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    • CommentAuthortomaidh
    • CommentTime2 hours ago
    A brilliant engineer, Tesla accepted funding from J.P.Morgan to develop "free energy" around 1907. When Morgan figured out that he wouldn't be able to charge for it, he withdrew the money. All of Tesla's copious notes disappeared in a mysterious fire after his death. Should Steorn's process prove workable, I seriously doubt that it will ever be permitted to reach the market.
    • CommentAuthorOle
    • CommentTime58 minutes ago
    That's why he designed the death ray isn't it? To show what you can use the energy for. It is much easier to sell or get fundings for weapons than consumer products.
    • CommentAuthorMr Green
    • CommentTime50 minutes ago
    The Infamous Wardenclyffe Tower
    A 187 foot high all wooden structure designed by W. D. Crow
    to allow any spar to be removed at any time for repair.
    The 55 ton, 68 foot diameter giant spherical cage "cupola"
    on top was the only steel in the structure.
    Tower construction began in 1901 and demolition took place in 1917.
    --- The tower was never completed and made fully functional because J.P. Morgan withdrew funding ---

    The 'death ray' was simply a large Tesla Coil that could be used to send-recieve wireless power/data (basis for radio... but was built to give the entire Earth FREE ENERGY.... without wires)

    Tesla, in August 1917, first established principles regarding frequency and power level for the first primitive radar units in 1934. Emile Girardeau, working with the first French radar systems, stated he was building radar systems "conceived according to the principles stated by Tesla". By the twenties, Tesla was reportedly negotiating with the United Kingdom government under Prime Minister Chamberlain about a ray system. Tesla had also stated that efforts had been made to steal the "death ray" (though they had failed). The Chamberlain government was removed, though, before any final negotiations occurred. The incoming Baldwin government found no use for Tesla's suggestions and ended negotiations.


    Colorado Springs is in southern Colorado, about 70 mile south of Denver.
    These days it is known as the home of several optical disk research
    corporations and of NORAD, the missile defense command under Cheyenne
    Mountain. (I have a personal interest in Colorado Springs; my wife Sandy grew
    up there.) These events took place some time ago in Colorado Springs. A
    scientist had moved into town and set up a laboratory on Hill Street, on the
    southern outskirts. The lab had a two hundred foot copper antenna sticking up
    out of it, looking something like a HAM radio enthusiast's antenna. He moved
    in and started work. And strange electrical things happened near that lab.
    People would walk near the lab, and sparks would jump up from the ground to
    their feet, through the soles of their shoes. One boy took a screwdriver,
    held it near a fire hydrant, and drew a four inch electrical spark from the
    hydrant. Sometimes the grass around his lab would glow with an eerie blue
    corona, St. Elmo's Fire. What they didn't know was this was small stuff.
    The man in the lab was merely tuning up his apparatus. He was getting ready
    to run it wide open in an experiment that ranks as among the greatest, and
    most spectacular, of all time. One side effect of his experiment was the
    setting of the record for man-made lightning: some 42 meters in length (130
    feet). more Nikola Tesla information at:
    • CommentAuthorMr Green
    • CommentTime47 minutes ago

    His name was Nikola Tesla. He was an immigrant from what is now Yugoslavia;
    there's a museum of his works in Belgrade. He's a virtual unknown in the
    United States, despite his accomplishments. I'm not sure why. Some people
    feel it's a dark plot, the same people who are into conspiracy theories. I
    feel it's more that Tesla, while a brilliant inventor, was also an awful
    businessman; he ended up going broke. Businessmen who go broke fade out of
    the public eye; we see this in the computer industry all the time. Edison,
    who wasn't near the inventor Tesla was, but who was a better businessman, is
    well remembered as is his General Electric. Still, let me list a few of
    Tesla's works just so you'll understand how bright he was. He invented the AC
    motor and transformer. (Think of every motor in your house.) He invented
    3-phase electricity and popularized alternating current, the electrical
    distribution system used all over the world. He invented the Tesla Coil,
    which makes the high voltage that drives the picture tube in your computer's
    CRT. He is now credited with inventing modern radio as well; the Supreme
    Court overturned Marconi's patent in 1943 in favor of Tesla.

    Tesla, in short, invented much of the equipment that gets power to your home
    every day from miles away, and many that use that power inside your home. His
    inventions made George Westinghouse (Westinghouse Corp.) a wealthy man.
    Finally, the unit of magnetic flux in the metric system is the "tesla". Other
    units include the "faraday" and the "henry", so you'll understand this is an
    honor given to few. So we're not talking about an unknown here, but rather a
    solid electrical engineer. Tesla whipped through a number of inventions early
    in his life. He found himself increasingly interested in resonance, and in
    particular, electrical resonance. Tesla found out something fascinating. If
    you set an electrical circuit to resonating, it does strange things indeed.
    Take for instance his Tesla Coil. This high frequency step-up transformer
    would kick out a few hundred thousand volts at radio frequencies. The voltage
    would come off the top of his coil as a "corona", or brush discharge. The
    little ones put out a six-inch spark; the big ones throw sparks many feet
    long. Yet Tesla could draw the sparks to his fingers without being hurt --
    the high frequency of the electricity keeps it on the surface of the skin, and
    prevents the current from doing any harm. Tesla got to thinking about
    resonance on a large scale. He'd already pioneered the electrical
    distribution system we use today, and that's not small thinking; when you
    think of Tesla, think big. He thought, let's say I send an electrical charge
    into the ground. What happens to it? Well, the ground is an excellent
    conductor of electricity.

    Let me spend a moment on this so you understand, because topsoil doesn't seem
    very conductive to most. The ground makes a wonderful sinkhole for
    electricity. This is why you "ground" power tools; the third (round) pin in
    every AC outlet in your house is wired straight to, literally, the ground.
    • CommentAuthorMr Green
    • CommentTime45 minutes ago
    Typically, the handle of your power tool is hooked to ground this way, if
    something shorts out in the tool and the handle gets electrified,the current
    ruches to the ground instead of into you. The ground has long been used in
    this manner, as a conductor.

    Tesla generates a powerful pulse of electricity, and drains it into the
    ground. Because the ground is conductive, it doesn't stop. Rather, it
    spreads out like a radio wave, traveling at the speed of light, 186,000 miles
    per second. And it keeps going, because it's a powerful wave; it doesn't
    peter out after a few miles. It passes through the iron core of the earth
    with little trouble. After all, molten iron is very conductive. When the wave
    reaches the far side of the planet, it bounces back, like a wave in water
    bounces when it reaches an obstruction. Since it bounces, it makes a return
    trip; eventually, it returns to the point of origin. Now, this idea might
    seem wild. But it isn't science fiction. We bounced radar beams off the moon
    in the 1950's, and we mapped Venus by radar in the 1970's. Those planets are
    millions of miles away. The earth is a mere 3000 miles in diameter; sending
    an electromagnetic wave through it is a piece of cake. We can sense
    earthquakes all the way across the planet by the vibrations they set up that
    travel all that distance. So, while at first thought it seems amazing, it's
    really pretty straight forward. But, as I said, it's a typical example of how
    Tesla thought. And then he had one of his typically Tesla ideas.

    He thought, when the wave returns to me (about 1/30th of a second after he
    sends it in), it's going to be considerably weakened by the trip. Why doesn't
    he send in another charge at this point, to strengthen the wave? The two will
    combine, go out, and bounce again. And then he'll reinforce it again, and
    again. The wave will build up in power. It's like pushing a swingset. You
    give a series of small pushes each time the swing goes out. And you build up
    a lot of power with a series of small pushes; ever tried to stop a swing when
    it's going full tilt? He wanted to find out the upper limit of resonance. And
    he was in for a surprise.
    • CommentAuthorMr Green
    • CommentTime45 minutes ago

    So Tesla moved into Colorado Springs, where one of his generators and
    electrical systems had been installed, and set up his lab. Why Colorado
    Springs? Well, his lab in New York had burned down, and he was depressed about
    that. And as fate would have it, a friend in Colorado Springs who directed
    the power company, Leonard Curtis, offered him free electricity. Who could
    resist that? After setting up his lab, he tuned his gigantic Tesla coil
    through that year, trying to get it to resonate perfectly with the earth
    below. And the townspeople noticed those weird effects; Tesla was
    electrifying the ground beneath their feet on the return bounce of the wave.
    Eventually, he got it tuned, keeping things at low power. But in the spirit
    of a true hacker, just once he decided to run it wide open, just to see what
    would happen. Just what was the upper limit of the wave he would build up,
    bouncing back and forth in the planet below? He had his Coil hooked to the
    ground below it, the 200 foot antenna above it, and getting as much
    electricity as he wanted right off the city power supply mains. Tesla went
    outside to watch (wearing three inch rubber soles for insulation) and had his
    assistant, Kolman Czito, turn the Coil on. There was a buzz from rows of oil
    capacitors, and a roar from the spark gap as wrist-thick arcs jumped across
    it. Inside the lab the noise was deafening. But Tesla was outside, watching
    the antenna. Any surge that returned to the area would run up the antenna and
    jump off as lightning. Off the top of the antenna shot a six foot lightning
    bolt. The bolt kept going in a steady arc, though, unlike a single lightning
    flash. And here Tesla watched carefully, for he wanted to see if the power
    would build up, if his wave theory would work. Soon the lightning was twenty
    feet long, then fifty. The surges were growing more powerful. Eighty feet --
    now thunder was following each lightning bolt. A hundred feet, a hundred
    twenty feet; the lightning shot upwards off the antenna. Thunder was heard
    booming around Tesla now (it was heard 22 miles away, in the town of Cripple
    Creek). The meadow Tesla was standing in was lit up with an electrical
    discharge very much like St. Elmo's Fire, casting a blue glow. His theory
    had worked! There didn't seem to be an upper limit to the surges; he was
    creating the most powerful electrical surges ever created by man. That moment
    he set the record, which he still holds, for manmade lightning. Then
    everything halted. The lightning discharges stopped, the thunder quit. He
    ran in, found the power company had turned off his power feed. He called
    them, shouted at them -- they were interrupting his experiment! The foreman
    replied that Tesla had just overloaded the generator and set it on fire, his
    lads were busy putting out the fire in the windings, and it would be a cold
    day in hell before Tesla got any more free power from the Colorado Springs
    power company!

    All the lights in Colorado Springs had gone out. And that, readers, is to me
    the greatest hack in history. I've seen some amazing hacks. The 8-bit Atari
    OS. The Mac OS. The phone company computers -- well, lots of computers. But
    I've never seen anyone set the world's lightning record and shut off the power
    to an entire town, "just to see what would happen". For a few moments, there
    in Colorado Springs, he achieved something never before done. He had used the
    entire planet as a conductor, and sent a pulse through it. In that one moment
    in the summer of 1899, he made electrical history. That's right, in 1899 --
    darn near a hundred years ago. Well, you may say to yourself, that's a nice
    story, and I'm sure George Lucas could make a hell of a move about it, special
    effects and all. But it's not relevant today. Or isn't it? Hang on to your
    • CommentAuthorMr Green
    • CommentTime42 minutes ago

    You will recall I said that Tesla was born in Yugoslavia (although back then,
    it was "Serbo-Croatia"). He is not unknown there; he is regarded as a
    national hero. Witness the Nikola Tesla museum in Belgrade, for instance.
    There's been interferences picked up, on this side of the planet, which is
    causing problems in the ham radio bands. Direction finding equipment has
    traced the interference in the SW band to two sources in the Soviet Union,
    which are apparently two high powered Tesla Coils. Why on earth are the
    Soviets playing with Tesla Coils? There's one odd theory that they're
    subjecting Canada to low level electrical interference to cause attitude
    change. Sigh. Moving right along, there's another theory, more credible,
    that they are conducting research in "over the horizon" radar using Tesla's
    ideas. (The Soviets are certainly not saying what they're doing.) When I read
    about this testing, it worried me. I don't think they're playing with
    attitude control or radar. I think they're doing exactly what Tesla did in
    Colorado Springs.


    Time for another discussion of grounding. Consider your computer equipment.
    You've doubtlessly been warned about static electricity, always been told to
    ground yourself (thus discharging the static into the ground, an electrical
    sinkhole) before touching your computer. Companies make anti-static spray for
    your rugs. Static is in the 20,000 to 50,000 volt range. Computer chips run
    on five to twelve volts. The internal insulation is built for that much
    voltage. When they get a shot of static in the multiple thousand volt range,
    the insulation is punctured, and the chip ruined. Countless computers have
    been damaged this way. Read any manual on inserting memory chips to a PC, and
    you'll see warnings about static; it's a big problem. Now Tesla was working
    in the millions of volts range. And his special idea -- that the ground
    itself could be the conductor -- now comes into relevance, nearly a hundred
    years after his dramatic demonstration in Colorado Springs. For, you see, in
    our wisdom we've grounded our many computers, to protect them from static.
    We've always assumed the ground is an electrical sinkhole. So, with our
    three-pin plugs we ground everything -- the two flat pins in your wall go to
    electricity (hot and neutral); the third, round pin, goes straight to ground.
    That third pin is usually hooked with a thick wire to a cold water pipe, which
    grounds it effectively. Tesla proved that you can give that ground a terrific
    charge, millions of volts of high frequency electricity. (Tesla ran his large
    coil at 33 Khz). Remember, the lightning surging off his Coil was coming from
    the wave bouncing back and forth in the planet below. In short, he was
    modifying the ground's electrical potential, changing it from an electrical
    sinkhole to an electrical source. Tesla did his experiment in 1899. There
    weren't any home computers with delicate chips hooked up to grounds then. If
    there had been, he'd have fried everything in Colorado Springs. There was,
    however, one piece of electrical equipment grounded at the time of the
    experiment, the city power generator. It caught fire and ended Tesla's
    experiment. The cause of its failure is interesting as well. It died from
    "high frequency kickback", something most electrical engineers know about.
    • CommentAuthorMr Green
    • CommentTime42 minutes ago
    Tesla forgot that as the generator fed him power, he was feeding it high
    frequency from his Coil. High frequency quickly heats insulation; a microwave
    oven works on the same principle. In a few minutes, the insulation inside
    that generator grew so hot that the generator caught fire. When the lights
    went out all over Colorado Springs, there was the first proof that Tesla's
    idea has strategic possibilities. It gets scarier. Imagine Tesla's Coil,
    busily pumping an electrical wave in the Earth. On his side of the planet, he
    was getting 130 foot sparks, which is a hell of a lot of voltage and current.
    And simple wave theory will show you that those sort of potentials exist on
    the far side of the planet as well. Remember, the wave was bouncing back and
    forth, being reinforced on every trip. The big question is how focused the
    opposite electrical pole will be. No one knows. But it seems probable that
    the far side of the planet's ground target area could be subjected to
    considerable electrical interference. And if computer equipment is plugged
    inot that ground, faithfully assuming the ground will never be a source of
    electricity, it's just too bad for that equipment. This sort of electrical
    interference makes static look tiny by comparison. It doesn't take much
    difference in ground potential to kill a computer connected across it.
    Lightning strikes cause a temporary flare in ground voltage; I remember
    replacing driver chips on a network on all computers that had been caught by
    one lightning strike, when I lived in Austin. Imagine the effect on relatively
    delicate electronics if someone fires up a Tesla Coil on the far side of the
    planet, and subjects the grounds to steep electrical swings. The military
    applications are pretty obvious -- those ICBM's in North Dakota, for instance.
    It's possible they could be damaged in their silos, and from thousands of
    miles away. Running two or more Coils, you don't have to bee exactly on the
    far side of the planet, either. Interference effects can give you high points
    where you need with varied tunings. Maybe, just maybe, the Soviets aren't
    doing "over the horizon" radar. Maybe they just bothered to read Tesla's
    notes. And maybe they are tuning up a real big surprise with their twin


    You've heard of the Strategic Defense Initiative, or "Star Wars". We're
    searching for a way to stop a nuclear attack. Right now, we've got all sorts
    of high powered research projects, with the emphasis on "new technology".
    Excimer laser, kinetic kill techniques, and even more exotic ideas. As any of
    you know that have written computer programs, it's darned hard to get
    something "new" to work. Maybe it's an error to focus on "new" exclusively.
    Wouldn't it be something if the solution to SDI lies a hundred years ago, in
    the forgotten brilliance of Nikola Tesla? For right now we can immobilize the
    electronics of installations half a planet away. The technology to do it was
    achieved in 1899, and promptly forgotten. Remember, we're not talking vague,
    unproven theories here. We're talking the world's record for lightning, and
    the inventor whose power system lights up your house at night.


    All we'd have to do is build it. You might not believe the story about Tesla
    in Colorado Springs, and what he did. It's pretty amazing. It has a way of
    being forgotten because of that. And I'm not sure you want to hear about the
    SDI connection. Still, as you work on a computer, remember Tesla. His Tesla
    Coil supplies the high voltage for the picture tube you use. The electricity
    for your computer comes from a Tesla design AC generator, is sent through a
    Tesla transformer, and gets to your house through 3-phase Tesla power.
    Tesla's inventions... they have a way of working..
    • CommentAuthorlazy8
    • CommentTime34 minutes ago edited
    Hey Mr Green,

    I lived in Shoreham in 1986-89
    • CommentAuthorMr Green
    • CommentTime33 minutes ago
    Tesla: The greatest hacker of all time

    The developers of integrated circuits for modern computers have been surprised
    to discover that some of the basic logic gates they desired to implement and
    patent on silicon had already been implemented and patented, by Tesla, in 1903,
    using AC-based components. In 1903, Tesla filed for patents which contained the
    basic principles of the logical circuitry for "AND" gates later used in transistors
    and computer devices. Tesla's early contributions to the field of early electronic
    computing, and robotics were not recognized for many years. These
    developers had to wait until the mid 1950's to patent their designs, in other words;
    Tesla's previous designs and patents would have to expire.
    For further information, see the excellent book
    "Tesla: Man Out of Time," Margaret Cheny, Dorset Press, 1989.

    Taken from KeelyNet BBS (214) 324-3501
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    January 14, 1991



    by Dave Small
    © 1987 Reprinted from Current Notes magazine.

    The question comes up from time to time. "Who's the greatest hacker ever?
    "Well, there's a lot of different opinions on this. Some say Steve Wozniak of
    Apple II fame. Maybe Andy Hertzfeld of the Mac operating system. Richard
    Stallman, say others, of MIT. Yet at such times when I mention who I think
    the greatest hacker is, everyone agrees (provided they know of him), and
    there's no further argument. So, let me introduce you to him, and his greatest
    hack. I'll warn you right up front that it's mind numbing. By the way,
    everything I'm going to tell you is true and verifiable down at your local
    library. Don't worry -- we're not heading off into a Shirley MacLaine
    UFO-land story. Just some classy electrical engineering...
    • CommentAuthorMr Green
    • CommentTime28 minutes ago
    Word began to spread about his AC system and it eventually reached the ears of one George Westinghouse. Tesla signed a contract with Westinghouse under which he would receive $2.50 for each kilowatt of AC electricity sold. Suddenly, Tesla had the cash to start conducting all the experiments he ever dreamed of. But Edison had too much money invested in his DC system, so Tommy did his best to discredit Tesla around every turn. Edison constantly tried to show that AC electricity was far more dangerous than his DC power. Tesla counteracted by staging his own marketing campaign. At the 1893 World Exposition in Chicago (attended by 21 million people), he demonstrated how safe AC electricity was by passing high frequency AC power through his body to power light bulbs. He then was able to shoot large lightning bolts from his Tesla coils to the crowd without harm. Nice trick! When the royalties owed to Tesla started to exceed $1 million, Westinghouse ran into financial trouble. Tesla realized that if his contract remained in effect, Westinghouse would be out of business and he had no desire to deal with the creditors. His dream was to have cheap AC electric available to all people. Tesla took his contract and ripped it up! Instead of becoming the world's first billionaire, he was paid $216,600 outright for his patents. In 1898, he demonstrated to the world the first remote controlled model boat at Madison Square Garden. So you can thank Tesla for the invention of those remote controlled planes, cars, and boats (and televisions!), also. Tesla had a dream of providing free energy to the world. In 1900, backed by $150,000 from financier J.P. Morgan, Tesla began construction of his so called "Wireless Broadcasting System" tower on Long Island, New York. This broadcasting tower was intended to link the world's telephone and telegraph services, as well as transmit pictures, stock reports, and weather information worldwide. Unfortunately, Morgan cut funding when he realized that it meant FREE energy for the world. Many stories claim that the U. S. government destroyed the tower during World War One for fear that the German u-boat spies would use the tower as a landmark to navigate by. In reality, Tesla ran into financial trouble after Morgan cut funding for the project and the tower was sold for scrap to pay off creditors. The world thought he was nuts - after all, transmission of voice, picture, and electricity was unheard of at this time. What they didn't know was that Tesla had already demonstrated the principles behind radio nearly ten years before Marconi's supposed invention. In fact, in 1943 (the year Tesla died), the Supreme Court ruled that Marconi's patents were invalid due to Tesla's previous descriptions. Still, most references do not credit Tesla with the invention of radio. (Sidenote: Marconi's radio did not transmit voices - it transmitted a signal - something Tesla had demonstrated years before.)

    Few people realize that human beings, prior to the brilliant work of Nikola Tesla on the Tesla Colon, actually had only a very, very long small intestine. Remember, we’re not talking vague unproven digestive organs here. We’re talking the worlds largest bowel movement made possible by only one man, Nikola Tesla. Now just prior to his mysterious death his assistants had seen Tesla working on a multi-phased wireless colon turbine. He believed that he could with out the aid of plumbing (see Tesla, The Myth of Sanitary Sewage) as we know it today could wirelessly transmit fecal matter directly to anyplace on earth. The incoming Baldwin government found no use for Tesla's multi-phased wireless colon and ended negotiations. Baldwin himself was quoted as saying, “Who needs this shit?”
    • CommentAuthorMr Green
    • CommentTime26 minutes ago
    Little Nicky Tesla was born in Smijlan, Croatia way back in 1856. He had an extraordinary memory and spoke six languages. He spent four years at the Polytechnic Institute at Gratz Austria studying; math, physics, and mechanics. What made Tesla great, however, was his amazing understanding of electricity. Remember that this was a time when electricity was still in its infancy. The light bulb hadn't even been invented yet. When Tesla first came to the United States in 1884, he worked for Thomas Edison. Edison had just finished completing and recently patented the light bulb, so he needed a system to distribute electricity and put the glowing device in every home. Edison had all sorts of problems with his DC system of electricity. He promised Tesla big bucks in bonuses if he could get the bugs out of the system in time to meet demand. Tesla ended up saving Edison over $100,000 (millions of $$$ by today's standards), but Edison refused to live up to his end of the bargain, and outright ripped Tesla off. Not only insulting him verbally, but cowardly. Tesla immediately quit and Edison spent the rest of his life trying to squash Tesla's genius (and the main reason Tesla is unknown today).

    Tesla devised a better system for electrical transmission - the AC (alternating current) system that we use in our homes today. AC offered great advantages over the DC system. By using Tesla's newly developed transformers, AC voltages could be stepped up and transmitted over long distances through thin wires. DC could not (requiring a large power plant every square mile while transmitting through very thick cables). Of course, a system of transmission would be incomplete without devices to run on them. So, he invented the motors that are used in every appliance in your house. This was no simple achievement - scientists of the late 1800's were convinced that no motor could be devised for an alternating current system, making the use of AC a waste of time. After all, if the current reverses direction 60 times a second, the motor will rock back and forth and never get anywhere. Tesla solved this problem easily and proved everyone wrong. He was using fluorescent bulbs (more efficient than Edison filament bulbs) in his lab some forty years before industry "invented" and sold them. Today they are being touted as energy saving devices. Back in Tesla's day At World's Fairs and similar exhibitions, he took glass tubes and molded them into the shapes of famous scientists' names much like neon signs that we see all around us today. Tesla designed the world's first hydroelectric plant, located in Niagara Falls. Thus providing power to the New York City industry boom. He also patented the first speedometer for cars, and even invented an Electric Vehicle that had no battery and used the resonant frequencies of earth for power. Supported by the Pierce-Arrow Co. and General Electric in 1931, he took the gasoline engine from a new Pierce-Arrow and replaced it with an 80-horsepower alternating-current electric motor with no external power source. At a local radio shop he bought 12 vacuum tubes, some wires and assorted resistors, and assembled them in a circuit box 24 inches long, 12 inches wide and 6 inches high, with a pair of 3-inch rods sticking out. Getting into the car with the circuit box in the front seat beside him, he pushed the rods in, announced, "We now have power," and proceeded to test drive the car for a week, often at speeds of up to 90 mph. As it was an alternating-current motor and there were no batteries involved, where did the power come from? Popular responses included charges of "black magic," and the sensitive genius didn't like the skeptical comments of the press. He removed his mysterious box, returned to his laboratory in New York - and the secret of his power source died with him.
    • CommentAuthorMr Green
    • CommentTime26 minutes ago
    Here's a task for you to try: Go check your encyclopedia to find the answers to the following questions:
    (common answers are given in parentheses)

    1) Who invented the radio? (Marconi)
    2) Who discovered X-rays? (Roentgen)
    3) Who invented the vacuum tube amplifier? (de Forest)

    In fact, while you're at it, check to see who discovered the fluorescent bulb, neon lights, speedometer, the automobile ignition system, and the basics behind radar, electron microscope, and the microwave oven. Chances are that you will see little mention of a guy named Nikola Tesla, the most famous scientist in the world at the turn of the century. In fact, few people today have ever heard of the guy. Good old Tommy Edison made sure of that. After all, Tesla was considered an eccentric who talked of death rays that could destroy 10,000 airplanes at a distance of 250 miles, claimed to be able split the Earth in two, believed that both voice and image could be transmitted through the air (in the late 1800's), and essentially told Edison to take his DC electrical system and stick it you know where. In other words, anyone that has even heard of Tesla probably considers him to be a first class wacko. But, the times are a changin'. The problem is that Tesla probably could do all these things that he claimed were possible. In fact, Tesla invented every single one of the items listed above (but gets no credit) and much more. Look around you and chances are Tesla is somehow responsible for most of the things that make modern life so modern.
    • CommentAuthorlazy8
    • CommentTime22 minutes ago
    Mr Green...

    Hacking is cool. Entertaining even. if Tesla the God was here/now I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR HIM. So...I have a million dollars...what will YOU do with it today, right now!?!

    Please be very specific as I have many options and little time...
    • CommentTime19 minutes ago


    • CommentAuthorMr Green
    • CommentTime7 minutes ago
    Lazy8 - If you have a million dollars that you are willing to spend at this time, I would not recommend dumping it into an Idea, patenting it, to release it.

    I suggest that you use it to bring these technologies from the Private Sector to the Public Sector as common knowledge, if you can achieve that... Id say 'money well spent'. Most people will goto the store and buy a product, however some just want to know how it works, or how to build it, because that can be an even more lucrative ROI than controlling the destiny of one's 'product of imagination' through force (patents). (Example: the massive amount of targeted traffic on this website)

    Mr. Green is a non-profit group, dedicated to the truth about our environment!

    The industrialization age came and left with great force, it is now time to shed light on the information age and clean up our filth for the generations to come.

    We all have a simple choice to make... be part of the problem, or the solution!

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