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EEVblog #1334 – Mystery Dumpster Teardown

Mystery dumpster teardown time! With the most amazing mechanical mains power switch you’ll ever see! ...


  1. Funny that you should be talking about scams and non-delivery of projects as you were walking past the NW Rail Link hording, Dave. They were promising that puppy when I was groing up in Castle Hill back in the ’70s. Guess this kind of thing is not limited to electronics hardware!

    Keep up the rants!

    .. mark.

    • At least they have torn down some building now, and will fatten a homemaker center next month.
      But I won’t believe it until the first train pulls up.

  2. Love your walktime rants. Listening to what you say while peeking at what’s happening in the background is like a double win 😉

  3. Thank you very much for this walktime,beautiful australia.

    keep up !!!

  4. Welcome to the downside of the internet – where bad science (or non-science) gets to be peddled alongside legitimate science.

    The EM shield is always fascinating about how people go to “protect” themselves, yet are easily seen with phones, WiFi and other EM-producing things.

    There’s a cognitive dissonance going on as well – like how people are “sensitive” to EM radiation to justify their, well, ignorance on smart meters. Yet will happy go about their day talking, texting, etc., on their phones, or otherwise participating in a modern lifestyle surrounded by tons of EM radiation. (There was someone in the letters to the editor complaining how their new house doesn’t have electricity because they were “sensitive to EM” and “smart meters give them headaches”.) The few true cases of EM sensitivity live out in the boonies without electricity, far from power lines and can’t use anything electrical (not even battery powered).

    Perhaps I should sell metal-lined wallpaper as “smart meter shielding”. Trying to remove their ignorance is like trying to convert them to another religion. Easier to just take their money…

    • @Worf

      [quote] The few true cases of EM sensitivity live out in the boonies without electricity, far from power lines and can’t use anything electrical (not even battery powered).[/quote]

      Have “true cases” of EM sessitivity ever been proven to exist? Through double-blind testing or equivalent?

      I think the demonstrated ability to detect low level EM fields might qualify for James Randi’s million dollar challenge, which would build a nice whole-house Faraday cage for the person who could do so.

  5. When I saw the EMC sleeve thingy, I actually thought it was a joke. I actually thought that it was somebody running a project to show how bad these places like Kickstarted and Indiegogo have gotten.

    I have signed up for the forum (awaiting email confirmation) as I recently posted about the SickNFind on the project page and expect it to get deleted soon.

    Unfortunately, I have also backed their BluTracker project. Wondering now if I can _un_fund them somehow. Hopefully there will be enough backlash to make that possible.

    Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/2130407950
    Indiegogo: http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/2130407950

  6. I love your rants, although i found the video funny, there are some interesting points

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