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The Atlantic: Tin Foil Hats Actually Make it Easier for the Government to Track Your Thoughts
The Atlantic ^ | Sep 28 2012, 11:38 AM ET | Matt Soniak

Posted on 10/02/2012 5:58:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

...The scientific reasoning behind the foil helmet is that it acts as a Faraday cage, an enclosure made up of a conducting material that shields its interior from external electrostatic charges and electromagnetic radiation by distributing them around its exterior and dissipating them. While sometimes these enclosures are actual cages, they come in many forms, and most of us have probably dealt with one type or another. Elevators, the scan rooms that MRI machines sit in, "booster bags" that shoplifters sometimes use to circumvent electronic security tags, cables like USB or TV coaxial cables, and even the typical household microwave all provide shielding as Faraday cages.

While the underlying concept is good, the typical foil helmet fails in design and execution. An effective Faraday cage fully encloses whatever it's shielding, but a helmet that doesn't fully cover the head doesn't fully protect it. If the helmet is designed or worn with a loose fit, radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation can still get up underneath the brim from below and reveal your innermost thoughts to the reptilian humanoids or the Bilderberg Group.

In 2005, a group of MIT students, prodded by "a desire to play with some expensive equipment," tested the effectiveness of foil helmets at blocking various radio frequencies. Using two layers of Reynolds aluminum foil, they constructed three helmet designs, dubbed the Classical, the Fez, and the Centurion, and then looked at the strength of the transmissions between a radio-frequency signal generator and a receiver antenna placed on various parts of their subjects' bare and helmet-covered heads...

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Conspiracy; Health/Medicine; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: conspiracytheory; science; tinfoil

1 posted on 10/02/2012 5:59:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!; Lucky9teen; Daffynition; Joe 6-pack
PING! THIS IS NOT A TEST! PING!


2 posted on 10/02/2012 6:02:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!; Lucky9teen; Daffynition; ...
That's just what they want you to think.
3 posted on 10/02/2012 6:05:28 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

4 posted on 10/02/2012 6:07:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

My skull has been surgically replaced with 2 inches of solid tin foil. And just to be sure, I did the job myself.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 6:11:48 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: martin_fierro

It is that new Bio-engineered genetically modified organic tin foil.

And most people don’t even know the difference between tin and aluminum foil.


6 posted on 10/02/2012 6:12:30 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: a fool in paradise

This is only true if you don’t put the foil shiny side out.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 6:13:23 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: bigheadfred

My sister was kicked in the head by her gelding. She has a steel plate forehead. We use her as a refrigerator to stick magnets on.


8 posted on 10/02/2012 6:20:36 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: a fool in paradise

Well... this is mainly true because the OBVIOUS has been left out of the pictures, and that is that the HAT must have a wire that then is connected to an actual ‘ground’. Then you are OK.


9 posted on 10/02/2012 6:36:22 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: ThomasThomas
And most people don’t even know the difference between tin and aluminum foil.

Or that most tin cans aren't made of tin.

10 posted on 10/02/2012 6:41:01 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: bunkerhill7
We use her as a refrigerator

That's cold.

11 posted on 10/02/2012 6:51:29 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bunkerhill7

And now I gotta know. Was he a gelding BEFORE he kicked her in the head?


12 posted on 10/02/2012 7:01:06 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: a fool in paradise

13 posted on 10/02/2012 7:05:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Nik Naym

That’s they want you to think.

Smart folks line their underwear with it. (They’re after our precious bodily fluids).


14 posted on 10/02/2012 7:39:19 PM PDT by DManA
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To: UCANSEE2

First I had a wooden whistle - but it wooden whistle.
Then I got a steel whistle - it steel wouldn’t whistle.
Then I got a tin whistle - now I tin whistle.


15 posted on 10/02/2012 7:41:39 PM PDT by DManA
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To: a fool in paradise
"Using two layers of Reynolds aluminum foil, they constructed three helmet designs..."

Right there's the problem with the study and its findings. Aluminum foil is not tin foil.

16 posted on 10/02/2012 7:44:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: a fool in paradise
Repeat after me:

Obama is a great president and has done a great job deserving reelection.......

17 posted on 10/02/2012 7:52:06 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: DManA; JoeProBono
Can't be too safe.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 8:11:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: martin_fierro

19 posted on 10/02/2012 11:24:38 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: UCANSEE2

20 posted on 10/03/2012 12:01:47 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: UCANSEE2

21 posted on 10/03/2012 12:03:17 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: bunkerhill7
This has nothing to do with anything....but we had a Lab once, who had an insatiable appetite for fridge magnets.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 12:07:02 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

That must be diet tuna. Opening two lids makes you consume more calories.


23 posted on 10/03/2012 12:05:36 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Daffynition

Thought you might enjoy this link.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/241ecV/:1jQ$QlLCs:SML55ML+/www.beautifullife.info/art-works/amazing-cinemagraphs-byjamie-beck-and-kevin-burg/


24 posted on 10/03/2012 12:12:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: UCANSEE2
LOL...I always stock up during my grocery store's *Can-Can* sale! :) This must be what they call *truth in advertising*.


25 posted on 10/03/2012 1:10:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: UCANSEE2

I love these...especially the pouring chocolate one! YUUUUUM!!!


26 posted on 10/03/2012 1:11:06 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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