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Online tggzzz

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Re: I can't tell if this guy is for real or joking...
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2014, 03:16:59 pm »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1673957641/free-energy

There's an old saying about poker games. If you look around the table and can't tell who the "mark" is, then you are the "mark" :)
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Re: I can't tell if this guy is for real or joking...
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2014, 01:26:46 am »
The campaign ended with Mr. Calvano raising $33 of his $100 goal(!) from 5 backers.
Zero updates, and two frivolous comments.  Just another stupid Kickstarter joke from all appearances.

Can anyone cite a successful Kickstarter project that actually violated fundamental principles of physics?
By "successful", I mean a project where they actually shipped product that worked as advertised.

Do people get excited about these things because they actually think some random bloke without scientific knowledge can perform miracles?
Or are they willing to throw some insignificant sum of $$ at one of thse in the same way they buy lottery tickets?
 

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Re: I can't tell if this guy is for real or joking...
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2014, 01:48:22 am »
Do people get excited about these things because they actually think some random bloke without scientific knowledge can perform miracles?
Or are they willing to throw some insignificant sum of $$ at one of thse in the same way they buy lottery tickets?

For me it is neither of those reasons.

1. Cheap entertainment - watching doomed projects fail trying to make funding
1. Cheap entertainment - watching doomed projects make funding and then fail to deliver
3. Cheap entertainment - seeing if technically achievable projects can make funding and then deliver (these are the most interesting!)
4. My own amusement - I enjoy getting bespoke trinkets that I don't really need, to play with and experiment on
5. My own education - having a tiny bit of skin in the game makes it more interesting to watch projects in case I ever want to run one
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