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From: lindsay+@cs.cmu.edu (Donald Lindsay)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: E-Meter
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Date: 28 Jul 91 17:14:33 GMT
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In article <17250@life.ai.mit.edu> whatis@wookumz.gnu.ai.mit.edu (....What Is?....) writes: >I wouldn't want to build my own E-Meter! If one faulty component >caused an erratic swing of the needle, which indicates an area of >flat-out insanity, I would be chasing this thread to no avail and >eventually upset my preclear. Thank you very much, but I'd rather buy >a good one and send it in for servicing every year like they >recommend.

Servicing???!?!! AN OHMMETER NEEDS SERVICING?!???

Let me guess: it's an expensive servicing.

I can buy an excellent metal detector at Radio Shack for $40. A superb E-Meter, good for years for flawless service, should be similar or a little more - certainly under $120. A workable one should be $15. In both cases, the failure mode should be obvious, not subtle, in which case you **throw it out*** and buy a new one.

(Or buy two and have them vote - sorry, just a little tech joke.)

Since you are posting from MIT, I will assume that you have some brains, and some familiarity with the consumer electronics available in our society. Am I wrong? If yes, I must have missed some major factor: could you tell me what it is? -- Don D.C.Lindsay Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute

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