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Offline G7PSK

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2012, 09:23:13 am »
Here is a good one. How to double your internet speed by doubling up your cat5 cable, I wonder how many fall for it.



 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2012, 02:04:35 pm »
Here is a good one. How to double your internet speed by doubling up your cat5 cable, I wonder how many fall for it.

LOL! This guy has no idea how data is really transmitted over the internet. I don't think I can count the number of errors in that video and I can count to over 1000 on 2 hands.
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2012, 04:43:22 pm »
Here is a good one. How to double your internet speed by doubling up your cat5 cable, I wonder how many fall for it.

LOL! This guy has no idea how data is really transmitted over the internet. I don't think I can count the number of errors in that video and I can count to over 1000 on 2 hands.

Try reading the video description.
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2012, 04:48:35 pm »
Here is a good one. How to double your internet speed by doubling up your cat5 cable, I wonder how many fall for it.

LOL! This guy has no idea how data is really transmitted over the internet. I don't think I can count the number of errors in that video and I can count to over 1000 on 2 hands.

Try reading the video description.
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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2012, 04:53:41 pm »
Hahah. Yeah, sometimes it really is too stupid to be serious. :D
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2012, 07:34:03 am »
Some how came across this while stumbling around the internet.  Very entertaining for the educated. :)

http://www.johnsonmotor.org/rw/index.php
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2012, 07:40:25 am »
yea same voice and website format of many other similar scams, claiming to be fighting the evil powers at be to bring simple stuff to joe public that cannot possibly exist. lots of promises goes on and on without actually any clue of how long the presentation is.
https://www.simonselectronics.co.uk/shop
Varied stock of test instruments and components including EEVblog gear.
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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2012, 07:48:28 am »
I kept poking around some more because I had some time to kill and found this...




There are really only two possibilities.  Number one is that they actually believe what they are saying which is the scariest option.  Number two is that they know they are flat out committing fraud.

Unbelievable.
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2012, 08:18:29 am »
fraudsters big time. they don't actually say much except bull and he says that the kit is for experimentation with this sort of energy he does not say you can do anything with it so he has got himself out of the shit legally
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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2012, 06:41:12 pm »
With so much wire in those coils I wouldn't be surprised if that thing "catches" some AM or other radio energy and converts it to some very low power, yet just enough to spin the wheel.  I doubt that thing has some significant torque. I see some magnets on both sides and the wheel may also have some metal or wire in it...
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2012, 06:43:02 pm »
I doubt that thing has some significant torque.

there is nothing in it to have any torque (driving power) it is just a fancy looking thing that can be used for experimenting but by the time they had finished drooling over it people may think it is a complete item
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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2012, 09:40:19 am »
I kept poking around some more because I had some time to kill and found this...




There are really only two possibilities.  Number one is that they actually believe what they are saying which is the scariest option.  Number two is that they know they are flat out committing fraud.

Unbelievable.
240p! My eeeyyyyyeeeessssss!!!!  :-[
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2012, 05:15:03 pm »
In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!!
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2012, 10:33:50 am »
In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!!
Which are, as my physics professor used to say:

1. You can't win
2. You can't even break even.
3. You can't get out of the game.

 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2012, 11:25:27 pm »
240p! My eeeyyyyyeeeessssss!!!!  :-[

When I wazz a boooyy........
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2012, 02:25:48 am »
These people seem to either think that the back emf spikes that they are getting from a somewhat inefficient motor is free power flowing out of their machine or that is what they would otherwise like to persuade others into believing. I have now watched quite a few of these videos and the back emf spike is what all the ones using scopes are very keen on showing.
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2012, 10:44:39 pm »
Not exactly tech/engineering related, but fits the snake oil thread perfectly:



...it's painful...
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2012, 11:41:01 pm »
Not exactly tech/engineering related, but fits the snake oil thread perfectly:



...it's painful...

It is a clear abuse of physics.


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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2012, 11:55:18 pm »
AntiProtonBoy, I liked your comment over there  :)


My favorite part "God in his infinite wisdom send him another Einstein called Stephen Hawking."  ;D ;D ;D
So god sent Hahnemann, who died in 1843, another Einstein, born in 1879, called Stephen Hawking (born in 1942).  ???
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2012, 01:36:21 am »
Here in Sweden we have a real quack audiophile shop: http://www.svalander.se

It selling all the usual stuff like audio cables for 20 000 SEK/m (about $3000/meter), "spikes", "CD demagnetization equipment" and all other audio snake oil you can think of. Much "quantum" and "flux" BS and even some sort of "philosophy" page with excuses why scientific methods such as randomized and placebo controlled studies, A/B-testing, etc does not apply to audio. A real quack.

But to be clear: I haven't surfed the page in a while, so maybe Mr Svalander has come to his senses, but my guess is no.
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2012, 07:06:20 am »
any one remember this stupid fad still see the occasional idiot using them
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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2012, 09:25:49 am »
Yep, i remember seeing that on TT. And still see people around here in Sydney with them from time to time. ;D

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2012, 09:49:27 am »
Oh god I hate the world.
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2012, 09:58:52 am »
Oh god I hate Today Tonight.
 

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Re: The snake oil thread...
« Reply #49 on: April 08, 2012, 10:14:01 am »
I tend to dislike both TT and ACA, they seem to copy each other and rerun old events to fill in time.

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