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      CommentAuthorAbdul
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    See http://www.xkcd.com/1166/ for the argument.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    No, idiot, only the NORTH end of a magnet increases entropy. The south end decreases it.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    *Tips hat*
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Let's get to page 547, guys!
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    I wiki'd this "First Law" and I don't see the issue. My device isn't a robot and doesn't harm humans.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    What if we trick the government into only suppressing the LEFT side of the flywheel?
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    What if we trick the government into onl suppresing the left side of the flywheel?
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    I think today this forum will hit its maximum users per day rate XD
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    It's the oil companies that made up these so-called "laws". True perpetual motion machines have been in secret use by the Olluminati for years to stay in contact with Grays.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Perpetual motion isn't too hard; just hook the sonofabitch up to the sun!

    NOt perpetual motion you say,

    NO one will give any fucks when the sun is gone I say!
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    They say the reason perpetual motion machines won't work is because of the energy loss to heat. I say you just need to include a thermocouple in the feedback system and voila! Problem solved!

    You're welcome!
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Ain't nobody got time for that!
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    mmh aperture`s portal technology would be awesome...
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    All it takes is MAGNETS!
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Sorry, but it's
    *you're
    not "you'r"

    Stop ruining XKCD's joke!!
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Look, if a tiny little hypothetical demon can manage it, it can't be that hard.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Anyone want to write 546 more pages?
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Like someone before me has already said, this is going to make this website's traffic soar for a couple days.
    But it's true. A real perpetual motion machine is practically impossible - there will always be energy loss in some form. Even if you get close, stuff like sub-atomic particles and even light will impose a momentum and cause the machine to decelerate. Stop bickering on about perpetual motion (because it's pointless anyway) and do some research/apply your intelligence to some concepts and principles that might actually benefit human technology.
    Engineering, muthatrucka, do ya speak it?
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Oh Randall, you silly bastard. I guess I should post some witty response that makes you giggle. All I have is this. "my daddy makes me put glass in my vagina"
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    It is, or was (for at least a single event), possible to create energy. Just look around; the universe exists. If the universe isn't/wasn't a zero-sum system, then recreating those conditions could allow the creation of energy.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Science - it works, bitches!

    (Even while heating a BBQ or chilling a can of pop. And *especially* when describing time.)
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    MAKE A UNIVERSE THAT CONTRACTS
    PUT PHOTONS IN
    SEE WAVELENGTH GET REDUCED
    TAKE HOT PHOTONS OUT
    ???
    PROFIT!
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    I wish we could harness the energy of people correcting each other's typos on the internet.

    Quote:
    Sorry, but it's *you're not "you'r"
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      CommentAuthorAbdul
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Sorry guys for the typo! I should have read twice before posting. Unfortunately I look like the grammar crackpot now, and I apologize to all who have the feeling I ruined xkcd's joke!  
     
    Keep up the good work!\\  
    Using your free energy\\  
    to make me happy.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    I can't seen to access the first 546 pages; is this site down?
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    xkcd made me do it.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    I am a crackpot and I don't understand thermodynamics.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Perpetual motion is not a fairy tale, the universe is currently in a state of perpetual motion as it expands at the speed of light into the void. The problem is that as it does that it is cooling and becoming very empty. If it keeps going at this rate there will eventually be nothing in the universe, Or at least as near to nothing as makes not odds. It already has a population of 0.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Shouldn't the attempt to make perpetual motion machines lead to ultra high efficiency designs? Those would still be quite useful in the day-to-day. I for one would welcome a car that got 100+ mpg or an electric vehicle that had an advanced feedback system that dramatically increased its range. If you can't jump over the wall, at least hit it with grace.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Yo, I heard this site has some hot chicks with guitars -- in the SHOWER! Link plz.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    And xkcd doesn't understand irony.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Or you don't understand xkcd.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    meta-humor by xkcd ?
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    But what if the mole planet expanded and then imploded in on itself over and over and over?
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Perpetual motion is a lie.
    The cake is a lie.
    Hence, perpetual motion is a cake.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    I don't understand what's so hard about a PPM, just take a light blub (incandescent works best), put it in the middle of a sphere made out of solar panels, in a vacuum, and turn on the light bulb. Since you are operating in a vacuum, there is superconductivity of the electricity, and the light is generated for free, the solar panels work better, and you will get out twice as much energy as you put in!
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow. I mean seriously guys, it's so simple....
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    The first rule of thermodynamics is: you do NOT talk about thermodynamics.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    We Triffs? I have no idea what kind of verb "triffs" is, man, but if doing it gets us hot chicks, maybe I should click on the link...?
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Basic for thermodynamics are the concepts of system and surroundings.[14][23] The surroundings of a thermodynamic system are other thermodynamic systems that can interact with it. An example of a thermodynamic surrounding is a heat bath, which is considered to be held at a prescribed temperature, regardless of the interactions it might have with the system.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    I don't really think my thermos is dynamic at all. It just SITS there, perpetually. :(
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    XKCD: Proving that the only perpetual motion in the universe, exists entirely in collective consciousness.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    No, no. You're thinking of SHEEP! What I'm talking about here is RAM!
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Can't we just put a piece of metal levitating from a magnet inside coils and have it generate power that way? There would be no friction . . .
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Self perpetuating truths
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Nope. The magnetically levitating thing would work except that it relies on saidin, and that's wayyyy less stable than saidar. I mean, try it if you wanna blow yourself to pieces, big man.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    It's the Singularity man...it's bigger than all of us.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    I love you Randall!!! <3
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Abdul, you rock.
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      CommentAuthorGuest
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2013
     
    Inorite?! That stuff is like Stargate backwash.