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On 2008-04-17 12:34, KOTAH wrote:
Ben Harris is brilliant. He pushes the envelope from outside the box


I agree. Searching since 1979, he came out with The Right Stuff. with
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Ok, somebody explain this to me.


Well.. I think it was "Ed" not "Ben" Harris in "The Right Stuff".

Like a considerable amount of my posts, the explanation may very well lie in a combination of unbridled enthusiasm mixed with a very large tumbler of booze.

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Have one for me!!

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On 2008-04-17 15:07, simcoscor wrote:
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On 2008-04-17 12:34, KOTAH wrote:
Ben Harris is brilliant. He pushes the envelope from outside the box


I agree. Searching since 1979, he came out with The Right Stuff.
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Ok, somebody explain this to me.


Push the envelope :
Meaning
To attempt to extend the current limits of performance. To innovate, or go beyond commonly accepted boundaries.
Origin
This phrase came into general use following the publication Tom Wolfe's book about the space programme - The Right Stuff, 1979.
The envelope here isn't the container for letters, but the mathematical envelope. In aviation and aeronautics the term envelope is the description of the upper and lower limits of the various factors that it is safe to fly at, i.e. speed, engine power, manoeuvrability, wind speed, altitude etc. It covers all probable conditions of symmetrical manoeuvring flight.
Not so easy to achieve with magnets. But a conjurer dream…

Thinking outside the box
Used to refer to looking at a problem from a new perspective without preconceptions, sometimes called a process of lateral thought. The phrase relates to a traditional topographical puzzle called the nine dots puzzle. The challenge is to connect the dots by drawing four straight, continuous lines, and never lifting the pencil from the paper. The puzzle is easily solved, but only if you draw the lines outside of the confines of the square area defined by the nine dots themselves. Thus, the phrase "thinking outside the box" was born.
“Oblique” solution to a conjurer dream…?

In brief, Ben Harris is brillant. He pushes the envelope (using a gizmo)…
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…from outside the box (paradigm shifter)
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But instead of “shim”, he might use…the right “stuff” (dropping copper?)
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Whew...I'm gonna take a nap now.
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We've just started a blog to count down the final days before the release of Enlightenment.

http://www.wowbound.com/blog.html

I'll try to update this every day, or every second day.

Cheers

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We've just started a blog to count down the final days before the release of Enlightenment.

http://www.wowbound.com/blog.html

I'll try to update this every day, or every second day.

Cheers

Bwen


Nice educative Blog.

Just to get a comparative idea (for different size drive magnets):-

When using the suggested Paradigm Shifter magnet, what is the average distance (distance between the edge of the card deck & the magnet) at which the Enlightenment Engine gets activated?

Thanks.

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Ben:
You mention in your blog, that the bigger/stronger the magnet is, the greater distance away from the gimmick it could be positioned to activate it. I'm curious about the N* rating of your magnet, and what distances you have achieved with other sized/N* rated magnets?

As performers, we may need various magnets depending on the situation. For close up we may want a few inches only. There also may be times we need to be a few feet away.

What are your discoveries/thoughts?
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Ustaad and Dream,

Good questions. I think I should deal with them at my blog. I'd like to keep all the information together so people can reference it with ease. May I quote you guys (in part) and then address the questions as suggested?

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You betcha.

Do you prefer we send questions to you from the blog now? (via the email link on your blog page)?
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Hi Dream,

I think general questions should remain here at the Café.
Technical questions should go to the blog.

By the way, a big shout out to Steve Brooks who makes the forum here at The Café all possible.

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Ustaad and Dream,

Good questions. I think I should deal with them at my blog. I'd like to keep all the information together so people can reference it with ease. May I quote you guys (in part) and then address the questions as suggested?

Cheers

Ben


Dear Mr. Ben Harris,

Yes, you may kindly quote me at the blog.

Thank you.

With warm regards,

Narendra

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Yo Chris,

Yes, that is very true.
I'm trying to organise a banner so as to "pay my way" so to speak.

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I am enjoying the blog!
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Just to get a comparative idea (for different size drive magnets):-

When using the suggested Paradigm Shifter magnet, what is the average distance (distance between the edge of the card deck & the magnet) at which the Enlightenment Engine gets activated?


OK, my question was answered at the blog. It was interesting to solve the circles so as to get the linier measurements. Smile

I have one more question please.

How many bicycle cards can be lifted by the Enlightenment Engine when the Paradigm Shifter magnet is placed at the 6 inch circle border (periphery)?

Thanks!

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Dear Ben,
can you use more than one MLPV.1 gimmicks at once to obtain more height or lift more weight? THANKS!!!
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Ustaad -- one

Simcoscor -- no (but you could rework it with your own bits n pieces into anything your heart desires). Remember, this is a new principle, there are hundreds of effects and applications just waiting to be created.

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