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Cell Phone Radiation Excites the Brain

RocketRainbow Re:doesn't seem scientifically valid (115 comments)

No, microwaves can penetrate the brain with very little trouble at all. It's basically transparent to them, but every now and then a microwave will be absorbed by a molecule and heat it a little.

And then your brain cools itself back down the same way it would if it were a hot day outside.

Obviously it's theoretically possible that a lot of microwave photons could cause a lot of damage by heating the brain to the point where chemical change occurs. Your brain can cool itself quite comfortably if the hotspots don't heat up at a rate any more than 1K per hour - I've never actually heard of anyone checking that this is so, but I would expect that this was part of the initial safety testing when cell phones were first introduced.

(Note that microwaves haven't enough energy to ionise the brain like your gamma or X rays do - they work by heating molecules rather than by ripping the electrons off an atom to change the chemical structure.)

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Slashdot fan

RocketRainbow RocketRainbow writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Hey, I've just noticed that I have a fan! This is great! I feel incredibly flattered...

Yes, with the slashdot system, some of the cooler users have dozens of fans and friends. But it all has to start from somewhere, and what an exciting start for me.

So what is it that makes me so attractive? It can't be my good looks because this is an Internet forum. Perhaps it was my gutsy sig that I just removed...? (Why?! Why?! Just as I was becoming cool...)

It can't be my sense of humour.... so perhaps it's my pragmatism. This is the feature that I value most highly.

Well that and a healthy devotion to sparkles and glitter!

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Slashdot .sig

RocketRainbow RocketRainbow writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Recently I noticed some commentary in a slashdot journal about a controversial sig causing comments to be modded down. Since I've had my controversial sig, I've had months-old 5s modded way down.

Oddly enough, although my comment may have originally been insightful, when put in the context of a controversial sig, it became too threatening for the moderators looking through old threads.

My new comments are also likely to be skipped over with my controversial sig.

Well, I'm going along with it. I thought a slashdot sig was a good place to start changing the world, but I guess this just proves the truth of a quote I recently found: "98% of the population is asleep. The other 2% are staring around in complete amazement, abject terror, or both."

Well, my new sig tells you what I think of all this: "All great truths begin as blasphemies." -- George Bernard Shaw

And don't you forget it!

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