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2020-12-02 2:23:08 PM  
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2020-12-02 2:30:14 PM  
There needs to be a "hilarious" or "dumb" vote next to the "for" or "against" vote.

Dunno which I would pick, though.
 
2020-12-02 2:35:39 PM  
Please, my capitalism can only get so erect!
 
2020-12-02 2:39:52 PM  
In my day, we wrapped our heads in tinfoil, and we liked it!
 
2020-12-02 2:40:44 PM  

jars.traptone: Please, my capitalism can only get so erect!


$190 for the first metal box.
shiat, that's a rip off. I'll break your router for a cool $150!
 
2020-12-02 2:41:55 PM  
Somebody tell them about the radio in their phone.
 
2020-12-02 2:42:01 PM  
This is one of the great trolls of 2020.
 
2020-12-02 2:46:47 PM  
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2020-12-02 2:52:51 PM  
How do these people not choke to death on their own tongue?
 
2020-12-02 3:04:01 PM  
These people would have a seizure if two neurons happened to fire at once.
 
2020-12-02 3:06:13 PM  
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2020-12-02 3:11:09 PM  
Footage of these people trying to figure out steps


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2020-12-02 3:16:19 PM  

Mr.Tangent: Somebody tell them about the radio in their phone.


What radio, it's an app that I use so I don't have to have a radio.  Jeez.
 
2020-12-02 3:20:29 PM  
At least it will keep them from reinforcing their own conspiracies on the internet.
 
2020-12-02 3:23:20 PM  
How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?
 
2020-12-02 3:25:15 PM  

FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?


IT JUST MAKES SENSE OK!
 
2020-12-02 3:25:44 PM  
What about the squid storms?
 
2020-12-02 3:30:11 PM  

Mr.Tangent: FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?

IT JUST MAKES SENSE OK!


Simple logic. check out the pirates to temperature ratio if you want to study it out.

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2020-12-02 3:30:39 PM  

Mr.Tangent: FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?

IT JUST MAKES SENSE OK!


The pitch on these devices is that they block the band "EMF" rays but let the good wi-fi through.

Because, of course, a steel cage can totes tell which is which
 
2020-12-02 3:31:30 PM  
I could have sworn this was a joke until I noticed the "Verified Purchaser" tag on the reviews....

Holy crap people are stupid.  I suppose I should not have expected anything less from people who actually believe the 5G conspiracy, though.
 
2020-12-02 3:32:37 PM  
About a decade or so ago I did phone support.

Person calling me because they can't get any signal in their house, despite the cell tower being 1/4 mile away across an open field.  Have full bars once they set foot outside.

Lots of questions, tests, etc.

"Let me guess.  You live in a stucco house, with stucco over a wire mesh?"
"Yeah, how did you guess?"
"You live in a faraday cage."
 
2020-12-02 3:37:32 PM  

jake_lex: Mr.Tangent: FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?

IT JUST MAKES SENSE OK!

The pitch on these devices is that they block the band "EMF" rays but let the good wi-fi through.

Because, of course, a steel cage can totes tell which is which


Uh, obviously the radio waves that are small enough can make it through the bars.

Like your nmicrowave oven. Note that the microwaves are kept inside, but the light from the lightbulb still gets through the door.

Same deal.
 
2020-12-02 3:39:22 PM  

jake_lex: Mr.Tangent: FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?

IT JUST MAKES SENSE OK!

The pitch on these devices is that they block the band "EMF" rays but let the good wi-fi through.

Because, of course, a steel cage can totes tell which is which



I was about to go look up the frequency bands for 5G and WiFi, and dig out my old microwave textbook.  Then I could figure out what a mesh sized appropriately for the half-wavelength of 5G would be, and calculate the attenuation of the various WiFi bands.

Then I realized that the people buying this shiat wouldn't understand the math, and wouldn't believe that an engineer would tell the truth about the math.  Hell, they probably think that calculus is a conspiracy.
 
2020-12-02 3:43:06 PM  
That's just beautiful, man.
 
2020-12-02 3:46:09 PM  

FrancoFile: jake_lex: Mr.Tangent: FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?

IT JUST MAKES SENSE OK!

The pitch on these devices is that they block the band "EMF" rays but let the good wi-fi through.

Because, of course, a steel cage can totes tell which is which


I was about to go look up the frequency bands for 5G and WiFi, and dig out my old microwave textbook.  Then I could figure out what a mesh sized appropriately for the half-wavelength of 5G would be, and calculate the attenuation of the various WiFi bands.

Then I realized that the people buying this shiat wouldn't understand the math, and wouldn't believe that an engineer would tell the truth about the math.  Hell, they probably think that calculus is a conspiracy.


Yeah, these nuts are on a completely different wavelength.
 
2020-12-02 3:46:35 PM  
The only sanity I could find while looking this sort of thing up is buried in this page:

https://emfempowerment.com/wifi-route​r​-guards/

Hard-wire
This may be the last resort for some folks but replacing your WiFi with Ethernet would be the best possible solution for WiFi EMF reduction. A hardwired ethernet connection produces very little RF-EMF radiation, in addition to delivering faster internet speeds and a more secure connection. This option takes some effort, but it allows you to enjoy the benefits of having an internet connection without all the added risk of radiation exposure.


If you're worried about electromagnetic radiation farkin' you up, and you're a moron if you are, but in case you are a moron, going hard-wired is the way to do it.  I actually ran CAT-5e cable from the router in the kitchen to the littlebopper's room because he needed faster speeds for his hyper-twitch fast FPS games.
 
2020-12-02 3:47:31 PM  

FrancoFile: jake_lex: Mr.Tangent: FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?

IT JUST MAKES SENSE OK!

The pitch on these devices is that they block the band "EMF" rays but let the good wi-fi through.

Because, of course, a steel cage can totes tell which is which


I was about to go look up the frequency bands for 5G and WiFi, and dig out my old microwave textbook.  Then I could figure out what a mesh sized appropriately for the half-wavelength of 5G would be, and calculate the attenuation of the various WiFi bands.

Then I realized that the people buying this shiat wouldn't understand the math, and wouldn't believe that an engineer would tell the truth about the math.  Hell, they probably think that calculus is a conspiracy.


My VR system uses WiGig which is up there in that band.  When I've talked to 5G worriers, I mentioned that and they become a character from Idiocracy akin to wondering what sports drink plants crave.

And I would be surprised if a 5G signal isn't blocked by your freaking house.
 
2020-12-02 4:10:17 PM  

UberDave: FrancoFile: jake_lex: Mr.Tangent: FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?

IT JUST MAKES SENSE OK!

The pitch on these devices is that they block the band "EMF" rays but let the good wi-fi through.

Because, of course, a steel cage can totes tell which is which


I was about to go look up the frequency bands for 5G and WiFi, and dig out my old microwave textbook.  Then I could figure out what a mesh sized appropriately for the half-wavelength of 5G would be, and calculate the attenuation of the various WiFi bands.

Then I realized that the people buying this shiat wouldn't understand the math, and wouldn't believe that an engineer would tell the truth about the math.  Hell, they probably think that calculus is a conspiracy.

My VR system uses WiGig which is up there in that band.  When I've talked to 5G worriers, I mentioned that and they become a character from Idiocracy akin to wondering what sports drink plants crave.

And I would be surprised if a 5G signal isn't blocked by your freaking house.


We don't have 5G here yet but what I've heard is mm Wave variant is highly line of site dependent, go figure. The lesser 5G variants are closer to traditional cell frequencies so expect similar.

The radars used by vehicle safety systems that vehicles come equipped with these days operates in the 20ishGHz range
 
2020-12-02 4:14:37 PM  
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2020-12-02 4:19:55 PM  

jake_lex: Mr.Tangent: FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?

IT JUST MAKES SENSE OK!

The pitch on these devices is that they block the band "EMF" rays but let the good wi-fi through.

Because, of course, a steel cage can totes tell which is which


OH!
 
2020-12-02 4:53:34 PM  
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2020-12-02 4:53:49 PM  

jars.traptone: Please, my capitalism can only get so erect!


You know some dudes were sitting around, getting high and talking about how dumb people are...and viola!! An idea was born!

Good for them for cashing in on dummies.
 
2020-12-02 4:55:15 PM  

jake_lex: Mr.Tangent: FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?

IT JUST MAKES SENSE OK!

The pitch on these devices is that they block the band "EMF" rays but let the good wi-fi through.

Because, of course, a steel cage can totes tell which is which


It actually can if they are of widely differing frequencies. Shorter wavelengths can penetrate smaller openings that larger ones can't. That's why FM radio stations at a higher frequency and shorter wavelength usually work in highway tunnels that block AM broadcast radio stations.
 
2020-12-02 4:57:54 PM  
you know what blocks a lot of EMF?  Water!
oh snap, new product idea!
 
2020-12-02 5:12:34 PM  
I wish I didn't have a soul or sense of self-worth, just so I could sell this shiat to these morons. But part of me wonders how rich you can actually get selling junk. 90 thousand dollars in profit for 20 hours of work would still be better than nothing.
 
2020-12-02 5:14:12 PM  
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2020-12-02 5:19:24 PM  

FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?


STUDY IT OUT!
 
2020-12-02 5:20:35 PM  
Why all the resistance to 5G? Accept the Mind Control. It's blisssssss.
 
2020-12-02 5:29:02 PM  
I bet the is no faraday cage on their cellphones. I haven't held a router up to my head in a while.  Also ethernet cable if it's keeping you up at night.
 
2020-12-02 5:39:17 PM  

Mr.Tangent: UberDave: FrancoFile: jake_lex: Mr.Tangent: FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?

IT JUST MAKES SENSE OK!

The pitch on these devices is that they block the band "EMF" rays but let the good wi-fi through.

Because, of course, a steel cage can totes tell which is which


I was about to go look up the frequency bands for 5G and WiFi, and dig out my old microwave textbook.  Then I could figure out what a mesh sized appropriately for the half-wavelength of 5G would be, and calculate the attenuation of the various WiFi bands.

Then I realized that the people buying this shiat wouldn't understand the math, and wouldn't believe that an engineer would tell the truth about the math.  Hell, they probably think that calculus is a conspiracy.

My VR system uses WiGig which is up there in that band.  When I've talked to 5G worriers, I mentioned that and they become a character from Idiocracy akin to wondering what sports drink plants crave.

And I would be surprised if a 5G signal isn't blocked by your freaking house.

We don't have 5G here yet but what I've heard is mm Wave variant is highly line of site dependent, go figure. The lesser 5G variants are closer to traditional cell frequencies so expect similar.

The radars used by vehicle safety systems that vehicles come equipped with these days operates in the 20ishGHz range


Without looking it up, I believe what the are shooting for is what both of us are describing.  The "lower" frequency 5G is what we're getting now, in certain areas.

My WiGig is *near* the "final phase" (or whatever) 5G but it's not in the *exact* water-absorbing spec.  It sure as shiat requires line of site.  I've posted on here about this before but it will lose half the signal at less than 10 feet is someone stands between the trans/receivers.  But to throw *two* 1440x1600 videos at 90Hz across the air is freaking amazing.

And it is capable *beyond* what my hardware can produce - I tried increasing my antenna cable from 6 to 10 feet using a *high* quality gold plated and shielded cable and the transmission/receive hardware on the computer-side couldn't handle the extra 4 goddam feet.  Some people have got that to work though...so they say.
 
2020-12-02 6:05:02 PM  

Mr.Tangent: phone


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2020-12-02 6:36:49 PM  

dittybopper: If you're worried about electromagnetic radiation farkin' you up, and you're a moron if you are...


That stuff is harmless, which is why I never wear any sunblock and enjoy keeping my cobalt-60 stash on my night stand.
 
2020-12-02 7:00:49 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: dittybopper: If you're worried about electromagnetic radiation farkin' you up, and you're a moron if you are...

That stuff is harmless, which is why I never wear any sunblock and enjoy keeping my cobalt-60 stash on my night stand.


Wow. Gamma radiation! Think of the bandwidth!!!

(And when we finally achieve gamma radiation modulation, I expect dittybopper to continue to use Morse Code. ;-)   CW Forever!!!! )
 
2020-12-02 7:04:48 PM  
Psssh, electromagnetic radiation is for chumps. Real Men use aetheric radiation. I get 3,200 cogitations per minute in my home network. Means I can watch my head-movies in HD.
 
2020-12-02 7:06:46 PM  
Hmmm.

How would you modulate ionizing radiation? Whatever material you're using is going to be severely disrupted (aka: farked up, because that's what ionizing radiation does; knocks electrons off your precious molecules).

Oh well, I'm sure some amazing mathlete and/or powerphysicist will figure it out.
 
2020-12-02 7:51:59 PM  

Destructor: Hmmm.

How would you modulate ionizing radiation? Whatever material you're using is going to be severely disrupted (aka: farked up, because that's what ionizing radiation does; knocks electrons off your precious molecules).

Oh well, I'm sure some amazing mathlete and/or powerphysicist will figure it out.


I imagine a future where MeV+ photons carry signals through advanced fiber-optic-like lines and when the dog accidentally disconnects the modem you have to evacuate the room.
 
2020-12-02 7:57:18 PM  

Destructor: Wow. Gamma radiation! Think of the bandwidth!!!

(And when we finally achieve gamma radiation modulation, I expect dittybopper to continue to use Morse Code. ;-) CW Forever!!!! )


They're working up to it.

It really doesn't do so great in the atmosphere, though.
 
2020-12-02 8:14:54 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: I imagine a future where MeV+ photons carry signals through advanced fiber-optic-like lines and when the dog accidentally disconnects the modem you have to evacuate the room.


Truly, I regret I have but one funny to give.

Professor Science: They're working up to it.

It really doesn't do so great in the atmosphere, though.


It's like that famous Abraham Lincoln Theorem: All radiation can cut through anything, if you have enough energy to do it.
 
2020-12-02 8:58:59 PM  
COVID isn't the virus everyone should be afraid of.

It's stupidity.  Time to isolate these morons from the rest of the world.  Is Montana being used for anything important?
 
2020-12-02 9:15:07 PM  

FrancoFile: How does blocking 5G from getting into your router protect you from catching Coronavirus?


The 'rona uses a lot of bandwidth man - study it out
 
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