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Old 8th February 2013, 08:06 PM   #34511
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I've written it before, but hey,field effect conductors,resistors act as expanders,
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Old 8th February 2013, 08:11 PM   #34512
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That was already done...The only thing really missing was RF and microwave,
Thanks a lot, SY.
Well, as i don't hear (probably due to my age) RF and microwaves, as we have no reason to doubt about the honesty and competency of the guy witch was open minded and curious enough to spend time in such measurements, can-we conclude that BQP is perfectly transparent ?
1000$ is not so expensive for a perfectly transparent device, don't you thing ?

Now, the only mystery that survive is to understand how a designer as famous as John Curl can walk two feet in such a scam for no benefit !
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Old 8th February 2013, 08:21 PM   #34513
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I think the answer to that is John truly believes in the devices. It's possible that even Bybee himself is a true believer. It's a lot easier to sleep at night when you are merely delusional rather than a fraud.

If these devices do what they claim, why would they have not found more lucrative applications in other industries?

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Old 8th February 2013, 08:22 PM   #34514
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It's possible that even Bybee himself is a true believer. It's a lot easier to sleep at night when you are merely delusional rather than a fraud.
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Old 8th February 2013, 08:35 PM   #34515
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You know, I have driven a Continental GT twice and found it underwhelming for the price. Very heavy, handling is not that great, nice but somewhat gaudy interior.
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Old 8th February 2013, 08:42 PM   #34516
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I think the answer to that is John truly believes in the devices. It's possible that even Bybee himself is a true believer. It's a lot easier to sleep at night when you are merely delusional rather than a fraud.

If these devices do what they claim, why would they have not found more lucrative applications in other industries?
I remember an episode many years ago here, about a device, vagely similar to a QP (IIRC) that was 'proven' to increase fuel efficiency and engine power of a car. The device had to be placed somewhere on the engine.
The 'proof' consisted of two graphs of the engine torque with and without the device, and indeed the graph with the device appeared to show higher torque. Until you started to look at the vertical scales, which were different in each graph.
Corrected for that, I found that the two graphs were identical.
A big discussion ensued, and the guy who designed the devices even called me on the phone, but the evidence was clear. He then blamed 'a stupid technician' in doing the test wrong (??), and he took the graphs down promising to replace them with the right ones. Which, of course, never happed.
I tried to find those old posts with no success, but I *think* they were also Bybee devices. But I am not sure, and if I am wrong, I apologise.
But it was a nice illustration of how far some people will go to peddle worthless things.

Edit: Maybe it was about Shakti stones.

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Old 8th February 2013, 08:44 PM   #34517
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One type of Bybee device, the high current type. SY had a low current version, with a completely different construction.
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Old 8th February 2013, 08:47 PM   #34518
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Et,tu, Jan? Oh well.
By the way, thanks for issue 3, and I did look through it. My original opinion stands, nothing new that I can learn or use in a serious way. Sorry.

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Old 8th February 2013, 08:58 PM   #34519
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So it really is just a resistor with floobydust around it! People were not just being dismissive when they described it thus.

It kind of reminds me of the amazing receiver antennas which could be bought in street markets and from adverts in newspapers 50 years ago. These (allegedly) greatly improved broadcast reception. On inspection they consisted of a paper/foil capacitor with a bit of wire attached. People paid good money for them. To the extent that the stray capacitance of the capacitor body provided a tiny bit of end loading for the the short wire antenna they did work, but any piece of conductor would do the same. I suppose it was a good way of using up old (failed) capacitors.
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Old 8th February 2013, 09:12 PM   #34520
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It may add HF interference, and thus sound different. I would believe in such explanation more than anything else . Same is for some "special" cables. No microdiodes, just interference added.
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