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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2018, 12:31:46 pm »
What if this was just yet another "kick-starter" fraud attempt? Surely if she know about NFC i assume she
did, she must have known its severe limitations and now when exposed tries to vanish like a snowflake?

Lots of non tech people can easily fall in to such campaigns and loose money. Just saying. :-//
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2018, 01:05:54 pm »
Passing charge between phones would be a cool idea between friends, etc.

OTOH would you want random people constantly bothering you in the street every time you charged your phone?

TANSTAAFL: Anybody who doesn't delete the app after a day of "Ooooh, he's at 90%, he'll give me some charge for sure!" is just a sexual predator trying to attract some prey.

« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 01:07:42 pm by Fungus »
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2018, 01:10:21 pm »
BTW, the project was cancelled by the owner, Kickstarter didn't cancel it.

 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2018, 01:21:46 pm »
The Linkedin link (https://www.linkedin.com/in/catclark1/) on her website (https://www.catclark.co/bio-contact) goes to a page for 'Rebecca Field', also a series producer from Sydney, Australia.

Kicktraq still have a link to the deleted creator page.  It has gone from the campaign itself, along with the update from this morning.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1749849235/battbump-an-app-to-share-and-receive-phone-battery/creator_bio

MOD EDIT: Sorry Kean, but I think it's prudent to remove this bit. Dave.

The removed update is still available via this deep link
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1749849235/battbump-an-app-to-share-and-receive-phone-battery/posts/2223691
« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 01:34:22 pm by EEVblog »
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2018, 01:32:06 pm »
FYI, I have made the video private. I'd like to leave it up until the review goes though but I have a reason, trust me. Looks like it'll be a re-edit and re-upload regardless of the Privacy dispute.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 01:53:57 pm by EEVblog »
 
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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2018, 01:34:12 pm »
Here is a writeup from David Gerard, includes a link to an archive of The BattBump site,
https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/2018/06/26/battbump-wireless-phone-to-phone-charging-on-the-blockchain/
« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 01:43:57 pm by reubot »
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2018, 01:36:39 pm »
I do not see why it can't be available , just edit out the name and photos of the creator if any. Call the person "the creator" or something. I do not understand why people here are all after the person's name, it is irrelevant to the discussion of the matter and indeed invites complains about privacy.
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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2018, 01:38:33 pm »
Quote from: EEVblog
MOD EDIT: Sorry Kean, but I think it's prudent to remove this bit. Dave.

Fair enough!

Note that the timestamps reported should possibly have been 10:50-11:55 when you were showing her website bio page.

BTW down there says ©2015

I reckon that is someone using an old webpage template.  The battbump.com domain was only registered in March 2018.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2018, 01:39:24 pm »
 How come the tech media BS have not picked up on this new revolutionary technology?  :-//
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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2018, 01:39:38 pm »
I do not see why it can't be available , just edit out the name and photos of the creator if any.

You cannot edit videos after they uploaded, you can only delete (losing all comments & views) and re-upload.
 
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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2018, 01:43:42 pm »
Yes she put the details on her web page, but she has now removed them and its reasonable not to show them.
As for her name, links to web page etc, that's all reasonable to show, it only identifies what she has posted anyway in multiple locations.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 01:47:53 pm by EEVblog »
 
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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2018, 01:53:11 pm »
FYI, I have made the video private. I'd like to leave it up but I have a reason. Looks like it'll be a re-edit and re-upload regardless of the Privacy dispute.

How does this thing of private videos work, because I've got it open in a tab and can still see it, and replay it? If I reload the page then it will be gone, or what?
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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2018, 01:59:57 pm »
So Dave, does this count as a strike against your YT channel?  If so, that would suck!
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2018, 02:01:39 pm »
So Dave, does this count as a strike against your YT channel?  If so, that would suck!

Nope, no strikes, clean as a whistle.

 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2018, 02:02:39 pm »
Someone reported on twitter that her Vimeo video is gone too.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2018, 02:02:49 pm »
So Dave, does this count as a strike against your YT channel?  If so, that would suck!

Nope, no strikes, clean as a whistle.

 :-+ :-+ :-+ :-+
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2018, 02:05:44 pm »
Someone reported on twitter that her Vimeo video is gone too.

Yeah, the Vimeo link showed up if you Googled her name.  Comes up as VimeUhOh! (aka 404)
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2018, 02:30:21 pm »
Haven´t seen the video before it went off...

Passing charge between phones would be a cool idea between friends, etc.
The management of such a system probably takes more energy than is transferred in the first place (should that ever work out), which means it just increases the losses.

I wonder if there are regulations in place regarding the price of electrical energy and how reselling it would be treated. After all it would start to become a third or fourth tier market (like selling gas in bottles).

Probably a lot more practical would be to stick with a power bank and be able to help many more people with it, nothing new needed. Or use the Qi/PMA technology.
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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2018, 02:37:55 pm »
"Wow, the amounts these kickstarters reach are incredible. I should try something, anything. I'd bother with technicalities if it reaches the goal. It'd be so great !" -- heard quite often.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2018, 02:38:10 pm »
The named contact is Cat Clark, a TV producer and creative in Sydney, Australia. She works on technology shows, such as CBN‘s gadget show CyberShack on Channel 9, though she’s not a technologist herself.
Aussies and technology! She's literally a neighbor.

You need to get to know each other; With a little understanding; You can find the perfect blend... That's when good neighbours become good friends.

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Imagine if all the people mentioned on MailBag decided to file a privacy claim!

PPS
Sounded like it was intended as a spoof for a TV piece.

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2018, 02:44:32 pm »
Luckily it's not hard to find the video in question if you look online for "eevblog mp4 archive"

Even archive.org has it.
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #47 on: June 27, 2018, 02:46:08 pm »
You mite as well harvest the the RF energy - The phone that never goes flat TM  :-DD

Knew i should of watched the video when it was posted, these thing are like busses another will be along shortly
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2018, 02:47:07 pm »
this is all really weird.. her linkedin has been deleted, along with the battbump site, the cybershack website is down aswell..
but i did find her phone number and area in syd shes in, again its all public information she put up on the internet for everyone to see

im beginning to think its more than a scam kickstarter, but maybe involves identity theft aswell
 

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Re: EEVblog #1099- BattBump - Dumbest Kickstarter Ever!
« Reply #49 on: June 27, 2018, 02:54:47 pm »
The Linkedin link x on her website x goes to a page for 'x', also a series producer from Sydney, Australia.
Doxing her is not nice anyway.

I mean obviously it is a stupid campaign, from someone with no technical knowledge trying to sell something technical, but still.
 
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