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#179750 - 10/20/07 12:48 AM You know that $1 millon speaker wire challenge?
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The challenge has been accepted by Pear Cables.

For those who don't know about it, the famous magician and paranormal/psychic debunker James Randi offered up one million dollars to anyone able to prove the difference between a high-end (multi-thousand dollar) speaker cable and a normal cable.

I sure hope they have the test set up properly if it happens. All we need is to have the subject guess correctly more often than not with a small sampling and have the wire-believers using it as proof to support their beliefs....


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Edit Reason: messed up the link
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#179753 - 10/20/07 01:03 AM Re: You know that $1 millon speaker wire challenge? [Re: pmbuko]
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Maybe my e-mail sent Pear Cables over the edge \:\) . Isn't this exciting?

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#179766 - 10/20/07 01:38 AM Re: You know that $1 millon speaker wire challenge? [Re: Mojo]
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#179775 - 10/20/07 08:33 AM Re: You know that $1 millon speaker wire challenge? [Re: Haoleb]
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Has that kid even graduated from High School yet? \:\) If Pear fails, then in theory we can conclude that there is no difference between their product and lamp cord either. As we all know you can't tell the difference between monster and lamp cord.
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#179776 - 10/20/07 08:36 AM Re: You know that $1 millon speaker wire challenge? [Re: SirQuack]
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I bet that kid has a psychology degree.

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#179780 - 10/20/07 08:51 AM Re: You know that $1 millon speaker wire challenge? [Re: Mojo]
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I wish I were as talented at getting money from rich folks as that kid is.
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#179783 - 10/20/07 09:18 AM Re: You know that $1 millon speaker wire challenge? [Re: pmbuko]
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But you have a clean conscience and that is far more valuable than money. Walk tall, walk proud.

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#179786 - 10/20/07 09:31 AM Re: You know that $1 millon speaker wire challenge? [Re: Mojo]
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It's good to be able to look the man in the mirror directly in the eye. \:\)
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#179789 - 10/20/07 10:44 AM Re: You know that $1 millon speaker wire challenge? [Re: Ajax]
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Hope Pear cables aren't ultra thin, full of capacitors, or the like.

And for god's sake, why choose Monster as the control? Eurrrch.
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#179797 - 10/20/07 12:08 PM Re: You know that $1 millon speaker wire challenge? [Re: Ken.C]
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Someone in the comments suggested Mythbusters as a better way to go. The issue would definitely get more exposure that way.

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