13/11/2007, Smylers <Smylers at stripey.com> wrote:
> > When I moved to London in January one of the first billboards I noticed
> > (at Ealing Broadway station, I think) proffered this pigeon-related
> > advice:
> >
> >   A smart Londoner doesn't feed the pigeons.
> >   A smart Londoner travels by Heathrow Connect.
> >
> > I'm still puzzled by it.  Are those two activities supposed to be
> > mutually exclusive?  Is the suggestion that if you get the urge to do
> > the former you should do the latter instead?
> I saw once (or maybe was it another person who saw it) a sign saying
> "if you like pigeons, don't feed them". What to do if you actually do
> not like pigeons ?

Install Goalkeeper! There is a pesistant unconfirmed story that is
probably urban legend of during some trials of Goalkeeper that the radar
missidentified a flock of birds as a threat and turned it into so much

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goalkeeper_CIWS
        Tony Kennick
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