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(Gizmodo) Video This awesome perpetual motion machine may not be perpetual but it's awesome for sure   (gizmodo.com) divider line 11
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2013-02-06 02:55:45 PM  
3 votes:
Meh.  I invented the perpetual inertia machine.  I personally guarantee each and every one to stay at rest when placed at rest, and likewise guaranteed to stay in motion once set in motion*.


*Warranty only applies if machine is not acted upon by outside forces.
2013-02-06 03:30:06 PM  
2 votes:

dittybopper: Meh. I invented the perpetual inertia machine. I personally guarantee each and every one to stay at rest when placed at rest, and likewise guaranteed to stay in motion once set in motion*.

*Warranty only applies if machine is not acted upon by outside forces.


Dear Consumerist: I recently purchased one of Mr. Bopper's machines and at first it seemed to be moving along just fine. But then I switched to a different reference frame and it suddenly stopped! Now the only thing 'perpetual' is the grudge I'm going to hold against this company's shoddy craftsmanship and false advertising.
2013-02-06 10:28:50 PM  
1 votes:
Here is a direct Youtube link to the video if like me you can't see it on Gizmodo's shiatty web site: Linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TwTPwIcSDp g
2013-02-06 07:15:11 PM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

Drinking bird frowns at his magnets.
2013-02-06 05:31:29 PM  
1 votes:
imgs.xkcd.com
2013-02-06 04:52:56 PM  
1 votes:
the music and style make it look like some british industrial film from the 1970s.
2013-02-06 03:45:03 PM  
1 votes:

Ivo Shandor: dittybopper: Meh. I invented the perpetual inertia machine. I personally guarantee each and every one to stay at rest when placed at rest, and likewise guaranteed to stay in motion once set in motion*.

*Warranty only applies if machine is not acted upon by outside forces.

Dear Consumerist: I recently purchased one of Mr. Bopper's machines and at first it seemed to be moving along just fine. But then I switched to a different reference frame and it suddenly stopped! Now the only thing 'perpetual' is the grudge I'm going to hold against this company's shoddy craftsmanship and false advertising.


Dear Consumerist:  As the manufacturer of the patented "Perpetual Inertia Machines", I feel it is important to point out that Mr. Shandor, in setting the machine in motion, voided the warranty which plainly states the one exception to the our guarantee:  Outside forces.  Clearly, since Mr. Shandor is not internal to the machine itself, his manipulation of it voided the warranty.  Had he merely observed it instead of interacting with it, we would be more inclined to take his claim seriously, however since the plain meaning our our short, one sentence warranty is simple enough for a junior high science student to understand, we are forced to deny his claim under this warranty.
2013-02-06 03:26:14 PM  
1 votes:

Frozboz: Hoax:
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So he's using a little air to keep it going as well, what's the big deal?  Air is free, right?


i3.kym-cdn.com
/oblig
2013-02-06 03:26:07 PM  
1 votes:

DVDave: Man I love it when subby puts so much work into coming up with a catchy headline.


This bothers me too.  I constantly try to write a funny headline only to constantly be rejected, yet shiat like this gets greened all the time

/bitter
2013-02-06 03:18:22 PM  
1 votes:
Hoax:
i63.photobucket.com
2013-02-06 03:17:18 PM  
1 votes:

timujin: It may not be "perpetual", but it looks like it'll run for quite a while.  If you can use it to generate power, which seems pretty straightforward, it'll be a hell of a cheap source.


There is no way to make that do work or store energy without friction stopping it.
 
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