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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 05:15:26 pm »
Nice comic, but Tesla didn't create most of the things this comic credits him with; the same way Jules Verne didn't create the first submarine.

In my opinion the most influential scientist/geek/thinker/person to have ever lived is... Isaac FUCKING Newton!
 

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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 08:19:14 pm »
In my opinion the most influential scientist/geek/thinker/person to have ever lived is... Isaac FUCKING Newton!

He died with his V card. That makes him loose blog cred.
 

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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 04:41:49 am »
Here's my tribute to Tesla

(work in progress)

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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 05:06:07 am »
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Here's my tribute to Tesla (work in progress)
Nice, will you do the music modulation addon?
and Happy Birthday Tesla - never forgotten
« Last Edit: July 11, 2012, 05:21:45 am by digsys »
Hello <tap> <tap> .. is this thing on?
 

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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 05:07:00 am »
"... Free Wireless energy to the entire world."

Why do I have the feeling that this would be pretty unsafe and not practicable.
Also why do I have the feeling that the comic creator doesn't actually know what he is talking about?

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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 06:16:10 am »
Even if it could happen,could you imagine free Wireless Electricity to the world?
People freak enough when a Cell phone tower is built near them!
The things that Tesla designed before he went round the bend were practical,with financial returns to those who invested in them---just like Edison!

Most of the rest are just Urban myths.

The comic guy somehow believes Tesla "invented" alternating current.
Apart from the fact that no one invented them,as they are a natural phenomenon,Heinrich Hertz had more than a little part in the investigation of such currents.

Radio--- The point is that Marconi made a Radio system that worked,whilst Tesla talked a lot about it!
Hertz had already demonstrated the possibility,in any case,before either.

You can do the same for any great achievement:
The Wright Brothers?---- Lillienthal,Langley,Hargraves,& Cayley all anticipated the major parts of their aircraft!
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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 06:55:49 am »
Is there some kind of electronics history resource that I can visit and learn about electronics history eg. tesla and others, we don't learn anything about history in high school! :-[
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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 06:58:02 am »
His idea of wireless power was conceived at a time when the FCC hadn't been established.

While I don't doubt that he was amazing, sensationalism of Tesla seems to have reached the point where myths are mixed in with fact; although that does say a lot about his influence.
 

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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 07:05:11 am »
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Here's my tribute to Tesla (work in progress)
Nice, will you do the music modulation addon?
and Happy Birthday Tesla - never forgotten

To do audio modulation it needs to be a solid state coil.
I figured i'd build a typical spark-gap coil first, but yeah, that's the ultimate goal.
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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2012, 07:07:56 am »
Marconi invented Practical working radio with the help of the British post office engineering division and kept all the working under the famous black boxes, the post office was not best pleased to wake up one day and find that Marconi had patented all the things that they had been working on with him leaving them out in the cold. In fact you call Marconi a bit of a rat.
 

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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 11:05:27 am »
The Oatmeal rocks... anyone else follow the recent drama that unfolded between some a lawyer and the author of that site?
 

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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2012, 07:18:59 am »
This particular Oatmeal cartoon generated quite a bit of followup discussion: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2012/05/seattle-webcomic-the-oatmeal-generates.html
 

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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2012, 02:07:59 pm »
Was he first to play with RC boats?  ;D
I think he was first to RC anything, so thanks to him we have Voyager.
 

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Re: Tesla - greatest geek who ever lived
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2012, 03:25:47 pm »
This particular Oatmeal cartoon generated quite a bit of followup discussion: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/techflash/2012/05/seattle-webcomic-the-oatmeal-generates.html

The above link pretty much confirms that the author of the "Oatmeal"piece is a total tosser!
 


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