Tag Archives: radiation

A Call for Diminished Reality

By | April 29, 2011

(a copy of my weekly syndicated column. Podcast from the BBC here.) By Jeremy Wagstaff I was walking the infant the other day, when I saw a vision of my future.  A mother and father, out with their son and dog.  The mother sat on a park bench, dog sitting obediently at her feet as she flicked absent-mindedly… Read More »

A Call for Diminished Reality

By | April 26, 2011

By Jeremy Wagstaff I was walking the infant the other day, when I saw a vision of my future.  A mother and father, out with their son and dog.  The mother sat on a park bench, dog sitting obediently at her feet as she flicked absent-mindedly at her iPhone. In the playground, the boy wove his way through… Read More »

How to Poison Someone on the Cheap

By | November 25, 2006

Intrigued and disturbed by reports that the former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko may have been killed by radiation poisoning, I couldn’t help wondering how something like that was done? How easy would it be to get your hands on Polonium-210, the chemical element? Quite easy, it turns out. If you’re in the U.S., or have someone with a U.S. PayPal… Read More »

Dvorak Doesn’t Like Tagging, Or Bloggers For That Matter

By | May 25, 2005

John Dvorak has a go at tagging: To Tag or Not to Tag, That Is the Question Enter yet another more baffling attempt at tagging. This one is fascinating since it’s been gussied up with a new name, and for some unknown reason been given the blessing of a bunch of brain-dead bloggers. This is because a few… Read More »

News: That Warm Fuzzy Feeling Could Be A Base Station

By | October 1, 2003

 More on the health effects of handphones, this time for 3G: Reuters quotes a Dutch government study that found users exposed to base station signals “felt tingling sensations, got headaches and felt nauseous”. There was no negative impact from signals for current — i.e. GSM — mobile networks.   The kicker: cognitive functions such as memory and response… Read More »