I live in a suburban area just south of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Following the Great Ice Storm of 1998 (Vermont and northern New York were also affected), my home was without electrical power for 8 and a half days. No lights, no water (electrical pump in well), and no heat (oil-fired furnace in those days). But the copper-wire twisted-pair telephone worked fine almost all of the time. There were several outages of a few hours at a time but otherwise we could call friends and relatives, and 9-1-1 if we had needed to. It was very reassuring despite our other challenges. Today I have a small back-up generator, wood stove, and cell phone, but I doubt I will ever give up my twisted-pair telephone.
No one EXPECTS the DHS.
Our weapons are
That's alright, Mozilla. You make your choice and I make mine. For a long time now, I have blocked ALL 3rd party cookies. Sure there are a handful of sites that I can't use, like my local city's newspaper site, but I don't really need them. I believe that no one should have to accept 3rd party cookies to use a website. If they insist on 3rd party cookies, then I won't use it.
All electronic devices emit EMI
Not all electronic devices emit EMI. A crystal set (simple type of radio) is an electronic device but it will emit nothing unless a strong external RF signal is already present.
...go to a library, read a book a day...
What the hell does one get out of just reading a book, especially one per day? Learning requires study, analysis, comparison, debate, experimentation, more analysis, more comparison, more debate. I'm not saying it is impossible to learn stuff on your own simply by being exposed to ideas, but a well presented and managed college or university course can accomplish a lot more than simple exposure to an idea. My country (Canada) is badly enough run now by people who think they know everything they need to, but don't.
... for a fraction of a second this article became more interesting. Then I re-read it and the feeling subsided.
Ha!! Premature satisfaction!