I’m sorry… but the health benefits of omega 3 and, tomato juice, and vitamins are scientifically proven… even though perhaps overexaggerated at times… they’re definitely good shit. They’re even using B vitamins and omega 3 DHA to treat Alzheimer’s disease. That’s a pretty good placebo if you ask me.
64 bit mixing in analog modelled plugins reduces aliasing and rounding errors… it’s a mathematical proof… again, something completely objective. Whether or not it makes things sound better is a different story, but it does help create a waveform that is significantly closer in timbre to analog counterparts.
As for mineral water… it’s also healthier for you than say… Pepsi’s Aquafina product, which contains no minerals at all. Lack of minerals = water leeching electrolytes from your body = water overdose => death. Medically proven time and time again from dead raver kids who drank too much demineralized water and ended up in the morgue. If I were to attack bottled water, I’d attack the shit that’s actually bad for you. When you drink Aquafina, you may as well be drinking distilled water (read: DON’T DO THIS) because you’re doing the same shit to yourself.
Shampoo with herbal extracts may or may not help your hair and your scalp… but if they contain things like vitamin E and retinol, they will definitely help, as your body uses those vitamins in the process of making skin cells. Aloe Vera is similar in respect to the fact that it’s packed with a crapload of different vitamins, amino acids, and minerals, all of which the body uses in it’s day to day processes. Sure, you get most of these when you eat… but there are things that can block your vitamin absorption, so some people need to supplement somehow. Plus, a bit extra won’t hurt, right?
I can’t comment on everything you’ve mentioned, as I’m not sure why motherboard energy saving, TFT contrast ratio or digital summing engines would or wouldn’t be a scam.
I can however, say that politics is nothing but a game of smoke and mirrors, meant to give the public some sense of power over the fate of their lives.
That being said, the things you mentioned are in a completely different class than the outright scam that’s been presented here. Sure, if I were paying $100/bottle for some “miracle aloe vera vitamins”, I might tend to agree… but vitamins these days are very reasonably priced, and generally good for you, presuming you know where your diet is lacking.