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Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla
NikolaTesla Memorial Society ^ | July 6, 2006 | Me

Posted on 07/06/2006 7:02:41 PM PDT by eleni121

The Nikola Tesla Monument within Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls (Canadian Side) will be unveiled on July 9, 2006 at 12 noon celebrating the 150th birthday of Nikola Tesla.

(Excerpt) Read more at teslasociety.com ...


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All are welcome and refreshments will follow at St. George's Serbian Orthodox Church. This promises to be a uniquely memorable and beautiful event.
1 posted on 07/06/2006 7:02:42 PM PDT by eleni121
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To: eleni121

Zots to Mr Tesla and his legacy.


2 posted on 07/06/2006 7:04:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm trying to think but nothing happens)
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To: kronos77; A. Pole; FormerLib; Honorary Serb; Kolokotronis; MarMema

Ping!


3 posted on 07/06/2006 7:05:46 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, a wondeful legacy and one very much underappreciated until lately.


4 posted on 07/06/2006 7:06:28 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: JSDude1

Ping!


5 posted on 07/06/2006 7:07:42 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: eleni121
I found a CDROM of all of his patents on EBAY.
It is pretty complete.
6 posted on 07/06/2006 7:08:02 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: cripplecreek

I mean this in all sincerity, was Tesla a bad guy?
I know that he was a brilliant kook, but did I miss something in the history?


7 posted on 07/06/2006 7:08:37 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: eleni121

Happy birthday Nikola!!

I always enjoyed reading about his quest for free energy, and his attempts to beam electricity through the air instead of wires. He was a staggering genius, and we take his advances in science for granted everyday.


8 posted on 07/06/2006 7:09:11 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.)
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To: zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; joan; Banat

Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla!


9 posted on 07/06/2006 7:09:28 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: carmenbmw

Tesla was a good guy. Zots are a good thing for him.


10 posted on 07/06/2006 7:10:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm trying to think but nothing happens)
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To: ovrtaxt

I truly wish I understood more about his theories. I think many scientists are still incapable of fully comprehending his genius.


11 posted on 07/06/2006 7:10:48 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: eleni121
Also the birthdays of--

Nancy Reagan (6 July 1921)

George W. Bush (6 July 1946)

BTTT

12 posted on 07/06/2006 7:11:34 PM PDT by perfect stranger (I need new glasses.)
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To: cripplecreek

OK.....
Thanks, but this must be the first time that I have ever heard that a zot was a good thing, lol


13 posted on 07/06/2006 7:11:56 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: eleni121

14 posted on 07/06/2006 7:12:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: eleni121

The genius Tesla at 37

15 posted on 07/06/2006 7:13:05 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: eleni121

Especially since the US government seized a massive amount of his research upon his death.

Or is that just a legend?


16 posted on 07/06/2006 7:13:06 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face.)
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To: ovrtaxt

I have read that opon his death Tesla was in a 1 room place, and the govt cleaned it out.....


17 posted on 07/06/2006 7:15:34 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
You beat me to it. Here is a drawing of the new statue which is being unveiled this Sunday:


Statue - Tesla

18 posted on 07/06/2006 7:15:38 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: carmenbmw

That I have read about. So sad and despicable.


19 posted on 07/06/2006 7:16:18 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: ovrtaxt

I don't know the particulars. I hope some science historian freepers can enlighten us.


20 posted on 07/06/2006 7:17:30 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: eleni121

From what I have learned about this guy, he was pretty much scr*wed over by everyone he worked with/for. (Does the word Westinghouse ring a bell?)
Who knows what he could have done....


21 posted on 07/06/2006 7:19:27 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: carmenbmw

They did the same thing to Ted Kaczynski when he changed abodes from his one room place.


22 posted on 07/06/2006 7:20:02 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: ovrtaxt

I dont know about US seizures, but Tesla and Edison battled about electricity delivery, with Tesla winning.

There is a huge Tesla spark generator in the Boston Museum of Science. Bzzt! Zzzzap! Pow!


23 posted on 07/06/2006 7:20:11 PM PDT by cloud8
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To: cripplecreek

Some information on the Tesla - Westinghouse connection:

http://www.ee.umd.edu/~taylor/frame7.htm


24 posted on 07/06/2006 7:20:24 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: eleni121

Happy B-Day Nikola!
25 posted on 07/06/2006 7:22:42 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (A wall first. A wall now.)
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To: shalom aleichem

Er, I am not sure that Ted K. had the same type of *enlightenment* to offer us, lol....
And I understand that Ted K. was in some fairly grisly things in his 1 room, too.


26 posted on 07/06/2006 7:23:09 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: eleni121

In wonder and awe to such a mind. Happy birthday Mr. Tesla.


27 posted on 07/06/2006 7:24:20 PM PDT by Socratic ("I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa.")
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To: cripplecreek
Ditto. He was a freakin' genius.
28 posted on 07/06/2006 7:25:41 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: eleni121

I agree. He was fearless in pushing the boundaries of human knowledge.


29 posted on 07/06/2006 7:28:08 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

It is a real shame that Tesla did not receive more recognition for his achievements. We will never know how much he advanced science.
P.S. As for your tagline, *You aint getting no D*mn white toast....*, hehe


30 posted on 07/06/2006 7:29:08 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: eleni121
Image hosted by Photobucket.com HAARP... Tesla LIVES!!!
31 posted on 07/06/2006 7:39:36 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: carmenbmw

"We're on a mission from G*d."


32 posted on 07/06/2006 7:41:36 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: eleni121

Happy Birthday Nick

I built a Tesla Coil for a high school science project from an old Popular Science article.

I think he was in his 30s then.


33 posted on 07/06/2006 7:49:14 PM PDT by JohnnyGunns (Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day...Give him a computer, he wont bother you for a week)
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To: Army Air Corps

'My tux didnt come back from the cleaners.....It was locusts....It WASNT MY FAUUUULTTTT!!!!'


34 posted on 07/06/2006 7:49:59 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: carmenbmw

"It's got a cop motor, cop shocks..."


35 posted on 07/06/2006 7:53:53 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: carmenbmw
brilliant kook

I wonder if this isn't a oxymoron. Usually, if a guy is brilliant, he's right, therefore not a kook. Little of his work has seen light of day since his death.

36 posted on 07/06/2006 7:54:45 PM PDT by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: eleni121
The Nikola Tesla Monument within Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls (Canadian Side) will be unveiled on July 9, 2006 at 12 noon celebrating the 150th birthday of Nikola Tesla.

There is already a statue of Tesla on Goat Island (between the American and Horseshoe Falls).

37 posted on 07/06/2006 7:55:04 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: eleni121; carmenbmw; cripplecreek; Swordmaker

Nice topic, eleni121. That pose shown -- Tesla writing with a walking stick -- recalls his "eureka" moment, when the method of making alternating current motors came to him in a flash of insight while walking in a park (I think in Vienna) and he started to draw an illustration for his companion.

Tesla was told (correctly) by Westinghouse that if the original royalties agreement were to be honored, Westinghouse would be ousted by his financial backers, so Tesla took out his copy and tore it up. Renegotiation would have made more sense, but that didn't happen.

Tesla wound up doing all right now and then, but some of his pure research was dead-end, and the Wardenclyffe tower electrical power transmission prototype would have (at best) resulted in no income (no way to monitor who does and doesn't receive the electricity).

Margaret Cheney's (sp?) book on Tesla is excellent, and there's an earlier bio of him if memory serves, plus Tesla's own memoirs.

He was brilliant, but troubled, and it's probably lucky he had somewhere to live at the end. Among other things, he invented the three types of alternating current motors we use today; he was one of the pre-discovery discoverers of X-Rays; he invented fluorescent lamps, but never patented them; and of course, most interestingly, he invented and patented radio, and eventually prevailed against Marconi in court (but it was a Pyrrhic victory).

My favorite quote from Tesla:

"Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static or kinetic? If static our hopes are in vain; if kinetic - and this we know it is, for certain - then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature." -- Tesla, American Institute of Electrical Engineers address, 1891


38 posted on 07/06/2006 8:00:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ovrtaxt

"He was a staggering genius" Yep, a man born to early. imagine what he could do now if he were alive.


39 posted on 07/06/2006 8:03:55 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey
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To: Army Air Corps

'Do you want out of this mall? Ill get us out of this mall...'


40 posted on 07/06/2006 8:04:34 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: eleni121

My son did his graduation project on Tesla a few years ago (after I read a thread here at FR and suggested the project) and I was absolutely floored at the genius of this man.

For those who don't know, it is Tesla who is responsible for those electric outlets on the walls of every home in the country. Edison had taken the "DC" track with the idea that electricity could be wired into large manufacturing facilities. He toured the country electrocuting elephants to show the power of DC electricity.

Tesla took the "AC" track figuring that electricity could be provided to every home and business.


41 posted on 07/06/2006 8:09:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: carmenbmw
A genius at lousy record keeping. The government was pulling at him from all sides to do the work they couldn't do. A genius at the Einstein level.
42 posted on 07/06/2006 8:09:39 PM PDT by Tolkien (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: William Terrell

I wonder if a lot of super intelligent folks also exhibit some not so normal behavior- I dont know but just speculating from what I have read....


43 posted on 07/06/2006 8:10:04 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: All

Tesla was a true genius. There is not too much info even on the web that I have found about him.
?????????


44 posted on 07/06/2006 8:13:31 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: Army Air Corps

"It's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it."


45 posted on 07/06/2006 8:13:44 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: eleni121

bttt


46 posted on 07/06/2006 8:17:32 PM PDT by Sam Cree (Delicacy, precision, force)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

CHICKEN WIRE??????


47 posted on 07/06/2006 8:20:37 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: carmenbmw; All

No offence here, we are just using the resources that Tesla helped us achieve to communicate and have a bit of fun!
H.B. Tesla! Thank you!


48 posted on 07/06/2006 8:23:04 PM PDT by carmenbmw (My cats name is Mean. He earned it.)
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To: eleni121
Tesla experimented with a "Death ray" in the 1930's that is very similar in concept to particle-beam weapons. He may also have been responsible for this. (An old article, but still fun to ponder as it does sound like something Tesla would do).
49 posted on 07/06/2006 8:23:55 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: carmenbmw

Look at you, in those candy-assed monkey suits.


50 posted on 07/06/2006 8:28:50 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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