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The West Virginia Town Where Wireless Signals Are Illegal

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http://mentalfloss.com/article/52137/west-virginia-town-where-wireless-signals-are-illegal

The remote town is smack in the center of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000 square mile stretch of land designated by the FCC to protect two government radio telescopes from man-made interference. The rules, though, are most strict in Green Bank’s neck of the woods. So strict, actually, that a policeman roves the streets listening for verboten wireless signals.
They do have a working pay-phone ;)
 

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I wonder if cell phones work there.
 
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i wonder if cell phones work there.
don’t even try using your cell phone in green bank. Finding service is the only thing harder than finding another human. A flip of the radio dial won’t reward you either—it’s all a steady whoosh of white noise. If you’re lucky, though, you may catch a faint flicker of the only am station around, hosted by the allegheny mountain radio network.

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That would suck to grow up there. Or maybe not. You know there is some kid there with shortwave saying stuff like "I am the devil" in a real scratchy voice
 

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That's crazy!
 

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Maybe we should ask them if plants grow better there LMAO.
 
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What about radio stations or satellite? This make no sense
 
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Aliens are prolly STH about this.

They are definitly past using radio signals and don't use them anymore. They use stuff like Quantum Entanglement or Spooky Action at a Distance, or other things.

Projects like SETI are just a buncha bored old farts playing around with satellite dishes all day and nothing more.

Also I'm disgusted the govt. is wasting taxpayer money on this crap when they damn well know aliens don't use radio signals anymore.
 
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No one saying they use radios in space. With a radio antenna they can hear a hard drive spin up a 1,000,000 miles away. But I agree with the wasteful spending. I had it with subsidies and this shit needs to stop. I guy made a point and bought 20 solar panels for $30,000. Which the gov chipped in $18,000. So he paid 12,000. After install them his saving on his electrical bill was $600 year. That's just stupid
 
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Thing is with alien tech it prolly works in ways that could also not even be detectable with any equipment we do have... like cloaking themselves. Or even wonky materials that naturally can't be detected by anything we got.
 
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Police Officer, "is that a cell phone in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me"
 

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The mountains and valleys would probably minimize the sound. My fiancé is from near there, and I have to tell you, that is very rugged, very isolated country, deep valleys, and steep peaks. She never even heard of the town, that's how isolated it is.
 
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No one saying they use radios in space. With a radio antenna they can hear a hard drive spin up a 1,000,000 miles away. But I agree with the wasteful spending. I had it with subsidies and this shit needs to stop. I guy made a point and bought 20 solar panels for $30,000. Which the gov chipped in $18,000. So he paid 12,000. After install them his saving on his electrical bill was $600 year. That's just stupid
I thought they use them to study distant stars and galaxies, not SETI. Still, I agree that it is a waste of money. Instead of putting all that money into researching distant stars from Earth, it should be put into allowing man to visit said stars. I can't name anything productive (applied sciences) that came from the research they are doing.