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On Jun 5, 2015, rockwall wrote:
Ok, so it's wind driven. It's still pretty awesome.

Cool. Like something straight out of a scifi movie.
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The impossible waterfall. M.C. Escher would be proud.

Impossible indeed!
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Interesting. I would love to see that from a different angle. Does anyone know what's going on? Some animation maybe?
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No animation, but it was edited. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6OeQtnultc
Reality is a real killjoy.
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I just had this thought- If perpetual motion is impossible, so is the notion of eternity, or a perpetual universe. Entropy rules.
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Three separate shots blended together.
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Intrepid- Don't do that to me. I thought your answer was a reponse to my post so I mixed three shots together and knocked 'em back to see if entropy would ensue.

It did. (And is.) Smile
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That could leave you with a perpetual headache. ;-)
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That could leave you with a perpetual headache. ;-)

Uh oh, I may have just disproved my own premise.Smile
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More optical illusions
http://youtu.be/4uWeSETkEjc
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No animation, but it was edited. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6OeQtnultc


That is really clever and well done. I am amazed how much time, energy and money people will put into something with the only return being to post a cool video on Youtube. But I am glad they do, because I really appreciate the ingenuity.
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Its no more ridiculous than any other hobby.
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I never suggested it's ridiculous. "Amazing" was the word I used. I find it to be very impressive.
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I've worked with video folks...,many like to do this sort of stuff to showcase their skills...just like magicians performing for magicians. Also college film/art students will do these videos for assignments then post them to share.

It's truly amazing what can be done nowadays...
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
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I never suggested it's ridiculous. "Amazing" was the word I used. I find it to be very impressive.


I agree with you. I too am amazed. But then, I used to spend a lot of time programming stuff just for me to develop my skills so I can understand the attraction.
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Physics Girl calls perpetual motion machines the "snake oil of physics"


Maybe so, but all those fakes still have there charm.
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I just had this thought- If perpetual motion is impossible, so is the notion of eternity, or a perpetual universe. Entropy rules.


I think this points otherwise, Bob. :

"maximum universal entropy

The universe is a closed system, and entropy keeps increasing, so it will eventually reach maximum entropy and stay there, right? Wrong. It's a continuously expanding system, and the maximum entropy possible keeps increasing as the volume of the universe increases. The delta between current universal entropy and maximum universal entropy just keeps getting larger. Wheee!"

http://burtleburtle.net/bob/physics/whythere.html

I haven't read the whole page yet, this human "reasoning" stuff tangles my mind, stresses me out, makes me feel I'm swimming against a waterfall, and against myself, hints to me it's opposite of what I need to do, if you understand what I mean. I think you do. My apologies if that was a run-on sentence back there. Ironically appropriate, though, I suppose, considering. Smile

EDIT- Actually, I guess that just indicates the universe is- to use the same word, among others Smile - expanding, developing, going onward- you understand- which is my main concern, really. Smile ie. depends on your definition of eternity (does it include a starting point or is it defined as no beginning, no end?) As I said, the statement addresses my main concern.
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Any update?
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Just waiting on the quaffiree for the farragam.
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Just waiting on the quaffiree for the farragam.


Does that go next the the transferizer, or the thumbulator?
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