1. Post #1
    easyWeld's Avatar
    March 2010
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    Nikola Tesla


    The man who invented the modern world
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    You’d think you’d know his name. Every time you turn on a light, or turn on your radio, his contributions are as far reaching as those as Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, or even his nemesis, Tom Edison.

    Known for: (According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla)
    Tesla coil
    Tesla turbine
    Teleforce
    Tesla's oscillator
    Tesla electric car
    Tesla principle
    Tesla's Egg of Columbus
    Alternating current
    Induction motor
    Rotating magnetic field
    Wireless technology
    Particle beam weapon
    Death ray
    Terrestrial stationary waves
    Bifilar coil
    Telegeodynamics
    Electrogravitics

    Yet today who has ever heard of Nikola Tesla.

    In 1900, with US$150,000 (51 % from J. Pierpont Morgan), Tesla began planning the Wardenclyffe Tower facility. In June 1902, Tesla's lab operations were moved to Wardenclyffe from Houston Street. The tower was dismantled for scrap during World War I. Newspapers of the time labeled Wardenclyffe "Tesla's million-dollar folly". In 1904, the US Patent Office reversed its decision and awarded Guglielmo Marconi the patent for radio, and Tesla began his fight to re-acquire the radio patent (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla#Later_years)

    [release]"Marconi is a good fellow. Let him continue. He is using seventeen of my patents." - Nikola Tesla[/release]

    Aside from his work on electromagnetism and electromechanical engineering, Tesla contributed in varying degrees to the establishment of robotics, remote control, radar, and computer science, and to the expansion of ballistics, nuclear physics, and theoretical physics.

    Morgan did not always invest well. In 1900, Morgan financed inventor Nikola Tesla and his Wardenclyffe Tower with $150,000 for experiments in radio. However, in 1903, when the tower structure was near completion, it was still not yet functional due to last-minute design changes that introduced an unintentional defect. When Morgan wanted to know "Where can I put the meter?" Tesla had no answer. Tesla's vision of free power did not agree with Morgan's worldview; nor would it pay for the maintenance of the transmission system. Construction costs eventually exceeded the money provided by Morgan, and additional financiers were reluctant to come forth. By July 1904, Morgan (and the other investors) finally decided they would not provide any additional financing. Morgan also advised other investors to avoid the project.
    (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._M...ssful_ventures)

    Another of Edison's assistants was Nikola Tesla, to whom Edison promised $50,000 if he succeeded in making improvements to his DC generation plants. Several months later, when Tesla had finished the work and asked to be paid, Edison said, "When you become a full-fledged American you will appreciate an American joke." Tesla immediately resigned. With Tesla's salary of $18 per week, the payment would have amounted to over 53 years' pay and the amount was equal to the initial capital of the company. Tesla resigned when he was refused a raise to $25 per week. (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_...Work_relations)


    [release]"All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life." - Nikola Tesla[/release]

    Later Tesla was denounced as a crackpot and was removed from the historical record, because he wanted to serve the mankind and didn't want profit.

    [release]"Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine." - Nikola Tesla[/release]

    Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._M...ssful_ventures
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_...Work_relations

    YouTube video: (Many of it's copies were removed from YouTube)



    He died alone in a hotel room on 7 January 1943. With his last breathe, Tesla gently smiled.

    Without Tesla, no computers, mobile phones or public available electricity would exist.
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    Smasher 006's Avatar
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    Genius through and through.
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  3. Post #3
    PrismatexV8's Avatar
    February 2010
    6,215 Posts
    Good thread.
    If Tesla had lived longer, he would have done even greater things.
    Oh, and fuck Edison.
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    November 2009
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    I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
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    BRAWLmilk's Avatar
    April 2008
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    overall general badass
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    kevinseven's Avatar
    June 2009
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    Edison promised Tesla over 100 grand in US dollars if he redid his power system.

    Awhile later Tesla came back with tons of designs and blue prints and gave them to Edison and said asked for his 100 grand.

    Edison laughed and said "You just learned American humor."

    What a bitch!
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    Edison laughed and said "You just learned American humor."
    Apparently American humor is being a giant dick?
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    PlamZ's Avatar
    March 2010
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    This guy rock' Too bad he had'nt the money.
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    December 2007
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    Write about his OCD. Like that he made a bed with suspension, as the springs were too loud.(!)
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    jota de's Avatar
    December 2006
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    Some of his inventions:
    Particle beam weapon
    Death ray
    Where the hell is this stuff?
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    Kolmala's Avatar
    June 2007
    811 Posts
    You know how much that money would be worth if you adjust it for inflation? About 1.1 million dollars today. Edison was a dick.
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    March 2007
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    One of the most badass scientist in history.
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    Dennab
    February 2009
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    Nikolai Tesla.
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    January 2010
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    He really made a Death Ray?
    Wow, epic.
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    April 2009
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    Apparently American humor is being a giant dick?
    Yes. God Bless the United States :patriot:

    Also, Tesla is like my favorite inventor ever.
    I somewhat recall from my Physics class that he threatened people with a fake death ray if they wouldn't fund him? or was it to show the power of electricity?

    Edited:
    Give me box's if you think I have a giant wang :smug:
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    Ask me about my 'female train' fetish.
    Dennab
    January 2006
    5,457 Posts
    I've known of him since playing RA1 and researching if tesla coils were real.
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    August 2007
    3,330 Posts
    One of the most badass scientist in history.
    I concur.

  18. Post #18
    Hoboharry's Avatar
    January 2010
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    I will forever treasure the Tesla Cannon at my home in Megaton.
    In my locker.
    You will never be forgotten, Nikola Tesla. :buddy:
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    January 2005
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    Apparently American humor is being a giant dick?
    Fuck you

    lmao
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    Where the hell is this stuff?
    He drew up blueprints that do actually work, however we still don't have the technology to make them.
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  21. Post #21
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    January 2008
    1,866 Posts
    Fuck you

    lmao

    lol!

    Tesla is a fucking genius, we need more men like him.
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    Radiosquid's Avatar
    January 2010
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    I wonder what the world would be like if funding wasn't a problem for Tesla? What's up with the scientific community back then being a bunch of dicks? Poor Tesla. Have a heart, OP.
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    January 2005
    16,348 Posts
    Ahh Tesla, darling of conspiracy theorists everywhere.
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    November 2007
    9,167 Posts
    I know Tesla only due to Fallout 3. I'm ashamed.
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    August 2006
    1,810 Posts
    Fuck you

    lmao
    You made me cry

    I am now sad
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    January 2010
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    Edison laughed and said "You just learned American humor."
    Americans don't understand humour, just humor.
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    February 2010
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    Nikolai Tesla.
    No, Nikola Tesla. He wasn't russian
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    easyWeld's Avatar
    March 2010
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    Ahh Tesla, darling of conspiracy theorists everywhere.
    If it isn't a conspiracy, they've all tried very hard to make it look like one.
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    October 2005
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    I've heard more about Tesla than Edison, due to the dozens of threads made about him on FP, and due to Edison not having a goddamn SI unit named after him
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    Tesla's oscillator
    Particle beam weapon
    Death ray
    Electrogravitics
    Urban myths and/or disproven.

    Edited:

    The Oscillator was tested on Mythbusters. It worked to an extent, but nothing like what Tesla described.

    Edited:

    hurr mythbusters != science

    If you don't believe them, build one yourself and test it.

  31. Post #31
    Dennab
    October 2009
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    edison is a badass for doing that
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    August 2008
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    Yeah, Tesla is fairly awesome, but he went completely crazy in the second half of his life and continually tried to scam investors and governments for money for his 'world system' and death rays. He once promised to make the British isles invulnerable in a few months by lining the coast with towers which would fire particles of mercury via magnetic fields.

    Indeed, he produced many fantastic inventions, but even when he retained his sanity he had the tendency to exaggerate their capabilities. After producing a remote controlled boat, he foresaw the development of the torpedo, but thought it would make war impossible, a common claim of his with many of his proposed concepts.

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    Yeah, Tesla is fairly awesome, but he went completely crazy in the second half of his life and continually tried to scam investors and governments for money for his 'world system' and death rays. He once promised to make the British isles invulnerable in a few months by lining the coast with towers which would fire particles of mercury via magnetic fields.
    > Mercury

    > Magnetic

  34. Post #34
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    February 2008
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    I used to like Edison somewhat. Then I heard of this guy.
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    leadpumper's Avatar
    November 2009
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    I always liked Tesla better than Edison, because Edison was a huge asshole and Tesla was always the underdog
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    PrismatexV8's Avatar
    February 2010
    6,215 Posts
    Nikolai Tesla.
    Are you Serb about that?
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    March 2007
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    I happen to be doing my Senior paper on Nikola Tesla. The man was a fucking genius and does not get the credit he deserves.
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    January 2008
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    I know Tesla only due to Fallout 3. I'm ashamed.
    I found out about him through Tesla Coils.
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    January 2007
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    I don't need a fucking a history lesson on Nikola Tesla, the book on Fallout 3 already gave me the friggen' the energy weapon point.
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    Nikola Telsa was a fucking badass, he stand in league with Sir Isaac Newton, the deadliest son of a bitch in the universe.
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