Friday, 25 June 2010

For those that believe the ADE651 and all the other scam devices work.

About this video
Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things -- from alien abductions to dowsing rods -- boils down to two of the brain's most basic, hard-wired survival skills. He explains what they are, and how they get us into trouble.

About Michael Shermer
Michael Shermer debunks myths, superstitions and urban legends, and explains why we believe them. Along with publishing Skeptic Magazine, he's author of Why People Believe Weird Things and The Mind of the Market.

Further to my post about the Romanians getting in on the scam, it would appear that they have taken exception to my use of their video on my blog. They have now pulled the video fom public viewing, Now why would they do that? My blog gets a reasonable amount of viewing traffic and any publicity has to be good publicity right? Wrong, except of course when you are trying to sell a scam. As can be seen after the exposure of Jim McCormick, he pulled his website, refused to answer calls and legged it. So the Romanians didn't like my exposure of their scam and are running away. Perhaps they are restricting viewing to just the, corrupt, the gullible or the plain stupid. Whatever the reason they clearly don't like it being exposed to the general public, ask yourself, now what sort of company acts that way?


JohnTFord said...

"I don't know of any validated technology that can do what you are describing, assuming that what is being detected is the explosives," Nathan Lewis, a professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, told AOL News in an e-mail, when asked about the devices.
Wouldn't the scammers love to have someone of this guys credibility saying something positive about their devices?

Ernst said...

The technologies used by ADE are Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance which has been used to detect landmines and explosives concealed in luggage all over the world with great success. NQR is a radiofrequency (RF) technique in which the observed frequencies depend on the interaction between the electric quadrupole moment of the nucleus and the electric field gradient generated at the nuclear site by external charges. All common high explosives contain 14 N, a quadrupolar nucleus generating three sets of resonance frequencies, providing an unequivocal method of detecting and identifying an explosive, as well as estimating its quantity and depth. Because of its high specificity there is little or no interference from other nitrogen-containing material that may be present - such as the mine casing or fertilizer in the soil.

Techowiz said...


Ernst, you are indeed correct when you say NQR is used in explosive detection, but very, very wrong when you say it is used in the ADE.
The problem you have is that you just cannot generate that much power in a hand held device, that is why those devices that REALLY use NQR are very big and heavy.
Perhaps as you allude to know something about the ADE, you can tell us all how you program a card that contains a chip that cannot be programmed, because it contains no microchip or processor, how you make it work under the principle of NQR?
You see the problem of just finding a working principle and saying, 'that's how our device works', without any supporting evidence. Of course there can be no supporting evidence as it is complete nonsense. This is why the fraudster McCormick is having problems with the Police at the moment.