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Offline leppie

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #350 on: February 13, 2015, 10:05:00 am »
XKCD of today features the 'quantum vacuum' :)

http://xkcd.com/1486/
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #351 on: February 13, 2015, 10:18:27 am »
you beat me to it, lol

 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #352 on: February 13, 2015, 12:38:34 pm »
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #353 on: February 15, 2015, 08:49:51 am »
hi,
here's a funny thought: is the guy "depleting" the "quantum vacuum" within the battery in just 52h with a couple of leds?
shouldn't we just stop him, it seems very dangerous :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #354 on: February 17, 2015, 06:25:53 pm »
I have another one: The Keppe Motor
http://www.keppemotor.com/institucional/?lang=en

“The Fundamental Mistake in Physics Is of the Equation of Energy with Matter”

Yeah. Right.

This guy, Norberto Keppe, is just a goldmine of bullshit. Unimaginable piles of hokey pokey stuff he's published.
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #355 on: February 19, 2015, 04:15:20 pm »
It doesn't matter what the person/company/org claims ... I mean you if you can get over 10 million views on YT with a claim like "Double Your Internet Speed for Free" ...

... and (most importantly) YouTube places this video in the Category "Howto & Style" ... and you can run AdSense (Google's PayPerrClick ad service that many bloggers use) .... it's the $$ and fame and entertainment value .... I gave ThioJoe a thumbs up for holding that poker face and pulling a fast one ... but YT should know better than to put this video in anything but non-serious category.
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #356 on: April 29, 2015, 11:35:17 am »
Anyone else notice the "Free Energy Inverter" on Kickstarter?    :-DD

http://kck.st/1Fadcsq



Edit: Sorry, just realised it has already been posted in the " List of Dodgy Crowd Source Funded Projects" thread... right where it belongs  ;)
« Last Edit: April 29, 2015, 12:06:12 pm by sean0118 »
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #357 on: May 02, 2015, 01:53:34 am »
imagine this... say a group of physicists got together and actually came up with some revolutionary new power source that was unlike anything we have working now.  Like if the fusion guys had some breakthrough and figured that out in a way no one has thought of yet.... and then they started a kickstarter for it.  How funny would that be when it actually worked.
 

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« Reply #358 on: May 02, 2015, 05:11:04 am »
They at least would have either a working prototype, or decent enough maths to show for it. Plus enough background so that you can check the work.
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #359 on: May 02, 2015, 06:20:01 am »
And claims that don't clearly conflict with the laws of thermodynamics.
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #360 on: May 02, 2015, 06:26:46 am »
i would atleast humour on a solution that appeared to break the law of thermodynamics, so long as they investigated enough to show that something funny was going on, and didn't abuse "magnets", "quantum power" etc, because like most of physics, the laws are correct, until they are proven wrong an re-written,
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #361 on: May 02, 2015, 11:54:41 am »
imagine this... say a group of physicists got together and actually came up with some revolutionary new power source that was unlike anything we have working now.  Like if the fusion guys had some breakthrough and figured that out in a way no one has thought of yet.... and then they started a kickstarter for it.  How funny would that be when it actually worked.

We can also imagine unicorns and flying pigs exist, it doesn't mean they do.

There *may* be a practical way to get power from the quantum vacuum (or whatever) but it won't be invented by somebody who doesn't have a) A working machine, b) Can't explain the physics to you and c) Needs a kickstarter to get it going.

 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #362 on: May 02, 2015, 09:47:22 pm »
We can also imagine unicorns and flying pigs exist, it doesn't mean they do.
@EEVblog featured circuit was quite easy to debunk, but try to explain those "raw footages"  :-DD



BTW: Raw footage claims and sugestion that it was continous recording turn on suspicious feeling that this video is manipulated, while still it is possible edit it frame by frame  :palm:

Update: Magnets are reused from hard drive and probably has nothing to do there, while there is another energized coil under table, I guess  :popcorn:
What do you think-what kind of wireless power transfer is used there or this video is a fake and simply batteries put back between recordings?  ???
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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #363 on: May 02, 2015, 10:01:15 pm »
imagine this... say a group of physicists got together and actually came up with some revolutionary new power source that was unlike anything we have working now.  Like if the fusion guys had some breakthrough and figured that out in a way no one has thought of yet.... and then they started a kickstarter for it.  How funny would that be when it actually worked.

Why get peanuts when you can get gold by selling licenses out to companies to use your ideas?
RAMbus was an engineering firm the sold paper. Never built anything.
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #364 on: May 05, 2015, 12:53:28 pm »
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Update: Magnets are reused from hard drive and probably has nothing to do there, while there is another energized coil under table, I guess  :popcorn:
What do you think-what kind of wireless power transfer is used there or this video is a fake and simply batteries put back between recordings?  ???
No wireless power, batteries under the magnet. It generates a consistent 6v DC and unless someone can point me to the rectifier, I don't see this working at all.

That aside, a location next to a high powered MW or LW transmitter could see an AC voltage from such a coil for the same reason a Fluorescent tube will glow dimly.
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #365 on: May 06, 2015, 09:30:54 pm »
imagine this... say a group of physicists got together and actually came up with some revolutionary new power source that was unlike anything we have working now.  Like if the fusion guys had some breakthrough and figured that out in a way no one has thought of yet.... and then they started a kickstarter for it.  How funny would that be when it actually worked.

Why get peanuts when you can get gold by selling licenses out to companies to use your ideas?
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That was kind of the point of my thought experiment.  The only reason to do a kickstarter would be to mess with people since no one expects crazy kickstarters to actually work.  They don't have to give away the fusion reactor on kickstarter, just make the rewards "I backed a fusion reactor on kickstarter before it was cool!" t-shirts or something.
 

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Re: EEVblog #708 - Free Energy BULLSHIT!
« Reply #366 on: February 13, 2016, 04:47:12 am »
Thanks Dave, but what does the feedback capacitor do, how would be the signal without it ??
 


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