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## Comment Mostly non-fiction.... (Score 1)175

The Difference Engine by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling

In the Beginning... Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson

Mother Earth Mother Board - https://www.wired.com/1996/12/... also by Neal Stephenson (actually, anything by him)

The Victorian Internet is also worth reading.

## Comment Won't work (Score 1)242

So he claims 10% at 10 feet - so lets assume 10 watts input power

A 10 foot sphere has a surface area of 1257 sqft

1 watt over 1257 sqft is 0.0008 watts per sqft

Lets be generous and assume the whole of the phone case is a receiver.

A phone is about 10 inches sq, so a bit under 1/14th of a sqft.

0.0008/14 = 0.000057 watts. That isn't going to be much power for your phone.

That also assumes you left your phone facing the transmitter rather than edge on.

## Comment Re:Need a control. (Score 1)327

Yeah, but how do you aim that 1 watt directly into each of those 100 seeds? The angular diameter of each seed as seen from the access point will be tiny. Most of the RF energy will be absorbed by the soil, the trays, the air, the table, the walls, the experimenters...

## Comment Re:Maybe... (Score 1)1121

"Prayer helps. Couldn't hurt." Well, you could use the prayer time more usefully by trying to track down the parcel instead of doing some random hoping.