RE: [free_energy] sad but true ( LOL )

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• Paul -- I indeed did not catch the tube in your Illustration 1; compared to the boldness of the other drawing elements, I thought it was a dimensional marking
Message 1 of 2 , Jul 1, 2001
Paul -- I indeed did not catch the tube in your Illustration 1; compared to
the boldness of the other drawing elements, I thought it was a dimensional
marking indicating the A-B height distance.

I do not wish to prolong this unduly; I suspect that a lot of the people
monitoring this list are finding this tiresome. Nonetheless, since I now
have a better picture of what you are trying to do, I'll make one more
comment and hope that it is the last one necessary.

In http://www.wayxcable.com/~paul/17.jpg you show that there are always at
least 9 water-filled cylinders on the left side. Each one has 2.04 pounds
of water in them, and that therefore there is always 18.36 more pounds on
the left side than the right. That difference can be as much as 10
water-filled cylinders, so the excess weight on the left varies from 18.36
to 20.40 pounds. On average, the downward force on the left side from that
water will be about 19 pounds.

But, as I mentioned in my shorter message, you are ignoring the effects of
the asymmetric distribution of the weights in the pistons. In your
Illustration 1, the net effect of those weights is zero, since they are
distributed symmetrically, left and right. But rotate the belt
counter-clockwise by one-half a piston, so that the bottommost and topmost
pistons are lying horizontal, and we find 11 weights on the left, and 13
weights on the right.

According to your figures, those weights are each 67.88 pounds. Two of them
together weigh 135.76 pounds. On average, as the belt moves, the downward
force from those weights will be about 68 pounds.

Now, I'll grant you that you have me at a disadvantage. After all, I am
saddled with a degree in engineering, and all those engineering, physics,
material science, and math courses may have damaged me. I am sure that the
graduate courses I've taken, and all the machines that I have designed --
and built, I might add -- over the twenty-five years that I have been a
practicing electrical engineer may also prevent me from visualizing with the
clarity that your evident rudeness, apparent lack of practical experience,
and self-proclaimed ignorance grant to you. Perhaps my possibly
shortsighted prejudice that doing physical calculations to 30-digit accuracy
is a complete waste of time also prevents my developing a meaningingful