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K.I.L.E.R
03-Apr-2003, 12:21
http://www.optionalreaction.net/neuralheap/ghd/ghd.htm

OMG!!! This is just so DAMN nice. When can we have 100 operational units?

nutball
03-Apr-2003, 12:30
I think this tells you everything you need to know...

The principle the GHD uses, is that nothing actually falls, at least not vertically.

:wink:

K.I.L.E.R
03-Apr-2003, 12:48
I THINK I may understand what you are getting at. :)

DemoCoder
03-Apr-2003, 12:57
The GHD is nothing more than a fancy flywheel. He talks about spinning the device up, and then locking the weight to the helix to extract the energy.

Could be used to store energy, but energy producer it is not.

arjan de lumens
03-Apr-2003, 13:01
Hmmm .. a somewhat novel variation of the perpetuum mobile concept (the way it is claimed, if you feed the energy the device produces back into the device itself, it will run forever, with a net surplus of energy produced) - where to start on it?

It appears that it, by moving a hill, keeps a ball in a constant vertical position. Which implies that the hill and the ball are constantly accelerated sideways at 1G (~9.8 m/s^2). The amount of energy you spend on accelerating the ball sideways (which is energy YOU add, not energy supplied by the gravitational field) is exactly the same amount of energy that you receive by picking up the ball afterwards, while the energy you use to accelerate the hill goes to waste.

I'd rate this as one of many pseudo-scientific ideas/outright hoaxes floating out there - sharing the same problem as a lot of them: totally unworkable, but written well enough, convincingly enough, with just hard enough math, that someone without higher education in the relevant field (in this case, physics) won't be able to cut through the crap.

nutball
03-Apr-2003, 13:26
As a sidenote, and while we're on the subject of nutters, have you seen this:

http://www.timecube.com/

:lol:

Fruitfrenzy
03-Apr-2003, 13:44
As a sidenote, and while we're on the subject of nutters, have you seen this:

http://www.timecube.com/

:? That has to be one of the oddest things I have ever read. It seems like a constant stream of abuse and random ideas.

arjan de lumens
03-Apr-2003, 14:12
Reminds me of this (http://www.somethingawful.com/learning_triangle/index.htm) ....

Hmmm ... has the timecube page been posted as an 'awful link of the day' on SomethingAwful yet?

nutball
03-Apr-2003, 14:36
Reminds me of this (http://www.somethingawful.com/learning_triangle/index.htm) ....

That's genius! :D

zidane1strife
03-Apr-2003, 14:47
learning triangle :lol:

K.I.L.E.R
03-Apr-2003, 14:55
...convincingly enough, with just hard enough math, that someone without higher education in the relevant field (in this case, physics) won't be able to cut through the crap.

Oh thanks for the confidence boost. ;) :P

The page looked legit. :lol:

Bigus Dickus
03-Apr-2003, 15:57
As a sidenote, and while we're on the subject of nutters, have you seen this:

http://www.timecube.com/

:lol:

Um, is that a joke, or just a true lunatic?

nutball
03-Apr-2003, 19:14
As a sidenote, and while we're on the subject of nutters, have you seen this:

http://www.timecube.com/

:lol:

Um, is that a joke, or just a true lunatic?

No idea, but either way it's fairly and squarely outside the box!