Steorn has "technical difficulties" with "free energy" machine

Matt says:

Steorn are supposed be demonstrating their "free energy" machine via a live webcast today. However, they've published the following announcement:

"We are experiencing some technical difficulties with the demo unit in London. Our initial assessment indicates that this is probably due to the intense heat from the camera lighting. We have commenced a technical assessment and will provide an update later today. As a consequence, Kinetica will not be open to the public today (5th July). We apologise for this delay and appreciate your patience."

There's no permalink to this announcement but I've blogged it here. Link

Previously on Boing Boing:

Steorn's "free energy machine" to be unveiled today

More on "free energy" company

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Reader comment:

Ken says:

I've been following your postings regarding Steorn's perpetual motion
machine and they're failure to demonstrate it (how surprising!).
Their excuse… the effect of the "intense heat from the camera
lighting" reminds me a lot of something I came across a while back, in which the Amazing Randi debunks James Hydrick on national
("That's My Line" with Bob Barker). Hydrick blames the
failure of his telekinetic powers on "static electricity caused by the
lighting" or something like that. You'd think they'd at least attempt
to come up with better / more original excuses.

More on Hydrick.

The youtube video is worth watching for the guy's haircut alone.

(I probably found all this on BoingBoing in the first place… ) (Maybe so, here it is — Mark)