• DrDominate
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    1391 month ago

    You wear a tinfoil cap to keep the radio waves from controlling your brain.

    I wear a tinfoil cap to keep my brain’s waves from interfering with nearby electronics.

    We are not the same.

  • @[email protected]
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    1211 month ago

    So let’s assume that radio waves can control your mind and that tinfoil can stop the radio waves… what good is covering just the top of your head? Couldn’t the radio waves strike the mind from a lower angle? This defense is basically useless.

    • Neato
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      261 month ago

      Your teeth are natural mind-control blockers. Dentin is the best radiation-absorber this side of lead paint!

    • @[email protected]
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      241 month ago

      I took some antenna theory courses back in the day and yes, you are correct. Some frequencies reflect off the upper atmosphere so there would be a longer effective range at higher incident angles (going into the top of the head) but it wouldn’t completely block radio waves. Going from memory, the wavelengths that reflect off the upper atmosphere are long enough that a tin foil hat wouldn’t cause much interference anyways.

      TLDR: Fashionable, but not practical.

        • @[email protected]
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          101 month ago

          Certainly could if it had good contact. If it was air gapped (held up by hair), it could be an effective barrier for shorter wavelengths.

      • @[email protected]
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        31 month ago

        Lower frequencies (like the HF range) can propagate further due to reflection/refraction with the earth and the ionosphere. Increasing the frequency can lead to e-skip and troposhpeheric ducting. But even the HF range has shorter wavelengths than our brains, which operate in much lower frequencies (Hz vs MHz). So you would think that our brainwaves would pass through tin-foil much more easily

        But it’s the tin-foil’s electro-conduction that “foils” the electromagnetic waves’ (i.e radio waves’) ability to pass through it. But you would have to have no gaps in the tin-foil to completely block all waves from passing through. So like, an entire foil suit or a walking Faraday cage.

        TL;DR - it’s not about the length of the electromagnetic wave, it’s the electro-conduction (insulating) property of the tin-foil that matters

    • @[email protected]
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      141 month ago

      people who seriously think stuff like that is real don’t subscribe to the same model of reality as we do, they just merrily invent models to describe things in whatever way enables their delusions.

      they don’t think of radio as anything so fancy as waves or particles, it’s just a nebulous concept that works however they need it to for them to justify their insane beliefs.

      • Sabata
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        330 days ago

        There’s a small group of very talented gnomes inside of all radios that replay any songs they have heard before. This use to be a great arrangement for all gnomes and humans as the gnomes would receive housing and the humans get music.

        Unfortunately gnomes are greedy lil shits and they ruined their cultural practice with advertising and rampant capitalism. They have completely destroyed their art form and integrity for the almighty dollar resulting is the decline of radio and the gnome housing crisis. The gnomes moved to the internet but over-saturated the music market making their was of living no longer viable. A few gnomes that have cornered the market while the rest live in abject poverty unable to compete.

    • @[email protected]
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      51 month ago

      see… AM radio waves go up and bounce down, this makes it so they can travel farther and give you better reception when you are out in the boonies but the cost comes when the weather isn’t very good. FM broadcasts its waves in a more side ways that works best with line of site.

      This lady is clearly frightened of the AM talk radio and religious nut waves coming from they sky and not of the cool easy jazz and soft hits of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s

    • @[email protected]
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      330 days ago

      I take apart bombs, missiles and other explosive ordnance for a living, and sometimes we have to wrap certain components or fuzes in aluminum foil to lower the effects of RF on them for transport. The general rule I follow is if you could put it underwater and water would get in, then radio frequencies won’t be deadened. So if she wants to be protected then she would have to create a watertight seal around her head and do us all a favor.

  • Punkie
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    1041 month ago

    Someone did a study at MIT about tin foil hats, and found that not only do they not screen radio interference, in some cases, can actually magnify them.

    Conclusion: The helmets amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government between 1.2 Ghz and 1.4 Ghz. According to the FCC, These bands are supposedly reserved for ‘‘radio location’’ (ie, GPS), and other communications with satellites (see, for example, [3]). The 2.6 Ghz band coincides with mobile phone technology. Though not affiliated by government, these bands are at the hands of multinational corporations. It requires no stretch of the imagination to conclude that the current helmet craze is likely to have been propagated by the Government, possibly with the involvement of the FCC. We hope this report will encourage the paranoid community to develop improved helmet designs to avoid falling prey to these shortcomings.

    • synae[he/him]
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      491 month ago

      So tinfoil hats are pushed by the mind-controllers, and those that are persuaded by this weak signal start wearing them to receive the signal more strongly and be mind-controlled more thoroughly

      • @Frozengyro
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        141 month ago

        Exactly what the mind controllers want you to think. They want you to think they don’t work, but I know, I know the truth!

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      Correction: someone did a study at MIT about aluminum helmets, not tin foil hats. The important distinction being aluminum vs. tin.

      Word to the wise: Only buy tin for your protective day wear, as it hasn’t been proven ineffective at blocking radio waves by MIT, unlike aluminum. Stay safe out there!

      Quick addendum: This is a bit. Don’t come after me, Big Aluminum.

      • KillingTimeItself
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        aluminum vs. tin

        isnt most if not all tinfoilj just aluminum foil these days? It’s one of the legacy terms that nobody really uses correctly anymore.

        • @AeonFelis
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          530 days ago

          Obviously an Illuminati plot to prevent us from effectively shielding ourselves from their mind control.

            • @AeonFelis
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              329 days ago

              No, your statement was 100% correct. What I’m saying is that the Illuminati were the ones who changed the material tinfoil is made of in order to make it less effective.

      • @[email protected]
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        There is also steel and gold foil. Neither is great for hats, but they’re still options!

    • @Crowfiend
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      31 month ago

      I was all-in on that paragraph, but then the last statement rolled into vision, and now I can’t take it seriously again.

    • @GoosLife
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      21 month ago

      That is a genius conclusion.

  • andrew
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    1021 month ago

    I looked her up. I’m pretty sure this is satire judging from the comedic nature of most of her posts.

  • @[email protected]
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    591 month ago

    thinks mind controlling radio waves are a legitimate threat that needs to be protected against

    doesn’t take steps to also protect their young children from that danger

    classic

    • @[email protected]
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      629 days ago

      Insert that photo of a pregnant lady smoking while talking to the news about how something else is making her concerned for her kids.

  • @leaveWitX
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    531 month ago

    Don’t worry, children are under the control of their parents until they turn 18

  • Swordgeek
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    Honestly, the first thing that came to mind when I saw the picture was that her son made her a crown, and she was proudly rockin’ it.

    • @Potatos_are_not_friends
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      I mean that’s probably what happened but you can’t get insta likes without a wacky ass story

  • @corus_kt
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    2630 days ago

    A little mind control in their life builds character

  • @[email protected]
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    251 month ago

    I thought this was wholesome memes and mom did not conform to society by wearing the crown made for her by the her kid.

    • volvoxvsmarla
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      31 month ago

      I assumed she just didn’t want to argue with a toddler who desperately wanted her to wear that. I mean, pick your battles. Save the energy for a bigger one and wear a tinfoil hat. But the present thing would be much more wholesome

    • @Bytemeister
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      129 days ago

      She might be wearing it to keep other people away and stop them from taking to her.

      It really does stop the voices, just not the voices you’d expect.

  • @[email protected]
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    She could just… wear that tinfoil cap under a normal hat to avoid attracting attention??

    • @NegativeInf
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      171 month ago

      But then it isn’t performative conservatism, and therefore is unmonetizable by the algorithm due to lack of engagement! And you gotta feed that 'rithm!

  • @Sarmyth
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    211 month ago

    Mom brain. Judging by the ages of the kids in the image she hasn’t slept well for years.

  • @Sorgan71
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    201 month ago

    I feel like between 2-5, every parent would kill for some decent child mind control.

  • @mlg
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    1330 days ago

    I’m waiting for the day someone wears a tinfoil hat specifically to protect only their head from beta radiation from something stupid like a pile of slightly radioactive rocks from a mine.

    It would just be so funny to demonstrate an actual use, but not care about covering the test of your body lol.