walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

Faraday Cage in the news!


Pub owner wanted people to, you know, actually talk to other people in the bar. He had some copper mesh. He thought, hmmmm.

It isn't a perfect cage (one customer complained that she actually got a signal, and she was moved to another table). But I have no objection whatsoever to the bar owner who did this or anyone who finds it an enjoyable place to go (Sussex seems like a long way to go for a pint, but that's cause I live in _New_ England). Unlike active jamming devices, which endanger other people and equipment in a variety of ways, a faraday cage that that stops people in the building from getting a signal has only one apparent problem: what if you need to call for emergency services? The owner supplied a land line, so no worries there.

(Don't read the International Business Times coverage; their site did something to Firefox and I had to force quit to get out of it.)
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