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Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« on: May 16, 2013, 12:31:12 am »
http://www.forbes.com/profile/george-taylor/
Chairman of the Board/Director/Founder, Ocean Power Technologies
Age: 77

Dr. George W. Taylor has served as our executive chairman since January 2009. Prior to January 2009, Dr. Taylor had served as our chief executive officer since 1993 and as a director since 1984, when he co-founded our company. From 1990 to 2004, Dr. Taylor was our president, and from 1984 to 1990, he was our vice president. In 1979, he co-founded and served as president of Princeton Research Associates, Inc., a consulting engineering, technical marketing and product development company. In 1970, Dr. Taylor co-founded Princeton Materials Science, Inc., a manufacturer of liquid crystal displays and digital watches. Dr. Taylor received a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering and a Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Western Australia and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia and the Institute of Electrical Engineers, London.


I'll tell you more about the "world leading developer" of Ocean Wave Energy later but I wonder what you think about old Georgie's academic claims.

It appears to be true that George did gain his BSc at Uni of Western Australia but it does seem remarkable that he followed it up with a doctorate at the same uni and then popped over to London University to obtain a further Doctorate in the same discipline.

I also find it a bit hard to believe that he is a fellow of the Institute of Engineers in both UK and Australia since he does not have any major accomplishments in either country.

Moving forward to 1984
George W Taylor (former "leading developer of Hong Kong watches) moves on to co-found Ocean Power Technology which  claims that  its planet saving Power Buoy Wave Widget will  be ready real soon.
$100M raised in the IPO and many more millions chipped in by governments around the world.

This is so impressive that the University of Western Australia awards him an Honorary Doctorate for services to renewable energy (right!)

Now, call me a suspicious old bastard BUT why would UNI of WA give him an Honorary Doctorate when he has already got a real genuine proper doktorate?
Unusual to say the least.

Still, at least old Georgie is not in it for the munny.

George W Taylor
Compensation for 2011
Salary    $492,879
Bonus    $120,000
Restricted stock awards    $15,870
All other compensation    $11,000
Option awards    $119,637
Total Compensation    $759,386

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Oh, by the way.
Wave energy is in my humble opinion a load of old bollocks

Wave Power hubs have been built in UK and other places at taxpayer expense and have been sitting idle for years waiting for any of the "world leading providers" of wave widgets to deliver the goods.
 

http://www.oceanpowertechnologies.com/  :brainfart:
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 12:45:23 am »
So, in other words, he makes too much money, you have unfounded opinions that his academic claims are fraudulent, and his technology is a load of bollocks but you can't explain why? God, it sure takes a lot of text to not explain why someone's full of shit.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 12:48:46 am »
Oh, by the way.
Wave energy is in my humble opinion a load of old bollocks

You'd be wrong. There is a massive mount of energy in ocean currents and waves.
 

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 12:58:19 am »
Now, call me a suspicious old bastard BUT why would UNI of WA give him an Honorary Doctorate when he has already got a real genuine proper doktorate?
Unusual to say the least.

No, it's not, not uncommon at all.
And it's for real:
http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/200909181657/media-statements/distinguished-uwa-engineer-rides-crest-a-green-wave
 

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 01:05:18 am »
Yes indeed there is a massive amount of energy in the waves.

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/628552/5m-port-kembla-wave-generator-wrecked/

Wave energy companies like to claim that waves can deliver reliable consistent power 24/7/365.
bollocks

Wave widget companies know that it is hard to speak ill of anything so green.
They will always enjoy the benefit of the doubt

So many Wave Widget companies
So few of them in the water.
NONE of them in the water and delivering power.

Not that I'm a fan of Andrew Bolt ....but.... http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/10_billion_more_where_that_came_from/

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These contracts are outrageous. What’s stopping me and a few entrepreneurial types, say an engineer, an ecologist and a creative accountant from clubbing together under a likely sounding name, concocting a business plan and going for a big grant to keep us all in comfort for a few year? My integrity, that’s what.

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 01:07:06 am »
Now, call me a suspicious old bastard BUT why would UNI of WA give him an Honorary Doctorate when he has already got a real genuine proper doktorate?
Unusual to say the least.

No, it's not, not uncommon at all.
And it's for real:
http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/200909181657/media-statements/distinguished-uwa-engineer-rides-crest-a-green-wave

Yes...he really did get an HONORARY Doctorate.
Now, what about his other doctorates?
 


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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 01:16:13 am »
http://www.wavehub.co.uk/

Wave Hub “plugged in” and open for business

November 4, 2010
The pioneering Wave Hub marine energy project has been ‘plugged in’ for the first time since its installation over the summer and is officially open for business.Wave Hub has created the world’s largest test site for wave energy technology by building a grid-connected socket on the seabed 16 kilometres off the coast of Cornwall in South West England, to which wave power devices can be connected and their performance evaluated.

Wave Hub’s first customer will be Ocean Power Technologies, using its PowerBuoy wave energy converter.

So where the bloody hell are you?  :-DD
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 01:19:13 am »
Yes...he really did get an HONORARY Doctorate.
Now, what about his other doctorates?

Why do you have to think everyone is a scammer?
Oh, that's right, you got scammed, and now you are pissed at everyone  ::)
Pathetic, really.
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2013, 01:26:56 am »
The most annoying thing about you isn't the ranting. It's not the pasting of stupid walls of text from websites anyone can find (and for which a simple link would do). It's not the constant, childish insistence that everything is bollocks and everyone is a scammer.

bollocks
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It's this shit. Holy mother of god, my eyes attempt suicide when I read your posts. Dude, lay off the formatting. It makes you look like you escaped from the loony bin, and it makes us want to seek refuge in one.
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2013, 01:27:50 am »
I never got scammed.
I got defamed by a scammer because I exposed him.
Along the way I discovered that there are a whole lot more Green Widget scams operating.
I also discovered that scammers shelter behind the green smokescreen and that most forum owners quickly submit to threats from the scammers.


Pathetic?
Whatever!

 

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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2013, 01:29:50 am »
Wave power works, no doubt about it......why is this thing not up and running?

probably for the same reason these things aren't on canals all over the world:

http://www.ecogeek.org/weird-stuff/2488
 

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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2013, 01:30:32 am »
I also discovered that scammers shelter behind the green smokescreen and that most forum owners quickly submit to threats from the scammers.

If that's what I can expect based on your "contribution" here, perhaps I'd be wise to simply ban you now so I won't have to deal with that?
 

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2013, 01:31:42 am »
that most forum owners quickly submit to threats from the scammers.

And so I will draw attention from them by commandeering an entire section of a forum to endlessly bitch about them! That'll show 'em!

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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2013, 01:42:13 am »
The most annoying thing about you isn't the ranting. It's not the pasting of stupid walls of text from websites anyone can find (and for which a simple link would do). It's not the constant, childish insistence that everything is bollocks and everyone is a scammer.

bollocks
.OINK

It's this shit. Holy mother of god, my eyes attempt suicide when I read your posts. Dude, lay off the formatting. It makes you look like you escaped from the loony bin, and it makes us want to seek refuge in one.

Golly, it's not even midday and I've pissed someone off already.
Must be doing SOMETHING right!

Can I now suggest that you consider the possibility that OPTT is not as focussed on saving our small blue planet as it is on filling the pockets of its directors.
Just consider that MIGHT be true and use your Google to find out the AWFUL TRUTH.

I don't have a Doctorate.
I have ONC in Mechanical and in Electrical Engineering and HNC in Electronic engineering
(I might be an idiot, but I are a well trained idiot)

Now, can anyone with a more academic background answer those questions about the triple Doctorates of Georgie?

For he's a jolly good fellow?
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2013, 01:47:03 am »

If that's what I can expect based on your "contribution" here, perhaps I'd be wise to simply ban you now so I won't have to deal with that?

Shoot the messenger?  :anyone:

 

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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2013, 01:53:33 am »
I also discovered that scammers shelter behind the green smokescreen

Anyone whose bullshit detector doesn't kick into high sensitivity mode around "green" stuff is an idiot. Anyone whose bullshit detector sounds full alarms when it sees a green leaf is also an idiot.

Golly, it's not even midday and I've pissed someone off already.
Must be doing SOMETHING right!

The hilarious part is that you think this statement is facetious. Troll.

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Can I now suggest that you consider the possibility that OPTT is not as focussed on saving our small blue planet as it is on filling the pockets of its directors.
Just consider that MIGHT be true and use your Google to find out the AWFUL TRUTH.

Can I now suggest that we consider the possibility that Keef Wivanef is actually Hitler's secret great-grandson who is trying to take over the world, one forum at a time? Just consider that MIGHT be true and use your Google to find out the AWFUL TRUTH.

See? Bollocks, isn't it?

Shoot the messenger?  :anyone:

If the messenger insists on spending an hour singing and dancing in my face instead of just delivering the message and getting the hell out, I reserve the right to shoot him.
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2013, 01:57:41 am »
Friday, 18 September 2009
A world-leader in green, large-scale conversion of wave energy to electricity, Dr George W. Taylor, was last night awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at The University of Western Australia.
http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/200909181657/media-statements/distinguished-uwa-engineer-rides-crest-a-green-wave
Dr Taylor, who graduated from UWA with a B.E degree with First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering in 1957, was founder and editor-in-chief of the international journal Ferroelectrics, now in its 40th year and 380th volume.



http://www.oceanpowertechnologies.com/company.htm
 Dr. Taylor received a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering and a Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Western Australia and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia and the Institute of Electrical Engineers, London.


Please explain?
 

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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2013, 01:58:35 am »
Shoot the messenger?

You aren't simply a messenger, it is clear your only purpose here is to spew vindictive vitriol toward any crowd funded projects and people involved in any sort of renewable energy project.
I've been around forums for decades and know your contribution here will end with nothing but trouble and only get worse the more rope you are given. The sensible side of me should have banned you a while back, but I'm my own worst enemy trying to be tolerant of all types.
Unfortunately this is not my forum, it's a community forum, so if I receive one more complaint about your contributions here, you will be banned.
 

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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2013, 01:59:21 am »
Seems like your just trying to pick a fight.  And apparently it's working.

Scam or no scam, 100M does not fall from the sky, it takes real work and convincing to get money like that. 

Go spend your that on something that makes the world a better place.
 

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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2013, 02:01:21 am »
Please explain?

Sorry? I don't see what you want explained. One says "he has A", and the other says "he has A and B". I have a coffee mug. That is not a false statement just because I also have a car.
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2013, 02:04:28 am »
Unfortunately this is not my forum, it's a community forum, so if I receive one more complaint about your contributions here, you will be banned.

After you ban him, you should rename this section the "Keef Wivanef Memorial Wrestling Ring", where members go make stupid arguments and bitch at each other to blow off steam.  :box:

Am I the only one who'd love that?
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2013, 02:17:58 am »
How strange.
Mu Thermal appears on the face of it to be a scam and the perpetrators have trousered the loot.
It looks very likely that OPTT and other wave energy companies fall into the same category.
For stating these simple truths I am being treated like a goat molester!
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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2013, 02:19:21 am »
Do you read people's reasons for bitching at you, or does your brain shut down when you see that people are unhappy?

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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2013, 02:21:10 am »
Please explain?

Sorry? I don't see what you want explained. One says "he has A", and the other says "he has A and B". I have a coffee mug. That is not a false statement just because I also have a car.

If Georgie really had a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from UNI of WA then why would they award him an HONORARY Doctorate?

The purpose of the thread was to query the good doctor's academic credentials and then perhaps to consider whether the massive funding received by OPTT has been worthwhile.
After 25 years and a whole lot of money there is no evidence of one single watt hour being delivered to shore.
Much like the Mu Thermal, all we have is some videos and simulations.
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2013, 02:21:32 am »
Wave power works, no doubt about it......why is this thing not up and running?

probably for the same reason these things aren't on canals all over the world:

http://www.ecogeek.org/weird-stuff/2488

What's the reason? I read the article and still don't know. Is it funding, because it would block boats, it is too noisy for locals, it doesn't work, it is too expensive, it hasn't been proven reliable, it will harm aquatic life.... What?

Seems like a good idea that would be pretty cheap to implement doesn't it?

It will never happen because of who owns the senior water rights.


I don't see anything wrong with the company, they have generators and have made attempts to set them......but they are in serious trouble

bit off more than they can chew and nobody is going to bail them out....it's a shame.

http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/03/opt-oregon-wave-energy-project-delayed-again/
 

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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2013, 02:25:50 am »
Please explain?

Sorry? I don't see what you want explained. One says "he has A", and the other says "he has A and B". I have a coffee mug. That is not a false statement just because I also have a car.

If Georgie really had a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from UNI of WA then why would they award him an HONORARY Doctorate?

Doctor of Letters

Because it's not the same as the one he had. Are you daft?
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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2013, 02:27:10 am »
How many times do people need to be told, don't feed the Troll? They soon go elsewhere.

Oh, but it's such fun! Don't ban them, lock them up like zoo animals in their own section, so you can watch them be fed if you want to  :P
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« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2013, 02:27:23 am »
 :-// tolerance is one thing, the bickering is another.

you have some real smart people here that could do some amazing things if they would work together.
 

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« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2013, 02:35:08 am »

Because it's not the same as the one he had. Are you daft?

Yes, of course I'm daft. Can't you tell?
I'm not an expert on academic awards.
Can you point out any other examples of an Honorary Doctorate being given by any university to someone that already has a full Doctorate from that uni.

 

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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2013, 02:38:57 am »
Yes, of course I'm daft. Can't you tell?
I'm not an expert on academic awards.

Before you go accusing people of something, you ought to research it a bit to know if you'll make a fool of yourself.

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Can you point out any other examples of an Honorary Doctorate being given by any university to someone that already has a full Doctorate from that uni.

Nope. Doesn't mean it hasn't happened, though. I don't memorize honorary degree award notices.
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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2013, 02:39:50 am »
People get honorary doctorates all the time, it's like getting the keys to the city.

It's nothing more than a sheet of paper that says "hey thanks for speaking at our commencement ceremony"

Where would we be if no one bet on "unproven" technology.  Most of the time it fails and sometime it changes the world.

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« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2013, 02:42:14 am »

I don't see anything wrong with the company, they have generators and have made attempts to set them......but they are in serious trouble

bit off more than they can chew and nobody is going to bail them out....it's a shame.

http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/03/opt-oregon-wave-energy-project-delayed-again/

But they don't have any generators to sell.
They have admitted that the PB40, and the PB150 were just prototypes and are now trying to raise even more money to build the PB500 which is HUGE.
Now, which  responds better to the waves?
A dinghy or a battleship?
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« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2013, 02:46:28 am »
Ocean Power Technologies not so swell at delivering projects
BY:GILES PARKINSON From: The Australian November 09, 2009 12:00AM

THE US company chosen by the Rudd Government to build a $200 million flagship wave energy facility in Victoria has been accused by its own broker of being unable to deliver its projects.

Ocean Power Technologies, which is to develop the 19 megawatt plant in conjunction with Leighton Contractors and is backed by oil and gas giant Woodside Petroleum, was the surprise choice for a $66.5m grant, beating Australian rivals Carnegie Wave Energy, BioPower and Oceanlinx.

OPT was criticised by Collins Stewart, its sponsoring broker on London's Alternative Investment Market, last year because of delays and cost over-runs at a wave project in Spain.

Collins Stewart broker Raymoned Greaves told The Times last July that OPT had a "total inability to deliver" on projects. "The continued delays baffle us," he was quoted as saying.

Ironically, OPT has been commissioned to build the project at Portland, where an earlier version of its PowerBuoy technology was scrapped after part of the machine snapped off while being towed into place by an ocean tug in 2002. That installation was funded by the Victorian and federal governments.


Keep on giving them the benefit of the doubt AND taxpayers money?

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« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2013, 02:47:31 am »
Can you point out any other examples of an Honorary Doctorate being given by any university to someone that already has a full Doctorate from that uni.

You arent contributing, you are slandering.
You could contact that university and find out instead of trolling.
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« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2013, 03:00:33 am »
When I raised a red flag on that solar thingie (whose name shall never be spoken) people said rude things about me and nobody would listen

Granted that I can be a tad annoying but the message is the same.
If it sounds too good to be true

I do have some experience with wave devices. I have worked as a field technician maintaining and deploying Waverider buoys off the NSW and WA coasts.
I know the difficulties of deploying and retrieving such devices even in fairly calm conditions.
I know about the effects of corrosion and marine growth.
I find it unbelievable that the PowerBuoy or any other wave energy device can work reliably for 25 years with very little maintenance as claimed by OPTT.



 

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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2013, 03:09:32 am »
Found this description of Wikipedia (have you heard about it), I suppose George somehow wrote this entry to cover up his scam as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honorary_degree

The tradition of giving honorary degrees dates back to the middle ages.

Even that famous scam artist Steven Hawking has 5 of them despite the fact that he carries a real PhD
 

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2013, 03:43:27 am »
Nothing wrong with honorary degrees although I'd really have to question whether Doctor Taylor has contributed much to the cause of renewable energy. The PowerBuoys have never delivered any verifiable power to shore.

Questions remaining unanswered.
Why did Uni of WA give an honorary doctorate to someone that already has a doctorate (any precedents for that?)
Why did Uni of WA fail to mention that he been awarded a Doctorate after completing his BSc?
Why did he pop over to London and complete a second Doctorate?
With no record of achievements in Australia or UK how did he become a fellow of the Institute of  Engineers in both countries?

 

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2013, 03:45:49 am »
What the hell does anything in this thread have to do with Crowd Funded Tech Projects?
 

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2013, 03:50:49 am »
What the hell does anything in this thread have to do with Crowd Funded Tech Projects?
So where should I stick it  :-DD
 

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2013, 04:03:28 am »
What the hell does anything in this thread have to do with Crowd Funded Tech Projects?
So where should I stick it  :-DD

Ironically, that's the last post we'll see from Keef.
 

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Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2013, 05:57:10 am »
He's banned?
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2013, 06:02:41 am »
 

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2013, 08:17:15 am »
There is "Sea snake" project.







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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2013, 10:24:46 am »
 

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2013, 10:36:41 am »
:wtf: Looks like Keef was here

Pathetic, really pathetic Keef.
You get banned, and just come back under another account.
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2013, 11:20:50 am »
Admin is a relentless job, but someone has to do it.  Kudos, Dave.

He's banned?

Yup.
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2013, 12:31:34 pm »
Yep, thanks Dave.
Keep up the good work mate
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Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2013, 12:33:39 pm »
He's banned?

Yup.

Thanks dave.

He can't add something good to this community.
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2013, 01:33:04 pm »

Because it's not the same as the one he had. Are you daft?

Yes, of course I'm daft. Can't you tell?
I'm not an expert on academic awards.
Can you point out any other examples of an Honorary Doctorate being given by any university to someone that already has a full Doctorate from that uni.

We have to prove nothing. You have to back up YOUR statements with research and proof. You're the one making claims based on vapors...

You should have researched academic awards, checked if anyone has ever been awarded an honorary one from his uni. The. You would have had precision ammunition to defend your point. Along the lines

You can't get an honorary from a university you already received a doctorate from.
The honorary one is in greek literature so it's got nothing to do with wave energy.

Now your just swatting at flies and babbling to yourself like the bum at the corner. In you case i suspect you're not even babbling to yourself but pretending to be... You may be on a bluetooth headset.. ( meanwhile the real bum goes : don't be talking to yourself ! That's my act. People give mem money if i do that ).   Oops .. Scam alert !
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2013, 03:08:49 pm »
Pathetic, really pathetic Keef.
You get banned, and just come back under another account.
*plonk*

Don't piss him off, he'll start going around to other forums talking about how EEVBlog is a "scam" or something.

When I raised a red flag on that solar thingie (whose name shall never be spoken) people said rude things about me and nobody would listen

They probably didn't take him seriously for the exact same reason you wouldn't take a doctoral thesis seriously if it was printed in 18-point Comic Sans.
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2013, 03:12:05 pm »
The post wasn't that malicious....
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2013, 07:58:09 am »
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2013, 08:05:48 am »
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Well, Keef is at it again. He's been banned twice now and this is now his third account.
What a really sad person.
 

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2013, 08:50:38 am »
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Well, Keef is at it again. He's been banned twice now and this is now his third account.
What a really sad person.

Why am I beginning to feel that his purpose is to ruin this "newly" formed Crowd Funded Projects (CFP) section, instead of just "casual" trolling around ?

Although its too early to tell, imo this CFP's popularity grows quite significantly since it was made just about few weeks ago, just look at the view counts and created posts/threads around. Not to mention many new faces started to post their 1st post here in CFP.

Just a thought.
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2013, 09:26:39 am »
Why am I beginning to feel that his purpose is to ruin this "newly" formed Crowd Funded Projects (CFP) section, instead of just "casual" trolling around ?

I don't think so, he's just a serial pest who wants a platform to shout from.
In fact every platform, given that he's been banned from several other forums too.
He can waste his life trying to create more sock puppets account here, but they and his posts will just get deleted.
 

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2013, 12:06:36 pm »
For my info, using Simple Machines forum software, does it ban simply user names or IP addresses?  I've not had luck with IP addresses on forums I run, but they are email based.  It would save a lot of labor if IP address bans existed.
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2013, 12:12:06 pm »
For my info, using Simple Machines forum software, does it ban simply user names or IP addresses?  I've not had luck with IP addresses on forums I run, but they are email based.  It would save a lot of labor if IP address bans existed.

SMF allows IP, email, and hostname ban trigger.
In Keef's case he has used a few dozen IP addresses in his posts.
 

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2013, 12:56:12 pm »
It's not easy being a net kook in this post-Usenet world.

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2013, 02:10:04 pm »
Sorry to hear, but glad you are better armed against problems.   Pro puppets know how to get around many tools.  In the end the only solution I had that worked regardless of their methods, but I don't have the traffic of this forum, was to moderate the whole group until the puppet tired out and went away.

There used to be a list of the top trolls on the net on Wikipedia that also described their techniques, but its not there anymore.  Instead:

http://www.thinkdigit.com/Internet/Top-10-Trolls-in-Internet-History_3261.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)

It's not easy being a net kook in this post-Usenet world.

For my info, using Simple Machines forum software, does it ban simply user names or IP addresses?  I've not had luck with IP addresses on forums I run, but they are email based.  It would save a lot of labor if IP address bans existed.

SMF allows IP, email, and hostname ban trigger.
In Keef's case he has used a few dozen IP addresses in his posts.
Best Wishes,

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #60 on: May 17, 2013, 02:35:00 pm »
Holy shit!  12 ip addresses?  How do you get that many?  Christ
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #61 on: May 17, 2013, 02:43:23 pm »
Holy shit!  12 ip addresses?  How do you get that many?  Christ

On non static ip ISPs, just reboot the router. Every time I need to change my ip address... I just reboot my ADSL router.
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #62 on: May 17, 2013, 02:54:37 pm »
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Holy shit!  12 ip addresses?  How do you get that many?  Christ

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On non static ip ISPs, just reboot the router

Depending on the ISP the IP address you get on a reboot could well be fairly stable. But it's easy enough to wind up posting from several IPs because these days people often use several devices in different locations eg home/desktop/laptop/work/phone might all be different IP addresses.
 

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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #63 on: May 17, 2013, 03:12:18 pm »
i'm wasting my time reading this thread luckily i skipped page 3 and 4, best troll of the year maybe. i better watch my beans grow up.
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Re: Is this planet saving "Engineer" for real?
« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2013, 04:33:14 pm »
It's not easy being a net kook in this post-Usenet world.

Now I'm reminded of Arthur T. Murray, a.k.a. Mentifex, who claimed to have written an incredible AI algorithm based on some never-adequately-explained theory of how the mind worked, and hawked his ideas all across Usenet.  If you want to know what kind of a guy Mr. Murray was, here's a representative quote:
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The Mind.Forth and JavaScript source code implements the theory of mind. To the extent that the AI software works, it may validate the AI theory.
which is sort of like saying that I drive my car, and if my car works, it means I'm Mark Webber.
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