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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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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.

CarlosFandango - 11 Jan 2021 19:21:35 (#21 of 37)

1SG?

Verdigris - 11 Jan 2021 19:22:57 (#22 of 37)

First (well early mass market) generation mobiles.

Zugunruhe1 - 11 Jan 2021 19:24:12 (#23 of 37)

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



Heh. You'll be please to know that they have moved on to G5 and its evil Covid spreading ways.

AlanII - 11 Jan 2021 19:24:34 (#24 of 37)

Totnes?

Heh. My initial first thought too. When I worked there it was the evils of electricity pylons that were all the rage.

Verdigris - 11 Jan 2021 19:26:45 (#25 of 37)

You'll be please to know that they have moved on to G5 and its evil Covid spreading ways.



And death rays from smart meters, I'm quite sure.

ChankNolen - 11 Jan 2021 19:26:54 (#26 of 37)

If there was going to be any cohort effect on health, we'd see it in the 80s red-braced yuppies with a first gen analogue handset the size of a brick upside the head all day.

The EIRP of those first gen phones was about five times that of current 4G phones.

CarlosFandango - 11 Jan 2021 19:28:05 (#27 of 37)

Yeah maan, but 5G is a harmonic of 440Hz....

bossab2 - 11 Jan 2021 19:29:13 (#28 of 37)

True Chank

TauCeti - 11 Jan 2021 19:36:03 (#29 of 37)

Can some reverse engineering be done one the item? to find out what and how it is made of;

Faraday bags never heard of, 'Cage' yes, but I'll accept #07 ...

Yersinia - 11 Jan 2021 19:47:59 (#30 of 37)

Smart dots for stupid people.

TauCeti - 11 Jan 2021 19:51:25 (#31 of 37)

Well. 'there's one born every minute' ...

Verdigris - 11 Jan 2021 19:53:08 (#32 of 37)

'there's one born every minute'



I originally used that as the thread title but it isn't unique, apparently. I like the new one better, thoughbut.

tasselhoff - 11 Jan 2021 20:24:52 (#33 of 37)

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.

You missed the point. They don't do it for fear of electromagnetic radiation, but for security.

Verdigris - 11 Jan 2021 20:30:20 (#34 of 37)

They don't do it for fear of electromagnetic radiation, but for security.



Yes, I understood that. We are talking about electromagnetic woo idiocy.

I'm sue the Faraday sleeves for phones worked, as far as blocking a signal was concerned but as most phones had stubby external antenna, in those days, the whole exercise was pointless.

moto748 - 11 Jan 2021 20:40:28 (#35 of 37)

Cohort is an adjective now? What's it mean?

ZimAgain - 11 Jan 2021 22:58:36 (#36 of 37)

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

Obviously, they would rather not spin it that way.

CarlosFandango - 12 Jan 2021 02:53:25 (#37 of 37)

#3 Poynting the way forward.

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