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  •  I mean can you connect it to your computer (via (1+ / 0-)
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    your sound card if necessary) and get a reading that way?

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 10:24:04 AM PDT

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    •  Never thought of that. (2+ / 0-)
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      RWood, KenBee

      These are '70s era technology. The most computerized piece of equipment back in those days was the chest freezer sized germanium-lithium isotopic identification system [GeLi scanner]. For seeing what sort of crap is on your filter or swipe. Nukes have always liked to pretend iodine is the only thing that ever goes out with the burps (or massive explosions readily observed from ten miles away). They're still only reporting cesium-137 in the water going out at Fukushima at this point. As if it's the only crap going out.

      The nukes themselves always know what's going out, where it's coming from, and at what levels. They just don't often tell anybody about it. They found chunks of MOX rods - plutonium - more than a mile away from Fukushima. Blasted there by the unit-3 'deflagration'. Mother Of All Dirty Bombs.

      If I wanted to computerize, I'd get one of the new-fangled scintillator units, or the iPhone attachment. Been too poor for that, though. So my trusty geiger is good enough for my purposes.

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