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The Steorn Show is over - for now

By Gary R, in , posted: 6-Jul-2007 23:50

The public demo has been pulled until further notice. According to this press release on their web site there were too many issues:

Sean McCarthy CEO stated that “technical problems arose during the installation of the demonstration unit in the display case on Wednesday evening. These problems were primarily due to excessive heat from the lighting in the main display area. Attempts to replace those parts affected by the heat led to further failures and as a result we have to postpone the public demonstration until a future date.”

I think they need to try some lower wattage light bulbs.


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Comment by Dr Science, on 7-Jul-2007 04:01

these guys suck

Comment by Tom Dennen, on 7-Jul-2007 08:52

Oh, Sean!

Comment by Tom Domer, on 7-Jul-2007 13:49

I have been following this for over a year. I first heard about Steorn on FOX NEWS.

I am pretty gullible and optomistic. So, I thought this was the "real deal".

My only question to Steorn would be:

Why didn't you simply turn off the lights and see what happened?

This is likely one of the biggest hoaxes since the Blair Witch Project.

I am VERY disappointed and I feel like a total fool for following this for so long.

Having said that, I will continue to follow this until the FINAL VERDICT is in.


Comment by gaby de wilde, on 7-Jul-2007 17:57

Or maybe a darkroom?


Comment by Daniel Jordan, on 8-Jul-2007 12:42

They would solve the problem in a hurry if they would just power the lights using the Orbo machine. No light, no heat! Works perfectly.

Comment by Stokes, on 9-Jul-2007 04:10

I have been following this for about a year. I am still giving them the benefit of the doubt. I have seen amazing computer programs created only to crash because someone didn't see an obvious problem. I saw the picture of the acrylic case containing the Orbo device. If the heat was too much and the plastic warped and miss alligned the bearings of the unit, etc... yep that could do it. As a systems analyst and remodeling contractor my jobs require me to look for the simple solutions and see all the potential problems that could thwart success. This kind of thing is much more common than most people want to believe. We would all like to see things work the first time perfectly. Now that they have had the experiment go south, they will be much stronger. You don't invest millions of $$ to promote a hoax that fails. If you are going to make a hoax, it is going to work because it IS a hoax.

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