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Apparently we can be under surveillance through our microwaves. Who knew?
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Who the hell has a camera in their microwave?
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aiabx wrote:
Who the hell has a camera in their microwave?


I love the idea of Trump hearing this shit and spending all day microwaving cameras in his search for the truth.
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aiabx wrote:
Who the hell has a camera in their microwave?


(every microwave ever made-every microwave ever made) x 0= your answer
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LMAO. Thank you!

I can't believe she's really that stupid but when you're trying to cover up for stupid, I guess the only answer is more bigly stupid.

Be careful of those new-fangled refrigerators, too! ninja
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I wonder where she saw that article. Maybe she misspoke and meant that Microsoft puts microphones in microwaves. That makes (al)litteraly more sense. I've heard that Cambodians put cameras in camisoles.
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We're through the cooking glass here. people!
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aiabx wrote:
Who the hell has a camera in their microwave?


I go back and forth from watching eaglets hatch, grow, and take flight to watching you pop popcorn. The internet is amazing!
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OriginalDM wrote:
aiabx wrote:
Who the hell has a camera in their microwave?


I go back and forth from watching eaglets hatch, grow, and take flight to watching you pop popcorn. The internet is amazing!


Well, I can't fault you there. Watching me find the balance between unpopped kernels and a charred stinking mass is pretty hilarious.
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aiabx wrote:
Who the hell has a camera in their microwave?


I do, but I have to confess...it's aimed toward the White House.
 
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She's not wrong, you can be spied on via a camera in your microwave. Or a camera in your toaster. Or in your ficus. Or, most devious of all, a camera in your camera.

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I believe she was actually referring to the electromagnetic type of microwaves rather than the kitchen appliance.

http://www.livescience.com/50259-microwaves.html

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Microwaves are a type of electromagnetic radiation, as are radio waves, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and gamma-rays. Microwaves have a range of applications, including communications, radar and, perhaps best known by most people, cooking.


My husband used to work on the radar systems on the B-1s here at Ellsworth AFB so he knew that microwaves don't necessarily mean the appliance. Their use in the appliance grew from a serendipitous accident.

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One of the most common uses of microwaves is to heat food quickly. Microwave ovens are possible because microwaves can be used to transmit thermal energy. The discovery of this phenomenon was purely accidental. In his book, "They All Laughed...: From the Light Bulbs to Lasers: The Fascinating Stories Behind the Great Inventions That Have Changed Our Lives" (HarperCollins, 1992), author Ira Flatow recounts the story of the invention of the microwave oven: "Shortly after World War II, Percy L. Spencer, an electronics genius and war hero, was touring one of his laboratories at the Raytheon Company. Spencer stopped in front of a magnetron, the power tube that drives a radar set. Suddenly he noticed that a candy bar in his pocket had begun to melt." Further investigation led him to make the first batch of microwave popcorn as well as the first exploding egg.


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sodaklady wrote:
I believe she was actually referring to the electromagnetic type of microwaves rather than the kitchen appliance.


"a camera in your microwave"

 
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sodaklady wrote:
I believe she was actually referring to the electromagnetic type of microwaves rather than the kitchen appliance.


"a camera in your microwave"


"microwaves that turn into cameras"
Listen to the video, don't just read the tweet.

I think her problem is that she didn't know what the hell she was talking about so that is how she understood it. The fact that it makes her sound ridiculous...that's just a bonus for us!
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aiabx wrote:
Who the hell has a camera in their microwave?


She actually said "microwaves that turn into cameras." Even better!
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aiabx wrote:
Who the hell has a camera in their microwave?


She actually said "microwaves that turn into cameras." Even better!


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The Soviets used microwaves during the cold war to spy on American embassies. They would point them at windows and detect the vibrations from the voices inside. A couple of Marines died from weird cancers (they were on watch outside the windows) and the Americans caught on.

But hey, making people afraid of their toasters gets votes. No sense trying to learn the real story, go with what pulls the best ratings.
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aiabx wrote:
Who the hell has a camera in their microwave?


How else are you supposed to know when the popcorn is done?

My popcorn burns a lot.
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The swat team the NSA camera monitoring team summoned kick down your door! They don't like their popcorn burned. !
 
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Sagrilarus wrote:
The Soviets used microwaves during the cold war to spy on American embassies. They would point them at windows and detect the vibrations from the voices inside. A couple of Marines died from weird cancers (they were on watch outside the windows) and the Americans caught on.

But hey, making people afraid of their toasters gets votes. No sense trying to learn the real story, go with what pulls the best ratings.


Not just embassies, and not just the US (of course), got the EM/microwave treatment from the USSR. When I worked for the government some years ago, whenever we opened a field office anywhere, the TEMPEST/EMSEC chaps would come round and do their thing, as a matter of course. Some of the countermeasures just made the windows hard to see through, and some (like the hoofing-great heavy mesh curtains) really cut out the light and attracted vast quantities of dust...
 
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mutton_chops wrote:
Sagrilarus wrote:
The Soviets used microwaves during the cold war to spy on American embassies. They would point them at windows and detect the vibrations from the voices inside. A couple of Marines died from weird cancers (they were on watch outside the windows) and the Americans caught on.

But hey, making people afraid of their toasters gets votes. No sense trying to learn the real story, go with what pulls the best ratings.


Not just embassies, and not just the US (of course), got the EM/microwave treatment from the USSR. When I worked for the government some years ago, whenever we opened a field office anywhere, the TEMPEST/EMSEC chaps would come round and do their thing, as a matter of course. Some of the countermeasures just made the windows hard to see through, and some (like the hoofing-great heavy mesh curtains) really cut out the light and attracted vast quantities of dust...

That's to stop radiations from inside. Moving windows don't affect microwaves.
Beaming microwaves at a building would have very little effect. If they beamed enough at someone enough to injure their health the powers required would be rather detectable.
Edit just looked this up
They did use shortwave powered resonant cavity microphones. They are quite big so have to be architectural or in a big artwork. I don't think that would scale down to microwaves, but if it did you would need to beam lots of power. You would still have to introduce the bug into the target area.
 
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petegs wrote:
aiabx wrote:
Who the hell has a camera in their microwave?


She actually said "microwaves that turn into cameras." Even better!


MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE


Aha!

There is, in the current comics continuity, a scene set in the distant past where Megatron is at the mercy of brutal and uncaring corrupt cops - who naturally can't be bothered getting his name right. Megatron, Magnetron - what's the difference, right?
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DavidDearlove wrote:
mutton_chops wrote:
Sagrilarus wrote:
The Soviets used microwaves during the cold war to spy on American embassies. They would point them at windows and detect the vibrations from the voices inside. A couple of Marines died from weird cancers (they were on watch outside the windows) and the Americans caught on.

But hey, making people afraid of their toasters gets votes. No sense trying to learn the real story, go with what pulls the best ratings.


Not just embassies, and not just the US (of course), got the EM/microwave treatment from the USSR. When I worked for the government some years ago, whenever we opened a field office anywhere, the TEMPEST/EMSEC chaps would come round and do their thing, as a matter of course. Some of the countermeasures just made the windows hard to see through, and some (like the hoofing-great heavy mesh curtains) really cut out the light and attracted vast quantities of dust...

That's to stop radiations from inside. Moving windows don't affect microwaves.
Beaming microwaves at a building would have very little effect. If they beamed enough at someone enough to injure their health the powers required would be rather detectable.
Edit just looked this up
They did use shortwave powered resonant cavity microphones. They are quite big so have to be architectural or in a big artwork. I don't think that would scale down to microwaves, but if it did you would need to beam lots of power. You would still have to introduce the bug into the target area.


Indeed, I don't think the "marines getting cancer thing" holds water at all. What I recall being told was that the EMSEC stuff was "belt and braces" - they weren't 100% sure exactly what was being used, and bugs were a known risk (particularly in urban locations with complex perimeters), so they tried to cover everything. Wasn't my area of expertise, though, so I could be misremembering...
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