Well, I have to admit: I haven’t been very active lately, More specifically in couple of years.
Time flies, my friends.
We all know what is going on around the world, the Covid-19 crisis. And let me tell you this: it is not time to be skeptical. It is time to take care of yourself and you loved ones.
Together, this crisis will be beaten. And I want to believe; maybe the World will rise from this as a better place.
Be safe, everyone.
So, as an entrepreneur you receive a lot of unsolicited email. Some legit, some not so legit. And some are devised to steal you money.
I received this today
Ladies and Gentlemen.
In order to have your business inserted in
the registry of Universal Companies for the
2018/2019 edition: please print, complete
and reply with the attached form
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3700 AA Zeist
Fax: +31 30 310 0126
Updating is free of charge!
You received our message because this address
is listed in our system as being a company.
If we’re mistaken please reply with the word
‘remove’ as subject and we’ll delist this
email address from our database accordingly.
Now, these fuckwits are only after your money. You will get nothing. Here is what you are supposed to fill and get inserted to Global Business Register “for free”.
Don’t forget to read the petite print.
The quality of the jpg-image they send for you to sign, is of terrible quality. Assholes.
The dream of perpetuum mobile, a machine that creates it’s own energy, will never go away.
There was a great creation of this concept, using sheep skin and a wooden carriage, that was build by Mikko Mikonpoika Minkkinen (1858-1930) in middle Finland. His original design can now been seen in Finnish National museum in Helsinki.
That beats the hell out of most modern over-unity designs, if you should ask me.
But it is always a sure bet to invoke quantum mechanics, Richard Feynman and (“not”)perpetual motion, to make a complete fool of yourself , if you are so inclined.
I am not sure how reliable this “Power Electronics” website is supposed to be, but reading something like the following, feels like stepping barefooted on a pile of dog shit:
“There are several theories in physics that propose the source of the electromagnetic energy, which is carried by streams of virtual photons emanating from the atomic electron. Whatever the source may be, it is intrinsic and abundant. The notion of a motor driven by permanent magnets alone is therefore feasible and cannot be dismissed as defying conservation of energy.”
A job well done.
This years Ig Nobel  reminds me of an incident, when I was visiting my friend and went to the toilet. When trying to wash my hands, I found out that the sink was already filled and I was unable to drain the content.
Even as a pathological skeptic, I must admit that cats certainly seem to be responsible of this universes most inexplicably unexpected and therefore unexplainable phenomena, all the way from quantum mechanics to chaotic behavior of fluids.
Anyone knows how to write a viscous stress tensor for a cat?
 The Question That Won Me the Ig Nobel Prize: Are Cats Liquid?