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Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #60 on: December 29, 2016, 07:00:10 AM »
LOL - that would be a hoot. :)
But really, they weren't each others' nemesis as some writers would lead you to believe. Despite their differences, they were still cordial with each other - although Edison was a bull-headed lout and empirical experimenter, whereas Tesla worked things out in his head through visualization first.

Side Note: An anagram of 'nemesis' is 'siemens' - you guys should love this...     Not only is siemens  the derived unit of electrical conductance ( the electric conductance in a body that has a resistance of one ohm, )  but Siemens is also a major electrical / Industrial supplier.

Here's a nice little resource that's been around for a while...    The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

but didn't Edison fuck Tesla out of $50000 he promised him for improving his DC motor design, which, of course, Tesla did?  ???

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #61 on: December 29, 2016, 07:05:53 AM »
but didn't Edison fuck Tesla out of $50000 he promised him for improving his DC motor design, which, of course, Tesla did?  ???
Yes - he pulled a Hoagland.  ;)

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #62 on: December 29, 2016, 07:08:51 AM »
Yes - he pulled a Hoagland.  ;)

Yep and $50000 back then is worth about a million dollars today.


Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2016, 07:18:14 AM »
Yep and $50000 back then is worth about a million dollars today.
Nikola got fucked over financially more than once, but I don't think he looked at money the way most people do. He valued friendship more than money. The royalties from his horsepower generation would have sunk Westinghouse, so Nikola tore up the contract.
http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/in-1897-nikola-tesla-tore-up-a-contract-that-would-have-made-him-the-worlds-first-billionaire/

Edit: Indirectly, Edison fucked him over again. The 'War of the Currents' caused the situation linked above.

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #64 on: December 29, 2016, 07:26:45 AM »
Nikola got fucked over financially more than once, but I don't think he looked at money the way most people do. He valued friendship more than money. The royalties from his horsepower generation would have sunk Westinghouse, so Nikola tore up the contract.
http://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/in-1897-nikola-tesla-tore-up-a-contract-that-would-have-made-him-the-worlds-first-billionaire/

Edit: Indirectly, Edison fucked him over again. The 'War of the Currents' caused the situation linked above.

Yeah, I'm familiar with Edison's elephant killing period.  ::) :D

I also know Tesla marched to his own beat. By his own account he castrated himself to avoid the distraction of sex. On my worst day I'd never attempt to crack my own eggs.  :o

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2016, 07:32:27 AM »
Yeah, I'm familiar with Edison's elephant killing period.  ::) :D

I also know Tesla marched to his own beat. By his own account he castrated himself to avoid the distraction of sex. On my worst day I'd never attempt to crack my own eggs.  :o
LOL - that was a totally different era of time. Nikola was a big believer in population control and Eugenics, but then again, most people at that time were.
I haven't heard that one before - the self castration.

Edit: Here it is...  https://www.uvm.edu/~lkaelber/eugenics/

"  American eugenics refers inter alia to compulsory sterilization laws adopted by over 30 states that led to more than 60,000 sterilizations of disabled individuals. Many of these individuals were sterilized because of a disability: they were mentally disabled or ill, or belonged to socially disadvantaged groups living on the margins of society. American eugenic laws and practices implemented in the first decades of the twentieth century influenced the much larger National Socialist compulsory sterilization program, which between 1934 and 1945 led to approximately 350,000 compulsory sterilizations...  "

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #66 on: December 29, 2016, 07:46:41 AM »
LOL - that was a totally different era of time. Nikola was a big believer in population control and Eugenics, but then again, most people at that time were.
I haven't heard that one before - the self castration.

Edit: Here it is...  https://www.uvm.edu/~lkaelber/eugenics/

"  American eugenics refers inter alia to compulsory sterilization laws adopted by over 30 states that led to more than 60,000 sterilizations of disabled individuals. Many of these individuals were sterilized because of a disability: they were mentally disabled or ill, or belonged to socially disadvantaged groups living on the margins of society. American eugenic laws and practices implemented in the first decades of the twentieth century influenced the much larger National Socialist compulsory sterilization program, which between 1934 and 1945 led to approximately 350,000 compulsory sterilizations...  "

I know I read from his own writing that he said he felt the need to destroy his own sexuality at one point because bitches be comin round too much.  8)

I can't find it right now but there's this discussion: https://www.quora.com/Was-Nikola-Tesla-asexual

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #67 on: December 29, 2016, 07:49:09 AM »
I know I read from his own writing that he said he felt the need to destroy his own sexuality at one point because bitches be comin round too much.  8)

I can't find it right now but there's this discussion: https://www.quora.com/Was-Nikola-Tesla-asexual

No wonder Bowie played him in that movie. 

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2016, 08:00:31 AM »
I know I read from his own writing that he said he felt the need to destroy his own sexuality at one point because bitches be comin round too much.  8)

I can't find it right now but there's this discussion: https://www.quora.com/Was-Nikola-Tesla-asexual
LOL - from what I've read, he didn't start avoiding the fairer sex until around 30. Apparently, he was quite the stud before that.

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2016, 08:01:10 AM »
No wonder Bowie played him in that movie.
;D

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #70 on: December 29, 2016, 08:28:11 AM »
LOL - from what I've read, he didn't start avoiding the fairer sex until around 30. Apparently, he was quite the stud before that.

Yeah, I believe he was even associated with some female celebs from back then, Sarah Bernhardt being one, I think.

Hey, does anyone have an epub or pdf version of My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla?

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #71 on: December 29, 2016, 08:39:10 AM »
Yeah, I believe he was even associated with some female celebs from back then, Sarah Bernhardt being one, I think.

Hey, does anyone have an epub or pdf version of My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla?
Do you meant This?

No, I don't have it.

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #72 on: December 29, 2016, 08:40:15 AM »
Do you meant This?

No, I don't have it.

Thanks, Big C!

I wasn't here.  ;)

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #73 on: December 29, 2016, 08:43:07 AM »
Thanks, Big C!

I wasn't here.  ;)
Not a problem Doc.


Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #74 on: January 02, 2017, 08:10:36 PM »
Homebuilt coil ? Here's some design considerations...
(practicable knowledge)
 
http://teslatechnologyresearch.com/corum/index.htm



Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #75 on: January 02, 2017, 08:13:35 PM »
Homebuilt coil ? Here's some design considerations...
(practicable knowledge)
 
http://teslatechnologyresearch.com/corum/index.htm




Deer on acid? :o

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #76 on: January 02, 2017, 08:15:38 PM »
Homebuilt coil ? Here's some design considerations...
(practicable knowledge)
 
http://teslatechnologyresearch.com/corum/index.htm




Damn!  Clicked on your link and instantly blew all my synaptic fuses! ;D

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #77 on: January 02, 2017, 08:28:04 PM »
Damn!  Clicked on your link and instantly blew all my synaptic fuses! ;D
Yeah, more of an engineering article for calculating wavelengths and hardware aspects.  ;)
Lots of actual testing of those principals on that site - many broken links to the pictures though. (Copyright removal ?)

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #78 on: January 02, 2017, 08:28:58 PM »
Deer on acid? :o
LOL - That has meme potential.  ;D

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #79 on: January 02, 2017, 08:31:22 PM »
LOL - That has meme potential.  ;D
Cool! ;D

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #80 on: February 02, 2017, 10:35:04 AM »
Fun with Tesla coils.  :)



Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #81 on: February 02, 2017, 11:45:41 AM »
Fun with Tesla coils.  :)



OMG, Logan!  That is freakin'

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #82 on: February 13, 2017, 09:04:17 PM »
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Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #83 on: February 13, 2017, 09:05:48 PM »

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #84 on: February 13, 2017, 09:27:10 PM »
2 Books printed in the 70's by the Tesla museum in Belgrade. Out of my former library of a couple thousand books I managed to hang on to these two and 2 other books. Sorry for how they got posted I was not sure that they got posted. One is all Tesla's patent papers and the other is the work he did on broadcasting power that he did in 1899 in Colorado Springs.
Tesla sold Polyphase AC patents to Westinghouse. Original deal was $1 per horse power generated or used. J.P. Morgan had bought up control of Westinghouse and was forcing Westinghouse out of his company over the contract with Tesla. To help his friend Westinghouse, Tesla tore up his contract. Edison was pretty much under Morgan's control by then as Morgan controled General Electric. Later when Tesla started to build Wardencliff lab and tower to make practical use of his Colorado Springs experiments. Morgan got "wind" of Teslas plan to broadcast power that's when  Morgan pulled the financial plug.

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #85 on: March 21, 2017, 11:06:59 PM »
This is pretty Damn cool. ;)
3/21/17 Fun with Plasma balls - dutchsinse.


Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #86 on: March 23, 2017, 09:56:36 AM »
This is pretty Damn cool. ;)
3/21/17 Fun with Plasma balls - dutchsinse.


Yup, Plasma Balls are cool.  :)

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #87 on: March 23, 2017, 09:59:45 AM »

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #88 on: March 24, 2017, 09:22:12 PM »

    Nikola Tesla is dead. I just thought I'd mention that.

Re: Nikola Tesla
« Reply #89 on: April 04, 2017, 10:25:39 PM »
    Nikola Tesla is dead. I just thought I'd mention that.
LOL - Are you sure ?       He's only 160 years old.   ;)

"Who you calling old ? "

Rare photo of Nikola @ Colorado Springs laboratory