Magnetic monopole discovered (yeah right)
Bob Pease emailed me a press release he was sent. The release brags about this clown who claims to have invented the Static Field Converter. Yup, pure BS, defying 1000 years of science and physics. The person, who I have to believe is either clinically insane or just another self-absorbed arrogant con man, claims he can get useful energy from permanent magnets. No, not by moving the magnets past a wire like has been done for 300 years to make a generator, no, that would not be a static field would it? Now it is a free country and any dork can make any claim he wants. What astonishes me is that this guy has the stones to claim he is working with University at Buffalo, SUNY on this “invention”, and even more laughable, radio stations are interviewing this nut job to get the story on his groundbreaking invention. The way the press release was worded you can see that even the non-technical radio interviewers think is schwacked and I hope you will all agree. And no, I am not going to publish this clown’s name or link to his website, he as gotten enough attention already.
Now to spiral me into an even deeper depression, this bufoon has even gotten a patent awarded on his static field converter. The only problem? Well, it is not a static field converter. He puts a coil around a permanent magnet and then rotates a “diamagnetic element” around the magnet to alternately shield and expose the coil to the field. Sure sounds like a varying magnetic field to me. So this is no more a static field converter anymore than a permanent magnet generator is a static field converter. But hey, I get the game; I want accolades from society too. So I have crafted my own press release below:
Dateline, Sunnyvale– The Howler Wire: "Fecal material shown to have substantial nutritional value.” Today technical expert Paul Rako announced a revolutionary concept that will end world hunger and promote a perfect future for the entire planet. Mr. Rako, a noted inventor and entrepreneur, has found that fecal matter contains substantial nutritional value, both caloric and in essential minerals and trace elements. Mr. Rako notes; "All the world’s problems will be solved by the adoption of this breakthrough discovery. I came upon this groundbreaking invention while walking across the Stanford Campus in Palo Alto. I looked at all those privileged kids and it just popped into my head.” For now Mr. Rako is being tight-lipped about the details of his invention but it is rumored to also involve paper plates and plastic forks. A blind trust is being established where investors can deposit vast sums of money and never see it again. Mr. Rako assures potential investors, “If my fecal material diet does not work for you, just return the unused portion of your meal and I will return the unused portion of your money, but be aware, R&D is very expensive.” Mr. Rako plans on providing a heaping helping of his fecal material diet to the US Patent and Trademark Office as well as to many non-technical media and investment types.
[Update] Be still my beating heart, I just got the Google patent link for the “invention” and noticed that the “diamagnetic element” is also superconductiing. Now there is the smoke from liquid nitrogen curling up around the lab bench. Quick, send this guy all your money. I am going to have to do more work on my fecal material diet—hmmm, how about a cryogenic fecal material diet? That way, like revenge, I can serve the dish cold.