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Comment by Die Daily
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This article is difficult to comment upon. It is combination of truth, possible truth, and a few extremely inaccurate details which might conceivably be merely a language problems or could be an all-too-frequent case of the self-deluding inventor type. The devil is in those details. What I would not do, is rule out the hypothesis of this article out-of-hand, though unfortunately 99% of my colleagues would. I actually am aware of certain "challenges" to the 2nd law of thermodynamics. That "law" is itself a slippery law capable of thousands of different context-dependent expressions that range from statistical mechanics to information theory. In every guise, it is a statistical "law" and this is really key. The stats don't lie in macrocosm or over long time spans, and they are relatively useless in the microcosm and over short time spans. Every distribution has an outlying, quasi-infinite region in which the improbable must happen. Hence, we see quantum tunneling and so many other observed effects. But these improbable events are marked by their extreme INFREQUENCY, rendering them largely useless for most practical applications requiring large outputs over short time spans, such as engines and "generators" of any sort. Also, there is catalysis...a weird thing in and of itself...this is complex stuff.

So be careful. Physicists in the "mainstream" do postulate a lot of really weird things such as an unimaginably energetic "vacuum", virtual photons, and single objects (electrons, even) that definitely occupy multiple positions in "space", "simultaneously", and they then go about proving them definitively in the lab or by observing nature, and these result are independently reproducible, which is the ultimate and only gauge of scientific truth (NOT revelatory, personal truth!!!). It is not a violation of the second law to tap an unrecognized energy source, and this may be behind ALL so called zero-point devices. It is the height of arrogance and stupidity (and also the norm) to assume we have a robust understanding of the universe. But you can take it to the bank that weirdness alone is never a good criterion for rejecting the observed--this is an uncontroversial assertion. "The observed" is the operative phrase. Has the hypothesis of this story really been observed? Reproducibly? It is in fact a credible assertion that the answer might be yes--the extenuating explanation being "suppression by the established monopolists". Conspiratorial suppression is a highly credible assertion, given that other known examples of technology suppression are too numerous for anyone to even tally, and how many don't we even know of? And what those bastards miss, the close-mindedness of most PhD's will readily and unwittingly auto-suppress on their behalf.

But there is also an equally opportunistic legion of ignorance-exploiters who pedal nonsense to a hungry audience of uneducated, credulous joiners and knee-jerk believers. Don't be one of those. Some of us have survived post-secondary indoctrination with our dreams and spirits intact, but not many. IF there is demand on this site for me (and a few others) to do so, we will look more closely into this story and, without producing any gospel on the matter per se, will attempt to lay out these issues for those who are not themselves mathematicians and physicists as best we can. Just ask. Otherwise, BE CAREFUL WITH THIS. IT'S REALLY, REALLY COMPLICATED. ULTIMATELY, IF TRUE, IT CAN BE REPRODUCED. BY YOU.


Comment by Judas Priest
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DD, I think I love you.


Comment by Die Daily
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Well, Judas, I guess that makes you a bright and freakin` shiny star in my universe. You know, what, with this overwhelmingly play-it-safe, ultra-reserved, non-commenting, keep-it-in-the abstract, cuke-buttsd FP `thinkers` crowd, I wonder if they even give a flying -u-- whether any of this -h-- they report is even true or not...or about the wider ramifications it represents for their `reality`. I`m beginning to wonder whether it is time to wander off. When the only guy who knows what`s going down is a Judas, you gotta wonder. Love you too, bro. Like every SF idol of mine, I feel it down deep: it only matters that there possibly exists ONE POTENTIALLY WORTHWHILE READER. F--- the rest. F--- em, and their f-----g horses.


Comment by Judas Priest
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DD, I greatly enjoy your comments and hope you continue.  What is 'SF'?  Btw, I'm no bro.  Guess that makes me 'Judastine'?

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