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(Santa Monica Daily Press)   Unexplained aches and pains? It's probably because of wi-fi parking meters. You should sue the city. For $1.7 billion. Plus $1.7 million a month. It's only fair considering the trauma you've been through   (smdp.com) divider line 129
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2012-08-15 07:44:28 PM

ttc2301: In all seriousness, I don't understand the concern about wi-fi when police radar has been spewing ionizing radiation around for decades and at much more dangerous frequencies.


Link

Also - BHA
 
2012-08-15 07:44:53 PM
Apparently this lady is so full of shiat, the weight and stink of it crashed the damn server...
 
2012-08-15 07:45:28 PM
This is happening in California, which has a very high density of trial lawyers per capita, so she just might win.
 
2012-08-15 07:45:49 PM

ClavellBCMI: farkityfarker: AliceBToklasLives: Tyrosine Correlations, direct or otherwise, do not show cause.

So there's only a constant conjunction between me hitting the "quote" button and absolutely nothing happening?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 163x200]

It's working for me now, but a few minutes ago there was no quote button at all.

They briefly broke the quote function when they updated the "add comment" feature.


well, I need something to whine about, so there's that

/works now
 
2012-08-15 07:46:03 PM
Do me a favor and think for a moment about that big ball of fire in the sky, and realize that that thing sitting millions of miles away has infinitely more potential to make you sick than wi-fi does.

farking Luddites.
 
2012-08-15 07:46:18 PM

chaosweaver: I would like to remind everyone of the following facts: paint chips are not a good snack, green glowsticks are not filled with mountain dew, and radio waves will not melt your brain. That was accomplished by your paint and glowstick fueled caniption fit.


From the shadows you hide
you are hollow inside

wallpaper.metalship.org
 
2012-08-15 07:47:00 PM

farkityfarker: She is hoping to move out of Santa Monica within the year to escape the wireless soup.

Where does she plan to live where she won't be exposed to the signals from her neighbors' wireless routers?


The United States National Radio Quiet Zone; by Federal law, no wi-fi, no cell phones, no wireless anything.
upload.wikimedia.org
"Due to the restrictions, the area has attracted people who believe they suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity."
 
2012-08-15 07:47:18 PM
So now people are making up more fake "diseases" like fibromyalgia and lupus?
 
2012-08-15 07:47:31 PM
I think she's Crazy.

But I do want to know why a city would pay for a wifi connection to jack a card reader into a receiver 5 to 8 feet away when you could hard wire it for .05/ft. And we know it has a digital readout, so there's power there already. Unless it's solar and then I just park where I want to after midnight.
 
2012-08-15 07:48:06 PM

MrEricSir: Osomatic: China White Tea: I've always thought it would be fun to chase one of these "wifi sensitive" types around with a wireless router. When they flip their shiat, open the case to reveal that it's just a battery powering an LED and ask them if they now believe that they are farking crazy.

No doubt the answer you would get: "Well, I was probably being bombarded with wi-fi signals from somewhere *else* nearby. That's why my sensitivities were triggered."

Then conduct the experiment in a faraday cage, and have radiation sensors to prove that it's working.


All that would prove is that they are more sensitive than the radiation sensors.
 
2012-08-15 07:48:41 PM
Huh, the FARK squirrel ate my link: here she is again.
 
2012-08-15 07:48:47 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: chaosweaver: I would like to remind everyone of the following facts: paint chips are not a good snack, green glowsticks are not filled with mountain dew, and radio waves will not melt your brain. That was accomplished by your paint and glowstick fueled caniption fit.

From the shadows you hide
you are hollow inside

[wallpaper.metalship.org image 600x400]


Nice. Prefer the original singer myself though.
 
2012-08-15 07:49:13 PM
So wait... is her theory that bacteria hitch a ride on wifi signals into her ear?
 
2012-08-15 07:49:34 PM

Osomatic: 50 bucks says it still wouldn't convince them.


Probably not, but it will convince those who are convinced by scientific demonstrations. Which is the best one can hope for, really.
 
2012-08-15 07:49:35 PM

bmihura: This is happening in California, which has a very high density of trial lawyers per capita, so she just might win.


Despite what you hear, we're not actually all crazy here, not even in the People's Republic of Santa Monica. I think it'll be okay. Even if she did win, good luck to her collecting it. 1.7 billion is probably the city's entire revenue for the next 20 years or so.
 
2012-08-15 07:49:46 PM
You guys don't know what you're talking about. My psychic told me that wifi radiation was a real problem.
(Apparently it doesn't just make you sick, but it interferes with the communications channel between sensitives and Mother Shibubu).
 
2012-08-15 07:49:53 PM

GilRuiz1: farkityfarker: She is hoping to move out of Santa Monica within the year to escape the wireless soup.

Where does she plan to live where she won't be exposed to the signals from her neighbors' wireless routers?

The United States National Radio Quiet Zone; by Federal law, no wi-fi, no cell phones, no wireless anything.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x277]
"Due to the restrictions, the area has attracted people who believe they suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity."


And yet you're still going to be bombarded with radio waves living there.

That's one expensive placebo...
 
2012-08-15 07:50:20 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: chaosweaver: I would like to remind everyone of the following facts: paint chips are not a good snack, green glowsticks are not filled with mountain dew, and radio waves will not melt your brain. That was accomplished by your paint and glowstick fueled caniption fit.

From the shadows you hide
you are hollow inside


Is that a crack about me being a Ginger?

/Has as much hair as the guy up front, now, as well.
 
2012-08-15 07:51:08 PM

ZoeNekros: So wait... is her theory that bacteria hitch a ride on wifi signals into her ear?


Well, computers get viruses all the time, don't then?
 
2012-08-15 07:51:40 PM

Osomatic: bmihura: This is happening in California, which has a very high density of trial lawyers per capita, so she just might win.

Despite what you hear, we're not actually all crazy here, not even in the People's Republic of Santa Monica. I think it'll be okay. Even if she did win, good luck to her collecting it. 1.7 billion is probably the city's entire revenue for the next 20 years or so.


What, Santa Monica hasn't sold their meters to Abu Dhabi yet?

/damn socialists
 
2012-08-15 07:52:24 PM

chaosweaver: Jon iz teh kewl: chaosweaver: I would like to remind everyone of the following facts: paint chips are not a good snack, green glowsticks are not filled with mountain dew, and radio waves will not melt your brain. That was accomplished by your paint and glowstick fueled caniption fit.

From the shadows you hide
you are hollow inside

Is that a crack about me being a Ginger?

/Has as much hair as the guy up front, now, as well.


Can't tell if serious... -_-
 
2012-08-15 07:53:58 PM
www.zug.com
 
2012-08-15 07:54:37 PM

Shmopee: Jon iz teh kewl: chaosweaver: I would like to remind everyone of the following facts: paint chips are not a good snack, green glowsticks are not filled with mountain dew, and radio waves will not melt your brain. That was accomplished by your paint and glowstick fueled caniption fit.

From the shadows you hide
you are hollow inside

[wallpaper.metalship.org image 600x400]

Nice. Prefer the original singer myself though.


uhhh durrrrreee??? singer that's Christian Alvestam you horrible person.
 
2012-08-15 07:56:10 PM

Shmopee: chaosweaver: Jon iz teh kewl: chaosweaver: I would like to remind everyone of the following facts: paint chips are not a good snack, green glowsticks are not filled with mountain dew, and radio waves will not melt your brain. That was accomplished by your paint and glowstick fueled caniption fit.

From the shadows you hide
you are hollow inside

Is that a crack about me being a Ginger?

/Has as much hair as the guy up front, now, as well.

Can't tell if serious... -_-


Why would I lie about being a Ginger?
 
2012-08-15 07:57:07 PM

chaosweaver: Is that a crack about me being a Ginger?


us10.memecdn.com
 
2012-08-15 07:57:44 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: Shmopee: Jon iz teh kewl: chaosweaver: I would like to remind everyone of the following facts: paint chips are not a good snack, green glowsticks are not filled with mountain dew, and radio waves will not melt your brain. That was accomplished by your paint and glowstick fueled caniption fit.

From the shadows you hide
you are hollow inside

[wallpaper.metalship.org image 600x400]

Nice. Prefer the original singer myself though.

uhhh durrrrreee??? singer that's Christian Alvestam you horrible person.


So it is. My fault for not actually looking at the picture and just assuming it was recent.

/chastised
 
2012-08-15 07:58:34 PM

meat0918: GilRuiz1: farkityfarker: She is hoping to move out of Santa Monica within the year to escape the wireless soup.

Where does she plan to live where she won't be exposed to the signals from her neighbors' wireless routers?

The United States National Radio Quiet Zone; by Federal law, no wi-fi, no cell phones, no wireless anything.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x277]
"Due to the restrictions, the area has attracted people who believe they suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity."

And yet you're still going to be bombarded with radio waves living there.

That's one expensive placebo...


She'll be able to afford it with her $1.7 billion settlement.
 
2012-08-15 07:59:44 PM

gingerjet: chaosweaver: Is that a crack about me being a Ginger?


You WOULD have that ready for use at any time....
 
2012-08-15 08:00:35 PM

chaosweaver: Shmopee: chaosweaver: Jon iz teh kewl: chaosweaver: I would like to remind everyone of the following facts: paint chips are not a good snack, green glowsticks are not filled with mountain dew, and radio waves will not melt your brain. That was accomplished by your paint and glowstick fueled caniption fit.

From the shadows you hide
you are hollow inside

Is that a crack about me being a Ginger?

/Has as much hair as the guy up front, now, as well.

Can't tell if serious... -_-

Why would I lie about being a Ginger?


Touche...was talking about how you don't seem to recognize the lyrics from the song that I assume your handle came from, but I've been already been burned once in the last five minutes for assuming...
 
2012-08-15 08:01:27 PM

chaosweaver: You WOULD have that ready for use at any time....


Of course. Just look at my name ...
 
2012-08-15 08:03:52 PM
Non-ionizing radiation is non-ionizing, this is like middle-school-level science nowadays so I suspect even judges know it.
 
2012-08-15 08:06:10 PM

Shmopee: Jon iz teh kewl: Shmopee: Jon iz teh kewl: chaosweaver: I would like to remind everyone of the following facts: paint chips are not a good snack, green glowsticks are not filled with mountain dew, and radio waves will not melt your brain. That was accomplished by your paint and glowstick fueled caniption fit.

From the shadows you hide
you are hollow inside

[wallpaper.metalship.org image 600x400]

Nice. Prefer the original singer myself though.

uhhh durrrrreee??? singer that's Christian Alvestam you horrible person.

So it is. My fault for not actually looking at the picture and just assuming it was recent.

/chastised


RWAWRR
www.fourteeng.net
 
2012-08-15 08:09:03 PM
@ Shmopee : I actually had been using this handle for things long before i'd even heard of these guys. I just felt that a ginger joke would get more attention. Which it seems to have.
 
2012-08-15 08:10:01 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: Shmopee: Jon iz teh kewl: Shmopee: Jon iz teh kewl: chaosweaver: I would like to remind everyone of the following facts: paint chips are not a good snack, green glowsticks are not filled with mountain dew, and radio waves will not melt your brain. That was accomplished by your paint and glowstick fueled caniption fit.

From the shadows you hide
you are hollow inside

[wallpaper.metalship.org image 600x400]

Nice. Prefer the original singer myself though.

uhhh durrrrreee??? singer that's Christian Alvestam you horrible person.

So it is. My fault for not actually looking at the picture and just assuming it was recent.

/chastised

RWAWRR
[www.fourteeng.net image 402x270]


Jaysus...he's so Angry Swedish in that picture it makes my soul hurt...

/Wants to make Finntroll joke, comes up empty
 
2012-08-15 08:11:24 PM

chaosweaver: @ Shmopee : I actually had been using this handle for things long before i'd even heard of these guys. I just felt that a ginger joke would get more attention. Which it seems to have.


Well played, Clerks, well played...
 
2012-08-15 08:13:26 PM

This poster says: Returning legal extortion to the government--I like it. I say good for her.


She sounds like a kook, but Fight the Man! If the parking meters get removed she is a hero.

City's have budget problems why not eliminate whole departments like the parking department. I don't want to pay for their extravagant pensions. You can't even fight a parking ticket in court I've tried. You get sent to an administrative panel and not request a jury trial. fark the Parking Nazis.
 
2012-08-15 08:15:39 PM

Shmopee: chaosweaver: @ Shmopee : I actually had been using this handle for things long before i'd even heard of these guys. I just felt that a ginger joke would get more attention. Which it seems to have.

Well played, Clerks, well played...


I have my moments. They are few and far between, but I still have them.
 
2012-08-15 08:15:44 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Every time I hear some nut claiming that Wi-Fi is causing them harm, I think of this lady:

[www.clublexus.com image 464x542]


I'm too lazy to go hunting for it but I'd sure like to know how all that turned out 8 years later. That growing mass is what, 7 now?
 
2012-08-15 08:19:24 PM

fanbladesaresharp: ArcadianRefugee: Every time I hear some nut claiming that Wi-Fi is causing them harm, I think of this lady:

[www.clublexus.com image 464x542]

I'm too lazy to go hunting for it but I'd sure like to know how all that turned out 8 years later. That growing mass is what, 7 now?


And I'm sure it's developmental problems are because of the jackhammers, and not her two-pack-a-day habit.
 
2012-08-15 08:22:25 PM
none of us has had a breath of untainted air or a sip of pure water in our lives. the damage and decay of mankind's progress began long before our birth. and the lot of you are as arrogant and full of yourselves as can be. you speak like you have all the answers, you know the truths. morans. go back to your piss-ant colleges and get your money back. you've learned nothing.
 
2012-08-15 08:23:35 PM

Osomatic: bmihura: This is happening in California, which has a very high density of trial lawyers per capita, so she just might win.

Despite what you hear, we're not actually all crazy here, not even in the People's Republic of Santa Monica. I think it'll be okay. Even if she did win, good luck to her collecting it. 1.7 billion is probably the city's entire revenue for the next 20 years or so.


Go visit the Peoples Republic of Arcata. Lots of moonbats and not many lawyers. The crazy gets to simmer a while before it boils over.
 
2012-08-15 08:30:24 PM
Ah, yes. Electromagnetic sensitivity and "well-being." The last, desperate gasp of plaintiff's firms to get some money out of all those cell phone suits.
 
2012-08-15 08:31:11 PM

KrispyKritter: none of us has had a breath of untainted air or a sip of pure water in our lives. the damage and decay of mankind's progress began long before our birth. and the lot of you are as arrogant and full of yourselves as can be. you speak like you have all the answers, you know the truths. morans. go back to your piss-ant colleges and get your money back. you've learned nothing.


Well, I'm glad I didn't go to college, then.
 
2012-08-15 08:32:56 PM

fanbladesaresharp: ArcadianRefugee: Every time I hear some nut claiming that Wi-Fi is causing them harm, I think of this lady:

[www.clublexus.com image 464x542]

I'm too lazy to go hunting for it but I'd sure like to know how all that turned out 8 years later. That growing mass is what, 7 now?


Best I could do. Wanders into tl;dr territory, but the first paragraph is cringe inducing and a good summary.
 
2012-08-15 08:37:27 PM

Ed Finnerty: She's willing to settle for a fresh roll of Reynold's Wrap. The fancy non-stick kind.


That was so far out of left field I snorted my OJ. I applaud you.
 
2012-08-15 08:42:37 PM
I figured there would at least be one dr evil pic
 
2012-08-15 08:45:53 PM

MrEricSir: ignite ice: I don't want to wait another few decades before impartial parties look at the true data and see the direct correlations between wireless signals and an array of health risks.

Since you've already made up your mind, why do you care about science?


well, at one point, science had said that both asbestos and DDT were awesome. And how many drugs that were once deemed safe to use have been taken off the market as more datapoints were filled in.

Just because the science of today thinks something is okay, it doesn't mean that the science of tomorrow won't find things differently.
 
2012-08-15 08:47:30 PM

snowshovel: MrEricSir: ignite ice: I don't want to wait another few decades before impartial parties look at the true data and see the direct correlations between wireless signals and an array of health risks.

Since you've already made up your mind, why do you care about science?

well, at one point, science had said that both asbestos and DDT were awesome. And how many drugs that were once deemed safe to use have been taken off the market as more datapoints were filled in.

Just because the science of today thinks something is okay, it doesn't mean that the science of tomorrow won't find things differently.


Asbestos is awesome as an insulator. It'll also kill you 30-40 years later if you breathe it in, but that doesn't stop it from being an awesome insulator.
 
2012-08-15 08:48:00 PM
FTA: A very vocal minority of people have begun raising the issue of whether or not that is enough.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-15 09:21:51 PM

chaosweaver: ArcadianRefugee: Every time I hear some nut claiming that Wi-Fi is causing them harm, I think of this lady:

This is real?


Yes. I've lived in Roanoke since '97, and was one of the many people who clipped, scanned, and uploaded that little gem.
 
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