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What day of the week would you pick for the Steorn product launch?

Monday
25%
 25%  [ 2 ]
Tuesday
25%
 25%  [ 2 ]
Wednesday
25%
 25%  [ 2 ]
Thursday
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Friday
12%
 12%  [ 1 ]
Saturday
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Sunday
12%
 12%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 8


Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:01 am PostPost subject: Steorn Countdown Thread
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As many of you know, Steorn has promised to launch in 2009.

I have absolutely no idea what they mean by launch -- an actual product, access to their technology, or a pre-recorded "live" demo. Who knows?

Steorn isn't very good a meeting their own deadlines, but I figured a countdown to the end of 2009 would be good fun.

I'll be using Dublin time for the countdown -- they have 37 days and 15 hours as of this post to launch whatever it is they're launching. I'll be updating this post with the current time here and there, when I get bored.

Updated: Time to Launch (Dec. 15th, 2009 10:00am)
Current Countdown: 0 days, 4 hours, 9 minutes


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Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:39 am PostPost subject: Bump
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It's Thanksgiving day in the states. It doesn't look like we'll have any free energy to be thankful for this year.

Oh, and feel free to post your own Dublin time countdown updates -- Apparently just editing the first post doesn't bump it on to the 'posts since last visit' list.


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Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:06 am PostPost subject: The Countdown Game
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In 15 hours, we'll hit the 30 day mark. (30 days, 24 hours anyhow -- don't let it get to you -- the count down clock will say '30' in the 'days' position)

So, for fun, I say we run a game. Post what day you think Steorn will 'launch' (From December 1st through the 31st) one day per person / one person per day as a kind of contest. The person who picks the correct day wins!

I'll keep this list updated so everyone can see what days are still open. We're getting between 25 and 40 unique visitors per day, so there should be enough days to go around for anyone who wants to enter.

1 - no launch
2 - no launch
3 - no launch
4 - no launch
5 - no launch
6 - no launch
7 - no launch
8 - no launch
9 - no launch
10 - no launch
11 - no launch
12 - Duracell Crying or Very sad
13 - no launch
14 - Trim Today
15 - Apparently the demo is on Tuesday <- (Demo day)
16 -
17 -
18 -
19 - shunyacetas
20 - Guru/Detective

21 -
22 -
23 -
24 - Harvey
25 -
26 -
27 -
28 -
29 -
30 - Ping
31 -


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Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:20 pm PostPost subject:
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Dec 14 2009

Curlitron Converter (free energy)
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Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:04 pm PostPost subject:
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Dec 30 2009
Some web presentation is launched, just to be able to tell "we launched (something) before the end of 2009". Craig 007 claims victory. It will announce the next steps that will be taken in 2010 in the process of commercialising Orbo. At first the 'skeptical believers' will rebel, but after few days and the convincing comments of Sean they will rejoin the herd. A demo is planned for Q2 2010. It will be live televised from Mexcio City together with the launch of the new Orbo2000 website for the 2000 most dedicated tinkers. After some 'incident' with 'foreign security agents' the live demo is cancelled, but the website is still launched. Steorn starts selling magnets and batteries to be used in building test-rigs by the Orbo2000 believers. By the end of 2010 Steorn posts a small profit, the first ever. They also start selling T-shirts, parfume and underwear in the 'Orbo' line.
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Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:46 pm PostPost subject: Re: The Countdown Game
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20 - Guru
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Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:04 am PostPost subject:
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We're into day 2 -- No one has picked it yet. It's still early enough to grab (It's 12:04am in Dublin right now, no reason to block entry until morning.)

I'm talking predictions all the way up to launch day.

Lot's of days left folks, grab 'em while you can.
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Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:27 am PostPost subject:
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Can you have another pick if your first guess is wrong?
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Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:43 am PostPost subject:
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Trim wrote:
Can you have another pick if your first guess is wrong?


I don't see why not. It's not like there's a serious prize (like a t-shirt) on the line.

hmmm... Should we have a prize?
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Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:05 pm PostPost subject:
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A banana would be nice.
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That settles it then. The winner will be afforded the opportunity to go to the store and get themselves a banana.

Best. Prize. Ever.
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Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:31 am PostPost subject:
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What I am waiting for to see,
how will they get away with it this time?

Every time they promise something that can be checked (like a real demo), you know they are painting themselves in a corner. But every time they'll find a way to get out (although blaming butter bearings was an ugly escape), and the followers dig it.

It's almost like watching a Bugs Bunny comic, it makes me smile.

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Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:08 pm PostPost subject:
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I've been away from the Steorn forum for quite a while, and was surprised (not so surprised, actually) to find out tonight that it's been axed. And that there are all sorts of promises on the official Steorn forum.
I think a reasonable assumption is that there will be no demo in december, except, possibly, a video. My vote is .... december 19th.
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Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:18 pm PostPost subject:
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December 24, 2009 Wink
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Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:34 am PostPost subject:
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Tomorrow (Monday) marks the end of the first week in December. It's nothing special, but it got me thinking about weekends and days of the week.

I've added a poll to see what day of the week our users think would be the "best" day for the launch.
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Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:51 am PostPost subject:
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I vote for Sunday, because I believe demo as grounbreaking event will start in Stocks/Commodities Exchange Out of Duty hours (i.e. days)
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Dec 12th
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Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:49 pm PostPost subject:
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I think Monday.
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Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:55 pm PostPost subject:
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Thinks are heating up with two weeks until Christmas and 83% of all bets placed in that time frame.

To fuel the flames of the the pick-a-day game, Steorn has launched a Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SteornOfficial

What happens next? It's almost 10pm in Dublin, looks like we're forced to wait until morning...
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Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:24 pm PostPost subject:
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This guy thinks next week -- includes pictures of the billboard and the Building and some details about their activity.

http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/adoz3/holiday_fun_steorn_is_back/

If I were Duracell, I switch out my bet on tomorrow Smile
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Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:41 pm PostPost subject:
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Is this picture from the upcoming demo?

http://imgur.com/HX776

The clock is ticking...
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Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:06 pm PostPost subject:
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Looks like it.
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Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:04 pm PostPost subject:
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Trim, it seems, has the best bet so far. From the reddit comments when the poster asked how he knew the demo would be next week:
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I know some people peripherally involved in the demo and he tipped me off. Also that's why I'm posting under my "alternate" account -- I have friends who would be annoyed that I think they're fraudsters.


Days 15, 16, 17, and 18 are still open and hotter than ever.
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Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:20 am PostPost subject:
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Orbo is going to rock the world.
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Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:49 am PostPost subject:
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@Babcat

As you have insider knowledge it would be unethical for you to compete for the prize banana especially as I was cheated out of winning the last poster by 007.

Do you know if Sean is planning to restore the forum after the demo? And will all the bans stick? Will there be a validation party? Will maryyugo be invited to it?
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babcat wrote:
Orbo is going to rock the world.


Wow, Babcat is back! Back in October 2006, this very board was started on his suggestion and for his benefit.

When he joined the SPDC, he stopped posting here.

Welcome back Babcat. It's good to see you here again.
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Trim wrote:
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As you have insider knowledge it would be unethical for you to compete for the prize banana especially as I was cheated out of winning the last poster by 007.

Do you know if Sean is planning to restore the forum after the demo? And will all the bans stick? Will there be a validation party? Will maryyugo be invited to it?


I don't want any prize. I also do not know when the demo will happen.

I think that at some point Steorn will re-activate the public forum.

I do not know if there will still be a validation party. I would guess there will be a huge party.

I don't know if Mary Yugo would be invited to it.
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drichardson wrote:
babcat wrote:
Orbo is going to rock the world.


Wow, Babcat is back! Back in October 2006, this very board was started on his suggestion and for his benefit.

When he joined the SPDC, he stopped posting here.

Welcome back Babcat. It's good to see you here again.


I appreciate that this board was created.

I'm glad to be back.
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Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:20 am PostPost subject:
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It's 18 minutes past midnight in Dublin. Trim, this is your time to shine. Will Sean wake up in a few hours ready to release Orbo to an energy hungry world?

We're about to find out.
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I am very excited about this demo!!!!!
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