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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 05:31:29 PM
3 votes:
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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.
2013-02-07 05:58:59 AM
1 votes:

nmemkha: Anyone guess a woman's mouth yet? My guess is a woman's mouth.

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You think of women as machines to give blowjobs?
2013-02-06 07:15:11 PM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

Drinking bird frowns at his magnets.
2013-02-06 06:38:12 PM
1 votes:

Lumpmoose: It would have take into account the cost of rare-earth metals and how often the magnets have to be replaced.  Prices have fallen recently but by definition, mineral-based energy is not renewable.


OK, I won't go into why motors that use only peramanent magnets can't do any work, but what do you think happens to magnets when they lose their magnetism?  They don't evaporate.  The rare earth elements are still there.  They can be re-magnetized.  Yes, that does take energy, but my point is that the rare metals can be reused indefinitely.
2013-02-06 04:07:46 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.


Hmmmm, you "work for a company that puts robots on other planets" and you seriously entertained the thought that some useful energy could be extracted from that thing (before the hoax revelation, of course)?  I hope you aren't directly responsible for applying physics at work ;)
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?


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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 03:02:58 PM
1 votes:

Burr: /it just keeps going faster and faster...


Curse my thrown away image!

/In this house we obey the laws of THERMODYNAMICS!
 
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