Re: ...aluminum foil on the walls...

Robert J. Bradbury (
Tue, 14 Sep 1999 23:48:05 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, Gina Miller wrote:

> It makes you wonder about the human psyche. (twilight zone
> music plays in the background- collective consciousness) anyways, I use
> mirrors for various purposes, however not one of them are these, the same
> goes for aluminum foil.

Ok, since this discussion seems to have decayed away into nothing substantial whatsoever, I will admit that my apartment in Moscow *does* have aluminum foil over most of the windows! Since the apartment faces south, this seems to be the only way to keep the apartment cool in the summer in a city where air conditioning barely exists. It also presumably has the side effect of making the laser-listening devices employed by various security agencies (KGB/FSK/CIA/?) less effective because the aluminium foil taped to the inside of the windows significantly distorts the sound vibrations.

I can see the headlines now... Extropians believe aluminium foil over the windows of your home protects from Alien Influence...

Help, I'm buried in mis-memes and I can't get up.