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Collecting Cretin Cream (AKA bullshit) in the wild is easy.

Put 30pW of electrical energy into an LED and get out 62pW of photons.

Then, sit back and let the comments section fill up with BS, and scrape off the “cream” that floats to the top.

A commenter said:

I understand the power and light levels we are talking about are vanishingly low. Is there a chance that this technology can be scaled up to more useful, everyday levels, like generating the equivalent light of a 60 watt incandescent bulb,say? If it could be scaled up, my first thought was coupling these LED’s with solar cells to generate more electricity to power more of these lights, potentially creating a heat-fed perpetual-motion machine, but I realize that solar cells would never be efficient enough to make that work.

Yeah, actually uttered and put out there on the internet where it will live forever.

That’s exactly what some of my friends were thinking. Say you’ve got a 1 W electricity source (thus a 2.3 W light output). You only actually need a photocell that is 1/2.3 = ~43.5% efficient in order to have perpetual, self-fed light. Any efficiency above that will effectively be an engine that converts heat into electricity.Note the significant difference here between this engine and normal engines. The normal conception of entropy is based on the assumption that you need a heat DIFFERENCE in order to convert head energy to any other form of energy (ie, you need a reason for heat to flow). However, this new engine would actually break that principle, because no matter how cold the LED is, powering it electrically would induce an endothermic process that would absorb what little heat was available and convert it to light. Suffice it to say, though I’m sure I’m missing some subtlety, it seems that this discovery disproves our classical conception of entropy. With enough of these, one could literally prevent the heat death of the universe [emphasis mine – LK]

Wow.  Saving the universe 30pW at a time.  Ingenious.

No, seriously.  The idea that this device violates the first and second laws of thermodynamics has every physics weirdo short-stroking it all over the place but there is no free lunch.  It either works or it doesn’t but don’t for a second run around thinking that thermodynamics is going to get turned on it’s ear.

Go smoke another bowl, dudes, and stay away from science.  Zero-point energy, crystals, and blue babies – that’s where it’s really at.

Our “classical conception” of entropy is safe.

Ok, I’m done now.

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New word definition from Dr. Lemur:

Planic Attack – n. – The frenzied planning/fear response of management when finally recognizing the project-threatening technical issues extensively documented by engineering at all stages of the project.   Usage:  Management finally realized that they were selling the customer on what is essentially a perpetual motion device and had a planic attack and tried to formulate some sort of damage control.

If you can make a neater/tighter definition and example, I’d love to hear it, because mine is clunky.

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I had the most irritating mother-in-law experience on Memorial Day.  For fear of disruption of harmony under our roof I will not relay the exact details other than to say that my parting words on the matter to my MiL were “Apology accepted, I understand your feelings, but in communicating them, your delivery sucked.”

Let’s just say that the situation would have tested anyone’s patience unless they were in a vegetative state or were recently lobotomized with a rusty icepick.

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This is last week’s news but I can’t help fixate on the incongruencies…

On one hand the Kentucky and Arkansas primaries must’ve ended up how they did because of racism.  On the other hand, swing state voters appear to think (correctly) that Joe Biden is a total schmuck.

On the OTHER hand, could it be, just perhaps… put it in the background… could it be that Obama sucks as a president and people have every right to not like him and vote against him without being called racist?

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I may add more to this later…

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So apt

How very appropriate for the symbol of the Democratic party to be an ass.

“In this case a lot of people in this country, it’s my belief, don’t want to be governed by an African-American, particularly one who is inclusive, who is liberal, who wants to spend money on everyone and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society. And that’s a basic philosophical clash,” Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran said.

Then:

  1. How was Obama elected?
  2. How were so many Democrats elected alongside Obama?
  3. Does the unpopularity of Bush near the end of his term then imply that a lot of people wanted an inclusive liberal black man to govern them?

Obama could be any color of the rainbow and still scare me with his policies.

Your logic is faulty, Moran.

Reach out?  Include?  The last two years had precious little reaching out.  Lots of bowing, and I suppose reaching out to madmen and dictators does count, but not to anyone here in the USA who didn’t already agree with him.

Moran.  Moron.  Coincidence?

Maybe he was smoking some “Whoonga“…

Users crush the anti-retroviral medications and smoke them with a mixture of rat poison, detergent and marijuana to get high. The powder is said to be so addictive that users are hooked within days.

Sounds bizarre enough to me to group it with the “Jenkem” urban legend, though.

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All Whites are Racist.

Update:

A commenter today said in response to my posting (below) that I should stop acting stupidly.  He’s right – I must BE stupidly.  It will carry a horrible and steep price though…

SpareTheKittensFromStupidPeople

Well Don H., I hope you are happy.

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All whites are racist.

Or is it racist to say that?

Ex-President Carter, who is probably the most useful idiot of our times, now tells us that roadblocks to Obama’s healthcare proposal is motivated by racism, at least in part.  An overwhelming part.

carter-a useful idiot

Carter - a useful idiot.

I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American,” Carter told “NBC Nightly News.” “I live in the South, and I’ve seen the South come a long way, and I’ve seen the rest of the country that shares the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans.”

“That racism inclination still exists, and I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of belief among many white people — not just in the South but around the country — that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It’s an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply,” Carter said.

What bothers me is that his accusation precludes me from having legitimate concerns.  I disagree so by default the cause of my dissension is racism, which you can deny until you’re blue in the face but those so inclined will never look past the declaration of your bigotry.

Shall we then assume that resistance to national health care the first time around, virulent as it was then, was also related to race?  Of course!  Slick Willy… errrrr… Ex-President William Jefferson Clinton was our first black president, and any resistance to his proposal for a boondoggle of epic fail proportions was purely because of his race.

Obama - just an idiot

Obama - just an idiot.

If resisting a proposal because it scares the living hell out of me is the definition of racist, regardless of skin color, then yes, I must be a racist.

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We have reviewed ourselves and find ourselves to be juuuuust fine.

‘Pimp’ Video Scandal Pushes
ACORN to Launch ‘Review’

That’s what independent reviews are all about, right?

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