From: Mike Poulton
Subject: Re: Bullshit wins v. science
Date: 5 Nov 2002 22:50:15 GMT
Organization: MTP Technologies
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On 05 Nov 2002, Bassman59a@yahoo.com (Andy Peters) said:
> Here's the ludicrous lease. Swallow your coffee before reading!
Essentially, they forbid any type of scientific performance evaluation,
but require a written subjective performance evaluation. It says you
can't perform any kind of electrical "test" on the device. Presumably,
"monitoring" of the output would not be covered by that clause -- VU
meters and spectrum analyzers would have to be permitted, since everyone
uses them. Maybe I just happen to "monitor" my system with a dual-trace
oscilloscope, and the other trace just happens to be connected to a
microphone. That mic happens to be right beside, and identical to, the
mic on the linearizer input, and we just happen to be in an acoustically
dampened room with a pure tone generator on. In the course of
monitoring my equipment, I might glance at the traces and notice that
they are (or are not) the same. If they are the same, the linearizer
does nothing, so I sue the manufacturer for fraud. If they are not the
same, then it is a filter, so I sue the manufacturer for fraud.
It's worth noting that their marketing literature specifically claims it
is not a "filter", but the lease specifically states that it is. I'm
quite surprised they haven't faced legal action already.
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