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2021-06-09 6:42:01 PM  
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2021-06-09 6:52:10 PM  
Disappointed here.  I was hoping for the next advance in shaving technology.
 
2021-06-09 6:53:04 PM  
It's...the Terninator.

/They'll be whacked.
 
2021-06-09 7:06:46 PM  
 
2021-06-09 7:16:27 PM  
Imagine the downwind cancer deaths.....
 
2021-06-09 7:17:27 PM  
It's not even built and terrorists are attacking it.
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2021-06-09 8:28:16 PM  
i thought this was shaving related
 
2021-06-09 8:55:45 PM  

some_beer_drinker: i thought this was shaving related


It is now.
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2021-06-09 9:20:47 PM  

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2021-06-09 10:00:55 PM  

markie_farkie: Imagine the downwind cancer deaths.....


I'm thinking of the bird blender deaths.

It will be legendary.
 
2021-06-09 10:12:55 PM  
 
2021-06-09 10:23:25 PM  
MADtv Razor Spishak
Youtube UjAZnGeBcgg
 
2021-06-09 10:37:04 PM  
Pretty sure this is how they got Edward Scissor Hands
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2021-06-09 10:52:06 PM  
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2021-06-09 11:13:18 PM  
Avian Cuisinart: Makes electricity & fish chum.
 
2021-06-09 11:38:37 PM  

Spectrum: It's not even built and terrorists are attacking it.
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I also see it's been built a little too late to prevent global warming. Looks like Paris is not only underwater, but it's right next to NYC!

Either that or this image is from a flooded Las Vegas.
 
2021-06-09 11:54:00 PM  

Destructor: markie_farkie: Imagine the downwind cancer deaths.....

I'm thinking of the bird blender deaths.

It will be legendary.


But they'll fall in the ocean and be fish food, so some good comes of it.
 
2021-06-10 12:11:41 AM  
So... they're claiming it can replace 5 of the upcoming state-of-the-art turbines?
That is a lot of structure, and I'm going to guess turbulence coming off the structure, to save a little bit of space, in the ocean. Also doesn't appear to be able to adjust to different wind directions at all.

/Betting this disappears a couple years into development, never to be heard of again....
 
2021-06-10 12:29:22 AM  
A hugge increase in points of failure for a structure. Lots of opportunities to find bad harmonics.
 
2021-06-10 12:36:19 AM  
Those planes are getting sucked into the fans!
 
2021-06-10 12:37:53 AM  
Woah and a whole bunch of landmarks have turned up to celebrate, it must be really popular.
 
2021-06-10 1:08:10 AM  
So that's 80,000 homes or maybe a few dozen Bitcoin mining rigs?
 
2021-06-10 1:18:21 AM  

Destructor: markie_farkie: Imagine the downwind cancer deaths.....

I'm thinking of the bird blender deaths.

It will be legendary.


It will feed the fish though.
 
2021-06-10 1:46:25 AM  
Sure, wind power SEEMS like a good idea, until it uses up all of the wind and the air becomes totally still, requiring everyone to constantly move about in order to not use up all the nearby oxygen.
 
2021-06-10 2:22:40 AM  

wildcardjack: A hugge increase in points of failure for a structure. Lots of opportunities to find bad harmonics.


Structurally, electrically, or both?
 
2021-06-10 2:41:44 AM  

Petey4335: wildcardjack: A hugge increase in points of failure for a structure. Lots of opportunities to find bad harmonics.

Structurally, electrically, or both?


An engineering axiom: more moving parts means more things that can break.  It's almost a good idea, but the same result could be had with several simpler windmills.

\ not an engineer
\\ hardly a poet, or so I'm told
 
2021-06-10 2:54:43 AM  

wildcardjack: A hugge increase in points of failure for a structure. Lots of opportunities to find bad harmonics.


Easily solved, just get a harmonic generator. 

The Datsuns - Harmonic Generator
Youtube _EED8F7P_q4
 
2021-06-10 7:32:27 AM  

Fursecution: So... they're claiming it can replace 5 of the upcoming state-of-the-art turbines?
That is a lot of structure, and I'm going to guess turbulence coming off the structure, to save a little bit of space, in the ocean. Also doesn't appear to be able to adjust to different wind directions at all.

/Betting this disappears a couple years into development, never to be heard of again....


This screams scam to me for engineering reasons.

On ocean windmills you want the props high up where the air currents are fast and steady, on a structure like this the lower ones will produce much less energy than the highest ones.

There is also the problem of having the blades close together, the faster the air moves past the blades the more energy it generates, and having them all so close together slows the air around neighboring blades.  This is why they are always spaced out and props have as few blades as possible.  Theoretically a single blade prop is the more efficient but it would  spin so fast that the noise would be horrendous and it would tear itself apart, so something like 3 ends up being more optimal.
 
2021-06-10 7:52:12 AM  
That's so bey.
 
2021-06-10 8:12:19 AM  

markie_farkie: Imagine the downwind cancer deaths.....


First hurricane, that thing's going down.
 
2021-06-10 8:13:25 AM  

smeag0l: Avian Cuisinart: Makes electricity & fish chum.


We're not gonna miss a few seagulls.

At least they didn't site it near a dump.
 
2021-06-10 8:15:53 AM  

Breaker Moran: Also brilliant:

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One can only hope that the spiral ramp was a giant slide.
 
2021-06-10 10:37:34 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Destructor: markie_farkie: Imagine the downwind cancer deaths.....

I'm thinking of the bird blender deaths.

It will be legendary.

But they'll fall in the ocean and be fish food, so some good comes of it.


TFerWannaBe: It will feed the fish though.


Okay, I'm sold.

Build it.
 
2021-06-10 7:21:55 PM  

smeag0l: Avian Cuisinart: Makes electricity & fish chum.


I was going to say, this looks like a good way to make diced seabird.  Hopefully they're taking that into account.
 
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