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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1050 on: October 04, 2018, 12:31:07 pm »
No wireless charger that I've owned has been that good, and the device had to placed directly on top of the transmitter, a trickle charge at best and the device gets stupidly hot in the bargain. Threw them in the bin and used a standard charger and lead, not a problem.
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1051 on: October 04, 2018, 01:07:28 pm »
The current wireless chargers are inductive. You've got a transformer secondary in your phone and the primary is in the table. Those work pretty well TBH but the usable range is just over an inch. They claim 5m with this one  :-DD

(and no I don't use one - efficiency is only 75% on a good day!)
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1052 on: October 04, 2018, 06:49:38 pm »
Is Meredith Perry trying to have a second suck of the sav from a different angle?   :-DD
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1053 on: October 04, 2018, 08:12:54 pm »
On another forum I was attended to a so called "ground box".
It is a wooden box with some copper strips in it and filled with different stones. It should help to ground your audio set, esp. when you live in a skyscraper or high appartment far removed from the earth ground level  :)
They sell for thousands of $'s and to me it smells like snake oil.
Whats your opinion  :bullshit: or  :-/O  ? 
 
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1054 on: October 04, 2018, 08:15:26 pm »
That's a con for sure. It's the same as the old portable earth:



A lot of people think that all you need for something to work is to believe it does which is wrong.
 
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1055 on: October 05, 2018, 12:32:18 am »
Thats hilarious.
I wonder what the magic crystals are claimed to do.
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1056 on: October 05, 2018, 03:10:44 am »
hmmmmmmmm ... this gives me an idea .... :-)
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1057 on: October 05, 2018, 07:13:53 am »
Thats hilarious.
I wonder what the magic crystals are claimed to do.
They claim they work as an advanced filter for the earth ground wire absorbing all noises from and into the audioset. You know audiophiles think in noise and earth is the holy grail of getting rid of these noises  :)
They claim the result is so significant that an ab test is not needed.
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1058 on: October 07, 2018, 04:45:56 am »
Put holy water in the bucket.  Might even get the vatican radio station better.
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1059 on: October 07, 2018, 07:09:06 am »
To ground the neutral, does one need a bag of Swiss compost?
I'm electronically illiterate
 
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1060 on: October 07, 2018, 02:56:17 pm »
Cerebus doesn't know whether to join in with the bad jokes or whether to get the custard pie cannon.
Anybody got a syringe I can use to squeeze the magic smoke back into this?
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1061 on: October 07, 2018, 03:09:14 pm »
Cerebus doesn't know whether to join in with the bad jokes or whether to get the custard pie cannon.
There's zero chance of a Dwagon flying over London without having either a F35 or Typhoon zapping it's arse [emoji1787][emoji1787]
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1062 on: October 07, 2018, 03:18:33 pm »
Cerebus doesn't know whether to join in with the bad jokes or whether to get the custard pie cannon.
There's zero chance of a Dwagon flying over London without having either a F35 or Typhoon zapping it's arse [emoji1787][emoji1787]

That's a classic example of what the [Obscure joke:] tag was invented for. Everybody but thee, me, and bd139 are now scratching their heads. Anyway, not much chance of an F35 chasing anything, they'd have to get the keys from America, the engine back from Turkey...
Anybody got a syringe I can use to squeeze the magic smoke back into this?
 
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1063 on: October 07, 2018, 03:22:24 pm »
Cerebus doesn't know whether to join in with the bad jokes or whether to get the custard pie cannon.
There's zero chance of a Dwagon flying over London without having either a F35 or Typhoon zapping it's arse [emoji1787][emoji1787]

That's a classic example of what the [Obscure joke:] tag was invented for. Everybody but thee, me, and bd139 are now scratching their heads. Anyway, not much chance of an F35 chasing anything, they'd have to get the keys from America, the engine back from Turkey...
And a laptop to refuel it before it's ready to fly then they have to wake the pilot up.
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1064 on: October 07, 2018, 06:08:28 pm »
 :-DD
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1065 on: October 07, 2018, 06:16:25 pm »
The dragon is already having tea and crumpets before they figure out what the password is. ;D
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1066 on: October 08, 2018, 01:07:04 am »
Cerebus doesn't know whether to join in with the bad jokes or whether to get the custard pie cannon.
There's zero chance of a Dwagon flying over London without having either a F35 or Typhoon zapping it's arse [emoji1787][emoji1787]

That's a classic example of what the [Obscure joke:] tag was invented for. Everybody but thee, me, and bd139 are now scratching their heads. Anyway, not much chance of an F35 chasing anything, they'd have to get the keys from America, the engine back from Turkey...

It all depends upon how Rapide the Dragon is!

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1067 on: October 08, 2018, 01:31:18 am »
I don't think that a 1930's small airliner is any match for a fire breathing Dwagon no matter how Rapide it is. Obscure enough?  :clap:
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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1068 on: October 14, 2018, 04:01:09 am »
"It all depends upon how Rapide the Dragon is!"

That one flew right over my head. ???
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1069 on: October 29, 2018, 09:16:51 am »
I got emails some week ago from that Acronis about machine learning and Blockchain "technology" trying to entice me into purchasing online storage from them.

I think their imaging software is snake oil as it won't extract directly as promised on email that it would do if I paid to unlock he features for it which I did and it needs all sorts of messing about, building a LIVECD with sata drivers for every host, copy image to USB hard drive etc, and others can do it with no problem.
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1070 on: October 29, 2018, 11:34:01 am »
I got emails some week ago from that Acronis about machine learning and Blockchain "technology" trying to entice me into purchasing online storage from them.

I think their imaging software is snake oil as it won't extract directly as promised on email that it would do if I paid to unlock he features for it which I did and it needs all sorts of messing about, building a LIVECD with sata drivers for every host, copy image to USB hard drive etc, and others can do it with no problem.

Odd because the one piece of modern commercial imaging software I've found worked *really* well was Acronis, maybe it's gone down the tubes...

Mind you, I tend to try and avoid software houses that use blockchain as marketing wank
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1071 on: October 29, 2018, 12:28:06 pm »
block chain is the turd polish of the late half of this decade.
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1072 on: October 29, 2018, 08:57:45 pm »
block chain is the turd polish of the late half of this decade.
Block chain is the new fuzzy logic.
 

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1073 on: October 30, 2018, 08:16:36 am »
block chain is the turd polish of the late half of this decade.
Block chain is the new fuzzy logic.

Aww, can't we make it the new IoT so that turd finally dies instead?

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Re: Snake oil
« Reply #1074 on: November 08, 2018, 10:07:20 pm »
My new Kickstarter idea is for an IoT-connected self-filling water bottle, that uses biomimicry to sequester water pustules from super-saturated desert air with alternating nanotechnological hydrophilic and hydrophobic graphene layers on a pure copper substrate. Blockchain technology is used to assign H2O offset credits per use. Supporters will receive a personalized e-mail saying thanks for the money. Am I on the right track?
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