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Self-filling water bottle

Post by landrew » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:57 pm

Sounds like a dream, just leave a bottle in the sun and it fills with water. It could solve all the world's water shortages, right? http://fontus.at/

Wouldn't you like to drink all the dust, germs viruses and pollen that comes out of the air? Check out the drip pan of an air conditioner some time.

Anyhow, there's a slight problem with the science behind the concept: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPvXnmB ... 2m60SoHdE6

Once again scientific illiteracy is to blame. These jokers have taken almost $350,000 from unsuspecting dupes: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/font ... ing-sports#/
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by Gord » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:23 am

"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:54 pm

Whats more "ify"........a contaminated source of water with cow, dog, cat, human {!#%@} floating in it.......or whatever will fall out of condensation?

I'm going with condensation............
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by landrew » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:28 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Whats more "ify"........a contaminated source of water with cow, dog, cat, human {!#%@} floating in it.......or whatever will fall out of condensation?

I'm going with condensation............
False choice.
Irrelevant.
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by scrmbldggs » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:44 pm

Simples, to make those posts work, install them at the doggy park and in front of every tree on any sidewalk.
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by landrew » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:51 pm

My stupid friend, (and this proves it) bought one of those water-purifying "straws" that's supposed to give you clean water when you suck on it.
Instead of putting it in a bug-out bag that he could take with him when the apocalypse happens, he went down to the local cesspond and had to test it out.
He spent 2 days in hospital for that.
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Post by scrmbldggs » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:53 pm

That's what an extremely well-developed open-mindedness will get ya. :-P
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by landrew » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:06 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:53 pm
That's what an extremely well-developed open-mindedness will get ya. :-P
I wouldn't buy such a stupid thing, but if I wanted to test it, I'd start with salt water.
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by TJrandom » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:04 pm

I'd start with wine... so I would have a chaser at the ready. ;)

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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by landrew » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:05 pm

TJrandom wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:04 pm
I'd start with wine... so I would have a chaser at the ready. ;)
Who wants to drink water anyway?
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by scrmbldggs » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:17 am

I do. I trink lots of water.

Coffee flavored water, fruit and/or veggie flavored water, herb flavored water, beer flavored water... :ahoy:
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by Gord » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:03 am

Why do you trink it? Is it a fishing net?
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by landrew » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:15 am

Gord wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:03 am
Why do you trink it? Is it a fishing net?
He's not as think as you trunk he is.
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by scrmbldggs » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:16 am

:ahoy:


(It's a form of Altzheimer's... :heh:)
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:43 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:16 am
:ahoy:


(It's a form of Altzheimer's... :heh:)
I worry about that. Both my parents had ALZ.

And so did my mother.
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by scrmbldggs » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:59 pm

:hmm: I was gonna ask something, but now I don't remember what it was four. :scratch:
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:03 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:59 pm
:hmm: I was gonna ask something, but now I don't remember what it was four. :scratch:
You posted that twice.
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by scrmbldggs » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:23 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:03 pm
scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:59 pm
:hmm: I was gonna ask something, but now I don't remember what it was four. :scratch:
You posted that twice.
Ok, I'll post it again?
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by landrew » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:25 pm

Most successful scams contain plausible arguments and rationale that seems sound at first. The more sophisticated ones throw in social responsibility to play on someone's altruism and guilt.
I recall one a few years back called "women helping women" or something similar. It got a lot of media attention and was very successful before it was revealed as a total scam, only helping those who helped themselves to all the money. A local talk radio host was fired after she said she thought the charity was still a good idea, despite some "problems."

I don't fault the average person for being taken in occasionally by a brilliant scam, but to persist in supporting the cause after the scam is exposed, takes a special level of stupidity.
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:28 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:23 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:03 pm
scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:59 pm
:hmm: I was gonna ask something, but now I don't remember what it was four. :scratch:
You posted that twice.
Ok, I'll post it again?
Fourth time's the charm.
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by scrmbldggs » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:37 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:28 pm
scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:23 pm
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:03 pm
scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:59 pm
:hmm: I was gonna ask something, but now I don't remember what it was four. :scratch:
You posted that twice.
Ok, I'll post it again?
Fourth time's the charm.
Don't I know it. Now I have to add more coffee to my milk. Image



(Incidentally, "fourth time was the charm" is what the nice Dr said when my blood pressure went outta whack, even tho I took my meds.....)
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Re: Self-filling water bottle

Post by landrew » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:34 pm

Anyone who believes that a dehumidifier can serve as a source of drinkable water,
has been drinking that water.
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