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Ari Chi3fs
03-06-2007, 07:11 AM
I just finished watching "The Prestige" and it reignited my disdain for Thomas Edison.

Sure, he gave us the lightbulb, but Tesla gave us Alternate Current[AC]

Tesla also set up a system that gave us all free electricity, but it was thwarted and his funds were dried up by JP Morgan, and his lab destroyed... can't be giving away shit for free.

Edison was an insecure prick and most people don't realize this, because the history books were written by those who he was in favor with.

Tesla got hosed.

http://www.viewzone.com/tesla.html

chagrin
03-06-2007, 07:18 AM
Just curious, is this the first you've heard about Nikola Tesla?

Ari Chi3fs
03-06-2007, 07:21 AM
of course not.


hence the "...and it reignited my disdain for Thomas Edison."

I have many books and videos on Tesla... but I dont recall having ever seen a thread about the subject.

stevieray
03-06-2007, 07:26 AM
of course not.


hence the "...and it reignited my disdain for Thomas Edison."

I have many books and videos on Tesla... but I dont recall having ever seen a thread about the subject.

ya, Thomas Edison has nothing on you.

Otter
03-06-2007, 07:26 AM
George: It's like I'm Neil Armstrong. I turn around for a sip of Tang and you jump out first.

Skip Towne
03-06-2007, 07:30 AM
You probably think Elisha Gray invented the telephone.

Mile High Mania
03-06-2007, 07:32 AM
I think Tesla was a very good and underrated 80s band.

acesn8s
03-06-2007, 07:42 AM
I think Tesla was a very good and underrated 80s band.Didn't they have a song titled "Edison's Medicine"

Ari Chi3fs
03-06-2007, 07:43 AM
ya, Thomas Edison has nothing on you.

huh?

stevieray
03-06-2007, 07:43 AM
huh?

exactly.

chagrin
03-06-2007, 07:44 AM
of course not.


hence the "...and it reignited my disdain for Thomas Edison."

I have many books and videos on Tesla... but I dont recall having ever seen a thread about the subject.


Yes, and now look what you've gotten for your troubles, countless "80s rock band named Tesla" posts, LOL!

Skip Towne
03-06-2007, 07:46 AM
Was Tesla, Oklahoma named after him?

Saulbadguy
03-06-2007, 07:47 AM
The Tesla Coil was a great weapon in Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

Ari Chi3fs
03-06-2007, 07:48 AM
exactly.

Please allow your fingers to type out longer responses, if possible. Dunno if your keyboard is too sticky from the Elvis hair goop or whatever...

Edison was hard working, and diligent and brilliant man. However, his ego got in the way of him becoming truly great.

In the end, he got his glory, but he harmed many in the process.

BigRedChief
03-06-2007, 07:49 AM
I think Tesla was a very good and underrated 80s band.
Their "Signs" cover was the only one that I remember:hmmm: What else did they do?

Ultra Peanut
03-06-2007, 07:49 AM
The Tunguska event? Yeah, that was totally Nikola. He was just showing off, yo.

Chief Chief
03-06-2007, 07:49 AM
Edison's good, Tesla's better, but my main man -- Leonardo da Vinci -- is the BEST!!

Saulbadguy
03-06-2007, 07:49 AM
Thomas Edison invented the mall t-shirt kiosk.

Ari Chi3fs
03-06-2007, 07:51 AM
Thomas Edison invented the mall t-shirt kiosk.

Nikola Tesla invented High Basketball IQ.

Ari Chi3fs
03-06-2007, 07:51 AM
Edison's good, Tesla's better, but my main man -- Leonardo da Vinci -- is the BEST!!


I would concur with this.

BigRedChief
03-06-2007, 07:52 AM
Edison's good, Tesla's better, but my main man -- Leonardo da Vinci -- is the BEST!!Now there was an arrogant man. His jealousy of Michangelo consumed him during the last years of his life. He went to his grave resentful that he didn't get the contract for the sistine chapel. He considered Michaelangelo a heathren

Ari Chi3fs
03-06-2007, 07:53 AM
DaVinci wrote with both hands simultaneously on separate sheets of paper in a mirror script. That alone is pure genius.

Ultra Peanut
03-06-2007, 07:56 AM
Now there was an arrogant man. His jealousy of Michangelo consumed him during the last years of his life. He went to his grave resentful that he didn't get the contract for the sistine chapel. He considered Michaelangelo a heathrenMichaelangelo was a douchebag.

Skip Towne
03-06-2007, 07:56 AM
Now there was an arrogant man. His jealousy of Michangelo consumed him during the last years of his life. He went to his grave resentful that he didn't get the contract for the sistine chapel. He considered Michaelangelo a heathren
It boggles the mind that those two were alive at the same time. Nevermind they knew each other.

Ultra Peanut
03-06-2007, 07:58 AM
It boggles the mind that those two were alive at the same time. Nevermind they knew each other.Bach and Handel were born in the same year, in the same country.

And they never knew each other.

Saulbadguy
03-06-2007, 07:58 AM
Michaelangelo was a douchebag.
Cowabunga!

Ultra Peanut
03-06-2007, 08:06 AM
Ate all of the ****ing pizza. **** that guy.

acesn8s
03-06-2007, 08:08 AM
Their "Signs" cover was the only one that I remember:hmmm: What else did they do?Love Song, Modern Day Cowboy, Comin' Atcha Live

Ari Chi3fs
03-06-2007, 08:10 AM
Tesla - Edison's Medicine Lyrics

You're guilty of crime in the first degree,

Second and third as well.

My jury finds you'll be serving your time

When you go straight to hell.



'Cause he was Lord of the Lightning,

Though "socially fright'ning",

But never out to sell.



Their nickels and pence

Meant more than did sense,

And not the sensible thing.



Nor did the man outta time, man outta time.

Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.

Man outta time, man outta time.

All along, world was wrong. You was right.



All that he saw, all he conceived,

They just could not believe.

Steinmetz and Twain were friends that remained,

Along with number three.

He was electromagnetic, completely kinetic,

"New Wizard of the West."

But they swindled and whined that he wasn't our kind,

And said Edison knew best.



He was the man outta time, man outta time.

Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.

Man outta time, man outta time.

Said you was outta your mind!



You took a shot and it did you in.

Edison's medicine.

You played your cards, but you couldn't win.

Edison's medicine.



I spent twelve years of hard time,

More like the best years of my life.

Never heard or read a single word

About "the man" and his "wicked mind."

They'll sell you on Marconi.

Familiar, but a phony.

Story goes they sold their souls

And swore that you'd never know...



About the man outta time, man outta time.

Thought you was crazy. You was one of a kind.

Man outta time, man outta time.

Swore you was outta your mind!



You took a shot and it did you in.

Edison's medicine.

You played your cards, but you couldn't win.

Edison's medicine.

NewChief
03-06-2007, 08:11 AM
Edison must have had a better fame focus than Tesla. ;)

NewChief
03-06-2007, 08:13 AM
FYI: If you're interested in Tesla and this time period, Thomas Pynchon's new novel, Against the Day, is set within it. Tesla appears several times. The Tunguska event also plays a prominent role.

Ari Chi3fs
03-06-2007, 08:14 AM
Edison must have had a better fame focus than Tesla. ;)


Oh this is definitely true.

BigRedChief
03-06-2007, 08:15 AM
Bach and Handel were born in the same year, in the same country.

And they never knew each other.
I was a cook at a restaraunt where Brad Pitt was a dishwasher. He probably doesn't remember me.:rolleyes:

jlscorpio
03-06-2007, 08:18 AM
Do Rich Scanlon and Chuck Norris know each other?

Bill Lundberg
03-06-2007, 08:19 AM
Tesla rocked. "Little Suzie" "Signs" "The Love Song" "Hang Tough" "Edisons Machine"

Rausch
03-06-2007, 08:43 AM
There was an excellent video TLC or THC did on Tesla. He was trying to protect Europe from ze germanz with some kind of electric death ray that no one believed he could make.

Frazod
03-06-2007, 09:06 AM
The Prestige was a pretty good movie, too. But I still like The Illusionist a bit better.

ChiefsFanatic
03-06-2007, 09:26 AM
I just finished watching "The Prestige" and it reignited my disdain for Thomas Edison.

Sure, he gave us the lightbulb, but Tesla gave us Alternate Current[AC]

Tesla also set up a system that gave us all free electricity, but it was thwarted and his funds were dried up by JP Morgan, and his lab destroyed... can't be giving away shit for free.

Edison was an insecure prick and most people don't realize this, because the history books were written by those who he was in favor with.

Tesla got hosed.

http://www.viewzone.com/tesla.html


Wait a minute................Westinghouse was just as instrumental in the usage of AC as Tesla. It was Westinghouse that secured the contract for the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair.

Great...............Now you've gone and made me type my booklearning.

kepp
03-06-2007, 09:29 AM
Do Rich Scanlon and Chuck Norris know each other?
No, they couldn't. I believe the consequences of that encounter were covered by the popular movie series, "Back to the Future." Remember "Biff?"

kepp
03-06-2007, 09:32 AM
This is actually the first time I've read "in depth" (if you can call it that) about Tesla (I did have their CD though). Seriously though...what a genious. Its good for him that he lived when he did because I'm guessing that, in today's world, it may be difficult to get permission to use the planet earth as a giant conductor for experiments.

Mile High Mania
03-06-2007, 09:34 AM
Site needs some work, but the band is greatness.

http://www.teslatheband.com/home.aspx

noa
03-06-2007, 10:24 AM
"Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world's machinery without the need of coal, oil, gas, or any other of the common fuels."

--Tesla

Mile High Mania
03-06-2007, 10:31 AM
http://www.electroherbalism.com/Bioelectronics/Tesla/TeslaversusEdison.htm


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

KC Kings
03-06-2007, 11:06 AM
Michaelangelo was a douchebag.
I disagree. Unless you consider athiest with sinces of humor that works for the highest bidder, which happened to be the Vatican.
When looking for a picture I see a bunch of webpages saying that Michaelangelo did not create the Swiss Guard uniform, but an official tour guide at the Vatican told us otherwise, and showed us quite a few comical inventions he came up with because he didn't like having to work for the church, but they paid the most. There were quite a few paintings and sculptures pointed out to us where there were priest looking at other mens junk, different people getting urinated on, and I think there was one sculpture of a pope or cardinal or some big kid a few feet above him in the process of dropping a Cleveland steamer on his head.

KC Kings
03-06-2007, 11:11 AM
DaVinci wrote with both hands simultaneously on separate sheets of paper in a mirror script. That alone is pure genius.
But what does that do for us now? How did that help society?
I am not saying that he wasn't a genius, but Tesla invented the AC generator in the 1880's, and AC hasn't changed much since then. give me one thing that DaVinci created that is used by a majority of the planet, and hasn't had to evolve far from the original invention in over 120 years?

Mile High Mania
03-06-2007, 11:26 AM
DaVinci wrote with both hands simultaneously on separate sheets of paper in a mirror script. That alone is pure genius.

I also heard that he could make spaghetti with his toes...

BigRedChief
03-06-2007, 11:34 AM
Do Rich Scanlon and Chuck Norris know each other?
They use to but the Haitian erased their memory.

tiptap
03-06-2007, 11:49 AM
How about Maxwell who gave the formulation for all of electromagnetic theory. Einstein's work is based alot on Maxwell. He lived a little before Tesla. Then there is Faraday a half century earlier who showed that the dynamo and electical engine was possible. I am not going to champion Edison but Tesla engineering processes were built upon Faraday's work. There was the work by the American engineer whose name I forget presently that made a killing engineering electromagnetic cranes that lived before Tesla.

noa
03-06-2007, 11:51 AM
Everyone knows that Mitch was the Real Genius

Braincase
03-06-2007, 12:04 PM
DaVinci wrote with both hands simultaneously on separate sheets of paper in a mirror script. That alone is pure genius.

meh, my grandpa could do that. All it got him was twice the writer's cramp.

stevieray
03-06-2007, 04:41 PM
Michaelangelo was a douchebag.

the only artist to create masterpieces in painting, sculpture and architecture.

and it's Michelangelo, only douchebags pronounce it as michael...;)

Mile High Mania
03-06-2007, 04:44 PM
Everyone knows that Mitch was the Real Genius

Am I the only one that chuckled a this...

stevieray
03-06-2007, 04:47 PM
Everyone knows that Mitch was the Real Genius
what about the guy who won the contest?

noa
03-06-2007, 04:48 PM
what about the guy who won the contest?


ROFL, Lazlo Holllyfield certainly deserves mention.

stevieray
03-06-2007, 04:52 PM
ROFL, Lazlo Holllyfield certainly deserves mention.

Lazlo! That's it!