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18th June 2012, 04:08 PM #16
Given that pacemaker signals (control/reprogramming) are supposed to be extremely short range - there was a big article a while ago about how insecure the comms protocols were - and the human body is a big fleshy bag of water, I'd have a hard time imagining the signals would be strong enough to affect the PC unless they were snuggling it.
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18th June 2012, 04:25 PM #17
Water is an excellent conductor...
Originally Posted by pete
... fingers touch keyboard, knee touches PC case
18th June 2012, 04:32 PM #18
For electricity, yes. But pacemakers (or at least certain models) are programmed wirelessly and it was the interference from that I was thinking of.
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
18th June 2012, 04:54 PM #19
Pacemakers are still electrically powered @pete
Originally Posted by pete
Like laptops, their wifi still doesn't work without electricity!
18th June 2012, 05:12 PM #20
wasn't there a thread on here somewhere about a student who crashed any computer they sat at?
I'll see if i can find it!
19th June 2012, 12:35 PM #21
There is a condition (that I can't remember the name of) where the electromagnetic field is abnormal and disrupts electrical equipment. There is anecdotal evidence that people that grew up near or under Power lines and pylons are more susceptible to it, but there are loads of resources about it (if I could remember the name I'd be able to find them). It can be as simple and turning off lights when they enter a room to full on wiping out a fuse board on a regular basis. It's driving me crazy because I was really interested in it at school (I did it as a project in Science I think) but can't remember the proper name. It's an acronym of some sort.
19th June 2012, 02:16 PM #22
Is the acronym TEACHER? make up your own words...
Originally Posted by AMLightfoot
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19th June 2012, 02:23 PM #23
Wrap the kid up in tin foil.
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