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Offline frozenfrogz

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #450 on: June 29, 2017, 03:41:07 AM »
EDIT: That channel seems interesting, I must watch more.

Detective Hacc is indeed among the underated youtubers. He seems like a fun guy and I enjoy watching his stuff :)
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #451 on: June 29, 2017, 04:04:17 AM »
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #452 on: June 30, 2017, 10:22:59 PM »
Not sure about this one, but their photobucket got disabled :-DD https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/robinone-makes-motor-oil-last-longer-car-motorcycle#/

Photobucket have very recently stopped any users linking their pics in 3rd party sites unless they pay $400 per year for the privilege.  I doubt Photobucket will be around much longer.

robinOne is the biggest pile of excrement I've seen since someone decided that solar powered roads would be a great idea. 

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Motor oil has to be changed because suspended particles, dust and water get into the oil over time.

100% incorrect.  The oil filter is there to deal with particulate contamination, and water will evaporate provided the oil is operating at a suitable temperature.

Motor oil needs to be changed because of a large number of changes that can not be reversed by passing it through a simple filter, e.g. viscosity degradation due to shearing of long chain polymers, evaporation of the more volatile fractions/additives, oxidation, hydrolysis etc...

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #453 on: July 03, 2017, 11:39:55 PM »
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And, another YouTuber who thinks that those two things that wave about to the sound are drumsticks.  :bullshit: :bullshit: WHACK! WHACK! WHACK!
 


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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #455 on: August 30, 2017, 12:00:32 AM »
That review is golden! The moron at Kanoa he was talkling with (only guy left, or who's ever been there I guess?) obviously did everything wrong that he could from a comms point of view. Crazy.
 
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #456 on: August 30, 2017, 02:02:04 AM »
iTwe4kz is asking for too much. Why would anyone want to connect their ass to their ears? :-DD
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #457 on: September 01, 2017, 01:56:46 PM »
"Nope" Webcam cover and sound blocker

Although this item would work, the lie they tell just need to be showen https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bungajungle/nope-sound-blocker-and-webcam-cover/description.

This line "The micro electronic circuitry in Nope Sound Blocker forces your device to sense an installed mic. This turns off the device's on board microphones which blocks out sound." Nope is about right.



It is a 3.5mm phono on a stick, it would simple switch the microphone of by being installed, worse case a resistor on the end might help(turns out that is what they have 1 2.2k resistor),  no "micro electronics" needed, and all this for $15 or $20 for 2 in a keychain.

What is worse people have been lapping this product up like it is amazing.

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #458 on: September 01, 2017, 04:25:24 PM »
It is a 3.5mm phono on a stick, it would simple switch the microphone of by being installed, worse case a resistor on the end might help(turns out that is what they have 1 2.2k resistor),  no "micro electronics" needed, and all this for $15 or $20 for 2 in a keychain.

It might be an SMD resistor, which is "micro" :)
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #459 on: September 01, 2017, 08:06:46 PM »
It is a 3.5mm phono on a stick, it would simple switch the microphone of by being installed, worse case a resistor on the end might help(turns out that is what they have 1 2.2k resistor),  no "micro electronics" needed, and all this for $15 or $20 for 2 in a keychain.

It might be an SMD resistor, which is "micro" :)

Only if they used an 0402 part. If it's 1206 I'm not buying it. :)

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #460 on: September 01, 2017, 11:12:24 PM »
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I know that DetectiveHACC talked about that device possibly producing chlorine gas, but there is another much more obvious danger, if enough current is being passed through the device to cause electrolysis, what's going to happen if someone puts their hand in the water while it's running... After all it's basic operating principle is no different than these Chinese Water heaters.



 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #461 on: September 02, 2017, 01:26:44 PM »
Here's a Indygogo campaign from the early 2010s which actually did fund and was asking for money to build a Quantum Effect Generator. The explanation for how it works is classic:

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In basic terms, our machine reverses the conventions used to build electric motors, i.e., instead of using low voltage/high current construction, which wastes energy, our designs use high voltage/low current construction, which gives us a HUGE surplus of energy. A portion of the surplus energy is fed back to self-power the motor, and the excess energy is collected in capacitors and converted into house current (120 or 240 volt, at 50-200 Amperes, depending on scaling). This is known as over-unity (more output than input) which traditional educational institutions have historically taught us was impossible. It is not at all impossible, and does NOT operate outside the laws of physics.

https://www.indiegogo.com/esi/en/projects/home-quantum-energy-generator#/

There is a long discussion (Now locked) on the skeptical Metabunk forum about this one and related overunity projects, there seems to be an entire subculture based around the machine sustained by various crowdfunding efforts.

https://www.metabunk.org/debunked-quantum-energy-generator-qeg-10kw-out-for-1kw-in.t3572/

 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #462 on: December 21, 2017, 09:02:37 AM »
"If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood
and don't assign them tasks and work,
but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." - Antoine de Saint Exupery
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #463 on: January 02, 2018, 03:38:24 PM »
Yeah, that looks pretty bad. The energy density of lithium ion is almost enough to boil a liter of water with that size of battery... if everything is perfectly efficient. Which it certainly isn't since it does not look like they've spent a moment on improving food-to-stove coupling.
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #464 on: January 10, 2018, 03:05:45 AM »
In case you didn’t see Dave’s latelest video, the Indiegogo 121 DMM is a scam as well. Do NOT back the IndieGoGo 121GW!
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #465 on: January 12, 2018, 04:10:54 AM »
Yeah, that looks pretty bad. The energy density of lithium ion is almost enough to boil a liter of water with that size of battery... if everything is perfectly efficient. Which it certainly isn't since it does not look like they've spent a moment on improving food-to-stove coupling.

What if you shorted the battery and it caught fire, that would make it work better right? >:D
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #466 on: Yesterday at 08:54:52 PM »
Has this humdinger been mentioned here before?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/without-fuel-generator-tesla-on-4-kw#/

If any Ukrainians here have a moment to spare, it would be nice to know the general basis of his technical explaination  :-DD

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #467 on: Today at 02:06:41 AM »
That "without-fuel-generator" has a feature I have never seen in the crowd-source arena before.

For $500K (50% off the original offer of $1M!) they will "close all activities and the spread of technology until 2030."   :-DD
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #468 on: Today at 06:16:37 AM »
Wow, they are REALLY stupid free energy nuts! They don't even know how to use Indiegogo right! The project description is entirely just the template (IE it's really just blank). :-DD

I don't think this will last long before it gets removed.
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