reply to post by Mary Rose
According to the ESA, "It demonstrates that a superconductive gyroscope is capable of generating a powerful gravitomagnetic
Cool. I am currently living on my friends' couch right now - but in the coming months we're going to be getting accommodations with more room and
freedom (first thing on my list is a garden and a hobby room for all of my electronics projects). I'll attempt to duplicate - but I won't get my
hopes up. But, hey, if gravity manipulation is just a spinning superconductor away - seems like a small risk for such a massive payoff. I want to
mess around with superconductors, anyway.
I'll go ahead and tell you that it won't matter how fast or in what direction that superconductor spins, it won't start altering gravity... but
I'll at least be sure to take a video of it and post it on Youtube so that other people can see it's set up exactly as this douche claims, and
nothing awesome is happening.
Not that it will get many hits or very high ratings. Killjoys, like myself, simply enjoy the cold hard facts of reality far too much for people who
believe in secret agents suppressing technology like the armies of Mordor commanded by the eye of Sauron.
"the measured field is a surprising one hundred million trillion times larger than Einstein's General Relativity predicts."
I wasn't aware general relativity predicted any kind of interaction between electromagnetic and gravitational forces (aside from the effects of
Unless you mean the superconductor appeared to have a mass (or negative mass) one hundred million trillion times greater than its rest mass... in
which case, it would have been more massive than the Earth and sitting in a (presumably) small area about the size of a basketball or less. Certainly
believable. I create neutron stars the size of basketballs in my basement all the time and life just keeps on going like nothing happened.
"We ran more than 250 experiments, improved the facility over 3 years and discussed the validity of the results for 8 months before making
this announcement. Now we are confident about the measurement."
If you can't figure out you just 'magically' produced the gravitational density of a neutron star in an object the size of a basketball - it's
either because you're telling stories and didn't really, or you did, and died as the planet you tried this on instantly warped around and crashed in
upon you and your experiment.
Would be a hell of an interesting way to destroy a planet. Forget super-lasers - just fire spinning superconducting rings at planets and watch as
they get consumed by something only mildly less dense than a black hole.
This is a new era of clean technology based on implosion, gravity, and creation of life rather than explosion, nuclear reactions, destruction
and death. . . .
I got warm fuzzies reading this. That means it must be true! Where's the donate button!?
People need to be willing to consider a new paradigm.
People need to be willing to consider the reality before them.
I'll tell you a little story about a girl I once knew. Or thought I knew... I don't think anyone really knows her, to be honest.
This girl was magical - had ties back to the Fey. The closeness we briefly shared was because I was supposedly the reincarnation of a gypsy spirit
who had been with her time and time again in the past. Her sexual desires were the product of her having some 'succubus powers' (should have been a
clue right there), and many problems she encountered in life always tracked back to this mystical world she was tied to.
Now - I can't prove or disprove the existence of such ties to a mystical world. I do know, however, that every system has patterns and rules that it
must follow. I'm an engineer - leave it to me to reduce magic to a science. At first, in our relationship - all of this was a minor talking point -
something she shared with her social clique and talked with me about. Who was I to be the ass-hat to outright reject her identity?
However, as time went on, I noticed the rules changed out of convenience. As things got more chaotic in her life towards her final semester of high
school, there was another "past life" to explain one thing or another every few days.
I cannot prove or disprove any such ties to past lives and a "Fae Realm" - while I have my reservations about such existing - the data is
insufficient to make that claim. It was, however, becoming apparent that her 'condition' was being used to deflect personal accountability. "My
past life was just trying to be with her lover again; I wouldn't cheat on you" sort of stuff.
I'm no stranger to magicians and deceivers. A procrastinator like me picks up some tricks of the trade. And all you have to do is look at how the
details add up. The key to an effective deception is to say as little as possible. The more details you provide - the longer you drag it out, the
easier it is to spot.
Look at the reality, here - the guy's been working on this for over 40 years. He has nothing more than some fascinating stories to tell around the
water cooler, and millions in venture capital practically donated to him.
A diecasting factory can be setup from investment to first trial runs within two years with plenty of time to deal with unexpected cases.
These schemes always go the same - they need more money to research and develop the part and market it. Never once do they consider going into
related markets (making high-efficiency electric motors - there's a demand for that, along with generators to compete for wind turbine bids, etc) to
start moving some kind of volume through the business and establishing a rapport within the industry. And never once do the investors demand it -
they buy into the whole "our power is drawn directly from dew collected off of rainbows and unicorn farts! - but we need more resources to fight
against the evil polluting devils of the oil industry!"
Speaking of that - the girl I once knew text me the other day (after not having anything to do with me and further breaking my heart after the death
of my father), telling me she was hating life because she didn't have $350 to help pay for a $700 car she found that was "guaranteed to run." I'm
a damned nice guy, and offered to stop by after visiting my brothers (it's a three hour drive to that part of the state) to look over the car and
come to an agreement with her and the guy she was buying it from, then. But that wouldn't do - she needed to know if I could just give her $350.
See how that works?
I'm sure you can understand how it is relevant.