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    I'd like to save on electricity. How can I make an infinite supply of electricity? Any ideas welcome!

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    Windmill or Hydropower or Concentrated photovoltaics

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    Wear nylon trousers while jogging.
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    Long extension cord from neighbors house....
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    lightning rod + DeLorean

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    Build a hand-cranked generator that you can repair as needed an infinite number of times. Turn the crank until the end of time.

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    If you are in the right location you might be able to tap the fields created by high tension transmission lines. It can be done, and at least one court has found it to be legal in the US, but you have to live in the right place, and don't expect the owners of the transmission lines to be supportive.
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    Try getting accommodation in Sun. Because Sun is the ultimate source of energy. Keep a couple of solar panels along with you.

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    Re: How can I make infinite electricity?

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    Energy cannot be created or destroyed.....Its a basic law of the universe. Sorry what you ask is quite literally impossible
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    Ohhh....and what about this then?

    http://teslafreeenergy.weebly.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by namrekka View Post
    Ohhh....and what about this then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niya View Post
    Energy cannot be created or destroyed.....Its a basic law of the universe. Sorry what you ask is quite literally impossible
    The question was how to create infinite electricity, not create infinite energy, so the answer to simply continue to convert other forms of energy into electricity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcilhinney View Post
    The question was how to create infinite electricity, not create infinite energy, so the answer to simply continue to convert other forms of energy into electricity.
    That comment was meant to be slightly humorous as I took a very literal interpretation of his question and since electricity is energy and all energy in all its forms is finite, then in that context there is no such thing as infinite electricity.
    Last edited by Niya; Dec 10th, 2012 at 12:30 PM. Reason: Meant to say "No such thing as infinite electricty" in the last sentence
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niya View Post
    .... all energy in all its forms is finite, then in that context there is no such thing as infinite energy.
    That's a mighty big statement: on what do you base this premise?
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    That's a mighty big statement: on what do you base this premise?
    Ancient and modern men much smarter than myself went to great lengths to make contributions to a better understanding of our universe and the law of conservation of energy was one such conclusion based on knowledge accumulated over a period of no less than 1500 years.
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    That's a mighty big statement: on what do you base this premise?
    To be fair, Newton was quite unequivocal on that point.
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    Another possible solution would be to find a partner and rub them vigorously.
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    seriously? How did we get 20 posts into this before someone posted the cod?

    Code:
    Do While True
      Dim myPower as New Electricity()
    Loop
    Now, if you want to store it so that it can be used later, you may want to store it in a battery....

    Code:
    Public Battery as New List(of Electricity)
    
    Do While True
      Battery.Add(New Electricity())
    Loop
    Although you may need to add some checks to make sure that you don't overload your battery... Or you could choose to implement the IPowerCell interface and build your own battery... then you could include the Charge and Discharge methods as well as the Voltage property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techgnome View Post
    seriously? How did we get 20 posts into this before someone posted the cod?

    Code:
    Do While True
      Dim myPower as New Electricity()
    Loop
    Now, if you want to store it so that it can be used later, you may want to store it in a battery....

    Code:
    Public Battery as New List(of Electricity)
    
    Do While True
      Battery.Add(New Electricity())
    Loop
    Although you may need to add some checks to make sure that you don't overload your battery... Or you could choose to implement the IPowerCell interface and build your own battery... then you could include the Charge and Discharge methods as well as the Voltage property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niya View Post
    Ancient and modern men much smarter than myself went to great lengths to make contributions to a better understanding of our universe and the law of conservation of energy was one such conclusion based on knowledge accumulated over a period of no less than 1500 years.
    So, with the premise that we are not using all energy at one time, or using an ever increasing amount of energy, then electricity generation can in fact, be infinite...we are simply limited in our ability to convert from one energy state to another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techgnome View Post
    seriously? How did we get 20 posts into this before someone posted the cod?

    Code:
    Do While True
      Dim myPower as New Electricity()
    Loop
    Now, if you want to store it so that it can be used later, you may want to store it in a battery....

    Code:
    Public Battery as New List(of Electricity)
    
    Do While True
      Battery.Add(New Electricity())
    Loop
    Although you may need to add some checks to make sure that you don't overload your battery... Or you could choose to implement the IPowerCell interface and build your own battery... then you could include the Charge and Discharge methods as well as the Voltage property.

    -tg
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    So, with the premise that we are not using all energy at one time, or using an ever increasing amount of energy, then electricity generation can in fact, be infinite...we are simply limited in our ability to convert from one energy state to another.
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    Re: How can I make infinite electricity?

    Quote Originally Posted by SJWhiteley View Post
    Something seems fishy.
    Yeah, I see what you mean. You can't put code right after a public variable! And the capitalization's funny! It should be:

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    Do
        battery.Add(New Electricity())
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    So after putting a few classes in, and a thermo-electric converter beside my computer, it works - but it's a little slow. Do I need threads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by techgnome View Post
    ..... the IPowerCell ...
    Ehhh...Apple?

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    Nooooo... not iPowerCell.... the IPowerCell interface...

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    Goes to show Microsoft still has the biggest ego. They have the big I! Closely followed by Apple which has hogged the small i.

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