Friday, October 6, 2017

Progress on Youtube

6 Videos above 1 view per day for the past two months!!!

Select Machines - YouTube

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Quotes October 2017

"I am making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And, maybe when I get back there will be very good news." ---Nathan Coppedge, on his correspondence with an engineer.

"It might be trillion-dollar tea, if I don't answer my e-mail." ---Nathan Coppedge, on his correspondence with an engineer.

"You are saving my hopes in the possibility of impossibility." ---Nathan Coppedge, on his correspondence with an engineer.

"I'm in a good mood, I just have a horrible personality." ---Nathan Coppedge

"For one thing my experiment worked! And another thing is there's only one thing stopping it, and its not friction!" ---Nathan Coppedge

"To some extent, scientists hear what they want to hear like everyone else. Nothing guarantees that scientific findings are the only source of insight, NOR can free will be disproven by a limited negative. Rather, all that can be proven is a qualification of something that already exists. If something can be created from pure idea, that alone is enough to prove indeterminism, which is enough to relatively prove free will. It is unfair to expect indeterminate events to lack relevance to existing data. For example, we posit ‘universe’ to find ‘empty space’ but if we thought ‘world’ meant universe, we would instead think of ‘air’ as empty space. If we think we alone in our minds are the universe, then nothingness becomes emotional, like a feeling of solipsism. But just as easily we might feel happy, or think the air was only really ever accessed by airplanes, and outer space entails an exponential growth in natural resources, etc. Clearly lack of values would imply lack of judgment, and lack of judgment is disproven by shift of perspectives." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I know a heavier weight can lift a lighter weight up a slope. I know a lighter weight can lift a heavier weight when it has sufficient leverage. That much is proven, and that is the basis of the design." ---Nathan Coppedge

"In terms of perpetual motion, a balance with two equal weights can move from rest, because the position of disorder has the same exact average altitude as the position of order. If the average altitude is the same, there is no net loss of gravity force, and so disorder and order must be treated as the same. But this means it is possible to get motion from rest at no net loss of altitude, which should indicate perpetual motion. In physics it seems to me people arbitrarily conclude that it is only at rest when it stops moving. But, to be fair, if the motion requires no net loss of altitude, then we are still getting gravity from nowhere, if what we mean by gravity is physical motion." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Doesn’t it make sense that if a wheel moves horizontally, it requires half of gravity? After all, it falls between full gravity + kinetics to lift it and zero gravity - kinetics to drop it. Therefore, rolling a wheel should require zero kinetics." ---Nathan Coppedge

"This is more like Pi the movie of Pi the movie. (But not the Life of Pi, FYI)." ---Nathan Coppedge, message to a critic

"Its not infinitely bad, its not infinitely good: its me trying to figure out my own life." --Nathan Coppedge, in response to mother wondering what was going on

"The most exciting thing is not that we made a difference, but that time-travel is possible at all, and life and people on Earth are more exciting than we thought." ---Nathan Coppedge

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