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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

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Kirt's Cogitations™ #23
Not Sure I Like These Odds

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Not Sure I Like These Odds

Odds are 1:36 that you will be killed by some sort of accident. There's a 1:81 chance that the accident will be while in a car, and 1:202 [questionable, krb] that it'll be by a firearm. A few more - 1:344 from poisoning, roughly 1:1500 by an asteroid (about the same as dying during a sports activity), 1:4837 by a terrestrial falling object, 1:10455 by drowning in a bath tub, and 1:29,860 from being caught between two objects. Finally, there's a 1:130498 chance that you'll suffocate yourself with a plastic bag. These, compliments of researchers at Princeton University.

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