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Re: Net Result of Snowden



On 2/14/2017 2:04 PM, jim bell wrote:
> *From:* Ryan Carboni <ryacko AT gmail.com>
> 
>>I have written down so notes on the movie. Also, my cell phone works
> fine in the microwave.
> 
> You might be very near a cell-phone tower.
> 
> Try putting a large plastic or glass container of water in the
> microwave, with the cell phone.  (say, 1/2 gallon of water.)
> A microwave cavity, alone, is fairly well-shielded.   But it is also
> very low-loss without a "load", an object within it that will absorb the
> 2.45 GHz microwave energy.  Usually food, of course.
> 
> One thing that would be useful is an app which showed the received
> signal strength for that cell phone, to a resolution much better than
> the usual 5-bar display.  

Well put.

For the curious:

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=41755.0

tl;dr - frequency bands are different. Although some get lucky because
of the wall density.