I have totally lost interest in this since the thread I read this morning.
Fro believing that the laws of thermodynamics allowed a perpetual motion machine to exist, or some other reason?This is ammusing. The OP was posting in a Science Forum and got himself chastised for not knowing what he was talking about.
You nailed it.It will work IF AND ONLY IF you have friction-less bearings and zero viscosity water and air.
Sorry, guy, you can build the thing, but it just won't work. Even if you spin it to get it moving, it will stop just as soon as losses - even the losses a small as the air resistance, assuming friction-less bearings, dissipate the initial energy input
You took me too seriously. I was hoping that he would take the next trip out of "town" as in space.No, it WON'T work in deep space: as described, the device needs a gravity field in order to operate. In deep space the gravity gradient (gravity "field") is non-existent, so it won't work even then.
There wasn't much to say really. I was kind of enjoying his thread. Although I didn't have faith in it ever working, I was interested to see what he came up with. Then, out of the blue, things got ugly with other posts in other threads. Quite strange how it all went down. I just didn't see the point in jumping in with all kinds of negativity. It wasn't going to solve anything and I don't think it was going to discourage the OP. Even if his idea never did a darn thing, there might have been something to learn from it. A technique. A jig or fixture. Something. Who knows. Either way, this Canadian was sitting quietly in the sidelines watching the show and then, without warning............the show was cut from the airwaves.For a quiet guy, you don't say much....... a Canadian scroll saw genius, lurking in the background... great! :smile:
What was the final straw in getting him banned? He came across wrong, but pretty sure he meant no harm.