The Silly Season.
Perhaps that's why a perpetual motion machine has been linked on Slashdot. Imminent death of Slashdot predicted. Perpetual motion machines, wtf?
Or maybe it's just the silly season.
The Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science.
Of course, when it's a perpetual motion machine, you shouldn't need even one warning sign.
Last year about this time, I complained that it was the Silly Season, and asked for something to happen. We then got Katrina. Folks, I'm really, really sorry.
So, this year I'm not complaining.
Meanwhile, if you haven't yet, read this essay by filomancer on Cultural Appropriation. I stayed out of that discussion when it flamed brightly a few weeks ago, but Judith's essay is well worth reading.
meaning: cascade, waterfall
滝登り == takinobori == (noun) fish swimming (or climbing) up a waterfall
Left radical is a radical form of 'water'. Right radical is 'dragon' (竜), which acts phonetically to express 'fall'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Water-dragon lives in waterfall.'