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1. A unrealistic, unattainable, or delusional hope or goal. The mobile phone market has proven a will-o'-the-wisp for the giant tech company, despite the huge amount of resources they've poured into staking their claim in it. As we've seen time and time again, attempting to change or repeal the amendment will forever be a will-o'-the-wisp.
2. A person or thing that is or seems to be fleeting, intangible, or illusory. The president's stance on the issue has been something of a will-o'-the wisp, seeming to change or disappear entirely as the political climate dictates. The linebacker has been a will-o'-the-wisp all evening, appearing seemingly out of nowhere to deliver bone-rattling tackles.

will o' the wisp

An unattainable goal. Will o' the wisp is one of the names of the marsh gas phenomenon that causes lights suddenly to appear and disappear over swampy ground (ignis fatuus is another term). Trying to catch a will o' the wisp is impossible, much like trying to catch lightning in a bottle, and so the phrase came to mean anything that can't be done.
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Also, a critical component of the work credited to the TU Delft part of this WISP team is when they came up with a very fast downstream data transfer mechanism dubbed Wisent on to the WISP chip.
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At the moment I just feel thankful and relieved we have got three of them back, but absolutely distraught that we have lost Wisp.
On the road, WISP NOMAD makes sure that only the selected CDPD carriers are used.
WiSP Crime and Internet Insurance can be added to the previous policy or purchased separately.
The first component will comprise: (a) the purchase, installation and validation of various Water Information System Platform (WISP) tools and other ancillary equipment to remote sensing centers and stakeholder agencies and institutions in each of Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco and the Centre Regional de Teledetection Nord (CRTEAN) and its partners; and (b) support to the selected stakeholders on the application of WISP tools to pertinent research issues in local and regional water resources, agricultural, and environmental management; the second component is capacity building and project management.
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Mr Andrews added: "The building is nearing completion and we hope it will prove to be as successful as the first WISP development on SA1 Swansea Waterfront, which is now occupied by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
This API integration with Sonar is a step forward in our vision to offer cutting-edge networking solutions to WISPs and I thank Simon and our WISP customers using Sonar who worked with us to integrate Pulse topology information," said Gerrit Nagelhout, CEO, Aterlo Networks.
While the WISP will retain management control, business plans should be submitted to OTEL Telecoms for funding to expand the network.
Police believe the car involved in the incident was a white Mitsubishi Evolution, allegedly stolen in Brunswick Street and later discov-erein the Wisp area.
The contract is to support the information system records services WISP (WISP), ie solve or start solving incidents in the categorization according to deadlines, solving performance problems Wisp and required system tuning, providing helpdesk support for user and development Wisp resulting from legislative requirements and from the specified user requirements in the anticipated annual volume.