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(BBC)   "Cosmic" bakery fights construction of cell-phone tower. Says radio waves will disturb the subtle forces involved in making its bread   ( news.bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2014-04-01 10:08:01 AM  
The ironic thing is that those radio waves probably won't penetrate a metal oven.
 
2014-04-01 10:21:10 AM  
Page last updated at 10:30 GMT, Monday, 20 December 2004

FFS subby
 
2014-04-01 10:37:45 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Page last updated at 10:30 GMT, Monday, 20 December 2004

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Check the date.  Then play along.
 
2014-04-01 10:41:58 AM  
This place is going to be even weirder than usual today

/I hate Groundhog Day
 
2014-04-01 10:45:54 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: This place is going to be even weirder than usual today

/I hate Groundhog Day


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Don't post angry!
 
2014-04-01 11:01:30 AM  
Biodynamic Agricultural Association


Aha, that explains all the woo-woo.


...which promotes farming based on a holistic and spiritual understanding of nature.


I'd label it "ritual magic" as opposed to "understanding of nature". More power to you if it works for you and you like the results, but let's call a spade a spade.
 
2014-04-01 11:17:39 AM  
She said the installation of the mast in a position so close to the bakery would "destroy the vitality" of her product, preventing her from working with "subtle, cosmic forces".

"You can't see them, you can't smell them and you can't feel them, but it all comes together in the product."


Oh for fark's sake.  Whenever I hear someone talk about "working with" crystals or chalice well water or subtle, invisible, cosmic forces, I know to put my hand on my wallet.  What do you want to bet her bread costs and arm and a leg, because of the limited production?

She should submit to a blind taste test up against other bakers and even store bakery bread.  I'm sure her cosmic forces will come through in that comparison as well.
 
2014-04-01 11:18:30 AM  
Another example of anti science republicans, amirite?
 
2014-04-01 11:18:47 AM  
THANKS Taft
 
2014-04-01 11:20:18 AM  
if this was true everyone would do it. That's what gets me
 
2014-04-01 11:23:27 AM  
 
2014-04-01 11:23:34 AM  
Can we put our antenna over there on your mountain?

That's our sacred mountain.

It's our sacred antenna.
 
2014-04-01 11:24:37 AM  
Now I want a sammich from Dave's Cosmic Subs.
 
2014-04-01 11:37:46 AM  
Who ya jivin' with that cosmic debris?
 
2014-04-01 11:40:56 AM  
Cosmic bake shop? Is this down near Boomtown?

She sounds like a fruitcake.
 
2014-04-01 11:42:25 AM  

gerrymander: But radio waves are magic power!


You're telling me.  When I can talk to someone in Donetsk, Ukraine, with a mere 1.5 watts worth of power and nothing between us and the ionosphere, that's freakin' *MAGIC* to me.

Especially on a box that someone built as a kit over 30 years ago:

upload.wikimedia.org

/Same model as my "new" toy.
 
2014-04-01 11:52:09 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Page last updated at 10:30 GMT, Monday, 20 December 2004

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Hey all, be sure to check out the drop - down menu at the top. The one that currently reads "not news."

Main page is gonna be a little quieter today.
 
2014-04-01 12:00:22 PM  

SenorPez: THANKS Taft


FARTTAFTBONGO, amirite?
 
2014-04-01 12:03:28 PM  
I have no idea what I am doing here.


-Leonard Nimoy
 
2014-04-01 12:56:59 PM  

dittybopper: gerrymander: But radio waves are magic power!

You're telling me.  When I can talk to someone in Donetsk, Ukraine, with a mere 1.5 watts worth of power and nothing between us and the ionosphere, that's freakin' *MAGIC* to me.

Especially on a box that someone built as a kit over 30 years ago:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]

/Same model as my "new" toy.


Man, I know a lot of people love CB stuff, but you probably shouldn't be using the box as a sex aide.  For one thing, they aren't usually waterproof, so you're bound to destroy the circuits, or at least break off a knob or something, and they're hard to replace.
 
gja
2014-04-01 02:34:19 PM  
Cast my vote for this crazy chic being the finger it that way "wakes and bakes" a tad too often.
 
2014-04-01 02:38:43 PM  

dittybopper: gerrymander: But radio waves are magic power!

You're telling me.  When I can talk to someone in Donetsk, Ukraine, with a mere 1.5 watts worth of power and nothing between us and the ionosphere, that's freakin' *MAGIC* to me.

Especially on a box that someone built as a kit over 30 years ago:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]

/Same model as my "new" toy.



Bouncing signals off the ether of our planet to comminicate with others halfway around this rock is fun to me also.  That HW-7 is a sweet little rig.

"Croonermanblack" --  sorry, but CB'ers can't send Morse Code.  It's not a requirement in ham radio anymore but a whole new generation of hams ARE learning it and using it on the air becasue that's were all the rarest countries are...on CW.

I once, using voice (SSB) had a nice contact from Chicago to the McMurdo Antarctic Research Station on 28.600 mHZ using less power than it takes to open a garage door...usually 100 mW.  My three element Yagi-Uda beam antenna was even pointed the wrong way for that path--and still had a nice contact despite of it.  Now, licenced operators can contact in "digital modes" by using their computer (without internet) to send and recieve using far less than one watt and communicate world wide.

Cb'ers think (mistakenly) that it's all about how much power they can use.  It's not.  Hams know it's all about using the correct antenna and coax.  I am licenced to use 1.5 kW of power, that's more than the AM radio stations you may have down the block in a small town...but I havent used that much in years.  I use 100 watts and less on HF, VHF, and UHF.

I have had skeptics twirl their cell phone at me and say "who needs amateur radio"?

I said...drop that phone in water or have a storm, hurricane, or tornado blow down the cell towers and THEN ask me that same question again.
 
2014-04-01 04:01:26 PM  

kroonermanblack: Man, I know a lot of people love CB stuff,


I'm still pissed that we had 11 Meters taken away from us, and it happened 9 years before I was born.  Don't rub salt into old wounds.
 
2014-04-01 04:46:00 PM  
Why am I not surprised that you two missed the joke entirely. CB people never had much of a sense of humor.
 
2014-04-01 05:09:24 PM  
rockradio1:  I am licenced to use 1.5 kW of power, that's more than the AM radio stations you may have down the block in a small town...but I havent used that much in years.  I use 100 watts and less on HF, VHF, and UHF.


"I heard it, I heard it, I heard it on the X...."
 
2014-04-01 05:10:14 PM  
I'm surprised they didn't say that the damage was the yeast it could do.

Anyone getting a rise out of this?
 
2014-04-01 05:41:29 PM  
Strut naked through the crosswalk in the middle of the week.
 
2014-04-02 07:16:19 AM  

dittybopper: kroonermanblack: Man, I know a lot of people love CB stuff,

I'm still pissed that we had 11 Meters taken away from us, and it happened 9 years before I was born.  Don't rub salt into old wounds.


Yeah, well, I guess subtle humor isn't one of your strong points, is it?  If it was, you'd have notice something a bit off with this statement:

I'm still pissed that we had 11 Meters taken away from us, and it happened 9 years before I was born.  Don't rub salt into old wounds.

Though to be perfectly fair, I've known hams that were still pissed about it.  That's what makes it funny.
 
gja
2014-04-02 08:47:55 AM  

rockradio1: dittybopper: gerrymander: But radio waves are magic power!

You're telling me.  When I can talk to someone in Donetsk, Ukraine, with a mere 1.5 watts worth of power and nothing between us and the ionosphere, that's freakin' *MAGIC* to me.

Especially on a box that someone built as a kit over 30 years ago:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]

/Same model as my "new" toy.


Bouncing signals off the ether of our planet to comminicate with others halfway around this rock is fun to me also.  That HW-7 is a sweet little rig.

"Croonermanblack" --  sorry, but CB'ers can't send Morse Code.  It's not a requirement in ham radio anymore but a whole new generation of hams ARE learning it and using it on the air becasue that's were all the rarest countries are...on CW.

I once, using voice (SSB) had a nice contact from Chicago to the McMurdo Antarctic Research Station on 28.600 mHZ using less power than it takes to open a garage door...usually 100 mW.  My three element Yagi-Uda beam antenna was even pointed the wrong way for that path--and still had a nice contact despite of it.  Now, licenced operators can contact in "digital modes" by using their computer (without internet) to send and recieve using far less than one watt and communicate world wide.

Cb'ers think (mistakenly) that it's all about how much power they can use.  It's not.  Hams know it's all about using the correct antenna and coax.  I am licenced to use 1.5 kW of power, that's more than the AM radio stations you may have down the block in a small town...but I havent used that much in years.  I use 100 watts and less on HF, VHF, and UHF.

I have had skeptics twirl their cell phone at me and say "who needs amateur radio"?

I said...drop that phone in water or have a storm, hurricane, or tornado blow down the cell towers and THEN ask me that same question again.


When people say "What good are radios, why would you need them with cell phones everywhere?"
I just say.....SANDY, ANDREW, KATRINA.
Those pretty little coasters were damned near worthless.
My HF gear? Still working very fine, thankyouverymuch.
 
2014-04-02 11:35:46 AM  

gja: When people say "What good are radios, why would you need them with cell phones everywhere?"
I just say.....SANDY, ANDREW, KATRINA.
Those pretty little coasters were damned near worthless.
My HF gear? Still working very fine, thankyouverymuch.


Yep.

Hell, there was just a minor incident in North-western Massachusetts where cell service was interrupted for days because high winds and rains toppled the tower at the main cell site.

And it doesn't even have to be something like that:  Just after Christmas in 2000, there was a water-main break that flooded the main Verizon switch in Schenectady, NY, and shut down pretty much all land-line and cell service for the area (other providers used Verizon's hardware).  People on the fringes of the outage could get calls through with their cells, but that's it.

Bunch of hams (myself included) got stationed all over the city to provide emergency communications if necessary.

BTW, my main HF antenna came down during Irene.  So I walked back outside in the wind and rain and threw the wire back up into the tree, and I was back on the air with the NYS RACES Net in no time.
 
2014-04-02 11:51:19 AM  

rockradio1: Hams know it's all about using the correct antenna and coax parallel feeders with a link-coupled tuner like a Johnson Matchbox.


FTFY.

/Kidding.
//Knows a rabid JMb/window line guy
///He's also a big AM'er.
 
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