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Want Free Energy?

  1. Aug 21, 2006 #1
    Then check out this Irish company...
    http://www.steorn.net/frontpage/default.aspx

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060818/bs_afp/irelandscienceenergy
     
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  3. Aug 21, 2006 #2
    Does anyone else get sad by this sort of thing? It's such a nice fantasy to latch onto, but these claims keep coming and going, like really nice cakes on a conveyor belt that are meant only for display.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2006 #3

    Evo

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    I don't get it, they don't have a working system, so they're asking other physicists to try to make a working system for them? Because if they already had something that worked, they could just demonstrate it working. Right?
     
  5. Aug 21, 2006 #4

    russ_watters

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    Where's the fun in that?
     
  6. Aug 21, 2006 #5

    russ_watters

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    Sounds like a scam that is going to die a quick death to me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steorn
    It looks to me like this scam is a last-ditch effort to raise some dough for (through) a failed company.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2006 #6
    That AFP article is a new low for journalism - an unquestioning transcription of the crackpot's claims. A fair and balanced article would begin:

    "Fraudulent, tax-evading crackpots propose new scam; no evidence provided."
     
  8. Aug 21, 2006 #7
    For some reason this sounds like a scam or a hoax like the world jump day thing.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2006 #8

    Office_Shredder

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    No, I wouldn't want any
     
  10. Aug 22, 2006 #9
    I, for one, would like to know the credentials of the nearly 2000 "scientists" who have expressed an interest in this nonsense.
     
  11. Aug 22, 2006 #10
    I especially like how they haven't published any details, but who knows maybe a small company has somehow broken essentially the most important and fundamental law of physics. Good on em if they have... but its like a googolplex to one chance.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2006 #11

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    I just tried reading a bit of their forums. That place is chaos. There are some real winners over there. Mostly it seems that it is people there to make fun of this company.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2006 #12

    Mech_Engineer

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    Sounds like someone needs to re-think their energy balance... :rolleyes:
     
  14. Aug 23, 2006 #13

    FredGarvin

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    Much like watching a car wreck, I am magically drawn to their forum...

    I had to laugh. One of their threads, the only personI have seen that had any credentials in a scientific arena (physics grad student) was asking one of the most ardent supporters of this company why he thinks it will work. It degrades into a name calling fest by the person being questioned. However, he does let everyone know that he has an associates in criminal justice and that he thinks it has something to do with how they orient the magnets. Oy vey.

    BTW...here is a supposed picture of our free energy prototype:
    http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/9176/analysisry10ig9.png
    as referenced on this thread:
    http://www.steorn.net/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=3091&page=1#Item_0
     
  15. Aug 28, 2006 #14
    Found a website:
    http://www.steornwatch.com/
    So far it looks like a real company

    It also looks like they real think they done it.

    There not even orginally a energy company:
    What does a company with only 20 people that is only a security company have to do with "free energy":confused:
     
  16. Aug 28, 2006 #15

    Pengwuino

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    Link please :biggrin:

    As i have a high school degree in being a high schooler, i think i can say with 100% certainty that it has something to do with that brown stuff surrounding the module.

    Oh wait thats the table.
     
  17. Aug 28, 2006 #16
    The contraption looks really redudant actually, whats the point of that fancy braced bottom frame, and the random peices of frame sticking out on the side. Why is the base the shape it is? when it could be smaller and support it directly from under rather then having to go up and in towards the middle to support it? It looks stupid, and purposely confusing.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2006 #17

    Pengwuino

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    Too bad you can't actually get tehse guys let people independantly verify these results.... i wonder why
     
  19. Aug 28, 2006 #18

    russ_watters

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    Of course it is a real company, but I don't see why that implies that they think they've done it. Heck, the only two possibilities are that they are extremely dumb or that they are crooks. And I doubt that they are that dumb.
     
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  21. Sep 11, 2006 #20

    Evo

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    No, read this thread.
     
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