I just installed the free (fake) Geiger counter Iphone app last evening, I was hoping that it would have a hidden slide control so that one could frighten ones' co-workers; but it didn't.
iPhone users can now download a free iPhone app to tell them what local radiation levels are, in case they've not got enough to worry about. The new application is available worldwide, though you'd have to take paranoia to a new level to worry about spreading radiation from Japan if you weren't actually nearby: even then you …
Presumably after doing that, they fitted a 20cm thick lead sheet under the town to protect it from all the nucleides in the Earth (the things that are keeping the middle warm).
Then they fitted one over the top to protect you all from the stuff coming from space, and finally fitted a wall all the way around so that they don't annoy any of the towns nearby with their stupid, useless pondering?
"20cm thick lead sheet" ... "Then they fitted one over the top to protect you all from the stuff coming from space"
Only 20cm? ... Uhhmmm... how do I break it to him gently? ;)
You know that Shark film where the guy famously said, "you're gonna need a bigger boat!"
Well, you're gonna need more than 20cm, a lot more :) …
Plus "stuff coming from space" like this is streaming through all of us all the time (although obviously not all it is at such record breakingly high energy levels).
So I'm not sure there's an App for that!, but you could try holding your phone over your head for extra shielding, as it could add an almost insignificant extra amount of shielding. :)
I remember all the paperwork from the old Strathclyde Regional Council having the nuclear free logo on them. They had obviously decided that HMNB Clyde (where the strategic nuclear deterrent is stored) and Hunterston A and Hunterston B Power Stations were in some other region.
A girl I work with said she was grateful she'd bought a car recently. Because it means that she doesn't have to walk home in the radioactive rain.
1) We're in ireland.
2) She lives a 10 minute walk away.
3) Radioactive rain???
I tried explaining that he phone was probably more radioactive than the rain but she wouldn't listen. "But I'd prefer to limit my exposure....."
COME ON PEOPLE!
Are you all mad?!
The radiation is falling out in Glasgow - can't you see the DANGER?!
These Scots could develop SUPER POWERS, grow to an ENORMOUS size and take over the entire country!
I have a spare exclamation mark, if anyone needs one.
I declare fake Geiger Counter apps great!
When Palm Pilots were clever and hip I used to carry a "GPS" app on my Visor and offer to share it over the IR synch link with others similarly equipped.
When the happy recipient of my largesse opened the app it would tell him to tap on the screen for a reading. He would then get a large "X" displayed and the words "You are here". The results were interesting.
Older people who didn't know what to expect but couldn't see how it would work and usually needed talking into accepting the app - much laughing.
Younger people (usually sporting a Visor Edge or similar) who usually jumped at the chance to get something free - much scowling.
Make fun of people's tech by using it to tell the joke. Much better than flaming.
The report started:
"Minute levels of radioactive iodine have been picked up by a sensor in Glasgow. The levels are so small as to be insignificant to human health."
That didn't stop them from doing an at length report on the harm that this isotope with a half life of 8 days can do in serious quantities.
Maybe they have stumbled upon a conspiracy?? Has their been a secret meltdown at the Hunterston B AGR???
Of course the chances of someone who happens to be undergoing cancer treatment (specifically thyroid cancer) walking past the sensor and causing a false positive reading are slightly higher than the chances of detectable radiation getting here from Japan.
There have been cases of people having radioisotope scans or treatments setting off radiation alarms at airports, and even items as mundane as cat litter can set the portal types off.
AC, because they should really have fixed this by now.
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