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(Popular Science)   North Carolina firm trumpets news that it has acquired a cold fusion machine. And while it hasn't even been proven to, you know, actually work, it also hasn't been proven that it doesn't, so they've got that going for them   (popsci.com) divider line 37
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2014-01-27 09:31:06 AM  
Subby's just jealous about their follow-up project, a perpetual motion machine.
 
2014-01-27 09:32:34 AM  
North Carolina firm trumpets news that I has acquired a cold fusion machine.

Was that before or after you has acquired cheezburger and bukket?
 
2014-01-27 09:33:40 AM  

grumpfuff: Subby's just jealous about their follow-up project, a perpetual motion machine.


I have a perpetual inertia machine.  Once set in motion, it is guaranteed to remain in motion*.


*Warranty void if machine is acted upon by an outside force.
 
2014-01-27 09:37:42 AM  

grumpfuff: Subby's just jealous about their follow-up project, a perpetual motion machine.



In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!
 
2014-01-27 09:48:49 AM  
...which is nice.
 
2014-01-27 10:12:27 AM  
Will the fusion reactor fit into the back of my car?
 
2014-01-27 10:31:38 AM  
It's Schrödinger's cold fusion machine, in a superposition of working and being bullshiat until we test it and find out it doesn't work.
 
2014-01-27 10:44:56 AM  
Fusion-wise, isn't the point to produce more energy than you put in? I mean, maybe they just need somewhere to store all the extra caloric that dissolves into the water.
 
2014-01-27 10:50:43 AM  

dittybopper: grumpfuff: Subby's just jealous about their follow-up project, a perpetual motion machine.

I have a perpetual inertia machine.  Once set in motion, it is guaranteed to remain in motion*.


I've got one too.  If I set it down motionless, it stays motionless forever.  I keep it next to my weather rock.

*Warranty void if machine is acted upon by an outside force.

Ditto.
 
2014-01-27 10:53:29 AM  

grumpfuff: Subby's just jealous about their follow-up project, a perpetual motion machine.


To be fair, perpetual motion is impossible due to basic physics, but we have an fusion reactor 93 million miles away, so hot fusion is proven to work. Cold fusion is a LOT more iffy, but it could still be theoretically possible under the right conditions. Unfortunately, the field is rife with charlatans, but it is possible that there could eventually be a breakthrough.
 
2014-01-27 10:53:40 AM  
Simon Magus seen in the area.
 
2014-01-27 10:53:47 AM  
www.therpf.com
*requires 1.21 jigawatts to work...extension cord and clock tower not included*
 
2014-01-27 10:55:10 AM  
www.farnovision.com

Meh....it's been done.
 
2014-01-27 10:55:44 AM  
It's sad but true that very little science can be done the way it was 200 years ago. You need a lab and a lot of money usually to tackle big problems in chemistry.
 
2014-01-27 10:57:40 AM  
Aaron: Okay, let's go over this again. Two batteries, right? 24 volts? What are we pulling out of this one? Just for fun.

Abe: Twelve volts.
[Aaron unplugs the 12-volt battery and kicks it away from the device, which continues to hum with power]

Aaron: How about this one?

Abe: This would be... twelve volts.
[Aaron unplugs the second 12-volt battery and kicks it away from the device, which continues to hum with power. He shrugs]

Aaron: So what the hell is this thing?
 
2014-01-27 11:02:02 AM  
U.S. company Industrial Heat

Remember this company.

They have just demonstrated why you should never, ever invest with them.  if you do already have money in it, get it the hell out ASAP.
 
2014-01-27 11:06:10 AM  
The caption for the photo made my day.

Rossi in his Bologna warehouse
 
2014-01-27 11:17:38 AM  

sxacho: Aaron: Okay, let's go over this again. Two batteries, right? 24 volts? What are we pulling out of this one? Just for fun.


Actually, if the batteries were in parallel, and both were 12 volts, it would be just 12 volts, but twice the amps.
 
2014-01-27 11:23:00 AM  

dittybopper: sxacho: Aaron: Okay, let's go over this again. Two batteries, right? 24 volts? What are we pulling out of this one? Just for fun.

Actually, if the batteries were in parallel, and both were 12 volts, it would be just 12 volts, but twice the amps.


Heh. Good point.
 
2014-01-27 11:24:10 AM  

sxacho: Aaron: Okay, let's go over this again. Two batteries, right? 24 volts? What are we pulling out of this one? Just for fun.

Abe: Twelve volts.
[Aaron unplugs the 12-volt battery and kicks it away from the device, which continues to hum with power]

Aaron: How about this one?

Abe: This would be... twelve volts.
[Aaron unplugs the second 12-volt battery and kicks it away from the device, which continues to hum with power. He shrugs]

Aaron: So what the hell is this thing?


A bunch of capacitors, probably.

//no idea what that quote is actually from.
 
2014-01-27 11:29:04 AM  

jfarkinB: The caption for the photo made my day.

Rossi in his Bologna warehouse


That's what I call my ex-wife.
 
2014-01-27 11:30:24 AM  
Also, this is e-cat.  They only accept credulous "impartial reviews", refuse to explain the mechanism, limit the kinds of tests that can be taken on the "running" device, and never got patents on their design.

The "designer" is an Italian man who has been associated with numerous proven bogus cold fusion devices in the past, and has no history on delivering anything successful.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-cat

Of course it's nonsense.
 
2014-01-27 12:01:26 PM  
Was it this guy?

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-27 12:07:44 PM  

Dhusk: U.S. company Industrial Heat

Remember this company.

They have just demonstrated why you should never, ever invest with them.  if you do already have money in it, get it the hell out ASAP.


Looks to me like they came into existence solely to execute this scam acquisition. There's some talk that they want to market it to Chinese interests.

I have no confidence in the underlying technology, but I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they find enough greater fools to make a tidy sum for their investors.
 
2014-01-27 12:20:20 PM  

Bondith: dittybopper: grumpfuff: Subby's just jealous about their follow-up project, a perpetual motion machine.

I have a perpetual inertia machine.  Once set in motion, it is guaranteed to remain in motion*.

I've got one too.  If I set it down motionless, it stays motionless forever.  I keep it next to my weather rock.

*Warranty void if machine is acted upon by an outside force.

Ditto.


I find that beer helps counteract the outside forces. YMMV :)
 
2014-01-27 01:01:37 PM  
Fail tag needed,
 
2014-01-27 01:05:40 PM  

ikanreed: sxacho: Aaron: Okay, let's go over this again. Two batteries, right? 24 volts? What are we pulling out of this one? Just for fun.

Abe: Twelve volts.
[Aaron unplugs the 12-volt battery and kicks it away from the device, which continues to hum with power]

Aaron: How about this one?

Abe: This would be... twelve volts.
[Aaron unplugs the second 12-volt battery and kicks it away from the device, which continues to hum with power. He shrugs]

Aaron: So what the hell is this thing?

A bunch of capacitors, probably.

//no idea what that quote is actually from.


Primer, I believe. Good flick. I need to watch it a few dozen more times before I understand it all.
 
2014-01-27 02:20:41 PM  
Well, they do already have that smoking hot Congresswoman.
 
2014-01-27 02:39:48 PM  
C'mon guys, its gotta be legit, its a Styrofoam box, covered in foil tape and has wires sticking out of it!
 
2014-01-27 03:15:28 PM  
I'm completely sure these ghetto-ass fuel cells will be able to function roughtly as well as the batteries that are probably wrapped up inside them.

The inventor doesn't even know how they work, and can't be bothered to let anyone properly study the effect being produced. How does that not scream "hoax" to every single investor? Well, besides the ones that have already been fleeced by that newfangled 419 scam and have no money left to invest.
 
2014-01-27 03:26:15 PM  

ShawnDoc: C'mon guys, its gotta be legit, its a Styrofoam box, covered in foil tape and has wires sticking out of it!


Well, no, there's heat energy coming from somewhere.  It's just probably a boring chemical reaction.
 
2014-01-27 03:35:35 PM  
I bet it looks a lot like a still for moonshine.
 
2014-01-27 08:17:33 PM  
This company is supposedly based in Raleigh, my stomping grounds... The address I found for the company is not space for a company trying to run a reactor, if I remember correctly, it may even be art space on the second floor of that building (the first floor is a bar).  I could be a door or two off.  That bar sucks so I haven't been down that portion of hargett recently.
 
2014-01-27 09:50:00 PM  

ncsu_wolfpack: This company is supposedly based in Raleigh, my stomping grounds... The address I found for the company is not space for a company trying to run a reactor, if I remember correctly, it may even be art space on the second floor of that building (the first floor is a bar).  I could be a door or two off.  That bar sucks so I haven't been down that portion of hargett recently.



It says suite 300...So 3rd floor...Of a really old storefront building...Yeah, that's legit.
 
2014-01-27 09:59:02 PM  

Mad Morf: ncsu_wolfpack: This company is supposedly based in Raleigh, my stomping grounds... The address I found for the company is not space for a company trying to run a reactor, if I remember correctly, it may even be art space on the second floor of that building (the first floor is a bar).  I could be a door or two off.  That bar sucks so I haven't been down that portion of hargett recently.


It says suite 300...So 3rd floor...Of a really old storefront building...Yeah, that's legit.


i checked maps... The art space and bar are the next building over.  So the offices are sandwiched between art space, a bar, and two big restaurants on the Wilmington street side.

I can't really find any other hits, except they allegedly got a large round of venture capital funding.

Something isn't really adding up.  I'm going to laugh if it turns out it was young, hipster, environmentalists that had the wool pulled over their eyes, and pissed away all their VC funding.
 
2014-01-27 10:13:08 PM  
So it's a Schroedinger-quantum cold fusion machine?  Where do I sign up?
 
2014-01-28 12:04:20 AM  
Please not this D-bag again. I read about his stuff here a couple of years ago and if it wasn't provable then its not gonna be now. IIRC he was working in Italy at the time and had pissed off a bunch of investors so probably had to come to the U.S.
 
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