The Amazing Nikola Tesla

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The Amazing Nikola Tesla

Postby Thom » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:01 pm

We have all heard many things about Nikola Tesla, well here is an article that was written as told by the man himself! While much of what Tesla did screams "PULP!" it is of the correct era and so related to CS in that sense.

>>Modern Mechanics July 1934<<
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Re: The Amazing Nikola Tesla

Postby foxmalcolm » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:25 pm

Tesla wroteColonThe scientists from Franklin to Morse were clear thinkers and did not produce erroneous theories. The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.

Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.

Gotta love this guy! He was a complete nutter, brilliant! but a nutter . . .
Tesla wroteColonTHE world will soon enjoy the benefits of electricity transmitted by radio. Huge and expensive transmission lines will be unnecessary. Bulky and unsightly distribution systems will be done away with. A little receiving device in your home will give you all the power you can rise—and for only a fraction of present-day costs.

Can you imagine the amount of radiation this would produce?
We currently are seeing law suits against the government and power distribution companies by people who live under high voltage electrical towers because of the high rate of cancers springing up by those who dwell there, can you imagine the effects being global?

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Re: The Amazing Nikola Tesla

Postby foxmalcolm » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:37 pm

Check out the advertisement for tyres from Good Year . . . $2-$4 for standard balloon tyres $4 to $13 for truck tyres, nice!


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Re: The Amazing Nikola Tesla

Postby Thom » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:13 am

Yes, he was more than a little odd! There are soooooo many myths, rumors and folk tales surrounding Tesla that it is hard to separate fact from fiction, but one thing is certain, he was one of the worlds greatest geniuses of his era. Much of what is known about electricity today, we owe to him.
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Re: The Amazing Nikola Tesla

Postby Grant » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:44 pm

Sorta a strange old bird.....but man. How many other people still have such a mystique this long after their death? Elvis excluded of course :lol:

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Re: The Amazing Nikola Tesla

Postby Cyagen » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:58 pm

Yep, have a look at "The Prestige" in which he makes a great cameo (whom plays him is also great althogh a Serbian accent would have been nice).

When he died, the FBI confiscated his personnal papers. The report on his death was available for a time on the FBI website. He was one of the main protagonist in two of my CoC games. One of them was from his grave in a Delta Green game.

I guess he got the "mad scientist" status in the CSverse
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Re: The Amazing Nikola Tesla

Postby Thom » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:26 am

Tesla wanted to build "Electric Guns" . . . Can it be any more pulp than that? If the CS were to take a pulp turn, then Tesla Lightning Guns would be a MUST!
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Re: The Amazing Nikola Tesla

Postby Jester » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:50 am

According to the PC game Tesla is responsible for the Beeper/Seeker rockets. I always hated those.
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