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Started by Verdigris on Jan 11, 2021 6:11:54 PM
Dottiness in the time of idiocy

As if we didn't have enough idiocy in the world we now have the Smartdot:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55613452

Produce of Devon.

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Verdigris - 11 Jan 2021 18:12:03 (#1 of 37)

I thought we'd got over this nonsense in the 1990s, when mobile phones first became affordable for the general public. Then it was Faraday cage covers, which only served to make the phone increase power to counteract them.

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 Jan 2021 18:14:43 (#2 of 37)

The Devon-based company told BBC News the stickers were programmed with "scalar energy", which the scientists' equipment would be unable to detect.

cozzer - 11 Jan 2021 18:16:04 (#3 of 37)

Surely you need to use vector energy to thwart the measuring devices.

AdrianNTierney - 11 Jan 2021 18:29:28 (#4 of 37)

ALL knowledgeable folk know that aluminium-foil head wraps are MUCH more effective!

barkis - 11 Jan 2021 18:29:52 (#5 of 37)

I'm hanging on to my foil hat till I see better evidence of effectiveness.

TRaney - 11 Jan 2021 18:32:27 (#6 of 37)

I thought this was going to be a tribute thread

tasselhoff - 11 Jan 2021 18:32:47 (#7 of 37)

Lots of security-conscious people still use faraday bags for phones. They actually work. Put it in airplane mode too to avoid it wasting battery.

SinnerBoy - 11 Jan 2021 18:45:40 (#8 of 37)

Fuck me, I hope that these charlatans are prosecuted into oblivion.

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 Jan 2021 18:49:41 (#9 of 37)

How much do the stickers cost?

Verdigris - 11 Jan 2021 18:49:58 (#10 of 37)

They actually work.



I'm sure they work, vis-a-vis blocking the signal, but I don't think there is a documented case of anyone getting a brain tumour from a mobile phone, with or without a Faraday case.

Verdigris - 11 Jan 2021 18:50:43 (#11 of 37)

How much do the stickers cost?



If you'd read the article, you'd know.

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 Jan 2021 18:51:38 (#12 of 37)

Yes that's true. I'll also know if someone helpful who has read the article in more detail than me posts the information.

AlanII - 11 Jan 2021 18:55:04 (#13 of 37)

Yes £29.99 (while offer lasts) to £35.00.

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 Jan 2021 18:55:25 (#14 of 37)

Thank you!

AlanII - 11 Jan 2021 18:56:49 (#15 of 37)

Cheap, I think I'll buy a gross.

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 Jan 2021 18:57:03 (#16 of 37)

I think they're underselling it. Cost will equate to efficacy in many people's minds.

HarveyRabbit - 11 Jan 2021 18:59:38 (#17 of 37)

Some scamsters on eBay are selling FAKE versions of the Energydots products.

CarlosFandango - 11 Jan 2021 19:06:36 (#18 of 37)

I was once approached to write the amazon/eBay blurb for a complete piece of shite charlatans-R-us product like this. I didn't, obviously.

Zugunruhe1 - 11 Jan 2021 19:16:56 (#19 of 37)

The Devon-based company told BBC News



Totnes? There's a very vocal antivax movement in the town. Their take-up rate for the MMR vaccine is around 78%. Nationally it's above 91%.

Verdigris - 11 Jan 2021 19:20:44 (#20 of 37)

Totnes?



Quite likely. That was where I lived when the 1G brain tumour nonsense was going on.

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