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WillBrink
12-06-2005, 10:41 PM
For those of you who think those aluminum foil hats you wear will protect you from the 'gubments' mind controll....think again!


On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets:

An Empirical Study
Ali Rahimi1, Ben Recht 2, Jason Taylor 2, Noah Vawter 2
17 Feb 2005

1: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, MIT.
2: Media Laboratory, MIT.

Abstract

Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government's invasive abilities. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze for this reason.

Cont: http://people.csail.mit.edu/rahimi/helmet/


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elissalowe
12-06-2005, 10:58 PM
For those of you who think those aluminum foil hats you wear will protect you from the 'gubments' mind controll....think again!


On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets:

An Empirical Study
Ali Rahimi1, Ben Recht 2, Jason Taylor 2, Noah Vawter 2
17 Feb 2005

1: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, MIT.
2: Media Laboratory, MIT.

Abstract

Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government's invasive abilities. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze for this reason.

Cont: http://people.csail.mit.edu/rahimi/helmet/


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ROFL - this looks like the "studies" that used to appear in the "Journal of Irreproducible Results." Who says scientists don't have a sense of humor?

Well, some scientists do, at any rate.

On the other hand, these people are in for a rude awakening: http://zapatopi.net/afdb/testimonials.html

JHalstead
12-07-2005, 01:25 AM
Wow. And I thought I was saving up to afford to be eccentric...

elissalowe
12-07-2005, 02:38 AM
Wow. And I thought I was saving up to afford to be eccentric...
You can't be eccentric on a budget? Or is that the definition of crazy? :D

JHalstead
12-07-2005, 03:14 AM
Crazy, weird, odd, etc.. Being eccentric requires enough money for people to overlook the peculiarities.

alwaysimprove
12-07-2005, 05:10 PM
:eek: I have just gotten rid of my helmet...
Do we know which type of helmet is best suited for blocking invasive radio signals? :confused:

erp7e
12-18-2005, 07:15 AM
That's a funny site. :D :D

elissalowe
12-18-2005, 05:00 PM
That's a funny site. :D :D
Yup. Found it thanks to you, actually. After you made some related remarks to a certain someone over at DSR, I got curious about who was the first to come up w/the phrase "tinfoil hat conspiracy theory" - the "aluminum foil detector beanie" site popped up near the top, and we were practically rolling on the floor. I love elaborate, really well-crafted gags like this... :D

erp7e
12-18-2005, 08:20 PM
Well... I guess Mr. you know who on the other forum does serve some purpose.

middlleagedguy
12-28-2005, 08:45 PM
Another site that has always impressed me as a site of a brilliant scientific and humorous mind with too much free time is the "dihydrogen monoxide" site. (www.dhmo.org). I have sent it to friends who are always worried about environmental toxins and have terrified them until they realized the joke. They even have material safety data sheets for dihydrogen monoxide. It's great!
Paul