Magic watch

So, I while browsing in a store the other day, a display case of Philip Stein watches caught my eye, in particular the Teslar line.

The above picture isn't a particularly representative/good one, but I'm a sucker for mid-sized chronograph/multi-dial designs, and had a few minutes to kill, so I looked around.

Later on, while at home, I looked online, only to discover that the Teslar line is designed for crazy people! In hindsight the name should have been a clue (think, The Prestige), but according to the site,

the watch's battery creates an electric field and the quartz movement coil creates a magnetic field. Essentially, the TESLAR chip uses these two electromagnetic fields to create a unique third field that pulses at 7 to 9 times per second (7-9 Hertz) - the same range as the Earth's own natural energy state. This is also the same range as signals emitted by the brain when you are in a calm or meditative state of when athletes are in states of high performance.

Now, I don't think I can even wrap my head around that whole thing; apparently we can achieve electroweak unification simply by creating a low-frequency E&M field that is in resonance with the Earth's field? Won't that stop the core from spinning or something?

(Not to mention that while it often seems that my brain operates at only 7-9 Hertz, I'm pretty sure that smart people function a little bit faster.)

But wait, it gets better! Here's the explanation from Dr. Valerie Hunt, PhD, professor emeritus at UCLA:

The Teslar watch with its scalar module is the outstanding, useful everyday instrument that magnifies the strength of the biofield thus protecting the body from destructive electromagnetism. The Teslar watch is an active [instrument], not a passive one like a medallion or a magnet. I and my staff all wear the Teslar watches day and night. I highly recommend them for everyone in this eletronic age.

Well, the "biofield amplification" is consistent with the resonance condition described above... but does this ensure immunity from harmful E&M effects? Lasers? Electrocution? TV rays?

Anyway, these watches retail for ~$1,600 (more if you get diamonds), which I thought was kinda steep. However, further reading shows that the "TESLAR chip" is a small piece of copper, and given current metals prices I guess it makes sense. Here's another take on how the chip works, "from the inventors":

The tiny copper chip could be placed directly inside a wristwatch and enabled them to use the electric field of the watch battery and the magnetic field of the watch's coil to cancel out both fields, creating zero-point energy - scalar technology. They quickly named the chip, the TESLAR, in honor of Nikola Tesla, a protege and competitor of Thomas Edison.



Moving Offices

So, I moved yesterday, not a huge move, just from the middle of a large office to one side. However, it brought up two issues.

1. I hate the IT staff here. I had to submit a formal request to IT to move my computer from one side of the room to the other. Of course, I didn't bother calling them when I moved it from the temporary place that the IT guy put it in to the final spot that I wanted.

2. When you sit with your desk in one place for a while, you don't pay much attention to dust and cleanliness. For my new spot, I rotated a few desks around and the dust bunnies were so big that they're more of dust rabbits. (Cue the snare drum.) Of course, it takes another special request to get someone up here with a mop.