Re: My new site

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 30 Nov 1996 23:23:08 -0500

Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:
> > If you want to check this out, the listing and abstract is located at:
> > <snip>
> This should in no sense be taken as an impeachment of Lorrey, but I
> found that (other guy's) abstract to be completely incomprehensible. Is
> the (other guy's) patent any better?
> --

Norman Dean's patent is too old to be on the online listings, but I've
got a clip here from the manager of KeelyNet to me in which he speaks of
others work in this area:

Hi Michael! Your Lorrey Drive is interesting and almost exactly what
Cook, Thornsen and a couple of other inventors have patented as
kinemassic or inertial drives....I see you are familiar with Dean who
pioneered this work inertially <g>... Thornsen propelled a canoe across
a body of water at something like 82 fpm.....all from a box sitting in
the canoe, with nothing touching the water except for a steering rudder
that just provided direction....saw the video at the Tesla conference
back in 1994 and met Thornsen....keep at it...

               Jerry W. Decker   /  /  "From an Art to a Science"
       Voice :  (214) 324-8741   /   KeelyNet BBS (214) 324-3501
     KeelyNet - PO BOX 870716 - Mesquite, Republic of Texas - 75187

Granted Jerry tends to put up anything weird on his system that people send in, but an actual video is a whole nother story. He's going to be putting me in touch with Thornsen.


Michael Lorrey --------------------------------------------------------- President Northstar Technologies Agent Inventor of the Lorrey Drive --------------------------------------------------------- Inventor, Webmaster, Ski Guide, Entrepreneur, Artist, Outdoorsman, Libertarian, Certified Genius.