Recent Updates, part 1

It’s been a month since I posted here, so I thought I’d give you some updates as to what’s been going on. I have done some research pertaining to psychosis, psychopathy, sociopathy, neurosis and neuroticism using my schemas to infer some scenarios to figure out if any of these traits can be genetically-predisposed. I will be making a few changes to my novel before I do anything else with it. I attended my first laser hair removal appointment and I will be talking about that shortly in comparison to my experiences with electrology.
First, however, I’ll start by saying that last week my Mac with Windows underwent a major crash, so I may have to post from my iOS device until I figure out how to restore my computer to the state it was before it crashed. Please expect long delays and slow responses as I am doing my best to stay atop my notifications.
Let’s start out with some interesting findings in the world of psychopathy and psychosis. One of the things I was looking into was how language as opposed to science could have an effect on rewiring the brain’s ability to rebuild hallways on the map, and how each bridge that intersect these highways can carry bits of information at a time. With the psychopaths, people are believed to have complete left-brained activity and almost no right-brained activity. This is why psychopaths are mainly objective and use a lot of language and have a lot of fight-and-flight responses in their systems, such as serial killers and those who are great at brainwashing you so you would be more loyal to them. The opposite of psychopathy is neuroticism. Psychosis and neurosis are different terms, as well. People who suffer from delusional thoughts or have a break in reality take antipsychotic drugs, though the mechanism of action is still not yet known. In theory, and possibly in practice, psychopathic people can be very good, but most people associate them as being bad. Imagine an emergency situation where a person got injured. A neurotic would go into a nervous and or emotional breakdown while a psychopath would remain calm and be able to help the person.
How people become psychopathic or neurotic is very questionable, since it can be caused by environmental factors as well as genetic predisposition, such as dealing with family situations, being exposed to certain crowds for a long period of time, among many others. I believe in the balance of both nature and nurture, because everything comes from everything else. That’s why there is the rope theory. Kids can grow up modelling what their abusive parents did to them, or they can veer away from that and really learn not to follow in their parent’s stead.
I have come up with a balance between honesty and the power to make a person feel good or bad using the words that you use, because it’s not a matter of what you say, but it is how you say it that counts. Back in December I have talked about ways to deal with situations in which you may be in a disagreement. I have gotten a new perspective wich I just said above. In today’s culture we have neurotics who have nothing in their minds except to bring attention to themselves about the people they talk to behind their backs, and with most blind people, it is easy for them to spy on other blind people. Most, if not all neurotics use emotions to empathise with their most fundamental character of that person. If the person happens to be rude, their emotions would amplify that a great deal. That’s why people who like to gossip about drama are mostly neurotic. I have spied on a lot of my former friends, and I heard many things they were talking about without their knowing that I was listening, since I was careful to squelch my identifiers, such as gait recognition, smell, breathing and sighing patterns, etc so as to hide from the radar. Besides, some people might think that because I had a severe hearing impairment, I would not be able to listen to what they were talking about, especially if it were something I was not supposed to know about. I could either let things go by or bring it to their attention, depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I may even have a voice recorder to show proof that I was there when it happened. However, I have seen people where they would claim that they knew I was there all along, they just chose not to acknowledge my presence.
I was thinking, instead of doing the obvious with these psychopaths or neurotics, what if we could induce a form of alternative therapy to stimulate their right brains, and using something to exercise their left brains, such as using aroma therapy or have them listen to something other than popular music in order for their thought patterns to changed. Maybe using simple cognitive exercises to bring out the logical and rational side of that person would suffice. Being too left-brained or too right-brained can be bad for you. I believe in middle-brained activity. I believe that there is a big difference between tricking and forcing. We all know that forcing is wrong, but tricking is more questionable. Surely you cannot force children to eat their vegetables, but you can trick them by hiding them in parts of their food that they would not bother to look. It is thought that vegetables might taste the way they do because it is meant to wart off predators using chemical defence. I believe the same concept could apply here. Brainwashing is when you control the way someone thinks against their own will, but many people think that torture is brainwashing, which I am against. I believe you can brainwash someone without forcing them to do what you want them to do. Hypnosis is something that requires a reasonable understanding of moral and ethical values if it is to be practised. I always thought we would be wasting tons of tax money on prisoners who hardly reform, and there is the possibility that no matter how many times you brain wash them, their old habits could surface. In that case, what should we do? Permanently alter their hormone productions, change their genes, give them shock therapy, or something else that we have thought of? About five or six years ago, I heard about a five-year-old boy on the news whose mother said that he was extremely dangerous to the point he could stab and kill people if he wanted to. What happened since then I know not, but I suspect that he had a major hormone or neurotransmitter imbalance that could have been altered if people stopped seeing the obvious. It’s also possible that he had a psychotic brain.
Something that just came to my mind was transgender hypnosis. I have heard cases where a person could try to evoke feelings and sensations relating to a different sex from within their mind while in a hypnotic state, and I was looking to see if this could be of further use in those wishing to be transgender to enhance their creativity. I have also done some research in the BDSM culture, or S&M lifestyle, to learn what kind of practices were involved.
Yesterday was Easter, as we all know, but in case many don’t, yesterday was also 4-20 day, a day celebrated in drug culture, and it could have been Hitler’s birthday. I thought it to be ironic that such a tradition would fall on a religious holiday. I wonder if there are any other holidays that coincided with other events such as this? Update: On 1 April 2018, Easter happened to pay us a visit on April Fool’s Day.

Getting Back to Blogging

Today, I decided I’d cover a few things since the last time I blogged. I should mention that today is my twentieth birthday, and if I ever wanted to be a teenager once again, I would have to be cloned into the body that is that many years old. This would mean that I would have to celebrate two birthdays. One that would symbolise how old I have been living and acquiring knowledge and wisdom into my inner-being while the other birthday would signify how old my physical being was. For example, I could live up to be eighty-five and reside in the body of a ten-year-old. Of course, this gets a little far-fetched, since scientists are trying to prolong life using stem cells. I also thought of this interesting ageing manipulation after having watched Demolition Man. If you are friends with someone who is fifty-eight, and you wanted to be the same age as they are, you would have to suspend their body in cryogenesis, while you worked your way up to be fifty-eight. Then you would unfreeze that person and you would both be the same age. The only setback is that time would have moved on.
Yesterday was Pi Day, and the getting ready for Saint Patrick’s Day on Monday. Update: It’s probably no coincidence that Stephen Hawking chose to die on 14 March 2018 at the age of seventy-six, which is a long time considering what he had. It was definitely the best time for him to die because he left on a mathematical note.
The first thing I wanted to go over are different kinds of human enhancements that are natural and safe to use. For instance, I would like to be able to smell as good as any dog, and to be able to detect changes in human pheromones to know when someone is happy, sad, frightened, angry, etc. I think it would be pretty interesting to use such fine signatures, as most blind people rely on auditory senses to know when someone they know is present. Deaf-blind people wouldn’t have much benefit from their hearing, so we’d have to depend on these other senses. It’d be more funny if you could be in a room, and all of the sudden you recognise someone’s scent and you said, ‘hello’ and the person’s name. They would ask how you knew they were there without having to talk to you first. You would just smile shily and say that you always know when they are there. I heard some people use gait recognition as another way to tell when someone was there. This could be useful if you were next to someone and they were suddenly having an epileptic seizure, you would be able to smell the changes in their chemistry, or maybe sense their brain waves. Speaking of seizures, I learnt that there was a way you could chemically or electrically induce one using electroshock therapy. For people who wanted to experience night vision, why not give them reflecting cells called tapetum lucidom? Although people say the human eye cannot detect infrared or ultraviolet, the truth of the matter is that some people can, and it’s due to flawed structures in the cells.–eye-surgery-lets-some-see-well-into-the-ultraviolet.html I’m sure there are other real-world superpowers, too, like hibernating, camouflaging, parthenogenecis, bioluminescence, and many, many more. We are so underdeveloped compared to other species, and we have terribly slow reflexes. We rely on our technology so much, and I’m not just talking about our electronics. I’m talking about the technology our ancestors have used. Tarzan was an example of a natural transhuman who developed really great agility due to being raised in the jungle like a feral child.
The next thing I wanted to discuss was ways on how people dealt with stress, and what might happen to the mind at that time. Last Monday, after having talked to my new soul mate from Europe, I started getting overwhelmed with the class I was taking, the things I wanted to do, and still keep everyone happy all at once. I did so much multi-tasking that my brain virtually went into overload and would not process anything else until I had a good sleep and did something to exercise my mind. A good spring-cleaning on my computer and in the house seemed like a good idea, but then I got to thinking about using mind sports and building a reading list so I would have something to read that I have never read yet when I finished with the stuff I was currently doing. I decided that going back in time with my diary would help me as well, since nostalgic moments often make a person feel euphoric. Update: I have always lacked a ‘moviecation’ (Pitch Perfect 2012) because it is hard to hear not only the descriptive element, but the dialogue, and there’s not much in terms of better serving people who are dD/deaf-blind or blind and hard-of-hearing individuals. You are either seen as deaf, or you are blind, but almost never together. So, in 2019, my New Year’s resolution was to watch at least one movie every weekend, and three at the most, one on Friday, another on Saturday, and a third one on Sunday. Maybe I might raise it to seven movies a week, one movie a day. All I need to do is find the SRT file, make sure the times are synchronised, and then run the movie through a programme called the Wade Machine.
Should people care too much about what other say? In today’s high standards, thanks to those unscrupulous Europeans who came and messed things up, we now have to lie to protect ourselves and each other, that our feelings become locked up inside us. With writing being the best way for communicating with a false facade, lack of emotion is present, and therefore, misinterpretations lead to fights on the internet. Sometimes, even though you know you should not care too much if someone makes assumptions about you, you still care, because it gives you a feeling of being uncomfortable, and more so when those people start spreading rumours about you that could ruin your career and or your reputation. This might have been mentioned in an earlier post, but some time has passed, and of course, more experience. For now, that’s all that I have to say, but hopefully when my mind is out of this fog I can add to this post.

Why Celebrities Often get corrupted

Most of us know that in today’s popular culture and trends, we have celebrities who are expected to fulfil certain things to satisfy audience at large without actually showing true talent behind them. The question is, why? People have wired this new trait into the human race. They want to be the number one at everything, no matter what it is. It’s just a trait that has been around for as long as human evolution has existed, but with the emergence of language and technology, not to mention the need for experimentation, we can rebuild new traits.
Male-identified celebrities try to compete and outdo one another while female-identified celebrities are constantly at the vanity spotlight. So what happens when we have some kind of overlap–the question I asked before, why is it okay for girls to be tomboys, but not okay for boys to be sissies? Let’s take Justin Biever, for instance. He may act all tough and manipulative, and people have disputed his gender and sexual identity because of the way he sang when he was little, and sometimes because of the way he sings now. So, what happened to the real Justin? His masculinity is slowly being taken away, but by whom? As a result of that, he is using his tough-guy act to cover it up. Take a look at this scenario a friend provided me with.
One day he went to the United Kingdom and while he was there, he fainted on-stage, so he went to a hospital. Well, when he got out of the hospital, he went back to his hotel to play with his Xbox or whatever, causing him to be not one, not two, but three hours late to a concert! For it must be understood that someone of his celebrity status is often paid to do a job, and with his fans being little kids or young teens, they have curfews and have school the next day. And also parents have to work hard, sometimes doing so many jobs just to afford those ridiculously overpriced tickets. Meanwhile, he gets paid millions upon millions of dollars while the hard working man barely makes enough for himself let alone for his overly-obsessed daughter with even more overly-obsessed teen heartthrob fantacies. Anyway, most people instead of waiting around for him to show up just get up and leave. Without so much as even giving an apology to those who were practically waiting around all hours of the night for him to show up to sing a few songs, he just comes in, kind of performs one or two songs and just goes home. He tries to tweet about how sorry he is on twitter so as to make people believe it’s all water under the bridge, when in all reality it most certainly isn’t. That’s one reason why I think he’s a sissy boy. He’s getting all the opportunities that people with true talent should be getting! He’s making it hard for real singers to become discovered! and are some good sites to visit. I’ve performed at a few social justice concerts, but because we were not getting any fame for it, we were always very punctual.
Now let us get onto the most obvious reason why Justin Bieber is an example of a sissy boy. Okay, so after that disastrous concert where he was booed for showing up late and rightfully so, he went back to his hotel to crash for the night, or did he? The answer to that question, the world may never know. However, what the world certainly does know is that the next day, as he was exiting the hotel, lo and behold. There were papparazzi! So they said a few words to him, he’s got his big fat body guards that are probably in all reality just as much, if not more of sissies than he is. So he told the guys to move out of the way, and as a result a fight began, all because some guy said a few words that the body guard didn’t like. The photographer wasn’t even directing his words at Bieber, and it was only after Bieber jumped out of the car did the his words become directed at Bieber. So, Justin decided to play tough by saying he’d beat the crap out of the guy who said whatever to set Justin and his crew off, and lo and behold, those body guards were basically carrying him back into the car! So basically instead of the body guards letting Justin put his money where his mouth is to prove how much of a man he really was, or rather, the lack of a man he really is, these body guards of his were yet again not only babying and spoiling him but were perpetuating his downward spiral. And that is why Justin is now in the lion’s den, and why Justin Bieber is a sissy.
I don’t know much about this interpretation. To be honest, this is beyond my scope of comprehension, so I cannot make any comments of my own. What I can say is based on what I have conducted when I researched Justin. Perhaps there are some missing points that, when added would give a person more of a mental picture as to why Justin is more of a sissy than we realise.
People who are cowards try to use fear as their biggest weapon, and that’s what most bullies do. Of course the best thing you can do is laugh it off or use verbal judo to intimidate the bully. They say if you fight back you are only giving the bully more power because they are wanting to feed on the feedback. If the bully gets no feedback they will get tired. Lois Lowry wrote in ‘Son’ where the trade master has to watch the outcome of his evil powers. If he makes a person incapable of walking, he’ll watch that person struggle to walk and it’ll be like some kind of food to this creature. If he is unable to see this, he’ll get hungrier and hungrier because he needs to feed on this power. The same goes for bullies. They want results to give them more energy.
Update: I once met someone who had previously lived in terrible conditions for the majority of their life, and after they’ve been liberated, this person joined a band that plays popular music. Like most prospective celebrities I’ve heard of, this person gradually became more and more narcicistic over a period of time. Then they start acting like a total hypocrit by first preaching that we should all be grateful for what life has given us, and then they’d turn around and accuse you of being envious of their life or whatever. Who in their sane mind would say or do such a thing? It’s just completely abserd to me.
I have never appreciated how guys use their clever tactics to impress the girls by acting all tough and or girly. That’s not real and honest mating. How do other animals mate? How do humans in other parts of the world mate? I’ll cover that in another post.

My Fascinations with Digital Telecommunication Systems

Ever since I was about seven or eight years old, I learnt how to distinguish the sound of each note, hence how I developed my absolute pitch. At the time, I didn’t know that there were others like me, such as Joybubbles, a famous telephone phreak or phreak known for whistling into the telephone to make long-distance calls for free. However, I discovered that I could apply this perfect pitch to understand not only musical notes, but also use it for learning to dial the telephone, or recognise certain textures of sound pertaining to several digital modes such as fax machines or dial-up systems. At the time, I knew that these were tones that a person could associate with these things. When I started getting more technical in later years, I learned that computers used tones in various forms of frequencies and waveforms to communicate to each other audibly and mathematically through long distances. These tones also included different types of noise as well. That brings me to something I just discovered. Up to this point, I did not know that the emergency alert systems found on television and radio used tones to send encoded messages across the network, yet when I heard the tones I associated them with an emergency message, which actually turns out to be an added benefit because it sounds like an alarm. I did a bit of research and learnt that the series of tones I was hearing was called the specific area message encoding, or SAME. It is used by software-defined radios, so if you have an NOAA weather radio, you might see the text of the message on your screen. The mode that amateur radio operators would use is called AFSK, or audio frequency shift keying, although another article referred it as PSK31.
As blind people, and maybe some deaf-blind people, we tend to be more aware of our surroundings with our third or mind’s eye or ears. We are able to see and hear beyond, like in The Giver. This doesn’t mean that we cannot see and or hear physically, but it just means we are able to view the world differently. Perhaps that is why the ham radio community treats people with disabilities as VIP’s. I have been able to recognise speech synthesisers that you would normally find in screen readers on places like the public city bus, in movies, the ATM, and other keosks. Of course, this doesn’t mean that blind people are the only ones who know about it, for certainly there must be a number of abled people who know about these things, only the majority of them are not recognised by the general public. I know a number of amateur radio operators, and as mentioned in my post, blind people seem to develop their own culture that is devoted to the mannerism associated with radio communications. This leaves outsiders who cannot conform to the culture to be overwhelmed because we cannot understand their close-mindedness. I didn’t think I’d join them several years later, but I did, and I plan to help anyone else who might need it. I certainly don’t believe in the whole brogrammer thing.
I looked into the phantom flute phenomenon where, if you play two flutes in the high ranges, you will often hear a third flute that is not present. This is due to the resultant (sum or difference of two frequencies) that I was picking up. As a prospective piano tuner, I had to know what these were, and how they would get in the way when I was tuning really high strings. The same applies for dual-tone multi-frequency or DTMF tones. When you dial a number or letter, two given frequencies that are predetermine create a unique texture that allows a person to know what is being dialed. In FBI and other forms of criminal investigation, people like us who enjoy tinkering with data transmissions can listen to numbers being dialed so we can track the numbers of the party the person is calling. This same principle applies to people who are incapable of measuring heart and breathing rate save for the equipment they are using. Since I am pretty good at estimating beats per minute, I don’t think I’d really need something to tell me what it was. The same goes for counting drops in an IV line. When I learned how to differentiate beatings, I also learnt how to calculate frequencies that humans cannot hear based on how they feel. I could mention in a resume or job interview that I can calculate a person’s heart rate, or a tremor based on my knowledge and muscle memory. I can calculate how fast a fly’s wing is buzzing while scientists had to use expensive equipment to do that. It’s a shame, because they could have matched the tones using a free programme like audacity and the recording of the insect’s wings.
While making these discoveries, I knew I wanted to try out a facsimile machine, and use dialup, despite the fact that people said those things were going out of date and that dialup was slow. It wasn’t because of the obvious that I wanted to use these systems, but it was because I was fascinated by the sounds it made when it communicated across the telephone line. Amateur radio operators have successfully connected to the internet using only their radios. So, if I wanted to send an E-mail whilst out in the wilderness, I could easily do that with the right equipment. I was wondering if, some day in the future, transhumans could decode various digital protocols the way we can already understand Morse code , without using implanted devices. CW, or continuous wave, is considered to be a form of digital data. I got inspired by this idea when someone told me that scientists would be able to upload brain waves that escaped from your ears into a database. They would burn those brain waves onto a CD, which would hold some form of music. Let’s say you are dancing. They would be able to record how your brain behaves when you dance. If they could copy that into a computer and replay it back in a room full of people, then everyone would start dancing because their brains would be decoding the brain waves, unless there were genetic markers that would only make it so you were the one to dance.
Update: I got my ham radio licence on 11 March 2019, though I took the test on 2 March. Part of the reason I’ve been wanting to get my licence for a long time was because I read a book by Victor Appleton, or whoever the real writer was, and one of the books was called Tom Swift and his Wireless Message, or, the Castaways of Earthquake Island. There, I learned about how some people built a wireless station to call for help, and (spoiler alert) how they were rescued in the nick of time before the island sank.
So, I have met other blind people who shared this same passion of mine, and we believe that if more people were interested in a certain way, not to the point where we know all about it, but to a certain extent, we could change the world in getting more people to pay attention more closely. What do you all think? I think we can learn how to be more aware of our surroundings if we just stopped retreating into our iWorld environment and get out into the real world, because the iWorld is for people who are close-minded and selfish and the real world is for people who really care. We need to keep onto empathy and compassion.
Check out my comment on this blog post about how we can continue tinkering away. Here’s my comment in case you have trouble accessing it.

I am very interested in recruiting new hams, especially kids, by getting them to participate in simulated emergencies. There are often times when we are struck by natural or human-made disasters, like hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, tornados, earthquakes, etc, or wildfires, Amber alerts, and more.
It’s so easy for kids to think they can be connected to the world with social media and the internet, but they don’t realise that all that requires a massive infrastructure that could one day fail. I personally run a VPS where I host my website, but I make backups on my local computer, just in case.
I think kids will really like using ham radio if they learn how to use their smart devices to interface with things like AllStar, IRLP, and EchoLink on a Raspberry Pi. It is a great way for them to learn about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
There’s also HandiHam, and people with disabilities also get a lot of benefit because of their unique talents and skills. I don’t know if Stephen Hawking was a ham, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he was. We can also have kids practise communicating using CW with lights and tones, vibrations, or just squeezing hands or blinking eyes.
Having ham radio clubs in elementary, middle or Junior, and high schools would be a great way to start making progress.
The problem is that nobody’s prepared for what will happen. People just regard it as fearmongering. I think one really good example of this was when a false alarm was issued for a nuclear disaster in Hawaii back in January 2018. Scientists and other researchers would have a real treasure trove of data to work with about how people responded, what worked and what didn’t. It was a real wake-up call to many folks.
So, do what you can to prepare for a major widespread disaster. Get an NOAA weather radio with SAME capabilities, learn what SAME is by studying digital modes, and get an amateur radio licence and a transceiver, and, unlike a gun, learn how to use your radio right away, because say! You never know!

Home Electrolysis Hair Removal Systems, are they any good?

When I began to look at the art of electrolysis as a vocational career, I have run into several controversial marketing and sales issues regarding home systems that do not work as they are supposed to, and what discipline a person must possess to be able to treat themselves efficiently and expertly. I decided to put in my own views on this matters and focus on as many sides as possible to try and encompass all the issues.
Last summer of 2013, I heard about a small, battery-operated gismo called the One Touch Clean and Easy Deluxe Home Electrolysis system. This page explains about what the machine does. As a blind person, I discovered that no where on the manual or web site said that vision is required to use the product. I can say from experience t hat you can feel the areas you are treating. However, because the world consists mainly of light-dependent sighted individuals, it makes sense to use your vision more and pretend that visual deprivation will not make a difference. It does make a difference, because you can pay attention to detail using your tactile and auditory senses.
Another reason why home electrolysis is not recommended is because of lack of skill in the average consumer.

While this may be true in most cases, I believe that if a prospective professional electrologist were to be successful, they must first understand how the treatment works from a technical standpoint, and then develop good and safe operating habits. If they choose, they can treat themselves. However, in our society, self-image and integrity are important than the will to care for others. That’s why people do not have discipline to really learn the procedure. Ignorance and stupidity can make treatment more painful if not done properly. Again, this might be true, but this is because this person is not willing or motivated to taking the time to really do the job well.

Whilst self-treatment is an option, it can pose as a danger to the electrology profession because less people are paying to have it done for them, and the fact that people have more control over their pain threshold than if it were done professionally. Again, I think there needs to be a balance, such as using sensation transmission to bond the client and professional together via use of electrodes on the brain, or using nitrous oxide and oxygen to relax the client during the procedure. I often find myself listening to music and or an audiobook while I undergo the treatment, as it helps me concentrate more on those than on the stinging sensation I get each time. Again, electrologists who are capable of treating themselves are highly encouraged to join the electrology field so that they can pay back in ways money can’t do. Better yet, learn the family of endogenous opioids and learn how to create them naturally.

Five months later, I came across a system called the Vector Professional Electrolysis System Trademark, which uses an unknown load of voltage and current to destroy hair with tweezers and a conductivity gel. Or, at least that’s how it’s supposed to work. However, I’ve been checking on Hair Facts’s hair removal section and things to avoid. I should point out that the information is out of date, as this happened in 2001. A lot has changed since then.
I did some comparison between the Deluxe manual and Vector User Guide.

Here are a few examples.

  • Both the One Touch manual and Vector User Guide indicate that the products must be used by people eighteen and older, and to keep away from children.
  • The Vector User Guide explains the procedure of how hair removal works using chemical reactions. The One Touch manual does not explain this very clearly.
  • The Vector Electrolysis web site indicates that battery-operated devices do not emit the kind of current that is found on professional systems. The One Touch system is battery-operated, and is a whole lot cheaper than the Vector system. Someone once stated that the cheaper the system, the high chances is that it will work than those that are more expensive.
  • The One Touch manual references warranty up to a year for any damage. The Vector User Guide does not. The only place I have seen this for the Vector is on the Active Forever site.
  • On the Vector Electrolysis web site, there are consistent misspellings of the words then and than, and in a few instances, the word electrologist is written as electrolygist. On their contact form, the letter N is missing in the word functional thereby making it fuctional
  • The One Touch manual makes a list of conditions in which a user must not use this product. In the case of the Vector User Guide, the only reference there is to such conditions are heart problems and use of a pacemaker, but everything else has been omitted. This is because the device uses a grounding electrode pad, which the One Touch does not use.
  • With any kind of current, it makes sense that the more intense the current is, the less time is required to remove the hair. The Vector User Guide makes note of this, but the One Touch Deluxe system does not, but it does make a vague reference to this.
  • The One Touch System emits a five-second tone with several unusual harmonics, indicating that the current is flowing. After five seconds, if the circuit is still complete, it will continue to beep for another five seconds. This is not referenced in the manual. I usually count three five-second beeps before I remove the probe.
  • There has not been any clinical trials or scientific publications stating that hair can conduct electricity when applied with the gel. This raises one question. Why? Can scientists not afford to open such a study where professionals and consumers can participate in clinical trials, and if they are as effective as claimed, then they can be safe to use?
  • The Vector User Guide recommends that you wax or tweeze hair before the actual treatment itself, as this makes the underlying environment to be highly moist. The One Touch manual does not make such an indication.
  • The company that makes the Vector system says that they have a needle, which requires a license to purchase. However, they do not recommend using a needle, as this can increase the risk for infection and also increase the likelihood of a person being shocked.
  • A reviewer of this product said that the electric tweezers don’t grasp the hair well, thereby making it nearly impossible to treat, but they believe it worked for them.
  • The Vector User Guide makes a note of when to treat hair during which growth phase. The One Touch manual does not.
  • All in all, each company is trying to convince you to buy their products to make their own profit, which is common in capitalism.

Having said all that, there is a concern that the public does not clearly know how to distinguish fact from fiction or quackery.

Companies are so good at convincing people in making them believe that their products work well when they have not the proof, other than to make redundant statements throughout their web site. Let’s take this a little further.
As stated above, no scientists have studied these products. All companies had to do was put the United States Food and Drug Administration logo based on junk or sound science. As an alternative, we have become too dependent on the government, and as a conspiracy theorist, I believe the public is ignorant about how to overcome these issues. It is time for newer and more holistic measures to be taken. We should not be suing companies for things that they have no proof over. If you want to see proof, a scientific study must be conducted between a chemist, a physicist and an electrical engineer, along with professional and amateur electrologists to really make sure the product does work for all kinds of skins and hair contrasts. If not, scientists can use genetic modification to close the hair pores and change the skin type. That itself is another matter, as surgical hair removal is not yet being performed except for hair transplants.

In conclusion, I think it is up for the consumer to experiment which systems work well, even though they might be putting themselves at risk for injury. My best advice is to just be smart. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, I’d be glad to address any concerns you may have. I may also update this post if I find more information that might be useful.

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