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Would an alien radio pick up a cacophony or a damp fizzle?

If an alien located on a planet 100 light years from here was to switch on a big, multi-frequency radio receiver, and record all the noises coming from outer space for the next hundred years, on all frequencies, how many soap operas, advertisements and new broadcasts would they pick up from Earth? Would a mass-market radio, similar to our Earthly equivalents, pick up anything? Over time, as the number of Earth transmissions increases exponentially, would the alien pick up a cacophony or a damp fizzle? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Social Media 0.01

I'm curious about military communication methods from before radio - how armies coordinated maneuvers and formations without it. I'm also curious which preradio communications methods would most be of use to modern protesters in urban settings should they be unable to use modern wireless devices. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jan 4, 2012 - 26 answers

This is driving me and a lot of other customers batty.

Asking on behalf of someone who may not be interested in your anwers: please tell me about basic business telephone options. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Aug 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer bought in USA? How to use in U.K?

Just returned from fabulous 2 week holiday in New York. I Brought back Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer from Staples costing $230. Unfortunately, I cannot use it in U.K., unless I plug voltage converter/transformer products. Has anyone else bought this set over there with more success? Any advice \ information appreciated. Please specify me What exact voltage converter product to buy & where to buy it from USA online store. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jan 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Technologies in use within your organization?

What technology do you used at your work place to communicate between workers / organizational members? Bonus points if you're on a Virtual Team. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jun 18, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I see who sees me (on AIM)?

Is there a way for me to see who has me on their buddy list on AIM? [more inside]
posted by shangomoons on Nov 11, 2006 - 4 answers

Virtual bench

Virtual bench in London? [more inside]
posted by ninebelow on Feb 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Ancient chinese messaging/encryption system

Needed: a photo or at least more information about a particular system of coded communication supposedly used in ancient china along the Great Wall. Either my google-fu is failing me or I dreamed this whole thing up. [more inside]
posted by fatllama on Mar 9, 2005 - 2 answers

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