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Old 06-09-2010, 04:30 PM   #41
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:47 PM   #42
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:06 PM   #43
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That old cop standby used for situations in which the closer-to-sane could be warned off from continued disturbing behavior not quite deserving of immediate jail therapy - "If I get another call back here, somebody is going to jail!" - was totally useless. You can't fix imaginary problems without imaginary solutions. So, I've chased herds of imaginary snakes out of houses, performed exorcisms, convinced evil imaginary friends to go away and never come back, analyzed the markings on spaceships hovering overhead to determine that they were actually from a friendly planet, and occasionally made a tinfoil hat to block the crazy rays.


This reminds me of the days early on in my career when I was chasing radio and TV interference. I put many a cable end in a plastic bag or wrapped it in tinfoil to keep the spy rays in the cable. It was really spooky going into a house that had its windows covered with tinfoil when you know the occupant believed the government or the alien next door was using RF or rays to spy on them. You had to be careful about preconceived notions though. I have seen toasters, ductwork, cook stoves fillings and a variety of other items act as receiver in a strong enough RF field.

Freebirds comment about silver and copper reminds me of building Copper Clad Silver Soldered RF shielded rooms to contain the stray signals from 50KW RF Industrial Generators a couple of years later.

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It was really spooky going into a house that had its windows covered with tinfoil .........
I did that when I had just started w*rking. Sunrise here is about 4:00 AM and I was too cheap to buy curtains.
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Hmmmm - I thought people were serving recreational drugs in the kool-aid well before that....

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I guess, for the stated purpose of foil hats, metals with higher electrical conductivities should yield better results. Aluminum is a much better electric conductor than tin. For best protection though, silver or copper should be considered.

Everyone knows you should ALWAYS go with gold, it doesn't tarnish, conducts electricity well, and will ALWAYS yield better results.
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