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|01-12-2013 04:41 PM|
Oh, and another thing, that Oatmeal comic is riddled with errors.
Nikola Tesla did not invent AC power. It was invented way before him. Hell he studied AC power in college!
This idolatry of Tesla is insane.
Tesla was just a very small piece of the current wars. He took over for other scientists at Westinghouse that were developing technology to implement AC.
Tesla was brilliant. But that Oatmeal comic is way inaccurate and vastly alters the facts.
|01-12-2013 04:21 PM|
Capital/corporate america is responsible for almost everything that comprises our standard of living today. Were there isolated instances of travesty throughout our history? Sure.
But you're typing on a corporate owned snowboarding forum, through a corporate developed internet (yes I know gov't invented the framework for the internet but it wasn't viable until commercialized), riding a corporate made snowboard, etc. etc. Hell, you have a corporate owned property in your name!
Yes Tesla's tech was probably better than Edison's but Edison's is better than none. I'm just saying, all this hate against corporate america when 99.9% of our lives are basically dependent on corporate america.
There are greedy people out there of course, and they should be stopped and punished.
|01-10-2013 02:44 PM|
Originally Posted by backstop13 View Post
|01-10-2013 02:36 PM|
Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
|01-10-2013 02:14 PM|
Originally Posted by cifex View Post
|01-10-2013 02:09 PM|
His wireless power system failed because it was impractical and incredibly inefficient. Most of the energy would get fired off into space.
Free wireless energy? What makes you think you wouldn't pay for it another way?
|01-10-2013 10:28 AM|
Originally Posted by Sora View Post
But the real criminal is of course JP Morgan. Edison was just envious of Tesla's genius. Morgan took advantage of both. And as usual profited like a pig.
|01-10-2013 10:22 AM|
|Sora||Did they show that shit with topsy the elephant? He was an animal killer just to prove a point that ac current is dangerous. Guy was a dick beyond belief.|
|01-08-2013 01:33 PM|
Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
|01-08-2013 01:19 PM|
Yeah I think the Oatmeal is hilarious! We were lucky in our highschool, we had a bit of a mad scientist electronics/biology teacher who had a full scale Tesla coil in the classroom, along with a large power supply that could feed anywhere from 1-200V AC or DC right to little knobs on our desks. We also had a jacobs ladder that was fun to play with.
I remember that tesla coil it was about 12 feet high at it's highest point, the top ball was about 2.5 feet in diameter. There was a glass plate capacitor that was about 16" square. It made a really cool sound when running, and then the teacher would hold a 4' flourescent tube light up the the coil and it would light up in his hand!!! Cool shit!
Of course most geniuses lived in poverty in their later years... Too bad!
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