[PLUG-TALK] paperclips

Richard C. Steffens rsteff at comcast.net
Mon Oct 20 09:51:25 PDT 2008

Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> I am sitting here in the upstairs bedroom at my in-laws, connected
> by wireless from my laptop on the desk to the access point in the
> basement.  I was getting lousy reception.
> Then I checked the desk drawer.  Full of paperclips.  I moved them
> to another drawer, and I have 40dB more signal.
> Sometimes it's the little things.  In this case, the little halfwave
> resonators, acting as radar chaff.
Interesting. I wonder if Office Depot/Staples/Office Max, etc., have to 
get an export license for paper clips, since they clearly sound like 
weapons grade material.

We missed you at the clinic, yesterday. Hope all is well.


Dick Steffens

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