|Corpus Delectable - 2012-01-22 |
What is that device, and who is the magnificent troll who designed it?!
|Redford - 2012-01-22 |
"ALIENS (yeah i know aliens are demons) WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT .....THEY ARE AFRAID OF US AND THAT'S WHY THEY USE "ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION" AGAINST HUMANS... TO WEAKEN THE HUMAN BODY.....BUT YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF BY GETTING AN "RF JAMMER" OR TV/RADIO JAMMER....THAT'S HOW THEY COMMUNICATE....BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY....YOU MUST "PRAY" "PRAY" "PRAY" TO GOD!.....THEY KNOW WHO GOD IS AND WHAT HE CAN DO TO THEM!...DO NOT BE AFRAID....YOU HAVE THE SAME POWER THROUGH JESUS CHRIST....AMEN!"
I personally have no idea what that cellphone is detecting, but I'm pretty sure whoever made it is either trolling these people or made it to appeal with their fears directly in mind.
I saw "EMF Detector" on his screen, and most smartphones CAN crudely measure magnetic field strength with the magnetometer that is more commonly used to determine compass orientation.
What IS baffling though, is how the app goes bananas and reads "UNSAFE EMF LEVELS" as I'm pretty sure a field strength powerful enough to be dangerous to humans would instantly turn a cell phone into a doorstop. Also, that EMF's = aliens or whatever.
Oh wow, ok... so it just says "RELATIVELY HIGH", well... that actually could be handy for something, though still kind of panicky.
The magnometer inside of an iPhone is a far cry from an actual instrument intended to measure EMF and such. Even as
a compass system, its reliability is dodgy and generally not considered to be all that great. (and has been shown to
be easily effected by outside forces, much more so than your everyday liquid compass) Many devices that use
magnometers as compasses use GPS (3G/4G location services) to improve the reading by correcting the direction based
on your heading. This is clumsy, obviously, as you have to be in motion for it to work properly, but it's commonly
used to improve your heading on something like an iPhone, if you have it enabled. Regardless, it's functionality
beyond that is pretty questionable. It'd be like taping magnifying glasses to a pair of reading glasses and saying
you now have "binoculars." Yes, technically there's a level of accuracy there and those glasses might magnify
something and work in a very literal, technical sense. But they certainly aren't REAL binoculars. The apps for the
iPhone that claim to function in these ways are, yes, pretty dubious at best. But, I apologize for suggesting that
a device designed to be an mp3 player/camera/cellular phone/pocket computer can NOT perform the same duties as a
specialized scientific instrument designed specifically to measure EMF. Clearly, the NWO/Ancient Alien/2012 folks
on YouTube can teach us all valuable lessons.
And, ironically, my iPod did some funky ass shit to my formatting. TECHNOLOGY IS WONDERFULS.
I don't even understand what you are saying. Who gave the impression that it was fine instrument? My point was supposed to be how this app isn't necessarily scammy psuedo science. The MEMS sensors in your average cell phone are accurate enough to pick out field strengths relatively stronger than the earth's, but not so accurate that everything makes them go apeshit. YES, THIS WOULD INADEQUATE FOR LAB USE, but is perfectly adequate for finding cable conduits behind drywall for example. Another acceptable use would be the placement of electronic equipment highly susceptible to strong magnetic fields. Who would use this? An extremely limited number of people. Why is there so many EMF apps out there? Because it's got everything beginning programmers could want out of an easy project.
The compass/GPS app I use shows the field strenth variable along with the heading. This is handy, because like you say, these things aren't the best. If I think I'm headed north but I'm showing a field strength an order of magnitude above normal background... I'm going to question my north heading.
Holy shit -- you typed that out on an iPod??
|StanleyPain - 2012-01-22 |
There's a bunch of totally non-functional, pseudo-scientific apps for the iPhone (and droid devices) and this is one of them. the iPhone has quite a few "EMF Detectors" which claim to use the "internal compass" system of the iphone to detect electromagnetic forces or something. (iPhones use GPS for direction/location services, there is no "internal compass") A lot of people into ghost hunting use this crap too.
Needless to say, there's no way that software can somehow backwards engineer anything inside the iPhone to detect EM or heat fluctuations or any of the other garbage that's being marketed out there. They basically generate random, but authentic looking, garbage data to make it look like they're doing something, but they really aren't.
The irony is that EMF is pretty much everywhere. If you are in any sort of location that has 1.) working electricity and 2.)nearby power lines, EMF waves are basically all over the place in different strengths.
iPhones have featured functional magnetometers since 3GS
How in the world would an iPhone use GPS to function as a compass?
I like how it's psuedo science if StanleyPain isn't aware of it or can't understand it.
|Squeamish - 2012-01-22 |
Five stars for the aluminum foil.
I can't believe it is not a linked tag.
|Monkey Napoleon - 2012-01-22 |
I'm going to 5 star this vid for crazy and bow out now. As a parting thought, isn't it ironic that the guy saying THIS APP DOES NOTHING is making an equally uninformed and crazy leap as the guy who uses it to detect J-LO's chronoton particles or whatever?
|Oscar Wildcat - 2012-01-22 |
~3 gauss is well within the possible remnant field in the iron ladder. This is an MF detector unless your frequency is under a few Hz. The baloney is the E.
Points for the app using correct units, tho.
I mean sure, it's *possible* that a big iron ladder might confuse a shitty cell phone compass, but that particular ladder is part of a conspiracy that goes ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP.
I feel that this comment has made my creation of this entire absurd argument justified.
|Jet Bin Fever - 2012-01-23 |
Our comments are almost as bad as the Youtube ones on this one. Way to go guys!
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