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Max The Magnificent
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re: My hat's off to Toshiba
Max The Magnificent   2/26/2013 6:20:53 PM
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It would have to be a really big blender for a notepad (more like a cement mixer :-)

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Max The Magnificent   2/26/2013 6:20:25 PM
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I've not seen that before -- very interesting - -thanks for sharing

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dilbertclone   2/25/2013 10:12:47 PM
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Not quite as polished, but reminds me of this Digikey video a while back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxnLn79RO2E

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Hughston   2/25/2013 7:57:09 PM
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I can't see these at work, but I want to know if it blends (the notorious blender test).

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Max The Magnificent   2/25/2013 3:43:44 PM
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I agree -- one's first reaction is "this is a silly waste of time" but the fact that we are still talking about it would indicate otherwise

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Max The Magnificent   2/25/2013 3:42:58 PM
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I'm not really a "car man" -- but I would love to see those tests -- are they on YouTube, do you think?

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Max The Magnificent   2/25/2013 3:42:23 PM
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We could try that test ourselves (can you loan me your notepad?)

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eewiz   2/25/2013 2:21:34 PM
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IMO. these ads are more persuasive than a portraying the products in only good light. Recent psychological studies shows that if you push too much, people tend to not believe you. http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-01-28/national/36587180_1_extroverts-introverts-extroversion So the people who made these ads have done their homework

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jackOfManyTrades   2/25/2013 8:12:37 AM
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You may be familar with the BBC TV programme, Top Gear (it is syndicate in dozens of countries, I understand). They did similar tests on a Toyota pickup. I can't remember them all, but I remember the penultimate test: leaving it on the beach at low tide and letting the tide come in. I also remember the last test: leaving it on the roof of a tall bulding and blowing up the building. There are two important differences, however: i) all the tests were done on the same vehicle ii) (after some minor tinkering) the Toyota pickup passed all the tests!

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SteveD_Aus   2/24/2013 10:20:52 PM
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Perhaps with the electrical discharge test they could have tied it to a kite during a thunderstorm?

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