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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #75 on: June 07, 2013, 11:48:35 am »
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scanadu-scout-the-first-medical-tricorder

WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE SCANADU SCOUTâ„¢, IS IT SAFE?

The device uses passive sensors (electrodes, visible and IR light sensors, accelerometers, thermistors, gyroscopes, microphones etc.) to acquire your vitals. The only energy being delivered to the body is in the form of low-power LED light pulses.  To acquire your data, just place the device on the forehead.

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #76 on: June 07, 2013, 11:53:34 am »
To acquire your data, just place the device on the forehead.

HeadOn. Apply directly to the forehead.
HeadOn. Apply directly to the forehead.
HeadOn. Apply directly to the forehead.

Sorry. All I could think of.
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #77 on: June 07, 2013, 12:04:23 pm »
Three related products are currently produced by former manufacturer of HeadOn Miralus Healthcare:
ActivOn - described on the company's website as a topical analgesic for arthritis-like joint pains, in multiple formulations. Additionally, the product originally named FirstOn, a topical anti-itch product, is now called ActivOn Maximum Strength Anti-Itch.
PreferOn - A topical product containing Vitamin E, claimed to improve the appearance of scars.
RenewIn - A pill claimed to improve joint comfort, flexibility and mobility, in multiple formulations.
A homeopathic hemorrhoid cream, FREEdHem, was withdrawn from the market. Like HeadOn, FREEdHem featured repetition in its ads, which said "Freedom from hemorrhoids, FREEdHem hemorrhoid cream" or "FREEdHem, the only one-application hemorrhoidal cream" three times.

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #78 on: June 11, 2013, 10:02:36 am »
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #79 on: June 11, 2013, 10:06:55 am »
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And Limon will arrive in discreet, unmarked packaging so you don't have to worry about ruining the surprise when it arrives.

That's a funny way to spell "so your mailman won't know what he's delivering"...
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #80 on: June 11, 2013, 12:35:13 pm »
Is nobody else bothered by the fact they keep that thing in a bowl of lemons on the dining room table?
 

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« Reply #81 on: June 11, 2013, 12:38:35 pm »
Is nobody else bothered by the fact they keep that thing in a bowl of lemons on the dining room table?

It's all part of their halfhearted attempt to pretend it's not really for sex. The whole language of the thing says "I'm making this thing that I'm embarrassed of".
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #82 on: June 11, 2013, 02:31:29 pm »
Is nobody else bothered by the fact they keep that thing in a bowl of lemons on the dining room table?

That's got to bring tears to your eyes  :-DD
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #83 on: June 13, 2013, 05:06:49 pm »
It's all part of their halfhearted attempt to pretend it's not really for sex. The whole language of the thing says "I'm making this thing that I'm embarrassed of".

Standard marketing fare for anything related to such "taboo" subjects. You'll see the same thing with condom ads, feminine hygiene products etc.
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #84 on: June 15, 2013, 07:31:33 am »
This article is about a crowdfunding project that isn't technology related, but wow.

http://www.reddit.com/r/kickstarter/comments/1g9utn/likely_major_kickstarter_fraud_uncovered_kobe_red/

And to think, this one was stopped just in the nick of time. It would have sailed right on through on IGG, and if these guys hadn't really dug in and done the research it would have succeeded on KS too.
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #85 on: August 18, 2013, 08:20:49 pm »
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And Limon will arrive in discreet, unmarked packaging so you don't have to worry about ruining the surprise when it arrives.

That's a funny way to spell "so your mailman won't know what he's delivering"...

He will if the thing has managed to *turn itself on* in the post :D
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #86 on: August 18, 2013, 09:25:38 pm »
If it is vibrating then the post office will blow up the bag containing it when it is detected. Had the bomb squad blow up the bag of cement mix the plumber left outside my door one day while he went around the corner to park. Hear the bang, open the door and look out to see the whole lot of them behind the APC looking back. I asked them to replace the bag but they declined. They were a little paranoid about security with the summit at the convention centre, even going to the point of welding shut the manhole covers ( you really cannot weld cast iron, it just goes brittle there and cracks) and painting marks on the concrete covers. Real Kabuki theatre.
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #87 on: August 20, 2013, 01:32:13 pm »
If it is vibrating then the post office will blow up the bag containing it when it is detected. Had the bomb squad blow up the bag of cement mix the plumber left outside my door one day while he went around the corner to park. Hear the bang, open the door and look out to see the whole lot of them behind the APC looking back. I asked them to replace the bag but they declined. They were a little paranoid about security with the summit at the convention centre, even going to the point of welding shut the manhole covers ( you really cannot weld cast iron, it just goes brittle there and cracks) and painting marks on the concrete covers. Real Kabuki theatre.

That's crazy, how long did it take him to find parking? It sounds as if they set up shop across the street eying your front yard like a hawk the whole time and went bananas the moment the plumber showed up.

And condolences to your door, must have been a bitch sweeping up cement everywhere.
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #88 on: August 22, 2013, 03:35:19 am »
About 15 minutes to hoof it back, the SWat were alittle paranoid as the G8 was in town for a convention. Even had the one cop shoot a bus that tried to drive through the closed road right in front of my door one Friday, made him a cup of tea afterwards to help with the stress of being shouted at all week. Happened as I was on the phone to the control room asking them to send him extra reinforcement.
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #90 on: September 15, 2013, 10:57:24 am »
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #91 on: September 15, 2013, 11:15:36 am »
This one is creating quite a buzz  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/minna-limon-couples-vibrator :clap:

I guess this changes the saying:

If life gives you lemons, ask for batteries.


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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #92 on: September 21, 2013, 05:47:39 am »
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #93 on: September 26, 2013, 07:45:08 am »
60$ worht of electronics in a "scope"watch. As if the fluke123 wasn't bad enough (and don't mention the dsonano)
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/920064946/oscilloscope-watch?ref=category
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #94 on: September 26, 2013, 03:41:34 pm »
60$ worht of electronics in a "scope"watch. As if the fluke123 wasn't bad enough (and don't mention the dsonano)
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/920064946/oscilloscope-watch?ref=category
It might be a toy, but is it dodgy as a kickstarter?
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #95 on: September 29, 2013, 06:56:27 pm »
Clang, $500K and 1 year later:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang/posts/604023

Shame. That was the coolest Kickstarter video ever!
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #96 on: October 02, 2013, 06:20:59 pm »
I delete PMs unread. If you have something to say, say it in public.
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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #97 on: October 02, 2013, 06:39:40 pm »
Totally bogus project: http://www.pozible.com/project/35309
:-DD

Afraid I cannot support that project, as the travel time would be impractical for me.
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #98 on: October 05, 2013, 04:05:13 pm »
60$ worht of electronics in a "scope"watch. As if the fluke123 wasn't bad enough (and don't mention the dsonano)
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/920064946/oscilloscope-watch?ref=category
It might be a toy, but is it dodgy as a kickstarter?

Given that the guy's pulled off two successful kickstarters before in a similar vein, I don't expect he'll have any trouble getting it made - that doesn't mean it's actually useful, though.
 

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Re: List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects
« Reply #99 on: October 05, 2013, 08:23:36 pm »
I can agree that it is of doubtful usefulness but I went back to the start of this thread and this is one of the criteria required to qualify as dodgy.
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To make the list a project must have no real hardware to show (so essentially just promises and fancy marketing), or generally claims that don't seem to add up.

Is it dodgy by this definition? I, don't think it is. I wouldn't fund it.

 


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