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Offline vk6zgo

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1075 on: October 08, 2018, 12:07:04 pm »
Cerebus doesn't know whether to join in with the bad jokes or whether to get the custard pie cannon.
There's zero chance of a Dwagon flying over London without having either a F35 or Typhoon zapping it's arse

That's a classic example of what the [Obscure joke:] tag was invented for. Everybody but thee, me, and bd139 are now scratching their heads. Anyway, not much chance of an F35 chasing anything, they'd have to get the keys from America, the engine back from Turkey...

It all depends upon how Rapide the Dragon is!

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1076 on: October 08, 2018, 12:31:18 pm »
I don't think that a 1930's small airliner is any match for a fire breathing Dwagon no matter how Rapide it is. Obscure enough?  :clap:
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1077 on: October 14, 2018, 03:01:09 pm »
"It all depends upon how Rapide the Dragon is!"

That one flew right over my head. ???
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1078 on: October 29, 2018, 08:16:51 pm »
I got emails some week ago from that Acronis about machine learning and Blockchain "technology" trying to entice me into purchasing online storage from them.

I think their imaging software is snake oil as it won't extract directly as promised on email that it would do if I paid to unlock he features for it which I did and it needs all sorts of messing about, building a LIVECD with sata drivers for every host, copy image to USB hard drive etc, and others can do it with no problem.
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1079 on: October 29, 2018, 10:34:01 pm »
I got emails some week ago from that Acronis about machine learning and Blockchain "technology" trying to entice me into purchasing online storage from them.

I think their imaging software is snake oil as it won't extract directly as promised on email that it would do if I paid to unlock he features for it which I did and it needs all sorts of messing about, building a LIVECD with sata drivers for every host, copy image to USB hard drive etc, and others can do it with no problem.

Odd because the one piece of modern commercial imaging software I've found worked *really* well was Acronis, maybe it's gone down the tubes...

Mind you, I tend to try and avoid software houses that use blockchain as marketing wank
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1080 on: October 29, 2018, 11:28:06 pm »
block chain is the turd polish of the late half of this decade.
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1081 on: October 30, 2018, 07:57:45 am »
block chain is the turd polish of the late half of this decade.
Block chain is the new fuzzy logic.
 

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« Reply #1082 on: October 30, 2018, 07:16:36 pm »
block chain is the turd polish of the late half of this decade.
Block chain is the new fuzzy logic.

Aww, can't we make it the new IoT so that turd finally dies instead?

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1083 on: November 09, 2018, 09:07:20 am »
My new Kickstarter idea is for an IoT-connected self-filling water bottle, that uses biomimicry to sequester water pustules from super-saturated desert air with alternating nanotechnological hydrophilic and hydrophobic graphene layers on a pure copper substrate. Blockchain technology is used to assign H2O offset credits per use. Supporters will receive a personalized e-mail saying thanks for the money. Am I on the right track?
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1084 on: November 09, 2018, 10:54:58 am »
My new Kickstarter idea is for an IoT-connected self-filling water bottle, that uses biomimicry to sequester water pustules from super-saturated desert air with alternating nanotechnological hydrophilic and hydrophobic graphene layers on a pure copper substrate. Blockchain technology is used to assign H2O offset credits per use. Supporters will receive a personalized e-mail saying thanks for the money. Am I on the right track?

 :-+

I'm not seeing any mention of AI though.

Fantastic: https://biomimicry.org/
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1085 on: November 09, 2018, 02:07:41 pm »
Quote from: SiliconWizard link=topic=6952.msg1951615#msg1951615
I'm not seeing any mention of AI though.
Or synergy.
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1086 on: November 09, 2018, 08:06:11 pm »
My new Kickstarter idea is for an IoT-connected self-filling water bottle, that uses biomimicry to sequester water pustules from super-saturated desert air with alternating nanotechnological hydrophilic and hydrophobic graphene layers on a pure copper substrate. Blockchain technology is used to assign H2O offset credits per use. Supporters will receive a personalized e-mail saying thanks for the money. Am I on the right track?

 :-+

I'm not seeing any mention of AI though.

Fantastic: https://biomimicry.org/

It's stealth AI, neither the campaign owners or the backers have overt real intelligence.  :-DD :-DD
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1087 on: November 09, 2018, 08:27:34 pm »
My new Kickstarter idea is for an IoT-connected self-filling water bottle, that uses biomimicry to sequester water pustules from super-saturated desert air with alternating nanotechnological hydrophilic and hydrophobic graphene layers on a pure copper substrate. Blockchain technology is used to assign H2O offset credits per use. Supporters will receive a personalized e-mail saying thanks for the money. Am I on the right track?

I'm in! But only if it gives 800% more water when I use Batteriser sleeves.

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1088 on: November 11, 2018, 06:25:24 am »
Quote from: SiliconWizard link=topic=6952.msg1951615#msg1951615
I'm not seeing any mention of AI though.
Or synergy.

Nah, synergy is yesterday, you have to use blockchain today or you are obviously so out ...
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1089 on: November 11, 2018, 08:33:26 am »
Quote from: SiliconWizard link=topic=6952.msg1951615#msg1951615
I'm not seeing any mention of AI though.
Or synergy.
Nah, synergy is yesterday

Synergy was, like, the 1990s.

 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1090 on: November 14, 2018, 11:43:44 am »
To me, he would have better lab cred if he was employing a Simpson 260 meter.
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1091 on: November 14, 2018, 08:59:15 pm »
Synergy was, like, the 1990s.

Can confirm. I worked for an Internet startup in 1998 who's main product was called NetSynergy.  They don't exist any more and neither does their excessive pool of buzzwords. The product was a bloody excellent idea but the business side of it was hopeless. Unlike most of the things here where the business side is excellent but the product is hopeless.
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1092 on: November 14, 2018, 09:31:45 pm »
Synergy was, like, the 1990s.

Can confirm. I worked for an Internet startup in 1998 who's main product was called NetSynergy.  They don't exist any more and neither does their excessive pool of buzzwords. The product was a bloody excellent idea but the business side of it was hopeless. Unlike most of the things here where the business side is excellent but the product is hopeless.
I just checked the registration date of synergy.com - 1992 by Synergy Software. In 1998, you guys were way behind the curve (another 1990s expression).
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1093 on: November 14, 2018, 10:59:13 pm »
Synergy was, like, the 1990s.

Can confirm. I worked for an Internet startup in 1998 who's main product was called NetSynergy.  They don't exist any more and neither does their excessive pool of buzzwords. The product was a bloody excellent idea but the business side of it was hopeless. Unlike most of the things here where the business side is excellent but the product is hopeless.

What was their product, was it software to control 2 or more PC's from a single screen, keyboard and mouse at all?
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1094 on: November 14, 2018, 11:17:36 pm »
I just checked the registration date of synergy.com - 1992 by Synergy Software. In 1998, you guys were way behind the curve (another 1990s expression).

Hahaha.

What was their product, was it software to control 2 or more PC's from a single screen, keyboard and mouse at all?

No it was a CRM type thing. Think of Salesforce but in Perl CGI and with a UI that looked like a dog with a tapeworm had done some laps on it with its butt.

Not joking but it could have been really successful. I mean up there in billions of dollars territory. But the culture was so broken. Director was "my way or the highway" which would have been fine if he wasn't a crack smoking (literally) idiot.
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1095 on: November 15, 2018, 01:02:26 am »
I actually used Synergy in the past (the one on Sourceforge) for quite a few things.

One purpose was to share a big wall mounted screen in an office where there would be an live automated slideshow of sales, missed calls and messages but they can press a hotkey to move the slides or they can use their mouse and keyboard for anything else.

I couldn't understand at first how to get it working as I saw it in reverse but now I just alter the text file and that was much easier.
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1096 on: November 22, 2018, 12:35:37 pm »
To me, he would have better lab cred if he was employing a Simpson 260 meter.

With ePaper retrofit meter face, so the red needle is still there even when power is removed.
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1097 on: November 23, 2018, 02:23:54 am »
To me, he would have better lab cred if he was employing a Simpson 260 meter.

With ePaper retrofit meter face, so the red needle is still there even when power is removed.

holy hell, what an abomination! :scared:
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1098 on: November 26, 2018, 06:35:41 am »
Anyone got a message like this from New Egg?

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We're sorry if you experienced any technical difficulties on our site recently. As a thank you for bearing with us, please use promo code: _____________  for 15.00 off an order of 40.00 or more placed by November 25, 2018 at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

Promo code is only valid on a single order of 40.00 or more placed on Newegg United Kingdom and expires at 11:59PM on November 25, 2018. Limit one promo code per customer. Promo code _____________ cannot be combined with other promo codes, gift cards or combos. Promo code may not be applied towards the purchase of gift cards. All returned orders/items will be deducted from the original purchase amount to determine whether the transaction qualifies for the promo code. Gift cards, taxes, and shipping are excluded in determining whether an order size is 40.00 or more.

Sincerely,
Newegg Customer Service

I didn't order anything from there and not for two years.

I brought a couple of sata fan enclosures.
Both of them broke before a month or two and they were not interested paying for a return.
It was the only place I could find them at the time.
Should have investigated their terms and conditions before buying from them.

That discount doesn't mean much in the way of customs and delivery charges for when it breaks down.
I suppose it is okay if you live near it.
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1099 on: December 13, 2018, 02:57:15 am »
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