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hello there
written by Duskesko on Apr 14, 2007 00:38
The Foil Hat has long been a protection against mind control rays and a defense against mind reading.

However, the debate on proper construction remains!

Should the shiny side go outside or be turned inward?

note: foil hats do not protect against italic attacks, as seen in this post
written by Barebones on Apr 14, 2007 05:13
This is actually a myth. Every good mind intruder knows that those hats really hamper nothing (the italics above should make the point), but it is in our favor to let them think so, poor suckers.
written by Cryoburner on Apr 14, 2007 08:30
The hats can still be useful for other purposes. So long as the shiny side's out, they work moderately well at lessening the impact of lower-powered satellite death rays. You really should wear proper reflection armor when heading outdoors, but if you're in a situation where none is available, consumer grade foil might be better than nothing. Take note that you'll be more visible to optical sensors, and an easier target for short-range lightning cannons, so avoid wearing one if the relative humidity's above 70%.
there's science to be done!
written by Yash on Apr 14, 2007 15:29
I wholly disagree with Barebones. We must wear out hats, because they are listening in, listening to everything we say and do and when we say or do something they don't like they just come and take us away and just before they take us away we lose all sense of grammar like this and then we OH GOD THEY'RE H
written by Stellanaut on Apr 14, 2007 15:47
I say if you wanna keep someone from taking note of what youre doing on the EM, then use a metal-mesh-wall bunker (the kind they use to mess up EM signals, IIRC, makes a good room to put equipment the details of which youd rather not spread), and if youre REALLY in need of getting rid of a dang snoop, use a jammer (they actually have them (illegally) for cell phones and the like), and in the worst case, you can make most related technology at least temporarily useless by a good EMP, which is probably HIGHLY illegal.

Something related: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2004/12/wifi_shielding.html
written by Xenomorph on Apr 14, 2007 15:49
You are in error, citizen. The rumour that tinfoil hats somehow block out mind-control signals is false, and treasonous.
"gheeh!" (c)h.azuma
written by Yayo on Apr 14, 2007 19:13
err... are you all talking seriously?! (o_O)

written by Barebones on Apr 14, 2007 19:43
I suppose the right answer is, "none of these posts are serious, including this one".

But seriously, we must admit that it takes courage, Idioterne style, to go to work with a shiny paper hat. I for one take my hat off to the man.
written by Stellanaut on Apr 15, 2007 16:47
What i said is serious, if youre talking about people using sensors to snoop on any radio transmissions, such as wifi theifs.

If mind reading/mind control was actually being used on me, im pretty sure id know, considering i think things that i never say
hello there
written by Duskesko on Apr 16, 2007 02:45
yea, nothing here is serious.

Stellanaut, however, is damn right. Faraday cages and the like are very good at keeping out interference and harmful EMPs. They also help keep things secret, keeping others from picking up on equipment emissions.
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