[Cyborg] Feeling magnetism

Micah Zuorski mzuorski at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 11:16:19 PDT 2009


Is there any problem with the magnets interfering with memory components in
handheld electronics? Or are they too weak to cause an issue?

-Micah

On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 8:24 PM, Quinn Norton <quinn at quinnnorton.com> wrote:

>
> On Jul 29, 2009, at 4:17 AM, Jorgen Cederlof wrote:
>
> > I'd assume that the times you would need an MRI you were more likely
> > than at other times to be unconscious, but yeah, that might be a too
> > small risk to have to consider.
>
> Maybe not too small, but smaller than you might think, and not
> unusual. They think about implanted metal when they have someone
> unconscious and want to do an MRI. it would take a special kind of
> stupid not to, given most ferrous implants are actually quite a bit
> bigger and more dangerous than this one.
>
> > A larger risk, for me, is that is will probably affect my rock
> > climbing negatively? Rocks are hard. Fingertip bone is hard. What's in
> > between is usually soft, but magnets are not.
>
> You have struck upon the one thing I couldn't do. It was indeed very
> very painful to rock climb, though I don't know if that's everyone's
> experience. Not a single other thing I tried to do was ever an issue,
> but that one- yeah.
>
> > Have you tried or heard of anyone trying any less invasive method,
> > like glue or gloves?
>
> Have heard of, and what's better, talked to a famous hand surgeon
> about. The key is thin skin and shallow nerves, but it could work. It
> wouldn't be very strong or probably work for most people, though.
>
> >> The surgery to get it removed so that I could eventually get an MRI
> >> was fairly trivial, a CT works for almost all purposes nearly as
> >> well, and it's not like a steel plate in your head. Even the worst
> >> case is unlikely to kill you or destroy the machine.
> >
> > OK, good.
>
> It's a tiny magnet. My favorite theory was it catching on fire in your
> finger. Again, not life threatening, but certainly not my idea of a
> good time.
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