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Those parasitic power harvesters never give up. (Read
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|"Brilliant. Available transporation energy is proportional to ridership; and the rate of embarking passengers can be tailored to available train capacity by increasing generation demand, which could incrase subfloor deflections, which slows down passengers walking to embarcation. That feature will be *so* popular."
( 8/16/2007 9:41:08 PM)
|"Hmm... you might run into a sort of Zeno's Paradox problem, because the closer you got to the station, the harder it would be to finish those last few steps."
(Bill Christensen 8/17/2007 10:21:52 PM)
|"Al Jaffee described a similar device in a 1970s Mad Magazine feature about alternative energy sources, at the height of the 70s oil crunch when such things were on people's minds. His version had sidewalk slabs mounted on pistons and cams driving a generator under each, but it was the same sort of thing. Nice to see that ideas like that are being discussed."
( 9/29/2007 10:30:19 AM)
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