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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Joel Kolstad, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. Joel Kolstad

    Joel Kolstad Guest

    ....I wonder who they got to design their "E-meters" (they just read skin
    resistance, and the Scientologists would have you believe small changes are
    indicative of your inner gremlins, your past lives, whether you'll get lucky
    with the hot babe administering the test, etc.):
    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Secrets/E-Meter/Mark-VII/index.html ?

    The design looks like something from the early '80s more than the '90s...
    those huge ferrite toroids seem to just scream that it was done by someone
    without a lot of mixed analog/digital design experience.

    I bet Joerg could design an equivalent with a build price of <$30 in
    quantities of 1000. :)

    Oh wait, he designs *medical equipment*, and this is *anything but*...

    ---Joel
     
  2. Yeah it's a laughable bunch of junk. It's a fraud, but so is the whole
    'religion'.

    Two medical scams:

    High colonic: The put a tube up your ass and flush the shit out.

    Scientology: The put a tube in your brain and flush the shit in.

    Either way you get fucked up and it costs you money but the colonic feels
    better.
     

  3. 80 years ago one of the hot design markets was quack medical equipment.
    ;-)


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  4. Guest

    The toroids are OK, it's the dozen multi-turn pots that do it for me.
     
  5. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    ??Toroids??
    None of the patents show an inductor and the mythology is so strained
    that one cannot change the design...
     
  6. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    1) NOT a dozen, not even half of that...look at the patents.
    2) Multi-turn pots are not needed and were not used in the original
    design...
     
  7. Joel Kolstad

    Joel Kolstad Guest

  8. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    This is not according to the Captain!
    One *must* use the same almost non-bridge circuitry along with
    genuine Germanium transistors!
    Besides, with all of that crap inside, who knows even if it works -
    it mcouldeasily twist the PCs mind all out of shape and the RFI scramble
    what little was left!
     
  9. Don't forget, it was probably designed by the Thetans using time tunnelling
    technology.
     
  10. Paul Burke

    Paul Burke Guest

    Look, we've just had an unpleasant experience with amateur nutcases from
    alt.hopeless.brainf**k flooding the forum with shite. Do you want to get
    real professional sh*tbags down on our heads? If you want trouble, why
    not "The truth about the mafia" or "Balls to Chelsea FC" or "Legalize
    kiddyporn"?
     
  11. Are you saying that Scientology is a branch of the mafia that hates
    Chelsea but loves kiddyporn?
     
  12. To quote Bette Midler: "**** 'em if they can't take a joke".
     
  13. Joel Kolstad

    Joel Kolstad Guest

    There's some (disputed, of course) evidence that L. Ron Hubbard created
    scientology as a money-making maneuver and certainly never believed a word of
    it himself.

    Or maybe he created it to see just how accurate P. T. Barnum's assertion
    was...
     
  14. I don't think it's disputed by anyone except the devotees. Wasn't he due to
    return to life a few years ago after battling Thetans in underground caves?


    The real lesson is: if you can start something like this based on such a
    giant pile of steaming crap, how can you take any religion seriously? You
    start working back through Christian Science, LDS and all of the rest of
    them and you can't find a reasonable basis for any religion, ever.
     
  15. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    1) "The truth about the mafia" : A beneficial business org that
    satisfies needs nobody else wanted to do...
    2) "Balls to Chelsea FC" : the line of guys to satisfy her is too long
    for me...
    3) "Legalize kiddyporn" : do that, and maybe the cops will have enough
    time to eat another donut...
     
  16. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    he way i heard it, Scientology was created as a tax break...
     
  17. SparkyGuy

    SparkyGuy Guest

    "Balls to Chelsea FC"

    ??
    Must be a UK thing...
     
  18. Or on a bet ("I bet I can form a new religion that will have n
    adherents by time t").
     
  19. Cultural equivalent translation: Yankees suck!
     
  20. Nico Coesel

    Nico Coesel Guest

    That would make sense. Scientology is like axle grease. No matter how
    carefull you handle it, you will get your hands dirty. They actually
    called me on the phone to ask me to remove the well know Fishman
    affidavit which contains some quotes from OTII from my home page.
     
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