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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Search Term

Search terms are pretty amusing for blog owners, but I guess mostly dull for others. This one has to be a classic, though:
what number on mobile phone when no signal up a mountain


Anonymous a quantum diaries survivor said...

hmmm! interesting. While I think I am 99% sure of knowing the answer, I would never want to be trapped on a cliff while still in doubt! So better ask once than being a stupid forever... What is the darn number ? ;-)

Jokes aside, I once heard the claim that some cellphones can be located even if turned off. I think I am going to find out if it is a metro-legend or what.


January 06, 2008 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, Tommaso. The only reliable communication in the mountains is something like HF radio, which we use here in NZ, because signals travel via the ionosphere, which has the advantage of being overhead rather than through large quantities of solid rock. I have actually been asked, on many occasions, why I don't carry a cellphone in the mountains, but the correct answer is simple enough for most people to understand.


January 06, 2008 9:58 AM  

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