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Experts Develop 'Fastest Possible' Data Transmission Method
2012-02-12 06:11:22

A team of U.S. and Israeli researchers say they have developed a new type of encoding scheme that will guarantee the fastest possible delivery of data, regardless of wireless connection strength or the amount of interference present on the network. The discovery, which was revealed in a Friday Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) press release and will be detailed in the upcoming issue of the journal IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, works by creating one large codeword for...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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