1995-07-12 - Re: Don’t trust the net too much

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@imsi.com>
To: Doug Hughes <Doug.Hughes@eng.auburn.edu>
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Reply To: <doug-9506121658.AA0069320@netman.eng.auburn.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1995-07-12 17:39:33 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 12 Jul 95 10:39:33 PDT

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@imsi.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 95 10:39:33 PDT
To: Doug Hughes <Doug.Hughes@eng.auburn.edu>
Subject: Re: Don't trust the net too much
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Doug Hughes writes:
> If you saw that PBS documentary (they want $20,000 for rebroadcast by the 
> way). It was an 87 or 88 or something like that. It would make you
> a believer. There was a lady in a van that whenever she used her cellular
> phone, her sun's breathing apparatus (lung impaired) went into alarm.
>  There was another case at a hospital pre-natal care word near the main
> entrance to the hospital. Several occasions when a local bus loop went
> by, and the guy happened to be talking on the intercom of the bus, several
> of the units in the ward went into alarm and failed (they had a tough time
> tracking that one down by the way). 

There is a huge difference between noting that some electronic
equipment is temporarily vulnerable to interference, or that you can
read screens at a distance from the emitted radiation, and saying that
you can build these portable ray-guns that cause computers to fry at
200 yards.