Author Topic: F.A.O. Dave Jones. Message from Fluke  (Read 7637 times)

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Re: F.A.O. Dave Jones. Message from Fluke
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2014, 10:32:57 am »
But are they respected for safety?

I would say so, yes. Fluke just have better marketing.
 

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Re: F.A.O. Dave Jones. Message from Fluke
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2014, 02:21:23 pm »
Dammit, I thought it was real.  I wasn't going to buy one, but I thought it was neat.

I fucking hate the internet on 1 April.  The ENTIRE Internet becomes useless on that day, because folks like Dave are becoming better and better at tricking people.  I hate how 1 April has become an reason and an excuse to lie and fuck with people.  ugh.  The whole thing sickens me.  I hate pranks.  Yes, i'm serious.
 

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Re: F.A.O. Dave Jones. Message from Fluke
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2014, 02:30:17 pm »
It was that Fluke carry bag that it came in that sent the big red alarm bells ringing for me.

Close, but no cigar  O0
 

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Re: F.A.O. Dave Jones. Message from Fluke
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2014, 02:37:48 pm »
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It was that Fluke carry bag that it came in that sent the big red alarm bells ringing for me.
I realised at the bit where Dave said Fluke wanted to give something back to the maker community after the Sparkfun thing - that didn't ring true and in any case large companies tend to have too much internal inertia to respond in that sort of time-frame. After that I noticed the date.
 

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Re: F.A.O. Dave Jones. Message from Fluke
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2014, 03:03:17 pm »
I sent a tweet twice to FlukeCorp asking for details and release date, only to hear on The Amp Hour some days later that it was an April Fool's joke. Got me there.
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