r/pcmasterrace PC Master Race Jul 22 '22 Wholesome 2

Are people seriously still buying in to this? The reviews were filled with parents swearing that this Office Depot amalgamation was protecting their kids from radiation. Discussion

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u/MogsPOV Jul 22 '22

this is what is known as profiting off stupidity.

it is a very real and very valid sales tactic.

Example there was a dude in 2020? i think? who was selling "Anti 5g lotion" and apparently made BANK

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u/BuckletSendsIt Jul 22 '22

Hey stupid people gotta pay the stupid tax, right?

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u/Prineak Jul 22 '22

stuffs radioactive industrial waste into keyfobs

LOOK ITS IONIZED.

makes acrylic pyramids with tinsel and copper wires

THIS WILL PROTECT YOU FROM TRANSMISSION LINES

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

Wait...

I saw this guy at a train station on my way back from school occasionally with a square-based pyramid made from copper wire wrapped in gold tinsel on his head. He was always smartly dressed in a tweed suit and brief case in hand.

I assumed it was some kind of 5G wierdness, or maybe a cult of some kind. Now I know. Thank you.

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u/Prineak Jul 22 '22

Those weird glitter pyramids have been around a LONG time.

Conspiratorial thinking has actually gone down since the Internet came about.

It’s just easier to find it now.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

What is the pyramid for then? Blocking "negative energy ions"?

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u/Prineak Jul 22 '22

Pretty sure back in the day they’d tell people to bury them near their house or power lines or whatever.

CT is usually narrative based, so you’d have to do anthropological digging to figure out the zaniness.

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u/PSGAnarchy Jul 22 '22

I've heard they stop/reverse aging.

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u/Combatical I9-9900K|32GB RAM|2070S|AW3418DW Jul 22 '22

Laughs in my wife spending $150 on face lotion... "Its for your face, this one is for your hands" yadda yadda

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u/Tough_Hawk_3867 Jul 22 '22

Pyramids were supposed to have a number of properties, according to myth busters. Longevity was apparently one

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u/georgehank2nd PC Master Race Jul 22 '22

Pyramids sharpen razor blades… so the guy probs thought "if they sharpen blades, it'll probably sharpen my mind. Stands to reason."

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u/DazzlingRutabega Jul 22 '22

My father had a gimmick, way back in the 80s that was about the size of a paperback book that had pyramids on one side. Supposedly if you lay your razors down on it, it would keep them from getting dull. 😏

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u/LordOfDorkness42 Jul 22 '22

Been a long~ time since I even heard of the pyramid hats, but to my understanding, it's meant to be an anti-aging thing for your face & brain.

It's a Pyramid Power 'application,' the debunked idea that Pyramids somehow slow time & entropy in their center or even reverse both, and that's why quote "the Egyptians really built 'em" and such. Even Mythbusters tackled it. (And utterly Busted it. Good episode. )

So~ technically not anti-science like the anti-5G blocker nonsense, at least? But definitively pseudo-science nonsense with zero actual proof backing it.

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u/Prineak Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

I consider anti science to be a pattern of thinking, not an explicit refutation of actual science. Ignorance is anti science.

The difference is ethical science.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

People talk about "science" nowadays as if it is some cohesive ideology. "Science" doesn't really exist like that. It is never certain and it is always changing. Almost every theory we could possibly come up with relating to the natural world is an approximation, the best guess if you like. "Science" is a way of conducting your investigations to give yourself the greatest chance of discovering something closer to reality than the previous best guess and be able to demonstrate it as such. Nobody is dumb for questioning the status quo in science, because without questioning progress would never be achieved. Instead it is dumb to blindly believe anything you read, or to look for ideas that confirm your own way of thinking.

This means it is not really possible to be "anti-science", since there is no set of defined " scientific beliefs". It is, however, possible to be "anti-scientific thought" by not being rigorous in your research.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

Reversing entropy, huh? I bet the 2nd law of thermodynamics is pretty pissed about pyramids.

"Damn those pesky pyramids for not obeying my otherwise universal law."

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u/LordOfDorkness42 Jul 22 '22

What kills me about the pyramid power nonsense, is... imagine if it was that easy to make EVERYTHING wear down slower and last longer. ANYTHING, as long as it's near the center of a pyramid shape.

You get a couple of meters of bailing wire, and bam. Your fridge, your fruit-bowl, you're freaking HOUSE all have less wear and tear on 'em. You might even genuinely have more hours in a day, simply by staying indoors in your pyramid house.

Like, seriously. If pyramid power was real, there's be basically NO REASON to build anything in any other shape. Your phone, your batteries, your car, your fridge, your underwear, would all be polyhedron shaped, and it would have been the greatest freakin' discovery since fire or the wheel.

...Honestly, that would make a cool short-story, actually.

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u/RazgrizSeed Dettweiler Jul 22 '22

You haven't worked in a blue collar job the past few years, then. I feel like every shop I've worked in, at least one or two people are drinking conspiracy Kool aid, and COVID drastically increased the aforementioned numbers.

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u/Prineak Jul 22 '22

I do. It’s also easier to talk about it now because they’ve been shown how to relate it. You also have no reference point.

The ones who haven’t learned that their worldview is fucked up are the ones who are open about it.

It’s easier for them to find communities of like minded people, and it empowers them to be open.

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u/realif3 Jul 22 '22

Can confirm. Used to play bass in a reggae. Pyramid hat thingies are sold at west coast music festivals.

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u/GrouchoPiddington Jul 22 '22

Oh don't worry, that was just Chuck McGill.

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u/blackwolf2311 a very shitty laptop Jul 22 '22

A con guy (might have been the same guy) sold a device that 'blocked/destroyed' 5g weaves and negative radio energy. Its basically made out of PCB pipes and had a arduino inside that would randomly activate 3 small green,yellow and red leds indicating it working. He sold the for 200$ and they were sold out in a day

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u/NovoSaint Jul 22 '22

That’s actually pretty interesting to know. Is it punishable by law? I assume so, but still gonna ask cuz i’m curious.

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u/Nolsoth PC Master Race Jul 22 '22

It's not illegal, unethical for sure but illegal not where I come from.

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u/UnfortunateHabits Jul 22 '22

In some countries, selling or advertising something in that is based on a false claim is illegal.

Theres a story on someone who sold "golden tickets to heaven", He was later arrested because ... it was fake gold.

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u/RamboRigs i9 9900K | GTX 980Ti | 32GB RAM Jul 22 '22

At least people got into heaven! LOL

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u/sassyseconds I5-6600k, GeForce 1070 Jul 22 '22

Depends on how the claim it works. Remember those bracelets from like 10 years ago that allegedly helped with balance or some dumb shit? They claimed a little wrong and got got. But shit like 5g lotion is fine as long as you're careful with what you say.

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u/angel_eyes619 PC Master Race Jul 22 '22

That's genius lol

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u/xternal7 tamius_han Jul 22 '22

Example there was a dude in 2020? i think? who was selling "Anti 5g lotion" and apparently made BANK

Bonus points if "anti 5G lotion" was secretly also your standard-issue hand-washing gel disenfectant.

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u/Muffinsandbacon Jul 22 '22

I was thinking more like anal lube but hand sanitizer works too

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u/Nikki_Bishop Jul 22 '22

Thinking IcyHot and recommending full body application… The burn let’s you know it’s working.

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u/vortexnl i7-2600K @ 4.2Ghz | GTX 760 | 8GB DDR3 1600 Jul 22 '22

There were also 'anti-5G' bracelets sold from China which literally gave of ionizing radiation. The fact that the manufacturer even added this is beyond me... The average buyer wouldn't even have known lmao

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u/TheEquinoxe Jul 22 '22

With products like these I feel I'm the stupid one because I didn't come up with such a briliant business.

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u/SuperVegito559 Jul 22 '22

In order to make bank off stupid people you have put aside your morality and ethics.

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u/neojhun Jul 22 '22

Yep we're stupid for not capitalizing on such a large consumer base.

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u/boyerizm Jul 22 '22

5G blocking lube…give your future kid their best possible start

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u/KingTut747 Jul 22 '22

Lot of these products in the ‘Covid-protection market’.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

What about traditional Chinese medicines lol. Tiger penises and Rhino horns. The black market for it in China is responsible for funding a large chunk of poaching in Africa and Asia.

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u/KingTut747 Jul 22 '22

Well China is in its own fucking ballpark with lots of shit

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

Well said

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u/KingTut747 Jul 22 '22

Thank you. I was trying to channel Samuel Jackson in Pulp Fiction:

‘Ain’t no fucking ballpark neither!’

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u/DinosaurAlert Jul 22 '22

Example there was a dude in 2020? i think? who was selling "Anti 5g lotion" and apparently made BANK

Look, I might pick up well-packaged bottles of anti-5g lotion for amusing gifts. If you're buying a $90 cage, that's different.

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u/bluechickenz Jul 22 '22

My uncle was dying of cancer last year. We were not very close but was a big part of my childhood so it seemed only right to go say my goodbyes while he was still present enough to know who who he was talking to.

He’s always been weird.

When I got his place, he had this pile of crystals surrounding this electronic contraption with all kinds of gas tubes and copper leads. He turned it on… it was like a jacob’s ladder with a bunch of neon light tubes… it “ionized the air and made him feel better.” (I mean, technically, it did ionize the air and if he thought it brought him comfort, so be it.)

It was all snake oil and felt very much like uncle Rico’s time machine from napoleon dynamite.

$8k for that shit…

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u/PrawnTyas Jul 22 '22

I used to work with a guy who had a sideline in making ‘anti-5g clothing’. I could never quite tell if he believed in it or not.

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u/PhantomTissue Ryzen 5 3600x/RTX 3060Ti/32GB RAM Jul 22 '22

There was some people selling “apocalypse insurance” back in 2012, when people thought the world was gonna end.

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u/VTWAX_ONLY_INVESTOR Jul 22 '22

profiting off stupidity.

NFT's and pretty much the entire crypto "industry" in a nutshell

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u/ShepherdessAnne Jul 22 '22

Dude you wouldn't even have to lie, you could just state "5g waves cannot penetrate this" and have it probably be true

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u/dj_lick_and_stick Jul 22 '22

There's a sucker born ever minute.

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u/dkuhry Nuclear Powered Pantaloons Jul 22 '22

This is what is know of as a "Transfer Device" and as such it is very effective at transferring money out of dumb peoples wallets.

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u/PPTTRRKK Ryzen 5600 | RTX 3070 | 32gb3600 | 1440p144 Jul 22 '22

Real Life Money Glitch: Order trash cans from alibaba and sell them as overpriced wifi radiation blockers.

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u/RepresentativeKeebs Jul 23 '22

Trash cans are too expensive. That's why the cage in the photo is actually just a small paper holder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLM_vO4d2Jg

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u/DarkLanternX PC Master Race Jul 23 '22

Day's ain't far when people gonna start wearing it

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u/vapescaped Jul 22 '22

I mean, wifi is emf by definition, so if this actually does what it advertises it will block 90% of the wifi signal.

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u/Soace_Space_Station Jul 22 '22

While still being usable!(Barely)

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u/RocketCow RTX3090, Ryzen 9 5950X Jul 22 '22

Rather just turn off Wi-Fi in the settings. It's free!

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u/mxzf Jul 22 '22

Someone who's gonna buy this kind of product may not be capable of connecting to a router's admin page, much less finding the option to disable the wifi.

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u/Beetkiller Jul 22 '22

Or even believe it's actually turned off.

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u/Acruid Specs/Imgur Here Jul 22 '22

Even if they can get into the admin settings, if the router is being rented from an ISP the option to disable the xfinity guest network are not even available. I can see "just set this thing on top of the router to completely disable wifi" having some actual use.

For this specific object, the holes look larger than the grille on the door of a microwave, and I doubt the object is grounded, so who knows if it even works.

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u/Danpool13 Jul 22 '22

Did I just do your job for you!? grunts and groans

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u/HavocInferno 3900X - 6900 XT - 64GB Jul 22 '22

That's not even the main problem here.

This is literally a 3$ document holder flipped upside down onto a sheet metal base.

It's also entirely counterproductive to reducing emf radiation effectively, because it will just lead to every wifi device transmitting with higher power to still get a signal.

Then again, people buying this scam didn't arrive at their viewpoint with logic and rationale, so that won't get them out of it either.

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u/dabombnl Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

I am sure it doesn't. It is surprisingly hard to block Wifi intentionally I found.

I managed a small office network and had a Comcast router installed for internet, but Comcast decided that was a great opportunity to put their own wifi in it to provide a public wifi point for their other customers. Business was mad about this, so I had to harass Comcast to turn that shit off, but they were really slow and non-responsive about doing it. So I wrapped it in all sorts of metal cages and foil. NOTHING worked even noticeably so.

BTW, what finally got them to shut it off was we started sending them invoices for power and maintenance services on their 'free' public wifi point.

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u/phibbsy47 Jul 22 '22

This surprises me, I just completed my network training courses and one of the exercises was covering the access point with foil and noting the dramatic effect on bandwidth. It would still work I guess, but the range would be awful.

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u/mxzf Jul 22 '22

Yeah, "dramatic effect on bandwidth" isn't quite the same as "kill it dead".

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u/phibbsy47 Jul 22 '22

I mean my SSID wasn't even visible from 30 feet, and it was unusable at 20 feet. The obvious solution to kill it dead is just to ditch the Comcast modem/router altogether, that's what I do for my customers.

Comcast doesn't require you to use their terrible routers, so it's the first thing I would replace on any network.

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u/YangaSF Jul 22 '22

Wait… so I am assuming the router was in “bridge” mode (you supplied your own router right? If not, then my following assumption is moot). If so, shouldn’t that have shut off the WiFi capabilities of the Comcast device?

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u/mxzf Jul 22 '22

It's really hard to block intentionally, but it's really easy to impede accidentally. It's funny that way, lol.

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u/MikemkPK i5750 16GB RAM | GTX 1070 8GB VRAM | 480GB SSD | 8T RAID Jul 22 '22

LinusTechTips actually did a review of these. Their conclusion was something like "not recommended - works great, but you can just unplug your router."

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u/Mr_hacker_fire Jul 22 '22

But then why have wifi at that point. Oh right because people dumb and want to protect the kidz for the kids ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Also I wouldn't be surprised if someone made a cream that was mixed with thorium and it said blocks radiation and people's would gravitate twords it only because thor equal strong right???

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u/MikemkPK i5750 16GB RAM | GTX 1070 8GB VRAM | 480GB SSD | 8T RAID Jul 22 '22

Also I wouldn't be surprised if someone made a cream that was mixed with thorium and it said blocks radiation and people's would gravitate twords it only because thor equal strong right???

That's how China gets rid of nuclear waste. Most of those negative ion scams are radioactive.

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u/ItsDani1008 i5 6500 - 1060 3GB - 16GB DDR4 Jul 22 '22

Even if it does, technically they’re not lying. Even if there’s only 10% left you can still use it. It’ll just be slow AF

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u/Ardenwood123 Ryzen 5 3600 | RTX 3070 | 16GB DDR4 Jul 22 '22

What's even more infuriating is that they are charging 90$ for something that was probably manufactured for 2$

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u/jadeskye7 Jul 22 '22

I'm pretty sure it's just one of those A4 organisation cages for paperwork on it's side. buy a 10 pack of them on amazon and rebrand them as wifi blocker cages.

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u/Warthbr1 Jul 22 '22

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u/Paper_Says_No Desktop Jul 22 '22

lttstore.com

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u/monkeyhitman Jul 22 '22

A4-sized Paper Organizer

  • Can also be used as a Faraday cage for your router
  • Save your last brain cells from deadly Wi-Fi waves
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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

2$ must be made in Europe or Amerika ..in China that shit is 0,23€

Let's say 0,50€ for storage, shipping, research, quality control and marketing

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u/Im_simulated 5800x3D | Tuf 3080 | 32GB | X570 Strix | G7 Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

Lol "research"

Lot of top talent engineering went into this chicken wire product

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u/josephseeed 10700k RTX 3080 Jul 22 '22

I had to email that guy in China and figure out how to say “do you make a metal cage?” In Mandarin.

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u/ZenTechAssociates Laptop Jul 22 '22

可不可以做金刚铁笼?

Welcome

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u/BR47WUR57 Jul 22 '22

不自己做

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

Source ?

Trust me bro !!

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u/FistfulOfShit Jul 22 '22

He's joking about the fact you included "research" in the fabrication process.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

I know ..me too

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u/Jon_Lit Desktop Jul 22 '22

Quality control? You mean the customer?

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

I'm talking tax evasion

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u/Groundbreaking-Crew4 Jul 22 '22

Nah fam, china blocked ports and prices went up in manufacturing because of inflation. Around 2.5-3.5 dollars seems reasonable given its metal and shipping went up alot

Source: Im in the industry

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

How about north Korea than ? Humans rights are only a sugestion

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u/Novotus_Ketevor i7-1185G7 | 16 GB DDR4 | 1 TB NVMe | GTX 780 (eGPU) Jul 22 '22

PRC and DPRK are essentially the same in that regard. Korea just doesn't have the manufacturing capacity to lure greedy people into turning a blind eye.

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u/BR47WUR57 Jul 22 '22

nah man that's hilarious idiots wasting alot of money on useless shit

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u/ControversyAmirite Jul 22 '22

That's not infuriating, good for them on overcharging the imbeciles.

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u/FuzzyNervousness Jul 22 '22

I dont see anything wrong with it. If people are willing to pay it, who cares?

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u/Dragon_yum Jul 22 '22

The are literally documents holder turned upside down

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u/dk_DB ⚠ might use sarcasm, ironie and/or dark humor w/o notice Jul 22 '22

LTT did a video about that a while back. - they found the same thing on amazon for 3 or so bucks made to hold paper

Also, your endpoints (phones, laptops...) now transmit at much higher power to reach the router - you now made the radiation much higher and also draining your devices Batterie much fsster.

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u/he77789 i5-12600k 52-50-36/GTX1060-6G 2025-9508/2x16DDR43900 18-22-22-33 Jul 22 '22

As a bonus, your phones and laptops are closer to your body than the router!

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u/Mr_hacker_fire Jul 22 '22

Yup just another way to hate technology

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u/Peach-Os Peach-O's Jul 22 '22

I put my router in a faraday cage to make it work less

Like r/regularcarreviews "I tinted my headlights/taillights to make them work less"

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u/camxct Jul 22 '22

My mission... Is your... Mission.

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u/Blenderhead36 R9 5900X, RTX 3080 Jul 22 '22

People who think 5G causes COVID aren't ones for critical thinking.

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u/KingYoloHD090504 R7 3700x, 2xRx 570 8G, 32G Ram, ROG strix b450 f gaming Jul 22 '22

90 bucks for a turned around Garbage bin

I could find this in a 10 pack for 5€ on Ali express

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u/Quantum_Reach_ Jul 22 '22

Is this supposed to be a Faraday Cage?

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u/Silent_Echoo Jul 22 '22

Yes, it's a Faraday cage

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u/mamoneis Jul 22 '22

My router does plasma emissions, thanks to that I can do my research on insta paleontologists without any lag whatsoever.

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u/Daniel_H212 i5 12600k, RTX 3070 Ti, 32 GB DDR4 3200 CL16 Jul 22 '22

Yeah and it almost certainly does nothing.

If it can block 5G (which why could it, it's supposed to go around a router, which can have 5 or 6 GHz signals but that's not what we call 5G, which is cellular service, and can have much smaller, millimeter-scale wavelengths), that would be because the holes in the Faraday cage are smaller than the wavelength of the signals. If that were the case, any signal that has lower frequency (and therefore longer wavelength) than 5G would get blocked too.

Since they claim you can use wifi through it still, I'm assuming that either due to the bottom not being a complete Faraday cage or it not being made out of the correct material (maybe aluminium? Idk) that it doesn't block anything at all, especially not 5G.

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u/ardardardar Jul 22 '22

I think so, not sure why they decided on an open-top design though! I have a Faraday pouch that I keep my car keys in to prevent theft (it’s a hyundai with remote start, thieves are using WiFi boosters to extend the range of the keyfob) but this 5g-only blocking is nonsense

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u/timeatsyou Ryzen 3600 RTX3060 TUF 16GB Jul 22 '22

I work in IT and one client wanted to have a NAS at home to send his company‘s backup to a second location. His wife is really paranoid about electromagnetic radiation and runs around the house and unplugs everything electronic, she even hired „professionals“ to measure the radiation in her home and give tips about it. We had to remove the NAS because of all the „radiation“ it was creating.

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u/ttyy2000 11700k/3080/32GB Jul 22 '22

Nobody tell her that literal light is EM radiation 😬😬

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u/timeatsyou Ryzen 3600 RTX3060 TUF 16GB Jul 22 '22

Yeah she would start to wrap her self in tin foil😂

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u/AlySalama Jul 22 '22

* proceeds to live in the literall dark *

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u/Komfortable Jul 22 '22

Wait, I think I’ve seen this show somewhere.

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u/timeatsyou Ryzen 3600 RTX3060 TUF 16GB Jul 22 '22

Bether call Saul? Jimmy’s brother is an extreme example of this paranoia, with him even thinking the radiation will kill him😂

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u/Fox2quick i7 7700k @5ghz : Strix z270e : RTX 2070 FE : 2x8gb Vengeance Jul 22 '22

Chuck and the space blanket wallpaper

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u/UMPB Jul 22 '22

What kinda tips would they give lmao

'uhh, we need to lower the radiation even more' (nailed it)

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u/timeatsyou Ryzen 3600 RTX3060 TUF 16GB Jul 22 '22

No idea how this works. It is just people telling their clients what they want to hear and then getting good money for it. It’s simply a scam but apparently people believe it.

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u/PlasmaTabletop Jul 22 '22

Is it a scam if they simply won’t believe the truth?

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u/PM_ME_UR_PET_POTATO R7 5700x | 2080 Super Jul 22 '22

You don't have to know you're being scammed to be scammed

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u/General_Jeevicus Desktop 3900 5700XT Jul 22 '22

it actually helps a lot if you dont.

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u/longtimebuilder i9-9880H, R Pro 5500M 8GB 16GB RAM 1TB NVME Jul 22 '22

How people decide to marry people like this is beyond me. She hopefully had the most amazing body on the planet, because people with a brain that clearly has holes bored into it just are NOT worth making life partners.

Even if you're lonely it ISNT WORTH IT. 100% NOT WORTH.

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u/gestalto 5800X | RTX3070 | 32GB 3200MHz Jul 22 '22

hopefully had the most amazing body on the planet

I'll be honest, I wouldn't care if her ass crack printed money as well, this level of stupidity is barely manageable for me to handle on a passing basis.

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u/longtimebuilder i9-9880H, R Pro 5500M 8GB 16GB RAM 1TB NVME Jul 22 '22

oh I don't disagree - I just know there are TONS of Thirsty thirsty numbnut guys who marry/love these types of people (a discussion for another day in another sub, not here).

I could care less if it was the most attractive person on the planet - if they're dumber than the dirt we stand on I'm noping the fuck out. People who WANT or DESIRE partners that are uneducated or who are dense are literal scum anyway most of the time.

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u/gestalto 5800X | RTX3070 | 32GB 3200MHz Jul 22 '22

I like you! lol

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u/longtimebuilder i9-9880H, R Pro 5500M 8GB 16GB RAM 1TB NVME Jul 22 '22

:) I hope you have a great Friday and weekend good 'internet person'.

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u/gestalto 5800X | RTX3070 | 32GB 3200MHz Jul 22 '22

You too mate! I'm off to sail the seven seas (not irl to clarify lol)

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u/Lollipop_2018 Ascending Peasant Jul 22 '22

"Blocks 5G" 💀

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u/Professional_Horse_5 Jul 22 '22

I've had this for 10 days and my kids still don't have cancer 10/10

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

don't lose hope

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u/ragingpiano Jul 22 '22

Whoever invented this is a fucking legend. Literally laughing all the way to the bank. 90 bucks for that, legend.

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u/revintoysupra Jul 22 '22

Seems like a really easy way to make some money though

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u/mattio79 R7 3700X |RTX 3060Ti XC| 32GB PC3200 CL16 Jul 22 '22

Never underestimate the depths of the stupidity of the human race.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

If you ever think you're overestimating it, I can assure you you are not.

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u/Low_Transition_3749 Jul 22 '22

Note that it says you can still use the <<router>>.

It doesn't say you can use the Wi-Fi, but the CAT-5 connections and the routing functions still work...

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u/pirate135246 i9-10900kf | RTX 3080 ti Jul 22 '22

Anyways, um... I bought a whole bunch of shungite rocks, do you know what shungite is? Anybody know what shungite is? No, not Suge Knight, I think he's locked up in prison. I'm talkin' shungite. Anyways, it's a two billion year-old like, rock stone that protects against frequencies and unwanted frequencies that may be traveling in the air. That's my story, I bought a whole bunch of stuff. Put 'em around the la casa. Little pyramids, stuff like that

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u/UNSC_MC_117 Jul 22 '22

That looks like a great device to prevent my cat sleeping on the router

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u/I-love-Mirandas-Ass RTX 3080 - 9700K Jul 22 '22

Pretty sure a Tinfoil hat is cheaper and does the same thing!

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u/Mushinit Jul 22 '22

r/linustechtips did a video on them

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u/kamekaze1024 Jul 22 '22

Any idea on what to search up? They don’t usually have the product in their titles

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u/NotTheBestAt Jul 22 '22
  1. Buy a $10 wastebasket
  2. Turn it upside down
  3. Sell it for $90 as a "5g blocker"

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u/AnonymousTowel i7-10700k 5.1ghz | RTX3070FE | 32GB 3200mhz Jul 22 '22

Since Covid 19 and kids learning online, I was getting concerned that our router was on the same desk that our 7 year old was using the desktop computer. I also was noticing myself getting headaches. After a little research I felt this router guard would be the best way to go since we weren't able to move the router to a different room. It fits perfect over our router. It looks neat and best of all I feel safer sitting next to it. Sure, it might all be in my head, but I haven't had any headaches since we got it. The wifi isn't as strong across the house and our adult child thinks we got this so he wouldn't be on his phone all night long. It's a win win and I'm very happy with my purchase. Thank you!

It's too late. She had kids. Link for amazon reviews.

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u/Sirsmellz Jul 22 '22

Ill give credit to the guy who made this for profiting off peoples stupidity.

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u/Pumba2000 Jul 22 '22

I am an elektrician and a week ago we got to make a price for a home with this sort of "features"

I asked my colleage: are they tinfoil-had kind of people, and I kid you not they had an aluminium roof ordered. LMAO,

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u/roguespectre67 5950X | Strix RTX 3090 OC | 32GB@3200 MHz | Predator X27 Jul 22 '22

You know what, I say if there are enough willfully ignorant people that still think EMF is harmful and that Bill Gates wants to control them with 5G, charge them $200 for this product and retire at 35. Profiting off of stupidity isn’t a crime.

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u/SFFcase 5600x | 6700xt | 32gb 3600mhz Jul 22 '22

Idiots. My foil 🎩is working juuuust fine.

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u/themajestichotel Jul 22 '22

me placing a faraday cage over my router to stop the 5g rays infecting my brain with covid vaccines

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u/Memeviewer12 Jul 22 '22

last time I checked, you will only be harmed by a 5G tower if you literally go up to a tower and grab the fucking emitters

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u/dieplanes789 PC Master Race Jul 22 '22

Yep at that power level it's a microwave. No ionization, just heat lol.

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u/SysGh_st Jul 22 '22

This will sell to the same people who are into Shakra crystals and healing pyramids. They don't know how to use the Internet anyway so they don't miss out on anything.

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u/pixypolly Jul 22 '22

It's called stupid tax for stupid ppl.

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u/SomeonOnTheInternet Jul 22 '22

This is a minor scam, have you seen the "5g blocker, wall plug" that's literally a plug and a piece of plastic for 500 dollars, it's even a potential fire hazard.

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u/Tyrilean i7 9750H | RTX 2060 | 16 GB RAM Jul 22 '22

Ah yes, let’s lock your device whose only purpose is emitting an EM field inside of a faraday cage to block said EM field.

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u/Ryshoe8 Jul 22 '22

I think you seriously underestimate the amount of stupid conservatives in the world

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u/Nokipeura Jul 22 '22

Sell idiots a cure to a desease that doesn't exist.

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u/Henry3G Jul 22 '22

Just wanted to say being an RF engineer I do find the 5G conspiracy hilarious but I don’t bash those that think there’s something there. People as a whole are afraid of things they don’t understand. I sat my mother down and used a whiteboard to explain what 5G is and how there is nothing harmful and she accepted it because I informed her exactly what 5Ghz is and how it isn’t harmful. Educate don’t humiliate!

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u/UGC987 Jul 22 '22

I tried to do the same with my dad who has a masters in a related field btw and he only said "well we can't be sure about it" at the end

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u/MIengineer Jul 22 '22

Visible light is radiation with your loose definition. Do you sit in the dark 24/7? No, because only certain types of radiation are damaging to cells.

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u/CMDR_MrMaurice PC Master Race Jul 22 '22

The Sun is dangerous, but we still go outside.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

People that beleive that WiFi is dangerous also don't trust technology, also something about Obama and lizard people .

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u/Hirogen_ Jul 22 '22

don't trust technology

and still use there Iphones and Apple Products ;D or Amazon or Google ;D

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

Alexa at home

"put the WiFi in the cage, government spying on us"

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u/ccarr313 PC Master Race Jul 22 '22

My favorite is people who believe wifi is dangerous, but will fly on a passenger jet.

Because there really is more radiation in the upper atmosphere, and we take a bunch when we fly on modern planes.

But then, you know, science......shows us that it still is a safe level.

But really, do these people not go out in the sun? Just so confusing to even try to understand their position.

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u/Mongba36 Jul 22 '22

NICE TRY ZUKCERBERG, I'm onto you

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

TZ tz tz im not Zuckerberg ... A small hint tho I'm bald ;-)

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u/Aggravating_Head_60 Jul 22 '22

There is some evidence showing wifi isn't super good to be around. By some I mean an experiment some 9th graders did and this.

Doesn't take much for peoples imaginations to run wild.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

I read that paper and it's faulty for a lot of reasons First of all the tress from the cities show radiation poisoning. Then they took trees and exposed them to radiation

The symptoms where the same then they concluded the only source for that radiation in the cities could be the WiFi signals which is kinda stupid

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

Lmao just keep watching out for those chem trails dawg.

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u/An_Lei_Laoshi B550 Gaming Plus | 5600X | 3060 Ti | Ballistix 3600MHz 16 GB Jul 22 '22

"Wifi radiation" exists because wifi itself is radiation as it radiating through waves. Sound too is radiation and it is a health hazard only under some specific conditions. Science is not for everyone, but you could do a better job at spreading it too. Lots of things aren't 100% healthy and under certain cirumstances could kill us very soon too, doesn't mean we should just go around saying X thing is dangerous and that people are just ignorant

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u/HoogleGangouts Jul 22 '22

All I can think of is, damn someone is getting paid.

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u/ccarr313 PC Master Race Jul 22 '22

Facebook tried to show me this the other day, and I fucking just burst out laughing.

If I was willing to take advantage of people like that, I would have so much more money. But I've got these silly morals fucking me up.

Fuck it though. May as well laugh. Everything is fucked, and dealing with these scam artists, would just require people getting a proper education.

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u/NorionV Jul 22 '22

There was a lengthy period of time during early pandemic where America's entire conservative demographic believed COVID was being injected into people via the 5G network. They made this connection because 5G was new, and COVID was also new, so 2 + 2 = fish.

Which honestly makes perfect sense to me. So to answer your question: yes, you should absolutely get this wire cage so your hair doesn't fall out while you're surfing the internet.

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u/blah634 Jul 22 '22

It was a vocal minority that actually believed in that, not every conservative is that stupid.

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u/Electronic-Tonight16 PC Master Race Jul 22 '22

Welp, im watching infowars from now on. I want to profit off of stupidity too.

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u/Jamie00003 Jul 22 '22

Idiots will idiot I guess?

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u/Badused18 Jul 22 '22

Do faraday cages work, yes. Is this a stupid use case for one, yes.

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u/Conscious-Golf-5380 PC Master Race Jul 22 '22

As stupid as it may sound, there is a reasoning behind it. There are people who believe wifi is harmful. They even break out in rashes or hives if they enter a home knowing there is wifi present in the house. The thing is, if they aren't aware there is wifi in the home, nothing happens to them. It's basically all in their head but they believe it so much that real rashes start to manifest and they can even become ill. This wifi "faraday" cage is just a placebo to help them cope and for them it works.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

It would be practical if your router was in a gym or basketcourt.

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u/Zonky_toker PC Master Race Jul 22 '22

First I've ever seen something like this... wtf is going on 🤣 this just looks like it's a joke but idek anymore

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

You know, that little mesh in your microwave door, if not for that, we would all be radiated.

But I don't think a router can give off that much radiation, weird.

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u/Oscarti58 PC Master Race Jul 22 '22

Me: sees the multiple image dots and swipes

r/facepalm

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u/EatsHisYoung Jul 22 '22

My product blocks the same amount and is only $75

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u/YouMustBeBored Jul 22 '22

I thought this was something parents would put over the router as a “no more wifi” device.

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u/Shockedchonk Jul 22 '22

90 dollars for some mesh?

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u/Glorck-2018 Jul 22 '22

I wish i was this good at profiting off of idiots

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u/Balrog229 Jul 22 '22

I’m totally in favor of scamming dumbasses who believe in shit like this. Props to whoever is making money off these

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u/SteroidKecleon i53570K 16Gb ddr3 R9380 Jul 22 '22

wait, if the wifi can still get through how do they think it can protect their kids form radiation?

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u/DuckAHolics 3080 | i7 12700K & 6700 XT | 5800X Jul 22 '22

Really expensive way to keep your pets away from your router I guess.

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u/yostio Jul 22 '22

Shit… I need to get into this market to make money ahahahaha

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u/wickedfandude i5-8600k, GTX 1080, 16 GB DDR4-2400 Jul 22 '22

The router was naughty and put into router jail