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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1250 on: August 02, 2018, 01:54:29 am »
Not sure what the phrase "π /5 phase resolution" means. Can someone explain?
π /5 radians phase resolution
 
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1251 on: August 26, 2018, 10:44:43 pm »
OMG it doesn't get any funnier than this!
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1252 on: August 27, 2018, 03:16:08 am »
Oh.... My..... God.....

If ever there was a occasion that is a good excuse to prove I can spell chutzpah, that woman, with that pronouncement, is it.
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1253 on: August 27, 2018, 03:48:59 am »
The continuum between stupidity and brilliance apparently wraps around at the ends.
Making it more confusing for the technically ignorant to discern the difference.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1254 on: August 27, 2018, 06:20:35 am »
The continuum between stupidity and brilliance apparently wraps around at the ends.
"It's a fine line between  stupid and clever..."
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1255 on: August 27, 2018, 06:44:01 am »
The thing with this lady is pathological.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1256 on: August 27, 2018, 07:41:11 am »
LOL, Meredith just blocked me for suggesting that she lacks self awareness. Oh, the irony!
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1257 on: August 27, 2018, 10:03:15 am »
LOL, Meredith just blocked me for suggesting that she lacks self awareness. Oh, the irony!

Is there anyone who's even mentioned uBeam that hasn't been blocked?
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1258 on: August 27, 2018, 02:43:16 pm »
But guys, the uBeam website says coming soon!
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1259 on: August 27, 2018, 02:44:41 pm »
But guys, the uBeam website says coming soon!

and how long has it said that for?  :-DD
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1260 on: August 28, 2018, 09:33:13 am »
Published Sep, 2017, I don't know the recording date. Edit: The Recording date maybe 2014 or '15.
Claiming faster than a cable.  :o  :horse:



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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1261 on: August 28, 2018, 12:20:52 pm »
Published Sep, 2017, I don't know the recording date.
Claiming faster than a cable.  :o  :horse:



*groan*
She keeps trying to spin the story that all the experts told her it wasn't possible. They told her it wouldn't work because it wasn't practical. Turns out they were right, doh.
 
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1262 on: August 28, 2018, 01:16:35 pm »
You guys give her too much credit for being naive. I see a con artist. No one can graduate Penn State and speak so fluently yet can be that dumb... at least not without some incentive. Calling her naive or ignorant relieves her of the damage of her lies.

Why else would she have so much trouble retaining key employees? I'm guessing she wants to compensate key employees in stock options and get them to lie as bald-faced as she does. If there was any belief in the actual product, there would be something for CTO and engineers to work towards other than helping to perpetuate a ponzi scheme.

It sounds like Mark Suster was a big part of the problem.

Having a passionate blonde scapegoat is perfect. It was never a ponzi scheme if she actually believed it! And so they con you all. Maybe they didn't make it to IPO or the bigger fish this time. But I'm sure the people behind this have succeeded before and will do so again.
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1263 on: August 28, 2018, 01:47:01 pm »
I totally agree, this is a classic con job perpetrated by someone who is fully aware of what she is doing.  :palm:
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1264 on: August 28, 2018, 02:05:24 pm »
You guys give her too much credit for being naive. I see a con artist. No one can graduate Penn State and speak so fluently yet can be that dumb... at least not without some incentive. Calling her naive or ignorant relieves her of the damage of her lies.

You're missing the option of "deluded". One doesn't have to be malicious to spout rubbish, just sufficiently convinced of your own brilliance, of the power of your god, that this time the dice will roll your way in the casino, or any of the many other things that people frequently convince themselves of with zero supporting evidence.

Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.".
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1265 on: August 28, 2018, 02:18:23 pm »
^ If that is the case, she would be able to retain employees. People work for money and assets, and it doesn't matter what the boss believes as long as they get paid.

It's when the boss repeatedly tries to trick you into holding the hot potato when you jump ship. (Or when you're compensated largely in stock options!) A young woman who continually points out that she is not an engineer can spout nonsense and still be sympathetic to a jury and to the public. It seems like men secretly want her to be dumb, naive, deluded. A professional engineer who slips down that road would be crucified.

A law firm is probably one of their significant expenses, hushing up previous employees and providing legal counsel for her public statements. Her lawyer could be one of her closest friends at this point.

I find it hard to believe being delusional got uBeam this far. More like greed. Some investment bankers thought they could pull off a Batteriser with a couple extra zeros. And she was the perfect face for the operation; willing and relentless and blonde. The lies are calculated, not delusional. Even in this video clip, the host announces uBeam as if it has already been achieved and is sitting on a shelf at your local store, selling like hot cakes.
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1266 on: August 28, 2018, 06:59:09 pm »
You guys give her too much credit for being naive. I see a con artist. No one can graduate Penn State and speak so fluently yet can be that dumb... at least not without some incentive. Calling her naive or ignorant relieves her of the damage of her lies.
Many of the best talkers truly have nothing to say. It saddens me how often fairly smart people are suckered in by a vacuous speaker who sounds good. There are excellent opportunities for people like this - politician, corporate spokesperson, etc. . Understanding is a huge disadvantage when you need to spout BS with a straight face.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1267 on: August 28, 2018, 08:49:52 pm »
LOL, Meredith just blocked me for suggesting that she lacks self awareness. Oh, the irony!

Is there anyone who's even mentioned uBeam that hasn't been blocked?

I did make a negative critical (but not ad hominem) comment a few months ago, but wasn't blocked.

Frankly, Twitter makes it too easy to block dissenting voices: in so doing, it strongly promotes echo chambers and conceit, and encourages follower cliques of blinkered, obsequious sycophants who are too fragile and closed minded to either tolerate or consider views different to their own.

As such, I consider it a rather minor badge of honour to be blocked!
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1268 on: August 29, 2018, 12:19:00 am »
LOL, Meredith just blocked me for suggesting that she lacks self awareness. Oh, the irony!

Is there anyone who's even mentioned uBeam that hasn't been blocked?

I did make a negative critical (but not ad hominem) comment a few months ago, but wasn't blocked.

Frankly, Twitter makes it too easy to block dissenting voices: in so doing, it strongly promotes echo chambers and conceit, and encourages follower cliques of blinkered, obsequious sycophants who are too fragile and closed minded to either tolerate or consider views different to their own.

As such, I consider it a rather minor badge of honour to be blocked!
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1269 on: September 09, 2018, 06:49:39 am »
@ubeen haven't twittered for nearly 3 months, have they blocked themselves.  :horse:

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1270 on: September 21, 2018, 05:30:41 am »
 
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1271 on: September 21, 2018, 06:07:22 am »
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1273 on: September 21, 2018, 07:33:21 am »
Perry steps down as uBeam CEO

https://liesandstartuppr.blogspot.com/2018/09/meredith-perry-no-longer-ubeam-ceo.html
I wonder if they are still trying to licence the charging scheme, or if they've got to the more realistic stage of trying to find other applications for their phase array developments?
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1274 on: September 21, 2018, 08:48:47 am »
Perry steps down as uBeam CEO

https://liesandstartuppr.blogspot.com/2018/09/meredith-perry-no-longer-ubeam-ceo.html

Oh dear "she wasn't the right person"...I'll say...not the right person for any tech executive. I hope that delusional hypocrit gets shamed by media fallout. :rant:
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