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29 Responses to Contact

  1. Stranger says:

    Actually, it does work that way. Since it would be a bit of vainglory to cite my own paper on the subject; Fred Terman’s Radio Engineers Handbook, page 1, “Decibel Tables” will do nicely. And should be available at any respectable library.

    10 Decibel, or 1 Bel, represents a power ratio of 10:1, either “gain” or “loss.” Add 10 dB of gain to 10 dB of gain, you have 20 dB of gain and, with 1 Watt input you gain 20 dB or 100 Watts of output.

    If you place an attenuator with a ratio of 30 dB, or an input to output power ratio of 1,000 to 1 to a precisely similar 30 dB attenuator the overall attenuation would be 60 dB, with an overall attenuation of 1,000,000 – because 1,000 divided by 1,000 is 1,000,000.


  2. Trendy says:

    It seems that Connecticut has already passed a resolution granting the governor police state powers. What are the odds of the president declaring this same thing nationwide sometime soon?

  3. Stranger says:

    If one of Obama’s invited pestilences gets out of control, it is a virtual certainty that a state of emergency and martial law will be declared. Including a ban on possession of firearms.

    And, like Concord bridge, something we will have to deal with when we get there.


  4. John says:

    Do you think you can cite which sources you used for your article, “What Percentage Of Crimes Committed With Illegal And Legal Guns?” It has strong supporting facts for the paper I am doing on the effectiveness of gun control in America and would like to know where all of your statistics had come from. Much appreciated.

  5. Stranger says:

    John, since the topic is o general interest, your request for links is here.


  6. Stranger says:

    Fixed. Thanks for the correction


  7. wu chang says:

    Tried to follow the Polite Society link in your sidebar and got a ‘Server Not Found” alert
    checked the code for the link and it is

    should be

  8. Stranger says:

    Thanks for the update. That’s one that got by me. There is not really much current over there but there will be.

    My cohorts have been a-wing and at the moment I have two mathematicians poring over the collection of Eu crime reports. When it is all tite and rite the latest all EU data will be posted, much of the older data will be brought up to date. But it all takes more hours than I have immediately available.


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