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(The Citizen)   'Electro-oversensitive' man in mobile phone blackout threat. In related news 'Electro-oversensitive' is the new PC term for 'nutjob'   (thelocal.se) divider line 42
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2011-11-25 04:40:08 PM
Sug min kuk, rövhål.
 
2011-11-25 05:29:55 PM
These people actually have a colony here.

Get a cellphone near them that they see, they break out in hives, even if it is actually a dummy model from a store. Never mind the craploads of radiowaves zipping through them every second while they live in their colony.

Basically, might as well ignore them is the idea.
 
2011-11-25 06:50:01 PM
Electro-Oversensitive Man is a real pain in the ass, but probably has the best level design of Mega Man 15.
 
2011-11-25 08:10:27 PM
in before the contrail idiots.
 
2011-11-25 08:16:55 PM
that headline was very clunky. that is all
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2011-11-25 08:17:10 PM
He should move to West Virginia.
 
2011-11-25 08:18:00 PM

""We have looked through text books and come to that conclusion. W have Googled it and read some comments," Sjödin told DN."


Somebody tell them about Wikipedia.

 
2011-11-25 08:20:41 PM
I can tell you, I stood right next to a high powered radio tower after I hiked up a mountain and it makes your head feel a bit funny. Apparently I was supposed to heed the radiation warning signs all over the place saying not to stand next to it.
 
2011-11-25 08:26:03 PM
Wow, ONE GUY with "painful prickles in his heart" can shut down TV and cell phone access for half the county?

And people in AMERICA complain about permissive regulatory agencies!
 
2011-11-25 08:28:12 PM

ZAZ: He should move to West Virginia.


Not a lot of cellphone reception in the bottom of a coal mine.
 
2011-11-25 08:31:46 PM
did not read the article, because Giant penis mystery baffles Stockholm suburb caught my attention

/short attention span
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2011-11-25 08:33:15 PM
Gyrfalcon

He convinced a local government to spare him the impact of man-made microwaves on his inadequately-shielded skin. We have a lot of people agitating for similar bans in America. In the United States federal rules limit the power of local governments to ban cell phone towers.
 
2011-11-25 08:33:56 PM

Gyrfalcon: Wow, ONE GUY with "painful prickles in his heart" can shut down TV and cell phone access for half the county?

And people in AMERICA complain about permissive regulatory agencies!


I think a chicken wire Faraday cage around his property. is in order
 
2011-11-25 08:39:38 PM

butt-nuggets: that headline was very clunky. that is all


butt-nuggets
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Submitted links approved: None

i191.photobucket.com

/that is all
 
2011-11-25 08:40:28 PM

Lars The Canadian Viking: Gyrfalcon: Wow, ONE GUY with "painful prickles in his heart" can shut down TV and cell phone access for half the county?

And people in AMERICA complain about permissive regulatory agencies!

I think a chicken wire Faraday cage around his property. is in order


They've got a paint out there that blocks cell phone signals. Has metal particles suspended in the paint so it scatters the signals. When I first read about it, I sooooo hoped movie theatres would start using it.
 
2011-11-25 08:42:17 PM

Gyrfalcon: Wow, ONE GUY with "painful prickles in his heart" can shut down TV and cell phone access for half the county?

And people in AMERICA complain about permissive regulatory agencies!


Yeah, I would consider just shooting that bullshiat douche bag if that happened.
 
2011-11-25 08:45:17 PM
Prove it. He should sit inside a mesh gauss box with a big EM transmitter that may or may not be on and tell me it's on better than 50% +/-2% of the time after 500+ tries. Show me how it actually has a negative effect during those times, like sore muscles, headache, vision problems, erectile disfunction, whatever. I'm completely open to this being a possibility -- after all, other EM such as IR, UV and Visible Light have physical effects on bodies-- and if it's such a hardship on him he should be able to show it empirically. C'mon, we're talking science here - he's claiming a scientific phenomenon has a deleterious effect on him, it should be provable. It would be a HUMONGOUS assbust on microwave and Cell transmitters, high-power lines, local substations, etc. It would be terribly useful and beneficial to find out that these things are hazards.

If it is true, and he does suffer from EM as bad as he says, the solution isn't getting rid of EM for everybody else any more than the solution for people allergic to dogs is to get rid of dogs for everybody else. Sorry dude, live in this gauss house and enjoy the gauss jumpsuits.

//Fill in the blank: People who live in gauss houses shouldn't ______ _______!
 
2011-11-25 08:59:42 PM

Aquapope: Prove it. He should sit inside a mesh gauss box with a big EM transmitter that may or may not be on and tell me it's on better than 50% +/-2% of the time after 500+ tries. Show me how it actually has a negative effect during those times, like sore muscles, headache, vision problems, erectile disfunction, whatever. I'm completely open to this being a possibility -- after all, other EM such as IR, UV and Visible Light have physical effects on bodies-- and if it's such a hardship on him he should be able to show it empirically. C'mon, we're talking science here - he's claiming a scientific phenomenon has a deleterious effect on him, it should be provable. It would be a HUMONGOUS assbust on microwave and Cell transmitters, high-power lines, local substations, etc. It would be terribly useful and beneficial to find out that these things are hazards.

If it is true, and he does suffer from EM as bad as he says, the solution isn't getting rid of EM for everybody else any more than the solution for people allergic to dogs is to get rid of dogs for everybody else. Sorry dude, live in this gauss house and enjoy the gauss jumpsuits.

//Fill in the blank: People who live in gauss houses shouldn't ______ _______!


HAY!

I wuz told there wud be no maths.
 
2011-11-25 09:42:22 PM

vudukungfu: I wuz told there wud be no maths.


That was my assistant, Katy. She always says there's no maths, but there always is. Funny thing is: she's wizard good at maths! She's due for a spanking, anyway...
 
2011-11-25 10:39:58 PM

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: Sug min kuk, rövhål.


Rövhål kan du vara själv din vandrande förlossningsskada. Dessutom kan jag inte se din kuk med mindre än att jag tittar efter riktigt nära, och med tanke på hur du luktar avstår jag gärna. Blockmongo är annars ett uttryck som kan passa.

/come at me, bro :)
 
2011-11-25 10:48:36 PM
It's ridiculous that these people are even being humored. The proper thing to do is to have them locked in rubber rooms and given thorazine.
 
2011-11-25 10:57:58 PM

Boinkers HTML: Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: Sug min kuk, rövhål.

Rövhål kan du vara själv din vandrande förlossningsskada. Dessutom kan jag inte se din kuk med mindre än att jag tittar efter riktigt nära, och med tanke på hur du luktar avstår jag gärna. Blockmongo är annars ett uttryck som kan passa.

/come at me, bro :)


The filter must have broke

/vile skit
 
2011-11-25 11:09:11 PM
encrypted-tbn3.google.com

While they're at it they should get radio and satellite communications blocked in the area too.
 
2011-11-25 11:10:09 PM
These people either need cognitive behavioral therapy or enough voltage to really scramble them.
 
2011-11-25 11:15:32 PM
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Faraday
 
2011-11-25 11:19:43 PM
I wonder where this is headed. I know I can feel some RF but its only sometimes when I'm near high power microwave transmissions as in the range of 1 meter from 1w at 5 GHz or similar EIRP. I don't like being around it for long but to me its more like that feeling before you start to sunburn where your mind is just giving hints to find some shade. If someone finds a physiological explanation for this, It's going to have some very odd repercussions. If some people are a billion times more sensitive to this than I am, I'm wondering where they can find a cave deep enough to hide in since there is a very large transmitter about 93 million miles away and ever larger ones a couple of thousand of light years away like pulsars that put out such a strong signal that they cause interference. Some pulsars have a distance loss in the range of 420 db yet still cause problems. I don't know where to hide when nature turns it up way past 11.
 
2011-11-25 11:23:52 PM
t0.gstatic.com

Prick.
 
2011-11-25 11:35:29 PM
I remember seeing some idiot on tv getting electrosensetive when a plastic replica of a cellphone was presented to him and he still said it was real because of some memory.
 
2011-11-25 11:45:30 PM

Aquapope: People who live in gauss houses shouldn't


throw ohms?

Just guessin'
 
2011-11-26 12:39:41 AM

Aquapope: Prove it. He should sit inside a mesh gauss box with a big EM transmitter that may or may not be on and tell me it's on better than 50% +/-2% of the time after 500+ tries. Show me how it actually has a negative effect during those times, like sore muscles, headache, vision problems, erectile disfunction, whatever. I'm completely open to this being a possibility -- after all, other EM such as IR, UV and Visible Light have physical effects on bodies-- and if it's such a hardship on him he should be able to show it empirically. C'mon, we're talking science here - he's claiming a scientific phenomenon has a deleterious effect on him, it should be provable. It would be a HUMONGOUS assbust on microwave and Cell transmitters, high-power lines, local substations, etc. It would be terribly useful and beneficial to find out that these things are hazards.

If it is true, and he does suffer from EM as bad as he says, the solution isn't getting rid of EM for everybody else any more than the solution for people allergic to dogs is to get rid of dogs for everybody else. Sorry dude, live in this gauss house and enjoy the gauss jumpsuits.

//Fill in the blank: People who live in gauss houses shouldn't ______ _______!


You'd wanna pump in a ~60Hz buzzing hum for the "electricity" sound.

And in truth, if the EM levels are high enough, it DOES cause perceptible effects, but that doesn't mean the medical effects don't require a psychosomatic component. As people here already said, you pass the EM warning signs and get close enough to a broadcast antenna, you can start to feel "funny", warm even. If you trained yourself to detect that at much lower, biologically inconsequential levels, you could psychosomat yourself into a menagerie of biological complaints which turned on and off with testing EM. AFAIK no one has shown any ability to "hear" EM at levels below that of where OSHA starts mandating those signs though. It'd be remarkable if someone DID.

Hypothetically speaking, if his complaints WERE real, there's no telling if they'd turn on and off with the EM. Ionizing radiation, for example, Slotin and the Chernobyl workers said it caused a metallic taste and buzzing/tingling sensation, but that's not perceptible until extremely high levels.

No, a lower level might require days of continuous exposure and days to manifest symptoms. But the problem here is, the logical assertion to test REQUIRES a period of exposure stated in the hypothesis. That is, if we test it, find we cannot correlate symptoms with an hour on or off in the chamber, he'll say "that's because it requires MANY hours of continuous exposure to cause headaches". His claim is medically plausible. You change the test to keeping him in the chamber for a day with the EM on or off, still no correlation between complaints and EM fields.

Then he says "I think it's a cumulative constant-exposure thing over months" and you're like "You're just moving the bar until the hypothesis is utterly untestable!" which may well be the case, but nonetheless his claims MAY be scientifically plausible.
 
2011-11-26 12:49:14 AM
berkeley.intel-research.netberkeley.intel-research.net

Berkeley tests the effectiveness of various Tinfoil Hat designs (new window)


"For all helmets, we noticed a 30 db amplification at 2.6 Ghz and a 20 db amplification at 1.2 Ghz, regardless of the position of the antenna on the cranium. In addition, all helmets exhibited a marked 20 db attenuation at around 1.5 Ghz, with no significant attenuation beyond 10 db anywhere else."

Holy crap... telling people to wear tinfoil hats to protect themselves against government conspiracies is itself... A CONSPIRACY!!

It turns your head into an antenna!
 
2011-11-26 12:54:39 AM

Aquapope: Prove it. He should sit inside a mesh gauss box with a big EM transmitter that may or may not be on and tell me it's on better than 50% +/-2% of the time after 500+ tries. Show me how it actually has a negative effect during those times, like sore muscles, headache, vision problems, erectile disfunction, whatever. I'm completely open to this being a possibility -- after all, other EM such as IR, UV and Visible Light have physical effects on bodies-- and if it's such a hardship on him he should be able to show it empirically. C'mon, we're talking science here - he's claiming a scientific phenomenon has a deleterious effect on him, it should be provable. It would be a HUMONGOUS assbust on microwave and Cell transmitters, high-power lines, local substations, etc. It would be terribly useful and beneficial to find out that these things are hazards.

If it is true, and he does suffer from EM as bad as he says, the solution isn't getting rid of EM for everybody else any more than the solution for people allergic to dogs is to get rid of dogs for everybody else. Sorry dude, live in this gauss house and enjoy the gauss jumpsuits.

//Fill in the blank: People who live in gauss houses shouldn't ______ _______!


There was a study done a while ago where several people who claim they are hypersensitive to EM were brought into a room and had a phone placed first in front of them then behind them, they were supposed to tell the researchers what they felt when the phone was turned on then if they felt it when a call was placed, most broke out in hives the moment the phone was turned on and one even had heart palpitations when a call was placed, the problem was that the phone was a fake, nothing but a low power battery hooked up to a LCD screen, the transmitter was in the chair they were sitting in and was exposing then to radiation equal to 0.5 to 2.5X the power of a typical smartphone and none of them reacted to the radiation fluctuations only to the thought that a phone near them was on.
I will try to remember to link the study in the morning when I am sober enough to use LexisNexis.
 
2011-11-26 01:11:40 AM

vudukungfu: in before the contrail idiots.


Hey don't make jokes about stuff you know nothing about!

I've SEEN them doing this! Do YOU have any idea what they are spraying??? They like will criss-cross a PLANNED area, different each day!

//aww sorry...I can't continue! I actually have a co-worker that goes off on this shiat, and he FREAKS when I say, umm.. Water vapour? Umm we're 2 KM from the largest airport in Canada?
 
2011-11-26 01:20:52 AM

Justin Bieber's Acne Medication: Aquapope: People who live in gauss houses shouldn't

throw ohms?

Just guessin'


Nice.
 
2011-11-26 01:38:21 AM
juliasmexicocity.typepad.com
 
2011-11-26 02:00:53 AM

ChaoticLimbs: [juliasmexicocity.typepad.com image 500x300]


Man, I'd have a hard time resisting the urge to touch whatever that sign's warning against.
 
2011-11-26 02:17:26 AM
events.liveguide.com.au.s3.amazonaws.com

(Hotlinked)

Would like a word.

(Obscure???)

 
2011-11-26 04:01:04 AM

Aquapope: Prove it. He should sit inside a mesh gauss box with a big EM transmitter that may or may not be on and tell me it's on better than 50% +/-2% of the time after 500+ tries. Show me how it actually has a negative effect during those times, like sore muscles, headache, vision problems, erectile disfunction, whatever. I'm completely open to this being a possibility -- after all, other EM such as IR, UV and Visible Light have physical effects on bodies-- and if it's such a hardship on him he should be able to show it empirically. C'mon, we're talking science here - he's claiming a scientific phenomenon has a deleterious effect on him, it should be provable. It would be a HUMONGOUS assbust on microwave and Cell transmitters, high-power lines, local substations, etc. It would be terribly useful and beneficial to find out that these things are hazards.

If it is true, and he does suffer from EM as bad as he says, the solution isn't getting rid of EM for everybody else any more than the solution for people allergic to dogs is to get rid of dogs for everybody else. Sorry dude, live in this gauss house and enjoy the gauss jumpsuits.

//Fill in the blank: People who live in gauss houses shouldn't ______ _______!


I agree. I'm open to the possibility that this is a real problem, but it seems more likely that he's doing it to himself mentally. And proving that to him might help a great deal.
 
2011-11-26 12:25:59 PM
The Radio quiet zone is not really quite what you think it is, there are still cell phones - it's just that unintentional and interfering RF is both banned AND hunted down - that must be a fun job - Greenbank WV: Wanted: RF Sniffer: Drive truck around and search out illicit, illegeal and unclean RF generation sources and shut them down. Badged and Armed. Apply POB XXXX.....
 
2011-11-26 09:21:06 PM
My electronics teacher tells the story about when he was in the Army, working on a big radar dish receiver. Standing right in between the emitter and the reflector. Suddenly, he noticed that he was sweating, even though it was cold and windy up on the tower.

He scrambled down to the control room and, sure enough, some idiot junior officer had pulled the "lock out" tag off the power switch and turned on the radar.

He had almost ended up being cooked where he stood.
 
2011-11-26 09:24:36 PM

FunkOut: They've got a paint out there that blocks cell phone signals. Has metal particles suspended in the paint so it scatters the signals. When I first read about it, I sooooo hoped movie theatres would start using it.


For a mere $59.95, a jammer can be yours to use illegally, any time you hear a cell phone ringing during your movie.
 
2011-11-28 08:59:52 PM
Digital Portable Phones and Microwave Radiation on the Electrosensitive
Link (new window)

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE
Most vertebrates - including humans - descended from ancestor with 'sixth sense'
Link (new window)

(If this upsets your view of the world, I'm truly sorry that the facts bother you.)

Nice, simple, and to the point.
And Sarcasm-free, was that the problem?
 
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