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# 205943 3-Dec-2016 17:49
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Advanced science around the kava bowl:

 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/319516/instacharge,-the-physics-defying-app,-insists-it's-legitimate

 

 





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  # 1681891 3-Dec-2016 21:04
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Just unbebloodylievable that any country, big or small, could be so stupid.


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  # 1681905 3-Dec-2016 21:30
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According to Fiji Village, Instacharge said [not disclosing how it worked] was because of "sensitive" intellectual property, and it promised a full statement next week that would answer many questions.

 

Well, yeah. The ability to store electricity in software *would* be "sensitive", as in "enormously valuable", and indeed turning the entire physics world upside down.

 

My guess is that this works by hiding your true battery level from you.... telling you it's down to 10% when in fact it's down to 50%. When you "release the energy back to the battery", it adjusts the visible battery capacity up somewhat.

 

OTOH, I'm not at all surprised that Frank Bainimarama endorses it. Either he believes it or he's been paid to say so.

 

For anyone who cares, *way* back in about 1990 or so, similarish software was released that claimed to be able to boost the processing power of your desktop PC. All common benchmark programs confirmed this! What it actually did was to slow down the RTC interrupt, which all the benchmarking software (back then) used to measure time.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1681932 3-Dec-2016 23:51
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I imagine it works by accessing batteries across different dimensions, providing potentially limitless battery capacity.
I also imagine my unfortunate alternate dimension counterparts are forever wondering which rogue app is using all their battery power.


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"The email says that Douglas Stewart's creation has indeed caused global intrigue to those who claim to be technical experts, speculation and skepticism has been mentioned yet none have produced any substantial evidence as to why it does not work."

 

Ah, the old shifting the burden of proof fallacy rears its head again.


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  # 1681943 4-Dec-2016 00:36
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ALIENS


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  # 1682186 4-Dec-2016 22:24
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lurker:

 

I imagine it works by accessing batteries across different dimensions, providing potentially limitless battery capacity.
I also imagine my unfortunate alternate dimension counterparts are forever wondering which rogue app is using all their battery power.

 

 

Interesting concept! But I don't see any need for trans-dimensional power transmission, which you've got to admit would be challenging in an app, on a device with limited CPU and RAM. I'm thinking that they sucking power from *our* batteries, which is why *we* are forever wondering which rogue app is using all our battery power. We have wireless charging... why not wireless discharging? Probably they're using software to switch the +5V and GND pins on the wireless charging circuit to make it go in reverse.

 

 


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  # 1684875 8-Dec-2016 19:56
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Maybe it aggressively down clocks the processor and disables services. Kinda like ultra battery save on Samsung, and other brands??


 
 
 
 


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  # 1685000 9-Dec-2016 04:54
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Maybe it aggressively down clocks the processor and disables services. Kinda like ultra battery save on Samsung, and other brands??



Nah, it just works to store extra power because the code is written to work that way.
And you can't prove it doesn't work that way so I am right!
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