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Old 04-18-2009, 08:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Why doesn't it discharge into the large refrigerator mass?
Because the refrigerator is acting as a giant "keeper bar", not as a degauss-er alternating magnetic field. No magnet is immune to sufficient degaussing. Certainly it is the most reasonable explanation as to where the energy to keep one of these things turning comes from (has to come from somewhere).

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Magnetism is not a "charge-and-discharge-cycle"
Tell that to every one and zero on every single hard drive

So now I'm confused though. You said:
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I guess it'll run pretty much forever...
But isn't there a bit of you that is curious to see if you can get more energy out of your prototype then it took to make it? Why not take that bucket of KFC and watch that run? lot more interesting than a fridge magnet IMHO.
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