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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluff n Stuff
    As for Breyers vs Dreyers... Breyers every time.
    Oh crap! You didn't say Bryers! Man....all bets are off now!
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    Edison was a creep... it seems there were a LOT of people who were trying desperately to discredit Tesla. Imagine if we had to push DC across large distances into homes!

    Tesla rules. Too bad a sucky band named themselves after him!



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    From time to time I read these stories. They find some gangsters skeleton somewhere. Or a gangster head in a river somewhere like the Hudson. I always wonder about the motivation. Not like anyone in particular wants or needs to know 25 or 30 years later. Maybe they search when they have a light caseload or have just solved the last crime on the list of "active investigations". It strikes me as being a waste of manpower and resources[$$$]. When things are slow, why not put these guys to work doing lawn work and spring plantings at the mansion? They certainly exhibit the same skill set.

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    How good is this? Can you imagine the fun you could have roaming around the neighborhood...stepping on people...then grab them and squish them?

    http://news.com.com/Giant+robots+in+...l?tag=nefd.hed

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    Do the horns work? Or are they just ornamental?

    Meep-Meep!



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    Anyone into airplane musicals? Try # 010

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleBob
    http://www.23nlpeople.com/media/~elephant_dead.mpg
    A little known film by one of our "old heros" Tomas Edison. Seems he and Westinghouse were locked in a battle about whether we were going to end up with AC or DC electricity!
    More here: http://www.searchspaniel.com/index.p...y_the_Elephant
    Edison was as much a business man and promoter as he was an inventor. With the backing he had in place his laboratory around the time of the light bulb solution was somewhere between 100 & 200 scientists and technicians.

    Nikola Tesla overshadowed Edison technically and scientifically and worked with Edison for a brief time - as one would imagine, they did not get along well.

    Tesla was the father of wireless transmission - not Marconi. Tesla also, as mentioned in your post was the father of AC power distribution and what is commonly referred to as the "Induction Motor".

    Tesla was also one that was never really recognized for his contributions to science and man kind.

    It's believed he designed, built and tested a particle beam weapon (Plasma Gun) although no evidence has ever been found. It's rumored when Tesla saw the power of the weapon, he dismantled it and burned the plans - the is also the fate of the "Resonance Machine" that he believed could have split the earth in two.

    Edison, to further his aims also electrocuted numerous dogs and cats. Interesting note here is that one of his technicians developed the electric chair.

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    Edison, to further his aims also electrocuted numerous dogs and cats. Interesting note here is that one of his technicians developed the electric chair.
    Actually the elephant was the culmination of a campaign that started with strays he paid kids to bring to him for public execution Westinghouse Electric style to help prove how dangerous AC current was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveW
    Tesla was also one that was never really recognized for his contributions to science and man kind.

    It's believed he designed, built and tested a particle beam weapon (Plasma Gun) although no evidence has ever been found. It's rumored when Tesla saw the power of the weapon, he dismantled it and burned the plans - the is also the fate of the "Resonance Machine" that he believed could have split the earth in two.
    Yes he was a sharp one. Marconi was shrewd and Edison prolific.

    Here's his particle beam. He actually got some money for it.
    http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_wendwar.html
    It's concept predates the defensive missile shield by a bit...

    Tesla envisioned war in the future as a "mere contest" between machines. This concept was illustrated by Paul Frank and appeared in Science and Invention, February 1922.
    (from the pbs link)

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    hey Steve, I knew about the particle beam because I did stuff in DOD during Reagan's Star Wars time. That's when I heard about Tom Clancy.

    I didn't know about this, though.
    http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_robots.html

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    Well my week is almost made knowing Martha has taken time from her pressing schedule to let us know the food sucks and we need prison reform. I detect some irriration on her part. Lets face it: Prisons are for the "little" people. We also like the new "you" Martha



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    But in keeping with the holiday spirit...I have fowarded her suggestions to the proper authorities:

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    Quote Originally Posted by otoc
    hey Steve, I knew about the particle beam because I did stuff in DOD during Reagan's Star Wars time. That's when I heard about Tom Clancy.

    I didn't know about this, though.
    http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_robots.html
    Yeah, pretty wild stuff isn't it - especially put into the context that he was doing this ~70-80 years ago.

    I was fascinated (still am) with Tesla when in high school electronics and built several Tesla Coils. Also, read up on him quite a bit.

    Tesla was as far ahead of his time as any of them (Wells, Vern, Orwell) AND had the genius to create much of what he conceptualized.

    Nikola Tesla's genius eclipsed Thomas Edison.

    Still working SAP's for the DOD here - when I retire I sure won't miss the badges, passwords and background investigations - not to mention going past two layers of armed guards (shotguns and assault weapons at front gate, pistols at inside gate) and a cypher locked door to get to my desk that sits undergound in a room without windows.
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    Well. This seems sort of rude if you ask me. When we were kids the worst thing we ever did to Baby Jesus was hide him in the cow's mouth...or maybe under his foot....but we wouldnt steal him. And certainly not leave a sign.

    "But the glowing plastic Joseph and Mary and the three wise men sitting in front of the house look dejected. The manger between them is empty, as it has been since someone swiped the baby Jesus two weeks ago. Several days earlier, a sign was left at the house asking, "Would Jesus use this much electricity?"


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    "Ho Ho Ho...lemme scare you to death"

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal


    "Ho Ho Ho...lemme scare you to death"

    http://www.southflorida.com/events/s...dlines&index=1
    Geez, nothing like a little "Saint Nick Terror" to make those "Memorable" Holiday experiences the kiddies will have nightmares over.

    Here's my take on the pics:
    #7 - Looks like he just slammed a "Speedball"
    #18 - Appears to be in a plain ole' drunken stupor
    #19 - Most certainly a molester
    #24 - On some kind of depressant - probably Valium or Jack Daniels
    #26 - Your plain old garden variety serial killer
    #27 - His picture on the wall of the Post Office for fradulent checks
    #30 - Fondeling mommy while the picture is being taken (my kind of guy)
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