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Offline Weyland

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Is this a scam?
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:46:44 pm »
Hello to all people of EEVBlog.
I am from Azerbaijan. I wanted to help from you to calculate some stuff. Is this project real?
http://rainergy.org/
https://climatelaunchpad.org/finalists/rainergy/
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/azerbaijan-teen-girl-is-ceo-of-company-converting-rainwater-into-electricity/505476.html
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/energy-from-rainwater-a-15yearolds-innovation/article9978368.ece
I just see a lot of attention and hype around this project in our local people. Of course our people many of them is not educated. I saw a lot of scam projects who eat a money from investors and disappeared.

Thank you.

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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 12:50:15 pm »
Yes, you can generate electricity from rain. It is called a dam.
And this company is of course 100% fake.
 

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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 01:50:34 pm »
I am from Azerbaijan.
And you sport a US flag as your country of origin flag?  Wasn't Azerbaijan near the top of the list?  Why scroll down?  Troll posting links and not wanting to sound like a troll posting links to improve SEO?  I'll leave it to the mods to determine if this is real or not but highly suspect for a first post.  If it were my forum, and it isn't, I'd make all of the links unclickable.
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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 02:12:41 pm »
This is a classic Apple strategy. Come up with a brand new revolutionary concept that has already existed for ages, and claim we invented it. Bonus points for suing people like Samsung for having rounded fricking corners on their devices.
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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 02:41:59 pm »
I am from Azerbaijan.
And you sport a US flag as your country of origin flag?  Wasn't Azerbaijan near the top of the list?  Why scroll down?  Troll posting links and not wanting to sound like a troll posting links to improve SEO?  I'll leave it to the mods to determine if this is real or not but highly suspect for a first post.  If it were my forum, and it isn't, I'd make all of the links unclickable.
mabey he lives in the USA
 

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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 02:50:06 pm »
I am from Azerbaijan.
And you sport a US flag as your country of origin flag?  Wasn't Azerbaijan near the top of the list?  Why scroll down?  Troll posting links and not wanting to sound like a troll posting links to improve SEO?  I'll leave it to the mods to determine if this is real or not but highly suspect for a first post.  If it were my forum, and it isn't, I'd make all of the links unclickable.
mabey he lives in the USA
Well, I guess this could be USA but doesn't leave that impression.  Look at the Indian links.
"I just see a lot of attention and hype around this project in our local people. Of course our people many of them is not educated."   I suspect he is a spammer doing SEO links.
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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 04:29:02 pm »
What? Well I  thought that this kind of welcoming people in only on Russian web-sites only...
I apologize I made you think that I am a troll...
Really Internet deserve to die. I thought EEVBlog forum will contain normal people. Damn I was wrong...
I just saw a news in my local news web-site and thinking it is a scam and came here to ask question about this stuff. Why Indian links? because it was on indian "startup" show. Damn you people really sick... I am sorry that even EEVBlog community is biased... Damn...
 

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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 04:31:44 pm »
I was honestly suprized that this thread crashed and burned so hard. I dont know what went wrong lol.
 

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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2018, 04:34:30 pm »
I am from Azerbaijan.
And you sport a US flag as your country of origin flag?  Wasn't Azerbaijan near the top of the list?  Why scroll down?  Troll posting links and not wanting to sound like a troll posting links to improve SEO?  I'll leave it to the mods to determine if this is real or not but highly suspect for a first post.  If it were my forum, and it isn't, I'd make all of the links unclickable.
I used VPN to access EEVBlog. That's why. We have a censorship organ which do not afraid to block whole Google, Cloud and Amazone IP's...
Sometims I can access sometime I cannot.
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Offline Weyland

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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2018, 04:36:48 pm »
mabey he lives in the USA
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No I am not living in USA.
 

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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2018, 05:23:28 pm »
Well, that you came back may indicate you aren't a troll.  I've spent lots of time and money fighting spammers so my tolerance level is quite low.
 

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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2018, 05:26:19 pm »

mabey he lives in the USA
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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2018, 06:10:17 pm »
And you sport a US flag as your country of origin flag?  Wasn't Azerbaijan near the top of the list?  Why scroll down?  Troll posting links and not wanting to sound like a troll posting links to improve SEO?  I'll leave it to the mods to determine if this is real or not but highly suspect for a first post.
Totally agree.
I'm basically still a rookie and because of this, even with the best intentions, I often say bullshits
 

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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2018, 06:28:06 pm »
What? Well I  thought that this kind of welcoming people in only on Russian web-sites only...
I apologize I made you think that I am a troll...
Really Internet deserve to die. I thought EEVBlog forum will contain normal people. Damn I was wrong...
I just saw a news in my local news web-site and thinking it is a scam and came here to ask question about this stuff. Why Indian links? because it was on indian "startup" show. Damn you people really sick... I am sorry that even EEVBlog community is biased... Damn...

1st, welcome to the forum.

Trust me, once you hang around for awhile, its pretty nice here.

Now, about your experience, I know this for sure, that its sort of unwritten rule, that if a new member made their "1st" post with lots of links, and sort of dramatic opening on the 1st post, you will get a sinister and curious looking by the mob ... err. I mean by fellows here.

Stay here for a while, be sincere, and also there is nothing wrong set your country flag to Azerbaijan, and if asked, just say you're on tunneling thru US, thats it.

My 2 1/4 used watts resistors worth.

Edit : Its also nice to post a brief introduction here -> https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/new-member-please-introduce-yourself/
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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2018, 06:42:54 pm »
There seems to have been some confusion over the original post due to the lack of content. The OP doesn't seem to be a spammer so let's get down to the topic.
 

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Re: Is this a scam?
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2018, 07:52:47 pm »
"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should." -Ian from Jurassic Park (a movie I need to watch  :-[)

Don't have hard feelings, the internet has been so nice to us (or the moderators are so on the ball) people tend to freak out over possible incidents of spam. I've used an occasional VPN tunneling in from Russia or Ukraine and have had no problems on the forum. The flags are more a lax way to just say where you're from, and i don't believe they are really enforced.

Honestly, unless you develop a supercap good enough to capture a good 1.21 jiggawatts of power in a few milliseconds, I do not believe harvesting energy from thunderstorms is much of a good idea. Funny thing, wind turbines actually apply breaks during harsh weather with high winds so they don't blow apart.

Their claim about being able to supply one home, I don't see any possible way the kinetic energy from rain falling (or any other way they could harvest energy) could possibly supply that much power. You'd need a massive area of water collection to even have enough potential energy to get that much power. Maybe it could be put as something quick in rain collection systems, but I don't see this being viable. I am, however, uneducated in many respects, and likely not an amazing person to dictate the sciences behind various technologies, which is exactly why I try not to get involved in discussions about things like Hyperloop.
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Re: Is this a scam?
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