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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #100 on: October 14, 2014, 02:24:03 am »

spot the Aussie :p

and/or spot the new visitor to Australia
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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #101 on: October 14, 2014, 02:52:55 am »
If you look around the poker table and you can't tell who the mark is, it is probably YOU.
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #102 on: October 14, 2014, 12:29:11 pm »
Speaking of YT subscribers, I was listening today to Hello Internet, in which they were talking about the golden play button you get from YT when you hit the million subs mark.

I won't have even hit 600K by 2019:
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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #103 on: October 14, 2014, 06:47:22 pm »
You do rate for silver, still good.

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2667769?hl=en

Unlike me where I have yet to get to the hundred mark.......
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #104 on: October 15, 2014, 09:59:33 am »
David_AVD beat me to it. It is what it is.
Dave is that comment supposed to be meaningful.

Yes. But clearly you are unable to understand any implied meaning behind that, so let me try and explain.
I run a video blog with 175,000 subscribers. My videos get viewed over 45,000 times every day. That means there are a lot of people telling me what they like and don't like, what I should and shouldn't say, how I should or shouldn't do something, how I should or shouldn't talk, etc, etc.
Well, guess what, it is an absolute impossibility to please everyone, so the only thing left for content producers like me to do is to simply continue to do what they want to do, and say what they want to say.
Indeed, you could say my success is in a large part based on the way I tell it like it is and my colorful use of language.
You either chose to watch, or not. And if you are a parent, then you either chose to allow your child to watch, or not.
My content and my choice of words will live or die in the open marketplace of content. I, or any other content producer has precisely zero responsibility to talk in a way that some anonymous forum user wants them to talk.
If there is one thing a content producer does not like, something that pisses them off the most, is people telling them what they should or shouldn't say.
You get no say in that, ever.

Thank you Dave that is all that I wanted,I know that it is virtually suicidal to comment on a blog that is not related to the main content of that blog I enjoy your comments and teardowns.Regards Wayne

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #105 on: October 15, 2014, 11:33:45 am »
Beats isn't a scam and they're not exactly crap.

If I'm listening to Biggie preach The Ten Crack Commandments, I don't really care so much about all the nuances of the music coming out; what I want is pounding bass that makes the fucking fillings in my teeth vibrate.

That aside, it's a fashion item, no different than carrying a Louis Vuitton handbag or Tag Heuer watch.

The fact the headphones come in so many color and style combinations, combined with Dr. See being behind it, it's no wonder they're popular

Hell, I even own a pair. They're great when I want to feel some bass but can't disturb the neighbors.

I also own a pair of Sennheiser HD-650s for when I want to "hear the music" or whatever.

Not every piece of audio gear has to be for the same exact purpose.


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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #106 on: October 15, 2014, 11:35:32 am »
One of my favourite Brit TV series is "Hustle".
Yeah, I know that they are glorifying and presenting in a romantic way the 'grifters' and probably things in the real world is nothing like this, but the con men from "Hustle" have a nice credo:

"You can't cheat an honest man."

And I think it is generally true.

Even if the guys from the white van are selling real merchandise on low prices under pretext that something happened and they just need to get rid of it - everybody could think 10 seconds and conclude, that either these goods are stolen or there is something else going wrong and the sellers are bunch of liars.

So, you see - the scam is possible just because there are buyers, who unscrupulously will buy anything, even if they are guessing that there is something wrong with the deal.
No matter if it is a genuine merchandise or fake.
But when it turns fake - you should remember your thoughts or intuition that probably something was wrong with the deal and that your greedy side took over.
... and now you are punished for you greed.

I am always saying that for such things to happen - there need to be two sides - seller and buyer.

If, we, people were perfect and 100% honest - such scammers would have just died out of hunger - no sell will be possible.
So, generally they feed of our greed - that's it.

In this specific instance, it's true that the scammers are appealing to people's greed, but it is dangerous nonsense to claim that honesty will somehow protect you from grifters.

Rather than basing your theories on a fictional series, you might want to take a look at a related TV show called "The Real Hustle", in which a variety of cons used in real life are demonstrated on unsuspecting members of the public. Many of these exploit confusion, compassion, or any number of entirely worthy human impulses.

What sort of 'greed' do you think the scumbags who extort vast sums of money by frightening elderly residents into worthless 'repairs' to their homes are exploiting? Or fake 'charity workers' who are simply lining their own pockets?

I really didn't think it up from this angle.
Yeah, you are correct - that there is always the other side - where cons are based on fear or confusion.
Thanks for pointing out this!
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #107 on: October 15, 2014, 11:58:16 am »
You do rate for silver, still good.
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2667769?hl=en

Didn't know that!
I guess they'll contact me in due course...
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #108 on: October 15, 2014, 06:40:18 pm »
Click the link and follow the rewards application process..... they supposedly will get to you in a few days. That would be a nice mailbag segment to watch.
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #109 on: October 17, 2014, 08:28:32 am »
Just wanted to say that the custom video thumbnails are really cheesy. Bright green text - check, all capitals - check, exclamation marks - check, common font - check. Really cheapens the look and feel of the channel.
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #110 on: November 04, 2014, 03:23:04 pm »
Here is one of the scam guys at it too with the same gear in action.  :-DD

 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #111 on: November 15, 2014, 06:12:30 pm »
Dave you may not be aware of it but your language in the video is certainly not suitable for young adults or children wanting to learn about electronics.Regards Wayne
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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #112 on: November 15, 2014, 06:15:01 pm »
oy I'm 12 and I'm sure I'm not the only one

Twelve-year-olds can handle "shit" too. Right?
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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #113 on: November 15, 2014, 06:32:21 pm »
Well I'm in highschool with all the teen rebels I know a lot worse than that but that is probably the worst wo4d I'll tolorate is that projector still in one peace and beats are the worst speaker company I know other than Morrisons the supermarket
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #114 on: November 15, 2014, 06:35:19 pm »
I think its a cool radio alarmclock....normally found for about 10$.....why the big case ? :P It has no clock ? damn...
Well first of all....there is a lot of fraud in the consumer electronics business....the greatest of them all: Bang & Olufsen from Denmark..
You pay for the case only...the electronics is worth about 1% of the price :P

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #115 on: November 15, 2014, 06:37:45 pm »
I th9ught pissant was hilarious though :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD cant believe I didn't notice the "hand wound turroidal transformer" though |O
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #116 on: November 15, 2014, 06:42:52 pm »
I think its a cool radio alarmclock....normally found for about 10$.....why the big case ? :P It has no clock ? damn...
Well first of all....there is a lot of fraud in the consumer electronics business....the greatest of them all: Bang & Olufsen from Denmark..
You pay for the case only...the electronics is worth about 1% of the price
radio alarm clock! I think a stuffed pig would sound better than that IE silent :P :A and as for that projector I think my 6 year old grinding has the same if not better specs than that
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #117 on: November 15, 2014, 06:46:35 pm »
My ikkigarmi monitor is black and whit3 and probably works better
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #118 on: November 15, 2014, 09:03:20 pm »
Well I'm in highschool with all the teen rebels I know a lot worse than that but that is probably the worst wo4d I'll tolorate

They're words, they don't hurt.

Also - punctuation, dude.
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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #119 on: November 16, 2014, 09:16:44 am »
Yeah well maybe I don't like to hear that sort of language any way this is not related to scam speakers
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #120 on: November 16, 2014, 09:47:13 am »
Yeah well maybe I don't like to hear that sort of language any way this is not related to scam speakers

Throwing it out there, if you don't want to hear the language, then maybe this isn't the place for you to be. Generally speaking the internet is a very adult place. If you can't deal with a little vulgarity then maybe you shouldn't be on it. Hell, I don't think a 12 y/o should be on the internet unsupervised full stop...
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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #121 on: November 16, 2014, 04:31:17 pm »
Speaking of language. Arlen, maybe you should put some effort into writing correctly punctuated and spelled sentences. Swear words might offend you, but that shit grinds my gears.
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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #122 on: November 16, 2014, 05:16:20 pm »
The auto correct on this tablet is crap so I can't do much about that sorry :(
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #123 on: November 16, 2014, 05:21:51 pm »
The auto correct on this tablet is crap so I can't do much about that sorry :(
Disable it?
 

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Re: EEVblog #671 - White Van Speaker Scam Teardown
« Reply #124 on: November 16, 2014, 05:26:52 pm »
Doesn't disable
 


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