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SubjectRe: ath9k microwave anomaly
On Fri 2009-01-02 22:48:46, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 07:31:28PM -0800, Justin P. Mattock wrote:
>
> > that opened my eyes up to how powerful
> > a microwave is. makes me wonder if that
> > grade in the window actually does what is supposed to.
> > (block gamma rays or whatever the dangerous wave is);
>
> Unless you've developed abnormal super powers lately,
> it's likely that it's doing its job.
>
> Microwaves can't penetrate metal. The grill is keeping
> the radioactive nastyness inside. RF interference is
> something else entirely. As to whether its harmful or not,
> that's an ongoing debate (see the people who claim
> cellphones fry your brain etc).

No, I don't think so. RF interference is caused by exactly the same
waves we use for cooking...

Fortunately, microwaves only harm you by warming you up (locally);
that means that you need a lot of them to get hurt.

Pavel
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