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Old 10th November 2010, 10:12 PM   #11
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Default The Prestige

Is a movie about two competing magicians, with a side story that draws in the Tesla - Edison rivalry. It's quite good.
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Old 10th November 2010, 10:39 PM   #12
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Prestige wpuld have been better if it actually was about Tesla, albeit fictional. David Bowie rocked that part *hard*. Coolest scene in the movie, glowing bulbs planted in the ground and all.

That said, there's a great documentary out there narrated by Stacy Keach, don't remember the name - it covers a lot of what was mentioned in the first couple posts. Very informative and I learned a lot. Just amazing how there are some human beings who are just so far beyond the rest of us. It's almost hard to believe he was a real person, more like a HG Wells character.
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Old 11th November 2010, 10:14 PM   #13
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Contemporary astrophysics explains gravitation by parroting Einstein's general theory of relativity, which theorized that massive bodies exert their pull by warping the metric of space itself. But Einstein never explained HOW mass warped space. In 1932 Nikola Tesla was asked about this problem by the New York Times, which published the Serbian genius's reply in their newspaper on July 10, 1932: "I hold that space cannot be curved, for the simple reason that it can have no properties ...... Of properties we can only speak when dealing with matter filling the space. To say that in the presence of large bodies space becomes curved is equivalent to stating that something can act upon nothing. I, for one, refuse to subscribe to such a view."
How Nikola Tesla refuted Einstein in 1932. at Facts and Myths, Science Discussion (MessageID: 830302)

Gravity isn't curved space. Experiments show it follows Newton's theory very closely, therefore gravity is a kind of aether density gradient.

Use Eric Baird's correction here:
http://arxiv.org/ftp/physics/papers/0011/0011003.pdf
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Old 11th November 2010, 10:42 PM   #14
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what took him so long? I knew, if you post it he would come.
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Old 11th November 2010, 11:55 PM   #15
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Well, I did warn in Post 6.
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"Man Out of Time" by Margaret Cheney is the best out of several books about Telsa I've read! Some of the stories are just unbelievable! Anybody that has an interest in electronics should take the time to read this one!!

If you want the nitty gritty patent details, there are other books with those too. Her book just happens to be one of the very few that impressed enough to be able to always quote off the top of my head.

Here is a link to her site...

Home - Margaret Cheney
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Now for the really crazy - unbeatable. Everything in one neat package:

Religion + Teabagging + Irresponsible Reporting = ROFLMAO : Greg Laden's Blog
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I'd still hit it.
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How Nikola Tesla refuted Einstein in 1932. at Facts and Myths, Science Discussion (MessageID: 830302)

Gravity isn't curved space. Experiments show it follows Newton's theory very closely, therefore gravity is a kind of aether density gradient.

Use Eric Baird's correction here:
http://arxiv.org/ftp/physics/papers/0011/0011003.pdf
Isn't that why "every" astrophysicist in the world is on the chase to prove dark matter exists
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