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Date: 07/29/10 10:04 AM

59 Responses to Fun With Dyson`s Air Multiplier

  1. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 3:33 am
    Link: Fun With Dyson`s Air Multiplier - Early tests of the large hadron collider
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    shappy Male 18-29
    757 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 10:10 am
    what are these things?
  3. Profile photo of regalia13
    regalia13 Female 18-29
    212 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 10:19 am
    I got to play with one of these yesterday. They`re pretty fun.
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    dmattm Female 18-29
    59 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 10:19 am
    veyr cool but i dont understand whats going on and why there is no cool background music
  5. Profile photo of shadow50001
    shadow50001 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 10:27 am
    that must have been an expensive little project. those things are ~$300 from what I`ve seen.
  6. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
    778 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 10:32 am
    "what are these things?"

    $300 fans that look really cool, basically
  7. Profile photo of agamemnon
    agamemnon Male 18-29
    215 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 10:39 am
    =D I`m very amused. But jeez, do you realize that each one of those costs $330?

    http://www.dyson.com/store/fans.asp
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    sofaking42 Male 18-29
    252 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 10:47 am
    Viral marketing is fu$king everywhere
  9. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
    304 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 10:50 am
    boring
  10. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 11:06 am
    awwww that didn`t make it when I sent it in :(
  11. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 11:08 am
    i think it`s cool
  12. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Lol $300 for a fan! or less for an AC gee lemme think.
  13. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 11:13 am
    Well I thought that was pretty cool. Much like my face would be if I sat in front of one of those.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 11:22 am
    I think it looks neat but those things cost tons.
  15. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 11:24 am
    They`re cool, but who the heck would spend that much on a goddamn FAN?
  16. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 11:42 am
    NEAT-O!
  17. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 11:51 am
    I wish I had this much time to waste at work. Oh, and boatloads of cash to blow on useless junk too.
  18. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
    730 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 11:54 am
    That`s ridiculous.
  19. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    what a waste of money
  20. Profile photo of SKINNERNSC
    SKINNERNSC Male 30-39
    359 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    ......And they have free healthcare too....
  21. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
    722 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    I hate his commercial for it: "Fans cause annoying buffeting"

    Isn`t that what a fan is supposed to do?
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    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    I really hope that the US government is wasting
    tons of money developing a new mode of
    transportation with giant versions of these.
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    ledouxrt Male 30-39
    321 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    Looks like Futurama minus the clear tubing.
  24. Profile photo of BoredFrank
    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2211 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    Surely this bladeless fan is an INSTRUMENT OF THE DEVIL!
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    TheSpoon Male 18-29
    212 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    lol... did anyone else notice that the gas bottle at teh start was labelled "balloon gas"
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    kitka_1994 Male 13-17
    85 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    "I really hope that the US government is wasting
    tons of money developing a new mode of
    transportation with giant versions of these."
    How is that a waste?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Such a cool marketing ploy!
  28. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1596 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    crysis sandbox!
  29. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Now... All they need to do is MAKE A RAILGUN OUT OF IT!

    Muahaha... The enemy won`t see it coming...

    "Oh look, a fan, let`s go get cool in front of it!"
    "Hey, it doesn`t even have those stupid blades that normal fans have!"
    "Hey, what`s that thing on the other-"
    *Hole through face*
  30. Profile photo of EvilGrouse
    EvilGrouse Male 30-39
    454 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    That is one of the coolest things I`ve ever seen. That must have been expensive though. Unless they planned on returning them to the store later.
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    eggmaster Male 13-17
    60 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    What does this have to do with the LHC?
  32. Profile photo of propagandi
    propagandi Male 40-49
    726 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    Did I just watch a











    commercial?





    UGH
  33. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    *Hole through face*
    XD
  34. Profile photo of RiseAgainst3
    RiseAgainst3 Male 13-17
    394 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    I still don`t understand how it works...But to hell if I care.
    It`s awesome.
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    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    Dyson is the Apple of appliances...
  36. Profile photo of friday13th77
    friday13th77 Female 18-29
    26 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    transportation of the future, maybe?
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    zoltrix_the Male 18-29
    142 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    Futurama!
  38. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    It`s a £200 desk fan. I can buy a desk fan that works just as well for £5.

    Sure, it`s a cool piece of engineering and it does produce less turbulence than a simple fan, but it`s a hugely expensive solution to a problem that doesn`t exist.

    A traditional fan moves air past you to increase cooling by convection.

    This fan moves air past you to increase cooling by convection.

    The flow is more laminar...whoopie-do. You`re not an aeroplane or a racing car - turbulence isn`t a problem.

    If you can feel *turbulence* in the airflow from your desk fan and that makes you so uncomfortable that you`re willing to spend £200 to fix it, then this fan is worth trying. Not the airflow itself, which is the point of any fan, but turbulence in it.

    Incidentally, it isn`t a bladeless fan. The fan blades are in the base.
  39. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    Yeah, I just got done reading a few reviews of the larger room sized ones...

    Apparently, one of the most popular things to do is stick your head through it.

    And the biggest negative?

    No robotic voice distortion when speaking through it...

    And, you know, the $450 price tag...
  40. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    transportation of the future, maybe?

    It`s a desk fan. It`s no more the transportation of the future than any other desk fan. It moves relatively small amounts of air around to increase heat loss by convection.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    For anyone who doesn`t know how it works (and actually thinks it can be used as a weapon or a transportation device):

    A fan in the base spins round and moves air like a normal fan.

    The air flows up the inside of the base and out through a very narrow gap in one side of the circular upper section.

    This moving air drags more air along with it, creating a larger flow of air. It`s a similar thing to what happens when you`re walking alongside a road and a large unaerodynamic vehicle drives by - the air moved by it drags the surrounding air with it, which you feel.
  42. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    Uh, I think I missed it. What point in the video did things become fun?
  43. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    For anyone who doesn`t know how it works (and actually thinks it can be used as a weapon or a transportation device):
    Killjoy...

    I was gonna stick pieces of debris in it and use it as a launcher across the room...

    I could see it... Dyson Air Missile Wars...

    But you had to go and ruin my fun...
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    hahaooh dysoon
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    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1014 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    Love it, but at $299usd, no thanks! For the mere price of a cheesburger, I can get someone to blow on me! I said "on" right?
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
    803 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    I bet these guys had loads of fun making up routes for the balloon to take.

    @thelonious: it just looks like fun. Moreso for the makers than us.
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    deeplick Male 18-29
    234 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    If they could put these into a giant circle and send two ballons to crash into each other they would have a cheap example of how the LHC works...
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    badname_001 Female 18-29
    130 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    only if you dont mind little things like inaccuracy
  49. Profile photo of jeffcomedy
    jeffcomedy Male 30-39
    178 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 12:17 am
    toooooooooooo much time on their hands
  50. Profile photo of ElijaBlack
    ElijaBlack Male 18-29
    275 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 2:06 am
    personaly i find that $300 bucks is a bit much for an air mover
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    Fated Female 30-39
    51 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 2:28 am
    I`m terribly amused by the commercial for these. When the fellow says "It`s only after you turn the fan off that you realise how unsettling it`s been" Yeah, maybe for the pets. I`ve never heard a human describe an electric fan as "unsettling" before.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 3:53 am
    This is a bit like the ITER project.

    Except they are dealing with magnetic fields and 100 Million C plasma....
  53. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 4:37 am
    Cool concept. I was hoping for a moment that it would be electrostatic, but that would be horribly cost-inefficient, not to mention lethal to the touch.
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    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 6:48 am
    each one of these is 250 quid, lol
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 9:18 am
    I have to agree about the price. Far, far, FAR too expensive. I understand paying a premium for a new technology and all, but $300 for a table fan!?!?
  56. Profile photo of mollyscary
    mollyscary Female 13-17
    259 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Put the air multipliers in a big circle -> create new universe.
  57. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2068 posts
    July 31, 2010 at 7:47 am
    Boring!
  58. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    August 1, 2010 at 11:34 am
    umm.... what is the point?
  59. Profile photo of S-Nap
    S-Nap Male 18-29
    68 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    Soon this will be how we all travel

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