Current bugbears

Claes Mogren claes.mogren at
Tue Sep 4 19:50:43 CEST 2007

I call bullshit on this signal restriction. How come they've successfully
had wifi on planes without any problems? And I know that people have their
phones on all the time while flying and I've never heard that it has caused
a crash or even been noticed in any way. Can't imagine that there's any GSM
signal to pick up a 30000ft anyway when you move at 800km/h.

Also, if GPS is bad for the planes, how come the US is going to use it to
navigate the planes?

Anyway, back to OpenMoko. I agree that it's good to have the option to turn
all wireless communication off on boot, with a timeout of 10 seconds or so.
Default should be the same settings as you had when you turned off though.

 Claes Mogren

On 9/4/07, Richi Plana <myopenmoko at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 10:27 -0700, John Seghers wrote:
> > Part of the process of receiving signals involves
> heterodyning--basically
> > mixing a received signal with lower intermediate frequencies (IFs) to
> > amplify the desired actual signal, while making the carrier signal
> something
> > easier to work with. See for a
> very
> > basic description.
> Fascinating. So "passive receivers" really aren't? Or are there classes
> of receivers which are (no amplification or very sensitive pickups)?
> Prolly off-topic, but I sure am curious. Are there no radar detectors
> which don't give off their presence?
> --
> Richi Plana
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