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Partition Alignment and Late Night Infomericals

By Joe Webb, 2010/06/29

Late night infomercials make some amazing claims. “If you order now you too can cut through a cinderblock wall and then slice the most delicate of tomatoes. Add a side of bacon and you’ve got a tasty summertime treat that’s sure to please guests of all ages.”

Ahhh, yeah. Right. Except for the part about adding a side of bacon, I don’t believe it.

There’s an old axiom “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” So it is with those infomercials. It’s Buyer Beware.

But axioms were made to be broken; they can be wrong.

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