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(The Sun)   Woman forced to live like rat in cage because of electromagnetic allergy, despite all her rage   ( divider line
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2012-11-23 01:58:57 AM  

Nintenfreak: MarkEC: Microwave Auditory Effect

Oh, so that's what that is. I always had this uncanny ability to hear a CRT TV somewhere nearby being turned on, and could never figure out why. I'd ask my parents and they'd tell me I'm imagining stuff.

Actually, that's just because CRT TVs produce a high-pitched ringing noise.
2012-11-23 07:48:10 AM  

vrax: smadge1: [ image 300x405]

Yeah, I bet it's electromagnetism that's causing all your problems, not all the crap you fill your body with...

This is the key to her wellness:

Makes perfect sense. Do they make one that can go on my schlong?
2012-11-23 08:27:57 AM  

Kotecks: Tr0mBoNe: I spend 10-12 hours in a faraday cage each day and my social life sucks too. I'm not a hypochondriac hippy though.. just a software engineer.

Why would a software engineer work in a faraday cage?

Sorry, had to go back in the cage.

2012-11-23 09:12:24 AM  

ur14me: Bull.


Nothing more than a case of "let's make up a malady that the doctors can't diagnose, claim disability and clean up."

"Specially-designed laptop" my furry butt.

Put her in a closed box. Randomly subject her to EMF varying both in amplitude and duration. Correlate any response.

Sounds like an actual plan.

Normally allergies actually do things that have provable, repeated effects with exposure. I know when I get near berillium hives will run from the point of contact and I'll get hives.
2012-11-23 09:47:09 AM  

A Terrible Human: smadge1: [ image 300x405]

Yeah, I bet it's electromagnetism that's causing all your problems, not all the crap you fill your body with...

Yeah that all that looks like homeopathic garbage and I don't believe she has an electromagnetic allergy. I can believe though she has some kind of anxiety disorder and a delusional disorder.

The basic concept of a Faraday cage is actually scientifically sound. The problem is that the object being shielded has to be completely inside the cage. A "Faraday scarf" around your head doesn't make any meaningful difference, because your body isn't shielded: likewise with the more infamous tinfoil hat. If you made something like a burqa from this kind of fabric, and paired it with shoes designed along similar lines, that might actually work, but just try suggesting this to people. Go on; I dare you.

This is not to say that she's necessarily crazy; I'm not qualified to make that diagnosis. But if the scarf alleviates her symptoms, then whatever she has, be it physical or mental, is most definitely not caused by EMF: the proof is in the simple fact that she can walk around immersed in the stuff and feel fine. She needs to be looking at other possibilities.
2012-11-23 01:55:15 PM  

KrispyKritter: there is never a lack of arrogant know it all's on Fark. mankind tinkering with electricity has mucked with our natural flow of electrons from first exposure. think of the electrical power and transmissions that have been added over time. the list is now extensive. and you good folks that know damn well how corporations will gladly hide or hinder the truths of how detrimental their wares are (pollution from motor vehicles, danger of microwave ovens for example) are so quick to pretend you know everything. didn't you have one single school teacher that taught you to question things or to think for yourself?

maybe they have you all fooled but they haven't pulled the wool over my eyes. i'm not so ignorant that i cannot do a little research and find out for myself that all sorts of damage is being done to people and animals. don't play the fool my friends. 15 minutes worth of research will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up from fright.

one example: you've seen paths of high power wires going from tower to tower that supply and feed the grid? that land is owned by the power cos. where population is nearby deer caught on that they could graze this land without fear of being shot by hunters. it didn't take too long and it was noticed the deer population ceased grazing this land in so many areas. it was because the exposure from the power lines, the deer became sterile and ceased to have little ones so in time the adults died off or were killed and left no legacy behind.
2012-11-24 03:52:31 PM

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