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The Telecom Digest for Jan 15, 2015
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|Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:06:47 +1100 From: David Clayton <dc33box-usenet2@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: The Town Without Wi-Fi Message-ID: <pan.2015.01.13.08.06.44.76617@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> On Sun, 11 Jan 2015 23:42:20 -0500, Monty Solomon wrote: > The Town Without Wi-Fi > > The residents of Green Bank, West Virginia, can't use cell phones, wi-fi, > or other kinds of modern technology due to a high-tech government > telescope. Recently, this ban has made the town a magnet for technophobes, > and the locals aren't thrilled to have them. > > > http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/the-town-without-wi-fi/ > I almost feel like screaming whenever I see people blame "Smartmeters" for a sudden onset of some sort of physical symptoms - usually on the baseless and incorrect information that is out there on the 'net regarding these devices. Having people claim that these devices - that essentially work in a batch mode transmitting a small amount of data maybe once or twice a day - somehow are suddenly a major source of EMI is just plain wrong, but they keep doing it! Compared to the background EMI from the electricity service itself including all of the devices that consume power, the contribution of a "Smartmeter" would struggle to be measured let alone be significant. The underlying problem I have seen with "Smartmeter" rollouts are people whingeing that their bills are higher because their old, inaccurate electricity meter has finally been replaced by something that now measures consumption accurately and they now have to pay their way. -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have.|
|Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:14:51 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: The Town Without Wi-Fi Message-ID: <20150114221451.GA20888@telecom.csail.mit.edu> On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 11:42:20PM -0500, Monty Solomon wrote: > The residents of Green Bank, West Virginia, can't use cell phones, > wi-fi, or other kinds of modern technology due to a high-tech > government telescope. Recently, this ban has made the town a magnet > for technophobes, and the locals aren't thrilled to have them. I'm not qualified to say whether "electrosensitives" can actually feel the energy coming from a wi-fi transmitter, and I don't want to get into a debate about the effects (or lack thereof) of electromagnetic radiation. But ... I think the residents of Green Bank have the best of both worlds. They still have wired phones, and (I assume) access to DSL, so I doubt they are as cut off as the report makes them out to be. As for not having cellular service, think about it: wouldn't you like to know that once you left work, your time was all your own? I envy them. Bill Horne -- (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly.)|
|Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:17:00 -0500 From: Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: The Town Without Wi-Fi Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Per Monty Solomon: > > >http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/the-town-without-wi-fi/ > I have to wonder whether electrosensivity is a binary condition or it's just that electrosensitives are so sensitive that they are consciously aware of the stress - and the rest of us are still affected, but not enough to feel it. -- Pete Cresswell|
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