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Say what you will about Thunderf00t--he goes on and on, has "agenda," "get a hair cut you hippy!"--he does very good Bad Science Debunkage. ["Debunkage?"--Ed.]

Perfectly cromulent.

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Follow-up video. The makers of the "vacuum dryer" responded, so he responded to their response.

I mean, you can tell at a glance that the dryer is not a vacuum chamber. You open up the door, throw your clothes in and turn it on just like any other dryer. Whereas a real vacuum chamber takes a long time just to pump out the air.
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He also did a video about sending people to Mars:

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Yeah, with regards to the "vacuum dryer" I sort have wondered how a plastic tub would generate an actual vacuum given what actual vacuum chambers look like.

Still, you want to spend ~$300 for something that can only potentially dry your one shirt supposedly faster than a real one? The other hilarious thing is when have you just spilled water on a shirt, pants, パンス, et cetera? You usually have to clean the beer, mixed drink, vomit, blood, bits of brain before attempting to dry such stuff. Great example of an "even if it worked" dumb idea. However, it seems it is basically a glorified hair dryer. Where they get away with claiming it creates a vacuum is probably because no one has sued them yet. --J.D. Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club! "Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don DocX: FTW.--sparks "Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho "Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence "It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct "I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron "Indeed you are a river to your people. Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho "Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel "just like Doc X said." --gnome WS CHAMPIONS X4!!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X6!!!!!! Anaxagoras Posts: 24716 Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan ### Re: Debunking Bad Science Disclaimer: he does spend a lot of time building up to the actual science debunking part. It's typical Thunderfoot after all. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare Rob Lister Posts: 20810 Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm Title: Incipient toppler Location: Swimming in Lake Ed ### Re: Debunking Bad Science I cannot tolerate his hyper-breathlessness for more than three minutes at a time. But I agree Waterseer is a sham. Doctor X Posts: 71013 Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm Title: Collective Messiah Location: Your Mom ### Re: Debunking Bad Science Yeah, Thunderf00t needs an editor to reduce his videos to about half to a third of their length. --J.D. Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club! "Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don DocX: FTW.--sparks "Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho "Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence "It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct "I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron "Indeed you are a river to your people. Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho "Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel "just like Doc X said." --gnome WS CHAMPIONS X4!!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X6!!!!!! Anaxagoras Posts: 24716 Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan ### Re: Debunking Bad Science Short story if anyone's interested is that the company is now selling a repackaged dehumidifier that you can get at Walmart for$200 as their miracle product. They put it in a tube and raised the price to \$1,000. The water it produces is not water that you just drink as is, without filtering it.

It's actually a pretty good video to the end, in my opinion, because he looks at the people behind the scam too.
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And the producers get really butt-hurt when you call them on it.

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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I suppose he deserves it, and at less than 20 minutes, that is an achievement for him:

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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The TL/DW on this one is that the actual radiation is still less than, e.g., the natural background radiation in Denver. And only a small fraction of the radiation intensity in an airplane flying at 35,000 feet.

The sad thing is though, that the media still reports it without any contextual information as something scary and dangerous.
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--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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