June 16, 2008
"...Vagabond Jan Chipchase spends most of the year traveling around remote parts of the globe figuring out how people actually use technology -- particularly phones. He has noticed a new behavior among his native hosts. If they are young, they want to borrow his phone and mine if for goodies they can copy. Here is Jan's first experience in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
Wandering around UB and chance up disciples [monks] playing football in a temple complex. They invite me into the warmth for a reason - to mine the memory of my phone of all its value. Half a dozen files transferred from my device - particularly interested in obtaining photos of women from Japan..."
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Before the advent of the airplane, acoustic location was applied to determining the presence and position of ships in fog.
Acoustic Location was used from mid-WW1 to the early years of WW2 for the passive detection of aircraft by picking up the noise of the engines. It was rendered obsolete before and during WW2 by the introduction of radar, which was far more effective. Horns give both acoustic gain and directionality; the increased inter-horn spacing compared with human ears increases the observer's ability to localize the direction of a sound. (From Hanuman)
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