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    What do you guys think of the scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla?

    He's one of my heroes.

    I've been reading up on his life and inventions and there's just so much
    stuff he has made. Sorting through what is fact and not fact is also
    a chore but it's been interesting.

    I still wanna know why some of his patents are being held as "state
    secrets" by the USA. Seems like a slap in the face to a great man..

    How different our world would have been if he had become more famous
    and Thomas Edison had not received the fame he had been given.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocolateLovingEntity View Post
    What do you guys think of the scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla?

    He's one of my heroes.

    I've been reading up on his life and inventions and there's just so much
    stuff he has made. Sorting through what is fact and not fact is also
    a chore but it's been interesting.

    I still wanna know why some of his patents are being held as "state
    secrets" by the USA. Seems like a slap in the face to a great man..

    How different our world would have been if he had become more famous
    and Thomas Edison had not received the fame he had been given.
    Very true. Nikola Tesla was a great inventor, a genius in his time. I have a book on him and it made for a very interesting read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WingedPegasus View Post
    Very true. Nikola Tesla was a great inventor, a genius in his time. I have a book on him and it made for a very interesting read.

    Is that true about some of his stuff being made secet though?

    I keep reading that on websites. What's the book you have I have
    been trying to find a book about him and his inventions?

    And howcome way back then they had wireless electricity and we can't
    even do that today in the 21st Century?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocolateLovingEntity View Post
    Is that true about some of his stuff being made secet though?

    I keep reading that on websites. What's the book you have I have
    been trying to find a book about him and his inventions?

    And howcome way back then they had wireless electricity and we can't
    even do that today in the 21st Century?
    The name of the book is "Tesla: Man out of Time" by Margaret Cheney.

    As to the wireless electricity, I'm not sure, although my brother (who knows MUCH more that I ) mentioned something about it screwing up a lot of our devices. I think. Or interfering with them. Anyway, it was something to that effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WingedPegasus View Post
    The name of the book is "Tesla: Man out of Time" by Margaret Cheney.

    As to the wireless electricity, I'm not sure, although my brother (who knows MUCH more that I ) mentioned something about it screwing up a lot of our devices. I think. Or interfering with them. Anyway, it was something to that effect.

    Must be some kind of EMP thing...... the massive transmitters you
    would need to do wireless electricity would create a kind of EMP.

    But had we had 100 or so years to develop it I'm sure most of the
    problems would be solved.
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    random topic ftw?

    anyway, it was Tesla who leveled up to AC electricity while Edison was still noobing around with DC. Made it possibly for long range transmission of electricity as well as a simple way of stepping up or down voltages (transformer). Also, made it hell better for industry too since 3 phase AC Induction Motors are much more efficient to run than DC motors.

    also, Tesla Towers are fairly prime. specially when you charge them up with tesla troopers and make them even more pwnage.

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    I want to learn more about the inventions of Tesla instead of his life story....recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Dark View Post
    random topic ftw?

    anyway, it was Tesla who leveled up to AC electricity while Edison was still noobing around with DC. Made it possibly for long range transmission of electricity as well as a simple way of stepping up or down voltages (transformer). Also, made it hell better for industry too since 3 phase AC Induction Motors are much more efficient to run than DC motors.

    also, Tesla Towers are fairly prime. specially when you charge them up with tesla troopers and make them even more pwnage.


    Tesla Troopers??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by miju View Post
    I want to learn more about the inventions of Tesla instead of his life story....recommendations?

    Didn't he invent remote control stuff way before it was commercialy
    viable in the mid 20th Century?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocolateLovingEntity View Post
    Tesla Troopers??????
    red alert 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocolateLovingEntity View Post
    Is that true about some of his stuff being made secet though?

    I keep reading that on websites. What's the book you have I have
    been trying to find a book about him and his inventions?

    And howcome way back then they had wireless electricity and we can't
    even do that today in the 21st Century?
    Didn't his lab burn down and all his notes about wireless electricity was lost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ./freelancer View Post
    Didn't his lab burn down and all his notes about wireless electricity was lost?

    I'm not sure..... The lab burning down was in the movie "The Prestige"
    but not sure if that really did happen.. I know there was no love lost
    between him and Edison in real life. They were rivals..

    But I do keep reading that in the years of WW II some of his ideas
    were looked at and later made classified to this day. At least that
    is the claim made on a lot of Tesla websites...
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    Default Re: What do you guys think of Nikola Tesla?

    isn't there a huge conspiracy theory that he invented a giant death ray and it's being held by the U.S. government? and wasn't he a touch on the crazy side? who cares though, he was the true inventor of the radio, not Marconi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tombombadail View Post
    isn't there a huge conspiracy theory that he invented a giant death ray and it's being held by the U.S. government? and wasn't he a touch on the crazy side? who cares though, he was the true inventor of the radio, not Marconi.

    Yes that's been mentioned on tons of sites about him too.

    Actually a particle beam weapon of some sort, and not just
    theoretical if you believe some of the stuff written about him
    and the invention.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tombombadail View Post
    isn't there a huge conspiracy theory that he invented a giant death ray and it's being held by the U.S. government? and wasn't he a touch on the crazy side? who cares though, he was the true inventor of the radio, not Marconi.


    Here you go

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_ray

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_energy_transfer
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    Quote Originally Posted by miju View Post
    I want to learn more about the inventions of Tesla instead of his life story....recommendations?
    "The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla". It's a book my brother has, nice thick one too. I haven't read it, but it's supposed to be quite good.

    Quote Originally Posted by tombombadail View Post
    isn't there a huge conspiracy theory that he invented a giant death ray and it's being held by the U.S. government? and wasn't he a touch on the crazy side? who cares though, he was the true inventor of the radio, not Marconi.
    There are lots of conspiracies about anyone who was or is smarter than their time.
    He was slighty eccentric though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocolateLovingEntity View Post
    I'm not sure..... The lab burning down was in the movie "The Prestige"
    but not sure if that really did happen..
    I haven't watched that movie so that's not where I heard of it. Maybe there's some truth to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocolateLovingEntity View Post
    Yes that's been mentioned on tons of sites about him too.

    Actually a particle beam weapon of some sort, and not just
    theoretical if you believe some of the stuff written about him
    and the invention.....
    i read once that they thought the tunguska blast was done by his "death ray" and he was supposed to aim at the arctic where there was a olar expedition at the same time so they could witness it, but he missed or something, and if you were to draw a line between where he was living at the time and bisect where the polar expedition was at the time and then keep the line going it will meet where the tunguska blast was
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    There are tonnes of Conspiracy Theories involving Nikola Tesla, ThePhiladelphia Experiment and The Montauk Project, to name a few.

    He had some Obsessive Complusive Disorders, didn't he? And a fassination with Pidgeons

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvatarIII View Post
    i read once that they thought the tunguska blast was done by his "death ray" and he was supposed to aim at the arctic where there was a olar expedition at the same time so they could witness it, but he missed or something, and if you were to draw a line between where he was living at the time and bisect where the polar expedition was at the time and then keep the line going it will meet where the tunguska blast was


    Only one problem with that ...

    If Colorado Springs were his home how could he aim anything at
    the Arctic because you'd have no visual marks to aim for as well
    as the arctic being too far away to see?
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