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Offline yramgu

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Re: Vidameter thoughts, opinion ?
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2014, 11:51:01 am »
Looked at what it's supposed to be able to do: very impressive! Does it make coffee too? that would really be a game-changing feature!
 

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Re: Vidameter thoughts, opinion ?
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2014, 01:17:22 pm »
I find the tone in here a bit harsh. Isn't it a sign of professionalism, to stay polite, even in the face of outrageous claims and irrational people? So far the Vidameter guy is doing a better job at that then most. Personally I wouldn't spend money on it until someone I trust (e.g. Dave) as had prototype in his hands. Also it would help to see those patents and get a bit more information on components and suppliers.
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Re: Vidameter thoughts, opinion ?
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2014, 02:01:36 pm »
Massively ambitious specs, no prototype AND flexible funding...


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Re: Vidameter thoughts, opinion ?
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2014, 03:03:48 pm »
And personally I don't think I'm being harsh, I'm skeptical ;) (that's the engineer talking)
Now on a more serious note some pretty interesting questions were asked and there is no satisfying answer to any of them..
 

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Re: Vidameter thoughts, opinion ?
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2014, 03:32:04 pm »
I would tend to agree as well that the tone has become harsh rather then constructive. I believe Vidameter has done very well to respond to some of the questions so far, and I hope they continue to do so. Being skeptical is fine but dont be an a$$ about it.

Now to add to a concern of mine the latest update
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We set the funding limit to $ 1,000,000 so that VIDAMETER is available for you as soon as possible. With 1 Million US Dollar we could do so without any delays. Of course, it is also possible to start with $ 250,000 or $ 500,000, but then we cannot stay on our schedule and will be late for 3 to 6 months.
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So if I am reading this correctly if they do not make the million dollar deadline this will impact the release date from 3 - 6 months.... So rather then 18 months you are looking at possibly 2 years... A lot of technology change in two years, how are you (Vidameter) planning to stay an industry leader on this ?

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Re: Vidameter thoughts, opinion ?
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2014, 06:14:10 pm »
I would tend to agree as well that the tone has become harsh rather then constructive.

Don't give me that "constructive" bullshit. That argument is used by people who don't want to get feedback at all or are looking for an excuse to ignore given feedback.

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I believe Vidameter has done very well to respond to some of the questions so far,

From my point of view they haven't. Incomplete, evasive answers, and non sequitur claims. Magic patents, people haven't manage to find the company, flexible funding, and on Indigogo.
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Re: Vidameter thoughts, opinion ?
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2014, 07:17:12 am »
Completely agree with Bored@Work. The list of flaws in this project is quite extensive. I mean come on, just look at the list of functionalities... It's fine to be supportive of an innovative idea, that's how progress is made, but don't be naive either  :-\

I'll give you my opinion on my field of expertise, RF: They want to put, in that small bracelet, BT/NFC/RFID/GSM/3G/LTE. Well, that's not gonna happen. We already have trouble putting all of that in a bulky 5" phone, let alone in a bracelet 3mm high. And I won't talk about compliance with EMC regulations...

And the patent thing is really irritating because all similar projects claim the same thing, yet they NEVER show anything : They filed awesome patents, but don't want to show it. Alright. But you're not allowed to file a patent on an idea, you actually need a prototype for that. So where is it?
 


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