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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Georacer, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Georacer

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    <snip> (see my next post)

    We might as well test our beliefs, so that we can further reinforce them.
     
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  2. BMorse

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    fascinating, those devices would make good desk displays..... or just "conversation" pieces....
     
  3. Sparky49

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    hey guys, I've got a perpetual motion machine.

    It's real easy. i made it myself. Want to see it?
     
  4. Markd77

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    Cool, I might make one although I'd try to get the water pump a bit closer to where it connects just below the funnel. Looks pretty good once it's going though.
     
  5. Wendy

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    If this had come from another source I would be closing this thread.

    The problem with that video is it is a obvious scam, video can show what it wants. In this case, time. If I show a bicycle wheel for 5 seconds and claim it is perpetual motion machine then it would be met with the derision it deserves. They show a few seconds, and there is every possibility there is a power source somewhere.

    I predict a major flood of claims soon to hit here, and I am too busy to address them all. There is a reason Beenthere closed the subject on AAC. As is, I will close any other threads I see.
     
  6. BSomer

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    The title of the video does say "hypothetical". They are pretty well constructed models, and as BMorse stated good conversation pieces.
     
  7. Markd77

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  8. BSomer

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    After I watched the first video I went through all of them. You are right that he is a skilled craftsman. Some of those models have a great attention to detail. I personally have never been really good at wood work.
     
  9. Georacer

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    Okay, I guess I have some explaining to do.

    In my daily routine as a moderator, it seems that I take some things for granted or forget them altogether.
    In this case, in my belief that we all by now know that no such thing as "perpetual motion" exist, I posted a video link that supported it; my intention was to present to our frequent members a challenge to spot the crucial flaws of those claims.

    In the process, though, I trespassed a major rule of AAC, that no perpetual motion related talk is to be hosted in AAC. Bill kindly reminded me of it.
    Just because our everyday userbase knows that it was a scam, the same doesn't necessarily hold for all of our visitors.

    Consequently, I removed the link, but it didn't feel right to just lock the thread. After all, a moderator is supposed to uphold the AAC virtues and can't be judged my the usual standards.

    So I apologize for my mistake and leave this thread open so you can write your criticism.
     
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