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Old 05-25-2014, 09:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for that it was a good read. As was Matthew Inman's reply.

I always suspected no-one had adequately explained electricity to me until I sat through 3 1/2 hours of Eric Dollard - History and Theory of Electricity - YouTube. He starts with Volta and winds up at the Radio Corporation of America's Bolinas, CA facility. Explaining polyphase and longitudinal waves along the way, he puts Tesla and Edison in perspective (in the first half as I reacall).



His criticism of the effort to preserve Wardenclyffe is that it's aim is to surpress investigation of the underground parts (that were intentionally contaminated with industrial chemical to discourage research). Tesla's system used telluric currents. That's why his radar could work underwater.

If you like music, look for Eric Dollard Talks Bach, Tesla and The Church Organ - YouTube

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Yeah, but Edison had a thing for cement. He made furniture and even homes out of it.
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Thanks for pointing that out.



2,300-piece nickel plated iron form? Unrepairable/remodelable? Yikes. Maybe 12 built in 1906.

Bucky Fuller built 250 houses in 1923 with his architect father-in-law.

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The Stockade system embedded a concrete frame within enclosing walls of cement-bonded fibrous blocks stabilized by metal clips. It married the strength of an internal supporting frame with the security of masonry walls. The frame was poured-in-place concrete and the walls consisted of the company's lightweight blocks. The dimensions of the blocks, 16 inches long by 8 inches wide by 4 inches high, were based on those of the common brick "as this is the accepted module pleasing to the eye as developed through the ages of architecture." Unlike bricks, the Stockade blocks have a four-inch round hole near each end. As the courses of blocks were laid, concrete was poured into the holes and the blocks served as a mold for the concrete frame. The poured concrete columns connected to concrete lintels at every floor and opening. After the concrete set, the blocks remained in place to protect the frame and function as walls (figure 1.6). Stockade provided a system for the manufacture and construction of a building's structural frame, outer shell, and interior partitions.
Similar to modern Compressed Earth Blocks.
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If you follow Dollard recounting of the history of electrical theory, Tesla doesn't really stand out. I think there's more mention of Steinmetz and Alexanderson, and about how Einstein is wrong on faster than light motion.

He shows a picture of Edison as a bright young man before an explosion on a railroad car damaged his hearing, and compares it to the older man snarling at the camera. He claims all inventors wind up that way. I guess Bucky would be the exception.
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Lot of neat stuff lost to time. In the 30s some doctors discovered that every disease, bug, virus, etc had a frequency it will respond to and self destruct. Kind of like an ultra sonic pool and kidney stones. You can target the thing that causes a disease and immediate eliminate it from the subjects body. Its however cloaked in a lot of controversy as those involved were all killed or died in mysterious ways and some oil company bought it out and it never saw the light of day.
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