Solved Mobile Phones in North Korea

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August 13, 2013 at 09:43:53
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From a BBC News item about mobile phones in North Korea:

One man, a 28-year-old who left North Korea in November 2010, told a research paper: "In order to make sure the mobile phone frequencies are not being tracked, I would fill up a washbasin with water and put the lid of a rice cooker over my head while I made a phone call."

Yes right. I suppose a Government Official told him that would work. What filling a washbasin with water would do I have no idea.

Stuart


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#1
August 13, 2013 at 21:47:58
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Radio waves don't travel well through water, I assume he thought that radio waves only travel straight up and that sitting under a tub of water with a metallic rice cooker cover on his head would stop the phones radio signal from being intercepted. Obviously this poor soul has no idea how cell phones or radio waves in general work. If in fact that would stop radio waves, then obviously it would never reach the cell towers either.

It's fun trying to figure out the reasoning of non technical people when they create their own reasoning on how technology works.

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#2
August 13, 2013 at 22:44:31
If he needs more help, I have a friend in St Petersburg who will build him a nice tin hat for a small fee and shipping...

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#3
August 14, 2013 at 01:25:26
Silly man! Everyone knows that metal hats keep your brain waves from being read by the government. They have no affect on radio waves.

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#4
August 14, 2013 at 07:46:24
Silly man! Everyone knows that metal hats keep your brain waves from being read by the government. They have no affect on radio waves.

What if you wrap the cell phone in tinfoil then??

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It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
August 14, 2013 at 07:55:01
It's fun trying to figure out the reasoning of non technical people when they create their own reasoning on how technology works.

It sure can. You should read some of the reasons the Apollo 11 conspirators give for why it didn't happen. Some of them are on a par with the tin hat and tin foil theories.

Stuart

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#6
August 14, 2013 at 11:07:13
I love conspiracy theories, it makes for some very hilarious reading!

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